One of the most spectacular France cycling tour spots is Burgundy - a fascinating and rich area of France. The bicycle takes you along the historic Canal de Bourgogne and quiet back roads to fortified villages, magnificent chateaux and abbeys which bear testimony to the wealth and power of the church and state in medieval France.
Alsace is another exciting France cycling destination. Alsace is a part of the region that is nestled between the beautiful Vosges mountains in France and the borders of Germany and Switzerland, Alsace is a region rich in tradition. Alsace is a combination of cultures and therefore charm. The famous Route du Vin (wine route) encompasses at least 100 wine producing villages between Strasbourg and Colmar, creating some of France's best wines. Also offers gourmet cuisine and has more Michelin star restaurants than any other region. Experience gastronomy in refined and traditional dishes like the famous baeckeofe. The beauty of its traditional architecture will surprise you with villages of half timbered houses decked with colorful flowers.
For those up to the challenge, there's the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Massif Central, with its steep climbs and sweeping descents. The tour includes a ride on the island of Corsica, with its rugged coastal scenery and prehistoric sites.
In addition to cycling there are walking tour vacations in France. Walking destinations abound throughout France, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region.
Both cycling and walking tours are a wonderful way of exploring quiet corners of France at your own pace. Go ahead and enjoy la belle France as you discover its beauty and grandeur for yourself.