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Before planning your cycling trips to France, Italy, Spain, or Switzerland, you may want to visit the following websites.

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Links and Travel and Cycling Resources
  To help you plan your trip in France, Italy, Spain, Switerland and elsewhere, we have gathered the best resources
   
 

Regional resources:
Alsace
Burgundy (including Beaujolais)
Dolomites
Dordogne/Perigord/Lot
French Alps and Lake Geneva
Languedoc
Loire Valley
Normandy
Pyrenees
Provence/Riviera
Veneto

     

General travel links
France travel and cycling resources
Operators in other parts of the world
Sportive / Grand Fondo resources
Advocacy groups and cycling associations
Other cycling resources

General Travel Links
A very convenient site to check when calling abroad
A comprehensive database of newspapers around the world
A currency converter that uses the most current exchange rates
Your source for checking weather forecasts in France
 
France Travel and Cycling Resources
Itineraries and activities in France (some sections of the site are only available in French)
Official website of the French Government Tourist Office (UK version)
They label themselves as "Your Travel Guide to France." A gold mine of information for all France-related things
Resources for Americans and other native English speakers that would like to live in France (or travel to France)
An independent guide to cycling in France with helpful articles such as a "French Dictionary for Cyclists".
 
French Alps/Geneva area Resources

Our bicycle rental partner in Geneva. Besides renting hybrid and road bikes, they also offer city bikes FOR FREE to get around the city of Geneva. Quite a few of our Geneva cycling tours are operated in conjunction with Geneve Roule.

Tourist office for the region of Rhone-Alpes which includes the "departements" of Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isere, Ain, Ardeche, Loire, Rhone, and Drome. We offer a wide selection of cycling tours in the French Alps wide selection of cycling tours in all these areas.

Tourist Office for the Savoie-Haute-Savoie region. Includes information on cycling in the area and suggested itineraries. We offer a wide selection of cycling tours in Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

For those who wish to ride all or part of the mythic "Route des Grandes Alpes" that links Thonon-les-Bains to Menton. Our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez tour includes cycling along this route.

Website of the tourist office of Thonon-les-Bains. Includes information on accommodations, activities, etc....Some of cycling tours start from Thonon-les-Bains.

Website of the tourist office of the town of Annemasse (in France, very close to Geneva) and the neighboring villages. Includes information on activities, accommodations, etc... Our office is located in this area.

Website for the town of Saint-Julien—close to Geneva—and the Saleve mountain (our playground!).

Tourist Office for the medieval town of Yvoire. Some of cycling tours include an overnight in Yvoire.

Tourist Office for the village of Le Grand Bornand. Some of our tours include an overnight in this village such as our Upper French Alps cycling tours and our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez.

Tourist Office for the Aravis region (Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz). This area is ridden through on some of our cycling tours such as our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez .

Official website of Lake Annecy Tourist Office. Activities, hotels, resaurants, etc...

Tourist Office for the town of Aix-les-Bains. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Some of our tours such as our 3-Lake cycling tour include an overnight in Aix-les-Bains.

Tourist Office for the town of Albertville. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Some of our tours such as our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez include an overnight in Albertville.

Tourist Office for the village of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Some of our tours such as Geneva to Alpe d'Huez go through Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. .

Site dedicated to cycling in the Maurienne region, an ideally-located area for cyclists who wish to tackle the mythical climbs of Madeleine, Croix-de-Fer, Glandon, etc. We operate a number of cycling tours in the Maurienne area.

Tourist office for the resort of Alpe d'Huez. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Cyclomundo operates a number of tours and packages in Alpe d'Huez such as our award-winning Geneva to Alpe d'Huez and our Marmotte package.

Umbrella website for 42 travel-related websites of Lake Geneva-based travel entities (French and Swiss sites)

The Chablais is the low-alitude area between Lake Geneva and the "real" Alps. This area offers amazing cycling opportunities with superb views over Lake Geneva, the Jura mountains, and the Alps.

Website dedicated to the Oisans region, ideally located to tackle the mythical climbs of Croix-de-Fer, Alpe d'Huez, etc... A number of our cycling tours take place in the Oisans region such as our Mythic climbs cycling tours.

 
Provence and Riviera Resources

The Insider's Guide to the most beautiful corner of France. Includes information on accommodations, activities, etc....

Official site of Vaucluse Tourisme (Upper part of Provence). Great resource for hotels, events, restaurants, etc...

Official website of the Alpes de Haute Provence... a bit of the Alps, a bit of Provence in one area... One of our favorite cycling ground. Resource for hotels, restaurants, events, etc...

La Provence Verte is the hidden part that few people know... if only they knew what they miss! Moutains, seashorte, countryside... in one small area!

Official website of les Baux de Provence, one of the most amazing sites in Provence

Comprehensive guide to the area of the Luberon Regional Park, its villages, and useful information about the region

 
Loire Valley Resources

The official website of the Loire Valley region. All about the Loire Valley Tourism: activities, restaurants, accommodations, etc...

Official website of "La Loire à Vélo," an 800-km velo route" from Nevers to Saint-Nazaire. the most visited veloroute in France. The best way to see the Loire Valley chateaus.

A great resource if you plan to travel independently and visit the area around Blois (Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont). Includes itineraries, accommodations, etc...

Official website of the tourist office of the town of Tours. Includes events, activities, hotels, restaurants, etc...

Official website of the tourist office of Blois, an ideal location if you want to visit Chambord, Chaumont, or Chenonceaux.

 
Alsace Travel Resources

Official website of the Strasbourg Tourist Office. Everything you need to know when planning a trip to Strasbourg.

Official website of the Alsace region. A very rich website: accommodations, restaurants, sites, events, wine tourism, etc...

Cycling paths and information on bike rentals and accommodations in the region. Useful if you are planning your own cycling trip in Alsace.

Official website of tourism of the Bas-Rhin, the lower part of Alsace that borders Switzerland and Germany. We like the fact that they promote "car-free" tourism.

Official website for the Tourist Office of Colmar, a must-see town in Alsace. Includes information on hotels, restaurants, events, etc...

Alsace Bossue Tourist Office. The Alsace Bossue is the "hidden part" of Alsace located in the Natural Park of the Vosges area, an amazing playground for us, cyclists.

 
Burgundy Travel Resources

Official website of the regional tourist office of Burgundy. Everything you need to know before planning your trip to Burgundy.

Cote d'Or is the area located in the "heart " of Burgundy. It includes the most famous wine-making areas ofBurgundy as well as the towns of Dijon and Beaune.

The town of Beaune is located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. A must-see when visiting Burgundy.

 
Dordogne Travel Resources

Aquitaine is the name given to the Southwest region of France. A very diverse area with an amazing coastline, the western part of the Pyrenees mountains, the French Basque country, and Dordogne!

The website of the tourist office of Sarlat, the main city in Perigord and Europe's biggest medieval town. Includes information on accommodations, events, etc...

Informative website on the Lot region: accommodations, sites, activities, events, etc... Also offers travel packages.

Umbrella website for the towns and villages located in the Perigord Noir, one of the most scenic part of Dordogne. Includes Sarlat, Montignac (where the Lascaux cave is located), Les Eyzies, etc...

 
Languedoc Travel Resources

Official website of the regional tourist office of the region "Languedoc-Roussillon." Everything you need to know when planning a trip to Languedoc Roussillon is there!

Includes information on accommodations, restaurants, activities, etc....

Includes a comprehensive list of sites related to travel to the Languedoc region.

Normandy Resources
Comprehensive website: everything you need when planning a trip to Normandy: accommodations, activities, events, etc...
Portal site for the Upper and Lower Normandy. An extensive source of information, primarily for people who live in Normandy, but also quite information for those who wish to visit.
An extraordinary museum celebrating peace. Highly recommended on your way from the D-Day landing sites after visually experiencing visually the damages caused by WWII
The website of the association "Normandie Memmoire" which aims at keeping the "memory alive" by informing visitors about WWII events, by organizing meetings, etc...
Tourist Office for the Bessin area where "Omaha Beach" is located. Further information on "Pointe-du-Hoc," the American cemetary of Colleville, the German guns of Longues-sur-Mer can be found on this comprehensive site.
 
Pyrenees Resources
The official website of the Pyrenees region: everything you need to know when planning a trip to the Pyrenees
Comprehensive source on everything in the Pyrenees: events, activities, accommodations, ski resorts, etc...
Unofficial website about the "Ariege" part of the Pyrenees, popular with cyclists: includes information on activities, events, accommodations, etc...
 
Dolomites Resources
Information on the Trentino area. Includes information on accommodations, sites, and activities. Some packages can be booked online.
Information on the Dolomites. Hotels and package offers in Trentino, South Tyrol, Bellunese and Friuli.
 
Veneto Resources
Official website of the region of Veneto. Everything you need to know when planning a trip to the Veneto.
 
Sportive Websites And Related Resources
Video guides and advice on riding mountain passes all over the world.
 
Advocacy Groups And Associations

New York-based advocacy group. We are a member since 199.

Sacramento-based advocacy organization
Philadelphia-based advocacy organization started by the City of Philadelphia
Victoria-based advocacy organization (40,000 members!)
Missoula-based advocacy organization since 1973 (50,000 members!)
Seattle-based advocacy organization that operates throughout Washington state (17,000 members!)
Minnesota advocacy organization that operates in the Twin Cities area
Los Angeles-based advocacy organization established in 1998
Chicago-based advocacy organization established in 1985
Brisbane-based advocacy organization established in 1979 (18,000 members!)
Milwaukee-based advocacy organization
Advocacy organization operating in the Greater Victoria Area
National governing body for cycling in Great Britain
Melbourne-based advocacy organization
 
Other Cycling-Related Links
A collection of guide books for biking through Eastern Europe.
A collection of guidebooks for walking, hiking, climbing, and cycling all around the world.
Provides a comprehensive list of cycling tour operators.
 
Other Tour Companies
Paris bicycle tour in small groups, for all ages. Discover Paris as an insider.
Organizes cycling trips in Bulgaria.
Cycling tours in the most scenic areas of Germany.