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France en Velo

The ultimate cycle journey across France from Channel to Med: St. Malo to Nice
Hannah Reynolds  & John Walsh

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In this beautifully illustrated guide to travelling across France by bike you will discover hidden lanes, stunning gorges, amazing places to eat and stay, plus the best of French cycling culture. This iconic journey of 1000 miles takes you through 19 of France’s regional départements and into some of the country’s most striking and dramatic landscapes, helping you to discover the true heart of rural France.


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Ride one stage, dip into one of the mini itineraries, or complete the entire distance. Carefully designed maps and digital route information, provide not just essential details but also reveal the hidden secrets of the areas through which you are passing.

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Lively informative writing and stunning imagery show the secluded and little known regions of France that other routes pass by. Whether you are a keen roadie, meandering cycle tourist, family on two wheels or simply have an interest in France this book will both inspire you at home and be a practical companion on the road.

  • RIDE under the watchful gaze of Mont Ventoux.
  • ENJOY the varied terroir of local artisan foods.
  • PEDAL alongside peaceful river banks

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  • SAMPLE the wines of many famous vineyards.
  • BATHE in secluded wild swimming spots.
  • PICNIC in the long sunny afternoons.
  • RELAX and join French café culture.

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This beautiful book will help you  find the best restaurants, local markets and artisan food sellers – discover delicious specialities of each region.
Featuring secluded campsites, elegant châteaux and character-filled chambres d’hôtes offering the perfect places to relax after your days riding.

Supported by downloadable route information.

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Hannah Reynolds is Fitness Editor for Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active and Cycling Fitness magazines. She is coauthor of Bloomsbury publications “Fitter, Faster, Further”, a guide to sportive preparation and “Get on your Bike”, and introduction to how to stay safe, get  fit and be happy cycling.

John Walsh designed the  first St-Malo to Nice epic in 2010 for Saddle Skedaddle, the UK’s largest independent cycle tour operator. An experienced guide and expert on France, he has guided all over the world, from the challenges of Bolivia to the exotic beaches of Costa Rica.

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ISBN: 9780957157347


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