European rides

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"I'm thinking of taking a cycle trip to either Andalucia, Provence, or Tuscany in late summer/early fall-- i am a C/B rider but will be traveling with a C/D type rider -- can anyone make suggestions on areas that are beautiful, but not too difficult -- i'm also searching for inexpensive rides -- similar to ""Advenure Center"" Thanks,


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Christian (not verified)

Tuscany, Umbria, or Le Marche. I'd consider Le Marche seriously.

Buy some TCI maps, and figure out where you want to go and what you want to see.

If you go solo, and plan your own trip, it'll be reasonable, despite the dollar-euro rate.

- Christian

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Maggie Schwarz (not verified)
A clearinghouse...

...for tours in Europe is

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Richard (not verified)
Cycling France

Ruth, I used the Lonely Planet Cycling France guide a few years ago and flew my bike to Charles de Gaul, rented a car, and drove to Epérnay, France, which is the heart of the Champagne region. The guide had many trips through out the region, but I chose several loop routes of 40-60 miles each that began in Epérnay and looped up through various sections of the vineyards. Each trip had a steep hill that I had to get off and walk a bit on (was a B18 rider at the time), but they were absolutely fantastic: beautiful towns, very few cars, and long rolling runs through the country side. And every afternoon, I returned the bike, picked up the car and drove around tasting some of the over 4,000 marks of champagne. And I went in September during the harvest.

The guide has a map and cue sheet for each ride – in English (British). It also has wonderful routes planned in most of the great areas of France. Probably they have guides for other countries too.



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