Walter Judson Moore con BORDEAUX & the PYRÉNÉES – A BICYCLE YOUR FRANCE GUIDEBOOK (SECOND EDITION)
This guidebook highlights routes around Bordeaux, the Garonne Canal and the Pyrénées in the Aquitaine Region of southwest France. There are 16 cycling routes mapped and profiled. The guide includes 53 commentaries on villages, a canal, rivers, historical people and points of interest along the way. Included with each route are waypoints that locate their position longitude and latitude in degrees, minutes and seconds, and in digital format.Details: 131 pages; 11” x 8.5”; English; 16 two-page color route maps; one single page color overview map; 7 village and town maps; 238 color photographs.You can handle any and all of these sixteen routes, from the highest paved road in the Pyrénées to the flat woods in the Médoc. It all depends on your lungs, thighs, patience and proper selection of grandparents.In addition to the routes way up four Mountain passes, two routes utilize thePiste Cyclable Roger Lapébie, and four routes follow the cycle path along theCanal de Garonne.Visit Eleanor of Aquitaine’s city of Bordeaux, King Henry IV’s château inNérac, ask about Richard the Lionheart’s chamber overlooking the Eymet centralsquare, and walk around site of the last battle of the Wars of Religion in Castillion-la-Bataille. Then throw in a couple morning markets along with Castillonnès, Agen, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Pau and Oloron-Ste-Marie.Basic data are included on selecting a community, finding and renting a gîte, bringing your bike or renting a good one, having or renting a vehicle, driving in France, what to bring, buying groceries and something on restaurants.