France Bicycle Tours

Perhaps it's the Tour de France, the worlds premier bike race that winds through the country every July, or maybe it's the beautiful country roads, with their vineyards and chateaus, or maybe it's just the spirit of France that makes the bicycle such a symbol, and a popular thing to do while on vacation. France bicycle tours are everywhere, and cycling holidays in France are a popular vacation. Many follow in the footsteps of the Tour, or peddle by a country vineyard for some afternoon wine sampling. Check out DuVine Adventures for cycling holidays in France, and the rest of Europe. Also of note is Brenton Bikes which offers year round bicycle tours in France. Fat Tire Bike Tours is not your typical bike tour, but it's guaranteed to be more fun. A rambunctious tour of the city, part historic, part social, part wine (drinking).

Every July, the Tour de France roars through the country starting in Strasbourg and ending in Paris 2,261 miles later. One of the most unique sporting attractions in the world, legions of tourist line up along the route to see the cyclists, to support their countrymen, and to jump about like a it's midnight on New Years Eve. The Tour de France gained momentum in The States as Lance Armstrong reeled off a series of wins, beating the record for consecutive victories in the grueling race. The truly adventurous can book a cycling holiday in France tracing parts of the route of the the Tour de France.

Across Europe bike tours are a popular vacation activity. Mike's Bike Tour is a cult city tour with hubs in Munich and Amsterdam. The rides include plenty of stops for beer, and lively, well informed guides. Easy Rider Tours offers Europe bike tours, especially in Ireland. Bike Tours Direct is a comprehensive guide to a multitude of Europe bike tours. Bicycle tours in France, or anywhere in Europe are a great way to meet other travelers, and learn more about the history, sights, and architecture of a particular city.

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