New French Bicycling Route To Debut In June

Get ready to add another fantastic route to your French cycling bucket list!  In just a few weeks, V-43, a new French National cycling route will be formally introduced as La Velo Francette. Anchored by the D-Day Beaches of Normandy on the northern end and the gorgeous town of LaRochelle at the southern end, La […]

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A Great Provence Bicycling Resource Gets Even Better!

One of my favorite bicycling resources for the Luberon region of Provence has gotten bigger and better!  The former Velo Loisir Luberon is now Velo Loisir Provence and there’s a new website to reflect the change.  This organization has advocated development of cycling circuits and services in the Luberon for more than 10 years.  It will now […]

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Planning A Bicycling trip To France: 2015 Holidays To Keep In Mind

No one loves holidays more than the French!  Celebrating holidays often involves long weekends away, busy roads and full trains. So when you’re planning your bicycling trip to France this year, be sure you’re aware of the major French national holidays!  Otherwise you could find yourself for a long weekend with no place to stay […]

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Understanding EuroVelo, Veloroute and Greenway Bicycle Route Classifications

Planning a bike trip, especially your first, can be a time consuming and challenging task. The time and effort you spend evaluating routes is well worth it, as it will help insure that you choose an itinerary appropriate for your skill level, age of travelers, and interests.  You might already have an itinerary or two […]

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Are You Ready For An Independent Bicycling Trip To France?

You’re thinking about planning an independent bike trip to France, but you’re a bit nervous about whether or not you have what it takes to go it alone.  How do you know if you are ready?  I’m asked this question hundreds of times a year.  In a way, it’s a loaded question, one that can’t […]

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Cycling The Petit Tour De Manche: What I Liked And Didn’t Like

If you’re looking for a cycling route to explore Northern France and southern England, then the Petit Tour de Manche itinerary should be at the top of your list!  In its entirety, this route includes 400km of marked cycling from Dorset England to the famous Brittany town of Saint Malo.  From Saint Malo, the itinerary […]

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Best Resources For Planning A Bicycle Trip To The D-Day Beaches

Planning a bicycling trip to Normandy’s D-Day Beaches can be overwhelming. First of all, there’s an incredible amount to see and do around the D-Day Beaches:  there are five landing beaches and over 50 major historical sites, museums and attractions.  Then there’s the distance between the landing beaches, which isn’t much by car, but can […]

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