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.

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,

New Hotel At Chambord Opens March 16

One of my favorite splurges in the Loire Valley was staying at the Hotel Grand St. Michel Hotel next to the magnificent Chateau of Chambord. The experience was magical. Unfortunately the hotel has been closed for the last 2 years, undergoing what I thought were major renovations to the existing hotel.  But in fact, it

Bicycling EuroVelo 6 In The Doubs Valley: Where To Stay?

I love the Doubs Valley section of EuroVelo 6 in France so much that I’m returning to this year to do additional research for a new e-guide on the area. Based on recent e-mails, it looks like many of you will also be venturing to this part of EuroVelo 6 too. If so, there’s an

My Favorite Places To Stay Cycling In France In 2017

My 2017 cycling trip from Nantes to Mulhouse on EuroVelo 6 with side trips to the Cote du Beaune and Strasbourg was my favorite trip ever!  Spectacular scenery, 3 weeks of fantastic weather, wonderful new friends, great food, markets and wine all helped make this trip special. But it was unique places I stayed that

New Gear Makes Bicycle Touring More Fun & Easy!

I was surprised by a lot of things cycling EuroVelo 6 this summer:  the number of middle aged men cycling alone, the number of young women cycling alone, the beauty of sections of France I’d never heard of before and the number of families with small children cycling long distances.  But the one thing that