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Win a Tour France Travel Pack

France Travel Pack giveaway

To celebrate the 101st Tour de France from 5 – 27 July 2014, YHA has teamed up with travel guide experts Insight and Berlitz to offer you the chance to win an essential France Travel Pack. Valued at over $80 this exciting pack includes:

  • The latest edition of the beautifully-illustrated Insight Guide to France, packed with practical advice, in-depth information, maps, contact details, quirky travel tips on things to see and do, and much much more.
  • The must-have Insight France Travel Map, giving you an indexed road map of the country, plus details on rail networks, ferry routes and airports. You’ll also find detailed city plans of Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Cannes, each with their own separate listing in the attached index book.
  • A copy of the new-look Berlitz French Phrase Book & CD, ideal for travellers of all ages who are looking for a reliable and up-to-date phrase book for all those need-to-know French phrases. The book includes help with pronunciation, or practice before you travel with the handy CD.
  • The Berlitz French Pocket Dictionary with over 30,000 entries that you can easily refer to on the run.

Enter to win:  

Simply tell us where in the world you would love to travel on two wheels. Email your answer, along with your name and postal address (in case you win) to yhaessentials@yha.com.au by 30 May 2014.

Save 25% on Insight, Berlitz and Footprint travel books 

YHA members receive 25% off Insight, Berlitz and Footprint travel books purchased online at http://secure.woodslaneonline.com.au Simply quote promo code YHAMEMBERS at the online shop checkout. Footprint, Insight & Berlitz travel books offer all the resources that any traveller needs in their adventures. Support material ranging from travel guides, language phrase books, language dictionaries, and travel maps.Your perfect travel reference one-stop shop!

Get Into Gear

For cycling holiday inspiration, including two-wheel trips in France’s Loire region famous for its castles, Vietnam or New Zealand check out our Get Into Gear and Wild Wheels stories online, as featured in YHA’s free travel magazine, Backpacker Essentials

France cycle feature in mag

Cycling in Australia

Australia may still be catching on to cycling holidays, but there’s plenty of choice if you know where to look. Islands are great, compact destinations allowing you to mix sea, saddle and self-guided sightseeing. Established ride and hire options exist from Kangaroo and Phillip Island in the south, to tropical Magnetic Island. It’s pretty much the only way to get around on near traffic-free Rottnest Island, off the Perth coast. 

Australia’s many wine regions have also built up a network of undemanding two-wheel trails, with the added attraction of après-cycling indulgence. 

As you’d expect of the home of the Tour Down Under, Adelaide has trails aplenty around the city, coast and into the hills. Brisbane’s River Loop provides an attractive day out, Hobart has its Mount Wellington descent, and Canberra’s flat paths and open spaces seem made for cycling. But Melbourne’s great cycling culture, infrastructure and city bike-share scheme give it the edge. 

YHA has many hostels in Australia with bikes free or for hire if you down want to bring your own. YHA members can also take advantage of discount offers on bike hire and tours in the cities and regional destinations.