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Arles - La Résidence (Via Rhona)

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

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

Price from: €130

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Arles-sur-Tech - Casa Sola Villa and Apartment

Sunshine and mountain views in the foothills of the Pyrenees

Sola d'El Vomyer Bonabosc
66150 Arles-sur-Tech
Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Rousillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 21 53 47
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Apartment €30 per night, €210 per week; Villa €100 per night, €700 per week

Open: Apartment Oct to May; Villa June to September

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Casa Sola is an apartment and villa nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees with mountain views to admire from the terraces and garden. An enviable location means that you can be sat by the Mediterranean sea in 45 minutes or practising your Spanish in just 30 minutess. The surrounding countryside has a lovely mix of terrain which means great cycling for riders of all abilities. As well as four adult bikes and one young adult bike available for you to use, there's also a lockable garage to keep your own bike safely secured. The villa is perfect for larger groups, sleeping up to 9, while the apartment which sleeps two is perfect for solo riders and couples. Both have access to a pool in the warmer months. Free wifi available. English and some 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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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

Price from: €99

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Arras - Hotel de l'Univers

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

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

Price from: €79

Open: All year

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Tthe centrally located Hotel de l'Univers is a former 17th century Jesuit monastary 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.

Bike facilities

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

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Arrens – Les Artigaux Gites (Aubisque, Hautacam, Luz-Ardiden)

Perfect High Pyrenees biking base run by a local cyclist

42 route du Soulor
65400 Arrens-Marsous
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 97 46 61 or +33 (0)6 31 52 57 71
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Apartment for 4 from €195 weekend and €395 a week; Converted barn for 7 from €275 weekend and €625 a week

Open: All year

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Les Artigaux is in the Val d'Azun, with stunning views of nearby Arrens village and the mountains. There is a converted barn plus 4 fully furnished apartments (with a hot tub and sauna for tired muscles) ready and waiting for cyclists. The property is located just off the road to the Col du Soulor, which leads on to the Col d'Aubisque. Other climbs within striking distance are the Hautacam, Luz-Ardiden and the Tourmalet. There are also a number of challenging lesser known climbs on quiet back roads (Simon has ridden most of them and can offer lots of local advice). Val d'Azun also has about 400km of marked mountain bike routes from steep climbs and descents, to trails through the woods and wide open rides around the cross-country ski pistes. 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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Atlantic Coast - Camping La Baie de Dourarnenez

Family camping on the beautiful Atlantic Coast in Brittany

30, Rue Luc Robet
29100 Poullan-sur-Mer
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: £15

Open: May to September

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Located near the sandy coast and pretty marine town of Douarnenez with its cafe-lined marina and wonderful seafood restaurants, this site is a good base from which to explore this part of coastal Brittany (bike hire is available onsite if you don't have your own wheels). There is already a superb coastal hiking path along this section of the coast and the new Route 5 Littoral-Roscoff-Saint Nazaire is being developed to open it up to bikes. A voie verte already connects Douarnenez to Quimper via a disused railway line. For after your ride, the Woodpecker restaurant and pub provides local food and drinks (including home-made pizzas and local cider). Use the indoor and outdoor pools to soothe the legs after your day on the bike.

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast - Camping Village de la Guyonnière (La Roche-sur-Yon)

Cyclist-run 5-star campsite with tent pitches and self-catered chalets

1, La Guyonniere
85150 Saint Julien des Landes
Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 46 62 59
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Tent, caravan and motorhome pitches from €22 per night; Self-catering chalets from €308 per week

Open: 2018 season: May 26-September 16

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Camping Village de la Guyonnière is 11 kilometres inland from the Atlantic Coast beaches at Bretignolles-sur-Mer. Run by cyclists, this is an ideal Vendée region base. Endless hours of sunshine combine with countless family friendly cycle paths to make this a great area for cyclists of all abilities. The campsite, located on the shores of the Jaunay lake (perfect for canoeing, jogging, fishing and biking), is spacious with a focus on families and nature. There are tent, caravan and motorhome pitches, as well as self-catering 'glamping tents' and chalets for all types of campers. This is a 5-star campsite with all the facilities you'd ever need to rest and relax after a day on the bike. When not cycling there's an indoor and heated waterpark with slides and countercurrent river, bar and restaurant, a wellness centre, and a shop, plus a games area for kids small and large (including adults...). You can also discover Ile d’Yeu and Ile-de-Noirmoutier (home to the 2018 Tour de France Grand Depart) – both within reach for a daytrip if you're arriving by car. Weekly mountain bike and road cycling rides run from the site, as well as bike hire availableFrench, English, Dutch, German spoken. Free wifi across the whole site.

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 - 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

Price from: €91

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast - Le Village du Bois

Ideal spot for a cycling/beach holiday on the west coast of France

85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +44 (0)79 73 38 62 15
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £300-£1900 per week depending on the season and gite size. Please ask about shorter stays if you are passing through on Vélodyssée

Open: All year

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White, sandy beaches? Check! Easy access to the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée bike path? Check! Stock of house bikes available for guest use? Check! Yep, this may very well be the spot for your next cycling holiday in France. Le Village du Bois is a small group of six self-catering gites 70km north of La Rochelle. Each gite sleeps between 2 and 15 people. You can hire one or a combination of gites to match your group numbers (up to 37 people can be accommodated here). Each is full self-contained, with access to the pool. This is a secluded spot on the edge of forest but close enough to the local village to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips. The beaches of the Atlantic coast are a short ride away. This is an ideal base for solo riders and couples, as as well as family groups and clubs.  

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast - Les Aulnettes (Longeville-sur-Mer)

Self-catered cabins near bike routes and beaches

111 rue de la Mare
85560 Longeville-sur-Mer
Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 33 55 52
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €575 per week during high season (April to September). Also open outside these months - please ask for prices

Open: All year

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Les Aulnettes is a small, family run holiday park in the south of the Vendée region just 10 minutes from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast. The family friendly park has 10 Finnish wood-log cabins, each set on about 400 square metres of land, with a private car parking space. The park has a swimming pool and 'La Stabul', a dedicated area with table tennis, darts, table football, and internet access. There's also a bar area and a 42-inch TV – perfect for watching the Tour de France or World Cup matches in summer. This is a cyclist-run site and – like the wider Vendée region – it has a warm heart for cycling, with annual Tour de France themed games organised on site. There are great local bike routes from the gates for riders of all abilities (there's a biking guide available from the local tourist office or ask Frans and Irene for local advice).

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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