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.

Veloscenic Cycle Route Update

Just in time for spring and summer cycling season, the popular Veloscenic itinerary from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel has some updates for those thinking about cycling the route. This itinerary crosses 4 French regions and 8 departments and is anchored by 2 of the best known attractions in the world:  Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,

Cycling In Provence: A Week Just Won’t Be Enough!

Provence was the first region in France I visited as a tourist and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.  Despite my love of Provence, it was only several years ago that I had the courage to tour the region by bike. Like many people, I equated cycling in Provence with the Tour de

10 Reasons To Cycle In Alsace

After visiting Alsace for the first time several years ago, I wondered why it had taken me so long to discover this mecca for cyclists!  Since then, I’ve been back twice, but I’ve  barely experienced even a small part of the cycle paths in this region! Think I’m exaggerating?  Take a quick look at my

Spring High Tide Dates For Mont-Saint-Michel

One of the most magical places in the world becomes even more so about 20 times a year when it’s surrounded by high tides. I have never been here to see this unique occurrence, but I have been told that it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I get goosebumps just watching the

Burgundy By Bike

I love cycling in Burgundy, and I can’t think of a better place to start my new series on routes to consider this year than Burgundy. Burgundy is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors, wine, wonderful food, history and most important, bicyclists!  Burgundy boasts over 1,000 kilometers of safe and signposted cycle and greenways.