Update on ViaRhona, EuroVelo 17 in France

Few new cycling itineraries have generated as much interest and anticipation as EuroVelo 17, especially the French section called ViaRhona. This new cycle route runs along/close to the Rhone River for 815 km in France from the shores of Lake Geneva to the beaches of the Mediterranean. The route crosses 3 regions and 12 departments,

New Resource For Loire Bike Trip Planning

There’s a great new resource to help you plan a bicycling trip to the Loire Valley, one of the premier cycling destinations in France.  Ma Rando a Velo is a project of the Centre-Loire Valley Regional Tourist Board, and is designed to showcase the region’s cycling trails. This easy-to-use website includes information on 4,000km of cycle

Experiencing France By Bike

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” Herman Miller Do you want to be an adventurer or a tourist? Do you dream of taking a vacation that enables you to see France in a way few tourists do? Do you want your vacation experience to be filled with new

Status Of EuroVelo 3 In France

When the French segment of EuroVelo 3 called La Scandiberique is officially opened in the next year or two, it will be the longest cycling route in France.  As if it’s not already challenging enough to choose a cycling itinerary in France, La Scandiberque will add another 1600km of signposted cycle paths, running from the Belgian

Captain Train Becomes Trainline In September

One of my favorite French trip planning resources is undergoing a major change. Beginning September, Captain Train will be known as Trainline.  Only time will tell whether this change is a positive one for consumers. In March, Captain Train was purchased by the British rail booking company Trainline.  Since this time, there’s been no change