Updated: Nov 9, 2021
There’s a reason why the Tour de France is arguably the most famous professional bike race in the world. While some people tune in to watch the competition, there’s no denying that the stunning backdrop is part of the reason why we’ll spend hours in front of the television. France is known for having some of the most scenic bike routes in the world. From the towering Pyrenees to the beautiful countryside, cycling is one of the best ways to travel through France.
Luckily, you do not have to be a professional to take a guided bike trip through France. If you have ever considered cycling in France, here are a few things to know before you go!
What is a guided cycling vacation?
A guided cycling vacation is just what you would imagine! Rather than driving from city to city, you bike your way through the country. You will have an expert guide leading the way and making sure you stay on course. Guided bike tours can last a couple of days or weeks at a time and can be private or with a group.
Assessing the level of difficulty.
How long you want to travel and where you want to go will impact the intensity of your cycling vacation. There are tours designed specifically for different levels of experience, so you will feel at ease knowing that you are biking with others who will travel at the same pace as you. You’ll also have the option of renting an e-bike, which is a bicycle with an electric motor, meaning you can cruise right through the tour. Regardless of where you go or how avid of a cyclist you are, your group is not likely to cycle straight through the day. You will make stops along the way to learn about the local history or visit landmarks. After all, you are here to experience France.
Select the best region for you.
The landscape of France ranges from picturesque beaches to soaring mountains and flat, easy countryside trails. If you want to see beautiful chateaus and be surrounded by endless fields of vineyards, a cycling trip through Bordeaux or Champagne would be best for you. If you are up for a challenge, then consider a trip through the Pyrenees. With such a diverse landscape, you want to be sure that you are traveling through a region you will find interesting.
If you are thinking about switching up the way you travel, consider taking a guided bike tour through France. You will be able to explore parts of the country you might have otherwise missed if you were flying from city to city. Contact us today to learn more and to book your next adventure!
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