Category: Renting a bike in France

Bike Rental Options for Summer Travel in France

I’m pretty picky about bikes that I rent when I travel.  Rightfully so.  If you’ve ever been stranded with a flat tire and a bad replacement inner tube in your rental-supplied repair kit, you know exactly what I mean!  As a result, I’m partial to bike rental companies that are owned and operated by bike

New French Rail Website for Bicyclists

SNCF, operator of France’s national rail service has a new website designed to help bicyclists navigate the train network. The website is easy to navigate, is full of information you should know if you plan to carry a bike on a train while bicycling in France and it’s in English.  The website doesn’t make it

Cycling in Provence: Can This Be Heaven?

Today is day 2 of my Sun-e-Bike adventure in Provence. We’re on our way to the town of Saignon in the heart of the  Luberon along a route famed for its beautiful lavender fields.  We climb uphill for what seems like forever, but the climb is effortless on our electric bikes.  As we reach the

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Cycling in France: A Checklist for Renting a Bike

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing can ruin even the most perfect cycling vacation than bike trouble, whether it’s your bike or a rental. I’ve found this out the hard way, perhaps you have too. As a result, I’ve learned that asking the right questions upfront when you rent a bike, checking out your bike and tires

Cycling in France: Quality Bike Rental Becoming Easier

Finding a reputable place to rent a quality bike is one of my first steps in planning a trip to France.  Fifteen years ago we always took our own bikes to Europe.  It was inexpensive and necessary, as there were very few places back then to rent bikes.  Since September 11, transporting bicycles overseas has