Cycling Southern France cycle guide book


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The Cycling Southern France cycle guide book

Loire to Mediterranean

Cycling Southern France cycle guide book

The Cycling Southern France cycle guide book is a comprehensive guide to major leisure cycling routes south of (and including) the Loire Valley in France.

France is one of Europe’s finest cycling destinations and the recent explosion of quality, specially built and signed routes has only enhanced this reputation.

In the guide book you will find:

  • Euro-Velo 6, which wends its way across the entire width of France on traffic-free and lightly trafficked tracks and roads, using the Loire Valley for much of its length
  • The Canal du Midi
  • The Garonne Valley from Bordeaux to Toulouse
  • The traffic-free Littoral route along Provence’s lovely Mediterranean coast
  • Countless signed routes in the Alps – some much easier than you might imagine
  • A quality traffic-free route along virtually the whole of the Atlantic coast

The full Contents are:

Cycling Southern France - Contents

And the long-distance routes are:

Cycling Southern France - route overview

So, whether you are planning lazy day rides around Loire Chateaux or the long-distance trip of a lifetime along the Canal du Midi and the Garonne valley, linking the Atlantic and Mediterranean in a French coast to coast adventure, the guide book is both an essential pre-trip planner and an invaluable riders’ companion.

All the major traffic-free routes and signed touring routes are included with a factfile, text description of what to see along the way and, crucially, quality mapping at 1:200,000 for all the routes.

There are photos, with background information on taking bikes on trains in France and much more.

Link to excellent bike hire and bike tour company in Beziers on the Canal Du Midi: Relax Bike Tours

And here is someone who used the book for their ride: First Timers France on the Cycling UK website

Cycling Southern France cycle guide book

Written by: Richard Peace
Published by: Excellent Books
Date published: 2008, updated 2016.
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9781901464207
Available in Paperback

No of Pages: 160

Page Size: 145 x 210

Illustrations: colour photos and graphics


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