Attractive and diverse, France is an irresistible magnet for cyclists, stretching from warm Mediterranean shores to cool Atlantic coasts. With its mind-boggling mélange of landscapes, sublime cuisine and succulent wines, the French secret lies in an endless maze of quiet, extremely cyclable lanes. Does this sound like your ultimate dream? Then this is what you came for!
Cycle breath-taking Burgundy with its medieval villages, discover historic castles, quiet cloisters and the city of Beaune. Delight in culinary specialties made from local products and sample world-famous wines.
Paris (CDG/ORY) or Lyon (LYS)
Discover inland Provence on quiet back roads. Marvel at historic relics from prehistory to Roman times and cycle among vineyards and tiny villages. Of course you'll taste excellent wines of the Cotes du Rhône.
Cycle the first section of the Via Podiensis, from Puy to Cahors. Spend evenings in symbolic towns such as Saugues, Estaing, Figeac and Cahors, and sample the region's culinary delights.