Accommodation - Self-catering: 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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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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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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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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Tarbes - Allons-Y-Pyrenees cycling accommodation

Super cycling base with mountain views east of Tarbes

100 rue de Pyrenees
65350 Thuy
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +44 (0)1333 700 337 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Catered: £320 per week per person; 
Whole house catered from £1859 per week; 
Self-catered and shorter stay pricing available on request


Open: All year

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This versatile cycling accommodation is run by cyclists, so there is plenty of inhouse local knowledge on tap. Perfectly positioned for the iconic cols of the Pyrenees (Tourmalet, Aspin, Peyresourde, Aubisque, etc) while at the same time having more gentle routes at the doorstep for those less strenuous days, the Allons Y Pyrenees accommodation has been created from a traditional French farmhouse and barns, with original timbers and local stonework. There are three separate properties (all named after the local cols) that can sleep a total of 16 guests. The properties can cater for couples and families through to club groups. Each house has its own private facilities and outside seating area, and there's a large pool with sun-terrace and communal eating area with BBQs and pizza oven. The grounds have been landscaped to enable guests to enjoy the views of the mountains. 

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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Via Rhona bike route - Vélo Gîte Valence

Affordable dedicated biking lodge on the Via Rhona at Valence

11 Allée des Petits Champs
26000 Valence
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 75 80 53 43
Email: velogitevalence[email protected]

Price from: €20 per person

Open: Mid-April to mid-September

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This is the place to stay if you're looking for friendly, affordable accommodation on the Via Rhona bike route near the Valence city centre. Marianne and Bruno's cottage is a dedicated biking lodge (as the photo suggests!) with two bedrooms sleeping four people and a bedroom for two people. There's a fully equipped kitchen for self-caterers or you can take the house breakfast for €5. There's a large shady terrace for post-ride relaxation, plus direct access to green spaces in the nearby Trinitaires and Jouvet parks. Bruno and Marianne can help with local bike hire and luggage transport. Bike parking, washing machine and bike maintenance area all available. Close to local amenities, this is an ideal place for both a quick stopover or longer stay. Free wifi. French and English 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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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 6 people

3-5 rue des Chartreux
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €135 per apartment per night

Open: All year

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Close to Place de la Rotonde and the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre is in the heart of the city. A 4-star holiday residence, the aparthotel has 89 air-conditioned apartments, including studios for 2 people through to 3-room apartments for 6. Ideal for families and cycling groups. All apartments have fully equipped kitchenettes. Free high-speed wifi. Management advises there is a luggage store for bikes, plus a private undercover car park downstairs.  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Alès/Uzès - Mas de la Bousquette

Self-catering holiday gites between Alès, Orange, Uzès and Avignon

Mas de la Bousquette
30580 Lussan
Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 66 57 90 14
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1320 per week

Open: Mid-March to end October

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This is a wonderfully restored 500-year-old mas, set right below Lussan, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful Villages in France). It's set in 8 acres of tranquil gardens. "We have three self-catering 5-star gites here," writes the owner, Kate. "We are in the Gard between Uzes and the Cevennes/Ardeche, so we are fantastically located for gentle family cycling as well as for more demanding rides. At the end of the day, we make a good retreat as we have a bit of luxury, with the pool and gardens. There are also restaurants within walking distance." Cycle right from the door on one of the many local routes – one of Kate's favourites is to Les Concluses de Lussan (canyons) – or take your bike up to the Cevennes to really stretch your legs. Close to Pont du Gard, Nimes and Avignon, as well as to the lovely town of Uzes. The gites sleep 2-6, making this a great option for self-catering solo riders and couples, as well as groups. Each gite has wifi (and pre-loaded iPads), plus there's a small shop selling essentials. Baguettes and croissants baked daily to order.

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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