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5 reasons why you NEED to cycle in France

28th July, 2018

With the Tour coming to a close tomorrow, we want to ensure the buzz of cycling in France doesn’t fade away. From the stunning French Riviera to the expansive lavender fields in the Luberon Valley, there’s something for everyone in France regardless of age or cycling ability.

To find out more about the places in France you can travel, head over to our list of French Itineraries or call us on 02017 157 1519 and we’ll guide you through your options. If you still need some persuading as to why France, as a country, is the location for you then you’re in the right place. Here are 5 reasons why you NEED to cycle in France:

1) The Food and Drink

French wine. The cheese. The pastries. As cyclists, riding long distances, climbing towering hills and sweating in the summer sun, we’re more entitled than anyone to eat well and France is one of the best places to ensure this happens. On all of our cycling trips, we make sure to guide you through the best towns in France, all of which offer their own alternatives on traditional French delicacies. L’isle Sur-La-Sorgue is a particularly special place for food and drink. On our Luberon Cycling Holiday you’ll stop in this picturesque town and relax in one of the many restaurants located along the canal. Being spoilt for choice is a great position to be in.Local restaurants in France 2) Incredible Views

We’ve been treated to great views over the course of the Tour but this has only touched on the surface of what France has to offer. Riding along the Loire Valley is a popular and beautiful trip for those seeking out the colourful French landscape. The chateau gardens dotted along the Loire River are just some of the highlights on the family friendly holiday.View of the Loire Valley 3) Famous Climbs

In contrast to the flat Loire Valley, France also hosts some of the most famous climbs in the world from Alpe d’Huez to Mont Ventoux and the Col du Tourmalet. As prominent features on the Tour de France, it’s hard to argue that any one country hosts as many iconic climbs as France. We love organising trips to these areas and providing people with a cycling experience that will last a lifetime. Climbs in France 4) The People

On our cycling trips we’ll ensure you stay in a selection of different places from large, famous cities to smaller, traditional towns and villages. Of the latter, you’ll meet the locals and share experiences of cycling with friends and strangers who have ridden all over the country. Cycling is not only the best way to travel but it provides a shared connection with every other rider that can’t be replicated through any other experience – another reason why we love it so much!

Cyclists encouraging each other while the ride 5)  We’ll do all the work!

If you’re planning a cycling holiday but need some advice then we’re the perfect solution. Our experienced team will run you through your options and, once you’re set, they’ll handle your accommodation, airport transfers, bike hire, meals, routes and more. You won’t have to worry about anything, simply turn up and enjoy an inclusive cycling holiday in one of the most beautiful country’s in the world.