France on Two Wheels Competition

Win a copy of Adam Ruck's France on Two Wheels - Six Long Bike Rides for the Bon Vivant Cyclist

For Adam Ruck, France and cycling go together like ripe camembert and Bordeaux...

In this book he undertakes six journeys through the most beautiful French regions: Paris to Avignon, Lake Geneva to Normandy, down the Loire from its source to the sea (two rides), Biarritz to Burgundy, and through the Tarn gorges from the Cevennes to the Atlantic.
Eschewing lycra in favour of shorts and sandals, he and friends roll along at ten miles an hour - the perfect way, as he says, to explore rural France. Each ride takes about a week, with frequent pauses to taste wine, swim in a river, and investigate subjects as varied as lace making, pelota, Roquefort, Flaubert and the pilgrimage to Compostela.
Adding insight to anecdote, France on Two Wheels is packed with practical tips: on rail travel with a bicycle, mending a puncture in French, and the best stopovers along the route - small hotels, B&Bs and chateaux, every one “a cultural treasure worth celebrating”.

Adam Ruck is an established British travel journalist whose knowledge of France goes back more than 40 years. He has written guidebooks to France for Consumers’ Association and the AA (Automobile Association), and contributes regularly to the travel pages of The Daily Telegraph. A short account of the first of Adam’s rides through France, from Lake Geneva to Normandy, was published in the Travel section of The Sunday Telegraph in August 2010.

We asked the author to tell us a bit about how the book came about and what he loves about cycling in rural France. You can read what he had to say in his guest blog here.

High Point Holidays organises 3 road cycling holidays in France available from April to October.

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We have 3 copies of France on Two Wheels to give away.

Win yourself a copy and maybe it will inspire you to explore France on two wheels.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this one question:

What is the ancient capital of the Beaujolais region?

Clue: It is visited on Day 6 of our 3 Regions Tour

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