France is fantastic for cycling! Lots of small roads with little to no traffic
allow cyclists to enjoy smooth road surfaces without having to inhale car exhaust fumes all the
I will be sharing some of my experiences while discovering France on a Roadbike. Starting off with the area of Greater Paris (Ile de France), which includes the departements
I am hoping to slowly extend my coverage to other regions of France.
On this site you can view the routes that I have taken, view the elevation profiles as well as download a GPS track file, which (in combination with a GPS-satelite receiver) you can then use to follow my route yourself. I have chosen to put my tracks up in the .gpx format (GPS exchangeable format), which can be read by most software currently available.
this route starts in Saint-Remy-Les-Chevreuse, about 50 km south of Paris situated in the gorgeous Nationalparc Chevreuse. You can get quite easily to Saint-Remy by taking the RER line B southbound. Saint-Remy-Les-Chevreuse is the final stop, a mere 50 minutes from Paris centre.
|trip length:||77 km|
|elevation gain:||654 m|
3D view thanks to Blackwilli's free GTA software
this roundtrip starts at the trainstation Fontainebleau-Avon, 40 minutes south of Paris. trains run at least once an hour from Gare de Lyon. the tour starts with a beautiful stretch along the river Seine, before it turns east to explore some small french villages before curving back to the Seine and crossing in thomery. the route continues through the gorgeous middieval city of Moret sur Loing.Following the river Loing, you arrive in Bourron-Marlotte. From here the route turns north into the lush forest of Fontainebleau. From here you circle the forest clockwise, with a smaller loop in the northwest, that leads out of the forest to Fleury-en-Bieres and Perthes. the last 25 km cut again through the forest and arrive after some beautiful serpentines in Fontainebleau at the famous chateau. Another 5km along the old aquaeduct lead you back to the trainstation in Fontainebleau-Avon.
|trip length:||100 km|
|elevation gain:||693 m|
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