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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How to walk up Ventoux if you don't have a bike

How to walk up Ventoux if you don't have a bike.

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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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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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The ViaRhôna bike route

You can cycle the ViaRhôna bike route for 815km from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean.

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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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Trans-Ardennes Voie Verte

The Trans-Ardennes Voie Verte is a flat 85km river ride from Charleville–Mézières and Givet in the Ardennes region of Grand Est.

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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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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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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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Voies vertes in Brittany – Green way cycling routes

Cycling in Brittany is a breeze thanks to the region's network of green ways, or voies vertes. G.H. Randall has this overview

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Bike hire in the French Alps

Need to hire a bike in the Rhône-Alpes? Then check out our French Alps bike hire listings

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