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How to take your bike on holiday to France by rail

Ed Lancaster of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) looks at opportunities to take your own bike with you if you travel for a cycle holiday in France by rail.
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A cycling holiday in France ticks all the right boxes: gorgeous scenery, charming towns and villages, increasing numbers of well-marked routes and not forgetting the fantastic food and drink. Of course, the other advantage for UK tourists is that it is feasible to take your own tried and tested bike with you without even having to take it apart. 

In order to do this though you will need to be organised and plan ahead and there will be some additional costs (although you obviously won’t have to rent a bike when you get to the other end).

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