Tag: Veloroutes

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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: 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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Paris–Mont Saint-Michel Veloroute Update

If you are traveling to Paris this year and are looking for a memorable bike trip, look no further than the Paris-Mont Saint-Michel veloroute.  This national cycle route has been under development for more than 10 years, with developers taking great care to choose a route with  cultural and historical interest, routes with the most

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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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Eurovelo Network Just Keeps on Growing!

By Maggie LaCoste It’s funny.  My Mom often asks me why I need to travel all the way to Europe to ride a bike.  While I don’t know if I’ve ever successfully explained the reasons to my Mom, it was really one of the reasons I started Experience France by Bike. Bicycling on this new