France is one of those countries which attracts visitors in a compelling way. An infinite wealth of historical monuments, an unending variety of landscapes and traditions and - of course - the sublime cuisine. Add to this a string of delights for the active traveller – an endless maze of peaceful cycling routes and limitless footpaths traversing the idyllic countryside – and you have all the ingredients for a perfect holiday!
In addition, the country has a growing network of beautifully expanded cycling routes. There are good bikes, excellent roads, even the smallest ones are asphalted, and cycling paths, often called 'voies vertes'. You can take your two-wheeler on the train so you can easily return to your starting point.
Social distancing comes naturally when exploring France’s countryside.
Five unarguable reasons to cycle in France
- Un - infinite variation in nature en landscape
- Deux - heritage: from imposing castles to pittoresque villages
- Trois - beautiful cycling routes, hidden backroads, more and more bicycle paths
- Quatre - more and more bike friendly, high quality rental bikes, also e-bikes
- Cinq - good food and excellent wines in the country of 'Oh là là