La Velodyssee Website Debuts

By Maggie LaCoste

The long-awaited new website for La Velodyssee, the French portion of EuroVelo 1 from Roscoff to the Spanish border has opened.  The new website has some great features including photos, a map with details on specific route stages, cyclist testimonials, photos, family route information and a still-to-be developed section, Accueil Velo, which will contain approved partners for bike rentals, lodging, bike repairs and attractions.  The debut of this website and the subsequent efforts to signpost this route from beginning to end is a great step forward in making this route great for recreational cyclists.

Reports from the road say that signposting in some areas of the route is still spotty, but improving every day.  It is certain that the features on the website will improve everyday also, including an English translation of the website.  Experience France by Bike will keep you up to date on improvements in the website, as well as reports from the road by cyclists from across the globe.

Watch for my final report on my trip, Likes, Dislikes and What I Would Do Different later this week!

If you have any updates to La Velodyssee, please send them in so that I can post them!


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 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.