All posts by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow way....by bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.

10 Things I’m Glad I Had On My Summer Cycling Trip In France

My cycling trip this summer was full of incredible experiences, wonderful new acquaintances and lots of challenges, including record heat, new itineraries to navigate and long days on the bike. Each day had new adventures that took me out of my comfort zone and tested my willingness to adapt. This adventure is one of the

My Summer Cycling Adventure In France: 10 Favorite Memories

What a difference a few weeks can make in your perspective! The week before my summer cycling trip to France, I worried whether a month of bicycling would be too much….if I had planned too arduous of an itinerary for my husband and myself. Less than a week after my return, I am still in

The Veloscenic’s A Great Cycling Choice!

If you’re still looking for ideas on where to cycle this year, the Veloscenic is a great option to consider! Stretching 465 km from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel, the Veloscenic spans 4 French regions and 8 departments and includes 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Whether you’re interested in a weekend cycling excursion from Paris to Versailles

New Pocket WiFi A Must For Overseas Travel!

One of my favorite travel accessories for cycling in France this year is the “Pocket Wifi” developed by Travel Wifi based in Paris, France. Not only will this personal hotspot enable me to send Instagram updates on the go, it will also allow me to access details on attractions along the route throughout the day,

French Rail Strikes To Cause Travel Chaos For Next 3 Months

If you’re traveling to France before July, beware that major transportation disruptions are planned beginning April 2 through the end of June. Thousands of tourists, most French will face a travel nightmare trying to get home from their Easter holiday as the first strike dates occur. Strikes are scheduled for 2 days out of every