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Aramits – Lae de Haut

Flexible B&B and self-catered accommodation in the Pyrenees

64570 Aramits
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine (western edge of Pyrenees)
Phone: +33 (0)5 59 34 63 42 or +33(0)6 30 46 74 75
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65 per night per double room (includes continental breakfast); 7 nights for the price of 6

Open: All year

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Lae de Haut is the perfect cycling base, just a few kilometres from Arette, where stage 10 of the Tour de France passed through on Bastille Day 2015. This is the gateway to the western cols that regularly feature on the Tour de France route, including Aubisque, Marie Blanque, La Pierre St Martin, Soulor and d’Osquich. The roads here are mostly French Cycling Federation-approved, with signs marking distances to col and gradients. There are also signposted circular routes for mountain biking just 200m from the door (you can see them from the bedrooms). Margaret and John are used to welcoming cyclists and are keen to welcome more riders through Freewheeling France. BBQ area; outdoor pool. 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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Aravis - Chalet La Giettaz

Col des Aravis bike base good for Colombiere, Cormet de Roselend

Route du Col des Aravis
73590 La Giettaz
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 73 39 10 73
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Individual self-catering apartments from €50 per night or €350 per week; Half-board packages from €525 per person for 3 nights

Open: Late May-early October for cycling; December-April for the ski season

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Chalet La Giettaz offers versatile cycling accommodation in the heart of the northern French Alps. There are 10 spacious, self-contained 1-4 bedroom apartments, making Chalet Le Giettaz ideal for individuals or groups of up to 50 riders. Flexible catering options – do it all yourself, take advantage of the optional packed lunches and evening meals, or opt for a half-board package with airport transfers. The chalet sits just 4km from the summit of Col des Aravis, while the Colombiere, Cormet de Roselend, Croix-Fry and Saisies are all within reach. There are also many beautiful, less well-known roads in the area, extending across to Annecy and a wonderful flat 'piste cyclable' along the lake's edge. Chris knows these roads well and can help with route planning and itineraries. After a day in the saddle, treat your muscles to a session in the sauna and Jacuzzi. Dedicated storage and maintenance area. French and English spoken, plus basic Spanish and Italian.
** 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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Arcachon - Hôtel de la Plage

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

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

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Arcachon - Hôtel Du Delta

2-star hotel with Arcachon an easy ride away

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

Price from: €55

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

Bike facilities

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

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Arçais - Maison Flore

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

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

Price from: €59

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Argelès-Gazost - Hôtel Le Miramont

Pyrenees spa town hotel with its own dedicated bike area

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

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Ariège - Les Deux Petits Pois

Cyclist-run vegetarian B&B in the foothills of the Pyrenees

10 Quartier de la Poésie
09300 Fougax-et-Barrineuf
Ariege
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 01 46 90​
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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Les Deux Petits Pois Chambres d’Hotes is situated in ‘Poets Quarter’ in the village of Fougax-et-Barrineuf. Run by keen cyclists Philomena and Paul, the B&B is a charming 18th century 'Maison du Maître’ perfect for couples, groups or solo riders. The area is known for its great cycling routes, with plenty of varied road and mountain bikes options, and Philomena and Paul can share lots of local advice. If you're passing through to Spain or looking for somewhere to rest and relax, Les Deux Petits Pois offers a perfect retreat with nearby mountains, lakes and the river l'Hers. It's also a great base for exploring the Medieval towns and Cathar castles of Mirepoix, Foix, Limoux and Carcassonne. To get you ready for the day ahead, breakfast is a typical French affair with a contemporary twist: homemade breakfast pots, fresh bread, fresh croissants and occasional gâteau fait maison. There is also a vegetarian table d'hôte where your hosts prepare fresh, home-cooked, nutritiously packed food that even meat eaters will enjoy. For rides and days out, you can also order picnics. Free wifi. 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

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Ariège Pyrénées - Le Pistoulet Cycling Holidays

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

3 Chemin du Bielot
09800 Argein
Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 56 65 15
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €55 per night, €350 per week

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Ariège Pyrenees - Le Rouge Robin

Wonderful cycling accommodation for training rides and families

9 Rue du Pont d’ Ardille
09300 Fougax-et-Barrineuf
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: + 33 (0)7 85 04 11 44
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70 per night per gite

Open: All year

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This really idyllic cycling accommodation. Away from the crowds of the High Pyrenees, the Ariege is still something of an undiscovered cycling haven for foreign riders. Della, Simon and Lewis are keen to share their little piece of French countryside with you. Tiny Fougax-et-Barrineuf is an ideal, peaceful base for riding, with easy access to road and MTB routes. While the area lends itself to cyclists wanting to stretch their legs on longer rides that offer some hillier terrain, the Lavlanet–Mirepoix voie verte is also within reach for riders of all ages wanting some flatter terrain. There are two self-catering gites here and, unlike many similar places in France, they are available on a nightly basis. Each gite sleeps up to 6 and they can be hired individually or together (there's even a discount!) This is also an ideal base for the annual Ariege cyclosportive and the Figure of Hate. Free wifi. Within reach of Toulouse, Carcassonne and the coast near Perpignan.

Bike facilities

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

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Ariège Pyrénées - Rhino Velo Pyrénées

Specialist cycling base for the Pyrénées and their foothills

5 Chemin du Farinous
09000 St Jean de Verges
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 64 35 77 or +33 (0)6 37 10 60 00
Email: [email protected]

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

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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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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