Green Lane and Trail Riding in France
often asked what the legal situation is for green
lane & trail riding in France here is an outline of
the rules and regulations and some information on
how to explore the trails in our area.
exception of the seven national parks (Zone
Centrale) you can ride any lane or track that does
not display a no entry sign...
Codever is the
organisation which protects the interests of all
other users of greenlanes apart from ramblers and
hunters, they have their own organisations. If you
http://www.codever.fr they will send you a
useful booklet which explains where you can
Codever booklet shows the various conforming signs
- the homemade sign nailed to a tree or fencepost
isn't legal. Riding off-piste, ie. where there are
no tracks, is strictly forbidden. Codever advises
that the track should be wide enough for a car, but
this is not a hard and fast rule.
Which Maps to use:
In most parts of rural France there are many tracks
running off most roads but these often turn out to
be dead ends. You can use the IGN bleu Carte de
Randonnee 1:25000 maps below which fan out from
Ridersrest. These maps are compatible with GPS.
These maps include all ground details from major
routes to the smallest pathways, even barns, woods
and isolated trees, rivers and springs. Every part
of France is covered by the series.
These are the Maps local
are looking for some Greenlane action in France why
not try the Correze, we would be happy to
accommodate you and provide facilities for cleaning
and 1st line repair for your bike.
IF you want us to
organise a days or a few days riding the Dirt Tracks
here, either using your own bikes and equipment or,
using ours we are now able to offer this service for
up to 4 riders,
Please email to enquire POA