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.
Late spring to early autumn recommended. Summer hot, mostly dry. Winters can be cold, with snow.
Paris, Strasbourg, Geneva, Arles, Brest, Toulouse.
All levels. Routes (209km–354km) divided into daily stages. Range from low-level rides to high mountain climbs.
Rugged Brittany coast, Gorges du Tarn, Tour de France routes, Dordogne villages, Alsace Wine Road, lavender fields of Provence.