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Old 07-06-06, 09:09 PM   #1
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HOw to find decent bike routing in Europe.

I googled Mapquest. Trying to talk a couple members of our club to take the early train up to Beziers, France to see the departing Tour De France. Mapquest says Bezieres is only 75.2 miles from our town.
TOur leaves Bezieres a little after 8 am.
76 miles. A snap since it gets dark at almost 10 PM. But, how do we get back. Cant ride on the peage. How to find the right route. Only have until next week to find the right way home.
Not afraid of getting lost, just think winging it back home is no way to avoid bad roads for traffic. Anyone in Europe rode the Mediterranean coast in the south of France heading in the direction of Spain. Any recommendations as to routing.
I notice on my Mechilin Map, for much of this distance there are coastal roads. BUt they often dip inland- wonder what those diversions will be like? Where these roads pleasant riding.

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Want to say, I found the EuroVelo web site. It is helpful. But, I see no specific maps. Don't think i missed specifics as to directions? The suggestions only generalized directions. . No mention of actual roads to be followed. When wanting to make it back before dark, we will need specifics.
Time being lost looking for bike paths not specifics will not get you home.
Anyone traveled the roads between Bezieres and Perpignan. thanks.
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The Michelin maps are your best bet. Stay on the little yellow roads, or white ones, and you should be fine. I have toured from Perpignan to Toulouse and Perpignan to Barcelona, but I don't recall the exact roads.

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Autoroute set to "minor roads" is the way to go I think, you'll still end up with it going on A style roads and stuff, but hopefully it should be able to help you out somewhat.
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