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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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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Aspin/Tourmalet - Gite du Midi-Pyrénées

Lovely old self-catering gite for 4 people on the road to the Tourmalet

Las Basses
65710 Sainte-Marie-de-Campan
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 94 02 27 / +33 (0)6 41 98 52 31
Email: [email protected]

Price from: From €355 per week or €75 per night

Open: All year

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Gite du Midi-Pyrénées is a beautiful 200-year-old one bedroom gite with stunning mountain views. It's run by Jane and Tim, keen cyclists who live in the neighbouring house. They are 2km after the village of St-Marie-de-Campan, where the roads to the Col du Tourmalet and Col d'Aspin meet. Hourquette is also within striking distance from here, along with miles of other cycle routes (both road and MTB) for all levels. Jane and Tim would love to share their favourite rides with you (they can provide maps and also help with local bike hire). The gite has a large family bedroom sleeping up to four people, plus there's a swimming pool and a hot tub to relax in after a long day in the saddle. Dry, secure parking in the barn. Free wifi. English, French 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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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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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.

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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La Velo Francette - La Fosse B&B (Domfront-Mayenne)

B&B perfect for the La Velo Francette or exploring Normandy

61350 Saint-Fraimbault
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 62 71 05
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per room per night, €150 for all 3 rooms (sleeping up to 7)

Open: March to September

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La Velo Francette – the excellent Caen to La Rochelle bike route – passes just 1km from the door of La Fosse B&B on the section between Domfront and Mayenne. The Veloscenie Paris-Mont St Michel also passes just to the north. There are also a number of other voies vertes (greenway routes) in the area for cycling or walking. Louise and Tony, the owners, are up to speed on all this, and offer a friendly welcome to cyclists. They have thought of all the little things that go together to make a perfect cycling B&B. There's a secure cycle and luggage store, a drying line and a variety of tools in case you have a mechanical. They can also arrange baggage transfers and pick your luggage up from your previous hotel/B&B and ferry it on to the next one for you. (They can also pick you and your bike up if you get caught in bad weather or have a problem with your bike). A home-cooked four-course evening meal is available with a bit of notice, while a hearty continental breakfast will wait for you in the morning. La Fosse itself is a lovely granite chambre d'hotes set in 7 acres of a small holding. There are three rooms in various configurations for groups, couples and single riders. Free wifi. French and English spoken. (La Fosse is on our DIY itinerary for Francette).

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: [email protected]

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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Lourdes - La Bigourd'in B&B

Lovely French-run B&B with home cooking and sauna/jacuzzi

1 Route d’Arrayou
65100 Escoubès-Pouts
Hautes-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 92 78 36
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €92 per person, €107 for two people, €630 per week. Prices include B&B and access to the sauna and jacuzzi

Open: All year

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A warm welcome awaits at La Bigourd'in from owners Yvette and Gérard, who are well used to hosting cyclists at this renovated old stone farm in the pretty Pyrénéen village of Escoubès-Pouts. Just 7km east of Lourdes, its airport and train (TGV) station, it makes a great entry point into the Pyrenees, or a base multi-day riding. Many mythical climbs from the Tour de France are within reach, including the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, the Aspin, Col du Soulor and the Hautacam. The B&B itself has 4 really well appointed and comfortable ensuite rooms, as well as a communal relaxation area. The icing in the cake for recharging your legs after a day's cycling is the hammam, sauna and jacuzzi. And after a big day in the mountains, what could be more appealing than a home-cooked meal? Free Wifi. French, Spanish and some 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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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: [email protected]

Price from: £30 per night for the whole property throughout the year except for June-August (please enquire about those months)

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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Paris – Hotel de La Porte Dorée

Paris hotel – run by cyclists – that will store bikes and bike boxes for you

273, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Paris, Île-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 07 56 97
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €85. Freewheeling France readers get 10% off website rates by using the code FREEWHEELINGPARIS when you book via the official site.

Open: All year

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I've been running Freewheeling France for more than seven years and, in that time, there has been one email that intermittently pops into my inbox: "I'm arriving into/passing through/leaving from Paris. Where can I safely store my bike/bike box?" Now I have a very good answer: Hotel de La Porte Dorée is in the 12th arrondissement, near the glorious Bois de Vincennes park and forest, on the Metro line to the Eiffel Tower, and close to Gare de Paris Bercy and Paris Gare de Lyon (for trains from Burgundy/Dijon and Lyon Part Dieu); by bike, you can get here from Gare du Nord or Montparnasse in under half an hour; the EuroVelo 3 route passes nearby. The hotel is owned by Laurent and Christina, a Franco-US team who cycle to work having dropped their three kids off at school en route. It's a certified eco-friendly hotel with a small fleet of hotel bikes. There's a large basement storage room for bikes and bike boxes (though they can also be taken to your room if you prefer). There's also a courtyard for daytime storage. If you're starting your trip in Paris before heading off elsewhere, they're even happy to store your bike box until you get back. Great breakfasts, free wifi. This is without a doubt top-of-the-list if you need somewhere to stay with your bike in Paris. 
**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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