The 10 most beautiful cycling tours of France

France, a country that always opens more cycling. Bicycle paths and greenways multiply, a joy to discover a corner at his own pace, enjoying the quiet on his bike ... it's easy to swallow the kilometers like that!

Here are 10 bike tours not to miss in France:

The crossing of the Landes, Arcachon Spain

A well known stretch of Vélodyssée, great cycling route 1200km along the Atlantic coast of France. Initially Arcachon, at the foot of the Dune du Pilat, a great bike tour continues south through pine forest, lakes and resorts, with the background still the ocean and its sand dunes. Possibility to pedal to Basque Country and then moving to Spain ...

From Nantes to Roscoff, Brittany inside view

We remain on the famous Vélodyssée, with northernmost section but further away from the sea. The departure can take place in Nantes, a city from which several sections of Vélodyssée followed until Roscoff way, cross Brittany and its rolling countryside, forests and mountains, via Redon, Pontivy, Carhaix ... before reaching the sea of ​​noveau .

The Véloscénie, from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel

A beautiful cycling route nearly 450km, alternating paved runways, roads of tagged campaigns and greenways, the Véloscénie is divided into sections, starting from the center of Paris (Notre Dame), and ends at the foot of Mont Saint Michel ! En route, the landscape changing, the Chevreuse valley grove Norman, with the way in Versailles, Chartres, Alençon ...

Loire à Vélo

Once again, a route which we tackle in several sections, unless you have some time ahead: 800km of cycle paths and greenways in the Loire-Atlantique to Cher, following closer the course of the Loire. Among the highlights of this route by bicycle, the Loire Valley and its castles, classified by UNESCO, the Loire vineyards of rural France and its villages.

The ViaRhôna, from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean

This is the time to follow the course of the Rhone on two wheels. A beautiful project to connect with bike lane Geneva in Lake Geneva, in Sète on the Mediterranean via the Rhone Valley. Among the steps to remember, the landscapes of the Upper Rhone, Lyon and its region, Valencia, Avignon, Arles and the Camargue ... The splendid ViaRhôna is still in development but already offers 450km of slopes ...

The Tour de Bourgogne Cluny via

Burgundy is equipped largely greenways and other cycle routes to the delight of cyclists. There are no less than 800km of cycle paths, with the ability to travel the four corners of the region on its two wheels. The Chalon-sur-Saône section to Macon, bike 70km, is one of the most popular, in particular with a step-by Cluny Abbey, classified by Unesco.

The Tour de Manche Normandy, Brittany and Britain

A route laid out on both sides of the Channel, the Channel Tour compiles 1200km of tracks on the Normandy coast, Brittany, but also English (not to mention a passage from Jersey!). The scenery is impressive parade on this circuit: the Pink Granite Coast and the Emerald Coast, Saint Malo and Mont Saint-Michel, the nature of the Cotentin as the landing beaches ... There is also the version small Tour Championship.

The track of forts around Strasbourg

Strasbourg is surrounded by strong defensive belt established at the time by Vauban and taken over by the Germans later. Today these strong 19 are all connected by a bicycle path along 85km, a route that encircles Strasbourg and went over to the other side of the Rhine side Kehl (Germany). Forests and beautiful Alsatian countryside, hills and river Rhine, a ride on two wheels nice.

The villages of the island of Ré bike

A vacation knew Ré Island is almost always synonymous with cycling tours. And there's plenty to do, with 100km of cycle paths rallying all villages bit is important your starting point, you just have to hit the slopes to discover the beauties of Ré la Blanche: salt marsh landscapes, vineyards and forests, quaint villages, farms and of course, beautiful beaches at the discretion of the roads.

Around the Lake Annecy

A beautiful bike ride that one begins in the beautiful town of Annecy. It straddles the two wheels for a full tour of Lake Annecy, via bike path and greenway (42km, with a vertical drop of 300m). In the background, the mountains of the Alps offer magnificent views, while one is still near the lake. In good weather, a swimming is not excluded.