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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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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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EuroVelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste EuroVelo, veloroute and voie verte–what they are, and what is the difference between them?  This is the number one question I get e-mails on, so I thought I would update and republish a post a wrote in 2011 describing each and what they offer recreational cyclists in France. EuroVelo is a project

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Progress Continues on Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Bike Route

The exciting Swiss-French project to develop over 600 km of greenways connecting Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean continues to progress.  The ambitious project began in 2003 and involves a partnership of the Swiss and French governments, 12 Departments and over 350 local communities and a projected cost of over 20 million Euro.  “Via Rhone, Geneva