Yes. It is safe to travel with your bike in a cardboard box. Of course this will also depend on how well you pack your bike ready for air travel. We have a whole article dedicated to using a cardboard bike box with lots more information and advice.
Yes, you can take bike lube on a plane – provided it is not flammable? To be safe check the label prior to packing and also make sure the amount meets any subsequent airline restrictions. Check out our page on travelling with a bike for more handy tips and considerations
It depends on the airline. The regulatory rule on these is up to 4 28g Co2 cartridges can be taken on a plane. Some airlines still ban them so it is best to check with the airlines you are planning on travelling with. Our article about flying with a bicyle has more information about taking …
Yes, it is possible to have your bicycle shipped to or from France. A service like this is usually quite expensive. However, it may be appealing to you if you only plan to cycle for part of your holiday and don’t wish to transport your bicycle for the rest of your holiday. Check out our …
The answer to this is that it depends. Many airlines charge nothing extra to bring your bike as luggage whereas shipping a bike internationally will cost quite a bit. So if you plan to bring your own bike and your airline charges you nothing extra shipping a bike is much more expensive. However, if you …
No. There are many Tour Operators running cycling tours, but you can definitely cycle in France totally self guided. Our bike tours in France page lists the benefits of each option in greater detail.
Yes, many bike hire companies offer top end road bikes hire options. These are normally available at a premium cost. We have undertaken some research on what this is likely to cost in our article about bike hire in France.
Yes you can find e-bike hire in France. As riding e-bikes is more popular they are becoming easier to find for hire. Our bike rental in France article lists out typical costs. We recommend pre-booking your bike rental to avoid missing out.
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.
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.