From Fontainebleau to Barbizon, biking between the Seine and the forest

Cycling between the Seine River and the forest, to discover Fontainebleau and its majestic château, the painters’ village of Barbizon, and the magnificently flamboyant villas overlooking the Seine. The ideal bike loop for a green weekend getaway.

This excursion invites cyclists to explore the exceptional Fontainebleau Forest, before leading pedallers to admire Fontainebleau Palace, French royal residence for several centuries. The itinerary then continues on to Barbizon, the beloved village of Impressionist landscape painters. Finally, the two-wheeled tour crosses the Bière Plain on its way to the picturesque Seine River Valley.

This itinerary is well suited to younger cyclists, although certain portions are not tarred/paved.

The perfect excursion for a 2-day cycling stay, with a stopover in Bois-le-Roi.

Safety instructions and good practices: - Respect the French highway code and remain vigilant on and near all roads, particularly at intersections and when crossing départementales (secondary roads) and passing over bridges. To that end, carefully read the guide provided for each itinerary. - Wear a properly fitting helmet. At night and in bad weather, wear a fluorescent vest with reflective bands and carry a proper torch/flashlight. - Restrictions for children under 12: make sure that the loop you want to follow is well suited to your children. - After every picnic, leave no trash behind, and respect the wild flora and fauna. - Prior to departure, make sure that your smartphone or tablet is sufficiently charged. Consider taking along a charger. - If you happen to notice any anomaly while following an itinerary, please don’t hesitate to write us! We value all such observations and remarks.

 

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