FAQ Category: Destinations

Destination specific questions

How far are the Alps from Paris?

The French Alps are located 625km / 388mi from Paris by car. Depending on traffic this would take approximately 6.5hrs. Our destination pages are a great guide for travel options.

How far from Paris are the Pyrenees?

The French Pyrenees are located 850km / 528mi from Paris by car. Depending on traffic this will take approximately 8hrs. By train it is almost 5.5 hours and by plane flight time is 1hr 20mins. Check our Pyrenees destination pages for details on how to travel to the Pyrenees.

Where are the French Alps located?

The French Alps are located in the East of the country and border both Switzerland and Italy. Our destinations pages list the best way to travel there. Depending on where in France you are travelling from you may be able to make your way to the region by either car, bus, rail or air.

Where are the Pyrenees located?

The French Pyrenees are located in the South West of France along the border with Spain. The Mountain range spans across from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. Check our practical guides for information on how to travel to the region.

Where should I stay in the French Alps if I only have a limited amount of time to cycle?

We recommend basing yourself in either Bourg d’Oissans, Annecy, or either the Maurienne or Serre Chevalier valleys. Check out our practical guides for the Alps which provide you with handy information on where to go, how to get there and where to ride. From either of these four locations you can access multiple Tour de …

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