Cycling in France - Southwest France (Chapter)
This is the Southwest France chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling France guidebook.
Southwest France offers magnificent beaches, expanses of pine forest, dense oak woods, famous wine-growing regions, sublime food, and architecture and artefacts testifying to a rich history of human settlement. Throw in an irresistibly laidback lifestyle and you've got cycle tourist heaven.
- marvel at the prehistoric cave paintings of the Vézère Valley
- transport and accommodation
- venture into the underworld at the Gouffre de Padirac
- tour the dramatically floodlit buildings and monuments of central Bordeaux, the world's largest Unesco-listed urban area
Coverage includes: Southwest France, Climate, Bordeaux Wine Region, Périgord & Quercy, Towns & Facilities, Getting to/from the Ride, Bordeaux Wine Explorer, Caves, Cuisine & Châteaux.