Planning a cycling holiday in France

Free accommodation in France for cyclists

Staying with locals can mean free accommodation in France,and also put you in touch with local communities, says Emma Philpott

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French Gastronomy: Eating on the Road in France

France and food go to together like, er, like France and cycling – Emma Philpott's here to whet your appetite

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How to Fix a Puncture

Knowing how to fix a puncture can make life on the road much more enjoyable and stress-free. Lawrie Jones has this how-to guide.

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Electric bike touring in France

E-bike expert Richard Peace has lost count of the tours of France he's done on electric bikes – he has this advice for anyone who needs a little bit more oomph.

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How to Climb Mountains by Bike

Adventure cyclist Stephen Lord has this advice to help make cycling uphill that little bit easier

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Packing panniers - Lessons from the road

What kind of clothes do you need when cycle touring in France? Bob Zeller replaced his cycling clothes with hiking clothes and reaped the benefits.

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Canal Boats and Bikes

With so many towpaths in France, bikes can complement boats as they make their way through the countryside, says David Jefferson

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Buses to France - A Guide for Cyclists

Buses are a relatively cheap way of getting to France, but they aren't without obstacles if you want to take your bike with you

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Choosing a Bike Trailer for Cycling in France

Round-the-world cyclist Tom Allen has this guide to choosing the right trailer for your cycle tour of France

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Downhill Mountain Biking in France

France is home to some of the world's best downhill mountain biking – Amie Marsh has this overview of how to get involved

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