French cycling hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation for the Tour de France

Published by Lyn on 16 September 2017

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2018 Tour de France

 

We're compiling a list of bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and self-catering gites within reach of the 2018 Tour de France route. It's a work in progress and we're adding to it all the time.

All these Tour de France accommodation options have secure bicycle parking and are run by bike-friendly owners and managers who are listed in our Where to stay section.

If you own a bike-friendly property on the Tour de France route, email me at [email protected] for info on how to get listed on this page.

Zoom in to the map and click on the icons to find cycling accommodation near your own Tour de France route, or browse the listings underneath for a stage-by-stage overview.

Grand Depart – La Vendée

Grand Depart 2018 Tour de France vendee

 

* Note accommodation for stage 1 in the Vendée is generally also within reach of stages 2 and 3 – we have included them all under one Stage 3 listing to avoid repetition.

Stage 1: Saturday, July 7 – Noirmoutier to Fontenay-le-Comte

Route includes: St-Jean-de-Monts, St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Les Sables d’Olonne, La Tranche-sur-Mer, Triaize and Maillezais.

Stage 2: Sunday, July 8 – Mouilleron-St-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon

Route includes: Puzauges les Herbiers, Tiffauges, Montaigu, Aizenay, Nieul-le-Dolent and St-Florent-des-Bois.

Stage 3: Monday, July 9 – Cholet (Team Time Trial)

Le Village du BoisTalmont-Saint-Hilaire
Close to unspoilt coastlines these gites can cater for groups and families of all sizes.

Saint-Julien-des-Landes - Votre Vacances Mobile Home Chalets
Modern holiday chalets set in a well equipped campiste, all in the grounds of an 18th century chateau, lots of nice welcoming touches.

Gites Au Marcassin and Au Cocorico, St-Paul-en-Gatine
Cyclist friendly gites surrounded by peaceful countryside. Read our review here.

Les Gîtes de Fontenioux, Vernoux-en-Gâtine
Near to the Velo Francette cycle path, these two lovingly converted worker houses make a great base for watching the race whilst exploring the area.

Best Western Masqhotel, La Rochelle
Very welcoming hotel for cyclists, based in the pretty town of La Rochelle and close to Ile de Re, La Vélodyssée route, as well as La Velo Francette.

Camping and Caravaning du Jard, La Tranche-sur-Mer
Close to the sea and beaches and there are also free buses to the local villages and markets.

Camping and Caravanning Domaines des Forges, Avrillé
Large open site set in the grounds of a 16th century manor house and great for children.

Hotel Kyriad La Roche-sur-Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon
Clean and efficient hotel, you might see some teams staying here too.

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 10 – La Baule to Sarzeau

Holiday Inn Express Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Nazaire
Accueil vélo rated hotel keen to welcome cyclists.

Pierre & Vacances - Le Domaine de Cramphore, Le Pouliguen
Recently refurbished luxury residence and outdoor pool close to the sea and beach, it has apartments catering for between 3 and 6 people.

Stage 5: Wednesday, July 11, Lorient to Quimper

Camping La Baie de DourarnenezPoullan-sur-Mer
Family camping on the beautiful Atlantic Coast in Brittany.

Gites GuebernezPloërdut on the Nantes-Brest Canal
Charming stone-built cottages in a beautiful setting, close to village. 

La Maison du CanalRostrenen on the Nantes-Brest Canal
B&B with rooms that right on the canal, you can read our review here.

Manoir de Coatudual, Morlaix
Ridiculously affordable manor house 20km from Roscoff.

Chez Maria, Morlaix
Homely B&B (with a garden for tents) within reach of Roscoff.

Gîtes en Trégor, Ploubezre
Peaceful cottages close to the Channel, ideal for exploring Brittany.

Stage 6: Thursday, July 12, Brest to Mur-de-Bretagne

Gites GuebernezPloërdut on the Nantes-Brest Canal
Charming stone-built cottages in a beautiful setting, close to village.

La Maison du CanalRostrenen on the Nantes-Brest Canal
B&B with rooms that right on the canal, you can read our review here.

Camping Merlin l’Enchanteur
, Morhiban
Pitches and mobile homes on the Mauron-Questembert voie verte.

Le Rocher SimonLangourla
Self-contained cottage for 4 just south of ferry ports and the coast.

Gîtes en Trégor, Ploubezre
Peaceful cottages close to the Channel, ideal for exploring Brittany.

Stage 7: Friday, July 13, Fougeres to Chartres

La Boudonniere, Bazouges La Perouse
On the Brittany/Normandy border just 20km from Mont St Michel.

The Bakehouse, Domfront
Cosy converted bakehouse for 2 in Normandy's cycling heartland.

La Fosse B&B, Domfront-Mayenne
B&B perfect for the La Velo Francette or exploring Normandy.

Hôtel Les 13 Assiettes, Mont St Michel
Peaceful cycle-friendly hotel in the Mont Saint Michel bay.

Au Bon Accueil, Mont St Michel
Homely B&B on the Brittany/Normandy border.

Stage 8: Saturday, July 14, Dreux to Amiens

Hotel Le Saint-Aubin, Gournay en Bray
Hotel on Avenue Verte London-Paris route with Accueil Vélo status. Read our review here.

23 Grand Rue, Mesnières-en-Bray
London-Paris stop 150m from the Avenue Verte and 25km from Dieppe.

Stage 9: Sunday July 15, Arras to Roubaix

La Maison 19, Herly - near Calais
Good option for travelling to and from the stage if taking the ferry to Calais. You can read our review here.

Rest day, Monday July 16, Annecy

See below. 

Stage 10: Tuesday July 17, Annecy to Grand Bornand

Résidence les Gentianes, Annecy
Individually designed apartment near beautiful Lac d'Annecy.

Camping Le Taillefer, Lac d'Annecy
Lakeside camping within view of the Alps.

Chalet La Giettaz, Aravis
Col des Aravis bike base good for Colombiere, Cormet de Roselend. Chris has special TDF and Etape du Tour packages for 2018.

Chalet Chovettaz, Mont Blanc
Self-catering chalet and apartment in the foothills of Mont Blanc, an enviable location.

Stage 11: Wednesday July 18, Albertville to La Rosière

Chalet La Giettaz, Aravis
Col des Aravis bike base good for Colombiere, Cormet de Roselend. Chris has special TDF and Etape du Tour packages for 2018.

Chalet Savoie Faire, Col de la Madeleine
Converted farmhouse run by cyclists opposite the Col de la Madeleine.

Alpine Velo Cycling Chalet, Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Col de l'Iseran)
Cyclist-run mountain retreat prefect for riding and relaxation.

Chalet Mathilde, Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Relax in the Alps and hit the mountains from the doorstep. 

Chalet White Eden, Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Col de l'Iseran)
Stunning B&B between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Val-d'Isère. You can read our review here.

Chalet Le Bullou, Tignes (Col de l'Iseran)
Summer chalet for 14 people in Tignes, a super road and MTB base.

Stage 12: Thursday July 19, Bourg Saint-Maurice to Alpe d'Huez

Alpine Velo Cycling Chalet, Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Col de l'Iseran)
Cyclist-run mountain retreat prefect for riding and relaxation.

Chalet Mathilde, Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Relax in the Alps and hit the mountains from the doorstep.

Chalet White Eden, Bourg-Saint-Maurice (Col de l'Iseran)
Stunning B&B between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Val-d'Isère. You can read our review here.

Chalet Nicola B&B, Courcheval
Something for everyone in this soothing but dramatic mountain setting.

BikeBase B&B, Saint Michel de Maurienne (Col Croix de Fer)
B&B ideal for solo riders or small groups in the Maurienne Valley.

Chalet Saskia, Vaujany
Perfect for Col de Croix de Fer, the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.

Cycle Oisans, Bourg d’Oisans
Bourg d’Oisans house with fabulous views of Alpe d'Huez.

Chalet La Maitreya, Alpe d'Huez
B&B with half-board option nestled at the bottom on the famous 21 bends.

Le Château d’Oz, Alpe d'Huez
Conquer Alpe d-Huez, Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer whilst staying to watch the stage.

Alpe d'Huez Bike Hotel, Alpe d'Huez
Specialist biking hotel with everything you need to ride Alpe d'Huez.

Chalet RibotAlpe d'Huez
Specialist bike chalet on haripin 12 - owned and operated by cyclists.

Ferme Noemie, Alpe d'Huez
Alpine farmhouse offering self-catered and camping options.

Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel, La Grave
Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna.

Stage 13:  Friday July 20, Bourg d'Oisans to Valence

Vélo Gîte, Valence
Affordable dedicated biking lodge on the Via Rhona at Valence. You can read our review here.

Velo Vercors Gites and B&B, Drome/Vercors
Specialist cycling base in the stunning Vercors area of the French Alps.

Chalet Saskia, Vaujany
Perfect for Col de Croix de Fer, the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez.

Cycle Oisans, Bourg d’Oisans
Bourg d’Oisans house with fabulous views of Alpe d'Huez.

Chalet La Maitreya, Alpe d'Huez
B&B with half-board option nestled at the bottom on the famous 21 bends. 

Le Château d’Oz, Alpe d'Huez
Conquer Alpe d-Huez, Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer whilst staying to watch the stage.

Alpe d'Huez Bike Hotel, Alpe d'Huez
Specialist biking hotel with everything you need to ride Alpe d'Huez.

Chalet RibotAlpe d'Huez
Specialist bike chalet on haripin 12 - owned and operated by cyclists.

Ferme Noemie, Alpe d'Huez
Alpine farmhouse offering self-catered and camping options.

Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel, La Grave
Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna.

Stage 14: Saturday July 21, Saint-Paul Trois Chateaux to Mende

Mas de la Bousquette, Alès
Self-catering holiday gites between Alès, Orange, Uzès and Avignon.

La Fleur Bleue Restaurant & Gites, Crestet (Ventoux)
Perfect self-catering base just 4km from the Malaucène Ventoux climb.

The Olive Garden, Carpentras (Ventoux)
Provencal villa for upto 10 people 5km from Ventoux climb.

La Maison de Lune & Flop House, Bédoin (Ventoux)
Family friendly retreats at the foot of the Ventoux.

La Maison des Peintres, Bédoin (Ventoux)
Cycling base in a Provençal artists' haven at the foot of the Ventoux.

Stage 15: Sunday July 22, Millau to Carcassonne

Clos du MagnoliaCausses-et-Veyran
Cyclist-run B&B and apartment ideal for Orb River routes.

Maison de la Fontaine, Cessenon-sur-Orb
Small riverside B&B on wine routes just 20km from the Canal du Midi.

Le Jardin d'Homps, Homps
Stay with locals between Carcassonne and Béziers on the Canal du Midi. You can read our review here.

La Residence de Jouarres, Azille
Surround yourself with rich Cathar history and countryside.

Cycle d'Oc Cyclists' Lodge, Paraza
Cyclist-run B&B ideal for the Canal and forays into the countryside.

Les Volets BleusSallèles-d'Aude
Cyclist-run B&B prefect for Canal and wine routes through Languedoc.

Grange de Pierre, Mirepoix
Self-catering house between the Canal du Midi and the mountains.

Maison TranquilEscueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard
Magical retreat for cyclists and their friends 40km from Carcassonne.

The Au Petit Verger Cycle Aude B&BPuivert
Cyclist-run B&B offering local knowledge and lots of bikey support.

Confort du Sud, Puivert
Great self-catering base between Carcassonne and the Pyrenees. 

Rest day, Monday July 23, Carcassonne

See above.

Stage 16, Tuesday July 24, Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon

Note that if you have a car, stages 16, 17, 18 and 19 are all within reach of each other and you MAY be able to use the same accommodation for all four stages.
 
Le Pistoulet, Argein

Cosy single-room B&B run by cyclists. The routes passes through the village of Argein en route to Col de Portet d'Aspet. Becky and Matt have a special TDF accommodation package that includes lunch and refreshments served at the top of the col. 

Rhino Velo Pyrénées, St Jean de Verges
Specialist cycling base for the Pyrénées and their foothills.

Le Rouge Robin, Fougax-et-Barrineuf
Wonderful cycling accommodation for training rides and families.

Hotel Le Chalet, Ax-les-Thermes
Recommended cycle friendly option close to Ax-3-Domaines.

Free Range Chalet, Bagnères-de-Luchon
Victora and Geoff's bike-friendly eco-retreat in the heart of the Pyrenees.
 
Hotel Le Sapin Fleuri, Bagnères-de-Luchon
Family-run mountain hotel with fantastic cycling facilities and routes.
 

Stage 17, Wednesday July 25, Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint Lary Soulan

Note that if you have a car, stages 16, 17, 18 and 19 are all within reach of each other and you MAY be able to use the same accommodation for all four stages.

Free Range Chalet, Bagnères-de-Luchon
Victora and Geoff's bike-friendly eco-retreat in the heart of the Pyrenees.

Hotel Le Sapin Fleuri, Bagnères-de-Luchon
Family-run mountain hotel with fantastic cycling facilities and routes.

Aparthotel BarousseMauléon-Barousse
Self-catering appartments and pool in a perfect location just 100m away from Port de Bales.

Le Couloumé B&B and Le Fournil Gite, Loudet
Beautiful B&B and self-catering cottage run by cyclists Marianne and Brian. Cottage sleeps 4, B&B also sleeps 4. 

Gite du Midi-Pyrénées, Sainte-Marie-de-Campan
Cyclist duo Jane and Tim's 200-year-old one bedroom gite can sleep 4 people.

Chalet Tourmalet, Sainte Marie de Campan
Self-catering and B&B options by the super friendly Carolyn and Stefan. 

Gite Belle Vie, Sainte Marie de Campan
Eric and Angela's cyclist-run gites at the base of the Tourmalet and Aspin – super flexible with self-catered and fully catered options available.  

Les Dix Arches, Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Cyclists' B&B with full workshop, hot tub and stacks of local knowledge. You can read our review here.

Chalet les Cailloux, Bareges
Cyclist-run B&B just 8km from the summit of Col du Tourmalet.

Hotel Les TempliersLuz St Sauveur
Cosy famiily run hotel on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet.

Stage 18, Thursday July 26, Trie sur Baise to Pau

Note that if you have a car, stages 16, 17, 18 and 19 are all within reach of each other and you MAY be able to use the same accommodation for all four stages.

Le Couloumé B&B and Le Fournil Gite, Loudet
Beautiful B&B and self-catering cottage run by cyclists Marianne and Brian. Cottage sleeps 4, B&B also sleeps 4. 

Le RexHotel, Tarbes
City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists.

Hotel Continental, Pau
Elegant 3-star hotel in the city centre.

Hotel Parc Beaumont, Pau
Elegant five-star hotel with views overlooking the Pyrenees. 

Hotel Première Classe Pau Est, Pau
Basic, budget accommodation in the east of the city.

Lae de Haut, Aramits
Flexible B&B and self-catered accommodation in the Pyrenees. Take the train or cycle from Oloron Ste Marie to Pau (45km). Also good for stage 19.

Stage 19, Friday July 27, Lourdes to Laruns

Note that if you have a car, stages 16, 17, 18 and 19 are all within reach of each other and you MAY be able to use the same accommodation for all four stages.

La Bigourd'in B&BLourdes
Lovely French-run B&B with home cooking and sauna/jacuzzi.

Lourdes Ibis Centre Gare, Lourdes
City centre hotel just 250m from the train station 40km from Pau.

Hôtel Le MiramontArgelès-Gazost
Pyrenees spa town hotel with its own dedicated bike area.

Les Artigaux Gites, Arrens
Perfect High Pyrenees biking base run by a local cyclist.

Le RexHotel, Tarbes
City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists.

Lourdes Ibis Centre Gare, Lourdes
City centre hotel just 250m from the train station 40km from Pau.

Gite du Midi-Pyrénées, Sainte-Marie-de-Campan
Cyclist duo Jane and Tim's 200-year-old one bedroom gite can sleep 4 people.

Chalet Tourmalet, Sainte Marie de Campan
Self-catering and B&B options by the super friendly Carolyn and Stefan. 

Gite Belle Vie, Sainte Marie de Campan
Eric and Angela's cyclist-run gites at the base of the Tourmalet and Aspin – super flexible with self-catered and fully catered options available.  

Les Dix Arches, Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Cyclists' B&B with full workshop, hot tub and stacks of local knowledge. You can read our review here.

Chalet les Cailloux, Bareges
Cyclist-run B&B just 8km from the summit of Col du Tourmalet.

Hotel Les TempliersLuz St Sauveur
Cosy famiily run hotel on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet.

Lae de Haut, Aramits
Flexible B&B and self-catered accommodation in the Pyrenees. Also ideal for stage 18 if you take the train direct from Oloron Ste Marie to Pau (45km away).

Stage 20, Saturday July 28, Saint Pee Sur Nivelle to Esplette (Time trial)

Gite Jauberria, Beyrie-Sur-Joyeuse
A cyclist-run base in the Basque countryside 60km east of Biarritz.

Hotel Ithurria, Aïnhoa
A typical Basque welcome on the Santiago de Compostela route.

Hotel ItzalpeaSaint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Lovely village option on the Santiago de Compostela route.

Hotel Bel Air, Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Beach-side hotel recommended to us by cyclists.

Last stage: Sunday July 29, Houilles to Paris Champs-Élysées

Hotel de La Porte Dorée, Paris
Our hotel of choice in Paris. Secure bike store, allows bikes in the rooms, has its own fleet of bikes. The hotel is run by cyclists. Read or review here.

Paris Tour Eiffel Adagio City Aparthotel, Paris
Apartment hotel with Eiffel Tower views - bikes welcome too!

Paris Fraser Suites Harmonie, Paris
Hotel rooms and self-catering apartments just outside Paris city centre.

Paris Hotel Campanile La Villette, Paris
3-star Paris hotel with secure underground parking.

Paris Hotel Regence, Paris
3-star central hotel in Paris near Metro Clichy.

Mercure Arc de Triomphe Wagram, Paris
Reliable four-star comfort near the route.

Paris - Hotel Gavarni, Paris
Friendly eco-hotel just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Read our review.

Hotel Regina, Paris
Upmarket hotel on the Tour de France route and ideal for viewing along Rue de Rivoli or around Jardin des Tuileries. 

Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris
Luxury option just off the Champs Elysées; some rooms have views of the Arc de Triomphe.

Buttes Chaumont Adagio Aparthotel, Paris
Hotel with apartments sleeping up to 6 people near the Canal de l'Ourcq.

Charles de Gaulle Terminal - Novotel, Paris
Hotel at Charles de Gaulle airport with luggage room for secure bike parking.

Charles de Gaulle Hilton, Paris
Paris airport hotel close to main terminals and train stations.

Trianon Palace, Versailles
Hotel treat set in the Parc de Versailles.

Hôtel Le Versailles, Versailles
Stay next door to France's most famous royal residence. Read our review.

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