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Cycling accommodation in France

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Arles-sur-Tech - Villa Bonheur Vallespir B&B

Great base for cycling off the beaten track in the Vallespir valley

Chemin du Mas Pecans
66150 Arles-sur-Tech
Pyrénées-Orientales Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)

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Price from: €88 per night B&B

Open: All year

A welcoming B&B in the eastern Pyrenees. The town, Arles-sur-Tech (not to be confused with Arles in Provence), offers the best of all worlds – the sea, mountains and nice village roads. The B&B is located at the foot of the Pyrenees in the Vallespir, a region known for its tranquillity and beautiful nature. The Spanish border is just 15km away and the Mediterranean Sea is 30km away – so a round trip is possible in a day. The house has been tastefully furnished and each of the five rooms has aircon. French, English, Dutch spoken. Nearby the property there are marked MTB tracks, road bike routes and the villa is also on the Pirinexus route – a 353km circular route that takes you from sea level to 2500m in just 70km through the eastern part of the French and Spanish Pyrenees. 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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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.

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

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

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Asnois - La Vieille Gorce B&B

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

86250 Asnois
Vienne, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €65 per room

Open: All year

Sarah and Paul at La Vieille Gorce offer cyclists B&B accommodation in their mid-18th century farmhouse in the Vienne countryside between Angouleme and Poitiers. There are 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.

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

Holiday 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 bike route - By The Lake B&B (Plumieux)

Friendly B&B handy for the Euro Velo 1 Velodyssee route

38 Rue Saint-Yves
56490 La Trinité-Porhoët
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: From €76 per night

Open: All year

The By The Lake B&B was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. It's located in La Trinité-Porhoët, a short ride from Plumieux on the Nantes-Brest Canal stretch of the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route. Free WiFi, BBQ, garden and free private parking. Continental or vegetarian breakfast. This is a great stopover in Brittany – a great base for greenway and MTB routes, plus Brittany's V6 and V3 veloroutes.

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  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
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Atlantic Coast EV1 bike route - L'Èquipe Sportive (Pontivy)

B&B for the Nantes-Brest Canal and the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast routes

6 rue Goic, Stival
56300 Pontivy
Morbihan, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)6 02 31 02 13
Email: oxygene.ms@outlook.com

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Price from: €24 per room per night, breakfast included

Open: All year

Mark offers 2 good-sized and comfortable south-facing bedrooms in the heart of Brittany's famous cycling country. Both are ensuite and have a double bed + an extra-long single bed for taller riders. The B&B is in a calm hamlet only 10 minutes by bike from Pontivy. There are a number of good road rides (including Tour de France stage finishes) and established cycling routes very close by. This is a great fixed base or stopover for Nantes-Brest Canal, which is on the Velodyssée Eurovelo 1 bike route that goes down the Atlantic Coast. There are riverside/woodland walks, a boules court and a crêpe restaurant on the doorstep. There is also a bus service to/from Pontivy and Guémené-sur-Scorff. English and French spoken. Garden, gym, laundry, storage for bikes and free car parking. Airport/station/ferry pick-up/drop-off available for up to 4 people plus bikes + baggage transfers and evening meals can be arranged. Mark is a personal trainer by trade so is also able to provide on-site training sessions. You can email or phone to avoid the Airbnb charges.

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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Aubeterre - Le Shedeaux Cottage (north-east of Bordeaux)

Cottage for 6 on quiet backroads in beautiful SW France

Le Shedeaux
Saint Privat Des Pres
24410 Saint Privat En Perigord
Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine

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Price from: From €218 a night for the whole cottage (sleeps 6)

Open: All year

The area surrounding the market town of Aubeterre is an excellent base for cycling in south-west France. Around 100km north-east of Bordeaux, it is easy to access but far enough away from the tourist trail to enjoy peaceful countryside and quiet backroads. At the crossroads of the Dordogne and Charente departments and on the banks of the river Dronne, this is a true 'local' base for cycling. Le Shedeaux is a luxury French gite just south-east of Aubeterre. It sleeps 6 and is newly refurbished to a very high standard, with a large open-plan kitchen/family room and 3 twin/double bedrooms with their own ensuites. There's a pool for cooling off after rides and wonderful vistas from the patio overlooking open fields. Fresh bread and croissants are a short ride away each morning at the local boulangerie. Safe bike storage. Air-conditioned for the French summer and a log burner for the colder months. English and some French 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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Aubigny-sur-Nère – Camping les Étangs

Rural Loire Valley campsite offering a back-to-nature experience

Route d'Oizon
18700 Aubigny-sur-Nère
Cher, Centre Val-de-Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €7 for a basic pitch for bike and tent; from €69 for a cabin sleeping 4 people (min 2-night stay for cabins)

Open: April 1 to September 30

Camping des Étangs is a quiet four-star campsite tucked into just 2 hectares. Tent pitches as well as self-catered cabins. Swimming pool. Near a lake with watersports. Shady pitches. Restaurant area/pizzeria and small shop for basic stocks. Located up a short hill outside Aubigny-sur-Nère, which is 35km west of the EuroVelo 6 Loire Valley route as it snakes its way south to Nevers.

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  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • 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: 2 people: €64 per room off season or €66 July/Aug; €60 per room for solo riders off season or €62 in July/Aug. All include Continental breakfast and 2 nights minimum stay. Weekly B&B rates from €420 for singles and €448 for 2 sharing.

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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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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Auray - Hotel Auray Le Loch

Peaceful forest hotel 17km west of Vannes in beautiful Brittany

2 rue François Guhur La Forêt
5640 Auray
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €49-€198 (doubles, twins, triples and family rooms available)

Open: All year

Hotel Auray Le Loch is located in the heart of the Auray Forest and near the Auray River in southern Brittany. It's midway between the Atlantic Coast and Vannes (17km). Handy for the Carnac megalithic site. Peaceful setting with a terrace overlooking woodlands and gardens. The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and seafood specialities. Sauna. Free wifi. Dedicated bike store. There are two hotel bikes available to rent from reception.

Bike facilities

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

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Aurillac - Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

Beautifully restored hotel that's used to welcoming cyclists

2 avenue de la Republique
15000 Aurillac
Canta, Auvergne

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

Elegant and welcoming hotel in the centre of Aurillac, close to the city's pedestrian zone. Management tells me they regularly welcome cyclists and can find a safe and seure room in the hotel to lock your bike. The buildingn itself dates back to 1850 and it has been lovingly restored and tastefully decorated throughout to preseve its original features. Also meets French eco-friendly standards. Full buffet breakfast. Onsite bar. Singles, doubles, triples and family rooms. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Auvergne - Combrailleurs self-catered house (Massif Central)

Cycling base with the volcanoes of the Massif Central yours to explore

Le Mazet
63390 Espinasse
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: Self-catering gite: €366 per night for entire house (sleeps 10 people)

Open: All year

Four-bedroomed house with self-catering accommodation for 10 people in one of France's under-explored cycling havens. Espinasse is 70km nort-west of Clermont-Ferrand. The Massif Central is regular fixture on the Tour de France route, offering stunning volcano routes and quiet scenic roads, tracks and MTB opportunities for cyclists. Route maps, bike storage and a workshop area. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a recently converted barn. A flexible and comfortable base for groups of all sizes. Families are welcome and extra cots can be provided. 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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Avallon - Logis Hotel les Capucins

Local hotel offering a warm traditional stay

6 Avenue Président Doumer
89200 Avallon
Yonne, Burgundy

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

This is a basic but clean local hotel that is part of the Logis Hotel group (it meets their bike-friendly criteria and often welcomes cyclists on the Burgundy wine trail). There is an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine and, unusually for France, it makes a point of catering for vegetarians. There is also a garden, where it's possible to eat in summer. Free wifi. Family rooms as well as doubles and twins. Disabled access also. Bike hire can be arranged locally for rides out to Vézelay or Chablis. French and English spoken.
Photo: ©Logis Hôtels

Bike facilities

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

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Avenue Verte - Au Relais de Chaussy (London-Paris bike route)

A warm welcome on the Avenue Verte north-west of Paris

4 Grande Rue
95710 Chaussy
Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Au Relais de Chaussy is a highly regarded stop perfectly located for cyclists tackling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route (the location is excellent as it's near the spot where the route heads in two directions en route to Paris). A warm welcome, tasty home cooking, lovely well-appointed rooms and secure bike store await – all at a great price. This is a really attractive option for anyone who finds themsleves in the area. The B&B is registered as an accueil vélo member via the Parc Naturel Régional du Vexin tourist board. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
** We stayed here – you can read our review here. **

 

Bike facilities

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

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Avenue Verte London to Paris route + EuroVelo 3 - Le Castel Ecossais (Senlis)

Intimate B&B in Senlis with only two rooms

1 Rue De Beauvais
60300 Senlis
Oise, Picardy (Hauts-de-France)

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Price from: €110 a night, including breakfast

Open: All year

Le Castel Ecossais, on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and also the EuroVelo 3 route 11km east of Chantilly (and the Oise river), comes recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there with their 4 bikes. Run as a B&B, there are only two rooms – one double with a garden view and a king suite. There are lovely gardens, a terrace and even an ATM! There is secure bike parking as well as free private parking if you're arriving by car. Breakfast is à la carte or continental. The friendly staff can arrange local bike hire if you need it. Le Castel Ecossais is roughly 14km from Parc Asterix amusement park and 25km north(ish) of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. English and French spoken.

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

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Avenue Verte London-Paris – Villa Castoria B&B (Saint-Germain-en-Laye/Paris)

15km from Paris, handy for Versailles and on Seine + London-Paris routes

14 Bis rue d'Alsace
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Yvelines, Île-de-France (Paris)
Phone: +33 (0)6 01 21 17 10
Email: stanislav.stoyanov@villacastoria.com

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Price from: €120 per suite per night + breakfast €12 per person

Open: All year

Stan's welcoming bed and breakfast is just the if you're looking for a friendly base in the suburbs of Paris. Villa Castoria is 15km to the Bois de Boulogne on the edge of the city centre to the east and only 14km north of the beautiful Versailles. It's also handy for the RER local train (it's on the red RER A-line). Both the London to Paris Avenue Verte and the Seine à Velo bike route that traces the river up from Paris to Deauville and the port at Le Havre pass through the neighbouring suburb of Le Pecq, while you can also ride to Calais from nearby. Villa Castoria is a perfect starting point (or end point) for all these rides. It's an ideal place to find your feet and unbox your bike (or to have a hire bike delivered to). There are two gardens that are calm and safe, making it a nice launch pad for an adventure in France (or a super last stop to prepare for a flight home). Paris, the Loire Valley, Giverny and Versailles are all within reach of here. From Versailles, you can also join the Paris to Mont St Michel bike route. Stan says he's already welcomed numerous cyclists and he's keen to see more of us! There are 4 vast suites and 1 double room – all with private bathrooms - that in total can sleep 10 people, making it a nice stop for small groups of friends or family, as well as solo riders or couples. English and French spoken.

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Wifi

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Avignon - Grand Hotel

Comfortable four-star hotel near the train station and town walls

34 Boulevard Saint-Roch
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

The Avignon Grand Hotel is a lovely hotel in a lovely location. It's right near the Avignon Centre train station, so a great spot for the start or end of a cycling trip. It's also just outside the city walls, so handy for exploring the old town. The staff are friendly, the wifi is fast and the breakfasts are hearty and healthy to keep cyclists happy. Doubles, twins, triples and family rooms. There also self-catered apartments. 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
  • Laundry facilities

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Avignon - Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Comfortable bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Avignon

Quartier Balance
2 Rue Ferruce
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Comfortable four-star hotel ideally located in a quiet district near the Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), and close to the train station. 87 rooms, so good for groups and families (rooms with a double bed, single bed and sofa bed available). Lovely breakfast that looks out onto the back garden; bar and lounge area. There is a luggage store for bikes and the hotel also works with a local bike hire firm and can help arrange bicycle rental. French, English and Spanish spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Ax-les-Thermes - Hotel Le Chalet

Recommended cycle friendly option close to Ax-3-Domaines

4 Avenue Turrel
09110 Ax-les-Thermes
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Situated in the town of Ax-les-Thermes Le Chalet is a good hotel option with clean rooms, a friendly welcome and super restaurant to ensure that you are properly refuelled after a day on the road. The hotel also has its own spa and comes recommended as cycle friendly, with secure space for bikes (it's used by local cycle tour companies). It would make a good base if you are in the area for climbing the Ax-3-Domaines or Plateau de Beille, or watching the Tour de France which regularly pass through. 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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Azay-le-Rideau - Hotel de Biencourt

An 18th century hotel ideal if you are cycling the Loire valley

7 Rue Balzac
37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

A cyclist who rode the Loire recommended Hotel de Biencourt in Azay-le-Rideau to us via our Facebook group. We're told the hotel has a secure bike garage and a fantastic breakfast. Azay-le-Rideau itself is a great base from which to explore the Loire chateaux, with great restaurants in town and a wonderful market on the square Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Bike facilities

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

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Bagnères de Luchon - Venasque apartments

Affordable cyclists' apartments in the heart of Bagnères de Luchon

3 Allee des Loisirs
St Mamet
31110 Bagnères de Luchon
Haute Garonne, Occitanie

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Price from: Venasque View (sleeps 6): €70 per night for entire apartment; Venasque Vue (sleeps 10): €110 per night for entire apartment.

Open: All year

Barbara and Keith have two self-contained apartments in Bagneres-de-Luchon that are ideal as cycling bases. Ride the Parcours de la Garonne or the Col des Ares, or take on Tour de France cols like the Peyresourde and the Portillon (and cross into Spain). Superbagneres is just one other option that can be ridden from the door. Both apartments are 120m2 and are fully equipped – there is a strong focus here on comfort so that you can relax after an exhilarating (and possibly exhausting) day on the bike. Walk into Bagneres-de-Luchon for post-ride pizza and drinks, or eat in at your apartment. Secure bike storage on site. 

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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Bagnères-de-Bigorre – Les Dix Arches (Aspin/Tourmalet)

Cyclists' B&B with workshop and washdown facilities at foot of Tourmalet

2 rue Emilien Frossard
65200 Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 91 21 98
Email: info@allezpyrenees.com

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Price from: €45 single, €60 double, €75 triple (10% discount for stays 5 nights or more)

Open: Year-round

In Bagnères-de-Bigorre, on the eastern approach to the Tourmalet, Aspin, Hourquette, Peyresourde and other classic Tour de France summits, you'll find the super bike-friendly, Les Dix Arches. Owners Caroline and Andy have kitted the B&B out with everything and anything a cyclist might need: there's a bike workshop, secure storage and washdown facilities, as well as spares and energy gels for sale; clothes washing service available for longer stays, there are local bike hire discounts for guests, plus free wifi and optional evening meals. Caroline and Andy know this area intimately and are on hand to offer advice on both road and mountain bike routes.
Read our review here

Bike facilities

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

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Bagnères-de-Luchon - Free Range Chalet B&B (Portillon, Peyresourde, Ares, Port de Bales)

Super B&B catering for cyclists from the heart of Bagnères-de-Luchon

Villa Gracieuse
14 Avenue du Docteur Lambron
31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 79 36 94 / +33 (0)7 89 98 29 83
Email: hi@thefreerangechalet.com

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Price from: €350 per person per week

Open: Open all year except November

Victoria and Geoff have used their years of mountain chalet experience to lovingly refurbish The Free Range Chalet, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Pyrenees by bike. From their door, the Portillon, Peyresourde, Ares and the Port de Bales are all within reach. Close to the Bagnères-de-Luchon town centre. All rooms en-suite. B&B plus evening meals included in prices. "We're passionate about providing well-balanced, home-made meals, using as many locally sourced, seasonal ingredients as we can," says Victoria. "All dietary requirements are enthusiastically catered for, and we provide wholesome breakfasts to fuel long days on the bike." Free wifi. Airport/train station transfers, picnic lunches and laundry all available. 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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Barr - Hôtel-Restaurant du Château d'Andlau

Hotel offering great value for money in peaceful surroundings

113 Rue De La Vallee
67140 Barr
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €53

Open: Year-round

Located in a quiet spot outside a village, this hotel offes a peaceful based for cycling. Bar/lounge area, plus a roof-top terrace. The hotel conforms to the Logis hotel chain's cycling standards policy that guarantees safe and secure parking, and other assistance such as advice with routees and bike hire, and tools for basic maintenance and repair.

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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Basel – Maison Jenny Hotel Restaurant & Spa (French-Swiss border)

Welcoming hotel in Hagenthal-le-Bas on the French side of the border

84 Rue de Hegenheim
68220 Hagenthal-le-Bas
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Maison Jenny Hotel Restaurant & Spa is a welcoming hotel on the French side of the border, just across from Basel in Switzerland (it's just 200m from the border). It has doubles and family rooms. Free wifi. Spa and swimming pool for post-ride relaxation. The hotel restaurant serves seasonal local cuisine and quality wines. There is also a lounge bar and a garden. Close to Mulhouse Airport. While the name may sound upmarket – and it's certainly a polished and slick operation – we're told that, at bottom, this is really a well-run local hotel and restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Bastia - Best Western Bastia Centre

Reliable Bastia hotel offering lots of bells and whistles for cyclists

Avenue Jean Zuccarelli
20200 Bastia
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Located on a hill overlooking Bastia's Old Port and harbour, the Best Western Bastia Centre is a comfortable three-star option located a few hundred metres from the train station. It has excellent provisions for cyclists, including a dedicated bike shed, washdown area with sponges and cloths available, drying areas for clothes, a wholesome breakfast buffet and lots of local cycling advice and maps available from the staff.   24-hour reception, 24-hour bar, terrace. All rooms are air-conditioned and can sleep from one person through to groups of 4. Free wifi throughout the hotel. Good-sized luggage store. Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, English 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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Bastia - Hotel Cyrnea

Friendly, affordable accommodation on the coast

Piétranera
18 Route du Cap Corse
20200 San Martino di Lota, Bastia
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: €60

Open: Closed November to end February

Just outside of Bastia, Hotel Cyrnea offers affordable accommodation that looks out over the water (there's also access to a small beach and a garden). This hotel was recommended to us by a cyclist, who described it as excellent value for money. He also said the staff were extremely friendly. Doubles and triples. Free wifi. Ideal for ferry port access. No restaurant but within walking distance of one. Management advises bikes can be safely stored.

Bike facilities

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

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Bastia - Hotel des Gouverneurs

Hotel with stunning views out over Bastia harbour

3bis Rue des Turquines,
20200 Bastia
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

As you can tell from the picture, Hotel des Gouverneurs commands majestic views across Bastia harbour. The views are even more stunning by night when the lights are twinkling over the water. The hotel is used to welcoming cycling groups and has an indoor pool for your tired muscles after a day on the bike (there's also a sauna and hammam for guest use for a surcharge). The hotel itself is in a pedestrianised part of town, though car parking is available for nearby (email the hotel to reserve it after you've made your room booking). Onsite bar. Rooms also feature that all important kettle for teas/coffee (not always standard at French hotels). Free wifi. Choose from a buffet breakfast, or go continental. 24-hour reception for late arrivals. 

Bike facilities

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

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Bayeux - Hotel Le Lion d'Or

Bike-friendly hotel ideal for a visit to the famous Bayeux Tapestry

71 Rue Saint Jean
14400 Bayeux
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €73

Open: February 1 to December 31

The Hotel Le Lion d’Or is an Accueil Velo-rated hotel set in the centre of Bayeux in an old 18th-century coaching inn. It's rated 3 stars and is part of the bike-friendly Logis de France network of independent hotels. There doubles, triples and family rooms, making it ideal for family groups or cycling clubsLe Lion d’Or also has its own restaurant, La Table du Lion, serving fine local cuisine based on traditional Normandy fare. Lounge bar. Private parking for people arriving with a car. French, English and Italian 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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Bayeux - Novotel Hotel

Bayeux hotel that comes recommended by readers

117 Rue Saint Patrice
Rond Point de Vaucelles
14400 Bayeux
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €115

Open: All year

The Novotel Bayeux has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. They say the hotel lived up to the hotel chain's usual standard of cleanliness and friendliness, and that there was ample space for bike storage (the hotel has since told me they can easily store up to 15 bikes at a time in their secure room). Located near Bayeux's ring road, it's a direct ride straight into the city centre along Rue Saint-Patrice (under 1km). Outdoor pool. Free wifi (plus computer for guest use). Onsite restaurant and bar. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bayonne - Le Grand Hôtel

Comfortable four-star hotel for a relaxing stop on the Atlantic Coast

21 Rue Thiers
64100 Bayonne
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Le Grand Hotel is located in the centre of Bayonne, just a ride away from the Atlantic Coast. The hotel has been elegantly restored and decorated, and ranks as a four-star hotel with comfortable, modern facilities. Air-con in all rooms, plus free wifi. Lounge and bar, restaurants close by. French, Spanish and English spoken. Doubles, triples and quads available, making it ideal for groups and families. Management advises there is a storeroom on the ground floor for bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Bazas - Hotel Le Rodin (EV3 + Tour de Gironde)

Hotel with a bike shop next door and access to Bordeaux's regional routes

1 Allee Saint-Sauveur
33430 Bazas
Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 56 25 57 88
Email: contact@lerodinbazas.fr

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel Le Rodin is a perfect stop on both the EuroVelo 3 Pilgrims' route and the Gironde regional bike route. Stop over for a night or use it as a fixed base for local rides through the sweet white wine vineyards of Sauternes or along the Bazas-Bios bike path, which goes to the Atlantic Coast. Located next to a bike shop, Hotel Le Rodin couldn't be better placed to ensure you have everything you need for your cycle tour (hire bikes available). The hotel is set in a magnificent historical building in the heart of Bazas, a thriving town 70km south-east of Bordeaux or about 15km south of the Bordeaux-Toulouse Garonne bike path at Saint Macaire. Take in the lovely Gothic cathedral and history that pre-dates the Romans. The building itself has been completely renovated by new owners Fenella and Peter and offers charming and comfortable rooms. This is a truly local hotel run by a family that previously owned a vineyard in the area, so don't forget to ask about bike routes that take in some of their favourite tipples. Families and cycling groups welcome. French, English, 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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Beaujolais vineyards - Foudres du Chêne du Py

Unique cabin accommodation in the vineyards

La Côte du Py 592
Route du Cru
69910 Villié-Morgon
Rhône, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €152 (minimum 2-night stay)

Open: All year

Sixty kilometres north of Lyon west of the river Saone, Foudres du Chene du Py was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. The accommodation here is a real novelty – double rooms in old wooden oak vats on a working vineyard. Set in a natural garden overlooking a terrace, it offers complete privacy. Outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace. A continental breakfast is available each morning.

Bike facilities

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

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Beaumarches - Logis Le Relais du Bastidou (Gers)

Peaceful location with a pool north of Tarbes

A Cayron
32160 Beaumarches
Gers, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

The Relais du Bastidou is Beaumarchés, just a few kilometres from the medieval town of Marciac in the Gers area of France, around 45km north of Tarbes. This is one of the least-cycled parts of France – sparsely populated and peaceful. The hotel made a great cycling base. There's an onsite restaurant that serves local specialities. Daily buffet breakfasts. Hot tub and sauna. Terrace for post-ride drinks + an outdoor swimming pool. It provides a good base to explore this region in south-west France between the river Garonne and the Pyrénées. Free on-site parking if you're arriving by car. Secure bike storage. Photo: ©Logis Hôtels

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Beaumont-sur-Sarthe - Hotel de la Barque

Basic but clean hotel on the Sarthe à vélo bike network

10 Place de la Libération
72170 Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

An accueil velo label hotel in small medieval town of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe on the Sarthe à vélo network halfway between Alençon and Le Mans in Pays de la Loire. Onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. Flexible accommodation with twins/doubles through to family rooms sleeping upto five people. Free wifi. Tea- and coffee-making facilities in the rooms. 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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Beaune - Golf Hotel Colvert

Bike-friendly hotel outside the Beaune city centre

Rue du Golf
21200 Levernois, Beaune
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

The Golf Hotel Colvert overlooks a golf course (hence the name) on the outskirts of Beaune, near the river Bouzaise. This is a nice alternative to a city centre hotel. The staff here are used to welcoming cyclists who are riding Burgundy's wine and canal routes. "You can rent bikes at the hotel," their director told me. "We can provide maps. We have a secure garage where our customers can put their bikes, and also a small room that can take several bikes. It is also possible to park the bikes on the terraces of the rooms (first and second floor), which are not accessible from outside." Buffet breakfast. Heated swimming pool. French and English spoken.
Photo: ©Logis Hôtels

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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Beaune - Logis Carline Hôtel Restaurant

Handy stop-over on the Burgundy bike routes

12 Rue Yves Bertrand Burgalat
21200 Beaune
Côte d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Burgundy)

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Price from: €74

Open: All year

Logis Carline Hôtel Restaurant is located in Beaune and it is an ideal base if you're exploring the Burgundy wine or canal trails by bike. Around 1.5km from the city centre, it has an outdoor swimming pool plus large garden areas. It's part of the bike-friendly Logis network of independent hotels. That means there's an onsite restaurant serving regional wine and cuisine. A buffet breakfast is also available. Free wifi in rooms. Play area for kids. Free car parking.
Photo: ©Logis Hôtels

Bike facilities

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

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Beauvais - Hotel du Cygne

Centrally located Beauvais hotel at a keen price

24 Rue Carnot
60000 Beauvais
Oise, Picardy (Hauts-de-France)

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Hotel du Cygne in Beauvais is at the crossroads of a number of good cycling routes. Firstly, it's on the official London to Paris Avenue Verte bike route. It's also well located if you're cycling south from Calais to Paris, as Richard Peace did here. It's a reasonably priced, accueil velo hotel with spacious bike storage (though it's on the first floor, the owner will help you if required). There's a full buffet breakfast available each morning and there are also plenty of shops and restaurants nearby if you prefer to pop out. 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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Beauvais - La Salamandre (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

Modern and charming combination on the Avenue Verte

10 Rue Marcelle Guedelin
60000 Beauvais
Oise, Picardy (Hauts de France)

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

La Salamandre sits pretty in Beauvais on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and within easy reach of the Paris Beauvais airport, which is served by Ryanair. The five rooms are all individually decorated in this lovingly restored B&B, which also has a bar and free wifi. Breakfast is included in the price. There are also free house bikes available for guest use if you don't have your own. French and English are 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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Belfort - Hotel Belfort

Stylish and contemproary hotel in the Belfort city centre

9 Avenue Wilson
90000 Belfort
Territoire de Belfort, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Hotel Belfort is located close to the train station in the town centre. A stylish and contemporary hotel, it has air-conditioned room, free wifi and flat screen TVs in every room. Tea and coffee making facilities also in each room. Full breakfast buffet, 24-hour reception and bar. A short ride from local sites, including the Lion de Belfort Monument and the Saint-Christophe Belfort Cathedral. Management advises that they welcome cyclists and will be happy to provide safe and secure bike storage inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Belgian border – La Brise des Dunes Apartment Hotel (Bray-Dunes)

Brand new apartment-hotel on the Vélomaritime bike route

203 rue Albert 1er
59123 Bray-Dunes
Nord, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €77 for a self-catered studio or apartment

Open: All year

These brand-new apartments in Bray-Dunes are fully equipped and elegantly finished. La Brise des Dunes is Accueil Velo-rated so cyclists can look forward to a warm welcome. There is a covered bike garage or you can keep your bike in your apartment or on your balcony overnight. Repair kit available on request at the reception.
Breakfast is available as an option if you don't feel like self-catering (and you can request it before 8am if you need to get away early). Bray-Dunes is an ideal first stop if you're crossing the border from France (or heading out) on the Euro Veo 4The same hotel group has apartment hotels elsewhere along the north coast, plus a hotel in Provence). All are bike-friendly. Photo supplied by the hotel

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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Belleville-sur-Loire - Hotel Terre de Loire

Handy stop between Sancerre and Briare on the Loire bike route

10 Route de Beaulieu
18420 Belleville-sur-Loire
Cher, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

This hotel sits on the Canal latéral à la Loire on the Loire à Velo and Euro Velo 6 bike route as the Loire river heads south towards Nevers and Burgundy. It's about 26km north of Sancerre and 20km south of Briare. You can hire bikes if you stay here on Loire Valley cycling holiday and want to use the hotel as a base to explore the local area. Secure bike storage. A restaurant serves regional specialties and there's a terrace for relaxing and taking a drink, perhaps one of the fantastic wines from the area's renowned vineyards. Free wifi. Photo: ©Logis Hôtels

Bike facilities

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

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Bénodet – Le Grand Hôtel Abbatiale Bénodet

Accueil-velo rated hotel with views of the bay

6 Avenue de l'Odet
29950 Bénodet
Finistre, Brittany

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

The 3-star Le Grand Hôtel Abbatiale Bénodet is 17km south of Quimper. It's located opposite the Saint Marine harbour and offers pretty water views. Sandy beaches are also nearby. Free high-speed wifi. Room service (including pizza) can be delivered to your room. Bike rental is available from reception. Diving, canoeing and golf also available nearby. Discounted entry to a spa, sauna and thalassotherapy centre in town is available at a reduced rate.

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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Bergerac - Campanile Bergerac

Budget hotel option with restaurant on the city's outskirts

La Cavaille Sud
Route de Bordeaux
24100 Bergerac
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €51

Open: All year

Campanile Bergerac is a clean and reliable option just over 1km from the Bergerac city centre and 4km from the airport, just off the road to Bordeaux. Terrace, small garden. Contemporary-style rooms you'd expect of a modern budget hotel. All rooms are en suite rooms. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided in all rooms. Onsite restaurant with regional cuisine and local wines plus an all-you-can eat cheese and dessert buffet. Room service option. Buffet breakfast. Dedicated bike shed (Tour de France teams stayed here for the Bergerac stage of the 2014 Tour, though they had a fancy bus and team cars for their bikes and kit!) French and English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Bergerac - Hotel de France

Good-value city centre hotel with outdoor pool and private garage

18 Place Gambetta
24100 Bergerac
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Friendly 3-star hotel in the centre of Bergerac and close to all amenities. We have had good reports from cyclists who have stayed here. A short ride from the Dordogne River, it has 20 air-conditioned rooms. There is secure bike parking in the hotel's private garage. Rooms have views of the pool/courtyard area or of the city centre. Buffet breakfasts. Heated outdoor pool plus garden area. Free wifi. English, French, Spanish and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bertignat - Pradis self-catering gite

Amazing views from the terrace of this two-bedroom house

63480 Bertignat
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €540 per week

Open: All year

The Gite Pradis is an immaculate self-catering house that sleeps five people, with its own terrace and surrounded by fields and forests. The house features a garden with BBQ facilities and the living rooms offers a TV and free wifi access. The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and coffee machine. The village of Ambert is just 10km away.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Besançon - Hôtel de Paris

A contemporary base in one of France's most beautiful historic centres

33 rue des Granges
25000 Besançon
Doubs, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

A former stage house for the well-heeled, this hotel is just 15 minutes from Besançon's Vauban citadel, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relax and enjoy the cool decor and the terrace after a day on the bike exploring the nearby routes, including the EuroVelo 6 Loire Valley route, which passes through Besançon. Private and secure parking is provided, with bikes kept in shelters in the enclosed hotel yard. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Besançon - hotelF1 Micropolis

Super cheap budget hotel just outside the Besançon city centre

1 rue Pierre-Rubens
25000 Besançon
Doubs, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €30 per room

Open: Year round

Basic but clean and cheap option for cyclists passing through Besançon. Wifi. 24-hour reception. Rooms include TV, hairdryer and cable/satellite TV. Rooms are doubles and triples with sinks. Bathrooms located a few metres down the hall. Management says there is a lockable room to store bikes overnight. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

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

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