If you are thinking about a cycling holiday in Brittany this year (and why not...), there are some really good guide books available:
- Red Dog Books specialise in books about Brittany and have three cycling guide books: Brittany's Green Ways, V4 and the Nantes-Brest Canal.
- Excellent Books publish the (excellent) Cycling Northern France with a number of routes in Brittany. It's a heavyweight guide book, where to stay and what to see, and full of detailed maps, using 1:200,000 Michelin mapping.
- Cicerone have just the one guide book that includes Brittany: Cycle Touring in France. It includes a ride around Finistere - the 'end of the world'!
- Then there is the IGN map of the greenways and cycle routes of the whole of France, including Brittany, and France en Velo, a cycle tour end to end in France, and starting in Brittany.
There is more information in the blog post 'Cycle Touring Routes in Brittany' - www.bikeridemaps.co.uk/cycle-touring-routes-in-brittany/
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Planning a cycling holiday for 2020? Here are some ideas:
- Cycle the River Loire
- The Danube Cycleway
- Cycle tour of the western isles and the highlands of Scotland
- The Way of the Roses, from the Lancashire coast to the Yorkshire coast
- Cycle the iconic route to Santiago de Compostella
- Ride the west coast of Ireland
- Cycle the length of the Rhine...
What a choice!
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Information page on the C2C coast to coast cycle route, including maps and guide books available, plus route changes still in place after 2015 floods.
Latest blog post on the Bike Ride Maps website: 5 Reasons the C2C is So Popular
You can read more blog posts and more information on cycle routes in the UK and Europe as well.
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There are various guide books for cycling Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) or even John O' Groats to Land's End (JOGLE!). Have a look at them here:
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New blog post from cycling author and journalist Richard Peace: Top Tips for a Successful Bike Tour.
- The Pre-ride Check
- Maintenance Skills
- The Shakedown for Longer Tours
- Pack Just Right for You!
- Navigation Tips – Smartphones, Paper Maps and Other Things Electronic
Have you ever wondered about the brown National Byway signs that you might see when you are out and about?
The National Byway was designed to link heritage sites by quiet cycling routes. The project got part way through, with originally 6 maps published showing waymarked cycle routes. Four of those maps are in print, and have some great routes:
Yorkshire, North East England, the Midlands and South West Scotland.
More information on where they go just here:
This is good. 'The Wild Atlantic Way and Western Ireland' from Cicerone Books.
Some of the cycling guide books recently added to the Bike Ride Maps website.
The definitive 'Greenways and Cycle Routes of France' map by IGN is back in stock.
Match it up with guide books such as 'Brittany's Green Ways', 'Cycling Northern France' and 'Cycling Southern France' to plan some great rides in (hopefully) slightly better weather than just now!
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