France on Two Wheels: Six Long Bike Rides for the Bon Vivant Cyclist
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With France on Two Wheels: Six Long Bike Rides for the Bon Vivant Cyclist (UK: Short Books) Adam Ruck has written a travel book that is equally informative as it is enjoyable. All three of Ruck’s passions are evident: his love of the French countryside, cycling and French cuisine. His six rides, which he illustrates with maps, cover almost every geographical area of France and there’s a trip in this book for every cycling level. Even if you’re a week-end pedaller who is looking for an easy route in France with a good hotel and meal at the end of the day, you’ll find that, too.
Ruck’s style of writing extremely appealing; it's very British without being pretentious or overbearing. At the end of each chapter he includes a list of the restaurants and hotels he visited, which range from cheap to expensive, as well as essential websites.
And even if you never want to climb in the saddle, Ruck’s book is worth the read if you’re interested in visiting less travelled French towns and villages. Avid cyclists looking for travel tips will find that Two Wheels pays for itself.