Planning a cycling holiday in France

Driving in France - A Guide for Cyclists

Driving in France is a convenient way of covering long distances and also gives you the capacity to take bikes with you

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Buying bikes in France

Thinking about buying a bike in France to cut down on bike hire costs? Here are some options for buying new or secondhand bicycles.

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Free Accommodation in France for Cyclists

Staying with locals can mean free accommodation in France,and also put you in touch with local communities, says Emma Philpott

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French Gastronomy: Eating on the Road in France

France and food go to together like, er, like France and cycling – Emma Philpott's here to whet your appetite

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How to Fix a Puncture

Knowing how to fix a puncture can make life on the road much more enjoyable and stress-free. Lawrie Jones has this how-to guide.

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Electric Bike Touring in France

Richard Peace has done several tours of France on electric bikes – he has this advice for anyone who needs a little bit more oomph

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How to Climb Mountains by Bike

Adventure cyclist Stephen Lord has this advice to help make cycling uphill that little bit easier

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Packing panniers - Lessons from the road

What kind of clothes do you need when cycle touring in France? Bob Zeller replaced his cycling clothes with hiking clothes and reaped the benefits.

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Canal Boats and Bikes

With so many towpaths in France, bikes can complement boats as they make their way through the countryside, says David Jefferson

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Tips for cycling in France

This is a page for everyone – a collection of tips we've all picked up cycling in France. Send me yours!

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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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