Cycling the Canal Du Midi: Across Southern France from Toulouse to Syte: Across Southern France from Toulouse to Sète (Cicerone Guides) Paperback – 18 Feb 2009
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The River Loire invites cyclists to explore it. Without a stifling cycle way artificially created along the riveris banks, the route is instead accompanied by an abundance of country lanes, tempting cyclists to find those hidden gems which make this journey an unending pleasure. The route has something for everyone. It includes dramatic vistas from high above the Ardeche Gorge, lazy days of flat riding through fields of indolent cattle, the chance to explore vineyards producing some or the worldis finest vintages and the great collection of castles and palaces which line the riveris banks.Accommodation is plentiful whether you prefer the cheapest gites d'Aetape, the friendly chambres d'hutes, or the comfortable hotels. Wherever cyclists stay, they will be welcomed warmly one and their needs will be well catered for. This book, divided into twenty-three comfortable stages, includes a dramatic approach to the source of the River Loire at Le Gerbier de Jonc, a route alongside the whole of the river and suggestions of how to return to the U.K. It also includes enough advice and information to make this journey a truly memorable one.
About the Author
Declan Lyons brings a lifelong passion for cycling and touring to this guide. As a teenager in the 1960s, he explored the wilds of Connemara on a rusty three-speed Rudge bicycle. Since then, he has toured extensively in Ireland and further afield. He has cycled throughout France including regular trips from the Channel to the Mediterranean. Declan now lives next to the Canal du Midi, where he has spent the past decade exploring its history, culture and wildlife - accompanied by his wife, son and fellow bike enthusiasts.
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Seems quite good so far with places of interest and accommodations. I'm sure it will help me a great deal.
I got the Kindle edition as my Galaxy pad is the same size as the book. Reads just fine.
The maps are worse than useless as they are tiny and unreadable. Whoever decided to produce these maps as they are needs retraining at publishing at the very least!!
I was not going to write a review as the book is what it is; a guide. But the useless maps annoyed me.
How can anyone think that they are "Fit for purpose"?