Where to stay: All France

Use our accommodation listings to find a bike-friendly place to stay. You can plan your route by clicking the icons on the map. Narrow or broaden your search by using the brown box (right) or simply browse the listings below.

Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

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Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Brionne - Le Logis de Brionne

Hotel-restaurant famed for scallops prepared with local saffron

1 Place Saint-Denis
27800 Brionne
Eure, Normandy

Price from: €88

Open: All year

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This hotel has 12 well appointed rooms but it is the food that really stands out as an attraction. An exceptional breakfast is provided with homemade bread and jams, and we're told the coffee is good, so that should help get you going in the morning. An excellent restaurant provides local specialties and is recommended by the Normandy tourist board. For cyclists (the Vélo Francette and the Voie Verte d'Evreux Au Bec-Hellouin pass nearby), there's a locked garage for bikes. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Brittany - La Boudonniere (for Mont St Michel)

On the Brittany/Normandy border just 20km from Mont St Michel

35560 Bazouges La Perouse
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 18 54 10
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £65 small gite (sleeps 4); £75 large gite (sleeps 7) per night

Open: All year

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The day Sue at La Boudonniere got in touch with us, she'd just arrived home after cycling from St Malo via Pontorson (gateway to Mont St Michel) on lovely quiet country roads. She's keen for the rest of us to enjoy her quiet roads and offroad tracks too. Her two self-catering cottages offer a great base for combining a relaxing holiday with some cycling. There are dedicated cycle routes to Mont St Michel and the surrounding bay, as well as to Dinan and St Malo, and the beautiful beach and bays areas of the coast. Add to that glorious countryside and pretty medieval towns and villages, such as Combourg and its magnificent chateau, and it's an ideal cycling spot. There's also the Foret de Villecartier on the doorstep – a haven for cyclists. There are two gites – sleeping 4 and 7 – and they're available on a bike-friendly nightly basis. They're set on tranquil grounds with a swimming pool, BBQ and play areas, extensive lawned gardens, a lake and a private woodland. You can also start your stay by rummaging through Sue's welcome pack! Free wifi. 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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Brittany coast - Hotel Le Benhuyc

Versatile hotel north of Saint-Brieuc overlooking the harbour

1 Quai Jean Bart
22520 Binic
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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Welcoming three-star hotel located opposite the harbour and just 280 metres from the beach. Singles and doubles through to family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. Some rooms have harbour views. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Continental breakfast served in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room. Free wifi; there's also a hotel lounge computer for guest use. French, English and Spanish spoken. The managers welcome cyclists and are happy to find a secure place inside the hotel for bikes, plus there's a good sized luggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Burgundy - La Chouette Qui Chante (Morvan National Park)

Look over the Morvan valley whilst you eat breakfast

7 Rue des Bordes
21210 La Motte Ternant
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Phone: +33 (0)7 88 16 80 03 (France), +44 (0)7577 528861 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65 per night B&B, €70 per night for 1 bedroom gite, €90 per night for 2 bedroom gite. €395 per week for the gite, €495 per week for the 2-bed cottage

Open: April to October

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This charming English-owned bed and breakfast is situated in the village of La Motte-Ternant on the edge of the beautiful Morvan National Park, a place where you can explore rivers, lakes and forestsYou can hire bikes in Pouilly-en-Auxois and cycle for hours along the Burgundy Canal, or you can use one of the many local routes around the area. The local town of Saulieu has numerous cafes and restaurants including the 3-star Michelin restaurant, Bernard Loiseau. Dijon and Beaune are also within reach if you have a car and you're after fixed base rides. The B&B has three king-size rooms and one twin room all with ensuite shower or bathrooms. The two-acre garden has been planted with beautiful trees and borders and provides views of the river valley. Breakfasts come complete with fabulous view of the gardens, Serein valley and the Morvan Park. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Cabourg - Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

A 5-star treat with bike storage on the waterfront at Cabourg

Jardin du Casino
14390 Cabourg
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €215

Open: All year

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The elegance of the Grand Hotel at Cabourg was once enjoyed by Marcel Proust, who loved staying here. Its spacious rooms overlook the luscious gardens or the sea, while eating at the restaurant provides ample opportunity for people-watching passers-by on the promenade. Bar and lounge with cocktails and snacks. Private beach access. Free wifi. En suites with luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Continental breakfast. Bikes can be stored in the baggage room.  

Bike facilities

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

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Caen - Hotel Moderne

Friendly 4-star hotel with dedicated bike shed for parking

116 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Elegant 4-star hotel in the Caen city centre, a few minutes from the Castle of Caen and close to local restaurats and bars. Buffet breakfast on the 5th floor with its panoramic view of Caen. 24-hour reception. Free wifi, plus computer available for guest use. Minibar in all rooms. Lounge and bar area. Sauna. Laundry service. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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City centre hotel located near the River Orne and close to the railway station. Studios and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people. Fitness centre. Free wifi. Each apartment has a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, plus the hotel offers a buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. Laundry service. French and English spoken. Management says bikes can be locked in the baggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Caen – Mercure Centre Port de Plaisance

Central city hotel facing the marina and good for ferry port

1 rue de Courtonne
14018 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €94

Open: All year

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Centrally located 4-star hotel facing the marina, a short ride from the city centre. Handy for ferry port (16km to the north) and D-Day beaches along the coast. The baggage room can store one or two bikes; there is a private and secure underground carpark to accommodate larger groups. 24-hour reception. Bar and restaurant onsite. Free wifi. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Cahors - Inter-Hotel de France

Bike-friendly hotel in train station precinct of Cahors

Avenue Jean Jaurès
46000 Cahors
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €78

Open: All year

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This is a great option if you're riding the Lot Valley bike route. (And it's been recommended to us by cyclists who've used it). Close to the station, it's at the southern end of the city where the river Lot loops up and around Cahors. There is dedicated bike parking available. Choose from a single, double, triple or quad room – making this hotel a good option for families and groups. It's rated three-star and has all the usual mod-cons, including free wifi. English, French and Spanish spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Calais - Holiday Inn

Port hotel experienced at welcoming cyclists to Calais

6 boulevard des Alliés
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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Located in central Calais overlooking the boats in Port de Plaisance harbour, the Holiday Inn has a long tradition of welcoming cyclists. "We have been doing this for years," general manager Patrice Haultcoeur told me. "Especially with charity organisations like Pedal To Paris, the Royal British Legion, etc." He said the hotel has a space reserved to store bikes, and that hotel staff would love to see more cyclists arriving at the door. The hotel has free wifi, onsite restaurant, and full buffet breakfasts. Children eat free in the restaurant;lobby bar open til late; 24-hour reception. French and English spoken. The official website has a best-price guarantee (find it cheaper elsewhere and you get a night free).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Ibis Styles Centre

Clean and modern chain hotel in Calais city centre

46 Rue Royale
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais

Price from: €75

Open: Year round

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Calais city centre hotel handy for ferry port. Short ride from train station and 5km from ferry port. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. A small number of bikes can be stored in a small luggage room that has a code (it is not suitable for groups).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Novotel Coquelles (Eurotunnel)

High-tech hotel just 200m from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais

Place de Cantorbery
62231 Coquelles (Eurotunnel terminal)
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais Department

Price from: €92

Open: All year

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Located just 200 metres from the Channel Tunnel and a short ride from the Eurostar TGV station, this hotel has the latest in modern communications. Each suite has a multimedia system including wifi, free video games, movies and music. Free massages on Thursday nights. Range of 24-hour services including a food counter, bar, a business centre, and fitness area. Management advises there is a luggage store that can be used to lock bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Callian - Number 307 (for the Cote d'Azur)

Peace and serenity just 30km from the coast at Cannes

307 Chemin des Touars
83440 Callian
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 67 05 45 41
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €110 double room B&B, €1800 for the entire house self-catering

Open: All year

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No 307 is in an amazing location, just 30km inland for the coast at Cannes, yet bordering the wilds of the Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur. Susie offers a welcoming B&B, but can also rent the entire house out to larger groups. The stone house itself dates from the 19th century and is set in 9000m2 of rustic gardens with a fenced salt-water pool, boules, badminton and table tennis. Set in a very peaceful location, it's a short cycle to the quaint village of CallianThe house has a double bedroom and en-suite upstairs, another double and en-suite at garden level and a further two bedrooms on the main level. In total it can sleep 10 adults, plus there is extra space for kids. There are several outdoor seating and lounging areas: south facing for breakfast and dinner; pool side for lunch. There's a comfy swing chair in the shade of the giant oak tree and a hammock between the olive trees for that afternoon snooze. Start your cycling day with a BIG organic breakfast – Susie is a registered nutritional therapist and can tailor breakfasts to all dietary requirements. 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
  • Wifi

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Calvi - Augerge Ferayola

Friendly rooms or self-catering cottages with sea views south of Calvi

L'Argentella
20260 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: €60 B&B/night; from €99/night or €420/week for cottage sleeping 2-5 people (half-board options available)

Open: All year

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Just over 20km south of Calvi, the three-star Augerge Ferayola is located in the Parc Naturel Régional de la Corse near the Scandola Reserve, between sea and hills. Twins, doubles, triples and quads, plus self-catering cottages. Forest and sea views. Outdoor pool. Tennis court. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. There is a lockable room for bikes (the owners tell us they have welcomed many cyclists over the years). They can help arrange bike hire locally and can help you with other aspects of your planning if you get in touch after booking. English and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Hôtel La Villa Calvi

Lush 5-star hotels with B&B or self-catering apartments and villas

Chemin Notre Dame de la Serra
20260 Calvi
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: Double rooms from €220, apartments and villas for up to 8 people from €800

Open: All year

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This 5-star hotel near Calvi in north-west Corsica is a plush place to unwind after a day on the road. Fitness centre, 5 different swimming pools. Rooms have simple, elegant décor and modcons such as iPod docking stations and minibars. The hotel's restaurant is well-regarded locally for its Corsican cuisine. There are also pool and snack bars. Free wifi. Bike parking in a secure garage. The hotel also works with a recommended local bike hire firm

Bike facilities

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

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Camoël - Hôtel du Littoral

Hotel in small village ideally placed for the Atlantic Coast and Morbihan

4 rue Paul Ladmirault
56130 Camoël
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €40

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Simple 2-star hotel set near La Vilaine River just 6km from the beach Pénestin. Free wifi, garden, and furnished terrace. Some rooms have balconies. Continental buffet breakfast. Bike parking is provided in a private, locked garage. Note that evening meals are not provided at the hotel and the town is small, with only one local restaurant – plan meals ahead (consider avoiding Mondays and public holidays unless you are bringing your own supplies).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal de Garonne - A La Reine (Monbéqui)

Welcoming B&B close to Montauban and the Canal de Garonne

111 Rue du Bac
82170 Monbéqui
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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A short ride from the Canal de Garonne the A La Reine, a charming B&B with two very generous bedrooms. A good buffet breakfast is served each morning and this can be taken on the terrace when the sun is shining, as can evening meals which a focus on high quality produce with a wide-ranging and interesting menu. They also have bikes available for guest use.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Chateau Saint Marcel

17th century chateau a short detour from the Garonne river route

Route de Toulouse
47550 Boé
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Price from: €79

Open: All year

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Chateau Saint Marcel is located in Boé, just south of Agen, a short detour from the Canal de Garonne bike route. A 17th century castle, it's been restored to offer hotel-style accommodation. Large garden with cedar trees to relax in. Free wifi. Pool. Bike hire can be arranged by the hotel. More basic 'comfort' hotel rooms, plus more deluxe options with garden views. Kettles in rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Cycle South West France

Specialist biking accommodation between Bordeaux and Toulouse

12 rue Maurice Luxembourg
47160 Buzet-sur-Baise
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)7 85 14 56 17
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per night for 2 people, €15 per night per extra person

Open: All year

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Located just 500 metres from the Canal de Garonne – and midway between Bordeaux and Toulouse – Clare and Jean-Pierre's bike-friendly village house is an ideal base for a cycling holiday in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne countryside. It's also a handy stop if you're cycling the canal. There are three double rooms, plus kitchen facilities, a pool and terrace. Bikes are available to hire onsite, or park your own in the secure garage. Clare and Jean-Pierre will be on hand to recommend local cycling routes and to help with maps and other local advice. There's lots to do here – the village of Buzet-sur-Baise has a three restaurants, a corner store and (most importantly) a wine cooperative so you can enjoy the fruits of the local harvest. There's also canoeing and kayaking nearby. Free wifi. English, French and some Spanish spoken. This is a great option for a truly 'local' cycling experience. 

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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Canal de Garonne - Hôtel Le Moulin de Moissac

Riverside hotel ideal for the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

Esplanade du Moulin
82200 Moissac
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €105

Open: All year

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This is a super base on the banks of the Tarn river, 6 or 7km off the Garonne towpath – it's an ideal place to stay if you're cycing the Canal de Garonne. The hotel regularly hosts small cycle tour companies, so the staff here are used to welcoming riders who are coming in off the canal. It's a 3-star hotel, and all the rooms have river views. It has some excellent bonus facilities such as a spa complex (ideal for resting weary muscles) – there's a hot tub, sauna, hammam and massages also available. Onsite restaurant with a piano bar. Rooms also have coffee machines. Adventure playground for kids, plus canoe hire nearby. French, English and Spanish spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Hotel-Restaurant Au Colombier du Touron

Family friendly hotel a short distance from the canal

187 Avenue des Landes
Route de Mont de Marsan
47310 Brax
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €61

Open: All year

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Bike-friendly small hotel on the D119 about 6km west of Agen that's used to welcoming cyclists (it's about 500 metres from the Canal de Garonne tow path linking Bordeaux to Toulouse). Super family friendly with a playground area for mini-cyclists + cots, high chairs and bottle warmers. There are 11 rooms, including family rooms and triples ideal for groups and sharers. Onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Free wifi. 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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Canal de Garonne - Le Clos d'Any

Modern take on an ancient mill on the Garonne towpath

1 Lardon
33190 Fontet,
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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This is a wonderful stop on the Canal de Garonne ride. Le Clos d’Any is a 12th century farmhouse and mill that has been brought into the 21st century. It's now run as a modern B&B with three guestrooms (sleeping 3-4 people each), plus a Gypsy caravan for two (with bonus private jacuzzi). It's just south of the La Reole and east of Castets-en-Dorthe where the canal splits off from the river Garonne. Within easy reach of the vineyards of Graves and the sweet white wines of Sauternes. Outdoor pool. Free wifi. Secure bike parking in the barn. Families welcome.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Les Peupliers B&B

Super stop on the Bordeaux-Toulouse canal 9km from Agen

Lieu-dit à Guillemis
47270 St-Jean-de-Thurac
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 05 67 98 15 or +33 (0)5 53 95 79 38 (France); +44 (0)7466 703 785 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €49 single room; €59 double room; €75 family room

Open: April 10th to November 1st

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This really is a super stop if you're cycling the Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route along the Canal de Garonne (just cross the bridge at the village of St-Jean-de-Thurac – there's even a B&B sign on the bridge for cyclists; it's just a 150 metre ride from the Canal towpath). Kate's small and friendly B&B has just 5 rooms, all with en suites and all with garden views. Kate can provide meals on request (plus there's coffee/tea and biscuits and cake on arrival), though she prefers larger groups of four riders or more to make it worth her while. The B&B is more of a hobby than a business. The house itself is in a quiet hamlet just 9 kilometres from Agen, so this is a lovely alternative to a city hotel. There are private gardens (with an above ground pool), plus three terraces to relax on after a day's riding. English and French spoken. Free wifi. There's a secure area for bikes. What are you waiting for?

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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Canal de Garonne - Les Pignons Gite (Roquebrune)

Cycle, fish and play golf near the Canal de Garonne

Lieu dit Pelat
33580 Roquebrune
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 56 71 54 82
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €350-€900 per week depending on the season

Open: All year

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Les Pignons is a great base for a self-catering cycling holiday less than 10km from the Canal de Garonne. It's set on 6 acres of grounds and has its own lake and swimming pool – there's even a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. Bike routes leave from the door (local hire available or there are 'house' mountain bikes for guest use). There's a secure garage for bikes storage and maintenance. The owner, Jo, has even mounted maps on the garage walls to help you plan your routes (you can ride part of the Eymet-Pau stage from the 2017 Tour de France route). Spend your days cycling through the local vineyards and sunflower fields and return to relax by the lake/pool for a BBQ. There's a wood burner to warm your fingers and toes up if you're riding in winter or early/late season and, of course, plenty of hot water for a relaxing post-ride shower.

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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Canal de Garonne - Villa Toulousaine (Grisolles)

B&B on the Canal de Garonne

58 rue darnaud bernard
82170 Grisolles
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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The Villa Toulousaine is a highly regarded B&B on the Canal de Garonne between Montauban and Toulouse. With really well decorated and clean rooms, a lovely garden with private spots to relax and a pool it could be a great place to stay while travelling along the canal. Free wifi. French and English spoken. There is also a babysitting service, plus the owners can help arrange bike hire for exploring the canal and the countryside.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne – L’Autre Vie

Perfect place to unwind and explore Gironde's lesser known wine routes

Champ de la Grave
33190 Camiran
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: From €100 per night B&B, plus all day access to tea and coffee, and nibblies

Open: All year

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Excellent base for anyone making their way along the Roger Lapebie bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre. Stay en route to the Canal de Garonne and Toulouse, or use L’Autre Vie as a base for exploring the peaceful wine routes of the Duras/Sauveterre/Rauzan corridor. There are lovely river and village routes for leisure cyclists, as well as more challenging, hillier circuits for road riders. Ride to the bastide town of Monségur for lunch, or head farther afield to St-Emilion or the tourist hotspots of the Dordogne to the north and west. There are plenty of comfortable spaces outside to relax with a glass of wine when you get back, and a lovely large pool to cool down in. Try Vanessa's delicious charcuterie and cheese sharing platter, or ask about a barbecue with freshly prepared salads and breads. English and French spoken. Free wifi. There are also a few 'house' bikes available for guest use.

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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Canal du Midi - Domaine de Lise

Self-catering villa near Béziers, just moments from the Canal du Midi

34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: From €3500 per week (for up to 16 people)

Open: All year

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Domaine de Lise is a large bike-friendly villa near Beziers, seconds from the Canal du Midi and ideal for exploring the vineyards of the Languedoc (it's set within its own vineyard, spanning some 32 hectares). The Mediterranean is also easy bike ride away. Sleeping 14-16 people, it's perfect for groups and families. Large heated swimming pool (with a shallow section for children), plus games room and free unlimited wifi. Fully self-contained with all the mod-cons to make this a great cycling base (for larger groups, catering is also available). Outdoor BBQ and pizza oven, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing with a glass of wine after a day on the road.

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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Canal du Midi - Cycle d'Oc Cyclists' Lodge (Paraza)

Cyclist-run B&B ideal for the Canal and forays into the countryside

Route de Pouzols
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 86 75 15 58
Email: [email protected]

Open: April to October

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Amid all her training for the UCI Masters' World Championships in Perth last year, Gillian somehow found the time to set up this super cyclists' base in the Aude countryside. Gillian's cycling lodge is a homely stone farmhouse offering ensuite B&B accommodation for cyclists of all abilities – tourers, road riders ... you're all welcome. Gillian offers a service here tailored for cyclists to help you make the most of cycling in this quiet corner of the Langeudoc/Occitanie countryside. If there's a road within a 100km radius of here, Gillian's probably ridden it. She also prepares delicious breakfasts to power you through the day and – as a passionate vegetarian cook – can offer delicious evening meals for when you come in off the bike. She can also suggest some lovely restaurants nearby so you can sample the regional cuisine. Onsite pool and plenty of space to relax. If you're not arriving with your own bike, there's a friendly hire outlet in town. Free wifi. 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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Canal du Midi - La Maison de Charlotte

Friendly B&B (with jacuzzi) between Toulouse and Castelnaudary

195 rue de la République
31290 Villefranche-de-Lauragais
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Small traditional B&B with just four rooms just minutes from the Canal du Midi at Villefranche-de-Lauragais. We're told this is a friendly place that offers a really French welcome ('it's a bit like staying with friends,' one cyclist reports). There is also a shared kitchen for guest use. Free wifi. Locked garage for bike parking. Doubles and twins, plus there's one triple. Outdoor decking/terrace with jacuzzi.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Le Jardin d'Homps

Stay with locals between Carcassonne and Béziers on the Canal du Midi

21 Grand Rue
11200 Homps
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitane)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 75 30 76
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €89 per room B&B, or €525 per week for the self-catered holiday cottage

Open: April 1- October 31

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Dutch couple Gerda and Thomas are keen to welcome cyclists to their slice of paradise on the Canal du Midi. Located halfway between Carcassonne and Béziers and between Carcassonne and Narbonne, this is an ideal stopover on the Canal du Midi. It also provides an opportunity to stay an extra night and take a day to visit Minervé. Centrally located, it is a perfect base for exploring the Languedoc area in more detail. Le Jardin d'Homps offers versatile accommodation with five elegantly presented bedrooms with extra-long (2.10m) beds. It also has a self-catering cottage. Cool off in the pool after a day's riding, or relax in the privacy of the lovingly manicured gardens. Free wifi. Le Jardin d'Homps is within walking distance of several local restaurants, and Gerda and Thomas are on hand to offer local advice, plus help arrange bike hire. Bike parking in a lockable garage. French, English and Dutch spoken.
Hilde and Heather stayed here when they rode the Canal du Midi – you can read their review here. 

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Les Volets Bleus

Cyclist-run B&B prefect for Canal and wine routes through Languedoc

43 quai d’Alsace
11590 Sallèles-d'Aude
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 46 83 03 (France) or 0844 232 5841 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €60-€80 per room for two people all year, except mid-July- to mid-August when there is a supplement of €20 per room for the high season. All rates include a hearty continental breakfast.

Open: All year

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Super bike-friendly B&B in a wine village on the banks of the Canal du Midi, with direct access to the towpath. Nick and Isobel are both cyclists and know the area very well – they can help with route advice and maps, plus they have hybrid bikes available to hire from the house. Les Volets Bleus is just 45 minutes by bike to the heart of Narbonne (which is on the European Bike Express route). It's perfect for cycling the Minervois, Corbieres and La Clape wine areas, with many great cycling routes (and wine-tasting stops!), plus it's on the Barcelona to Amsterdam route. A 4-course dinner, including aperitif, wine and coffee is available to help you charge your batteries (vegetarians, coeliac, gluten-free and other special dietary options are available, too, but please give a little notice). Picnics available on request. Secure bike parking in large lockable garage. Cleaning, maintenance facilities and some tools are also available. Fluent French and English spoken, plus conversational Spanish and German (and a bit of Italian).

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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Canal du Midi - Maison Paraza

Restored townhouse with pool 18km from Narbonne

18 Rue de la Fontaine de Fraiche
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillion (Occitanie)
Phone: +46 (0)70 592 45 43
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1000 per week for the full house, €150 per day for the full house (minimum stay two days)

Open: All year

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This is a great self-catering base for the Canal du Midi, and ideal for day rides into Narbonne. It's a grand old village house with an exit directly onto the canal towpath itself. There are also mountain views, a garden with a terrace and pool. It's ideal for those long summer days. Inside the house has been renovated but retains its rustic charm. It suits groups from 4-12 people (there are five large bedrooms, three bathrooms and a seperate WC). There's also a mezzanine with an extra two beds. The Swedish owners are clued up on all things bikey. Aside from the Canal du Midi itself, there are many marked cycle routes in this area. Bike hire is in the village 500m from the door. Away from the canal, enjoy the varied terrain in the Minervois and Corbières mountains, or trough vineyards and villages. Although self catering, a breakfast self-sevice and dinners (cooked or self-service) can be arranged in advance. 

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Pause Canal

Toulousaine-style B&B on the Canal du Midi

2, route départementale 813
31450 Donneville
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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The Pause Canal B&B is located right on the banks of the Canal du Midi, just 20km east of Toulouse. The owners are well used to helping cyclists, with two rooms available, plus a pool and large garden. Breakfast can be served outside on the terrace and there's a microwave in each room for guest use. Packed lunches are also available for your pannier. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Nivernais - Charity Cottage

Burgundy cottage free of charge in exchange for a charity donation

Maré le Bas
58800 Cervon
Nièvre, Burgundy
Phone: +33 (0)3 86 20 25 50
Email: [email protected]

Price from: The accommodation is available free of charge, with guests asked to make a donation to Combat Stress, the UK charity that supports ex-service personnel

Open: Year-round

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Stay just 4 miles from the beautiful Canal du Nivernais and support a good cause while you're there. Rosemary and John Rabson offer their cottage in the beautiful Morvan National Park area of Burgungy free of charge; instead of paying rent, guests are asked to make a donation of their choice to Combat Stress, the charity that works with ex-servicemen and women. (Gift Aid can add to the donations of UK taxpayers.) The cottage, which sleeps up to five people and is just 4 miles from the Canal du Nivernais, has secure bike parking in the locked garage. Rosemary and John can offer local advice and support during your stay.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Mouans Sartoux Ibis

Affordable hotel option within reach of the French Riviera

4 Avenue des Sources
06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Located 10km north of Cannes, this is an affordable option near one of France's most expensive resorts. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast buffet. 24-hour snacks. Hotel bar. The hotel has a locked garage available for bike storage. Garden and terrace areas.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Novotel Cannes Montfleury

Four-star Cannes hotel with pool and massage facilities

25 Avenue Beauséjour
06400 Cannes
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €99

Open: All year

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Well-appointed 4-star accommodation a short ride from Croisette Beach. Two onsite restaurants, plus lounge and cocktail bar. Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, and a relaxation area with massages. Rooms (which can sleep up to 4 people) have panoramic views of the sea. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken. There is a private underground carpark with safe cycle storage, plus a locked baggage area in the hotel proper. Help with bike hire and route information available at reception.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Pullman Mandelieu Royal Casino

Add a little luxury to your French cycling adventure on the Med coast

605 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
06212 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €135

Open: All year

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Experience a little bit of luxury on the French Riviera at the Pullman Cannes-Mandelieu, with its sweeping views of the Cannes Bay and Lerins Island. The hotel is set on the peninsula with its own private, sandy beach just 5km from Cannes city centre. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and furnished terrace. Rooms all have private terraces with views of the sea or the neighbouring golf course. The hotel works with a local bike hire outlet and can help you arrange rental; hire of watersports equipment can also be arranged. Secure bike storage is provided in the hotel's luggage store. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Cap Ferret - Le Saint-Eloi

Bike-friendly hotel on Arcachon Bay near Cap Ferret

11 Boulevard de l'Aérium
33740 Arès
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €50

Open: Year-round

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Friendly hotel just 100m from the Bay of Arcachon. With great access to Cap Ferret and to routes around the bay, it's ideally located for anyone cycling this secton of the Atlantic Coast. Onsite restaurant serving local food. Free wifi. Some rooms have balcanies with view of the bay.

Bike facilities

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

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Capendu - Hotel Restaurant Le Top du Roulier

Hotel at Capendu, south of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette

8 Avenue du Languedoc
11700 Capendu
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Le Top du Roulier has hosted Tour de France teams – Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil's Giant Alpecin team stayed here when the Tour passed through in 2016, so we humbly submit that if it's good enough for those guys, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us too. It has comforatble rooms, plus a well-regarded local restaurant with a variety of menus (including special menus for mini-cyclists). Filling breakfast with various pastries and breads on offer. Free wifi. Within easy reach of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette.

Bike facilities

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

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Capestang - Les Portes du Soleil

Canalside B&B

27 Avenue de la République
34310 Capestang
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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With a pool to relax in and a hearty breakfast to get you started, Les Portes Soleil is recommended for anyone cycling or boating along the Canal du Midi. They are used to warmly welcoming cyclists and also have bikes available for hire if needed. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Carcassonne - Hotel Le Donjon

Beautifully restored hotel in the heart of Carcassonne's Old Town

2 Rue du Comte Roger
La Cité
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €112

Open: All year

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Hilde and Heather stayed here when they cycled the Canal du Midi – and they loved it. "What a fabulous start to our cycle ride down the Canal du Midi," Hilde wrote. "This hotel is an ancient building right in the middle of Carcassonne – its location could not be better." Helpful staff, secure bike store, comfortable (read: luxurious) rooms and hearty breakfasts. "Dark polished wood, beautiful fabrics, deep carpets, the odd suit of armour ... OK, OK, it's very touristy (remember this *is* one of France's most popular tourist towns), but it is very tastefully done. We loved it!" Free wifi, Onsite (cocktail) bar and restaurant. Peaceful gardens (all rooms look out over the gardens or the citadel). A hotel shuttle bus operates from the station or up from the old town gates. French, English anf Spanish spoken. You can read Hilde's full review here.

Bike facilities

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

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Carcassonne – Hotel de la Cité

A luxurious end to a day on the bike with a splash of class in Carcassonne

Place Auguste Pierre Pont
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €259

Open: All year

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Add a little luxury to your visit to the spectacular city of Carcassonne with a stay at the impressive Hotel de la Cité in the heart of the medieval fortress. Built in the 19th century in neo-gothic style, this hotel is full of surprises, with secret doors and passages, and patio and gardens with trees over a hundred years old. Eat in the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Barbacane, take a dip in the pool, or have a massage. Bike storage available in the hotel. The official website listed here has a best price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Carnac - Camping La Grande Métairie

Campsite near Carnac with on-site cabins sleeping upto 8

Route des Alignements de Kermario
B.P.85
56342 Carnac
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: £30

Open: May 8-September 6

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Cycle 2 miles down the road from your cabin to the ancient standing stones at Carnac, or explore any number of quiet cycling trails around this beautiful corner of Brittany. Cycling tours of the local area can be booked on-site and there are also free 'learn-to-ride' classes for kids aged 3-6. Click the link below to find out more about onsite self-catering cabins sleeping up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent, caravan or campervan.

Bike facilities

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

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Carnac - Hôtel Celtique et Spa

Comfortable coastal hotel ideal for exploring the Brittany coast

82 Avenue des Druides
56340 Carnac
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Relaxing base on the Brittany coast, a mere 50 metres from the Atlantic Coast. Great base also from which to ride out to the famous Carnac standing stones. As its name suggests, the Hôtel Celtique et Spa has its own wellness centre, including indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Onsite restaurant and bar + games area. Management tell me they offer bike hire to guests, and safe and secure bike parking if you arrive under your own steam. Free wifi. French and English spoken.  

Bike facilities

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

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Carpentras - Le Comtadin (Ventoux)

Bike-friendly hotel on leisure routes near Ventoux

65 Boulevard Albin Durand
84200 Carpentras
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azu

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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This is a nice base for exploring the vineyard and river leisure routes around Ventoux. Le Comtadin is set in a lovingly restored 18th century building near the Carpentras city centre (try and time your visit for the weekly Friday market). There's a lovely courtyard garden for breakfast or to relax in before/after a ride, plus a lounge bar for evening relaxation. The hotel tells me that bikes can be safely locked in the hotel's secure room. There are also route maps and itineraries available at reception. Doubles and triples available. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Carpentras - The Olive Garden (for Ventoux)

Provencal villa for upto 10 people 5km from Ventoux climb

152 Impasse des Iris
84330 Caromb
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: + 33 (0)4 9022 1772 or +33 (0)7 78 38 21 90 (France) or +44 (0)79 0954 5583 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1250-€4000 depending on the season

Open: All year

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Peter, who is a bike mechanic, and Audrey, who works for a local cycle tour operator, are keen to welcome more cyclists to The Olive Garden, their fully self-contained Provencal villa, complete with swimming pool. Sleeping up to 10, it's perfect for families and groups. Just 18km from Avignon, it's an ideal base for heading out to conquer the Ventoux and explore Les Dentelles. It's also well-placed to explore the Gorges de la Nesque, the Luberon, Le Monts du Vaucluse and Les Alpilles. There are 'house' bikes available for guest use, plus Peter and Audrey work with a bike delivery company to deliver top-of-the-range road bikes to the door (perfect for the Ventoux – it's just 5km to the start of the Bédoin climb). Safe bike store and workshop (plus benefit from Peter's expertise for running repairs and local cycling knowledge). Free wifi. French, English, Danish 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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Castelnaudry - Péniche Kapadokya (Canal du Midi)

Barge B&B offering cosy accommodation on the Canal du Midi

L'écluse de la Méditerranée
11400 Mas-Saintes-Puelles
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €75

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Why stay near the canal if you can stay on it! Péniche Kapadokya is a barge B&B on tha canal at Mas-Saintes-Puelles, 8km from Castelnaudry. It has two decks (with deckchairs) to relax on. Air-conditioned. Children welcome. No wifi. Double and twin cabins. Private bathrooms (toilets and showers onboard). Enjoy a continental breakfast on deck. Bikes can be locked on deck (bring a lock).

Bike facilities

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

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Catalonia - Camping Verneda (Spanish border)

Camping and self-catering cabins within reach of Bagnères-de-Luchon

Ctra. N-230 Km. 171
25537 Pont d'Arròs
Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Phone: +34 973 64 10 24 or +34 606 756 393
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €5 per tent; from €55 a night for a self-catering bungalow

Open: All year

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Tucked just over the Spanish border and within reach of the high Pyrenees cols from Bagnères-de-Luchon is the lovely Camping Verneda. There is plenty of room for tents and campervans, plus a great range of self-catering bungalows and cabins at affordable prices. Super family friendly (there are two children's playground areas). Onsite bar and restuarant. Mini-supermarket for supplies. Games room. Pool. Onsite mountain bike hire. This is a lovely option alongside a mountain river stream and handy to some of the best bike routes on both sides of the Pyrenees.   

Bike facilities

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

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Causses-et-Veyran - Clos du Magnolia

Cyclist-run B&B and apartment ideal for Orb River routes

41 Avenue Jean Jaures
34490 Causses-et-Veyran
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 67 25 09 48
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65 per room per night for B&B, or €90 per night (min 3-night stay) for the apartment

Open: All year

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Clos du Magnolia is a cyclist-run B&B that also has the option of a self-catered apartment. Run by Jane and Mervyn, who both ride locally, this is a versatile base for solo riders as well as groups. There are three stylish B&B rooms plus the apartment, which sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Routes here are varied, offering gentler day river rides for holiday riders as well as more challenging routes for experienced riders – the Canal du Midi, the Haut-Languedoc Natural Parc and the Cevennes can all be explored from here, while the foothills of the Pyrenees and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean beaches are also within reach. There's a pool for post-ride dips and free wifi throughout the house and in the garden – the perfect place to plan your next day's routes (you can pick Merv and Jane's brains for ideas). Large garage for secure bike storage.
We’ve stayed here, you can read our review here.

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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