Tag: cycling the Atlantic Coast

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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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Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel!

By Maggie LaCoste I cannot believe that it is Christmas, 2012!  It was such a great year for bicycling in France with the debut of the major route, La Velodyssee in June, the expansion of many regional routes and an increasing trend of better online resources for people interested in cycling in France.  There are

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Update on La Velodyssee

By Maggie LaCoste It’s hard to believe that it has already been three months since the formal debut of La Velodyssee on June 30. This 1245 km. cycle route from Roscoff to the Spanish border has the potential to be one of the most popular routes for recreational cyclists in France, but early problems with

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Cycling La Velodyssee: Likes, Dislikes and What I Would Do Differently

By Maggie LaCoste Looking back at my recent bicycling trip along the Atlantic Coast of France, the first word that comes to mind is adventure.  This is funny because that really wasn’t what I had in mind as I embarked on this trip!  This was my first trip to explore “La Velodyssee”, the French portion