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Basque Country B-Roads

5 or 7 days

After a long day on my bicycle...I feel that I have established contact with my environment and that I am at peace. On days like that I am permeated with a profound gratitude...
— velocio
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Massif Central Mixed Surface

(Or paved, if you prefer)

7 days

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
 
 
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Conquering Ventoux

5 days

I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world.
— Frances E. Willard
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Custom Cycling Tour:

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.
— Arthur Conan Doyle

Route des Cols

12 -13 days

(Optional Rest Day)

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn
— john muir
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Perigord Pleasures

5 days

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
— H.G. Wells
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Bishop Bikes Field Trip

7 days

The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.
— Louis Baudry de Saunier
 
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Legendary Loire:

Source to Sea

13-14 days

(Optional Rest Day)

So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, ‘In what country on earth would you rather live?’ Certainly in my own, where are all my friends, my relations, and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. Which would be your second choice? France.
— thomas jefferson