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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Maps for mountain bike centres in France

Use these handy maps and resources to pinpoint where you want to mountain bike in France.

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Brest, Brittany - A Cyclist's Guide

Wendy Mewes has this introduction to cycling in Brest, the largest city in Brittany.

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The Way of St James: Alternative Routes

There are a number of smaller, less-travelled cycling routes through France to Santiago de Compostela – John Higginson has this overview

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Bike hire and cycling routes from Monaco to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Jabandie wants to know about getting bikes to France from Germany. Or should they rent bikes? They plan to cycle from Monaco to Barcelona.

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Vannes, Brittany - A Cyclist's Guide

Wendy Mewes has this guide to cycling in Vannes, a good base from which to explore the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany.

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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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Cycling apartment review: Grange 87, Limousin

Jacqueline Brown checks out Grange 87, a self-catering apartment that may be an ideal base for your French cycling adventures.

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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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Things to do if you're NOT cycling the Tourmalet

Where to send non-cycling friends and family while you're out riding the Grand Tourmalet area.

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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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