Category: Renting a bike in France

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

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Bicycling in Provence: Can This Be Heaven?

Day 2 of my Sun-e-Bike adventure in Provence. We are 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 top

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Bicycling the Hill Towns of Provence Effortlessly

By Maggie LaCoste E-Bikes.  Who would think that these six letters would help bring about revolution in recreational bicycling in hilly parts of France?  In areas such as the Vaucluse region of Provence, recreational cyclists are enjoying the exhileration of cycling to gorgeous hill towns such as Bonnieux, Lacoste and Menerbes effortlessly, the e-bike way.

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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