Going Places: Travel Features: Bicycling Europe


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July 1996

A Tour de France to call your own

So Le Tour has you picturing yourself wheeling through the picturesque Gallic countryside, oui? But of course. And unlike the peloton, you can stay inside your cozy chateau if a freak snowstorm hits.

Here are some resources to help you choose and plan a cycling vacation in Europe, or somewhere closer to home. So pack your yellow jersey, grab a few domestiques (friends, that is), and get rolling.

Trip ideas featured in Outside
Shadowing the Tour de France
Biking across the continent
Cycling and snorkeling Corsica and Sardinia

The Provence countryside:
Scenic cycling, yummy food

Peaceful byways in North America
Fall tours in the United States

Advice from the Adventure Adviser
Cycling the Loire Valley of France
Touring scenic Provence
Two-wheeling through Northern Italy

General travel tips
How to save money the Euro way
What you really need on the road
The best of the big group rides
Inside skinny on safe touring