The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

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August is the big month of summer – the moment to down tools, kiss goodbye to loved ones and become one with your bike during a week or more of self-indulgent holiday miles. 

So in this week's edition of the MCN newspaper, we welcome you to part one of MCN’s holiday special, your guide to escaping to the finest tarmac in Britain and Europe and coming home sated for another year. In this three part series we show you some of the most accessible and stunning areas and roads you can explore, how to get there and how much to spend.

Every road has been hand picked for MCN readers by biking travel expert Simon Weir, a touring addict who spends his working life pounding the highways of Britain and Europe in search of roads that move the dial. First up is France, a biking paradise on your doorstep.

Bonnes vacances! 

For the full details on these routes and to download the GPX files for your Garmin or BMW SatNav visit our good friends at Ride magazine

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Simon Weir

By Simon Weir

Author and expert adventure motorcyclist, MCN contributor