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April, 2013
A Better Way to See the World
A Vacation Extraordinaire


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  Dear Traveler,

Still choosing where to travel this spring or summer? Consider joining Backroads in France. Any way you journey—on foot or two wheels—it's certain to be an extraordinary experience!

Discover France with Backroads and you'll enjoy authentic encounters that will enrich your travels, whether you're learning from a van Gogh expert in Provence, savoring the subtleties of fine vintages with a Bordeaux oenologist, or getting an adrenaline fix on an alpine glacier with haute montagne guides. Every step—or pedal stroke—of the way, our France adventures take you far beyond the typical tourist haunts!

À bientôt,
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Tanya Nygaard
France Regional Manager with Backroads since 2002

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Alsace & Black Forest

Discover a compelling blend of cultures as you pedal from Germany's primeval woodland to France's history-rich Alsace region. Explore half-timbered villages, an ancient Roman spa settlement and an 8th-century Benedictine abbey. Eat Black Forest cake—in the Black Forest. And sniff, swirl and sip your way along the famed Route du Vin.
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Brittany & Normandy

Pedal past beaches from where William the Conqueror set sail, and where the Allies landed nearly 900 years later. Witness the mystical abbey of Mont-St-Michel, and bunkers and bomb craters at Pointe du Hoc. These iconic settings are certain to stir your emotions, while the beauty and bounty of the land sparks your joie de vivre.
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Enjoy superb rides from the forests and farmland of the Morvan to the renowned vineyards and vibrant architecture of the Côte d'Or. Pedal on the Route des Grands Crus, visit famed towns including Chassagne-Montrachet and Aloxe-Corton and enjoy six days of foodie bliss, savoring phenomenal wine and cuisine.
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Dordogne & Bordeaux

Admire prehistoric cave art and pedal in the Dordogne's mystical landscape past wheat fields, walnut groves and precariously perched villages. In neighboring Bordeaux, find the down-to-earth appeal of medieval hamlets and fertile vineyards ideally juxtaposed with our lavish hotels and tastings of world-famous wine.
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By bike or on foot, experience the vibrant colors, intoxicating flavors and living history of sunny southern France. Lose yourself amid famed Côtes du Rhône vineyards, ancient villages and outdoor markets. Exploring actively with Backroads, it's easy to embrace the Provençal art de vivre. And each sunny day is certain to match your spirits.
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Loire Valley

Bike with us in the heart of France amid a château-dotted realm adored for its elegance and idyllic natural beauty. Taste superb cuisine and acclaimed Vouvray wines, and pedal on quiet riverside roads past legendary vineyards. And discover why the Loire Valley is one of Backroads' best loved destinations.
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NEW! French & Italian Alps

Lofty peaks soaring above emerald meadows. Storybook villages and pure blue lakes. And majestic Mont Blanc towering above it all. Join us in one of Earth's epic landscapes. And experience mountain life from two perspectives: français and italiano. Doubly sublime!
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