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.

Saint-Émilion - Auberge de la Commanderie

Ancient Templar house-turned-hotel in the heart of Saint-Émilion

2 rue Porte Brunet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €77

Open: All year

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Clean and stylish 2-star hotel in the heart of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion. The hotel itself is part of the ancient fabric of the town, being set in an old Templar house. It's within walking distance of local restaurants and wine shops (which can arrange shipment home, just in case you were wondering...). From the door you can ride almost straight out into the vines. Doubles, twins and family rooms. This hotel is a real bargain off-season, though the price (as with everything in this tourist hotspot) tends to skyrocket in summer. The hotel has a private car parking area that's locked (it's often used by cycle tour groups). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Émilion - Hôtel Au Logis de Remparts à Saint-Émilion

Bike-friendly hotel in beautiful, historic Saint-Émilion

18 rue Guadet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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This is a lovely hotel right near the historic UNESCO-listed centre of Saint-Émilion. (Some of the hotel's own buildings are actually listed as historically significant). The accommodation is flexible, with single rooms through to family rooms. A group of cyclists who stayed here recommended the hotel to us. The full buffet breakfast (including scrambled eggs – something of a treat in rural France) filled them up. The hotel's beautiful gardens (with pool) overlook the vines and are secure, providing safe bike parking (the hotel regularly welcomes cyclists). French and English spoken. Free wifi. Late deals possible (see our link) but prices do vary across the seasons, especially in summer when Saint-Émilion is hugely popular with visitors.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Adagio Apart-hotel

Apart-hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 4 people

15 rue Gambetta
42000 Saint-Étienne
Rhône-Alpes, Loire

Price from: €71

Open: All year

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Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, tha Adagio apart-hotel has studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Free wifi. 24-hour front desk. Breakfast also available in the hotel. 1.5km from train station. Reception advises that bikes can be stored in the apartments overnight. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Mercure Parc de l'Europe

City hotel well located for morning rides in the nearby park

Rue de Wuppertal,
42100 Saint-Étienne
Rhône-Alpes, Loire

Price from: €79

Open: All year

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Bike-friendly 4-star hotel near the Mont Pilat Regional Park and opposite the Parc de l’Europe south-east of the city centre. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant that is well-respected locally. Reception staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. French, English, Japanese, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - Home 19

EuroVelo 4 coastal stop just 5km from the beach

19 rue des Mézières
50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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Stylish barn conversion that dates back to 1767. Just 5km from the beach, this is an ideal stop on a EuroVelo 4 coastal ride or to the ferry port (it's 52km to Cherbourg from here). Evening meals can be prepared on request using fresh local ingredients. Bike-friendly (it has Accueil Velo accreditation). Rooms have kettles for tea and coffee, which always goes down well with us. Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, making this ideal for groups of families and friends. French and English spoken, plus some Spanish and German. Pet-friendly if you're travelling with your pooch. Free wifi. Arrival after 5pm preferred (get in touch if arriving earlier).

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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Hotel Bel Air

Beach-side hotel recommended to us by cyclists

60 Promenade Jacques Thibaud
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

Price from: €105

Open: All year

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Hotel Bel Air couldn't get any closer to the beach at Saint-Jean-de-Luz without falling in. This family owned and operated hotel was recommended to us by a cyclist who was riding the Atlantic Coast bike path. The hotel has its own dedicated bicycle garage and it sees a lot of cyclists on this popular route. Terrace with ocean views (some rooms also have ocean views). English, French and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Hotel St-Georges

Alpine hotel recommended to us by readers

334 rue de la République
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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This hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne has been sent to us by cyclists who stayed there. They described it as clean, friendly and affordable. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Buffet-style breakfast with homemade jams. Onsite cafeteria. Secure bike store. Close to the train station. English, French, Italian and German 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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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Hotel de l'Europe (Col de la Croix de Fer)

Popular cycling hotel on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer

15 avenue du Mont Cenis
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €43

Open: All year

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Hôtel de l'Europe comes recommended to us by cyclists who have stayed there, including one of our own contributors. "It's on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer," says Andy Hodges. "The owner is a serious cyclist with a bike room and he can help with ongoing repairs." It has free wifi thorughout Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, and a laundry service. Kettles and TVs in room. Continental breakfast. Located on the road that connects Lyon to Turin, and 1km from local train station. 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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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Hotel Itzalpea

Lovely village option on the Santiago de Compostela route

5 place du Trinquet
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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With just seven bedrooms, this is more of a guesthouse than a hotel. It's a cosy refuge in the foothills of the Pyrenees, deep in Basque country and on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. The hotel has its own salon de thé, where breakfast is also served. They get many walkers and cyclists through here, so breakfast is a nice mix of pastries, yoghurts, breads, cereals and cakes. Secure bike store. Free wifi. Bar/lounge area for relaxing, or take a stroll out through the picturesque village or by the river. This is a good value-for-money option.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Lô - Mercure Hotel

Bike-friendly riverside hotel with views overlooking the city

1 avenue de Briovere
50000 Saint-Lô
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Saint-Lô is an ideal stop for anyone cycling from the western side of Manche to the D-Day beach area. This is a reliable, no-nonsense chain hotel that's got plenty of space for single riders as well as groups. Right in the middle of town, it sits opposite the city's ramparts, and provides excellent access to the train station, local bars and restaurants. The hotel has a secure storage room for bikes. Full buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Macaire - Les Feuilles d'Acanthe

Modern facilities on the banks of the river Garonne

5 rue de l'Eglise
33490 Saint-Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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This is considered one of the best places to stay around the medieval town of Saint-Macaire. It's part of the Logis hotel group of independently run hotels, and it meets their bike-friendly cycling criteria. If your legs are feeling tired after exploring the rolling vineyards or the Canal de Garonne towpath (which starts just east of Saint-Macaire), then the hot tub could be exactly what you need. There's also a continental breakfast-in-bed option. Rooms have all of the mod cons, there is free wifi in public areas and a restaurant/bar.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – Hotel de Toiras (Île de Ré)

Indulge in a little 5-star luxury on the magical Île de Ré

1 quai Job Foran
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €195

Open: All year

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Pamper yourself after a day riding on the magical Île de Ré by staying at the opulent Hotel de Toiras on the Saint-Martin-de-Ré harbour front. The hotel dates back to the 17th century, its older features and antiques combining with all the mod-cons you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Its restaurant serves delicious seasonal dishes made from local produce (you can even borrow a wicker basket and go and collect the ingredients yourself). Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. French, English, Spanish and German spoken. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and all bikes can be stored in a lockable space in the hotel. Reception staff can help with maps and other tourist information.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – La Baronnie Hotel & Spa (Île de Ré)

Treat yourself by staying at one of Île de Ré's most beautiful hotels

17-21 rue Baron de Chantal
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €145

Open: All year

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Charming and historic 3-star hotel with spa centre set in an 18th century manor house in the Saint-Martin-de-Ré town centre on Île de Ré. Free wifi. Relaxing gardens fresh with the aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lavender and jasmin. Family friendly. Full buffet breakfast. Secure coded bike-parking. 10% discount off local bike hire can be arranged via the hotel. 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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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Hôtel de l'Image

A luxurious treat for cyclists in Provence

36 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €220 (but check the link here for deals)

Open: All year

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This is a lovely (and luxurious) base for cycling. Surrounded by two hectares of peaceful gardens that look out over the Alpilles mountains, Hôtel de l'Image regularly welcomes cycling groups. There's an onsite restaurant serving seasonal menus, plus a terrace and cocktail bar. There's also a maze to get lost in and a pool to cool off in (the hotel also has a deal with a nearby spa). 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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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande – Château des Vigiers

Quality 4-star hotel tucked away in the countryside

24240 Monestier ‎
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: €127

Open: All year

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A touch of luxury hidden away in the Dordogne countryside, around 24km from Bergerac. A golf country club with an onsite restaurant, it aso has bike hire for guests. Accommodation is in the main chateau or there's (more affordable) space in the adjoining 'relais' section, including family rooms. Riding around here is just lovely, with some nice vineyard rides on super quiet roads. There are some hilly routes, but it's also possible to get in some flat kilometres east towards Monbazillac (though beware the climb up into the village). This is an ideal stop on a Bordeaux to Dordogne ride. For something a bit more personal in the same area, see here.    

Bike facilities

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

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Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont – Le Grand Hard (D-Day Beaches)

Excellent bike-friendly hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach

La Rivière
50480 La Rivière 50480 Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €97 double room, €155 for a 4-person self-contained unit with kitchenette

Open: All year

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Le Grand Hard is a super bike-friendly hotel in the Le Parc des Marais nature reserve close to Utah Beach, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the D-Day landing beaches. Bike hire available at the hotel (including Garmins with pre-loaded maps). The hotel regularly welcomes cycle tour groups so the staff are used to hosting cyclists in groups or as individuals. On-site restaurant and bar, plus cafe. 11 double rooms (including 4 luxury suites), plus self-contained residences available for small groups or families (there is also a children's playground). Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and a little German spoken.
We've stayed here – read our full 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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Saintes - Les Chambres de l'Abbaye (La Flow Velo bike route)

Old 11th century convent that's been lovingly restored for tourism

L'Abbaye aux Dames, La Cité Musicale
11 place de l'Abbaye
17100 Saintes
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 97 48 33 (there are English speakers)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €51

Open: All year

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This is a special place to stay. This old convent building dates to the 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It's now a hotel and function centre but that's only half the story, with the abbey also still holding musical festivals and recitals in tune with its wonderful past. It's also accueil velo-accredited. Arriving by bike hire somehow seems fitting. We have included this hotel on our DIY cycling itinerary for La Flow Velo. ** 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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Sarlat - Hotel Ibis

Reliable Dordogne Valley hotel in the medieval city of Sarlat

8 rue Gabriel Tarde
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: €92

Open: Year-round

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Hotel located in the city centre within walking distance of Sarlat's famous medieval city and fine cuisine. Management advises that bikes can be stored in a locked room in the hotel. Luggage storage. 24-hour snack bar. Buffet breakfast. Wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Sault - Hotel d'Albion

Townhouse hotel ideally placed for an assault on Ventoux

Rue de l'Oratoire
84390 Sault-de-Vaucluse
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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If you're travelling with a bike, the Hotel d'Albion is a good choice. It's got good bike storage and a hire shop nearby. The hotel itself has free wifi and a bar with views across the town and lavender fields beyond. A cyclist who stayed here told us the hotel staff were friendly and helped organise taxis and other bits and bobs. No air-conditioning, though, so ask for a room on the lower floors, which are apparently cooler.

Bike facilities

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

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Saumur – Hôtel le Cristal

Loire à vélo accredited hotel near the chateau in Saumur

12 place de la République
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Hôtel le Cristal is a stylish, bike-friendly hotel in Saumur, where the Loire à vélo bike route runs concurrently with La Vélo Francette. It's located close to the chateau, near the river bank (some rooms have river views). Onsite restaurant serving local dishes. French and English spoken. Free wifi. The hotel is an accreited 'Loire à vélo' partner hotel.

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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Saumur – Le Londres Hôtel & Appartements

Bright and friendly bike-friendly hotel in Loire Valley hotspot

48 rue d'Orléans
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €72

Open: All year

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We stayed here on our La Velo Francette bike ride and it's a great base either for a night or for an extended stay (it has hotel rooms as well as self-catering apartments). The staff were super friendly and didn't blink an eye when two smelly, sweaty cyclists arrived later than expected. It's located in the heart of Saumur, as short walk/ride from the Loire River. Breakfast was one of the best we had on the ride with a huge buffet with breads, cereals, eggs, fruits and yoghurts from which to choose. Bike storage was the most secure we had all trip with bikes locked in a private garage at the rear of the hotel, with the garage courtyard also acccessed by code. The hotel also carries the French Accueil Velo mark. Free wifi (plus computers for guest use are also available). It's family friendly with toys and books etc available for kids. Beds were comfy, showers were hot, the hotel itself was bright and clean – an ideal place to stay.

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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Séguret (Mont Ventoux) - Hotel Domaine de Cabasse

Charming hotel on the Cote du Rhone wine route

547 Route de Sablet
84110 Séguret
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Surrounded by its own vineyard, Hotel Domaine de Cabasse is a tranquil base near the pretty village of Ségruet. It's an ideal location that's well suited to exploring the Vaucluse region by bike. If you're up for a challenge of a lifetime, Mont Ventoux is just 30km away. Each room has a traditional style (some also have a balcony or terrace). As an additional positive, Domaine de Cabasse is located on the Côtes du Rhone Wine Route so you can stay and taste the famous local wines. Swimming pool. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken. The hotel also has secure storage for your bikes and equipment. 

 

Bike facilities

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

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Semur-en-Auxois - Hotel de la Côte d’Or

Small and character-filled hotel on the Burgundy Canal bike route

1 Rue De La Liberté
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Small hotel with 15 rooms on the Burgundy Canal bike route. The Hotel de la Côte d’Or is actually an old coaching inn that's believed to be the oldest hotel in Semur. It's full of character, having been tastefully restored and modernised. It's also a good stop of cyclists and regularly hosts cycling tour groups as well as solo riders. Singles, doubles/twins plus triples. All rooms are en suite. There's a bar area used for tapas as well as for afternoon teas and night-time relaxation. Free wifi. French, English, Spanish 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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Senlis - Chambres d'Hôtes de Parseval (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

On the official London-Paris bike route 45km from Paris

4 place Gérard de Nerval
60300 Senlis
Oise, Picardy (Hauts de France)

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Set in an 18th century building the Chambres d'hotes de Parseval is perfectly located in the ancient cathedral town of Senlis, which at 45km from Paris make it ideal for a comfortable stay if cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris cycle route. The B&B has a number of chic rooms and the garden is set amongst medieval ramparts which provide lovely views over the surrounding forest. Free wifi is available and there is a safe store for bikes. 

Bike facilities

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

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Serriera - Hôtel Eden Park

Hotel oasis with pool near Corsica's UNESCO-listed Gulf of Porto

Golfe de Porto
Route de Calvi
20147 Serriera
Corse-du-Sud, Corsica

Price from: €91

Open: All year

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Located in the village of Serriera, just 7km from the town of Porto and the Gulf of Porto UNESCO World Heritage Site. All rooms have a balcony and mountain views. Doubles, triples and quads available for sharers. Buffet breakfast. Two restaurants plus bar. Snack bar, special diet menus upon request. Outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and gardens. Also close to beach at Bussaglia. Free Wifi.  Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Sète - Le Grand Hotel

Quirky decor at the end of the Canal du Midi

17 Quai de Tassigny
34200 Sète
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €120

Open: All year

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Le Grand Hotel sits in an old stone building in a great central location, close to lots of restaurants and with a view over the canals. Famed for its funky decor, the hotel is used to welcoming cyclists, which makes it a really good option as a stop while exploring the Canal du Midi. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. The hotel can store two bikes in the hotel, plus they have a private, locked parking area 50m from the hotel that's reserved for guests.

Bike facilities

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

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Souillac - Auberge du Puits

Friendly hotel-restaurant on the Dordogne-Lot border

5 place du Puits
46200 Souillac
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

Price from: €48

Open: All year

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Auberge du Puits was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Located in the centre of the Souillac old town and near the river routes of the Dordogne, it has its own restaurant (ideal for late arrivals who just want to shower, eat and relax!) and a dedicated bicycle storage area. There is a private garden and terrace, while some rooms have a private balcony. It's also close to Souillac railway station, which is on the line to Paris, Cahors and Toulouse. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
See here for a bike route that goes through town.

Bike facilities

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

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St Germain en Coglès - Le Petit Courtoux Mont St Michel

Cottage sleeping 8 and close to Brittany's excellent cycle routes

35133 St Germain en Coglès
Ille-et-Vilaine

Price from: Froom €595 per week

Open: Year-round

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This 3-bedrom cottage is part of a 17th century farm restoration. Family friendly and close to Brittany's greenway routes, it gives good access to Brittany and Normandy for a fixed based cycling holiday.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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St Malo - Hotel Balmoral

Eco-friendly boutique hotel opposite train station in the centre of St Malo

24 rue Théodore Monod
35400 Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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Environmentally friendly 3-star boutique hotel in the centre of St Malo opposite the train station. Private garage for bike parking. Bike hire available at the hotel for €12 per day or €13 for 24 hours. Free wifi. Lounge bar for cocktails. Buffet breakfast on the terrace in summer. Food is locally sourced, fair trade and organic where possible. Its green credentials are recognised by France's official eco-tourism stamp of approval. French, English and Spanish spoken. Family rooms and suites available for sharers.

Bike facilities

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

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St Malo - Ibis Saint Malo Plage

Reliable chain hotel right on the waterfront at Saint Malo

58 Chaussée du Sillon
35400 Saint Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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The Ibis Saint Malo overlooks the beach and is a short bike ride from the ferry terminal, train station and town centre. Doubles and triples available. Bar, 24 hour snack service. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Wifi. South-facing garden and a terrace. Close to restaurants and bars. French, Spanish, English spoken. Management advises that bikes can be locked in a secure room inside 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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St Malo - Résidence Pierre & Vacances Ty Mat

Affordable 4-person apartments close to ferries and local bike routes

33 rue Georges V
35400 Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

Price from: €96 per studio per night. Weekend and week-long rates also available.

Open: All year

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Self-catering apartments for 4 people that are handy to Saint-Malo's ferry port while also providing a good base from which to explore local bike routes in northern Brittany. Apartments are fully equipped with kitchenettes and dishwashers. Beautiful gardens, swimming pool, children's play area, books and games available for loan. Accommodation is in a studio featuring a fully equipped kitchenette with dishwasher, en suite facilities and a TV. All rooms are accessible by lift. Bakery delivery service. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, this one guarantees safe and secure bike parking. 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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St Tropez - Hotel Le Mouillage

A spot of chic seaside glamour

79 avenue du Général Leclerc
83990 St Tropez
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €130

Open: All year

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A charming and colourful oasis nestled by the sea, this quirky place has its own gardens and pool with vistas of the sea. Free wifi, air-conditioning as well as modern flat screen satellite TVs and iPod docking stations. Choose a room with views of the garden, pool or sea (rooms also have private terraces or balconies). Short walk to bike ride to explore the village, port and Bouillabaisse beach. The hotel works with cycle tour operators so is used to welcoming cyclists. Lots also to do for non-cyclists and families.

Bike facilities

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

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St Tropez - Les Issambres Holiday Village

Apartments for up to 6 people set above the Gulf of St Tropez

Boulevard des Oliviers
83380 Les Issambres
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €150 per night

Open: Year-round

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Self-catering apartments set among 49 acres of quiet land in the hills above the Gulf of St Tropez. There are picturesque views over the water – and some equally stunning roads to cycle on. Facilities include a pool an access to a private beach nearby.

Bike facilities

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

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St Tropez - Pierre & Vacances L’Anse De Pramousquier

Apartments on the Med between Toulon and St Tropez

Anse de Pramousquier D559
83980 Le Lavandou
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €105 per night

Open: Year-round

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Studios and apartments sleeping up to 5 adults and set in a 1.5 hectare park overlooking the sea. Halfway between Toulon and St Tropez, this is a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean, with some great coastal rides. Book well ahead in summer and during French school holidays as it gets busy around here. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, it's possible to lock your bike in your apartment overnight.

Bike facilities

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

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St-Jean-de-Luz - La Villa Maldagora

Self-contained apartments a short ride from the Atlantic Coast

Avenue Francis Picherit
64500 Ciboure
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

Price from: €85

Open: Year round

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Self-contained studios and apartments for up to 7 adults 3km from the Atlantic Coast and overlooking a golf course and St-Jean-de-Luz Bay. Rooms finished to a high standard. Heated swimming pool, children's playground, breakfast available. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, it's possible for you to lock your bike in your apartment overnight. Bike hire available via a partnership with a local firm. Wifi available for a surcharge.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Adagio Access Strasbourg Petite France

Bke-friendly apartment hotel near Strasbourg's old city centre

27 Rue de Wasselonne
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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Strasbourg city centre hotel with studios and apartments for up to 4 people. Each room has a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, a microwave, coffee maker and fridge. Buffet breakfast also available in the hotel dining room. 24-hour reception. Just 350m from the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and a short ride from the train station. Free wifi. French and English spoken. There is a private car park with secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Hilton

Centrally located Strasbourg hotel with secure bike parking

1 Avenue Herrenschmidt
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

Price from: €95

Open: Year-round

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Well-located 4-star hotel in city centre. Management confirms there is a secure garage that can safely house bikes overnight. Other facilities: bar, lounge and restaurant; fitness centre and sauna. Free wifi in public areas. Hotel says its official website - listed here - guarantees the best prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Strasbourg - Hotel du Dragon

Character-filled oasis in the heart of Strasbourg

12, rue du Dragon
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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A little oasis in central Strasbourg, Hotel du Dragon's name is in stark contrast to its peaceful character. The 3-star hotel is situated in a traditional 17th century building a short distance from the cathedral, and has a tranquil courtyard ideal for relaxing in after a day on the bike or sightseeing. Friendly and responsive staff – when I contacted a few Strasbourg hotels to ask if they could take delivery of a bike shipment for an American cyclist, this hotel was very happy to help. Rooms are modern and stylish, and include family rooms for for up to 4 people, making the hotel ideal for sharers. Free wifi. 24-hour room service, plus help with tours and add-ons. Buffet breakfast available. Management has confirmed there is an enclosed area for secure bike storage. French, English 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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Strasbourg - Ibis Strasbourg Centre Gare

Bike-friendly city centre hotel located near the train station

10 Place de la Gare
67000 Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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Hotel ideally located near the central train station in Strasbourg (the rooms are air-conditioned and sound-proofed so there are no problems with noise). This is a good bike-friendly option – when I contacted the hotel on behalf of an American cyclist who was looking for a Strasbourg hotel she could ship her bikes ahead to, management was only too happy to help. Free wifi. Hotel and bar. 24-hour reception, ideal for late arrivals. Double and triple rooms. Luggage store. French, English, German and Polish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Tarbes - Le RexHotel

City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists

10 Cours Gambetta
65000 Tarbes
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 54 44 44
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €135

Open: All year

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With the Tarbes railway station only 1.3km away, this four-star hotel provides a good first stop for those arriving in the area by train or plane. It offers a great base for visitors wanting to explore the Pyrenees or take in a stage or two of the Tour de France. Decoration is modern throughout and the rooms are well appointed, with king-sized beds and air-conditioning. There is a bar and restaurant, plus gym and relaxation area (massages can be arranged). Free wifi. Staff speak French, English, Spanish and Dutch. Airport transfers available on request. Anyone arriving with a bike can use the secure storage facilities, and perhaps get some tips from the pros who often use this hotel as a base.
**We've stayed here - read our review**

Bike facilities

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

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Tarn - Mercure Albi Bastides

Restored flour mill with stunning views of the river Tarn in Albi

41 Bis Rue Porta
81000 Albi
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €98

Open: Year-round

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One of the most picturesque hotels in France. Located on the banks of the Tarn, this restored flour mill now doubles as a modern hotel and centrally located hotel in Albi. 24-hour reception. Lift. Onsite restaurant and bar. Wifi. Management confirms that there is a room set aside for bike storage.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Tarn-et-Garonne - Nightingale Cottage

Stone cottage overlooking the countryside in the Tarn-et-Garonne

82300 Caussade
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: £32 per night or £226-£467 per week (min two-night stay)

Open: Year-round

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Nestled among rolling hills and fields of sunflowers, this newly-renovated stone cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Tarn et Garonne and Lot regions. It has miles of quiet roads and rolling hills surrounding it, making for beautiful and challenging bike rides. The two-bedroom gite sleeps 4 people.

Bike facilities

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

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Thiviers - Hôtel de France et de Russie

Old coaching inn recommended to us by cyclists

51 Rue du Géneral Lamy
24800 Thiviers
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €74

Open: All year

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Situated on the route to Compostella, this unique hotel is set in an 18th-century coaching inn and is used to welcoming cyclists and walkers. Handy to the centre of Thiviers, Hôtel de France et de Russie has a relaxing garden and terrace, plus an on-site gourmet restaurant, L'Escapade des Sens. At the end of the Flow Velo and on a route to Perigueux, this place is ideal for cyclists. Free wifi. Twins, doubles and family rooms. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Adagio Parthenon

Spacious and well-equipped apartment hotel in the Toulouse city centre

86 Allée Jean Jaurès
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €93

Open: Year round

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Apartment hotel with fully equipped self-catering facilities, plus buffet breakfasts and onsite bar. Apartments sleep up to 4 people. Located in the Toulouse city centre near Place Wilson and close to the TGV train station. 24-hour reception. Each apartments has a kitchen with fridge, hob, microwave, living room ad private bathroom. Multi-lingual staff. Free wifi access in the bar. Management advises there is secure bike storage inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Crowne Plaza

Super bike-friendly hotel a few blocks from the Canal du Midi

7 Place du Capitole
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 61 19 19
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €90 per room

Open: All year

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Super bike-friendly hotel in central Toulouse. Yannick from the hotel's management team contacted me to say they were very keen to host more English-speaking cyclists. The hotel is located on beautiful Capital Square, one of the city's showcase restaurant squares. Key city sights like the Saint Sernin Basilica, the Augustins Museum and the Convent of the Jacobins are all easy to reach from the door. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, making it a good base for a ride in either direction. Gourmet restaurant with traditional French dishes plus a summer restaurant with salad and grill and an evening piano bar. The hotel has access to a locked bike parking box for 20 bikes in the secure carpark opposite the hotel. There's a bike maintenance and repair kit available from reception and a laundry service if you need to freshen up your kit. 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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Toulouse - Hôtel Le Père Léon

Atmospheric Toulouse institution with luggage room for bikes

2 Place Esquirol
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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Originally founded in 1905 as a wine bar by the grandfather of the current owners, the Hôtel Le Père Léon is a stylish 3-star city hotel in the city centre (the Esquirol Metro station is out the front). A brasserie still operates inside the hotel where the wine bar was first established, and this is complemented by a fully refurbished hotel. (The brasseries's wine racks – chock-full of hundreds of bottles – were protected throughout the refurbishment to preserve their coat of dust). This is a good base for exploring Toulouse – it's a quick ride to the river Garonne and to the point at which the Canal de Garonne becomes the Canal du Midi, plus it's handy for the city's museums and the basilica. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Singles, doubles, twins and triples. Luggage store for upto 3 bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Ibis Toulouse Centre

Reliable chain hotel in Toulouse city centre

2 rue Claire Pauilhac
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €72

Open: Year round

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A short ride from the Toulouse Old Town and the train station, the Ibis Toulouse Centre is a refurbished modern hotel with onsite restaurant and bar, plus free wifi (and web corner) and 24-hour reception. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked inside the hotel. Airport shuttle bus.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Mercure Toulouse Compans Caffarelli

Hotel at the junction of the Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne

Boulevard Lascrosses
8 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Located just near where the Canal du Midi meets the Canal de Garonne, this hotel is well-placed for cyclists visiting Toulouse. Airport shuttle nearby. Bar and terrace restaurant overlooking a garden. Wifi. A private garage provides secure bike parking (bring your own lock). The garage is gated, requires an entry code and has security cameras. The official website offers a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Novotel Centre Compans Caffarelli

Toulouse hotel near the Canal du Midi and with outdoor pool

5 Place Alfonse Jourdain
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €94

Open: Year-round

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Central Toulouse hotel with a bike-friendly approach. There is a secure car park with a designated area for bikes; the car park is under CCTV surveillance. There is also a luggage store inside the hotel for bikes on arrival and for panniers etc. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and can help arrange bike hire. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant and bar. Outdoor swimming pool. Children's play area and games console.

Bike facilities

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

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Tournon-sur-Rhône - Hotel Les Amandiers (Via Rhona)

Bike friendly hotel near the Via Rhona bike route

13, Avenue de Nîmes
07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €73

Open: All year

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Located near the Rhone river north of Valence, the Hotel Les Amandiers offers friendly and affordable accommodation to cyclists (it's an accredited accueil velo hotel). Free wifi. Dedicated bicycle parking (and they'll even find somewhere to store your bike when the bike garage is full). Disabled access rooms. There is also a hotel car parking area (the hotel let us leave or car there while we went off cycling for a few days). Some rooms have balconies with mountain views. Generous buffet breakfasts with savoury meats, cheeses and eggs plus a fine array of croissants, fruits and breads (they get lots of cyclists here and they feed them well!) 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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