Where to cycle in France

Click on the map to search the regions for bike routes in France, cycling holidays, bike hire and lots of other inspiration for cycling in France.

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Cycling the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive

Every August, cyclists take to France's most famous car racing track for the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive. For some reason, I thought it was a good idea to join them.

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Itinerary for cycling the Canal de Garonne

I had an enquiry from a reader wanting an itinerary for cycling the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse. Here's what we worked out.

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Circuit du Duc de Lauzun bike route

The circular Circuit du Duc de Lauzun near Eymet south of Bergerac is a gem of a bike route through vineyards, bastide towns and valleys.

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Cycling the Canal du Midi

We cycle the Canal du Midi from Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrenees to Sete, on the Mediterranean coast

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EuroVelo 3 - The Pilgrims' Route (La Scandibérique)

The EuroVelo 3 Pilgrims' bike route, called La Scandibérique in France, starts in Norway and goes through to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

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Cycling the Loire Valley

Following the river Loire is one of France's most interesting bike routes. John Higginson has this overview of cycling the Loire Valley

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Bike routes in the Aveyron

Bike routes, GPX file downloads and accommodation and bike hire ideas for cycling in the Aveyron regin of the Midi-Pyrenees.

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Bike hire in Pyrénées

Need to hire a bike in the Midi-Pyrénées? Then check out our bike hire shop listings

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Cycling in Paris - Bicycle Culture

Mark Cramer has been cycling in Paris for more than 10 years. He traces the growth of bicycle culture in the French capital.

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The Loire à Vélo train

Throughout summer, a special bike train operates along the Loire à Vélo bike route. Here's what you need to know.

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Tour de Charente bike route

Le Tour de Charente bike route brings together some 500km of bike routes in the Charente are of south-west France.

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