Discover France Announces Spring 2014 Bicycle Tours in Europe

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Veteran operator Discover France offers shoulder season self-guided and guided bicycle tours in Europe. Blossoming French vineyards and warm Mediterranean coastlines boast the perfect temperate, active vacation without the summer crowds.

Discover France's bicycle tours through blossoming French vineyards and along warm Mediterranean coastlines offer travelers the perfect temperate, active vacation without the summer crowds.

Discover France's bicycle tours through blossoming French vineyards and along warm Mediterranean coastlines offer travelers the perfect temperate, active vacation without the summer crowds.

Discover France’s various Catalonia bicycle tours have something to offer travelers of every stripe, from gastronomists who can savor the region’s fine wines, food and culture to adventurers looking to discover unsung coastal pathways ...

Spring is on its way, and what better way to see the better parts of some of the world’s most beautiful countries than by bicycle? Discover France, a leading operator for bicycle tours in Europe that specializes in self-guided trips, is offering several spring tours to satiate the wanderlust of travelers longing for a peaceful or exhilarating French, Spanish, Italian or Croatian getaway.

Languedoc, France: Beginning with hills and leveling out toward the end, Discover France's bicycle tour of this destination provides travelers with an opportunity to experience all France has to offer – breathtaking vistas with delightful villages nestled among rows of vines and majestical castles; Château de Quéribus and Château de Peyrepertuse perched high on hills in the Cathare countryside, not to mention incredible chocolate desserts served with the famous white wine Blanquette de Limoux, this region has much to offer.

Provence, France: Discover France has a unique array of itineraries in this classic French destination. Travelers can view the breathtaking dry stone buildings of Gordes; lose themselves in the hidden treasures of Provence on our Secrets tour, which explores UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical monuments; or ride the Giant of Provence, the spectacular Mont Ventoux.

Sardinia, Italy: An island for adventurers, the varied landscape of Sardinia is ripe for exploration. From the beaches to the mountains through forests and hilltop villages, Sardinia is not just a beach paradise, but a cyclist's dream as well. Cyclists spend a week biking the rugged landscape of the island, from the west coast, Alghero and Bosa, to medieval villages and Roman towns, such as Santu Lussurgiu, then down to Oristano. Sardinia is rich in history and offers challenging cycling.

Catalonia, Spain: Discover France’s various Catalonia bicycle tours have something to offer travelers of every stripe, from gastronomists who can savor the region’s fine wines, food and culture to adventurers looking to discover unsung coastal pathways and pristine Spanish beaches.

Istria, Croatia: Istria’s green forests, historic hilltop towns, vineyards, olive groves and gentle rivers are a perfect combination of the beauty of nature, history and culture. Add to this the seductive tastes of excellent Istrian wines and it is clear that this is an area which offers everything a traveler needs. Discover France guests enjoy an easy bike ride and exploring Istria, passing through the hidden medieval towns of Gronjan, Oprtalj, Motovun and the former Roman colony of Poreè whose charm will leave visitors breathless.

To learn more about Discover France or their spring bicycle tours in Europe visit http://www.discoverfrance.com or contact Thomas Boutin at thomas(at)discoverfrance(dot)com.

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About Discover France:
This year, Discover France celebrates 20 years offering high-value, self-guided bicycle tours and multisport itineraries. Discover France is best known for pioneering and perfecting the art of self-guided travel, a truly unique and authentic way to explore a destination. Self-guided bicycle tours offer the same unmatched quality, style, service and comforts as their guided trips, while allowing a high level of flexibility, customization and value for independent travelers. Having specialized in travel throughout France for the last two decades, Discover France branches out this year with 15 new tours in a total of 10 European countries (France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Holland, Belgium) and two new tours in Sonoma Valley, California.

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