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Tips for planning your first bicycle tour

Mike Barry – one of Canada’s most respected frame-builders and a regular visitor to France – has these tips for your first cycling tour.

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Ventoux Weekend, May 23-26, 2019

Join us on our Freewheeling France Social Rides Weekend and tackle the Ventoux. It'll be May 23-26, 2019.

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Maps for cycling in France

Here is an overview of IGN and Michelin maps for cycling in France – and how to choose the best one for your cycling holiday in France.

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10 Epic Canal Bike Routes in France

If you are looking for an epic canal bike ride in France, then these 10 ideas from Richard Peace might provide the inspiration you need.

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Cycling accommodation review: Clos du Magnolia, Orb river valley

Clos du Magnolia is a gem of a B&B. It's run by cyclists near the Orb River, just 20km north of Beziers.

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Cycling the wine regions of France

There are so many French wine areas to explore by bike – Caro Feely has this guide to help you decide where to start.

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Tour de France Official Race Guide 2018

The Official Tour de France guide has all the info you need to follow the Tour, including stage times and maps. Here is where to get it.

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Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo - Route report for between La Reole and Agen

Britta Sorensen takes a springtime ride along the Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo and reviews the route between La Reole and Agen.

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Itinerary for cycling for La Flow Vélo

La Flow Vélo is one of France's newest bike routes. Here's our itinerary from when we cycled from the Atlantic Coast at l’île d’Aix to Thiviers in the Dordogne.

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V90 Véloroute Voie Verte de la Vallée de l'Isle - Moulin-Neuf to Perigueux

The V90 Véloroute Voie Verte de la Vallée de l'Isle goes from Moulin-Neuf, near Montpon-Ménestérol on the Dordogne/Gironde border, to Perigueux.

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Book review: V4: A Brittany Cycle Route guidebook

If you're cycling the northern French coast between Roscoff and Mont St Michel, then the V4: A Brittany Cycle Route could be the guidebook for your pannier. Review by Richard Peace.

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English guidebook for the Veloscenic bike route

An English guidebook has now been released for the popular Paris to Mont-St-Michel Veloscenic bike route.

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Cycling with a GPS

If you're yet to make the jump to using a GPS for cycling, then perhaps we can help you decide.

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Cycling on Île de Ré

Everything you need to know to enjoy a cycling holiday on Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France.

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Bike route for cycling from Calais to Paris

Richard Peace has this bike route suggestion for cycling from Calais to Paris.

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Bike carriers and car racks for cycling in France

What you need to know about hiring or buying a car rack for your bikes while cycling in France.

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Medical certificate for cycling in France

You may need a medical certificate for all cycling competitions, sportives and even some local leisure rides in France. Here's a template you can use.

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Taking bikes on the new Paris-Bordeaux trains

Two new high-speed railway lines open in July, linking Paris to Bordeaux, and Paris to Rennes. Here's what you need to know about TGV Océane and TGV Armorique.

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Accommodation for cycling in the French Alps

B&B, hotel and chalet accommodation in the French Alps, Morzine, Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, and on other Tour de France cols.

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A self-guided cycling holiday on La Velo Francette – a DIY itinerary

La Velo Francette is one of France's hottest cycle routes. Here's a DIY itinerary for the route.

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Cycling in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The largest public park in Paris, the Bois de Vincennes, is an absolute delight for cyclists. Here's how to enjoy it by bike.

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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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How to take your bike on Eurostar

Here's a step-by-step guide to getting your bike to France by Eurostar.

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Advice for vegetarians cycling in France

Cycling in France hasn’t always been easy for vegetarians – we have these tips to help make it a bit easier.

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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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My French cycling holiday bespoke planning service

Need help arranging your cycling holiday in France? Then this page is for you.

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10 things for your Burgundy cycling itinerary

Need ideas for your Burgundy cycling holiday? Vineyards, canals, Beaune, cathedrals and ancient ruins – here are 10 things to put on your must-see list.

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School holidays and public holidays in France

Mark these public holiday and school holiday dates in your cycling diary so you don't get caught out by closed shops and fully booked accommodation.

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Cycling La Sarthe à Vélo

We sent Jacqui and Adrian Brown off on La Sarthe à Vélo to check out one of France's lesser known cycling networks. Here are their daily reports.

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7 things for your Veloscenie cycling holiday itinerary

Heading out on the Paris to Mont St Michel Veloscenie bike route? Here are 7 things to factor into your itinerary.

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Road rules for cycling in France

Here are the road rules (read: laws) for cycling in France, according to the French Highway Code.

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5 Must-Ride Mountain Bike Trails in France

France is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of world-class mountain bike trails – here are five of the best.

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The Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre

Ravi Nookala cycles the Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Créon and back.

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5 Great Bikes Routes in Paris

Want to see Paris by bike? Local cyclist Mark Cramer has this insider's guide to 5 bike routes around Paris

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