Month: January 2012


Cycling in France: When Trouble Strikes…

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing can ruin a perfect day of cycling through the peaceful French countryside more than tire trouble.  In the last 15 years of cycling overseas with my husband and our children, we have never encountered any major bike trouble on the road, other than routine repair issues that could be taken care

Top 5 Reasons to Bike in France

When thinking about French cycling, most people think of Le Tour, the Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Lance Armstrong, and lots of spandex.  But did you know that France is now one of the top destinations for recreational cycling?  Without question, there are other great places to bike, but France has the perfect combination of qualities


Eurovelo Network Just Keeps on Growing!

By Maggie LaCoste It’s funny.  My Mom often asks me why I need to travel all the way to Europe to ride a bike.  While I don’t know if I’ve ever successfully explained the reasons to my Mom, it was really one of the reasons I started Experience France by Bike. Bicycling on this new


Expanded Loire Bicycling Website Simplifies Trip Planning

By Maggie LaCoste Cyclotourism is becoming a huge pastime in France, and no where is this more true than along the Loire River.  If you are a follower of my blog, you know that the Loire River Valley is one of my favorite bicycle destinations in France and even Europe, and it has been my


Favorite France Bicycling Photos for 2011

By Maggie LaCoste Happy New Year!  I’m excited about the new year and new bicycling adventures, but I’m still savoring my adventures from 2011.  I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from 2011 with you, in the hopes that they might leave you with an interest to explore a French bicycling vacation of your