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Cycling Holidays in France
Cycling holidays in France allow one the opportunity to see the country from a unique perspective. A cycling holiday is a sightseeing vacation without the hustle and bustle of impatient drivers and bumper-to-bumper traffic. France stands alone as the only country in Europe that maintains a network of paths and roads that have been especially constructed for cyclists. This removes the competition with vehicular traffic adding to the peace and tranquillity that make cycling holidays in France so memorable.

One does not need to be a world-class cyclist to enjoy the beautiful French countryside. Cycling holidays in France are self-paced, allowing you to travel at your own speed and stop and rest whenever you wish. Whether you're cycling holiday is slow and easy or if you are someone who plans on more rigorous cycling, you will find a landscape waiting for you that is as beautiful as it is challenging.

When planning cycling holidays in France, keep in mind that the endless miles are linked together by a variety of bed-and breakfast establishments as well as campgrounds, family-run motels and inns. Also, there are many travel itineraries to choose from and most offer one-to-two day bicycle jaunts with an overnight stay at a motel to rest and ready yourself for the next stage of your cycling holiday.

The breathtaking sights that you will experience along the French countryside will certainly take your mind off cycling. Whether you are cruising on the long, winding roads of the Jura vineyards or zipping along the picture-perfect shoreline of Brittany, cycling holidays in France will offer you a vacation that is not only healthy, but one that is guaranteed to be unlike any type of vacation you have ever experienced before.

Some of the popular areas to discover during cycling holidays in France include the Burgundy area, which is famous for its abbeys and vineyards, flower bedecked villages and hidden meadows; the Provence district –famous for its poppy fields, vineyards, lavender and parasol pines. Not to be outdone is the Dordogne, which is full of stunning river valleys, mediaeval towns, a fairytale châteaux and well-known archaeological sites.

Next up is the Loire which offers open countryside, vineyards, riverside towns, charming villages and the enchanting triangle of the Loire, Cher and Cisse rivers. And finally the Lot et Garonne where will you find unspoiled scenery, imposing riverside cliffs, forgotten valleys, and beautiful pink and gold flowered hills. On your next vacation, cycle your way through France and add a new dimension to your travelling adventure!
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Paris cycling accommodation rentals and Vacation Rentals.
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