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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Things Publishing Ltd (14 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957157347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957157347
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hannah Reynolds is Fitness Editor for Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active and Cycling Fitness magazines. She is coauthor of Bloomsbury publications Fitter, Faster, Further , a guide to sportive preparation and Get on your Bike , an introduction to how to stay safe, get fit and be happy cycling. John Walsh designed the first St-Malo to Nice epic in 2010 for Saddle Skedaddle, the UK s largest independent cycle tour operator. An experienced guide and expert on France, he has guided all over the world, from the challenges of Bolivia to the exotic beaches of Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By accidentobizaro on 2 Jun. 2014
Format: Paperback
Francophilia oozes from this book. Part travelogue, part tour guide, it takes you on an idiosyncratic journey through the authors’ favourite bits of France, with plenty of historical, cultural and culinary detours along the way. Hannah and John know France very well, and their route is largely off the beaten track: I was thrilled to see the stunning yet little-known Gorges de la Nesque included, for example.

You get the feeling it would be fun to go on holiday with these two. Their enthusiasm for good riding in gorgeous scenery is matched by a healthy interest in the local tipples and a penchant for serendipitous exploring (I like how the list of Picnic Essentials includes ‘swimming gear’, and one of the Useful Phrases is ‘Could you fill my bottle with red wine, please?’).

The book is beautifully laid out. Countless photos of spectacular vistas, inviting streets and architectural gems will induce hopeless nostalgia in anyone who’s visited France, and send readers who haven’t scurrying off to Tripadvisor. Ideal for dreaming over on wintry evenings, you can practically smell the lavender and taste the Sauternes, and the authors’ detailed, loving descriptions give you a real sense of what you’ll encounter when you’re there.

The book, then, is a terrific read. But would it work as a holiday guide?

The authors suggest ways of adapting the route to your preferences, including dividing it up into different stages depending on how far you want to travel in a day, and suggesting short breaks. There’s plenty of practical information about each town, including where to shop, stay and get your bike bits from, and I can see the many snippets of historical and cultural information really enhancing a holiday.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom Brutton on 8 July 2014
Format: Paperback
I recently spent 14 days completing the entire route from St Malo to Nice as set out in this book and it was the trip of a lifetime. Part of me wants to try and keep it a secret but a bigger part of me wants everyone to experience what I and the authors of this book have experienced. France is arguably one of the best countries in the world to cycle and I have spent plenty of time there in various regions. However the route outlined in this book carves a cross-section through the most stunning villages, towns and regions in the country and highlights the best things to look out for and enjoy. The suggested itineraries (10 days, 2 weeks or 3 weeks) are perfectly balanced and really take the pressure out of planning it for yourself. All of the accommodation suggested in the book was better suited to my needs than the ones which I took time to sort out myself. I am still tired from the trip as I write this review but if I could I would go back and redo the entire route again, looking out for the things I missed the first time around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SN Cornwall. on 24 Aug. 2014
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This book is both a guide to an end to end cycle journey through France, and a collection of interesting snippets of information about the areas of France the route passes through. The instructions about the route are practical and pragmatic. Instructions give information about the route, where to eat, shop for provisions and stay. In that sense it is an instructional guide to the route. To do the ride independently you would need maps and/or satnav to complement the guide.
In my opinion however, it is the snippets of background information about the regions of France the route takes you through that enriches each days riding. For me, this made the ride a richer and more enjoyable experience than just a trophy bike ride.
The photographs in the book interspersed with the text make it an easy read as well as a guide book.
It is laid out in a similar format to other books I have by wildthings publishing. It is a lovely book and one I will dip into again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Alison M Jackson on 21 Aug. 2014
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I too, like the last reviewer, have just spent the last 14 days cycling through France along the route described in this beautifully written book. I am still struggling to take in the sheer beauty of everything I saw from the comfort of my saddle and under my own steam - the route was breathtaking. Lovely illustrations, interesting paragraphs on the history and culture of the regions, clear route instructions and useful information on where to stay and where to eat, you could literally pack your bags tomorrow and set off on the adventure of a lifetime and it wouldn't matter if you completed the journey in 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 5 weeks or in sections over many years. A delightful resource, and one which I am sure I will dip into time and time again for future bike journeys in France. Buy this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GDR Bowman on 4 Aug. 2014
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What an excellent book. This is very well written, includes great photographs, and best of all, the route summaries are thorough and obviously well researched. I'm not a long distance cyclist, but have ridden many of the routes detailed in the book over a period of forty plus years and would suggest that this book could also be used if one centered a holiday anywhere along the route. A little large to carry on the bike if "travelling light", but perfect to research the next day's ride over a glass of wine the evening before. Unique!
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