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Lonely Planet Cycling France (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Cycling France (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.98

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2.0 out of 5 stars LP Cycling in France 2009 - a real disappointment!, 27 Aug 2009
If you have the 2002/3 version of this book and you're expecting a suite of new routes and rides, you'll be bitterly disappointed. Although updated for Euro pricing and new contact details etc, the routes and rides are essentially the same. Moreover, they've removed most of the inspiring glossy photos midway through the book and used an awful purple & white print scheme throughout. The maps are not as clear as the older version and they use a grey-upon-grey colourscheme for some maps which makes it difficult to distinguish between terrain-features; the 'sea' grey cannot be distinguished from the 'national park' grey for example. Had LP made it clear that this was an updated reprint of the 2002/3 book, I would not have been so disappointed. If you don't have the 2002/3 book, you'll enjoy the routes but the poor printing choices will make using the guide a chore.

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