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Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean (train station) – Ibis Styles

Affordable, cheerful hotel close to the Bordeaux railway station

68-78 rue de Tauzia
33800 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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We stayed here at the end of our La Velo Francette trip after we'd caught a late train back from Caen via Paris. It had been a long day and we arrived very late. The hotel is a very short ride from the station and it's close to restaurants and cafes that are open late. The staff at the 24-hour reception were really friendly, and welcomed two weary cyclists by checking us in efficiently and locking our bikes safely in the conference room just off the reception area. The Ibis Styles brand is one notch up from the chain's 'Budget' brand. The room was clean, the shower was hot, the beds comfortable, and breakfast was from an all-you-can eat buffet with cereals, toast, fruits and fresh juices. Our room was quiet despite the proximity to the station and a tram line out the front. The official website has a best-price guarantee for this hotel (and all others that fall under the usually reliable Accor Hotels brand in France).

Bike facilities

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

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Bordeaux – Grand Hotel Francais

Bike-friendly hotel staffed by cyclists in central Bordeaux

12 rue du Temple
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €134

Open: All year

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Elegant city centre hotel that has been lovingly restored. It has a luggage room for bikes and cyclists on staff who are keen to share their local bike knowledge with guests. The Grand Hotel Francais, set in a quiet but central street, was bought by the Frenchman Jean Auriacombe back in 1987. He spent a year restoring it and returning the building to its pre-war glory. The hotel is now run by Jean's son, Frederic, and his wife, Sandrine. It has been listed in the Michelin guide since its re-opening. Close to cafes, bars and restaurants in the UNESCO-listed city centre. Free wifi and complimentary breakfasts. The hotel also carries the French eco label for environementally friendly hotels. 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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Bordeaux – Ibis Bordeaux Aéroport

A short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac international airport

78 Avenue du Président John Fitzgerald Kennedy
33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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Clean and reliable hotel located a 5-minute ride from Merignac international airport, 9km west of Bordeaux city centre. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available from 4.30am for early flights. Onsite bar and restaurant serving traditional French food and local Bordeaux wines. Management advises bikes can be stored in rooms overnight. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bordeaux – Novotel Aéroport Hotel

Reliable chain hotel a short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac airport

80 Avenue John Fitzerald Kennedy
33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €95

Open: Year-round

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Hotel located a short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac airport, west of the city centre. Onsite restaurant and bar. Lounge area. Free wifi. Kids' play area. Pool and terrace. Management advises bikes can be securely locked overnight in the hotels conference room, or kept in bedrooms. Good for groups.

Bike facilities

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

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Bordeaux – Le Boutique Hotel

Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking

3 rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

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

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Bourbon-Lancy - Grand Hôtel

Character-filled hotel on the Burgundy bike route network

Rue du Parc
71140 Bourbon-Lancy
Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy

Price from: €53

Open: All year

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A hotel worthy of its Grand name, this hotel still carries with it much of its history and charm, being set in old 18th century convent buildings. There are 26 rooms, some with views out over the cloisters. The hotel, which is set in a thermal park (it has an onsite spa with swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre), is part of the Logis group, and meets their bike-friendly criteria. The onsite restaurant has an excellent reputation locally. Wifi, terrace and garden. Disabled access.

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Aparthotel Le Milan

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

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

Price from: €95-€400 per night

Open: All year except November

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

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Chalet Saskia

Perfect for Col de Croix de Fer, the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez

31 Route de la Drayre
38114 Vaujany
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)14 28 60 80 70
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £90 per person per night half-board for stays of 3, 4 or 5 nights, or £530 per week half-board

Open: June, July, August and September for cyclists; open other times for skiiers

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Chalet Saskia is an award-winning chalet in Vaujany, an alpine village resort near Bourg d’Oisans – a hub for cyclists climbing Col de Croix de Fer and riding the Marmotte circuit, which features the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez. There are 10 bedrooms, all with an en-suite bath or shower rooms, and balconies. There are three large reception rooms, including a games room with table tennis and bar football. Offering half-board accommodation with meals, the chalet has an excellent reputation for its cuisine and standard of care. Very large, lockable garage with wall brackets and stands. The owners, Nigel and Jamie, are super-keen to see more cyclists use the chalet – they have a minibus with bike trailer for transfers, plus they can help with transport up/down the valley, or to ride start/end points.

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Hotel de Milan

Base for riding Alpe d'Huez and the other cols in the area

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

Price from: €75 per room per night, breakfast €10

Open: All year except November

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Hotel Le Milan is the largest hotel in Bourg d’Oisans and is perfectly situated at the end of the pedestrian street with views of the Alpe d’Huez (the start is only 2km away). If that is not enough then the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, Les Deux Alpes are also within reach. The hotel was renovated in 2017 and is run by cyclists for cyclists, with French, English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Free wifi, plus lockable bike storage in the basement of the hotel. It is also possible to recharge electric bikes inside the storage room. If you have any specialist cycling requirements, just ask th team!

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Maison de France

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

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

Price from: €200 per night

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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All accommodation has been checked to ensure it meets our cycle-friendly criteria. We also deal with tour operators personally before adding them to the site. To recommend a great French cycling holiday or a nice bike-friendly place to stay, please email [email protected]

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