Enjoy A Cycling Vacation In France


Are you planning to enjoy a holiday in France, walk up and down the streets of Paris, but enjoy the countryside as well? In that case you ought to embark on a cycling vacation in France. The very thought of a cycling vacation offers various connotations. For some people the thought of having to exercise their legs can be a turnoff. However, a cycling vacation in France can be the most exhilarating and enjoyable experience you could ever have.

Cycling is an ideal group activity with your family or friends. Not only do you get to explore the French countryside but get to burn a few calories if you desire as well. This is a great way to develop those leg muscles too. However, what you would want most on a vacation is a good time, and this is something you will definitely experience when you are on a cycling vacation in France. Think of all the incredible French cuisine, wine, and the gorgeous countryside you will get to explore on your trip.

It could be difficult to decide which urban center to begin from. However, one of the finest cities through which you can start your French cycling vacation is from Provence. This city is famous for its unbelievable weather almost all year round with over 3000 hrs of good sunshine a year. Just make sure to carry enough sunscreen lotion on your trip. The best way to experience Provence on your bike is through the hillside from Mont Ventous, the Vaucluse and Cote du Rhone River. Of course, you get to taste the very best of local cuisine and enjoy the best of French village life of its warm and friendly locals. It is no secret that the French landscape has inspired many an artist.

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A cycling vacation through Provence can allow you to experience the beauties of ocean and various water channels, which lend a colorful picture to your expedition. The most popular French biking vacation is with a Burgundy cycle and Barge cruise that takes you from Dijon to Tournus. You get to taste some of the most delicious Burgundy wine and visit a number of places including the most colorful and picturesque town of Avignon. You can enjoy the beauty of lavender fields which cover a large area with over 2000 growers. Between June and September is the best time to enjoy the beauty of the lavender fields.

A tour of Champagne will take you to the wine regions of Reims and Epernay. You will get a chance to get close to the most famous names in Champagne. The Champagne vineyards are located at the foot of the Regional Nature Park of the Montagne de Reims and on both banks of the Marne. The vineyards are world famous for their variety of colors. In Champagne you will get a chance to taste the world famous Hautvillers, known as the king of wines. This is the place where Dom Perignon invented the Champagne method. You will enjoy your walk down the famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, where you will be seeing the Champagne houses with elegant architecture.