Provence's scenery is best explored on two wheels - the pace is perfect for appreciating the view.
Paris offers so many things to see and do that just walking around can be an experience, but if you choose your route carefully you can swing by some of the main Paris attractions. This Itinerary is Paris for the beginner who knows they're coming back.
The Rhône-Alpes region has the Rhône, with verdant green surrounds and calm lakes to 'take the waters' around, and the Alps, with peaks that both provide and create chocolate box views: pretty hamlets included.
This itinerary travels west to east along the most popular region of the Loire: chateaux central, between Tours and Blois via Chenonceaux and Chambord. It's about 145kms worth of riding to cover, which most people will find quite comfortable on the pave
It would be nice to be able to say that you'd cycled the Tour de France, but it would be a lot nicer to spend a week cycling the Loire Valley, stopping off at the vineyards you pass for a tipple, sleeping in comfortable rooms in pretty medieval towns etc.
Medieval streets might be a bit bumpy but they're pretty! This eight day cycling itinerary takes in the highlights of the Loire with a good balance between time on your bike and off.
Bike it, drive it, walk it or balloon over it, the Loire equals beautiful rural surroundings, fairy tale chateaux and of course a whole lot of wine.
Make your music festival tickets into a proper break, by swapping the local locale and heading for one of Europe's Best Music Festivals instead.
Today the D-Day landing beaches are sunny and welcoming, but the historic events that happened here have marked the landscape and just as good a reaso
A wine themed cruise down the Rhone stopping off at the best wineries can be booked as a tour or done independently.