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Beautiful B&B or self-catering oasis 40km north of Aix-en-Provence
Route Cabrieres d'Aigues
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 84 14 62 60
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
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.
Stay on the edge of the Cévennes in this self-catering gite for 6
Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 66 56 61 59 or +33 (0)7 84 33 10 44
Price from: €95 for up to 6 people per night
Open: All year
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.
Cosy converted bakehouse for 2 in Normandy's cycling heartland
61350 L'Epinay Le Comte
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 96 13 67
Price from: €285 per week; €143 for the weekend
Open: All year
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.
Two-bedroom Normandy farmhouse near peaceful cycling routes
15, rue Croix Ste Davide
Phone: +44 (0)75 41 57 08 92
Price from: Special offer: €50 per night until the end of March 2017. Usually €65 per night (weekly rates available)
Open: All year
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 **
Charming stone cottages between Poitiers and Tours
Phone: +33 (0)2 47 91 0193, +33 (0)6 20 73 15 67
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
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.
Ridiculously affordable manor house 20km from Roscoff
Rue de Bel Air
Phone: +44 (0)7941 293 416
Price from: Jan-March £200 a week, April-May £500, Other months £850 per week. Nightly rates also available – please ask
Open: All year
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.
Biking base for 10 in the Bugey between the Jura and the Northern Alps
10 rue du Pic
Phone: + 33 (0)6 78 77 41 45
Price from: €1000 per week (sleeps 10)
Open: All year
Ride Le Grand Colombier, the Plateau du Retord and the mountains of the French Jura and the Northern Alps from this character-filled farmhouse set amid walled gardens. This is beautiful cycling country, with roads less travelled than the higher profile Alps to the south. There are good mountain bike trails here but it's not all mountains and high-road riding: the Via Rhona bike route runs just 30km to the east, passing through Seyssel as it snakes its way along the river Rhone. Within easy reach of Geneva and Annecy, La Ferme du Chateau has 5 double bedrooms, and all the creature comforts of home – ample living space, wood-burning stoves and large fitted kitchen. Auberges and restaurants nearby. Locked bike store for more than 30 bikes. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 6 people
3-5 rue des Chartreux
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Price from: €135 per apartment per night
Open: All year
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.
Alpine farmhouse offering self-catered and camping options
Chemin Pierre Polycarpe
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Phone: +33 (0)6 87 45 08 75
Price from: Apartments: €65 per night, mobile home: €275-€850 per week, camping: from €10.50 per night, furnished tents: from €450 per week
Open: All year, except for campsite which is open May to November
Surrounded by renowned Tour de France country, the Ferme Noemie is a British family-run farmhouse in a quiet rural location that provides a great base for relaxing and exploring the area. There is a nice mix of accommodation with something for everyone from the solo tourer to large groups: there are four apartments, two mobile homes, two furnished tents, and 16 tent places, all available for the majority of the year. For cyclists there are numerous rides on your doorstep, from the 4.5km flat ride to the town of Bourg d’Oisans, to the cols of Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Sarenne, Croix de Fer and Glandon. There are also lots of mountain trails and loads of activities for non-cycling friends and family, including watersports at the nearby lake and river. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
A beautiful blend of the old and the new
Chemin du Mas d'Embelle
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +33 (0)6 42 50 38 74
Price from: €550 per week catered. Shorter stays and self-catering also possible - please enquire
Open: All year
This beautiful, modern chalet is in a prime spot located as it's in the centre of Morzine, a popular base for cycling and host to a number of 2016 Tour de France stages. The Col de Joux Plane starts in the village and offers the chance to climb a Tour favourite. If you fancy going off-road, there are lots of mainly single track trails (there's heaps of inhouse knowledge from the owners Joe and Amelia to help find routes that suit you). Chalet Albatross features private wings so you can relax in your own room, or socialise in the large open plan living area as your mood suits. There is also a large spa and workout area, plus a lockable storage room for bikes. Oh, and there are stunning mountain vistas and sunny views down to the town, too. Free wifi. English spoken.
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