American tourists who cycled in France this summer fortunately didn’t have to deal with Covid. But most had to navigate massive transportation disruptions, record-setting temperatures, floods, fires and other challenging variables that can make or break a successful cycling holiday. But even these disruptions didn’t spoil the ability to experience France by bike! Personally, I’m happy to put 2022 in a memory book, along with 2020 and 2021. All my energy now is on planning destinations to cycle in 2023 and 2024.
As I search for the best options for my upcoming trips, I’m also looking forward to giving you ideas for your next cycling holiday, or ideas on how to add cycling to a trip you already have planned. If you’re thinking about traveling to France next year, I’ll give you ideas on adding a day or a weekend cycling trip to your plans. France is a cycling paradise, unlike anything in the USA.
In the upcoming months, I’ll update you on the progress of EuroVelo routes in France, as well as expansion of many French national routes. I’ll also report on cycling destinations close to major holiday destinations like Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, Avignon, the hill towns of Provence and many others. If you’ve never experienced France by bike, adding a two or three day cycling adventure to a future trip may just change your life.
I can’t wait to share ideas on adding cycling to your 2023 trip to France. Even if you’ve never cycled in France before, by choosing the right itinerary, your cycling experience will be the highlight of your trip to France. I hope you’ll enjoy this upcoming series of posts!