Apr 1, 2022 Canyon.com
Apr 1, 2022 Canyon.com

Most bike-friendly cities in France

We showcase the best cities to ride your bike in France. Jump in the saddle and discover these incredible French cities by bike!

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Since the beginning of the corona crisis, cycling is more and more popular in urban areas for its practicality but also its environmental friendliness. In this article, we have put together the French cities that are the most bike-friendly because of their actions and infrastructure changes. Find out in which cities you will be able to get around easily on either a hybrid bike or an electric bike.


Strasbourg, Alsace

Ranked 2nd in the FUB's 2021 Cycling Cities Barometer, Strasbourg is constantly improving its plan to promote cycling. The Alsatian city already has more than 600 km of bike lanes, but it doesn't stop there.

As a university town and a city popular with tourists, Strasbourg offers many cycling routes between heritage sites and nature walks, which would be comfortable on a bike like the Roadlite. Traffic is heavy during rush hour, so don't forget to stay visible in all cases with good bike lights, and we also recommend wearing a bicycle helmet.

Paris, Île-De-France

In 2021, Paris had more than 300 km of bike lanes and 52 km of temporary lanes called "coronapistes" that were created during the lockdown. The capital of France is known for its dense traffic and endless jams, which is why the use of an urban electric bike makes sense.

Moreover, the city goes the extra mile in terms of bike safety by installing secure parking spaces where you can attach your bike with a bike lock. The weather is not always the most clement in the Paris region, so don't forget to equip yourself with mudguards or appropriate cycling clothing for pedalling in the city. The use of the Commuter:ON is perfectly adapted to this city and will allow you to jump onto the next metro train without any trouble.

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Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Cyclists agree that Grenoble is the best place to cycle in France. The city, located in the Isère region, is ranked first in the FUB's 2021 Barometer of Cycling Cities.

Awarded the European Green Capital 2022, Grenoble is the flattest city in France, which makes it easy to cycle with more than 400 km of cycle paths. The city sits at a point where three valleys meet and is surrounded by mountain ranges. You can ride and discover beautiful landscapes with an electric touring bike like the Pathlite:ON.

Nantes, Pays De La Loire

At the end of the lockdown, about 40 facilities had been set up in the metropolis to develop soft travel. Nantes' objective is to quadruple the share of the bicycle trips by residents with more than 640 km of bicycle paths in the city. Nantes is a city abundant in beautiful scenery which can easily be seen by bike whether you’re alone or with the family.

You can venture along the quays with a Precede:ON, an electric bike that will be very useful if you have to face the surrounding hills. And if you have a few errands to run, a pannier will do just the trick for transporting your goods.

Annecy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Discover, visit and appreciate all the seasons in the capital of Haute-Savoie. The municipalities of the Greater Annecy area now have a network of 132 km of cycling facilities. Many traffic zones are 30kmph which are designed to encourage cycling. In addition, if you have a problem with your bike, many cycle maintenance stations have been set up to repair or reinflate your bike's tyres. Discover the most beautiful parts of Annecy with a Roadlite:ON.

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