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.

The Simplicity Of Life On A Bike

It’s been 10 years since I wrote my first blog post on bicycling in France. What an incredible personal journey I’ve had during this time!  The people I’ve met, places I’ve visited and adventures shared with my husband over these years have been amazing, enriching my life in many ways. Out of all my experiences

Cycling Across France: 10 Favorite Places

Amazing doesn’t come close to describing the great summer adventure I had this year bicycling across France.  From Provence to the Camargue, along the coast to Languedoc and Toulouse, through Bordeaux, then up to La Rochelle, the Ile de Re, Marennes, the Medoc vineyards, and back to Bordeaux. This was one fantastic cycling adventure filled

3 Favorite Websites for Cycling The Canal Du Midi

If you’re thinking about cycling the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sete, finding the best online resources can help you plan the best trip possible.  Here are 3 of my favorites that provide the best information and resources for an itinerary that can be challenging for the unprepared. Relax Bike Tours & Rentals What

5 Favorite Trip Planning Resources

If you’re thinking about cycling in France this year, odds are you’ve already started looking into possible routes.  If so, you’ve probably found that searching for cycling itineraries that are near your travel destination can be very time consuming. Here are 5 of my favorite tourism websites that will hopefully make your bike trip planning

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