30th Festival du Voyage à Vélo, Paris, January 17-18, 2015

Published by Lyn on 2 January 2015

The 30th Annual Festival du Voyage à Vélo takes place just outside Paris from January 17-18, 2015. Here's what to expect.

Festival du Voyage à Vélo, Paris, January 17-18, 2015

The annual cycle touring exhibition run by France's Cyclo-Camping International will be held at Vincennes, just east of the Paris city centre, on January 17-18.

The festival brings together cyclists from around the world to share their knowledge and experiences.

Speakers range from round-the-world cyclist Tom Allen, who wrote our trailer article, to Marie and Pierre Merriaux, who rode with their two kids across Madagascar, and Sébastien Wirth and Éric Grenouillet, who cycled Australia. 

Closer to 'home', there are talks on cycling London to Paris, information on cycling the French canals du Loing, de Briare and d'Orléans, and a 30-minute presentation by Guillaume Dantec and Felix Burgos Tena, who cycled from Brest in Brittany to Vietnam.

Here's the festival's rather inspiring promotional video featuring cyclists from around the world who are taking part in the festival.

Entry prices vary from €5.50 to €30, depending on whether you want to catch just one talk or stay for the entire weekend.

The full programme (in French) is on the official website.

Accommodation for Paris

Browse our map for bike-friendly places to stay in and around Paris.

Organised rides in Paris

See our Paris bike tours page for ideas.

Bike hire in Paris

See our Paris bike rental page for local contacts.

More on cycling in Paris

Here are some great dayride routes to try while you're in Paris, or head to the Parc naturel régional du Vexin français north-west of the city Paris. Check out our guide to getting out of Paris by bike, plus we have tips for cycling in Paris, and a Paris bike quiz

PS Here's how the French capital became cycle-friendly.

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