Where to cycle in France

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Cycling in the French Alps: Tough Tour Climbs

Paul Henderson uses the gradient-squared system to compare Tour de France cols Mont Ventoux, Alp d'Huez, Galibier and Col de la Croix de Fer to find out which is toughest.

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Bike hire in the Somme

Reader Q&A: Patricia wants to know about bike hire for cycling the Somme.

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The Way of St James: Conques to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

John Higginson continues his cycle tour to Santiago de Compostela with this guide to the stretch linking Conques to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

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How to get from Brittany to Bordeaux for the Canal de Garonne

Reader Q&A: Les wants to know about getting from Brittany to Bordeaux (without going via Paris) for his Canal de Garonne bike ride

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Rhine Cycle Route Eurovelo 15

Mike Wells rides the Rhine Cycle Route through the Alsace region of France.

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Cycling hotel review: Campanile Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint-Jean

I checked out the Campanile Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint-Jean (yes, that's a mouthful). Here's what I found.

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Cycling the Way of St James: An Introduction

John Higginson has this introduction to cycling the French routes to Santiago de Compostela on the Way of St James.

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Cycling Around Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrénées

Richard Peace takes to the backroads around Toulouse, Albi, Castres and the Garonne River in the Midi-Pyrénées.

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Bike hire in Nantes

Reader Q&A: Our latest reader query came in this week asking where to find bike rental in Nantes.

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Cycling accommodation review: Manoir du Coatudual self-catering house, Brittany

Gerry and Janet Wells stayed at the bike-friendly Manoir du Coatudual near both EuroVelo 1 and EuroVelo 4 on recent weekend in Brittany. Here's what they thought of it.

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