Month: December 2012

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Experience France by Bike’s 2012 Top Places to Stay, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste A great place to stay can provide a perfect ending to a hard day of bicycling.  Likewise, a mediocre lodging choice can ruin even the most perfect day of bicycle touring.  That’s why I spend so much time researching places to stay when planning my bicycling itineraries. To me, the perfect place

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Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel!

By Maggie LaCoste I cannot believe that it is Christmas, 2012!  It was such a great year for bicycling in France with the debut of the major route, La Velodyssee in June, the expansion of many regional routes and an increasing trend of better online resources for people interested in cycling in France.  There are

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Understanding the Difference Between Eurovelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste This is one of my favorite times of the year:  planning my bicycling trips for the upcoming spring/summer!  As I compile my preliminary list of routes I’d like to explore, I’m always amazed at the growth in improved, signposted routes, both in Europe in general and France in particular.  Sometimes reading about

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My Favorite Bicycling Gifts to Give or Receive

By Maggie LaCoste I pack very frugally when I go biking in France, but there are a few items I would never leave home without.  Since it is the gift giving and gift receiving season, I  thought I’d share these favorite things with you, in case you would like to add them to your list.