Accommodation - Self-catering: All France

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Béziers – Appart'City

Hotel with self-catering apartments (and breakfast) in town centre

9 rue D'alembert
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €39

Open: All year

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Three-star studios and apartments sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Each apartment has a kitchenette (including a kettle or coffee machine), living space, and terrace or balcony. There is no dedicated bike storage but bikes can be stored in apartments, either inside or on the balcony, or they can be locked in the private garage for €3. Wifi available for a surcharge. Breakfast is an optional extra if you don't want to self-cater. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Biarritz - Pierre & Vacances Premium Haguna

Clean apartment hotel in a central location

17 Avenue Reine Victoria
64200 Biarritz
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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A cool surf vibe awaits at this centrally located apartment hotel, close enough to the Grand Plage to be sat on the sand in 5 minutes whilst still being surrounded by local restaurants. Freewheeling France has stayed here, using it as the launch pad for a gentle 80km spin around this wonderful coastal resort. There is a dedicated bike storage room, though the staff didn't blink an eye when we decided to take our bike up the lift and to our room. Perfect for families with comfy sofa beds, a small playground in the garden and a kids' toy and book corner in reception. All the kitchen equipment you'll need for a stay, including fridge, small oven, coffee machine, toaster and kettle. Free and fast wifi.
** We've stayed here – read our review **

Bike facilities

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

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Bordeaux – Le Boutique Hotel

Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking

3 rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €180 per room or €387 for a 4-person apartment

Open: All year

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Treat yourself to a touch of class in one of France's most elegant cities. Le Boutique Hotel is a converted 18th-century townhouse located in the UNESCO-listed centre of Bordeaux. Its modern, stylish rooms and self-catering apartments are surrounded by a peaceful green courtyard, and there's even a lovely terrace shaded by a 100-year-old chestnut tree. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with an iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine. Continental breakfast. Wine bar. Massage and hot tub available. Luggage room for bike store. Staff can help you plan local bike routes, including through the vineyards. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, Romanian and Bulgarian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Aparthotel Le Milan

Cyclist-run self-catering hotel base for Alpe d'Huez

54 rue Général de Gaulle
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €95-€400 per night

Open: All year except November

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As you can tell by the photo, the Hotel Le Milan Aparthotel is used to welcoming cycists! It offers brand new apartments of various sizes for groups ranging from 2 to 12 people. Each apartment is fully equipped with a kitchen, living room, TV, bathroom and bonus view of Alpe d’Huez, the base of which is just 2km away. From here, the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, Les Deux Alpes can all also be ridden. The team at the aparthotel are cyclist and have stacks of local knowledge to share. French, English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. Lockable bike storage (pictured), plus there are ebike recharging points if your legs need a little help up the climbs.

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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Bourg d’Oisans - Maison de France

Explore Alpe d'Huez and the other giant cols to be found in this area

40 Quai Professeur Berlioux
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €200 per night

Open: All year

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The gîte Maison de France is actually the old doctor’s house in the centre of Bourg d’Oisan. It has been completely renovated to provide visitors with a large living/dining area downstairs, a fully equipped kitchen, and 5 bedrooms spread out over different floors. It can sleep upto 12 people comfortably. The house has a large yard, with barbecue and garden furniture. The shops and bakeries are at your doorstep. Everything is with walking distance, so your car can remain parked while you take to the roads on two wheels. We don't need to even mention that the Alpe d'Huez climbs starts just down 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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Bourg d’Oisans - Maison Joséphine

Self-catering base for tackling Alpe d'Huez

Rochetaillée
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 01 23
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €220 per night

Open: All year

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La maison de Joséphine is an old farmhouse that has been recently renovated by its cyclist-owners. With lots of space, it's ideal for family groups and clubs. It sleeps up to 12 people, with the downstairs area is split in two, with a large kitchen, dining area and living room (with pool/billards) in one open, vaulted, space, and then a separate cosy area with table football, a card table, small bar, darts board in te other. The house has lots of land around it, with private parking space for 3 or 4 cars. There is also an electric sauna and hammam. A barbecue is also available. The area is rich in cycling with Alpe d’Huez just a few kilometres away, as well as the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, and Les Deux Alpes.

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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Bourg d’Oisans – Cycle Oisans (Alpe d'Huez)

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

70 Avenue de la Republique
38520 Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)79 7400 0320
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Low season: £750-£1200 per week; high season: £1200-£2000

Open: All year

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Maison de la Republique is a fully equipped house centrally located in the Bourg d'Oisans town centre – at the bottom of the climb to Alpe d'Huez. (In fact, there are great views of the famous col from the house). It can comfortably house 12 people in 6 bedrooms (2 doubles and 8 single beds), making it perfect for families or groups of cyclists looking for an Alps cycling holiday. Close to local shops, bars, cafes and the supermarket. Wifi free. Satellite TV. Off street parking for people arriving by car. Bike storage in lockable garage/workshop. Very large, fully enclosed private garden. Within easy reach of other climbs, including Col de la Croix de Fer, Galibier, Glandon, Lautaret, Madeleine, d’Ornon, Sarenne and the Télégraphe.

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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Bourg-Saint-Maurice - Alpine Velo Cycling Chalet (Col de l’Iseran)

Cyclist-run mountain retreat prefect for riding and relaxation

Chemin des Glieres, 73210 Landry, Savoie, France
73210 Landry, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 26 80 77 67
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Half-board packages from €385 for 3 nights or €595 for 7 nights (including airport transfers). Self-catered chalet for 12 people from €795 per week

Open: All year except November

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Alpine Velo’s bike chalet in in the Tarentaise valley near Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a great, felxible base for self-guided road cycling holidays in the French Alps. The chalet is within easy reach of Col du Petit St Bernard, Col de l’Iseran, Cormet de Roseland and Col de la Madeleine, among others, or take a spin down around to the Tignes Valley or across to Albertville. There are also a number of good local rides that are less taxing on the legs, including a balcony tour through pretty Alpine villages. There's also a 12km riverside cycle path for riders less interested in tackling the cols. Non-cycling partners and kids can go whitewater rafting, horse riding or hiking (the ski lifts open July and August for both hikers and mountain bikers). This is flexible accommodation with half-board options in the main chalet plus self-catering available in a self-contained penthouse. Good for small and large groups. Prices include airport transfers for you and your bikes, making this a fuss-free base. There's also a sauna to ease tired muscles. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish 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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Branville - Normandy Garden Holiday Village

Apartments, houses and cottages close to the beach in Lower Normandy

14430 Branville
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €238 for 2 nights - check website for seasonal prices and offers

Open: Year-round

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Close to the beaches at Deauville, Cabourg and Villers-sur-Mer, Normandy Garden Holiday Resort has wooden apartments, houses and cottages for groups of all sizes. Close to the D-Day beaches and ferry links, it's an ideal location for a stop en route to London/Paris or to elsewhere in northern France.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Chalet 9 (Serre Chevalier)

Charming chalet in the heart of Serre Chevalier

9 Chemin de l'Envers
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7703 347 070
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1600 per week for the whole chalet

Open: All year

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Chalet Nine is a completely renovated 17th century house just 100 metres from the road often used for the Tour de France (including stages 17 and 18 in 2017). There are five beautiful bedrooms, with three double bedrooms and two with en-suite bath/shower. The layout is flexble and ideal for families or cycling clubs, with a mix of doubles, bunk beds and singles. There are two additional bathrooms on the first floor to guarantee everyone gets a hot shower on time. There's a large sun lounge with terrace overlooking the garden views up the mountain towards the Col du Lautaret, plus a long dining table also with views. There's space for around 10 bikes and ample space for getting prepared. Free wifi + a welcome hamper to help you settle in.

Bike facilities

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

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