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Le Fleix - Le Manoir du Bois Mignon (Sainte-Foy-la-Grande)

Warm and luxurious stop on the banks of the Dordogne River

212 Route de la Nougarede
24130 Le Fleix, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 24 92 59 or +33 (0)6 29 14 14 14

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Price from: €140 for a double

Open: Easter to September

There can't be many better places to relax after a day on the bike than on the banks of the Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. This grand B&B oasis is set in a beautiful old manoir house built in 1791. The tiny hamlet is a wonderful stop on a ride along the river Dordogne (Freewheeling France rides this area often, winding along the river and back up through the vines). From the door, the UNESCO-listed St-Emilion is a 40km ride (en route to Bordeaux); in the other direction you'll find the sweet white vines of Monbazillac, the city of Bergerac and, further east, the ancient cobbles of Sarlat. This is a worthy stop on any Dordogne Valley bike route.

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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Paris – Hotel de La Porte Dorée

Paris hotel – run by cyclists – that will store bikes and bike boxes for you

273, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Paris, Île-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 07 56 97
Email: contact@hoteldelaportedoree.com

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Price from: €85. Freewheeling France readers get 10% off website rates by using the code FREEWHEELINGPARIS when you book via the official site.

Open: All year

I've been running Freewheeling France for more than seven years and, in that time, there has been one email that intermittently pops into my inbox: "I'm arriving into/passing through/leaving from Paris. Where can I safely store my bike/bike box?" Now I have a very good answer: Hotel de La Porte Dorée is in the 12th arrondissement, near the glorious Bois de Vincennes park and forest, on the Metro line to the Eiffel Tower, and close to Gare de Paris Bercy and Paris Gare de Lyon (for trains from Burgundy/Dijon and Lyon Part Dieu); by bike, you can get here from Gare du Nord or Montparnasse in under half an hour; the EuroVelo 3 route passes nearby. The hotel is owned by Laurent and Christina, a Franco-US team who cycle to work having dropped their three kids off at school en route. It's a certified eco-friendly hotel with a small fleet of hotel bikes. There's a large basement storage room for bikes and bike boxes (though they can also be taken to your room if you prefer). There's also a courtyard for daytime storage. If you're starting your trip in Paris before heading off elsewhere, they're even happy to store your bike box until you get back. Great breakfasts, free wifi. This is without a doubt top-of-the-list if you need somewhere to stay with your bike in Paris. 
**We've stayed here - read our review**

Bike facilities

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

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Abbeville - Ibis

Mid-range hotel between the bay of Somme and Amiens

234 Route d'Amiens
80100 Abbeville
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €79

Open: Year round

Mid-range hotel on the outskirts of Abbeville, 20km south-east of the Bay of Somme and en route to Amiens. Abbeville is a frequent stop on the London to Paris route. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant with terrace. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely inside a room in the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Agen - Citotel Stim'Otel

In the heart of Agen on the Canal de Garonne bike route

105 Boulevard du Président Carnot
47000 Agen
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €66

Open: All year

The Stim'Otel is an accueil velo hotel in the centre of Agen and is easily reached from the Canal de Garonne bike path, as well as from the station if you are arriving from Toulouse or Bordeaux by rail. It has modern, clean rooms, plus an inhouse restaurant that also serves buffet breakfasts each morning. It's ideal, affordable base for an overnight stay, and wlel-placed for exploring the Old Town after you've parked your bike nd had a shower. 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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Aïnhoa - Hotel Ithurria

A typical Basque welcome on the Santiago de Compostela route

Place du Fronton,
64250 Aïnhoa
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Hotel Ithurria is a family -owned and operated hotel-restaurant, now in the hands of its third generation. The hotel (and its restaurant) has stayed close to its Basque-Bearn origins, offering high-quality local hospitality and scrumptious food based on local ingredients (they also grow a lot of produce in their garden). As a mark of its quality, the hotel is now a member of the Chateaux et Hotels Collection of hotels, though still independently owned and operated. There are beautiful gardens and an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy, plus a sauna and fitness room. Free wifi. The owners guarantee us there is plenty of safe and secure bike parking. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Aire-sur-la-Lys - Chateau de Moulin le Comte (en route to Calais, Roubaix, Arras)

A lovingly renovated oasis of B&B calm in a magnificent setting

44 rue Principale
62120 Aire-sur-la-Lys
Nord-Pas de Calais (Hauts de France)
Phone: +33(0) 6 24 21 08 91
Email: info@chateaudemoulinlecomte.com

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Price from: €84 per room includes breakfast, free wifi, parking and coffee in your room

Open: All year

Château de Moulin le Comte is a stylish 19th century mansion (circa 1850), which was renovated with love and passion in the summer of 2012. It is ideally located for rides to/from Béthune, Saint-Omer, Lens, Louvre Lens, Arras and Lille. It is roughly halfway between Calais to Arras (60km from each), making it a great base if you are en route to cycling the Somme. Lille (60km) and Roubaix (70km) are to the east. This is a quiet and peaceful place to rest after a day on the bike – the river Leie still flows through the castle's garden. The owner, Monsieur Francis Van der Elst, offers a warm welcome in what is now his private home. He tells me he is particularly keen to see more cyclists. There are five B&B guestrooms – all are very spacious and have been updated with modern creature comforts, including luxurious beds and mattresses. Rooms can be double or twin, and each room has its own bathroom. Cycling families are very welcome, as are pets. Personal service, hospitality and flexibility are key words here. All rooms are offered B&B, and there is also an excellent table d’hôte evening meal service that attracts locals as well as tourists. I'm told all dishes are "highly refined and carefully prepared for a reasonable price." Dutch, French, English and German spoken. Aperitifs are also served in the lounge or on the cosy terrace.

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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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

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

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

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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.  

Bike facilities

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

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Aix-en-Provence - Hotel de l'Arbois

Friendly hotel-restaurant outside the city centre

97 rue du Dr Albert Aynaud
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Relaxing hotel around 10km from the Aix-en-Provence city centre. There's an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The onsite restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, including regional specialties. Management advises they have a locked garage that's used for bike storage. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. 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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Albas - Chateau de la Blainie

Grand chateau B&B on the Lot Valley bike route

D8
46140 Albas
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €150

Open: All year

Fancy staying in a castle? Chateau de la Blainie dates back to 1860 – it was built by General Pagès, who served Napoleon III. It's since taken on a new life as a B&B and it's been recommended to us by cyclists wo stayed there while cycling the Lot Valley Bike Route. It offers wonderful views of the Lot River, the ancient village of Albas and the local AOC Cahors vineyards. There is a terrace and pool area for guests, as well as other activities like table tennis. Despite being a castle, it's a small working B&B with just two rooms – the chateau is also the home and workplace of wine and food authors Jolande Burg and Erik Spaans (they sometimes also offer culinary workshops). The chateau is close to local restaurants and wineries (including Château de Cayx, which the Danish royal family owns). German, English, French and Dutch spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Albert - Hôtel Royal Picardie

Comfortable and friendly 3-star hotel in the heart of the Somme

Avenue du Général Leclerc
80300 Albert
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €86

Open: All year

This hotel comes recommended to us by a cyclist who used it while cycling the battlefields of the Somme. Set in the heart of the Picardy region, Hôtel Royal Picardie is an elegant and peaceful 3-star old-style French hotel. It has 24 rooms – all either double or twins and all with en suites. There is an onsite restaurant with traditional French cuisine. Excellent range of options for breakfast (including pancakes, accordng to our cyclist!) plus packed lunches available on request. There's also a hotel bar. The staff were happy to find a secure room in the hotel to lock his bike overnight. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Albert - Ibis Hotel

Bike-friendly hotel near the battlefields of the Somme

Parc d'Activité Henri Potez
80300 Albert
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €85

Open: Year round

Good bike-friendly base from which to explore the Battlefields of the Somme. Within reach of Boisselle, Thiepval and Beaumont Hamel memorials. Bikes available for guest use (see also this page), maps of the Circuit of Remembrance available to reception. Secure parking on a private terrace that is locked. Cafe, restaurant and bar. 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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Albi Ibis Hotel

Affordable hotel option in the centre of UNESCO-listed Albi

16 avenue Gambetta
81000 Albi
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €59

Open: Year-round

Located in the centre of the city, just 1km from the cathedral. 24-hour reception. Family friendly. 24-hour bar. Restaurant. Wifi. Bikes can be kept with you in your room or, if available, staff can find a spare, secure room for your bike.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Alpe d'Huez - Chalet La Folie (Oz-en-Oisans)

Large apartment for 10 people with Alpe d'Huez on your doorstep

Residence Le Chalet Des Neiges, Le Pic Blanc Appt B17
Rue Zac de L’Oulmet, Oz-en-Oisans Station
38114 Oz-en-Oisans
Isère, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +44 (0)7860 129204
Email: chaletb17oz@gmail.com

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Price from: £100 per night for whole chalet June-September, minimum 5 nights (please note there is a £150 addition for cleaning and taxes, extra charge for linen, which can hired locally). Please see the 'more details' link for winter ski prices.

Open: June to September and December to April

Chalet La Folie is a spacious apartment within easy reach of Alpe d’Huez (and its gondolas for summer MTB or TDF access), and close to local shops, restaurants and bars. This is a great base for cycling many other the famous cols, too, including the Glandon, Croix de Fer and Galibier. Bourg d’Oisans is nearby and is something of a Mecca for road cyclists –the famous Marmottes race starts and finishes there as well as many other routes. Mountain bikers have a huge area to discover, and many ‘VTT’ events are held on the challenging terrain around of Oz. The famous Megavalanche takes place in July every year – starting at the top of Pic Blanc in snow and cycling a huge descent into Sarenne gorge. Walkers have Les Ecrins national park and wonderful, signposted walking from the door, or lovely ridge walks between the gondolas. Many wonderful mountain restaurants are also open in summer.  The chalet sleeps 10 people in four bedrooms and there's a swimming pool, hammam and sauna in the chalet development to rest weary legs. The owner Alison is flexible about check-in during summer months.

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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Alpe d'Huez - Chalet Morville (Venosc)

Spacious, modern chalet offering B&B for cyclists in Les 2 Alpes

255 Route de la Ville
38520 Venosc
Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 30 77 09 14
Email: hello@chaletmorville.com

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Price from: €100 a night for a double or twin room, €70 for a single, family rooms €150. (All rooms B&B basis). Evening meals available for €30 for three courses

Open: All year except May, October and November

Chalet Morville is a specialist cycling chalet in the picturesque medieval Alpine village of Venosc just 13km from Le Bourg-d'Oisans and the start of the Alpe d'Huez climb – so a perfect warmup ride away from the famous 21 hairpins. With spectacular mountain views and the best riding the Alps has to offer, Sue and Jules at Chalet Morville aim to offer a home away from home for your French cycling adventure. To ensure your bike is as happy as you are, there is a secure, dedicated bike workshop (pictured) with tools, work stands and spares. The chalet itself is perfect for relaxing after a ride, with a sunny south-facing balcony and garden, a hot tub, sauna and gym. There is a spacious lounge area with UK TV, a dedicated cinema room and a games room with pool and table football. The chalet sleeps up to 12 people and offers accommodation on a per-night basis, with hearty breakfasts served up to power you through the day, along with home-made cakes and optional evening meals for when you get back. The chalet sleeps up to 12.

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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Alps (Provence) - Chez-Ray

Low-cost accommodation run by cyclists for cyclists north-west of Nice

Chemin de La Gare
04170 La Mure-Argens
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 11 91 85
Email: Info@Chez-Ray.com

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Price from: Prices from €350 per person per week with a group discount

Open: May-December

Affordable, low-cost cycling accommodation in the Provence Alps run by Ray – a cyclist – for other cyclists. Local routes are varied and can be as challenging or as relaxed as you like, with lavender fields combining with gorges, lakes and mountains. Ideal training ground for cyclists and triathletes. French and English spoken. Ray is on hand to advise about routes and provide maps and ride suggestions, to share local knowledge or to provide some company out on the road. Twins, doubles, triples and quads available, making Chez Ray a flexible option for groups as well as individuals.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Chalet Mathilde (Sainte Foy Tarentaise)

Relax in the Alps and hit the mountains from the doorstep

La Petite Viclaire
73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +44(0)77 93 813 823 or +33(0)6 65 47 67 74
Email: enquiries@alpinevista.co.uk

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Price from: £275 per person

Open: May to the end of October

This is a great fixed base for cycling in the heart of the Alps. Chalet Mathilde is run by cyclists Ben and Maddison, who are keen for others to share their little slice of Alpine life. The chalet is available on a catered or self-catered basis for cyclists wanting a self-guided biking base. There are 5 bedrooms, which are available on a sole occupancy basis and ideal for groups of 4-10 people. From the door you can reach Col de l’Iseran, Col du Petit St Bernard, Col de la Madeleine and the Cormet de Roseland, among other classic Tour de France climbs. This part of the Alps is a real hot spot for road cycling, and this is an ideal base for exploring it. Ben will be on hand to share local routes and help you plan your days on the bike – for newer (or unfit!) riders there are gentler local roads with friendlier gradients as well (Ben also offers an emergency rescue service if you get stuck). Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Alps - Hotel Chalet d’Antoine (Megève)

Alpine-style hotel in a great mountain location for cycling

187 Route Edmond de Rothschild
74120 Megève
Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alps (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +33 (0)4 50 21 06 56
Email: info@chaletantoine.com

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Price from: €95 per room per night

Open: All year - please ask about availability

Hotel Chalet d’Antoine is a small, well-established chalet – founded by the current owner Simon Butler over 30 years ago – specialising in chalet-hotel holidays throughout the summer (as well as in winter for skiers) in the beautiful resort of Megève in the Haute-Savoie. The Alpine-style hotel is a great base for exploring the mountains and is popular with cycle groups, who use the hotel as a base, including for the Haute-Route and 2016 Tour de France race stages. There is a secure bike room in the basement, which is accessible from inside and outside the hotel, plus a cosy lounge and bar to relax in the evening and plan the next day's rides. The hotel is a sort walk to the Megève town centre, so close to local restaurants and bars. Free car parking, free wifi, plus delicious continental buffet breakfast every morning. What's not to like?

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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Amboise - Le Vinci Loire Valley

Well-established bike-friendly hotel at the heart of the Loire Valley trail

12 Avenue Emile Gounin
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

Stylish and comofortable Loire Valley hotel that's a member of the 'cyclists welcome' programme for the Loire - garage for bikes, plus maps available as well as bike pumps and basic tools. Bikes can also be rented on site. The hotel is in the heart of the Loire Valley, around 1.5 km from the centre of Amboise. Free wifi. Rooms have mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry service plus washing machine and a tumble dryer available for a surcharge.

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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Amboise - Novotel

Bike-friendly hotel in peaceful surrounds near the chateau at Amboise

17, rue des Sablonnières
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €122

Open: All year

Amboise hotel providing a good base for exploring the chateaux and following the river. Hotel complies to the Loire à Vélo 'accueil velo' (cyclists welcome) standards, providing secure parking, repair kits and other support services. Terrace, tennis courts and swimming pool with view of Amboise Château. Traditional French cuisine served in hotel restaurant. Children's play area. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens - Appart'Hotel Odalys Blamont

Modern apartment-style hotel between Calais and Paris

25 Rue du Blamont
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy (Hauts-de-France)

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

One of our contributors Richard Peace stayed here on a ride from Calais to Paris. He says the accommodation was one of the highlights of his day in the saddle. Appart'Hotel Odalys Blamont offers lovely self-catering apartment five minutes from Amiens cathedral. You are allowed to keep your bike in your room with you (it's a bit of a squeeze in the lift but it can be done!) The rooms are modern with all the appliances and kitchen equipment you need. There's free wifi. French, English 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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Amiens - Grand Hôtel de l’Univers

Stylish three-star hotel right in the centre of Amiens

2 rue de Noyon
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Stylish three-star hotel in a lovely old mansion building in the centre of Amiens. Around 100m from the train station and close to all the city's main attractions. Locally managed. 24-hour reception. Free wifi throughout the hotel. French and English TV. Catering trays and snacks available on request. The management advises us that bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens - Mercure Cathedrale

4-star hotel opposite Amiens' famous UNESCO-listed cathedral

21/23 Rue Flatters
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €107

Open: Year-round

Located opposite France's largest cathedral in Amiens, the Mercure provides a 4-star base to rest your legs. Rooms are large, the restaurant is excellent, and there is also a bar and lounge in which to relax. Free wifi. Management can provide a room in which to securely store bikes overnight. Amiens is the gateway to the Battlefields of the Somme, and a good stop if you're looking to experience a small French city after a few days' riding in the countryside.  

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens – Ibis Centre Cathedrale

Mid-range bike-friendly hotel in the Amiens city centre

4 rue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picady

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Reliable chain hotel in the centre of Amiens. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Management advises bikes can be locked securely in the conference room overnight, or kept in rooms. Luggage storage. Bar and snack bar. Reception can help with bike hire and maps. 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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Ancenis - Hotel Akwaba

A welcoming hotel on the Loire route between Nantes and Angers

119 Boulevard du Dr Moutel
44150 Ancenis
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €73

Open: All year

The Hotel Akwaba was perhaps the most basic hotel Bob used on his Loire tour, but it had first-class bike storage in a garage and friendly staff. The dining room is often closed on weekends, depending on the season, but the staff happily recommend many options a 20-minute walk away (or a short bimble by bike) and Bob says it was the best meal of his trip. 

Bike facilities

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

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Andernos-les-Bains - Hotel Villa Teranga

Relaxed vibe with bike friendly welcome

20 Avenue Thiers
33510 Andernos-les-Bains
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

If cycling and beaches are your thing then Hotel Villa Teranga could be ideal. This place was recommended to us by readers who stayed here. A bike-friendly stop on the Atlantic Coast bike path, it's ideal for exploring the Arcachon Bay area and the beaches of the Atlantic Coast. The rooms are decorated in beach chic and there is secure bike storage – and a cocktail bar! A continental breakfasts can be enjoyed on the terrace. 

Bike facilities

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

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Angers - Hotel d'Anjou

Elegant hotel in the heart of Angers - perfect for Loire à Vélo

1 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch
49100 Angers
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Bike-friendly hotel well-placed for the popular Loire à Vélo route. Located in the centre of Angers, it has been elegantly restored and decorated to retain its neogothic charm. Well-known locally for its restaurant. Secure bike parking in a private, coded garage behind the hotel. Loire à Vélo information is available from reception, plus local bike hire contacts are also available. The staff is well-versed in local cycling routes and can help with other enquiries. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, 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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Angers – Hotel de l'Europe

Affordable city hotel with enclosed bike parking and good breakfasts

3 rue Chateaugontier
49100 Angers
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

We stayed here for two nights on our La Velo Francette ride. We found it to be a friendly city centre hotel with good bike facilities (it carries the Loire à Vélo stamp of approval). There is enclosed courtyard parking for bikes, and staff can help with buckets and sponges if you need to clean your bike. Breakfast was one of the better ones we had on the trip, with breads and cereals, plus fresh fruit and eggs available as an all-you-can-eat buffet. We had a room facing onto the road, though, so it was a little noisy (ask for a room at the back of the hotel). Good location and within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and bars. Also just a short ride from the train station. Free wifi. (You can read one of our reports frm Angers 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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Angoulême - Hotel Saint Antoine

2 rue du Gond
16000 Angoulême
Charente, Poitou-Charentes
Phone: Affordable hotel with secure parking near the river Charente

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

Located near the Point Saint Antoine on the banks of the Charente, the Hotel Saint Antoine is a typically French hotel that's a short ride from the city centre and the train station (with links to both Paris and Bordeaux). It offers a locked storage room for bikes, inhouse fitness centre. Courtyard garden. Free wifi. Flexible room options for groups and families + disabled access rooms. 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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Angouleme/Limoges – Le Moulin de Pensol (Pensol)

Bikers' base between Limoges and Angouleme (self-catering + B&B)

Le Moulin de Pensol
Les Garennes
87440 Pensol
Haute Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 55 14 67 20
Email: bonjour@lemoulindepensol.com

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Price from: B&B from €65 per night including breakfast. Gites from €61 per night or €430 per week (minimum booking periods may apply.

Open: B&B is open all year, except Christmas. Gites are open Easter to November.

Heidi and Nik at Le Moulin de Pensol were recommended to us by cyclists who stayed with them. They have space for 17 people in a combination of B&B and self-catering accommodation, making this a flexible base for solo riders through to larger groups. They are located roughly halfway between Limoges and Angouleme in the heart of the Perigord-Limousin national park near the northern edge of the Dordogne. This is a stunning area for cycling (see here). The roads are well-maintained and virtually traffic-free, offering routes of every distance and for every ability through gently rolling hills, chestnut woods, pretty stone villages and past grand chateaux. Heidi and Nik can pick you (and your bikes) up from Limoges or Angouleme, or help you arrange bike hire locally. Ample space for bike and bike box storage. In all, there are 2 x double B&B rooms, a triple B&B room, two 2-person self-catering gites, and a larger gite that's perfect for 6 people. English, French and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Annecy - Hotel International

3-star hotel with hot tub, hammam and onsite massage facilities

19 avenue du Rhône
74000 Annecy
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Stylish hotel 2km from Lake Annecy and 500m from the train station, and just a few minutes to the Old Town, Annecy Cathedral and Château d'Annecy. Hotel restaurant and bar. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Fitness centre with hammam and hot tub. Massage also available. 24-hour reception. Locked room inside the hotel for bikes, maps and rental advice available at reception. 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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Antibes - Hotel Sophia Antipolis

Comfortable hotel 8km from Antibes on the French Riviera

Rue Albert Caquot
06560 Valbonne
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Set in landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the countryside. On-site restaurant serving Provençal specialities and local wines (you can eat on the covered outdoor terrace overlooking the garden). Outdoor swimming pool, plus games room with table tennis and billiards. Rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities. Located 8.5km inland from Antibes and 16km from Cannes. Management advises a safe place can be found inside the hotel for secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers (Ventoux)

Versatile accommodation for small solo riders, couples and small groups

447 Chemin Fontaine de Guby
84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Vaucluse, Provence Cote d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 87 88 83 95
Email: mail@accommodationinprovence.com

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Price from: £85 per night, £595 per week

Open: Easter till mid-October

David and Karen offer a homely welcome in a stunning location overooking orchards and hilltops. They have two one-bedroomed self-catered gites (Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers), plus a B&B room sleeping two people. There is also a three double bedroomed self-catered house with its own pool on the adjacent property – perfect for families or small groups. There is everything you need here for the perfect cycling holiday. Each villa has a private terrace and barbeque, along with access to a superb infinity pool, perfect to return to after your ride (or your partner to relax at whilst you ride!) Surrounded by endless peaceful roads, this is a great base for riders of all abilities, with both gentle and challenging climbs offering stunning views as a reward. The 'Monts de Vaucluse' the 'Prealpes', rises to 1256 metres at Signal de Saint-Pierre and provides a beautiful backdrop and leads to the Plateau de Sault and the mighty Mont Ventoux (1912 metres), a 104km round trip. The gites sit in a peaceful olive and fruit orchard with views over the Luberon Valley, the village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is an easy walk away for baguettes, restaurants  and other supplies. You can even order a Champagne breakfast and/or evening meal on arrival to kick off your stay in style. Free (fast) wifi. French and English spoken.
*** We've stayed here – read our review. ***

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Maison de Villars (for Ventoux)

Lots of space for cyclists 40km south of the Ventoux

84400 Villars
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7769 675182
Email: sandy.thwaite@nccl.uk.com

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Price from: All year

Open: €286 per night for March, April and May; €386 per night June, July and August

Maison de Villars  is around 40km south of Ventoux, nestled in the village of Villars, near Apt. This is a popular area for cycling, and within easy reach of regular Tour de France routes which pass nearby. It's possible to ride the iconic Ventoux from here, as well as explore other local routes including the Gorges de la Nesque and the wine routes of the Vaucluse – ideal for gentler riding and families. The house sleeps 8 people, and includes a room with one of the double bedrooms joining to a room with two single beds – ideal for families. There is a covered and secure area for bike storage, plus a pool and BBQ area for cooling off post-ride. The owner (who speaks English) is keen to welcome cyclists.

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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Aramits - Maison Rachou (Mountain Vacances)

Cyclist-run B&B with stunning views of the Pyrénées

Chemin Pacheu
64570 Lanne-en-Barétous
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 07 18 81 62
Email: info@mountainvacances.fr

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Price from: €60 per room per night B&B

Open: All year

Run for and by cyclists, Maison Rachou is tucked in the heart of cycling country in the western Pyrenees. Yet the roads here are much less travelled than the busier areas to the east. In one direction there are rolling hills (think Cotswolds in the UK) and in the other direction fantastic Pyrénéan mountain climbs. Here it's not uncommon to have Tour de France cols like the Aubisque, Marie Blanque, La Pierre St Martin, Soulor and d’Osquich to yourself, especially in autumn and spring. Maison Rachou itself is a lovely farmhouse with a tastefully converted barn that provides five generously proportioned B&B rooms, all with en suites, as well as a large living area. It is only one kilometre from the village with a bar/bistro and patisserie. There is a swimming pool for guests to use and, of course, stunning mountain views. It sleeps up to 12 in a range of room formations. English and French 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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Arcachon - Hôtel de la Plage

Relax on the terrace at this 3-star hotel after a ride around the bay

10 Avenue Nelly Deganne
33120 Arcachon
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Arcachon is a popular and thriving seaside town that echoes a bygone area in its architecture. The Hotel de la Plage is in the centre of town and close to the beach, so perfect for exploring by foot or cycle. It's close to the La Vélodyssée bike route and cycle tour companies use it as an overnight stop on the Atlantic Coast route. Onsite bar. 24-hour reception. Bikes can be hired through the the hotel. 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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Arcachon - Hôtel Du Delta

2-star hotel with Arcachon an easy ride away

25 Avenue de la Côte d'Argent
33380 Biganos
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €55

Providing wonderful access to the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Atlantic Coast bike route, this 2-star hotel has 24 rooms, including family rooms which are ideal for groups. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Evening meals available but reserve a table in advance. Cyclists report that bike can be securely locked in the restaurant overnight.

Bike facilities

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

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Arcachon - Hotel Le B d'Arcachon (Atlantic Coast EV1)

Cycle friendly hotel on the Basin d'Arcachon bike routes

4 Rue du Professeur Jolyet
33120 Arcachon
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel Le B d'Arcachon is a waterside hotel that was recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. The hotel is well used to welcoming cyclists and has a private underground car park with a dedicated place for bikes. It also offers local bike rental if you want to ride for a day or two while staying here on holiday. You are situated right on the basin beaches and lake, and ideally placed to enjoy the laid-back vibe that this area is famous for. Rooms are bright and well decorated with some offering a balcony. Ideal for the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route as well as the network of routes that link the oyster haven to the beaches and lakes both north and south (Lacanau, Biscarrosse, Hourtin, etc etc).

Bike facilities

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

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Arçais - Maison Flore

Small eco-hotel in the heart of the beautiful Marais Poitevin

23 25 rue du Grand Port
79210 Arçais
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

We stayed at this small eco-hotel on our La Velo Francette ride. It's in a lovely location, with the rambling gardens backing straight onto the canal system of the Venise Verte in the Marais Poitevin. There are 10 rooms – singles, doubles, triples and a family room – some of them with balconies and garden views. There is a bike parking area in the garden; it's not a fully enclosed shed, but the B&B's central gates are locked at night and I felt comfortable leaving my bike in the bike area. There is a hose nearby for washdowns. Free wifi. All-you-can eat buffet breakfast of cereals and fresh fruit. There is an emphasis here on the environment, with the hotel (though it's more like a B&B) having its own solar-energy system.

Bike facilities

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

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Argelès-Gazost - Hôtel Le Miramont

Pyrenees spa town hotel with its own dedicated bike area

44, avenue des Pyrénées
65400 Argelès-Gazost
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

The Hotel Miramont is a well-appointed cycle friendly hotel that's used to welcoming cyclists – it even has a dedicated bike area called The Grange. There, you'll find four individual bike lockups, plus a communal bike storage area, a workshop with tools, plus a bike cleaning area. Individual riders welcome, as well as groups. The hotel is in the spa town of Argelès-Gaznost, making it an excellent choice as a base for exploring the many cols accessible from here, such as the Aubisque, Col du Soulor and the Hautacam. It's also great for non-cycling family and friends as it has lovely gardens – relax in a deckchair! – plus a restaurant that opens onto a terrace when the sun is shining. It's also just a short walk to the town's spa centre. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Twins, doubles and family rooms.

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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Ariège Pyrénées - Le Pistoulet Cycling Holidays

Cyclist-run, value-for-money base in the wonderful Ariège Pyrenees

3 Chemin du Bielot
09800 Argein
Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 56 65 15
Email: lepistoulet@hexamail.net

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Price from: Prices from €60 a night or €370 for a week (double bed and 2 singles or 4 singles)

Open: All year

Cyclists Becky and Matt (and their mini-cyclists – both competitive riders) have opened their home to other riders, transforming it into a family friendly biking base thanks to their wonderful attic suite, which can sleep upto 4 people in either a double bed and 2 singles, or 4 singles. They are in a wonderful spot near Saint-Girons (a 2017 TDF town) and the Mas d'Azil cave on the western edge of the Ariege and near the Haute Garonne border. They offer accommodation and stacks of local advice to ensure you get the most out of your cycling trip. With their extensive knowledge of the local terrain, they can help you plan your route each day so you can enjoy cycling on quiet smooth rural roads, cols of the Tour de France or mountain trails. Their accommodation price includes airport/train collection from Toulouse if you need it, breakfasts, post ride snacks and three-course evening meals based on local fresh produce. Secure bike storage and workshop, plus a cleaning area. This is an ideal base for road cycling couples, active families or small groups of friends who are after personalised boutique-style accommodation. English and French spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Ariège Pyrénées - Rhino Velo Pyrénées

Specialist cycling base for the Pyrénées and their foothills

5 Chemin du Farinous
09000 St Jean de Verges
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 64 35 77 or +33 (0)6 37 10 60 00
Email: rhinovelopyrenees@gmail.com

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Price from: €50 per night or €269 per week

Open: All year

As the name and the photo above both suggest, Mike and Wendy's set up at Rhino Velo Pyrénées is geared 100% for cyclists. They're based in the foothills of the Pyrenees near the village of Crampagna in the Saurat Valley. The Ariege river flows at the bottom of the garden, making this an ideal spot for rides into the hills or gentler bimbles along the valley (10 minutes up the road there's a flat 40km voie verte to the medieval town of St Girons). A 15-minute ride south and you're into the 'Pyrénées proper', opening up Tour de France cols including Plateau de Beille, Port de Lers and Mur de Peguerrei. The four bedrooms here can sleep upto 10 people. There's a chill-out room for before and after rides, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and post-ride snacks. Mike and Wendy can help with maps and ride ideas (and you wouldn't need to twist anyone's arm too far if you wanted some company out on the road, either).

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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Arles - La Résidence (Via Rhona)

Well-appointed self-catering apartments in the centre of Arles

3 rue Elie Giraud
13200 Arles
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €130

Open: All year

La Résidence offers self-catering apartments are in a great central location in the town. Arles is at a key junction on the Via Rhona bike route sitting as it does at the mouth of the River Rhone. It's also the heart of Van Gogh country in Provence (there's art on display in the communal areas). Housed within a 17th century building, the apartments are stylishly decorated and the kitchens are fully equipped. They make a great base for an overnight (or longer) stay for people wanting to cut costs and prepare their own meals. Apartments sleep 2-4 people so they are also good also for families and groups. 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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Arras - Maison d'Hôtes La Corne d'Or

Elegantly decorated family-run B&B in central Arras

1 place Guy Mollet
Arras Arras
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

A friendly, family-run bedroom B&B in an elegantly decorated 18th century mansion in central Arras. There are 5 bedroom, and one of them has a kitchenette for basic self-catered meals. All rooms have private bathrooms (one also has a spa). Continental breakfast including homemade jams and local products; free hot and cold drinks throughout your stay. Play the piano, relax in the lounge or admire the local art on the walls after a day on the bike. Great location for exploring Arras’ underground tunnels, the Louvre-Lens Museum and the area's many First World War Monuments. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Bike storage in a locked private garage.

Bike facilities

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

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Arras - Hotel de l'Univers

Stylish and affordable mid-range hotel in the centre of Arras

3-5 Place de la Croix Rouge
62000 Arras
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

The centrally located Hotel de l'Univers is a former 17th century Jesuit monastery that has been lovingly restored, with many of its original features remaining. Relax on the terrace, in the bar or enjoy a gourmet meal in the hotel's restaurant. All rooms are en suite with TV. Wifi (surcharge). There is a room for secure bike parking inside the hotel. A good base for exploring the area's war memorials and monuments. It's also ideal if you're cycling from Lille to Paris.
We stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

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

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Asnois - La Vieille Gorce Gites & Chambres d’Hotes

Flexible cycle-friendly B&B and cottages between Angouleme and Poitiers

86250 Asnois
Vienne, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 49 87 77 06, +33 (0)6 17 50 00 82 (mobile)
Email: contact@gorcegitesandpool.com

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Price from: €65 per room (B&B); €350 per week (cottages)

Open: All year

Sarah and Paul at La Vieille Gorce offer cyclists B&B accommodation plus self-catering cottages in their mid-18th century farmhouse in the Vienne countryside between Angouleme and Poitiers. There are two well-appointed self-catering gites sleeping up to four people each, plus three boutique-style B&B rooms. The property is a tranquil oasis surrounded by sunflowers, woodland and charming villages. There are cycle routes on the doorstep, including the Tour de Charente bike route just to the south. Explore historic chateaux, beautiful rivers, wildlife and quiet country lanes. Nearby is the medieval town of Charroux with its famous Charlamagne’s tower on the pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela. ‘The Way of Charroux’ is a variant of the Way of Vézelay and follows the GR48. It begins in the Vienne at Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, continues by Montmorillon, Isle Jourdain, Charroux and leaves the Vienne after Surin to go towards Angouleme and Saint Aulay. Charroux is just over 5km from La Vieille Gorce, with bars, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Lockable shed for bike storage plus stacks of local knowledge is on offer from Sarah and Paul.

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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Atlantic Coast - Holiday Inn Express (Saint-Nazaire)

At the start of the Loire à Vélo with the 'cyclists welcome' label

1 rue de Floride
44600 Saint Nazaire
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

HolidAccueil Veloay Inn Express Saint-Nazaire is keen to welcome more cyclists passing through Pays de la Loire – either riders heading up or down the Atlantic Coast on La Vélodyssée or those cycling to or from the Loire Valley. The hotel conforms to the French standard 'accueil vélo' ('cyclists welcome') tourist label, and provides secure and dedicated parking (pictured), along with a wash down and repair area. The general manager, Laurence, says he is super keen to welcome more cyclists. French, English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and German spoken. 24-hour reception, onsite bar, free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast - L’Ecurie Holiday Cottage (Lairoux)

Vendée holiday cottage for 4-5 people with a focus on cycling

3 rue de la Motte
85400 Lairoux
Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 28 43 98
Email: admin@maisonlairoux.com

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Price from: €360 per week or from £225 for 3 nights

Open: All year

L’Ecurie is the perfect place to relax after a long day of cycling through the Vendée countryside. Just 20km from the Atlantic coast at La Faute-sur-Mer. L’Ecurie can sleep 4-5 guests in 2 bedrooms. There is a private terrace overlooking the heated swimming pool – with amazing sunsets and views over the wetland valley. There are lots of cycling routes nearby; from circular routes through the countryside, to coastal rides along the Vélodyssée EuroVelo 1 route, and pootles inland to the undulating hills of the Vendée Bocage. This is an ideal spot to spend a few days or a week. The owners, Annette and Jason, are on hand to offer cycling advice, and Jason can even join you on rides from 20km to 50km along unmarked trails and quiet country lanes. They can also share a local cycling app with route info. Washing machine, bike storage with bike rack, cycling books and maps, and friendly owners on-site. With more than 1100km of routes in the region and cyclist friendly owners, this is the perfect place to spend a few days or a week. English and French spoken. Find out more about cycling in the Vendee herehere and here. See also L'Ecurie's sister property Le Vieux Cafe.

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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Aubisque - Green Bike Pyrenees (Laruns)

Perfect accueil velo B&B base in the western Pyrenees

27 avenue Pasteur
64260 Louvie Juzon
Pyrenees Atlantique (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)6 11 67 93 45
Email: mgourbin@aol.com

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Price from: €62 per room for 2 people, €55 for single occupancy (with Continental breakfast); €420 per week on B&B basis.

Open: All year

We wished we'd known about this place when we went to the Vuelta in 2016 when we were looking for cycling accommodation in Laruns. The Green Bike Pyrenees chalet is – as the name suggests – a dedicated biking base. Located in the Ossau Valley, it has three mythical cols from the Tour de France on the door step: the Col d’Aubisque, Soulor, and Marie Blanque. Other cols like Tourmalet, Pourtalet and La Pierre St Martin are within reach. The owners Mireille and Nick are involved in cycling at different levels, so they understand your needs and can cater for them. You just cycle and they will handle the rest (including booking you a sauna or sports massage at the local spa for when you get in!) Bikes can be safely stored in a lockable garage, plus there are cleaning facilities, a workshop with work stand, and spares. English, French, 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
  • Wifi

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Aubisque/Tourmalet - Pyrénées Cycling Lodge (Saint Savin)

Mountains in all directions from this base created for and by cyclists

6 rue du Castillou
65400 Saint Savin
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)7 67 68 98 31
Email: pyreneescyclinglodge@gmail.com

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Price from: €72 per person per night based on double occupancy; €100 per person per night based on single occupancy

Open: May to October

Cyclists Niamh and Mark have created the perfect cycling experience in the High Pyrenees. Situated in the beautiful medieval village of Saint Savin, mid-way between the Tourmalet and the Aubisque, the location is about as good as it gets for cycling. There are 7 Tour de France climbs right on their doorstep (Soulor, Aubisque, Bordéres, Cambasque, Luz Ardiden, Tourmalet and Hautacam); plus many more hidden gems. The cycling lodge has 5 bedrooms in a range of room formations (sleeping 18 people in total), plus a large communal dining and social space, all with stunning mountain views. They offer a dinner/B&B package with their rooms, so all you have to do is turn up and ride. This is a base for te entire cycling family – including non-cycling partners and friends, so everyone can enjoy this little piece of paradise in the Pyrenees. Indoor lockable secure bike storage room, tools and all the added extras you'd expect of a place with 'cycling' in its name.

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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Auch – Hotel de France

Old coaching inn with reliable accommodation in the heart of the Gers

Place de la Libération
32000 Auch
Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Auch is built around the west bank of the Gers river, and is the capital of the Gers region – France's most sparsely populated. The area makes either a wonderful base for cycling, or an interesting stop en route to the mountains of the Pyrenees or to Toulouse to the east. Hotel de France – in the middle or town – is a former coaching inn that's retained much of the elegance and charm of bygone years. There's an informal brasserie, as well as a more sophisticated restaurant serving local cuisine. The staff are experienced at welcoming cyclists and regularly host tour groups. Terrace. Free wifi. French, Spanish 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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