I got hooked on biking in Europe when my kids were younger and I planned summer bike trips as a family adventure. Little did I know how much the experience would change my life and the lives of my children. Almost 15 years later, I love biking anywhere in Europe even more! I especially love cycling in France because it has the perfect combination of safe bike routes, great food, great weather and history. And 15 years later, my now-grown kids always ask if they will be invited on my summer bike adventure! We have all learned that life is different on a bike and travel is richer when experienced on two wheels.
I love the adventure of biking through the French countryside, the interesting people and families that we meet, the interesting places we discover, the pace of slow travel that exposes you to things you would never see in a car. Biking in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning.
The only thing that I love more than biking in France is planning my bike trips. But despite the fact that France has some of the best recreational bike paths in Europe, there is very little information available on these safe, car-free or limited traffic bike routes. As most of my readers attest, accessing up to date information on bicycling in France can be challenging.
I created Experience France by Bike to help people access the information they need to plan a great bicycle trip to France. Experience France by Bike is the Insider’s Guide to Bicycling in France: a resource for information on the best routes along famous canals, rivers and wine regions. Why rely on 10 or 15 year old bicycle guides that are outdated, lacking the latest information on the new safe, family friendly routes? Why pay $300-500/day to a tour company when most of the routes in France are easily biked alone?
Experience France by Bike will provide you with the best resources for each region, and will show you how to plan your own bicycling adventure for a fraction of the cost charged by tour outfitters. In addition to detailed reports in weekly blogs, Experience France by Bike has just published the first in a series of e-guides on the most popular bike routes in France. The Best Cycling Itineraries in France Guidebook series will include a dozen or more of my favorite trips. The e-guides are available in PDF version on the website, as well as on Kindle and Smashwords.
If you really want to see France through the back door, you need to explore it on a bike. Whether you are thinking about adding a weekend bike trip to your vacation in Paris, Bordeaux or Strasbourg, or you want to plan a week long trip along the Loire or the Atlantic Coast, Experience France by Bike is your best resource for information on the best and safest routes. Join me as I write about my latest adventures, or just bring you up to date on the latest improvements to local and long distance routes throughout France.
Don’t hesitate to write me about your experience biking in France, or anywhere in Europe!