Where to cycle in France

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The Way of St James: Le Puy en Velay to Conques

The Way of St James from Le Puy en Velay to Conques en route to Santiago de Compostela is one of Europe's great long distance bike rides, says John Higginson

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Cycling accommodation review: Chalet Giettaz, French Alps

Need cycling accommodation in the Alps? Andy Hodges checked out Chalet Giettaz on Col des Aravis.

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Surviving the Paris-Roubaix

Gerry Patterson has these tips for surviving the infamous cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix, the world's toughest one-day race

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Cycling accommodation review: The Nest, Les Gets

After a cold descent of Col de Joux Plane, Andy Hodges checked into The Nest at Les Gets.

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Cycling from the English Channel to the Med

Stephen Fox cycles from the English Channel to the Mediterranean, covering 593 miles over 13 days

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Cycling accommodation review: Alpine Velo Montalbert

Andy Hodges stayed at Alpine Velo's Montalbert chalet in the Tarentaise Valley on a recent trip through the French Alps.

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Burgundy bike route – Circular day ride from Tonnerre

Becky Allen and Mark Goodson take canal towpaths and quiet back roads on this 78km circular route from Tonnerre, inspired by France's 'lavoirs', or public wash houses.

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Cycling B&B review: Astrofarm B&B, Confolens

I headed to Confolens to check out the bike-friendly Astrofarm B&B, which has budget cycling accommodation plus telescopes for stargazing.

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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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Cycling the Somme, France

Cycling is one of the most peaceful ways of visiting war memorials – Andrew Webster cycled the Somme

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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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