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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

Cycling The Burgundy Canal for 100€ A Day

If you’re looking for the perfect deviation for an upcoming trip to Paris, look no further than Burgundy, specifically the Burgundy Canal.  One of my favorite starting points along the canal is Montbard, just over 1 hour, but light years from busy Paris.  Just a few steps from the train station you can rent a

Cycling in Burgundy: Wine Events and Festivals

If you’re fortunate enough to be cycling in Burgundy during the summer or fall, make a point of checking to see if there are any festivals or wine events while you are there. If you’re cycling in the area, why not plan to visit a local wine festival? If you’ve never stumbled upon a festival

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Cycling in France: Road Bike or Hybrid?

By Maggie LaCoste What type of bike should you take/rent for a bicycling trip to France? The answer to this question depends on the type of trip that you have in mind. Will you be cycling mainly on primary and secondary roads or will you be traveling along canals, towpaths, voie verte and veloroute?  Is

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Cycling in France: 10 Key Phrases to Know

By Maggie LaCoste I’ve had some great comments to my post Cycling in France: When Trouble Strikes…. One of the best was from Frank Moritz, a Tour Leader with the Adventure Cycling Association. Frank recommended the European Cycling Lexion which is an extensive dictionary of cycling-related terminology translated into 27 different languages. There isn’t a