Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

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Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby thelambkin1 » 9 Feb 2016, 1:06pm

Hello

I recently purchased a second had copy of 'Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany' hoping to use it to plan a tour of Brittany planned for this summer. Unfortunately the book does not contain detailed route information but rather directs you to a series of route cards that were available (back in the early 90's when the book was published) for purchase from the CTC.

I've spoken to the CTC who said they don't have a stock of the cards and suggested I post a note on the forum to ask if anyone here knows where I might be able to find the cards? I've tried a Google search but this only returned references to the book not the cards.

yours, in hope

Andy

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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby andymiller » 9 Feb 2016, 2:20pm

I hope you strike lucky, but I'd be cautious about relying too heavily on route cards that are now over 20 years old. I'd maybe use the book more as inspiration.

There are now tonnes of resources on the internet to help you. Especially:

http://en.francevelotourisme.com

which is quite probably the best official cycle-tourism website out there.

Also I found touring Brittany that the Michelin maps were very useful: look for the roads that are marked as scenic (in green) - this was very reliable.

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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby Chat Noir » 9 Feb 2016, 3:29pm

The green ways offer beautiful and quiet cycling. Look in the section for Brittany:

http://www.freewheelingfrance.com/

Red Dog publishing provide good books that pack easily.

http://www.reddogbooks.com/

Breton Bikes has a really good website, they're based in the middle of Brittany and know what they're talking about.

http://www.bretonbikes.com/

Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby simonineaston » 9 Feb 2016, 4:36pm

thelambkin1 wrote:Unfortunately the book does not contain detailed route information...Andy
Neither does mine. I don't wish to rain on your parade, Andy, but time has left this particular resource behind. You can get a lot more relevant info. quicker online.
EDIT - having said that, my copy did kick-start my whole Cycle Touring in Northern France thing, so I owe the authors a big Thank You!
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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby pga » 9 Feb 2016, 9:59pm

There is a big initiative in converting old railway routes into greenways (voie verte). The quality is often very good, much better than the NCN. The network is being added to all the time. Check online.

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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby bretonbikes » 10 Feb 2016, 9:45pm

thelambkin1 wrote:Hello

I recently purchased a second had copy of 'Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany' hoping to use it to plan a tour of Brittany planned for this summer. Unfortunately the book does not contain detailed route information but rather directs you to a series of route cards that were available (back in the early 90's when the book was published) for purchase from the CTC.

I've spoken to the CTC who said they don't have a stock of the cards and suggested I post a note on the forum to ask if anyone here knows where I might be able to find the cards? I've tried a Google search but this only returned references to the book not the cards.

yours, in hope

Andy


Hi Andy

You'll find a couple of routes on my website - for example this is a guide for a tour from Roscoff - http://www.bretonbikes.com/homepage/cyc ... at-roscoff but if you want other stuff don't hesitate to get in touch - always happy to help...

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Re: Triskell Guide to Cycling Holidays in Brittany

Postby bretonbikes » 11 Feb 2016, 3:44pm

pga wrote:There is a big initiative in converting old railway routes into greenways (voie verte). The quality is often very good, much better than the NCN. The network is being added to all the time. Check online.


This may be a decent starting point - http://www.af3v.org/CarteAF3V/carte-detaillee.html


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