RiDE Guide to France 2017

This page contains all the downloadable GPX files and preview links for the routes in the 2017 RiDE Guide to France.

To preview a route, simply click on its name and you will be able to see it in Google Maps. Please note that if a road is closed, Google Maps will automatically calculate and alternative – not our preferred route. This may affect mountain routes in winter.

To download the file, simply click the “download the GPX” link. The GPX files are for use in Garmin, BMW or TomTom Rider 400/410/450 sat navs. Please note that the GPX files may download as zipped files: if your computer does not unpack them automatically, they will need to be decompressed with a utility such as WinZip or Stuffit Xpander. If you have an older TomTom, you can convert the GPX file to the .itn format by using the www.myrouteapp.com website.

If anyone has trouble downloading a file, please email us ride@ride.co.uk 

 

 

 

Rides in North West France

Daytrips in Normandy & Pays de la Loire

1 Normandy beaches 170 miles     Download the GPX

 

2 Normandy countryside 200 miles    Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

3 Cherbourg peninsula 145 miles    Download the GPX

 

4 Fecamp coast 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

5 Alencon and Lemans 210 miles   Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

6 Alencon and Suisse Normande 195 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Daytrips in Brittany and Pays de la Loire

7 Fougeres and Mont St Michel 95 miles   Download the GPX

 

8 Fougeres and Three Castle loop 165 miles    Download the GPX

 

9 Quiberon, Carnac and Rochefort 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

10 Coming to Amorica 170 miles    Download the GPX

 

11 Quimper: Way out West 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

12 Ploumanac’h and Guingamp 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

Getting to Brittany

X1 Caen to Fougeres 150 miles    Download the GPX

 

X2 Caen to Quimper 265 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Riding in North East France

Daytrips in Alsace-Lorraine and Franche-Comte

13 The Jura 215 miles    Download the GPX

 

14 The Doubs 185 miles    Download the GPX

 

15 Besancon & the Doubs foothills 235 miles    Download the GPX

 

16 Vosges Route des Cretes loop 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

17 Alternative Colmar 200 miles     Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

18 Central Vosges 210 miles   Morning route    Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

19 Northern Vosges 170 miles     Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to Alsace-Lorraine and Franche-Comte

X3 Calais to Arbois 430 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX   Day two   Download the GPX

 

X4 Calais to Colmar 435 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX   Day two   Download the GPX

 

 

X5 Calais to Bitche 405 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX   Day two   Download the GPX

 

 

 

Daytrips in Picardy and the Champagne-Ardennes

20 Amiens WWI sites195 miles   Morning route   Afternoon route    Download the GPX

 

21 Amiens country ride 185 miles    Download the GPX

 

22 Ardennes taster 160 miles    Download the GPX

 

23 Soissons session 205 miles   Download the GPX

 

24 Champagne circuit 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

25 Verdun monuments 150 miles   Download the GPX

 

26 Verdun and Sedan 170 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Getting to Picardy and the Champagne-Ardennes

X6 Calais to Verdun 240 miles/one day   Download the GPX

 

X7 Calais to Reims (Moussy) 215 miles/one day   Download the GPX

 

X8 Calais to Montherme 195 miles/one day   Download the GPX

 

 

 

Other daytrips in North-East France

27 Calais WWII sites 105 miles    Download the GPX

 

28 Beauvais and the Vexin 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

29 Sezanne and Provins 215 miles    Download the GPX

 

30 Chaumont loop 210 miles    Download the GPX

 

31 Lorraine loop 245 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Riding in Central France

Daytrips in the Auvergne

32 Massif miles 165 miles     Download the GPX

 

33 Volcano trail 195 miles    Download the GPX

 

34 Two-range loop 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Auvergne

X9 Calais to Issoire 535 miles/two days   

    Day one   Download the GPX        Day one   Download the GPX

 

X10 Le Havre to Issoire 455 miles/two days    

    Day one  Download the GPX        Day two Download the GPX

 

 

 

Daytrips in the Limousin

35 Limousin Castle trail 210 miles    Download the GPX

 

36 Limousin and Perigord 220 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Getting to the Limousin

X11 Le Havre to St Etienne de Fursac 320 miles/one day     Download the GPX

 

X12 Calais to St Etienne de Fursac 485 mile/two days   

    Day 1   Download the GPX    Day 2   Download the GPX

 

 

 

Daytrips in the Morvan

37 Morvan route one 155 miles    Download the GPX

 

38 Morvan route two 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Morvan

X13 Caen to Avallon 295 miles/one day    Download the GPX

 

X14 Calais to Avallon (high miles) 310 miles/one day    Download the GPX

 

X15 Calais to Avallon (relaxed) 445 miles/two days   

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX

 

 

Daytrips in the Loire

39 Chambord and Chenonceau 110 miles    Download the GPX

 

40 Usse and Loches 130 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Loire

X16 Caen to Amboise 200 miles/one day    Download the GPX

 

X17 Calais to Amboise 395 miles/two days    
    Day 1   Download the GPX    Day 2  Download the GPX

 

 

Other daytrips in Central France

41 Loiret chateaux 105 miles    Download the GPX

 

42 Cathedrals and Castles 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

43 Vines of Sancerre 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

44 Velay fun 205 miles    Download the GPX

 

45 Cognac to the coast 205 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Riding in South-East France

Daytrips in the Rhone Alps

46 Alp d’Huez and the Croix de Fer 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

47 Chartreuse highlights 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

48 Vercors adventure 210 miles    Download the GPX

 

49 Madeleine and l’Iseran 150 miles    Download the GPX

 

50 Two St Bernards 150 miles    Download the GPX

 

51 Col Agnel and Montgenevre 160 miles    Download the GPX

 

52 Izoard and Mont Cenis 180 miles   Download the GPX

 

53 Mont Dauphin and Col de Vars 125 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Rhone Alps

 X18 Caen to Grenoble 560 miles/two days  

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX

 

 

X19 Calais to Bourg St Maurice 590 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

X20 Le Havre to Briancon 600 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX

 

X21 Calais to Grenoble 565 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX

 

 

Daytrips in the Maritime Alps

54 Napoleon and La Bonnette 220 miles   Download the GPX

 

55 Verdon and Loup 180 miles   Download the GPX

 

56 Ultimate La Bonnette loop 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

56a Ultimate La Bonnette loop reversed 190 miles   Download the GPX

 

57 Allos, Champs and Larche 155 miles    Download the GPX

 

58 Tende and Turini 160 miles    Download the GPX

 

59 Vence adventure 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Maritime Alps

X22 Calais to Barcelonette 775 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

X23 Calais to Castellane 735 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

X24 Le Havre to Castellane 715 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

 

Daytrips in Provence and the Ardeche

60 Orange and the Ardeche 140 miles     Download the GPX

 

61 Mont Ventoux loop 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

62 Lavender fields of Provence 195 miles    Download the GPX

 

63 Sisteron adventure 230 miles    Download the GPX

 

64 Luberon loop 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

65 Alpilles and Carmargue 120 miles   Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to Provence

X25 Calais to Orange 715 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

X26 Caen to Orange 580 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX

 

X27 Calais to Sisteron 665 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

X28 Le Havre to Sisteron 615 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX  

 

 

Other daytrips in South East France

66 Route Napoleon 210 miles     Download the GPX

 

67 Route des Grandes Alpes430 miles/2.5 days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

68 Ain to Please 175 miles    Download the GPX

 

69 Cassis and Paul Ricard 125 miles   Download the GPX

 

70 St Tropez loop 120 miles    Download the GPX

 

71 Aravis and Lake Annecy 180 miles   Download the GPX

 

72 Montelimar miles 200 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Riding in South West France

Daytrips in the Western Pyrenees

73 Two St Jeans 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

74 St Jean and St Martin 150 miles    Download the GPX

 

75 Lourdes and the Cols of the Tour 150 miles    Download the GPX

 

76 Somport and Portalet 250 miles    Download the GPX

 

77 Central Perk 185 miles    Download the GPX

 

78 Bagneres back roads 160 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Getting to the Western Pyrenees

X29 Caen to St Jean Pied de Port 560 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   

 

X30 Le Havre to St Jean Pied de Port 590 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

X31 Santander to St Jean Pied de Port 185 miles/one day

   Day one   Download the GPX

 

X32 Calais to Argeles-Gazost 765 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

 

 

Daytrips in the Western Pyrenees

79Foix adventure 200 miles    Download the GPX

 

80 Two chateaux 165 miles    Download the GPX

 

81 Carcassonne castles 140 miles    Download the GPX

 

82 Cathar adventure 160 miles    Download the GPX

 

83 Corner of heaven 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Western Pyrenees

X33 Calais to Carcassonne 780 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

X34 Le Havre to Foix 640 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three   Download the GPX

 

X35 Santander to Carcassonne 520 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

X36 Santander to Foix 450 miles/two days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   

 

 

 

Daytrips in the Tarn and Cevennes

84 Millau and the Tarn Gorges 120 miles    Download the GPX

 

85 Millau and Rodez 210 miles    Download the GPX

 

86 Smooth circuit 145 miles    Download the GPX

 

87 The Corniche de Cevennes and Mount Aigoual 140 miles    Download the GPX

 

88 Cevennes Adventure 140 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Getting to the Tarn and Cevennes

X37 Calais to Millau 704 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

X38 Le Havre to Millau 570 miles/two days

    Day one Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   

 

X39 Calais to Anduze 650 miles/three days

    Day one   Download the GPX    Day two   Download the GPX   Day three  Download the GPX

 

 

Other daytrips in South West France

89  Cahors and Rocamadour 145 miles  Download the GPX

 

90 Historic villages of Lot et Garonne 110 miles    Download the GPX

 

91 Landes – and sea 210 miles    Download the GPX Part A Download GPX part B

 

92 Auch, aye 180 miles    Download the GPX

 

93 Montagne Noir 210 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

 

Total touring

Tour 1: Brittany and Normandy

Day 1 Caen to Dinan 150 miles    Download the GPX

Day 2 Dinan to Quimper 185 miles   Download the GPX

Day 3 Quimper to St Nazaire 185 miles    Download the GPX

Day 4 St Nazaire to Alencon 190 miles    Download the GPX

Day 5 Alencon to Caen 220 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 2: The Vosges and Doubs

Day 1 Calais to Moussy 230 miles     Download the GPX

Day 2 Moussy to Montbenoit 245 miles    Download the GPX

Day 3 Montbenoit to Colmar 250 miles   Morning route   Afternoon route   Download the GPX

Day 4 Colmar to Verdun 255 miles    Download the GPX

Day 5 Verdun to Calais 245 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 3: The Ardennes, Morvan and Jura

Day 1 Calais to Montherme 195 miles    Download the GPX

Day 2 Montherme to Avallon 250 miles    Download the GPX

Day 3 Avallon to Arbois 265 miles    Download the GPX

Day 4 Arbois to Nanteuil-sur-Marne 245 miles    Download the GPX

Day 5 Nanteuil-sur-Marne to Calais 190 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 4: the Loire and Limousin

Day 1 Caen to Amboise 200 miles    Download the GPX

Day 2 Amboise to Mansle 195 miles    Download the GPX

Day 3 Mansle to St Etienne de Fursac 185 miles    Download the GPX

Day 4 St Etienne de Fursac to Sandillon 175 miles    Download the GPX

Day 5 Sandillon to Caen 215 miles    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 5: the Alps (high mile)

Day one: Calais to Chatillon sur Seine (285 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Chatillon sur Seine to Bourg St Maurice (265 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Bourg St Maurice to Barcelonette (195 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Barcelonette to Castellane (250 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Castellane to Tence (260 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Tence to Mesnil St Pierre (265 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: Mesnil St Pierre to Calais (265 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 6: The Alps (relaxed)

Day one: Calais to Vouziers (190 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Vouziers to Luzy (250 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Luzy to Mende (250 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Luzy to Bollene (210 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Bollene to Valberg (210 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Valberg to Grenoble (225 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: Grenoble to St Hippolyte (225 miles)    Download the GPX

Day eight: St Hippolyte to Chalons en Champagne (280 miles)    Download the GPX

Day nine: Chalons en Champage to Calais (210 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 7: The Pyrenees (high mile)

Day one: Caen to Cognac (320 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Cognac to St Jean Pied de Port (240 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: St Jean Pied de Port to Bagneres de Luchon (210 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Bagneres de Luchon to Carcassonne (250 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Carcassonne to Florac (240 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Florac to Luzy (285 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: Luzy to Caen (350 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 8: The Pyrenees (relaxed)

Day one: Santander to Zarautz (150 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Zarautz to Argeles-Gazost (185 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Argeles-Gazost to Foix (170 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Foix to Carcassonne (180 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Carcassonne to Berga (175 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Berga to El Pont de Suerte (180 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: El Pont de Suerte to Estella (205 miles)    Download the GPX

Day eight: Estella to Santander (145 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 9: The Bikeshuttle Tour

Day one: St Genis-Pouilly to Gresse en Vercors (155 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Gressen en Vercors to Vallon Pont d’Arc (220 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Vallon Pont d’Arc to Aurillac (235 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Aurillac to Thiers (205 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Thiers to Chaumont (230 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Chaumont to Wasselonne (230 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: Wasselonne to Besancon (230 miles)    Download the GPX

Day eight: Besancon to St Genis-Pouilly (140 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 10: The Millau Tour

Day one: Calais to Moussy (215 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Moussy to Arbois (230 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Arbois to Grenoble (190 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Arbois to Pertuis (215 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Pertuis to Millau (205 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Millau to Treignac (235 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: Treignac to Chartres (250 miles)    Download the GPX

Day eight: Chartres to Calais (200 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 11: Limousin, Auvergne and Cevennes

Day one: Caen to Treignac (350 miles)    Download the GPX

Day two: Treignac to Mende (265 miles)    Download the GPX

Day three: Mende to Anduze (265 miles)    Download the GPX

Day four: Anduze to Voray sur Arzon (265 miles)    Download the GPX

Day five: Voray sur Arzon to Issoire (235 miles)    Download the GPX

Day six: Issoire to La Chatre (245 miles)    Download the GPX

Day seven: La Chatre to Caen (260 miles)    Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 12:  All France (high mile)

Day one: Calais to Verdun (245 miles)  Download the GPX

Day two: Verdun to St Hippolyte (280 miles)  Download the GPX

Day three: St Hippolyte to Bourg St Maurice (265 miles)  Download the GPX

Day four: Bourg St Maurice to Castellane (275 miles)  Download the GPX

Day five: Castellane to Anduze (280 miles)  Download the GPX

Day six: Anduze to Carcassonne (250 miles)  Download the GPX

Day seven: Carcassonne to Bagneres de Luchon (255 miles)  Download the GPX

Day eight: Bagneres de Luchon to Villeneuve sur Lot (270 miles)  Download the GPX

Day nine: Villeneuve sur Lot to Issoire (290 miles)  Download the GPX

Day ten: Issoire to Richelieu (275 miles)  Download the GPX

Day eleven: Richelieu to Bayeux (280 miles)  Download the GPX

Day 12: Bayeux to Calais (230 miles)  Download the GPX

 

 

Tour 13: All France (relaxed)

Day one: Calais to Beauvais (185 miles)   Download the GPX

Day two: Beauvais to Bayeux (205 miles)   Download the GPX

Day three: Bayeux to Chateaubriant (210 miles)   Download the GPX

Day four: Chateaubriant to St Etienne de Fursac (230 miles)   Download the GPX

Day five: St Etienne de Fursac to Villeneuve sur Lot (220 miles)   Download the GPX

Day six: Villeneuve sur Lot to Argeles-Gazost (215 miles)   Download the GPX

Day seven: Argeles-Gazost to Foix (170 miles)   Download the GPX

Day eight: Foix to Millau (210 miles)   Download the GPX

Day nine: Millau to Orange (190 miles)   Download the GPX

Day ten: Orange to Castellane (185 miles)   Download the GPX

Day 11: Castellane to Lanselbourg-Mont Cenis (195 miles)   Download the GPX

Day 12: Lanselbourg-Mont Cenis to St Claude (175 miles)   Download the GPX

Day 13: St Claude to Thann (200 miles)   Download the GPX

Day 14: Thann to Pont a Mousson (200 miles)   Download the GPX

Day 15: Pont a Mousson to Calais (285 miles)   Download the GPX