Bike-riding in Picardy

A bike ride in the country or along the coastline of Picardy is a great way to get back into the saddle and take in the views, at your own pace! The Picardy coast and its changing landscapes, the Somme and its green riverbanks, l'Aisne's enclosure pathways and the forests of l'Oise promise a wide variety of walks. Several hundred kilometres of track and dozens of routes of various difficulties and lengths are at your disposal.

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The spice of life ...

Whether a novice or an experienced cyclist, somebody who prefers peaceful outings or fast-paced excursions, cyclists are spoilt for choice in Picardy. The cycle tracks offer relaxing family outings to make the most of the peace and quiet and the surrounding environment. Accompanied excursions will sometimes focus on the surrounding countryside or sometimes take on a sportier approach. Finally, a mountain bike will be your best option to discover Picardy far from the beaten path.

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Peacefulness and discovery in the heart of nature

Depending on your route, you can pedal away in the heart of Picardy's highly varied forests and countryside; cycle alongside ponds that attract bird life, discover the dunes of Marquenterre, adventure along the tops of cliffs and go through picturesque villages. Stop whenever you like to take in the surrounding countryside, visit a fortified church or even discover the secrets of a château or a cathedral and picnic next to a wash-house or a wine grower's manor. Why not venture into one of the farms to taste some Linden honey, local cheese tart (tarte au Maroilles) or share a glass of the local aperitif: Folie Douce? Cycling in Picardy promises to be a unique experience at your pace and within the heart of nature...

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Excursions and encounters in the region of Picardy

What could be more enjoyable than discovering Picardy through the eyes of a guide who is a cycling enthusiast and who will take you out to discover the region? There are various associations that organise cycling excursions. These guides, passionate not only about cycling but also about Picardy, a region which they enjoy rediscovering on each occasion, will let you discover the region's most beautiful landscapes and will also tell you about some of its history...

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Comité Régional du Tourisme de Picardie, 3 rue Vincent Auriol, 80011 AMIENS Cedex 1
Téléphone : (00 33 3) 22 22 33 66 - Télécopie : (00 33 3) 22 22 33 67 - contact@picardietourisme.com
Site internet : www.picardietourisme.com

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