France Cycle Routes

France has always been keen on cycling - the annual Tour de France is probably the biggest cycle race in the world, covering over 3000km in 3 weeks each July,…

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Vines, Loire wines and ramblings

If you are in the Loire Valley for the weekend of 31 August - 1 September 2019, you can explore the vineyards and Loire wines in a different way, Vignes,…

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Back Roads France

One of the joys of travelling through France by car is the opportunity to get off the autoroutes and main N roads and follow back roads to your destination. Often…

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Loire Valley Wine route – free map and guide

There's a new free map and guide available from InterLoire (the official wine body for the region) to the vineyards of the Loire Valley available to download and in English:-…

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On your bicyclette – City Bike Hire in France

Velomagg in Montepellier (34 Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon) is another of the growing number of city bike hire schemes which have blossomed throughout France - and which potentially offer a different way…

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Paris – Nice Cycle race

The start of the cycling season in France is marked by the somewhat mis-named Paris-Nice race which runs from 8 - 15 March 2020 . Mis-named because although it does…

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On your bicyclette! City bike schemes in France

It all started in Paris with the Velib' Scheme - an amalgam of Velo (cycle) and Liberte (free), which has been a tremendous success. The latest we've come across is…

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Toll Free Autoroutes in France

Most French autoroutes between major towns and cities are toll motorways, which whilst often offering fast and uncrowded dual-carriageways, can nevertheless add significantly to the cost of a trip through…

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