Planning a cycling holiday in France

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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Buses to France - A Guide for Cyclists

Buses are a relatively cheap way of getting to France, but they aren't without obstacles if you want to take your bike with you

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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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Choosing a Bike Trailer for Cycling in France

Round-the-world cyclist Tom Allen has this guide to choosing the right trailer for your cycle tour of France

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Downhill Mountain Biking in France

France is home to some of the world's best downhill mountain biking – Amie Marsh has this overview of how to get involved

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Cycling in Wet Weather

Don't let rain spoil your French cycling holiday – Emma Philpott has this advice for cycling in wet weather

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Cycling accommodation in France

Find a hotel, B&B or campsite that's right for your cycle tour of France

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Why it's important to make sure your bike is set up properly

Setting out on a bike tour? Robert Hicks explains why having your bike properly fitted should be on your to-do list before you leave.

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Occitanie train map

Train map for the Occitanie region of France and an overview of taking bikes on trains in the region.

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