Lonely Planet The world s leading travel guide publisherBien sur, you know how beautiful France is Well, consider this it looks even lovelier when seen from two wheels The soaring Alpsthe chateau dotted Loireeven surprisingly cycle friendly Paris no wonder cyclotouristes have been coming here since the 19th century.Whether you want a gourmand s tour through vineyard and farmland, or to conquer the principal climbs of the Tour de France in the High Alps, this guide gives you the best of France on two wheels Itineraries to suit all fitness levels Elevation charts and detailed maps Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way Comprehensive coverage of Corsica Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen We visit the places we write about each and every edition We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Ethan Gelber.About Lonely Planet Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other New York Times Lonely Planet It s on everyone s bookshelves it s in every traveller s hands It s on mobile phones It s on the Internet It s everywhere, and it s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world Fairfax Media Australia...
|Title||:||Lonely Planet Cycling France (Travel Guide)|
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Lonely Planet Cycling France (Travel Guide) Reviews
While the rides and descriptions listed in this book are helpful, this book is a poor excuse for a travel guide. If you're looking for a guide that will give you routes with tips on where to stay/what to see, or a guide with detailed maps, I strongly suggest looking elsewhere. Nothing is more infuriating as planning a trip with seemingly fun cycling routes to off-the-beaten-path places with no resources whatsoever to help you find accommodations. Most of the maps don't even list Nice as a major city in South France. This book is basic and general...at best.
This book is very comprehensive easy to understand with good extra information like how to fix your bike. The type is very small but I will photograph the q sheets and enlarge them to a good reading size. I have read about halfway through. This will be the book I take along on my trip.
This is a wonderful compendium of information on cycling in France -- but alas, it it is frustrating to read through all the great sections because of the very small type. I wish there was a Kindle version, and then I could see it on my iPad Kindle ap so much more easily. It is a shame that such a great guide is counter to that intent. What good is a guide that is hard to read?
Essential book if you are planning cycling routes in France. Specifically useful for us in the Alps region.
My complaint is that the print on the maps is too small. Also information on transportation from one venue to another is not easy ton follow.
A great summer "beach" or "mountain" book. Better yet, read it on the plane on your way to France!
I think that rather than trying to cover a trip in each region of the country, it'd be better to cover some of the best in the country. Most trips are multi-day- what about day trips? Multi-day means getting someone to move your bags, and that's a big deal. I was hoping there would be lots of day trips throughout the country, but there are very few listed. I went online and found a great bike path along the Nivernais canal in Burgundy that wasn't listed, so it was a waste of money for me.
As with the 2001 edition, this new June 2009 edition is chock full of great information and has been brought up to date with prices now in euros and is still near current as of February 2011. ($1.US = euro.78) The routes detailed are great. I have ridden many of them in my 20 plus bike trips to France. The authors have put a great deal of work into this book.