Category: Cycling In France

Building The Global Cycling Community One Host At A Time

Since its first member was recorded in 1994,  Warm Showers has been building a global cycling community one member at a time.  This free hospitality exchange currently has 90,000 active members and 38,000 hosts around the world.  It’s one of many popular hospitality sites like Couchsurfing and Global Freeloaders, offering low or no cost lodging for tourists,

Cycling in France: Choosing Where To Stay

Nothing can ruin a great day of cycling more than being disappointed in your lodging choice for the night.  Likewise, a charming, cozy B&B can make memories of even the most trying day on a bike disappear. When I plan a bicycling vacation, there is no single element more important than my choices of where

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