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Before planning your cycling trips to France, Italy, Spain, or Switzerland, you may want to visit the following websites.

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General Travel Links

Local times around the world 
A very convenient site to check when calling abroad

A comprehensive database of newspapers around the world

XE Currency Converter
A currency converter that uses the most current exchange rates

Your source for checking weather forecasts in France




France Travel and Cycling Resources

Itineraries and activities in France (some sections of the site are only available in French)

France Guide: Tourism Holiday in France
Official website of the French Government Tourist Office (UK version)

Just France.org. France Travel
They label themselves as "Your Travel Guide to France". A goldmine of information for all France-related things

Freewheeling France
An independent guide to cycling in France with helpful articles such as a "French Dictionary for Cyclists"




French Alps/Geneva area Resources

Geneve Roule
Our bicycle rental partner in Geneva. Besides renting hybrid and road bikes, they also offer city bikes FOR FREE to get around the city of Geneva. Quite a few of our Geneva cycling tours are operated in conjunction with Geneve Roule.

French Alps Tourist Office
Tourist office for the region of Rhone-Alpes which includes the "departements" of Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isere, Ain, Ardeche, Loire, Rhone, and Drome. We offer a wide selection of cycling tours in the French Alps.

Tourist office for the Savoie - Haute-Savoie region. Includes information on cycling in the area and suggested itineraries. We offer a wide selection of cycling tours in Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

Route des Grandes Alpes 
For those who wish to ride all or part of the mythic "Route des Grandes Alpes" that links Thonon-les-Bains to Menton. Our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez tour includes cycling along this route.

Thonon-les-Bains Tourist Office
Website of the tourist office of Thonon-les-Bains. Includes information on accommodations, activities, etc... Some of our French Alps tours start from Thonon-les-Bains.

Annemasse/Voirons Tourist Office
Website of the tourist office of the town of Annemasse (in France, very close to Geneva) and the neighboring villages. Includes information on activities, accommodations, etc... Our office is located in this area.

Tourist Office of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Website for the town of Saint-Julien - very close to Geneva - and the Saleve mountain (our playground!).

Yvoire Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the medieval town of Yvoire. Some of our cycling tours in Geneva include an overnight in Yvoire.

Le Grand Bornand Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the village of Le Grand Bornand. Some of our tours include an overnight in this village such as our Upper French Alps cycling tour and our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez.

Aravis Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the Aravis region (Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz, etc...) This area is ridden through on some of our cycling tours such as our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez.

Tourist Office of the Lake Annecy area
Official website of Lake Annecy Tourist Office. Activities, hotels, restaurants, etc...

Aix-les-Bains Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the town of Aix-les-Bains. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Some of our tours such as our 3-Lake cycling tour include an overnight in Aix-les-Bains.

Albertville Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the town of Albertville. Includes information on accommodation and activities. Some of our tours such as our Geneva to Alpe d'Huez include an overnight in Albertville.

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the village of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Includes information on accommodations and activities. Some of our tours such as Geneva to Alpe d'Huez go through Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Alpe d'Huez Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the resort of Alpe d'Huez. Includes information on accommodation and activities. Cyclomundo operates a number of tours and packages in Alpe d'Huez such as our award-winning Geneva to Alpe d'Huez and our Marmotte package.

Leman sans Frontière (Lake Geneva without borders)
Umbrella website for 42 travel-related websites of Lake Geneva-based travel entities (French and Swiss sites)

Visites en Chablais. Information site for the Chablais region.
The Chablais is the low-altitude area between Lake Geneva and the "real" Alps. This area offers amazing cycling opportunities with superb views over Lake Geneva, the Jura mountains, and the Alps.

Oisans cycling information
Website dedicated to the Oisans region, ideally located to tackle the mythical climbs of Croix-de-Fer, Alpe d'Huez, etc... A number of our cycling tours take place in the Oisans region such as our Mythic climbs cycling tour.




Provence and Riviera Resources

Vaucluse Tourisme in Provence
Official site of Vaucluse Tourisme (Upper part of Provence). A great resource for hotels, events, restaurants, etc...

Les Alpes de Haute-Provence
Official website of the Alpes de Haute Provence... a bit of the Alps, a bit of Provence in one area... One of our favorite cycling ground. Resources for hotels, restaurants, events, etc...

La Provence Verte
La Provence Verte is the hidden part that few people know... if only they knew what they miss! Mountains, seashore, countryside... in one small area!

Les Baux de Provence
Official website of Les Baux de Provence, one of the most amazing sites in Provence.

A comprehensive guide to the area of the Luberon Regional Park, its villages, and useful information about the region



Loire Valley Resources

Loire Valley Tourism
The official website of the Loire Valley region. All about the Loire Valley Tourism: activities, restaurants, accommodations, etc...

La Loire à Vélo
Official website of "La Loire à Vélo", an 800-km velo route from Nevers to Saint-Nazaire. The most visited veloroute in France. The best way to see the Loire Valley chateaus. 

Les Chateaux à Vélo. "Pays de Chambord" website
A great resource if you plan to travel independently and visit the area around Blois (Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont). Includes itineraries, accommodations, etc...

Tours Toursim Office
Official website of the tourist office of the town of Tours. Includes events, activities, hotels, restaurants, etc...

Blois Tourism Office
Official website of the tourist office of Blois, an ideal location if you want to visit Chambord, Chaumont, or Chenonceaux.



Alsace Travel Resources

Strasbourg Tourism Office
Official website of the Strasbourg Tourist Office. Everything you need to know when planning a trip to Strasbourg.

Visit Alsace
Official website of the Alsace region. A very rich website: accommodations, restaurants, sites, events, wine tourism, etc...

Cycling in Alsace
Cycling paths and information on bike rentals and accommodations in the region. Useful if you are planning your own cycling trip in Alsace.

ADT, Welcome in Alsace
Official website of tourism of the Bas-Rhin, the lower part of Alsace that borders Switzerland and Germany. We like the fact that they promote "car-free" tourism.

Colmar Tourist Office
The official website for the Tourist Office of Colmar, a must-see town in Alsace. Includes information on hotels, restaurants, events, etc...

L'Alsace Bossue
Alsace Bossue Tourist Office. The Alsace Bossue is the "hidden part" of Alsace located in the Natural Park of the Vosges area, an amazing playground for us, cyclists.



Burgundy Travel Resources

Burgundy Tourism
Official website of the regional tourist office of Burgundy. Everything you need to know before planning your trip to Burgundy.

Cote d'Or Tourist Office
Cote d'Or is the area located in the "heart" of Burgundy. It includes the most famous wine-making areas of Burgundy as well as the towns of Dijon and Beaune.

Tourist Office of Beaune
The town of Beaune is located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. A must-see when visiting Burgundy.



Dordogne Travel Resources

Tourism Office of Aquitaine
Aquitaine os the name given to the Southwest region of France. A very diverse area with an amazing coastline, the western part of the Pyrenees mountains, the French Basque country, and Dordogne!

Tourist Office for the town of Sarlat
The website of the tourist office of Sarlat, the main city in Perigord and Europe's biggest medieval town. Includes information on accommodations, events, etc...

Tourism Office of the Lot region
Informative website on the Lot region: accommodations, sites, activities, events, etc... Also offers packages.

Black Perigord area
Umbrella website for the towns and villages located in the Perigord Noir, one of the most scenic parts of Dordogne. Includes Sarlat, Montignac (where the Lascaux cave is located), Les Eyzies, etc...



Languedoc Travel Resources

Unofficial website for the Languedoc Roussillon area
Includes information on accommodations, restaurants, activities, etc...

Another unofficial website for the Languedoc
Includes a comprehensive list of sites related to travel to the Languedoc region.



Normandy Resources

Official website of the Normandy Tourism Office
Comprehensive website: everything you need when planning a trip to Normandy: accommodations, activities, events, etc..

The Peace Memorial in Caen
An extraordinary museum celebrating peace. Highly recommended on your way from the D-Day landing sites after visually experiencing the damages caused by WWII

Normandie Memoire
The website of the association "Normandie Memoire" which aims at keeping the "memory alive" by informing visitors about WWII events, by organizing meetings, etc...

Bessin Tourist Office
Tourist Office for the Bessin area where "Omaha Beach" is located. Further information on "Pointe-du-Hoc", the American Cemetery of Colleville, the German guns of Longues-sur-Mer can be found on this comprehensive site.



Pyrenees Resources

The official website of the Pyrenees region: everything you need to know when planning a trip to the Pyrenees

Pyrenees-Online (French)
A comprehensive source of everything in the Pyrenees: events, activities, accommodations, ski resorts, etc...

Ariege Pyrenees
An unofficial website about the "Ariege" 



Dolomites Resources

Trentino Tourism Official Website
Information on the Trentino area. Includes information on accommodations, sites, and activities. Some packages can be booked online.

Information on the Dolomites. Hotels and package offers in Trentino, South Tyrol, Bellunese and Friuli.



Veneto Resources

Veneto Tourism
Official website of the Veneto region. Everything you need to know when planning a trip to the Veneto.



Sportive Websites and Related Resources

The Col Collective
Video guides and advice on riding mountain passes all over the world.



Advocacy Groups And Associations

Transportation Alternative (New York, USA)
New York-based advocacy group. We are a member since 1999.

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (Sacramento, USA)
Sacramento-based advocacy organization

Indego bike share (Philadelphia, USA)
Philadelphia-based advocacy organization started by the City of Philadephia

Bicycle Network Victoria - Great Rides (Melbourne, Australia)
Victoria-based advocacy organization (40,000 members!)

Adventure Cycling (Missoula, USA)
Missoula-based advocacy organization since 1973 (50,000 members!)

Cascade Bicycle Club (Seattle, USA)
Seattle-based advocacy organization that operates throughout Washington state (17,000 members!)

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (Los Angeles, USA)
Los Angeles-based advocacy organization established in 1998

Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago, USA)
Chicago-based advocacy organization established in 1979

Milwaukee-based advocacy organization (Milwaukee; USA)

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (Victoria, Canada)
Advocacy organization operating in the Greater Victoria Area

British Cycling (UK)
National governing body for cycling in Great Britain



Other Cycling Resources

Cicerone cycle touring guidebooks
A collection of guidebooks for walking, hiking, climbing, and cycling all around the world.

Adventure Cycling Association
Provides a comprehensive list of cycling tour operators.

Paris bicycle tour in small groups, for all ages. Discover Paris as an insider.

Penguin Travel
Organizes cycling trips in Bulgaria.

Cycling tours in the most scenic areas of Germany.