Checkout New Reader Reports From France

In case you haven’t looked at the “Reader Reports” section on this website in a while, you may want to spend some time to do so. There are three terrific new reports from the road by three different couples.  Each trip report provides great first-hand information on popular cycling itineraries in France.  All three couples researched and planned their own trips just like I do.  They carried their own panniers on their bikes. Each embraced the adventure that experiencing France and Europe by bike brings. I think you’ll find the reading fun, and perhaps you’ll find some inspiration to play your own cycling adventure!

Maggie Johnson from Australia reports on the cycling trip she and her husband Keith took from April to early July.  I was pretty envious they were able to enjoy such a long bicycling adventure in France.  Judging from her journal, they did have their share of adventures on the road.  After beginning their journey in Belgium, they cycled on to Brittany, they followed the Loire from Nantes to Lake Constance.

Maggie and Keith Johnson

Maggie and Keith Johnson

You can find a link to their travel journal in Reader Reports or you can click on the following link to follow their cycling adventures in France:

http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/themaggiej/1/1396039572/tpod.html

You can easily follow each page of their journey by clicking on the “next post” button on the right hand page after the photos.

Next is the journey of John and Ann Cave via tandem from Basle to Saint Malo beginning in June.  John is a great travel poster, and has written 2 other great trip reports, one from their cycling trip along the Rhine (EuroVelo 15) and then in 2012, a tandem trip along La Velodyssee.  This year though, it was three weeks along the Loire to one of my destinations this summer, Saint Malo.

John and Ann Cave

John and Ann Cave

Follow John and Ann’s adventures on the Reader Report page or click here:  http://basletostmalo.blogspot.com/2014/07/1-july-chenonceaux-to-savonnieres.html.  Follow their journey by clicking on the “newer post” button at the bottom left page.

Jennifer Margison was one of my favorite travel journalists last year with a blog about her bicycling trip along the Canal du Midi with husband John.  This year Jennifer and her husband are currently on a 6  week adventure which has taken them to Germany and Switzerland and over to France, cycling west on Eurovelo 6 to Nevers.

Jennifer Margison in France

Jennifer Margison in France

Jennifer always provides great insight into the towns they cycle through as well as the road conditions they encounter.  If you are contemplating cycling on EuroVelo 6, definitely take the time to read her reports for some great first hand information on what to expect.  You can follow Jennifer and John’s adventures this summer by following the link on the Reader Report page or you can click here:  http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jenniferklm/5/1402824434/tpod.html.  You can advance to additional posts by clicking on the next entry button on the right hand side of the page just after the photos.

Stay tuned for more reader reports as the summer progresses.  Don’t hesitate to send me a link to your travel journal or summary.  First-hand information from the road is always great to pass along to others who can benefit from your experiences.  And the reports are always fun to read too!

Posted by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow way….by bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.