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Cycle Touring In France

Author : Stephen Fox
ISBN : 9781849657297
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Cycle Touring in France concentrates on eight selected one- or two-week bicycle tours which endeavour to offer cyclists of all levels a taste of France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. From rugged mountain ranges to vast, variegated patchworks of farmland, from beautiful, tranquil forests full of wildlife to high, remote, sweeping plains, from deep, snaking gorges to gentle valley slopes covered with vineyards, France is undoubtedly one of the most inviting countries in the world for cycle touring, a country understandably proud of hosting the greatest cycle race on Earth, the Tour de France. Peppered with hundreds of charming villages that time seems to have forgotten, here you will encounter friendly people, sample fine wines and enjoy exquisite, regional cuisines. Covering some of the most picturesque parts of Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and Pyrenees, the tours in this guide are accompanied by detailed route descriptions and maps, lists of campsites, bed and breakfasts and hotels, airport and rail connections, and practical information including tips on when to go and what to take, transporting your bicycle and being prepared for carrying out bicycle repairs on the road.

Cycle Touring France On 40 Euros A Day

Author : Douglas Costin
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Guidebook companion to the video of the same name ( ). This publication contains turn-by-turn directions to replicate an amazing journey through the heart of southwest France! Included: Detailed directions, maps, logistical information, local information, English-French cycling dictionary, and links to hotels, attractions, the above video, and more.

The Tour De France Complete Book Of Cycling

Author : David Chauner
ISBN : UCSC:32106010567557
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A comprehensive guide to the sport of cycling discusses training regimens, bicycle maintenance and repair, body positions and biomechanics, bike tours, and injury prevention, and includes tips from the pros

Cycling In The French Alps

Author : Paul Henderson
ISBN : 9781849657310
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook describes nine challenging yet picturesque cycle tours in the French Alps - eight circuits of roughly one week, plus the two-week 'Grand Traverse' from Geneva to Nice. The classic high passes of the French Alps are included, the routes covered are Tours of the Ain, Chablais-Aravis, Mont Blanc, Chartreuse-Bauges, Belledonne, Ecrins-Grandes Rousses, Southern pre-Alps including Mont Ventoux and the Grand Traverse of the French Alps. The cycle tours are divided into day stages - generally 50-80km per day, with an average of 1000-1500m height gain. Although all the tours are in mountain areas, the scenery - from the rolling hills of the Bugey to the dramatic limestone gorges of the Chartreuse or the snowy peaks of the Ecrins - is extremely varied. The route is outlined for each day stage, together with profiles and a list of facilities and services.

France En Velo

Author : Hannah Reynolds
ISBN : 0957157347
Genre : Bicycle touring
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In this beautifully illustrated guide to travelling across France by bike you will discover hidden lanes, stunning gorges, amazing places to eat and stay, plus the best of French cycling culture.

Historical Dictionary Of Cycling

Author : Bill Mallon
ISBN : 9780810873698
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well as discussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines—road and track—as well as brief overviews of the other forms of cycling. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about cycling.

French Cycling

Author : Hugh Dauncey
ISBN : 9781781386590
Genre : Social Science
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French Cycling: a Social and Cultural History aims to provide a balanced and detailed analytical survey of the complex leisure activity, sport, and industry that is cycling in France. Identifying key events, practices, stakeholders and institutions in the history of French cycling, the volume presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how cycling has been significant in French society and culture since the late Nineteenth century. Cycling as Leisure is considered through reference to the adoption of the bicycle as an instrument of tourism and emancipation by women in the 1880s, for example, or by study of the development in the 1990s of long-distance tourist cycle routes. Cycling as Sport and its attendant dimensions of amateurism/professionalism, national identity, the body and doping, and other issues is investigated through study of the history of the Tour de France, the track-racing organised at the Vélodrome d'hiver in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s and other emblematic events. Cycling as Industry

Cycling The Canal Du Midi

Author : Declan Lyons
ISBN : 9781849658379
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guide to cycle touring along the Canal du Midi in the sunny Languedoc region of southern France. The 240km main canal route, and the 37km Narbonne extension are described. Information is also given on short detours to sights close to the canal, and longer excursions into the surrounding countryside. Those planning a week-long cycling holiday should concentrate of the main canal and some of the short detours. Reasonably fit cyclists should be able to complete the canal and the excursions in two weeks. A stage-planning table is also included to make it easy to work out a different schedule to suit a particular timescale and ability. For each stage a route description with sketch map in included, together with details of terrain, availability of shade, ascent or descent made, maps needed, historical points of interest and information about places passed en route.

Cycling France

Author : Neil Irvine
ISBN : 1864500360
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This essential guide steers you along France’s best cycling routes, to the best patisseries, the friendliest places to stay and the most breathtaking scenery. Find a tour to suit you - a leisurely day trip, a week-long food and wine tour or an epic mountain climb. Including - 135 days of France’s best cycling - including Corsica; - on-the-road maintenance tips and a guide to French cycle-speak; - where to eat - from markets to cafes and restaurants; - where to stay - from camping to B&Bs and chateaux; - what to see and do, in and out of the saddle; - how to pack and transport your bike; - the Tour de France explained.

Fat Man In France

Author : Tom Vernon
ISBN : PSU:000043480289
Genre : Bicycle touring
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Tom Vernon - the thinking man's Alan Whicker - who donned his metaphorical beret and cruised through France on two wheels, delights us with the subtitles and diversity of everyday French living. He visits the more popular areas of France such as Normandy (and Tom's ancestral town of Vernon), Brittany, Champagne, Alsace and Lorraine, the Loire Valley, Languedoc, and Lozere-Averyron-Cevennes. From whom else would you learn about the woman in the Cevennes who kept all the silkworm eggs of the village in bed with her for 15 days, until they hatched? Or where you can eat a salad of geziers (chicken gizzards) followed by duck breast with green pepper sauce accompanied by courgettes and bechamel, all for 85F?

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