Year: 2012

Cycling in France: Quality Bike Rental Becoming Easier

Finding a reputable place to rent a quality bike is one of my first steps in planning a trip to France.  Fifteen years ago we always took our own bikes to Europe.  It was inexpensive and necessary, as there were very few places back then to rent bikes.  Since September 11, transporting bicycles overseas has

Cycling The Burgundy Canal for 100€ A Day

If you’re looking for the perfect deviation for an upcoming trip to Paris, look no further than Burgundy, specifically the Burgundy Canal.  One of my favorite starting points along the canal is Montbard, just over 1 hour, but light years from busy Paris.  Just a few steps from the train station you can rent a

Best Itinerary for Bicycling in France in 2013?

The only thing that is better to me than being in France is planning a trip to France. That’s why October is one of my favorite months, as it’s when I start researching where I will bike in the upcoming year.  Unlike last year when I knew that I wanted to explore the Atlantic Coast


New Column Features Reader Updates on Bicycle Routes

by Maggie LaCoste Finding accurate information on the growing number of bicycle routes in France can be challenging. Access to up-to- date information on route conditions, the quality of route signage and the availability of support services are key to choosing a route for your vacation. While the quality of bicycling-related information on regional tourism


Update on La Velodyssee

By Maggie LaCoste It’s hard to believe that it has already been three months since the formal debut of La Velodyssee on June 30. This 1245 km. cycle route from Roscoff to the Spanish border has the potential to be one of the most popular routes for recreational cyclists in France, but early problems with