Favorite France Bicycling Photos for 2011

By Maggie LaCoste

Happy New Year!  I’m excited about the new year and new bicycling adventures, but I’m still savoring my adventures from 2011.  I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from 2011 with you, in the hopes that they might leave you with an interest to explore a French bicycling vacation of your own in 2012! Experience France by Bike has some exciting changes in store for 2012 including an expanded website and new bicycle travel planning tools.  I can’t wait to share these with you.  Thanks for reading my blog about biking in France and I hope you’ll visit often in 2012!

Angers Castle

View of Chateau Usse from bike route

Sunflower field near St. Mathurin

View of Montsoreau Castle from our hotel

Street leading to Langeais Castle

Gardens at Villandry

Perfect resting spot along the Loire

Always be ready to see the unexpected!

Caves near Vouvray

My favorite dessert in Brittany!

First view of Chambord Castle

Biking is a family affair in France

Picnic lunch at Chambord

The Loire A Velo near Orleans

Bike route deviation through the forest near Dinan

Dinan port from afar

Bike path between Dinan and Dinard

The locks along the Canal d’Ille et Rance

Voie Verte along the Burgundy Canal

A perfect memory of biking in France

View of Chateauneuf en Auxois from the Burgundy Canal

Late afternoon along the Burgundy Canal








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.