Tag: bicycling in France

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Experience France by Bike’s 2012 Top Places to Stay, Part II

By Maggie LaCoste Happy New Year!  Hope that 2013 is going to be a great year with exciting bicycling adventures in France or elsewhere!  Before I totally close my journals for 2012, I have the last part of my Top Places to Stay for the year to post.  When this is complete, I will look

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Experience France by Bike’s 2012 Top Places to Stay, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste A great place to stay can provide a perfect ending to a hard day of bicycling.  Likewise, a mediocre lodging choice can ruin even the most perfect day of bicycle touring.  That’s why I spend so much time researching places to stay when planning my bicycling itineraries. To me, the perfect place

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Understanding the Difference Between Eurovelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste This is one of my favorite times of the year:  planning my bicycling trips for the upcoming spring/summer!  As I compile my preliminary list of routes I’d like to explore, I’m always amazed at the growth in improved, signposted routes, both in Europe in general and France in particular.  Sometimes reading about

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Cycling in France: Saving Money on Accommodations

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing can make a bad day of bicycling better than a great place to stay at the end of the day.  Likewise, nothing can ruin a great day more than the wrong place to stay.  When I begin to evaluate possible routes for a trip, lodging options are one of the first

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Paris-Mont St.Michel Route Gets New Name: La Veloscenie

By Maggie LaCoste If there are any more long-distance bike routes developed in France, I am definitely going to need to relocate so that I have more time to explore all of them!  This summer has already seen the grand opening of La Velodyssee, the Atlantic Coast route which I wrote about for 2 weeks