Self Guided Road Cycling Holidays in France

 


 

France has a long and rich history in the sport of road cycling, which has become a national passion. The country has produced some of the greatest cyclists of all time, including Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon, and the legendary Eddy Merckx.
 
However, France's most enduring cycling legacy is undoubtedly the Tour de France, the world's most famous and prestigious bike race. First held in 1903, the Tour has become an institution in the world of sport, attracting millions of fans and participants from all corners of the globe..
 
The iconic climbs of the Tour de France, such as Mont Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, and the Col du Tourmalet, have become embedded in cycling folklore, and are seen as the ultimate test of a cyclist's strength, endurance, and mental toughness.
 
France's love affair with road cycling is deeply ingrained in its culture and heritage, with the Tour de France standing as the ultimate symbol of this passion. The country's stunning landscapes, challenging climbs, and rich cycling history make it a must-visit destination for any cycling enthusiast.
 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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