Top 10: The best cycling routes in France
With over a million kilometres of road across France it can be tough to choose which stretches could be the best bets for bicycling this summer. That’s why The Local has teamed up an Anglo bike hire company in France to give you this top ten best bike routes. Here, www.bikehiredirect.com lists the top ten.
Jarnac tour The Charente Valley stretching from Angouleme to Saintes is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of South West France. Although it is possible to cycle the whole stretch, one of our favourite parts is around Jarnac. There are several marked routes starting from this historic town, taking in the Cognac vineyards, sunflower and melon fields, an abundance of Romanesque art and of course, as Henry IV declared: ‘the most beautiful stream in the kingdom’.