Free Available Guides

These free guides are designed to give you a general overview for planning a fantastic self-guided cycling trip to France. Please feel free to peruse these guides and to use the Contact link to provide additional recommendations related to cycling in France.

For detailed information on a cycling trip to specified region in France, view my regional guides to the Pyrenees, Mt. Ventoux, Southern Alps and Northern Alps.


Why Cycle in France?


Why a Self-Guided Tour?


Making the Most of France


Viewing the Tour de France


Travel to/within France




Weather & Cycling Clothing