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France: 7 places that all cyclists and hikers should discover

Would you like a different way to explore France? France contains spots of unimaginable natural beauty. Pick your destination and let TwoNav guide the way.

Alsace, Alps, Pyrenees, Corsica, Brittany… France is much more than just Paris! Pack your rucksack, shoes and bicycle… And go out and enjoy the nice weather!

And if you’re heading somewhere else, remember that we can provide any map you need for your next outing. Find a place that interests you and the TwoNav map finder will show you the best maps for that location.

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Ungersberg, Alsace

At over 900 m high, Ungersberg is one of the most visited peaks in the Vosges Mountains. From the top of the peak, you can see the other peaks in the range, as well as the Rhine River Plain, in the middle of Alsace.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 2 h 30 min
Maximum altitude: 886 m
Elevation gain: 723 m
Provider: IGN Rando


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Lac Blanc, Alps

Lac Blanc is in the Natural Reserve of Aiguilles Rouges, a mountain range located in Chamonix, just opposite Mont Blanc. Of note is the perfect condition of the trails, which are very well signposted. There is a shelter next to Lac Blanc where you can spend the night.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 2 h 45 min
Maximum altitude: 2.378 m
Elevation gain: 1.301 m
Provider: IGN Rando


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Forêt d’en Malo, Pyrenees

Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful walks in the French Pyrenees. Over the course of its 13 km, you’ll see typical Mediterranean landscapes alongside cliffs with views of Axat and the peaks of Bugarach and Corbières. If you want, you can also visit the Castle of Puilaurens and the Pierre Lys gorges.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 13 km
Duration: 3 h 30 min
Maximum altitude: 1.444 m
Elevation gain: 752 m
Provider: IGN Rando


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Cap Corse, Corsica

The northernmost area of the island of Corsica is home to this small peninsula that disrupts its silhouette. This is a circular route that is sure to delight. Discover Canelle and Rota, picturesque towns with roads from Roman times, arches, fountains and mills.

Sport: Hiking
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 8 km
Duration: 4 h
Maximum altitude: 389 m
Elevation gain: 564 m
Provider: IGN Rando


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Camaret-sur-Mer, Brittany

Camaret-sur-Mer is a small fishing town located at the western end of the Crozon peninsula. This circular route completely encircles the entire peninsula. Pleasant, relaxing route of barely 20 km that can be done in a relatively short time.

Sport: Mountain biking
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 2 h
Maximum altitude: 60 m
Elevation gain: 239 m
Provider: Vélo en France


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Rochers ruiniformes du Causse Noir, Aveyron

Circular route to and from Saint-André-de-Vézines. The route runs through Grands Causses, declared a regional natural park in 1995. This natural setting in Occitanie was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Sport: Mountain biking
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 16 km
Duration: 2 h 30 min
Maximum altitude: 878 m
Elevation gain: 473 m
Provider: Vélo en France


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Le Bois de la Plaine, Puy-de-Dôme

This relaxing and peaceful route offers a nice view of Bois de la Plaine and its castle. It’s a circular route just 8 km long. It’s kid-friendly and it takes under an hour to ride at a normal pace.

Sport: Mountain biking
Difficulty: Low
Distance: 8 km
Duration: 1 h
Maximum altitude: 460 m
Elevation gain: 102 m
Provider: Vélo en France


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