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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.

New Resource For Loire Bike Trip Planning

There’s a great new resource to help you plan a bicycling trip to the Loire Valley, one of the premier cycling destinations in France.  Ma Rando a Velo is a project of the Centre-Loire Valley Regional Tourist Board, and is designed to showcase the region’s cycling trails. This easy-to-use website includes information on 4,000km of cycle

New Resource For Cycling The Loire

As if the Loire isn’t already one of the most perfect itineraries to cycle already, there’s a new service that can enhance your understand of this incredible river. There’s a new bike ferry service that crosses the Loire near Blois.  This service provides cyclists the unique experience crossing the Loire on a gabarre-type boat, typical

Cycling Around Mont Ventoux Is Not Just For Experts!

Today is Bastille Day, a perfect day to watch one of the most exciting stages of this year’s Tour de France!  From a start in Montpelier, the Peloton travels to Vaucluse, the heart of Provence, home to Mont Ventoux, the Beast of Provence and dream destination of many serious cyclists. While this region is widely

Flooding, Strikes And Your Upcoming Bicycling Trip To France

You’ve planned every detail of your summer bicycling trip to France over the last year.  Your trip is now days/weeks away and you’ve read about disastrous flooding in Northern France and public service slowdowns resulting from union strikes. Videos of flooding this week at the Castle of Chambord near the Loire might prompt even the