France

As the home of the world’s most famous cycle race, France has long been a popular destination for cycle tourists hoping to follow in the footsteps of their heroes but perhaps at a more leisurely pace. When you consider that it also has to offer spectacular scenery, delicious food and a growing network of signed long-distance cycle routes, it is not surprising to hear that France has become the second biggest market for cycle tourism in Europe. However, with a country as large as France, there are still opportunities to find quiet rides for those who like to escape from the crowd. And with 9 different EuroVelo routes crossing France, the choice is all yours!

Landelijke Informatie

0. Vélo & Territoires (NECC)

Het netwerk van Vélo & Territoires verenigt lokale overheden die zich inzetten voor de ontwikkeling van het fietsen in Frankrijk. De ontwikkeling van fietsen en meer bepaald van fietsroutes, groene wegen en het fietstoerisme in Frankrijk staan voor Vélo & Territoires centraal. Ze ondersteunen de stakeholders van projecten met expertise, goede praktijken, uitwisseling, nationale belangenbehartiging en vertegenwoordiging.

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EuroVelo 19 op Frankrijk Vélo Tourisme

De Europese fietsroute La Meuse à Vélo (Maas met de fiets) doorkruist de Franse provincie (of het departement) van de Ardennen via de groene weg die de Trans-Ardennen heet. Langs het jaagpad langs de Maas van Remilly-Aillicourt naar Givet, werd deze fietsroute in 2011 verkozen tot Véloroute de l'année (Fietsroute van het jaar).

France Vélo Tourisme

France Vélo Tourisme is de Franse nationale website voor de promotie van langeafstandsfietsroutes. De website heeft specifieke pagina's voor alle 'kant-en-klare' EuroVelo-routes met kaarten, bezienswaardigheden en andere nuttige informatie.

Meuse Tourisme

Met zijn netwerk van rustige landweggetjes door bossen en langs velden en weiden is het een genot om langs de Maas te fietsen. Deze website biedt veel nuttige informatie om u te helpen bij de voorbereiding van uw reis.

La Scandibérique

The Scandibérique crosses France diagonally to offer you its most iconic landmarks: its terroirs and capital city. In France, the Scandibérique therefore invites you to discover its showcase and back kitchen. It is a trip through the heart of France, offering a discovery of the peacefulness of its valleys and glowing cities, tasting its best wines and succumb to the most beautiful jewels of its cultural and historical heritage.

EuroVelo 4 / "Tour de Manche" in Brittany & Normandy

The "Tour de Manche" and "Petit Tour de Manche" include the English Channel Coast to double the fun. The route will take you on a discovery of the Morlaix Bay, the 'Pink Granite' coast and the Mont Saint Michel bay, have you taste some delicious britanny 'crêpes' and cider and take a few dives in the sea. This route has a variety of undulations along the way (without posing major difficulties), and gives the cyclist the chance to enjoy both sport… and contemplation.

EuroVelo 5 / Lorraine and Alsace

Coming from Saarbrücken in Germany, EuroVelo 5 returns to France into Sarreguemines. It then goes along the Sarre and Rhine-Marne canals through Sarre-Union and Saverne, around Strasbourg westward on the towpath of the Bruche canal up to Molsheim where the wine route begins all the way through Obernai, Barr, Sélestat, Ribeauville, Rouffach and Cernay. The route then turns east and finally reaches Saint-Louis, right next to Basel, Switzerland where it connects with EuroVelo 15.

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EuroVelo 6 / France

From Nevers to Saint-Louis, the EuroVelo 6 follows the wildest part of the Loire valley, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the canals of Burgundy, the Saône Valley, and the Canal from the Rhine to the Rhône. As the route follows the course of rivers, it is generally quite flat making it ideal cycling territory for those with children.

EuroVelo 6 / La Loire à Vélo

The Loire à Vélo, from Saint-Nazaire to Nevers, along the Loire valley, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France. Two thirds of the itinerary cover a region listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and, due to its flat topography in the valley, is particularly cycling friendly, even with children.

ViaRhôna

Link between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the ViaRhôna, the french part of the EuroVelo 17, enables the discovery of the Rhône river by bike. This 815 km long itinerary, with very little elevation, follows the shores of the Rhône and crosses 3 regions and 12 départements.

EuroVelo 1 / La Velodyssée ®

La Vélodyssée is EuroVelo 1 in France. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely cycle ride, La Velodyssée has something for everyone. Get on your bike and experience the wild beauty of a cycle route covering more than 1,200 kilometres from Roscoff, Brittany, down the Atlantic coast in Hendaye to the border with Spain. The sea is never very far away as you discover the best each region has to offer along France’s longest waymarked cycle trail.

EuroVelo 4 / Brittany & Normandy

The western part of EuroVelo 4 is already in place in France which is about 30% through Brittany and Normandy. The "Tour de Manche" and "Petit Tour de Manche" include the english Channel Coast to double the pleasure. The route will take you on a discovery of the Morlaix Bay, the 'Pink Granite' coast and the Mont Saint Michel bay, have you taste some delicious britanny 'crêpes' and cider and take a few dives in the sea.

The Mediterranean by Bike - Professional Website

This website provides information for professionals interested in the development of EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route. Here you will find the Mediterranean Cycling Roadmap, an introduction to the MEDCYCLETOUR project, information for the press and various photos, videos and technical information.

The Mediterranean by Bike

This website, developed as part of the France Vélo Tourisme website, gives a lot of information about EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route. You will find an interactive map, a division of the route in stages, a description of each section and even downloadable GPX tracks.

Kaarten & Gidsen

Rijnfietsroute servicehandboek

Van bron tot monding: 1233 kilometer lang genieten op de fiets langs de rivier. Zoekt u een fietsvriendelijke overnachtingsmogelijkheid in de buurt van Andermatt? Of bent geïnteresseerd in de highlights van Düsseldorf? Wilt u Flammkuchen uit de Elzas proberen in Straatsburg of wijn in Rheinland-Pfalz? Of misschien een fiets huren aan de Noordzeekust? Per etappe vindt u al deze grensoverschrijdende informatie met daarbij nuttige tips en trucs voor een mooie tour.

The Rhine Cycle Route (Cicerone)

De reisgids bevat beschrijvingen van alle etappes langs de Rijn van de bron in de Zwitserse Alpen tot aan de monding in Nederland. De illustratieve kaarten en de gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen begeleiden je als fietser langs de gehele route. Verder biedt de gids veel praktische informatie (overnachtingsmogelijkheden, fietsenwinkels, de geschikte uitrusting etc.) en informatie over historische en culturele bezienswaardigheden. Alleen beschikbaar in het Engels.

Aanbiedingen

The Atlantic coast and the islands, from La Rochelle to Royan

EV1
@Frankrijk

This beautiful cycle route starts off from the fortified port of La Rochelle, goes along the wonderful coast of the ocean. Along the way, you will pass oyster “farms”, do not hesitate to stop by to try a couple. You’ll pass by the islands of Ré, Oléron and Ile Madame. Breath-taking nature, tourist attractions, swimming spots, rich history and oyster-farming will be part of your amazing trip to Royan.

ViaRhôna and Provence, from Condrieu to Avignon

EV17
@Frankrijk

With the finest vintages of the “Côtes du Rhône”, ( among which, Côtes Rôties, Saint Joseph, Châteauneuf du Pape…) and the delicacies of Provence (nougats, candied fruits, chocolate truffles), gastronomy is omnipresent. The route starts south of Lyon in Condrieu and goes up towards the Roman city of Vienne. Then, it runs down along the river Rhône to Avignon and possibly to the Mediterranean Sea.

Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages

EV5
@Frankrijk

We have designed you a circuit almost entirely on tracks and lanes, one Tour of Alsace which will make you discover the magnificent road wines and where you can ride in peace and security with your friends and family. Alsace has the widest bike lanes of France, we have a course where you can also discover much of the rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region such Eguisheim preferred village of France or even two pearls of the vineyards Kaysersberg and Obernai.

Pearls of the Alsace Wine Route (from Strasbourg to Basel)

EV5
@Frankrijk @Zwitserland

This is a particularly charming landscape for cyclists because the Alsace region has the largest length of cycle paths on offer in France. We offer you an interesting and varied, individual cycle tour through the Alsace. Allow yourself to be pampered by beautiful scenery and good food. Cycle along quiet roads and cycle paths to visit the cultural highlights. Enjoy your holiday, everything has been organised for you !

Enjoying Alsatian vineyard by the EV5 in 3 stages- Leisure

EV5
@Frankrijk

We designed a course where you can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim crowned as most beautiful village of France. The circuit ends in Colmar with its beautiful historic centre, its charming pedestrian streets and its many museums, such the Unterlinden Museum which has been beautifully restored.

Alsatian vineyard and Vosgian Piedmont on EV 5 in 3 stages – Leisure/sport

EV5
@Frankrijk

You can discover rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region with all of its beautiful villages Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé and of course Eguisheim, and at the same time, you will get the opportunity to climb a few beautiful and famous mountains of the Vosgien Piedmont as the Mont Saint Odile or the "Haut-Koenigsbourg"! The beautiful journey ends in Colmar, Alsace wine capital with its beautiful historic centre.

Fietstocht Basel Speyer

EV15
@Duitsland @Frankrijk @Zwitserland

De Rijn vormt meestal de natuurlijke grens tussen Frankrijk en Duitsland, tussen het Franse savoir-vivre en de Duitse gezelligheid. Het verleden is niet altijd zo vredig geweest, zoals u langs de route kunt zien, want u bevindt zich vaak tussen de voormalige Franse en Duitse vestingwerken. Maar er zijn nog andere historische bezienswaardigheden - van het Zwitserse Bazel via Freiburg tot de Europese stad Straatsburg, via Karlsruhe tot de pittoreske stad Speyer en haar kathedraal.