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Cycle Touring in France

Ocho rutas ciclistas seleccionadas. Idioma: INGLÉS. Autor: Stephen Fox. Cubierta Rústica - Laminada. ISBN 9781852844325. Publicado 10 Octubre 2007. Tamaño: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7 cm. Páginas 272. The eight one- or two-week cycle tours in this guidebook are selected to offer cyclists of all levels a taste of France’s diverse landscapes and superb scenery. Covering 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.

Introduction

Which Route and When To Go?
A Short History
Getting There
Bicycles on Trains in France
Roads
Maps
Passports, Visas, Health and Insurance
Money, Banks and Payphones
Public Holidays
French Food and Wine
The Tour de France
About the Bike
What to Take
How to Use this Guide

Cycle Tours

Route 1 Finistère, ‘the End of the World’: Brittany

Stage 1 Morlaix to Le Folgoët/Lesneven
Stage 2 Le Folgoët/Lesneven to Lanildut
Stage 3 Lanildut to Brest
Stage 4 Brest to Le Faou
Stage 5 Le Faou to Huelgoat
Stage 6 Huelgoat to Morlaix

Route 2 Champagne and The Kings’ Forest: The Marne Valley and Picardy

Stage 1 Aeroport Paris CDG to Charly-sur-Marne
Stage 2 Charly-sur-Marne to Dormans
Stage 3 Dormans to Villers-Cotterêts
Stage 4 Villers-Cotterêts to Pierrefonds
Stage 5 Pierrefonds to Compiegne and back

Route 3 The Wine Road and Bas-Rhin: Alsace

Stage 1 Colmar to Barr
Stage 2 Barr to Saverne
Stage 3 Saverne to Niederbronn-les-Bains
Stage 4 Niederbronn-les-Bains to Haguenau

Route 4 An Alpine Experience: Geneva to Grenoble

Stage 1 Geneva to St Jean-de-Sixt
Stage 2 St Jean-de-Sixt to Albertville
Stage 3 Albertville to St Jean-de-Maurienne
Stage 4 St Jean-de-Maurienne to Le Bourg d’Oisans
Stage 5 Le Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez and back
Stage 6 Le Bourg d’Oisans to Grenoble

Route 5 The Land of Lavender: Provence

Stage 1 Arles to Cavaillon
Stage 2 Cavaillon to Caromb
Stage 3 Caromb to Buis-les-Baronnies
Stage 4 Buis-les-Baronnies to Sault
Stage 5 Sault to Mont Ventoux and back
Stage 6 Sault to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Route 6 Meadows and Mountains: Pyrénées

Stage 1 Foix to St Girons
Stage 2 St Girons to St Bertrand-de-Comminges
Stage 3 St Bertrand-de-Comminges to Arreau
Stage 4 Arreau to Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Stage 5 Bagnères-de-Bigorre to Argelès-Gazost
Stage 6 Argelès-Gazost to the Col d’Aubisque and back, then Lourdes

Route 7 Rivers and Castles: Dordogne and Lot

Stage 1 Brive-la-Gaillarde to St Céré
Stage 2 St Céré to Figeac
Stage 3 Figeac to Cahors
Stage 4 Carhors to Monpazier
Stage 5 Monpazier to La Roque-Gageac
Stage 6 La Roque-Gageac to Souillac

Route 8 Rugged and Remote: Auvergne and Languedoc

Stage 1 Meymac to Riom-ès-Montagnes
Stage 2 Riom-ès-Montagnes to St Flour
Stage 3 St Flour to Marvejols
Stage 4 Marvejols to Florac
Stage 5 Florac to Alès
Appendix A Glossary: Bicycle Parts and Other Useful Cycling Terms
Appendix B Accommodation
Appendix C Further Reading
Appendix D Regional Specialities and Wines of France
Appendix E Information Centres
Appendix F Embassies and Consulates