The RiDE Guide to France

RiDE Guide to France

This page contains all the downloadable and electronic information about the routes in the RiDE Guide to France. Click on the titles to open a Google Maps route. Where a GPX file is available, right-click on the link to download the GPX file to your machine and open it with your sat nav's software. The GPX files will plug straight into a Garmin with no problems when imported through Basecamp. If you use a TomTom, you can use the free Tyre software to convert the Google Maps routes into the correct format for your sat nav. Click here to get Tyre

NB: Some PC users have had trouble downloading the files. If you have any difficulties, please emailride@ride.co.uk with "GPX request" as the subject line and specify the files you require. We'll email them as soon as we can.

We toured France on Triumph's touring bikes - the Trophy 1200 SE grand tourer, the adventure-touring Tiger 1200 Explorer XC and the sports-touring Tiger Sport. To find out more about the Triumph range, click here.

 


The daytrip routes

1 A ride around... Amiens
180 miles, 6 hours' riding time
See the route: part one  
See the route: part two
Download GPX file

2 A ride around... Reims
185 miles, 5.5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

3 A ride around... Montargis
100 miles, 3 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

4 A ride around... Avallon
155 miles, 4 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file 

5 A ride around... Colmar
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file 

6 A ride around... Verdun
150 miles, 4.5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

7 A ride around... Pontarlier
140 miles, 4.5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

8 A ride around... Caen
90 miles, 3 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX

9 A ride around... Quimper
170 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

10 A ride around... Le Mans
205 miles, 5.5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

11 A ride around... Chartres
120 miles, 3 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

12 A ride around... Blois
100 miles, 3.5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

13 A ride around... Bourg St Maurice
195 miles, 6.5 hours
See the route
Download the GPX file

The Route des Grandes Alpes


425 miles, two and a half days
Day 1 (half day) See the route
Download the GPX file
Day 2 see the route
Download the GPX file
Day 3 see the route
Download the GPX file

14 A ride around... Barcelonette
210 miles, 6 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file 

15 A ride around... Grenoble
170 miles, 5.5 hours
See the route
Download the GPX file

16 A ride around... Avignon
140 miles, 4 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file 

17 A ride around... Issoire
160 miles, 4.5 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

18 A ride around... Manosque
150 miles, 4 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

Route Napoleon


190 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

19 A ride around... Treignac
180 miles, 5 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

20 A ride around... Cahors
145 miles, 4 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

21 A ride around... Millau
120 miles, 3.5 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

22 A ride around... Villeneuve sur Lot
100 miles, 3 hours' riding
See the route
Download the GPX file

23 A ride around... Lourdes
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the route
Download the GPX file

24 A ride around... Foix
150 miles, 5 hours' riding time
See the adventure-bike route   
See the pillion-friendly route
Download the GPX file

25 A ride around... Carcassonne
145 miles, 4.5 hours' riding
See the adventure-bike route
See the pillion-friendly route
Download the GPX file

The cross-country routes

From Calais...
...To Grenoble, in two days  
   See the route: Day One  Day Two   Download GPX file
...To Grenoble, in three days  
   See the route: Day One  Day Two  Day Three   Download GPX file
...To Treignac, in two days  
   See the route:  Day One  Day Two  Download GPX file
...To Treignac, in three days  
   See the route  Day One  Day Two  Day Three  Download GPX file

 

From Le Havre...
...To Grenoble  
   See the route: Day One  Day Two  Download GPX file
...To Treignac
   See the route  Download GPX file 

From Caen...
...To Grenoble  
   See the route:  Day One  Day Two  Download GPX file
...To Treignac  
   See the route  Download GPX file

From Roskoff...
...To Grenoble  
   See the route: Day One  Day Two  Download GPX file
...To Treignac  
   See the route  Download GPX file

The Tours

 

The RiDE Tour of the Vosges and the Doubs

Day One: Calais to Reims

215 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day two: Reims to Pontarlier
255 miles, 7-7.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day three: Pontarlier to Colmar
225 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day four: Colmar to Verdun
230 miles, 6.5-7 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day five: Verdun to Calais
240 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file
 

The RiDE Tour of Brittany and Normandy

Day One: Caen to Dinan
150 miles, 4.5-5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Two: Dinan to Quimper
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding

See the route   Download GPX file

Day Three: Quimper to St Nazaire
180 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding

See the route   Download GPX file

Day Four: St Nazaire to Le Mans
155 miles, 4-4.5 hours' riding

See the route   Download GPX file

Day Five: Le Mans to Caen
210 miles, 6-6.5 hours

See the route   Download GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of the French Alps

Day One: Grenoble to Manosque
235 miles, 6-6.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Two: Manosque to Barcelonette
220 miles, 5.5-6 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Three: Barcelonette to Bourg St Maurice
170 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Four: Bourg St Maurice to Grenoble
220 miles, 6-6.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

 

The RiDE Tour of the Pyrenees

Day One: Treignac to Villeneuve sur Lot
150 miles, 4.5-5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Two: Villeneuve sur Lot to Lourdes
180 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Three: Lourdes to Foix
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Four: Foix to Millau
190 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Five: Millau to Treignac
185 miles, 5-5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

 

The RiDE Grand Tour of France

Day One: Caen to Blois
280 miles, 8.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Two: Blois to Treignac
260 miles, 7.5 hours riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Three: Treignac to Rocamadour
160 miles, 4.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Four: Rocamadour to Pau
195 miles, 5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Five: Pau to Foix
220 miles, 6.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Six: Foix to Millau
200 miles, 6 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Seven: Millau to Manosque
245 mile, 7 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Eight: Manosque to Barcelonette
210 miles, 5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Nine: Barcelonette to Beaufort
195 miles, 5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Ten: Beaufort to Besancon
190 miles, 5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Eleven: Besancon to Wasselonne
195 miles, 5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Twelve: Wasselonne to Verdun
145 miles, 5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Thirteen: Verdun to Albert
190 miles, 5.5 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file

Day Fourteen: Albert to Calais
130 miles, 4 hours' riding
See the route   Download GPX file