Cycle Touring in France

Eight tours in Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and the Pyrenees

By Stephen Fox

Guidebook for 8 cycle tours of between 1 and 2 weeks duration exploring France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. Suitable for most levels of ability and experience, the routes are in some of the most picturesque parts of Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Seasons

Late spring to early autumn recommended. Summer hot, mostly dry. Winters can be cold, with snow.

Centres

Paris, Strasbourg, Geneva, Arles, Brest, Toulouse.

Difficulty

All levels. Routes (209km–354km) divided into daily stages. Range from low-level rides to high mountain climbs.

Must See

Rugged Brittany coast, Gorges du Tarn, Tour de France routes, Dordogne villages, Alsace Wine Road, lavender fields of Provence.
ISBN
9781852844325
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Published
Published
27 Jun 2006
Reprinted
15 Feb 2010
Edition
First
Pages
272
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7cm
Weight
330g
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Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox has been cycle touring since 1989 and has toured extensively in France, Italy and Norway. He now lives in southern England with his wife and daughter, and works in the photographic industry as well as being a freelance writer and photographer. This is his second guide; the first was a walking and scrambling guide to Italy's Central Appennines.

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