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Cycling

The Vosges, the land of cycling

Épinal is the capital of cycling in the east of France with its hundreds of kilometres of mountain bike trails crossing the countryside and the forests. There is a 73-kilometre cycle route and multitude of others paths for cycle touring.

Do you enjoy cycling?

Hop on your bike to discover The Vosges and in particular Épinal. Cycling in the Vosges offers you a recreational ground and it is an ideal way to discover this area in all its diversity. The generosity of its preserved natural areas allow all cycling lovers to ride in an idyllic environment alternating between beautiful landscapes and exceptional views of the Vosges. You can cycle in the rich hard or soft wood forests along the banks of the Canal des Vosges and the Moselle River. And for thrill seekers the slopes of the forests with either pink sandstone rocks or the roots of our beautiful fir trees await you. The paths are sometimes stony sometimes sandy but they will always hold a surprising and varied program.

Mountain bikers, cycle tourists, road cyclists, BMX sports enthusiasts etc. everyone here finds the ideal recreational ground and facilities to practice their sport. Our area offers exceptional choices such as woods and forests trails, bike paths and mixed-use trails. The large variety of landscapes guarantees a total change of scenery for all cycling trips.

In Épinal, everything is done to make cycling a must for visitors whether they be amateurs or experienced cyclists. Hundreds of kilometres of epic marked circuits are regularly maintained. We have cycling events, equipment and specialized trails. We have ideas for cycling holidays as well as more and more sites with the Accueil Vélo (Bikes Welcomed) label. You are in a county where the bike is king. The local bike clubs are partners with the Tourist Office and therefore we are able to bring you their expertise. They are specialized in all the different types of cycling and at all levels which allows us to answer your requests.

Young and old find themselves pedalling together in this privileged environment in order to practice and to learn more about cycling. Many international champions from our region have developed their talents here and are now our ambassadors. Cycling and nature lovers prepare your bikes! Our county has many beautiful surprises to offer so that you can practice your favourite sport