Where to stay: All France

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Aix-en-Provence – Mas de la Boissiere

Beautiful B&B or self-catering oasis 40km north of Aix-en-Provence

Route Cabrieres d'Aigues
84160 Cucuron
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 84 14 62 60
Email: georgina.causton@free.fr

Price from: B&B: €100 per room out of season. Self-catering during high season for up to 12 people (prices vary with the season and length of stay, so please enquire)

Open: All year

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Mas de la Boissiere – just outside the village of Cucuron in the Luberon National Park – is a fabulous base from which to explore the Vaucluse region of Provence. Cycle up into the Luberon mountains directly from the house (great road riding as well as mountain biking), or explore the backroads and country lanes on shorter trips. Cycle through colourful villages and lavender fields, stopping at cafes and wineries en route. For serious riders there's Mont Ventoux, just over an hour-and-a-half away by car (relax your muscles when you get back in the heated pool). Georgie is keen to welcome more cyclists to her little oasis, as well as their non-cycling friends, with plenty for your partner, friends and family to do while you're off on the bike (boules, swimming – the pool even has a child-friendly shallow end – plus tables tennis and 14 acres of parkland). Free wifi. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps/Provence border - Serre Des Ormes (Gorges de la Méouge)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre Des Ormes
05300 Salerans
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 58 04 55 or +33 (0)6 59 27 16 43
Email: info@serredesormes.co.uk

Price from: €540 per week, including B&B and evening meals

Open: Cycling season runs from mid-April to mid-October

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Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Cévennes National Park – Capricorne Gites

Stay on the edge of the Cévennes in this self-catering gite for 6

Le Village
30430 Rochegude
Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 66 56 61 59 or +33 (0)7 84 33 10 44
Email: playergillian@gmail.com

Price from: €95 for up to 6 people per night

Open: All year

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Who wouldn't want to stay in this village? Located north of Nimes and on the banks of the river Cèze, Capricorne Gites are an ideal base for exploring the magical Cévennes, just to the west – a haven for mounainbikers and road riders alike. Also within reach of numerous UNESCO-listed sites – including the Chauvet caves. The gite sleeps up to 6 people and dates back to the 1700s, with views of the surrounding area and direct access to poppy fields and river rides (or canoeing). Sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and soak in the views. Free wifi. Locked garage for bike storage. The owners, Gillian and Tony, live nearby and is on hand to offer local route advice or to help with bike hire (she speaks English and French). Good for groups and families with a mix of cyclists and non-cyclists. Seven-night minimum stay but ask Gillian about shorter stays in off-peak periods.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Domfront - The Bakehouse

Cosy converted bakehouse for 2 in Normandy's cycling heartland

La Pouliniere
61350 L'Epinay Le Comte
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 96 13 67
Email: bakehouse@lapouliniere.co.uk

Price from: €285 per week; €143 for the weekend

Open: All year

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The perfect base for couples and friends looking to explore northern France. The Bakehouse sits of the western edge of the Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine, and near the junction of the Orne and Manche departments of Normandy and the Mayenne in Pays de la Loire. This is prime cycling country, with 5 local signposted bike routes between 14km-30km (maps available), including 2 routes passing the Bakehouse's doors. Just 11km away is Domfront, where the Paris to Mont St-Michel route crosses over with La Velo Francette. The Tour de Manche, with direct links to the D-Day Beaches, ferry ports and Brittany, is also within reach, as is the picturesque towpath of the river Mayenne. Local villages here start their fete day celebrations with a cycling race, so the flash of Lycra is a regular sight from the Bakehouse. Sue and Phil are keen leisure cyclists (they have 4 adult 'house bikes' for guests), and would love to share their corner of Normandy with you. Free wifi. Bike storage in a lockable barn. Undercover hot tub in the garden. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Hambye - La Guiffardiere

Two-bedroom Normandy farmhouse near peaceful cycling routes

15, rue Croix Ste Davide
50450 Hambye
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +44 (0)75 41 57 08 92
Email: normandyfarmstay@gmail.com

Price from: Special offer: €50 per night until the end of March 2017. Usually €65 per night (weekly rates available)

Open: All year

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This is a recently renovated Norman ‘long-house’ situated on a working dairy farm off a quiet country lane close to the village of Hambye in beautiful Normandy. The owners Kim and Andy are keen for cyclists to use it as a base for exploring the area. The property offers affordable self-contained accommodation (including a deep bath for tired limbs and two airy bedrooms). The local area is perfect for cycling (some house bikes available) with good access to Manche's 275km of ‘green’ routes (maps and information can be provided). Bayeux and its tapestry, and the ferry at Caen, are within reach. Kim and Andy can also provide simple but tasty two-course meals if you don't feel like cooking for yourself. "Guests are greeted with a freshly cooked loaf in their bread-maker and in the fridge are some bubbles and a Normandy Camembert," says Kim. "I understand the need for high carb/high protein meals for cyclists and am happy to provide for late arrivals." French and English spoken; free wifi.
** Special offer Freewheeling France offer: €50 per night until the end of March 2017 **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Grand-Pressigny - Les Limornieres

Charming stone cottages between Poitiers and Tours

37350 Le Grand-Pressigny
Indre-et-Loire, Centre
Phone: +33 (0)2 47 91 0193, +33 (0)6 20 73 15 67
Email: leslimornieres@gmail.com

Price from: €700 per week, €110 per night (min 3 night stay) with 20% off all rates in March, April, May and October

Open: Mid-March to mid-November

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These three lovely stone cottages provide a wonderful base from which to discover this part of the Loire region. Easily accessible from road or rail they each come with a separate patio garden and there is a communal courtyard garden and dining area which is perfect for long lunches and evening meals. The sleeping arrangements are flexible and arrivals dates and departures can be tailored for your needs. Cycling is a pleasure in this part of the world and can be done as a family on quiet lanes from the front door, with maps available for waymarked circular routes via local rivers to all surrounding villages. In particular there is a 30km route running from the village of Le Grand-Pressigny to Tournon-Saint-Pierre, which provides a great chance to explore the region on two wheels. Good discounts are available too in the spring and autumn. Nicole has a range of bikes for adults and kids for guest use, or she can help you arrange hire locally. (She also enjoys pottering around on her bike so she'll be able to tell you about local routes). Wifi available.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Morlaix - Manoir de Coatudual

Ridiculously affordable manor house 20km from Roscoff

Rue de Bel Air
29670 Taule
Finistère, Brittany
Phone: +44 (0)7941 293 416
Email: fiona_skinner73@hotmail.com

Price from: Jan-March £200 a week, April-May £500, Other months £850 per week. Nightly rates also available – please ask

Open: All year

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Seriously! Who wouldn't want to park their bike here? Fiona and Scott's beautiful Manoir de Coatudual is near Carantec beach and the viaduct at Morlaix (which hosts an annual Petit Tour de France event). It's at the crossroads of some of Brittany's most popular cycling route, being just 20km from the ferry port at Roscoff, and ideal for accessing the La Velodyssey and Tour de Manche routes. Cycle through the fruit farms of Pays Leonard and finish at the old Roscoff port in time for fresh moules. Tempted? The building itself retains its original rustic features and dates back to the 17th century. It's got 4 bedrooms and easily sleeps seven. Bikes can be kept inside or in the locked outdoor store. Great kitchen for pre-ride breakfasts and post-ride feasts. There are beautiful landscaped gardens plus secluded areas of woodland to wander in. There's also an outdoor area with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. Two house bikes for guest use, football/ping pong table plus kids-friendly dartboard. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English spoken. Small housekeeping and linen charge.
**** Special discount if you mention Freewheeling France****
We've stayed here! – read our review. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Abbeville Ibis

Mid-range hotel between the bay of Somme and Amiens

234 Route d'Amiens
80100 Abbeville
Somme, Picardy

Price from: €79

Open: Year round

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Mid-range hotel on the outskirts of Abbeville, 20km south-east of the Bay of Somme and en route to Amiens. Abbeville is a frequent stop on the London to Paris route. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant with terrace. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely inside a room in the hotel. Official website has a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Agen - Citotel Stim'Otel

In the heart of Agen on the Canal de Garonne bike route

105 Boulevard du Président Carnot
47000 Agen
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Price from: €66

Open: All year

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The Stim'Otel is an accueil velo hotel in the centre of Agen and is easily reached from the Canal de Garonne bike path, as well as from the station if you are arriving from Toulouse or Bordeaux by rail. It has modern, clean rooms, plus an inhouse restaurant that also serves buffet breakfasts each morning. It's ideal, affordable base for an overnight stay, and wlel-placed for exploring the Old Town after you've parked your bike nd had a shower. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Aime - Alpine Velo Montalbert (Col du Petit St Bernard, Cormet de Roseland)

Charming Alpine base with challenging cols on your doorstep

Ferme Blanche
Montvilliers
73120 Aime
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 26 80 77 67
Email: info@alpine-velo.com

Price from: £350 per person half board for 3 nights, or £550 for 7 nights (includes airport transfers)

Open: Mid-April to mid-October

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Alpine Velo Montalbert, designed for solo riders and small groups of between 4 to 8 cyclists, is in a tiny mountain hamlet near Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley area of Savoie Mont Blanc. It has breathtaking views across the mountain tops, with more than 10 high altitude cols that can be tackled from the door (including four featured regularly on the Tour de France). The chalet itself is stylishly renovated and has lots of rustic Alpine charm. There’s a large sitting room, a dining room, four bedrooms (all can be twins or doubles), sunny terraced gardens, and a bike store with workshop area. If you don’t fancy the homeward climb back to the chalet, Sam or another one of the team will pick you up from the valley. There's also loads to do here for non-cycling friends and amilies - just ask for local tips and adivce. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. 
We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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All accommodation has been checked to ensure it meets our cycle-friendly criteria. We also deal with tour operators personally before adding them to the site. To recommend a great French cycling holiday or a nice bike-friendly place to stay, please email lyn@freewheelingfrance.com

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