Month: October 2010

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Progress Continues on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Bike Route

The exciting Swiss-French project to develop over 600 km of greenways connecting Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean continues to progress.  The ambitious project began in 2003 and involves a partnership of the Swiss and French governments, 12 Departments and over 350 local communities and a projected cost of over 20 million Euro.  “Via Rhone, Geneva

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10 Reasons To Bike in France

I often get asked why I only write about biking in France since I’ve cycled all around Europe.  Without question, there are other great places to bicycle, but France has the perfect combination of qualities that make it a perfect choice for a recreational cyclist.  Other countries have great food, wine and markets.  But France

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Bicycling the Loire: Saint-Nazaire Bridge Now Safer for Cyclists

The Saint-Nazaire Bridge over the Loire, regarded as one of the most breath-taking but dangerous bridges in France for bicyclists, is now much safer due to major road improvements made over the summer.  Old cycle tracks were narrow, making it virtually impossible to ride or walk a bike with panniers across the bridge.  Trucks and