Planning a cycling holiday in France

Nannybag luggage storage in France

Using Nannybag to store luggage, bikes and bike boxes while you're cycling in France.

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Tips for planning your first bicycle tour

Mike Barry was one of Canada’s most respected frame-builders and a regular visitor to France. Here, we share his tips for your first cycling tour.

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Bonking – and how to avoid it

There's nothing worse than bonking while cycling, but it can happen to anyone – what is bonking and how do you avoid it?

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Should you pay for bike parking at a hotel? (Your answer should be a very loud NO!)

Should you pay to store your bike overnight at a hotel? Here's why your answer should always be 'NO WAY!'

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Buying bikes in France for a Loire cycle tour

Reader Q&A: Robin emailed from Australia to ask about buying a bike for a cycling tour along the EuroVelo 6 from Orléans to Dole.

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Taking bikes on the new Paris-Bordeaux trains

Two new high-speed railway lines open in July, linking Paris to Bordeaux, and Paris to Rennes. Here's what you need to know about TGV Océane and TGV Armorique.

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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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Luggage transfer service for cycling in Burgundy

Do you need a baggage transfer service for cycling the Canal de Bourgogne? Then read on – this is for you!

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Guidebooks for Cycling in France

There's a guidebook for your pannier, no matter where you’d like to cycle in France. Here's what's on the shelves.

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Review: Luggage Mule bike shipping service

Charlotte Chapman road-tested the Luggage Mule bike shipping service when she visited us here in France recently.

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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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