Explore France by bike

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Explore France by bike
Explore
France
by bike
France Vélo Tourisme is an association that
brings together professionals from both public and
private sectors to promote France à Vélo (or cycling
tourism in France) at the same time as developing
innovative tourist initiatives that respect the
environment and create sustainable employment.
Bristol
London
London
Amsterdam
Kiev
Bristol
Towards the North
You’ll find
establishments
awarded the
Accueil Vélo mark
located around
France, offering you
and your bike
a special welcome:
Brussels
Lille
“Get on
your vélo”
Luxembourg
Amiens
Rouen
Châlons-enChampagne
Caen
4
5
3
Paris
Rotterdam
Praha
Karlsruhe
Strasbourg
Le MontSt-Michel
15
Orléans
Rennes
Nantes
Metz
Basel
Dijon
6
Andermatt
6
Tours
Black
Sea
Besançon
Rome
Andermatt
Poitiers
Geneva
La Rochelle
Limoges
3
ClermontFerrand
Lyon
Bordeaux
With France Vélo Tourisme
Discover the splendid cycle routes, large and small, that
criss-cross France. Enjoy:
•cycling made easy, friendly and accessible to all…
•safe, well-signposted routes along special cycle tracks,
greenways and quiet country roads
•exceptional landscapes and unforgettable sights
•active, inquiring, environmentally-friendly tourism
Consult our website, the handiest
for cycling tourism in France
Plan your cycling holidays and cycling breaks. Look up:
• the major French cycle routes and cycling destinations
• interactive maps
• a selection of tailor-made cycling holidays
• specifically family-friendly routes
• GPS routes that you can download for free
• accommodation, campsites and services awarded
the official “Accueil Vélo” mark
• unmissable tourist sights
• practical information on travelling with your bike,
by train and ferry
• reviews left by other cycle route users; plus create your
own personal record online
• the latest news on cycling tourism around France
• an online shop to purchase any equipment you might need.
Roma
Athens
Cyprus
Toulouse
Montpellier
8
Marseille
Sagres
Santiago de
Compostela
Barcelona
Cadiz
Regional partners:
Photo : La Vélodyssée® - Biscarosse (Landes) - Joël Damase
Trondheim
4
Alsace • Aquitaine • Bas-Rhin • Basse-Normandie • Bourgogne • Bretagne • Calvados
• Centre-Val-de-Loire • Charente-Maritime • Cher • Côte-d’Or • Côtes-d’Armor •
Doubs • Eure • Eure et Loir • Finistère • Franche-Comté • Gironde • Haute-Normandie
• Haute-Saône • Haut-Rhin • Hauts-de-Seine • Ile-de-France •Ille-et-Vilaine • Indre •
Indre-et-Loire • Jura • Landes • Loire-Atlantique • Loiret • Loir-et-Cher • Maine-et-Loire
• Mairie de Paris • Manche • Mayenne • Morbihan • Nièvre • Normandie • Oise • Orne
• Parc naturel régional de la Haute-vallée de Chevreuse • Parc naturel régional du
Perche • Parc naturel régional du Vexin français • Parc naturel régional NormandieMaine • Pays de la Loire • Pyrénées-Atlantiques • Rhône-Alpes • Saône-et-Loire •
Sarthe • Seine-Maritime • Seine-Saint-Denis • Val-d’Oise • Vendée • Yonne • Yvelines
• accommodation, including campsites
• bike hire and bike repair companies
• tourist offices
• sights you can visit
National partners:
www.francevelotourisme.com :
Offices de Tourisme de France • Réseau National des Destinations
Départementales • Fédération Nationale des Comités Régionaux de Tourisme
Départements & Régions cyclables
With the support of the:
Ministère de l’Artisanat du Commerce et du Tourisme
Ministère de l’Ecologie, du développement durable et de l’Energie
Photo credits: Avenue Verte London<>Paris - FVT - J.Damase • La Vélodyssée ® - J.Damase • La Loire à vélo - Agence
régionale des Pays de la Loire - CRT Centre-Val de Loire - J. Damase • La Véloscénie - CDT Manche - S. Barrault • Bourgogne à vélo - Côte-d’Or - CRT Bourgogne • Tour de Manche - Cycle West - S. Bourcier
• Eurovélo 6 - Véloroute Rhin - FVT - Ph. Coupy • Tour de Manche - M. Lerouge • La Véloscénie - Sagaphoto - P. Forger • Bretagne à Vélo - CRT Bretagne - P. Torset • Via Rhôna - CRT Rhône-Alpes - C. Martelet
France vélo
TOURISME
France
vélo
TOURISME
10 Major Cycle Routes to Discover
Avenue Verte London - Paris
460 km
« A capital route
Veloscenic - Paris - Mont-St-Michel
440 km
« A legendary
cycle route going
via Chartres and
the Normandy
countryside »
Bristol
London
Amsterdam
Kiev
Bristol
Towards the North
Trondheim
Rouen
4
Châlons-enChampagne
Paris
Nantes
1200 km
Poitiers
Limoges
ClermontFerrand
u te
ar
•
• Vote
700 km
Roma
Athens
Cyprus
Toulouse
Montpellier
8
Marseille
Santiago de
Compostela
to the Mediterranean
following the Rhône, a
major river for so many
civilizations »
European
cycle routes
1
EV 1 - Atlantic Coast Route - Velodyssey
EV 6 - La Loire à Vélo
V 33 - Seine-Yonne
EV 4 - Central European Route
V 40 - Veloscenic Paris - Mt.-St-Michel
V 53 - Vitry-le-François - Dijon
V 41 - Chartres - Tours
V 54 - Givet - Bar-le-Duc
V 43 - Ouistreham - La Rochelle
V 55 - Paris - Burgundy
V 50 - Véloroute du téméraire
V 60 - Via Rhôna
V 51 - Burgundy by Bike
V 63 - Chanaz - Grenoble - Valence
V 52 - Paris - Strasbourg
V 80 - Véloroute des 2 Mers
EV 6 - Atlantic - Black Sea
EV 8 - Mediterranean Route
Barcelona
Cadiz
French national
cycle routes
EV 3 - Pilgrims’ Route
EV 5 - Via Romea Francigena
1250 km
t h e Ye
The Rhône Route
« From Lake Geneva
Sagres
Atlantic coast from
Brittany down to the
Basque country »
and natural beauty
combined along
Burgundy’s greenways »
Lyon
Bordeaux
« The star route,
hugging the last
great wild river in
Europe »
20
o f 13
« Cycling, gastronomy
Geneva
La Rochelle
800 km
d
Black
Sea
Besançon
Andermatt
La Loire à Vélo
vé l or o
800 km
Andermatt
6
Tours
3
« Following the
Burgundy by Bike
Rome
sea and countryside,
following Brittany’s
greenways »
Atlantic - Black Sea
the Loire via Alsace,
the Doubs Valley and
Burgundy »
Basel
Dijon
6
« From the Rhine to
15
Orléans
« Alternating between
Velodyssey
Metz
700 km
Rotterdam
Praha
Karlsruhe
Strasbourg
Le MontSt-Michel
Rennes
Brittany by Bike
5
3
Caen
EuroVelo 6
Luxembourg
Amiens
Brittany and the
English coast »
Atlantic Coast Route
as it goes from the
sources of the Rhine
to the North Sea »
Brussels
4
« Via Normandy,
Atlantic - Black Sea
« Crossing Alsace
Lille
1200 km
Follow the
official signposts!
180 km
London
The English Channel Route
Central Europe Route
Rhine Route
taking you along
the Impressionists’
Seine »
EV 15 - Rhine Route
EV 16 - London - Paris - Praha
Maps: France Vélo Tourisme - all rights reserved
Plus discover hundreds of kilometres of further local cycle trails across the French regions…