Day 1 / 259 miles From Calais you cross the country and make your way along the beautiful rural roads of northern France to Verdun and the famous WW1 memorial.
Day 2 / 240 miles Today takes you up into the Vosges Mountains and some truly dramatic scenery before settling in to the second overnight stop near the border with Switzerland.
Day 3 / 208 miles Your first full day in the mountains sees you conquering spectacular alpine roads all day long. Starting with the Jura Moutains and leading down past Geneva, the Massif de Bauges, Chambery and finally into Grenoble.
Day 4 / 151 miles From Grenoble another day of sublime riding joining the famous “Route Napoleon”, along the D900 and Luberon which brings you to your base for the next 2 nights.
Day 5 / 144 miles Either kick back and relax around town checking out some of the stunning local roads or embark upon an organised ride out to Europe’s answer to the Grand Canyon. The Gorges du Verdon form a truly impressive canyon with walls 2,000 feet high. You can spend an entire day riding the curves around the canyon, not only the famous northern side but also the often overlooked and aptly named Corniche Sublime on the southern rim.
Day 6 / 134 miles Today is your chance to indulge your inner billionaire by riding along the coastal roads of the french riviera. Cruise along the Mediterranean via Cannes (adding in Nice and Monaco if you fancy a longer day in the saddle) before relaxing by the marina with a well deserved drink and some mussels.
Day 7/ 170 miles You’ll have a leisurely cruising morning across the south of the country through the low hills and national park of Cevennes to Millau. Taking in the best and quietest roads in the lower pyrenees, your overnight stop is within striking distance of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest vehicular bridge in the world.
Day 8 / 204 miles Today starts by crossing the Millau Viaduct, this takes you up towards the Limousin region on the banks of the Vezere, your base for the next 2 nights.
Day 9 / 168 miles A rideout day taking a loop through the volcanic region of Auverge, popular on the Tour de France circuit. You’ll cross the dordogne and visit the dormant volcano of Puy Mary before a well deserved rest back at base.
Day 10 / 248 miles From Treignac you’ll continue back northwards with a leisurely ride through rural France and the tranquil National Park at La Brenne. Skirt Orleans and the Loire valley to take you to the final evening stop in Chartres.
Day 11 / 212 miles Hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home…