This summer I decided to do some cycling in France with my fifteen year old son.This presented us with a few problems. Ideally we wanted to take our own bikes but flying with bikes is no longer an easy or cheap matter. Bikes have to be bagged - fair enough but what to do with the bags at the other end? Also I have had bikes damaged in the past. I think there is a world-wide brotherhood of baggage handlers who see bikes as a personal affront!
I decided to hire a couple of bikes and therein lay the rub. I spent many hours on the internet trying to find shops that would hire good equipment. Not as easy as you would think. I finally did track down a place in Avignon - but the hire was quite expensive 20 euros per day.
It occurred to me that I am probably missing something. Perhaps cycling organisations, clubs etc already have reciprocal arrangements with clubs in other countries of which I am unaware.
Any thoughts or info?