Publisher synopsis: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Bien sur, you know how beautiful France is. Well, consider this: it looks even lovelier when seen from two wheels. The soaring Alps...the chateau-dotted Loire...even surprisingly cycle-friendly Paris - no wonder cyclotouristes have been coming here since the 19th century. Whether you want a gourmand's tour through vineyard and farmland, or to conquer the principal climbs of the Tour de France in the High Alps, this guide gives you the best of France on two wheels. * Itineraries to suit all fitness levels * Elevation charts and detailed maps * Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way * Comprehensive coverage of Corsica Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Ethan Gelber.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)