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 châteaux, every one a cultural treasure worth celebrating.
About the Author
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.
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