Planning a cycling holiday in France

Cycle Insurance

Here’s our guide to choosing the right insurance policy for your French cycling holiday – for you and your bike

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The Ultimate Guide to Sportives in France

Nearly every weekend of the cycling season there's a sportive held somewhere in France. Britta Sorensen has this guide to getting in on the action.

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Choosing a Bike Route for Cycling in France

You want to take a cycling holiday in France but you're not sure where to go. Laura Stone has this guide to choosing a bike route in France

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Using Trainline for booking bikes on French trains

The Trainline ticket booking service that makes it easier to make bicycle reservations online for train travel in France.

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Bike shops, and cycle camping and clothing stores we like

Here are a few links to bike and accessory shops, as well as some camping, clothing and book stores that we've used

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Accommodation for cycling in France

Overview of accommodation for cyclists across France. By Lynette Eyb

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Cycling in France dictionary - French cycling terms

Are you going cycling in France without any French? Then take our French cycling dictionary with you to help you get by

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Packing Checklist for a Cycle Tour of France

Not sure what to pack for your cycle tour? Stephen Fox, author of Cycle Touring in France, has this checklist of things he always takes

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Magazines about cycling and France that we like

Here are a few links to some magazines about cycling and France that we like

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Medical certificate for cycling in France

You may need a medical certificate for all cycling competitions, sportives and even some local leisure rides in France. Here's a template you can use.

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French map and book sale

French map and book sale

The very excellent online Stanfords Travel bookshop is having a sale on all things French, including cycling maps.

Posted: 20 May 2019

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