Cycling in France?

Search for holidays & accommodation

View regions of France

10 things to eat while cycling in Normandy

Trying the local food is a huge part of a cycling holiday in France. We've done the hard work for you to come up with these must-eats in Normandy.

Read more

Riding the Étape du Tour - What you need to know

The Étape du Tour is arguably the most famous mass participation bike ride in the world. Here’s what you need to know about riding it.

Read more

Advice for vegetarians cycling in France

Cycling in France hasn’t always been easy for vegetarians – we have these tips to help make it a bit easier.

Read more

2017 Tour de France route

It's the biggest annual spectator event in the world. Here's where the 2017 Tour de France will go.

Read more

Itinerary for cycling the Canal de Garonne

I had an enquiry from a reader wanting an itinerary for cycling the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse. Here's what we worked out.

Read more

Where to fill your bidons while cycling in France

Don't get caught out with empty water bottles on a ride – here's some practical advice to help you fill your bidons while cycling in France.

Read more

My French cycling holiday bespoke planning service

Need help arranging your cycling holiday in France? Then this page is for you.

Read more

For sale – Cycling business ideas in Provence

If you fancy combining living in France with owning a business that can benefit from visiting cyclists here are a few properties that are currently available.

Read more

10 things for your Burgundy cycling itinerary

Need ideas for your Burgundy cycling holiday? Vineyards, canals, Beaune, cathedrals and ancient ruins – here are 10 things to put on your must-see list.

Read more

School holidays and public holidays in France

Mark these public holiday and school holiday dates in your cycling diary so you don't get caught out by closed shops and fully booked accommodation.

Read more

Cycling La Sarthe à Vélo

We sent Jacqui and Adrian Brown off on La Sarthe à Vélo to check out one of France's lesser known cycling networks. Here are their daily reports.

Read more

7 things for your Veloscenie cycling holiday itinerary

Heading out on the Paris to Mont St Michel Veloscenie bike route? Here are 7 things to factor into your itinerary.

Read more

Using Trainline for booking bikes on French trains

We look at the Trainline ticket booking service that makes it easier to make bicycle reservations online for train travel in France.

Read more

Raymond Poulidor bike route, Lac de Vassivière

Jacqui and Adrian report in from the 'circuit des legends' at Lac de Vassivière, a vast shimmering lake on the Haute Vienne and Creuse border.

Read more

Things to do if you're NOT cycling the Tourmalet

Where to send non-cycling friends and family while you're out riding the Grand Tourmalet area.

Read more

Cycling the Hourquette

Andrew packed a small rucksack and headed off to ride his first ever Pyrenean climb, the Hourquette. Here's his report.

Read more

Road rules for cycling in France

Here are the road rules (read: laws) for cycling in France, according to the French Highway Code.

Read more

5 Must-Ride Mountain Bike Trails in France

France is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of world-class mountain bike trails – here are five of the best.

Read more

Accommodation for cycling in the French Alps

B&B, hotel and chalet accommodation in the French Alps, Morzine, Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, and on other Tour de France cols.

Read more

The Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre

Ravi Nookala cycles the Roger Lapébie bike path from Bordeaux to Créon and back.

Read more

5 Great Bikes Routes in Paris

Want to see Paris by bike? Local cyclist Mark Cramer has this insider's guide to 5 bike routes around Paris

Read more

On the blog

Awww, shucks ...

Awww, shucks ...

Every now and then I turn on my laptop and get a spine-tingling message like this ...

Posted: 29 Nov 2016

Read more

Reviews

More books

Renting a bike in France

Gascon Cycling Tours

Velo du Lot bike hire

Fellow Velo bike tours

Bike Hire Direct

Alps Bike Hire

Holiday Inn Express Saint-Nazaire

Top 50 Bicycle Touring Blogs

Outdoor adventure bloggers

Caravan club low season offers

Cycling for Softies

Alpine French School

Belle France

Dordogne Cycle Hire

Go GO Bike hire

Inntravel cycling France

Trainline

© 2011-2016 Freewheeling France | Cookies, Privacy and Advertiser T&Cs