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Cycling routes and bike maps in and around

France

Before starting your bike trip through France, prepare by finding the best cycle routes through France with the help of the Bikemap bike route planner, as France offers a sheer unlimited variety of cycling routes. Passing the Provence’s blooming lavender fields, cycling through Burgundy’s fertile vineyards or along the Atlantic coast while enjoying the beach and the sea - France is a paradise for bikers. There are already about 2600 kilometres of safe, marked “véloroutes” (cycling routes) on low traffic streets crossing through the beautiful landscape.

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14,998,416 km
Mapped Ways
124,146
Cycle Routes
64.8 million
Population

Highlights

  • A bike trip through the Loire valley, known for spectacular scenery, mighty castles, pittoresque vineyards and historic villages is highly recommendable.

  • Discover the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) by bike. Although the Riviera is famous for the splendour of St. Tropez, Monaco and the film festival in Cannes, there are many other, less known destinations like the villages Eze and Saint-Paul De Vence or the perfume stores of Grasse, which are also worth a visit.

  • Boasting more than 45 million visitors every year, the French capital Paris is the most popular touristic destination in the world. Filled with famous sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, you can discover something new every time you visit Paris. There are also a lot of bike rentals in the city.

     

Tips

  • Usually, there are bicycle shops in every French small town. However, depending on the region, the next town could be 20 or 30 kilometres away. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to find most spare parts.

  • At night or during periods of poor visibility, cyclists have to wear safety vests outside of built-up areas in France.

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