Category: Cycling In France

What Makes France The Perfect Cycling Destination?

Exactly what is it about France that makes it my favorite bicycling destination in Europe? Can there be that many unique factors that make a French cycling vacation any better than one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Switzerland?  There are castles in Germany, abbeys and grand cathedrals in England, charming villages along rivers in Austria,

Grand Saint Michel Hotel In Chambord Closed For Renovations

One of my favorite hotels in the Loire region is closed for extensive renovations and won’t reopen until sometime in 2017.  The Grand Saint Michel Hotel is located next to Chambord, the largest and most spectacular castle in the Loire River Valley. To spend the night here in one of the rooms overlooking Chambord is

Planning A Cycling Trip To France: 10 Questions To Ask

Planning a perfect cycling vacation to France can be daunting, especially for first-timers. But by answering a few questions early in the trip planning process, you can insure you’ll choose an itinerary that’s suited to your ability, interests and vacation goals. The following are 10 questions that should get you on the path to choosing

Planning A Bicycling trip To France: 2015 Holidays To Keep In Mind

No one loves holidays more than the French!  Celebrating holidays often involves long weekends away, busy roads and full trains. So when you’re planning your bicycling trip to France this year, be sure you’re aware of the major French national holidays!  Otherwise you could find yourself for a long weekend with no place to stay

What’s The Difference Between EuroVelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte?

Planning a bike trip, especially your first, can be a time consuming and challenging task. The time and effort you spend evaluating routes is well worth it, as it will help insure you choose an itinerary appropriate for your skill level, age of travelers, and interests.  You might already have an itinerary or two in