Titel: Cycle Touring in France
Autor/en: Stephen Fox
Eight tours in Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and the Pyrenees.
colour photographs and maps.
27. Juni 2006 - kartoniert - 272 Seiten
An experienced cyclist/author concentrates on eight selected one- or two-week bicycle tours and offers a taste of France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. This guide offers detailed route descriptions, maps, lists of campsites, B&Bs and hotels, and airport and rail connections, and gives practical information on when to go and what to take.
Cycle Tours; Route 1 Finistere, 'the End of the World': Brittany; Stage 1 Morlaix to Le Folgoet/Lesneven; Stage 2 Le Folgoet/Lesneven to Lanildut; Stage 3 Lanildut to Brest; Stage 4 Brest to Le Faou; Stage 5 Le Faou to Huelgoat; Stage 6 Huelgoat to Morlaix; Route 2 Champagne and The Kings' Forest: The Marne Valley and Picardy; Stage 1 Aeroport Paris CDG to Charly-sur-Marne; Stage 2 Charly-sur-Marne to Dormans; Stage 3 Dormans to Villers-Cotterets; Stage 4 Villers-Cotterets to Pierrefonds; Stage 5 Pierrefonds to Compiegne and back; Route 3 The Wine Road and Bas-Rhin: Alsace; Stage 1 Colmar to Barr; Stage 2 Barr to Saverne; Stage 3 Saverne to Niederbronn-les-Bains; Stage 4 Niederbronn-les-Bains to Haguenau; Route 4 An Alpine Experience: Geneva to Grenoble; Stage 1 Geneva to St Jean-de-Sixt; Stage 2 St Jean-de-Sixt to Albertville; Stage 3 Albertville to St Jean-de-Maurienne; Stage 4 St Jean-de-Maurienne to Le Bourg d'Oisans; Stage 5 Le Bourg d'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez and back; Stage 6 Le Bourg d'Oisans to Grenoble; Route 5 The Land of Lavender: Provence; Stage 1 Arles to Cavaillon; Stage 2 Cavaillon to Caromb; Stage 3 Caromb to Buis-les-Baronnies; Stage 4 Buis-les-Baronnies to Sault; Stage 5 Sault to Mont Ventoux and back; Stage 6 Sault to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue; Route 6 Meadows and Mountains: Pyrenees; Stage 1 Foix to St Girons; Stage 2 St Girons to St Bertrand-de-Comminges; Stage 3 St Bertrand-de-Comminges to Arreau; Stage 4 Arreau to Bagneres-de-Bigorre; Stage 5 Bagneres-de-Bigorre to Argeles-Gazost; Stage 6 Argeles-Gazost to the Col d'Aubisque and back, then Lourdes; Route 7 Rivers and Castles: Dordogne and Lot; Stage 1 Brive-la-Gaillarde to St Cere; Stage 2 St Cere to Figeac; Stage 3 Figeac to Cahors; Stage 4 Carhors to Monpazier; Stage 5 Monpazier to La Roque-Gageac; Stage 6 La Roque-Gageac to Souillac; Route 8 Rugged and Remote: Auvergne and Languedoc; Stage 1 Meymac to Riom-es-Montagnes; Stage 2 Riom-es-Montagnes to St Flour; Stage 3 St Flour to Marvejols; Stage 4 Marvejols to Florac; Stage 5 Florac to Ales
Stephen Fox has been cycle touring since 1989 and has toured extensively in France, Italy and Norway. He now lives in southern England with his wife and daughter, and works in the photographic industry as well as being a freelance writer. This is his second guide; the first was a walking and scrambling guide to Italy's Central Appennines.
'Written by a cyclist, for cyclists. Each tour has a detailed route description plus maps, lists of campsites and tips on what to take and how to deal with roadside repairs.' (France Magazine / September 2006) 'Having toured extensively through France, it came as a surprise to find how much superb information is contained within this handily-sized guide. There is an excellent set of 8 routes in different areas of France, each well set out in stages easy enough for most cyclists to follow, complete with an altitude graph when there is a climb of some difficulty. This book is not just ideal for planning a first visit, but also to inspire those who wish to explore further afield within the country.' (Cycling World / November 2006)