Where to stay: All France

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Croix de Fer, Télégraphe, Galibier - BikeBase B&B

B&B ideal for solo riders or small groups in the Maurienne Valley

L’Etraz
73140 Saint Michel de Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +44 (0)79 56 80 82 34
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €45 per room/night, €280 per week

Open: June to September

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As the name suggests, this is a great bike base for exploring the Maurienne Valley. The village is just north of St Michel de Maurienne and the foot of the Col du Télégraphe. Other famous cycling cols nearby include the Galibier, Croix de Fer, the Glandon, the Madeleine and the Iseran. The house has four rooms available on a B&B basis, each room with its own bathroom. There's a locked double garage with plenty of space for bike storage and maintenance. The owner, Ed, serves up a hearty breakfast of tea, coffee, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fresh breads, croissants and homemade jams. There's also a garden in front of a south-facing terrace ideal for relaxing with a glass of beer or wine after a day on the bike. Ideal for groups or solo riders. Free wifi. English, French 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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D-Day Beaches - Hotel Kyriad (Carentan)

Ideal for exploring the D-Day beaches and the Airborne Museum

Rue du Mesnil
50500 Carentan
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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This welcoming hotel is an accredited accueil velo hotel within easy reach of the D-Day beaches (16km to Utah Beach, 32km to Omaha Beach and 14km to the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église). The Battle of Carentan is one of the key World War II battles recreated for TV in Band of Brothers. The town – which is on a bike-friendly TER train link – is also just 30km from the beaches at Lessay on the western side of the Manche department of Normandy (and the EuroVelo 4 route). The hotel has just been completely refurbished, so it provides a clean and comfortable base to explore or relax – there are gardens to chill out in, plus an on-site restaurant, bar, a children's playground, plus a pool and terrace. Safe bike storage provided. 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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Damazan - Inter-Hotel de la Confluence

Ideal for the Canal de Garonne and Lot Valley bikes routes

Avenue de la confluence
47160 Damazan
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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This clean and friendly chain hotel comes recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Canal de Garonne bike route between Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is also close to where the Garonne River meets the Lot River (and its bike route) at Aiguillon (hence the 'confluence' in the title). The hotel is registered as an accueil velo place to stay and regularly sees cyclists through. Modern and friendly, it has crisp and interesting interior design that sets it apart from regular chain hotels. This is a good option if you're looking for a clean and reliable base for a night. On site restaurant and bar but may not be open at weekends during the low season.
We've stayed here – check our review.

Bike facilities

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

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Deux Sèvres - Gites Au Marcassin and Au Cocorico

Cycle friendly gites between Nantes and Niort

La Chandurière
79240 St-Paul-en-Gatine
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 49 70 09 71
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €200 for 3 nights through to €350 for a week during low season, €450 per week during high season

Open: Mid-February to mid-November

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Perfectly situated for both shorter local voie vertes (greenway routes) that are ideal for families, and the longer La Velo Francette route just 28km away, these two gites are well situated for a stay in peaceful rural countryside. As well as flat routes, there are also varied, hillier local routes for cyclists on training rides. There's a pool for chilling in summer and cosy heating for the cooler months. Both have two bedrooms and are fully equipped, including private patios and BBQ equipment, as well as vital necessities like coffee makers! Plenty of room for safe storage for your bike and there are free (but older) bikes to potter around locally on, plus local cycling maps thoughtfully protected in plastic. Flexible for families, groups  (you can hire one gite or both together) as well as couples looking for a cycling base. Free wifi. English and French spoken.
** We've stayed (and cycled from) 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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Deux-Sèvres - Les Gîtes de Fontenioux

Perfect base for exploring La Velo Francette in SW France

Le Fontenioux
79240 Vernoux-en-Gâtine
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
Phone: +33 (0)5 49 63 49 07
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per night or €318 per week for up to 6 people in one 3-bedroom gite. €95 per night or €598 per week for up to 12 people in two gites with connecting door. Shorter stays welcome (please enquire)

Open: All year

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Les Gîtes de Fontenioux sit just west of the Vélo Francette bike route, and they also offer many other picturesque, local routes that can include leisurely lunch stops. (There's also a restaurant in the village plus another in a neighbouring village). Barbara and Trevor are keen to see more cyclists and will be happy pointing you in all the right directions (including towards the excellent local boulangerie!) The two self-catering gites, called Violette and Marguerite, have been lovingly converted from old workers' houses that retain their charm while also offering all the mod-cons. There's a heated swimming pool over the warmer months and landscaped gardens to relax in too. Although set in the countryside, there are lots of interesting towns within reach, including L’Absie and Secondigny, both with shops, bars, and restaurants. Historic Parthenay is just 24km to the east, while Niort and Fontenay-le-Comte are to the south and south-east respectively – all with traditional outdoor markets. 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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Dieppe - Hotel Windsor

Bike-friendly hotel on the Dieppe seafront

18 Boulevarde de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €72

Open: All year

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The seaside Hotel Windsor is a welcoming base for cyclists – it hosts the after-event festivities for the annual Dieppe Raid, so it's well-versed in welcoming riders. There is a lovely onsite restaurant that looks out over the water and serves fresh produce, with an emphasis on regional dishes and seafood. Singles, doubles, triples and family rooms, making this a flexible option for groups. Kettle + tea and coffee in the room. Ideal for the train station or ferry port. French, English, Dutch, Italian and German spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Dieppe - Ibis Val Druel

Recommended to us by several cyclists passing through Dieppe

Rue de la Vieille Grange
Le Val Druel
76200 Dieppe
Normandy, Seine-Maritime

Price from: €61

Open: All year

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We have had this hotel recommended to us by several cyclists who have arrived in or departed from the ferry port in Dieppe. The hotel, part of the Ibis chain, is located just south of the port and city centre. Management has confirmed they have a room set aside for bike storage. Free wifi. Bar and restaurant serving food and snacks 24/7. 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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Dieppe – Hotel Aguado

Hotel with views to the sea and accueil vélo status

30 Boulevard de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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In a perfect location for hopping on and off the Dieppe-Newhaven ferry, Hotel Aguado sits in the centre of Dieppe with water on both sides, so the rooms look out over the sea or the harbour. The hotel has accueil vélo status via the local tourist board, meaning it has safe and secure bike parking and other cyclist support. Dieppe is on the Avenue Verte, the official London to Paris bike route, as well as on the  EV4 Central European route. French and English spoken. Free wifi.
** 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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Dijon - Grand Hotel La Cloche

A stylish base from which to explore one of France's finest cycling areas

14 place Darcy
DIJON Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burguundy

Price from: €145

Open: All year

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The elegant Grand Hotel La Cloche de Dijon is located in the heart of Burgundy's capital, Dijon, close to the old town. It is an ideal base for exploring the vineyards routes and châteaux. Built in 1884, the historic hotel is set in a listed heritage building, and its original features have been carefully blended with modern technology and decor. Enjoy one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, both offering sophisticated French cuisine created from local products, or relax on the garden terrace with a glass or two or fine Burgundy wine. Management advises that reception can help with a secure, lockable room for bike storage. Fitness centre with sauna and massage area. Free wifi. French and English spoken. The official website offers a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Dijon - Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge

Modern hotel that's been recommended to us by cyclists

5 rue Michelet
21000 Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

Price from: €100

Open: All year

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This really is a nice place to stay (checkout that bathroom above!) It was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here at the end of their Burgundy cycling holiday. This is a private house that's been converted into a small, modern hotel that's very welcoming to cyclists. When I contacted the management, they said they could store some bikes in the hotel; if they have groups in, they use a locked room in a secure public parking complex near the hotel. They also provide maps ("with pleasure!" they said) and can help with bike hire.  The onsite restaurant is also a treat with Michelin stars and a wine list with a who's who of local winemakers.  Free wifi. Spa and wellness centre (free for guest use with hamman).

Bike facilities

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

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Dijon – hotelF1 Dijon Nord

Ultra cheap and basic hotel on the outskirts of Dijon

3 Rue des Ardennes
21000 Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

Price from: €19 for a triple room

Open: All year

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Ultra budget hotel offerng hostel-style accommodation on the northern fringes of Dijon, 6km from the city proper. Free wifi. Accessible 24/7. Communal bathroom and shower facilities. Café and all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. 80 rooms, making it suitable for groups looking for a budget place to stay. Management says bikes can be securely stored in bedrooms overnight.

Bike facilities

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

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Dinan - Au Refuge

Ideal location opposite the train station

9 Place du 11 Novembre 1918
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €45

Open: All year

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Recommended by Hilde and Heather, who stayed here during their cycling trip from Dinan to St-Malo, the Hotel Au Refuge is situated in the centre of the old town of Dinan. In no particular order there's a bar, secure parking for bikes, and you can load up on breakfast for an extra €6.50. The hotel is situated about 30km from Saint-Malo, so it's a good stop en-route to ferries, and about 60km from Mont Saint Michel.

Bike facilities

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

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Dinan - Hotel Dinan Port Le Jerzual

Lovely riverside hotel that makes a great base for exploring Dinan

26 Quai des Talards
Port de Dinan, Lanvallay
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €92

Open: All year

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Friendly 4-star hotel overlooking the River Rance in the picturesque town of Dinan. Onsite restaurant with regional cuisine and port views, or have a glass or wine or a beer on the terrrace on the river bank. Heated outdoor pool, spa, fitness room. Hotel management emailed to say they can find a safe place for your bike inside the hotel. Free wifi. Some  rooms have a terrace. Italian, French, Spanish, English and German spoken. Dinan in a popular thoroughfare for cyclists in Brittany – see here for more.

Bike facilities

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

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Domfront - La Pichellerie (Veloscenie + Velo Francette routes)

Comfort and great value for cyclists near two major bike routes

La Haute Chapelle
61700 Domfront en Poiraie
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 37 04 01
Email: [email protected]mail.com

Price from: €50 per room, €25 per single room

Open: All year

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Sitting in a quiet hamlet just 3km from the medieval fortress town of Domfront, the B&B at La Pichellerie has south-facing bedrooms that overlook beautiful rolling countryside. Gary and Jackie are keen to welcome more cyclists to their little oasis, and have everything riders need to experience a warm welcome. Domfront puts you at the crossroads of the Paris to Mont St Michel Veloscenie bike route, as well as the Caen to La Rochelle Velo Francette. That makes the ferry ports of Caen, Le Havre, Saint Malo and Cherbourg all within reach and on bike routes from the door. Whether you're just passing through or staying on, this area is steeped in history: ride through the shady Foret d'Andaines, visit the pretty spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne or see the 'Grande' and 'Petite' Cascades at Mortain. The old town of Fougeres with its medieval chateau is also a highlight, or continue on to Mont Saint Michel or the Normandy beaches for more history. Choose from gentle local terrain or stretch your legs up in the Swiss Normandie. Three-course evening meals and light suppers available on request if you're arriving late or tired (enjoy them on the terrace while watching the sun set over the valley). English, some French 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
  • Wifi

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Domfront – Hotel de France

Family run hotel at the crossroads of the Veloscenic and La Velo Francette

7 rue du Mont Saint-Michel
61700 Domfront
Orne, Normandy

Price from: €42

Open: All year

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Situated in the historic old town of Domfront, the Hotel de France is a perfect base for both the Veloscenic and La Velo FrancetteDon't let its bright red signage and strip motel appearance put you off. Hotel de France's rather banal facade hides a multitude of delights. Not least, the welcoming family-run vibe with everyone – from the grandchild to the dog – featuring in the picture. There's safe and secure bike storage in a curtained off section of the dining hall. There's a laundry service for bike clothes, free wifi and the owners are only too ready to help prepare food for your onward journey.
We stayed here when we cycled the Veloscenic to Mont St Michel – read our full review

Bike facilities

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

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Dordogne - Dordogne Holiday Barns (Sarlat)

Flexible, bike-friendly B&B or self-catering accommodation near Sarlat

La Plaine
46300 Fajoles
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)6 72 26 27 44
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £800 per week, with prices for shorter stays available on request

Open: All year

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This bike-friendly place south-east of Sarlat on the Dordorge/Lot border is an excellent place to stay if you're looking for a fixed base cycling holiday or long weekend stopover. With flexible accomodation in renovated 19th century barns this is perfect for larger groups of cyclists or families (kids welcome!), and you can decide to stay on either a self-catering or half-board basis. There are three gites each sleeping up to 8 or 16 people (or 32 in total). There are great cycling routes for all abilities here, and a local bike hire firm can deliver bicycles right to your door. The popular market town of Sarlat and the historic sights of the Dordogne and Vezere valleys are all within reach from 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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Dordogne - La Chataigne et La Grange des Les Taloches

Stone farmhouse surrounded by the majestic Perigord Vert

Les Taloches Ouest
Lieu dit les Taloches
24390 Tourtoirac
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 42 30 96
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70 B&B including continental breakfast outside of July and August; €1500 per week self-catering for the entire house

Open: All year

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A former Dordogne farm, Les Taloches sits on the edge of the pretty riverside village of Tourtoirac in the Périgueux-Brive-Thiviers triangle. Suzie and Gary are super keen to welcome more cyclists – there are more than 120km of on-road and MTB routes from the door (including the Lawrence of Arabia route, which goes through the village). They have a large barn with bike racks for storage, plus plenty of space for maintenance, repairs and cleaning. They also work with a local bike delivery service, which has hybrids, tandems and MTB bikes. There are two self-catering gites that are great for families and groups, sleeping between 8 and 20 people (they can be hired individually or together). They are also available for B&B (with home-cooked meals) on request, usually in spring and autumn when it's cooler for point-to-point cycling and ideal for shorter stays. Each gite has its own free wifi, private pool, outdoor eating area and BBQ, all set in 19 acres of peaceful woodland. Tourtoirac village has a boulangerie, bar and restaurant just a 500m ride or stroll away. 

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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Dordogne - Le Magnolia Dordogne (Hautefort)

Peaceful B&B in the Périgueux-Brive-Thiviers triangle

Place de l'ordre de Fontevrault
24390 Cherveix-Cubas
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 42 35 87
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Le Magnolia Dordogne offers the best of both worlds, a relaxing retreat in a beautiful corner of the Dordogne countryside, yet easy to get to and with lots of things to do within easy reach, including the stunning Hautefort chateau. Emma, who spent some of her childhood here in France, moved back last year and has lovingly renovated this beautiful 'maison de maitre'. The rooms are light and airy, there's a lovely garden to relax in, and the river flows nearby. A delicious continental breakfast is included in the price, plus Emma can prepare packed lunches for your panniers. Cycling runs in the family, so there's plenty of local knowledge to share to help you make the most of your stay. From the door there are lovely, quiet leisure routes (including a traffic-free voie verte from Thiviers to Saint-Jean-de-Côle – one of France's most beautiful villages) and rides along the river. For MTB riders, there are more than 1000km of trails within reach. French and English spoken (plus a bit of German). Free wifi available, and hire bikes can be delivered to the door for you.

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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Dordogne - Les Cerisiers (Monpazier)

Dordogne cottage for two - explore chateaux, caves and hilltop villages

Le Therme Rouge Bas
24540 Capdrot, Monpazier
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +61 409 120 540 (phone and SMS messages)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €450 low season to €650 high season per week (please ask about shorter stays)

Open: All year

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If you're seeking a relaxing retreat after a busy day's cycling, then Les Cerisiers is ideal. It was originally the maison gardienne or 'guardian's cottage' for the neighbouring villa. Completely separate from the villa, the cottage is private, peaceful and perfect for two. Recently renovated, it’s been stylishly updated with modern fittings and facilities, and is only a short cycle into Monpazier – a famous Dordogne village that's on the list of 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'. The cottage is ideal for exploring chateaux, prehistoric caves, hilltop villages and vineyards. French doors open onto your private stone terrace for al fresco dining, while a woodburning fireplace will keep you cosy in cooler months. Bike hire is available locally. If you don’t have a car, just catch a train from Bordeaux or Bergerac to Le Buisson-de-Cadouin or Siorac-en-Perigord and take a short taxi ride (or bike ride) to Monpazier. Bike hire can be arranged locally if you don't have your own wheels. Lots of local services, including boulangeries, pharmacy, ATM, a market on Thursday, plus supermarkets. There’s also a great Saturday market at Villereal – just a bike ride away. 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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Dordogne - Les Charmes de Carlucet B&B and Holiday Homes

Bike-friendly accommodation in the heart of the Dordogne

Lieu-dit Carlucet
24590 St Crépin et Carlucet
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)6 84 22 79 86
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B: €95 per room including breakfast; Self-catering holiday homes: Manor (sleeps 14) €425 per night or €2970 per week; Villa (sleeps 7) €189 per night or €1260 per week

Open: B&B from late March to November; Self-catered available all year

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Stay here and you'll be in the heart of Périgord Noir in the 'Golden Triangle' of the Dordogne valley between Sarlat (12km) and the caves of Lascaux (15km). Kerry, the owner of Les Charmes de Carlucet, has made a special effort to welcome cyclists, with a selection of local route maps on offer for all guests to use and enjoy. There is ample bike storage and bike hire can be arranged locally. Set in 20,000 square metres of beautiful, private gardens, Les Charmes de Carlucet offers 5-star accommodation in a magnificent 18th century stone manor. The manor itself is available to groups on a self-catered basis or as individual rooms as a B&B. It sleeps 14 in total, and there's a heated pool and sauna for tired legs. Next door is a luxury 3-bedroom villa sleeping a further 7 people. It also has a heated pool. This is a great location – there is a restaurant a short ride or 5-minute walk away, and the history and culture that the Dordogne is famous for is within reach from the door.

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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Dordogne River - Le Manoir du Bois Mignon (Sainte-Foy-la-Grande)

Wonderfully warm and welcoming stop on the banks of the Dordogne

212 Route de la Nougarede
24130 Le Fleix, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 24 92 59 or +33 (0)6 29 14 14 14
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €140 for a double

Open: Easter to September

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There can't be many better places to relax after a day on the bike than Mark and Denise's patch on the banks of the Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. I use the word 'patch' loosely given this B&B oasis is set in a beautiful old manoir house built in 1791 but lovingly restored by this friendly Australian couple. This tiny hamlet is a wonderful stop on a ride along the river Dordogne (Freewheeling France rides this area often, winding along the river and back up through the vines). From the door, the UNESCO-listed St-Emilion is a 40km bimble (en route to Bordeaux); in the other direction you'll find the sweet white vines of Monbazillac or, further east, the ancient cobbles of Sarlat. Mark and Denise have put a lot of love into this place, from elegantly decorated rooms to the complementary toiletries, chocs and bottled water that win points for pampering. At breakfast, Denise serves up a scrumptious spread, including omelettes, and will happily send you off with a packed lunch in your pannier. If you're arriving late she can do you a table d’hote – an evening meal worthy of a restaurant. Free wifi. Go canoeing on the river or wine-tasting (or just spend the day by the pool nibbling on one of Denise's platters). Don't stay too long, though - you may never leave.

Bike facilities

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

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Dordogne Valley – Le Manoir des Granges

Explore Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Sarlat and the Vézère valley by bike

Les Granges
24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 50 18 14 / +33 (0)6 61 53 58 18 / +44 (0)7710 470 680
Email: [email protected]

Price from: House £750-£2,600 per week (sleeps up to 12); Gites £310-£1,100 per week (sleep 2-7 people)

Open: All year

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The Vézère Valley is a popular place for prehistory, cycling, walking and canoeing. There are a great routes for all abilities – both on and off-road – from the gates of Le Manoir des Granges. Follow the river down the valley to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (and its prehistory museum) and on to Le Bugue, or across to the Sarlat voie verte – a great day ride. Just 20km up the valley are the UNESCO-listed Lascaux caves. Paul and Philippa can help with route planning and arrange bike hire. Relax in the gardens or cool off in the pool after a day on the bike. Le Manoir des Granges has a large 6-bedroom house and 4 separate gites, sleeping between 2 and 23 people (they can be hired individually or together). Boulangerie, plus a lovely bar and restaurant, just a 2-minute ride away. 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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Douville - Hotel-Restaurant Le Tropicana

Family-run hotel halfway between Bergerac and Périgueux

Lieu-Dit Les Trois Freres
24140 Douville
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

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Family-run 3-star hotel and restaurant between Perigueux and Bergerac, the two largest cities in the Dordogne. Part of the Logis hotel network, it conforms to that company's cycle-friendly charter. Free wifi. Welcomes groups. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and mini golf.

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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Drome Valley – Hotel Golf d'Albon

3-star hotel midway between Lyon and Valence in the beautiful Drome

Route de Senaud
26140 Albon
Drôme, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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The Golf d'Albon hotel is on a 120-acre estate between Lyon and Valence, with lovely sweeping views of the Alps in the Drome valley. Set on a golf course, it's a relaxing place to take a breather, or to partake in outdoor activities. Family friendly. Outdoor swimming pool. Terrace, bar and restaurant. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Hotel staff tell us they have a secure (coded) storage room inside the hotel for bike storage, or clean bikes can be stored in bedrooms. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Drome/Vercors - Velo Vercors Gites and B&B

Specialist cycling base in the stunning Vercors area of the French Alps

Montee des Usines
26190 St Jean-en-Royans
Drome, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 71 88 86 72
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B £60 per person or £80 based on 2 sharing; gites from £650 per week

Open: May to October

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This is a specialist cycling holiday base located at the gateway to the stunning gorges, Alpine climbs and verdant valleys of the Vercors National Park. As featured in Cyclist (April 2015), the Vercors offers spectacular scenery at every turn of the pedal, little traffic, superb road surfaces and no col-baggers to boot. It's a 'hidden gem' for those wanting an unforgettable cycling experience for all levels of fitness.
Teresa and her small team are knowledgeable cyclists and passionate about the region. They can offer lots of local knowledge about routes that start directly from the door. Bire hire also available. Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux are within reach from here on day trips. This is a very personal service and relaxed atmosphere with 3 self-catering gites, B&B rooms and a large outside barn where guests socialise and relax. Based in a charming town with cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarket and weekly market. Excellent base for groups, couples, friends or families.

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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Ducey – Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey

Pretty riverside hotel on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route

1 Grande Rue
50220 Ducey
Manche, Normandy

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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An unexpected gem of a hotel in Ducey. The historic stone mill's been cleverly and very tastefully converted into a modern boutique hotel, prettily located on the banks of the river Selune (famed for its salmon fishing). Bikes are locked safely behind a locked gate, though the area's not undercover. There's a laundry service for wet or smelly bike kit, plus wifi. An outstanding breakfast is available to fuel your day – varied and generous and just what every cyclist needs (there are even extras like bacon and French pancakes).
We stayed here when we cycled Paris to Mont St Michel – read our full review of here.

Bike facilities

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

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Eguisheim - Residence Le Clos d'Eguisheim

Apartments set in the vineyards a short bike ride from the town centre

1 Rue du 1er R.E.C
68420 Eguisheim
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

Price from: €440 for a week - check website for seasonal prices and offers

Open: Year-round

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Apartments catering for up to 7 people set in a quiet rural area mid some of Alsace's finest vineyards. The pretty village of Eguisheim, with its typical regional architecture, is a shhort cycle ride away. The apartments are situated in a residence with a heated indoor pool and year-round bike hire.

Bike facilities

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

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Épernay - ibis Épernay Centre Ville

Reliable city centre hotel with secure bike parking

19 Rue Chocatelle
51200 Épernay
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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City centre hotel within easy reach of Reims and the vineyard bike routes of the Champagne region. Épernay is just over 20km south of Reims, and is on the southern edge of the wonderful Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims. Management has confirmed this hotel has a dedicated area inside for secure bicycle parking; bikes can also be stored in rooms. Free wifi. Breakfast available. 65 rooms, making it suitable for groups.

Bike facilities

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

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Épinal (Chavelot) - hotelF1 Épinal Nord

Budget hotel near the Moselle River 6km north of Épinal

ZAC de la Cobrelle
88150 Chavelot
Vosges, Lorraine

Price from: €19 for rooms sleeping 2 or 3 people

Open: All year

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Bargain basement budget chain hotel 6km north of Épinal. Air-conditioned low-cost hotel with free WIFI and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Rooms are basic and sleep two or three people. Shared bathrooms; rooms have sinks, mirrors and TVs. Management advises that bikes can be stored in the bedrooms overnight.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking

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Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard – Maison Tranquil (Aude)

Magical retreat for cyclists and their friends 40km from Carcassonne

La Pène
11240 Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)6 40 44 95 16
Email: [email protected]

Price from: From €1250-€4550 per week for upto 18 people

Open: All year

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Maison Tranquil offers beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation for up to 18 people 40km south-west of Carcassonne in the south of France. Set in 3.5 acres of private grounds, it comes complete with a sunny terrace, lake views and a private pool. There are 7 en suite bedrooms, making it perfect for cycling groups, or groups of family and friends with both cyclists and non-cyclists (there are plenty of non-cycling things to do in the area). Family friendly with a swing set and treehouse. Owners Mark and Andrea are geared up for hosting cyclists and are happy to help with local cycling advice and route planning. See their cycling pages 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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Essômes-sur-Marne - Chateau Thierry Hotel

Picturesque river views in the heart of the Champagne wine region

60 Avenue du Gén de Gaulle
02400 Essômes-sur-Marne
Aisne, Picardy

Price from: €72

Open: Year round

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Located just 20 metres from the historic town of Château-Thierry, this mid-range Ibis hotel has a terrace with views of the River Marne, as well as relaxing gardens, a bar, and restaurant serving traditional local cuisine. The cellars doors of Champagne are just up the road. All rooms either have river views or vineyard views. Bikes can be securely locked in the meeting room or kept overnight in your room. Free wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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EuroVelo 1 - Gîte Daisie (Nantes-Brest Canal)

Self-catering cottage for 2 near the Nantes-Brest Canal

4 Roscoat
22340 Mael-Carhaix
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 96 29 99 47 (France) or +44 (0)7989 347 173 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65 per night (3 night minimum stay), €455 per week

Open: All year

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Daisie is a pretty Breton cottage in beautiful countryside outside just 1km from Maël-Carhaix. It offers the perfect base for a couple on a cycling holiday. Daisie offers a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher and washing machine, a comfortable lounge, spacious bedroom with double bed and ensuite (with a bath and shower). Attractive grounds with private parking and a patio area for BBQ or just to relax and rest your legs after a nice ride. The cottage is a few minutes' ride from the Nantes-Brest Canal, a local lake and many walks. Nearest beaches within an hour if you have a car. High quality bed linen, towels and tea-towels are provided. Secure bike storage, free wifi. French and English spoken. It can be hired with the nearby Gite Georgie (sleeps 4) if you are in a group or need more space. 

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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EuroVelo 3 - La Maison au Coin (L’Isle-Jourdain)

Cyclist-run B&B that's a biker's dream on EV3

5 Route du Viaduc
Bourpeuil
86150 Le Vigeant
Vienne, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 17 36 60 21
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €45 to €70 per room

Open: All year except Christmas and New Year

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La Maison au Coin B&B is in a perfect spot for the EuroVelo 3, as well as the popular Saint-Malo to Nice route – and it's VERY bike-friendly accommodation. As keen cyclists, Bob and Karen are on hand to suggest the best local routes and shortcuts, plus provide a welcomng cup of tea, coffee or beer. They also don't mind if you arrive outside normal check-in hours – just call ahead with your ETA. Bike storage is super secure in a riverside cabin with an alarm and video surveillance. Breakfast is from 6.30 for cyclists needing a quick get away (there's even delicious bircher muesli – perfect cyclists' fuel – on the menu!) Packed lunches and evening 4-course meals are available on request, while there are also four local bar/restaurants within walk distance. In-house, an honesty bar operates for beer and wine (first glass is always free!) On departure, Bob and Karen will even fill your bidons with chilled water or energy drinks. They can also arrange luggage transfers to your next stop for petrol plus €20 (excellent value compared to French taxi services). Bike hire can be arranged, plus there are two folding bicycles available for guest use. The garage is equipped with spares, tyres and cables, lubricants and cleaning materials (plus ask Bob and Karen for bike repair help if you get stuck). They will even clean and service your bike for a small surcharge.

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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Fleuray - Hotel le Fleuray

Cycle-friendly hotel in Loire, close to Amboise and Blois

Route D74
Fleuray
37530 Cangey
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

Price from: €88

Open: Year-round

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This restored country house has been converted into a hotel that's perfectly situated for cycling holidays in the Loire. It gives great access to the chateaux country, including Amboise (17km away), Blois (27km) and Tours (38km). Onsite restaurant. The hotel is part of the Logis hotel network and complies with its strict cycling standards policy – free bikes are available for guest use, along with tools and secure bike parking. Staff can help with route advice and maps.

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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Forges-les-Eaux - Domaine de Forges Continental Hotel

Hotel complex on the London to Paris bike route

106 Avenue des Sources
76440 Forges-les-Eaux
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €77

Open: All year

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The Continental hotel features a bistro, restaurant and casino as part of a complex with comfortable rooms. This is a great stop for anyone riding the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. The hotel itself is used by bike tour companies cycling from London to Paris, so the staff are used to dealing with cyclists. A number of restaurants are within easy reach if you fancy a change of scenery. Free wifi. Onsite pool and spa.

Bike facilities

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

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Forges-les-Eaux – Hotel Le Saint Denis (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Budget hotel recommended by cyclists en route to the ferry at Dieppe

1 Rue De La Liberation
76440 Forges-les-Eaux
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €36

Open: All year

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This hotel has been recommended by a number of cyclists who have used it to/from both Calais and Dieppe. Handy for a number of key cycling routes, including the Avenue Verte to Paris. By all reports, it's basic but clean, with the owners offering good, friendly service. It's a popular stop with cyclists, so the staff are used to welcoming visitors on two wheels. Bar and restaurant. Terrace. Free wifi. Singles, twins/doubles, triples and family rooms; good for small groups. Packed lunches can be arranged for the next day's cycling. 

Bike facilities

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

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Fort-Mahon Plage - Belle Dune Holiday Village

Apartments and houses in eco-village near the Bay of Somme in Picardy

Promenade du Marquenterre
80120 Fort-Mahon Plage
Somme, Picardy

Price from: Check website for seasonal prices and special deals

Open: Year-round

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An eco-friendly, pedestrianised holiday village surrounded by a golf course and offering great access for nature-based outdoor activities and watersports. Great for birdwatching, seal-spotting and, of course, cycling. Accommodation varies from studio apartments for 2 people through to houses for up to 8. Facilities onsite for chidren aged from 3 months.

Bike facilities

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

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Fouras - Grand Hotel des Bains

Well-appointed and quiet hotel near beach and town centre

15 Rue du Général Bruncher
17450 Fouras
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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The Grand Hotel des Bains has lots of treats behind its ordinary looking exterior. There's a heated pool that forms part of a spa area, a bar with lots of comfy club chairs, plus clean and comfortable ensuite bedrooms with free wifi. The beach is just a few strides away as is the centre of town. The hotel is accueil velo rated so your bike will be safe and you can get information on local rides from the owners. English and French spoken. Fouras is on La Flow Velo bike route and is an ideal place to stay if you don't want to stay on Ile d'Aix overnight or if you prefer to start the Flow bike route from the mainland. We include this hotel on our DIY Flow route here.

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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Francette bike route - La Fosse B&B (Domfront-Mayenne)

B&B perfect for the La Velo Francette or exploring Normandy

61350 Saint-Fraimbault
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 62 71 05
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per room per night, €150 for all 3 rooms (sleeping up to 7)

Open: March to September

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La Velo Francette – the excellent Caen to La Rochelle bike route – passes just 1km from the door of La Fosse B&B on the section between Domfront and Mayenne. The Veloscenie Paris-Mont St Michel also passes just to the north. There are also a number of other voies vertes (greenway routes) in the area for cycling or walking. Louise and Tony, the owners, are up to speed on all this, and offer a friendly welcome to cyclists. They have thought of all the little things that go together to make a perfect cycling B&B. There's a secure cycle and luggage store, a drying line and a variety of tools in case you have a mechanical. They can also arrange baggage transfers and pick your luggage up from your previous hotel/B&B and ferry it on to the next one for you. (They can also pick you and your bike up if you get caught in bad weather or have a problem with your bike). A home-cooked four-course evening meal is available with a bit of notice, while a hearty continental breakfast will wait for you in the morning. La Fosse itself is a lovely granite chambre d'hotes set in 7 acres of a small holding. There are three rooms in various configurations for groups, couples and single riders. Free wifi. French and English spoken. (La Fosse is on our DIY itinerary for Francette).

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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Francette/Véloscénie/Tour de Manche - Maison Voie Verte (Mortain)

Cosy B&B between Domfront and Mont Saint Michel

Le Bourg Bion
50140 Mortain
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 50 07 27
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per room per night including continental breakfast

Open: March to December

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Just a few metres from the door of Maison Voie Verte lies the Véloscénie cycle route which links the Tour de Manche route (around 3km away) with Mont St Michel 53km away; which makes Lois and Ian's cosy B&B the perfect stopping off point if you're passing through on your bike. The link to La Vélo Francette (La Rochelle to Caen) is also nearby so you are really spoilt for choice. They have secure storage for bicycles and luggage, with drying facilities for wet clothes. House bicycles are available for guests to use as well. Maison Voie Verte is a small B&B with 2 double ensuite rooms and a tranquil seating area in the garden. Help yourself to hot drinks in the communal breakfast area, or use the microwave and fridge. There is also a town just 3km away with restaurants (Lois and Ian can give you a lift if you arrive with tired legs or don't want to cycle at night). Wake up the next day to a hearty continental breakfast to get you started on the next leg of your journey. 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
  • Wifi

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Fréjus - Pierre & Vacances Cap Hermès

Self-contained studios and apartments on the Mediterranean

46 Quai dei caravello
83600 Fréjus
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €115 per night

Open: Year round

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Studios and apartments sleeping up to 6 adults, making them ideal for families and groups. Apartments are fully furnished with kitchenettes, TVs and other creature comforts. The property faces the harbour and also has direct beach access and an outdoor swimming pool. Fréjus is a popular holiday town 40km from Cannes – book well ahead in summer and during French school holidays. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, it's possible to store your bike in your apartment overnight. Wifi available at a surcharge.

Bike facilities

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

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Galeria - Hotel Le Filosorma

Sea views and a great location

Route du Bord de Mer
20245 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: €50

Open: From mid-March to mid-October

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A short stroll from the beach, this simple 2* family run hotel is ideal for exploring the local area, especially for riding in the mountains. The rooms each have a balcony offering sea views and the restaurant serves local fish specialities as well as a good breakfast. 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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Galibier/Izoard - Chalet AlpeLune (Puy Saint Vincent)

Catered chalets and self-catered apartments in top mountain spot

Les Prés
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 23 08 36
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €399 per week per person for a double room

Open: Chalet: December-April, then end of May until end of August. Apartment open all year

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If you're looking for amazing mountain views, comfortable and spacious en suite rooms, and a sauna or outdoor hot tub to ease tired muscles, then a catered chalet or apartment here could be a perfect match. Chalet AlpeLune has 9 luxuriuus en-suite rooms to sleep between 12 and 21 people. Breakfasts and evening meals are tailored to ensure you are heathily refueled after your cycling adventures. There's also a smaller Apartment AlpeLune for six people in three bedrooms. Ride from the door over the Col de Montgenevre for a circuit into Italy, or venture over the Izoard or Galibier. A chairlift is just 300 metres away for MTB riders for downhill trails. Safe bike store, tools and stacks of local advice. The owners are parts of a local a sports initiative run by a group of Dutch outdoer enthusiasts. GPS maps available, or take on their bucketlist col challenge.

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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Gensac – Chateau de Sanse

Elegant country hotel retreat overlooking vineyards

Sanse
33350 Sainte-Radegonde
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Perched on a hilltop overlooking the vines, Chateau de Sanse is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful corner of France that borders Dordogne and Gironde. The hotel is 25km south-east of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion, and 13km from Castillon-la-Bataille, start of the Lawrence of Arabia bike route. This is Freewheeling France's backyard – we ride these roads A LOT, and we love them. The roads from the door of Chateau de Sanse are a bit hilly, but they are achievable (we know of at least one cycle tour company that uses Chateau de Sanse as part of a family cycling itinerary). There are flatter river routes and voies vertes within reach, including the excellent Roger Lapebie bike route, which you can jump on just shy of Rauzan.  

Bike facilities

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

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Gensac – La Tuilerie De La Jalgue

Family run gite overlooking vineyards, great for river and training rides

33890 Coubeyrac, Gensac
Gironde, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 49 56 58
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £80-£100 per night (min 3-night stay) or £795 per week

Open: All year

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Family friendly 2-bedroom self-catering gite overlooking the vineyards of the Dordogne/Gironde border region. This is an ideal base for a family cycling holiday. The location itself is best suited to riders wanting to stretch themselves on training rides, with some wonderful hilly roads leading from the door to the vineyards St Emillion or out to Rauzan, Duras, Pellegrue or Sauveterre. However there are some flatter family rides a short drive away – the wonderful the Roger Lapebie bike path starts its journey to Bordeaux from nearby Sauveterre, while there are also gentle bimbles to be had along the Dordogne river to Ste-Foy-la-Grande (for the Saturday market – voted the best market in France) or to Castillon-la-Battaile, where the specatacular Bataille de Castillon recreates the end of the Hundred Years War each summer. Swimming pool and kids' play area. Outdoor eating area and BBQ. French and English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Gironde/Dordogne border - La Grosse Forge (Bonneville)

Self-catered gite in the Dordogne for up to 6 people

Grosse Forge
24230 Bonneville
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 27 29 78 / +44 (0) 77 66 22 54 44
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £450 per week (shorter stays welcome)

Open: All year

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Relax after your ride in the gardens of this beautiful house, which sleeps up to 6 people. Midway between Libourne and Bergerac, the house is perfectly situated for cyclists making their way from the Atlantic Coast and Bordeaux to the Dordogne. The house is set in rolling countryside, within reach of St-Emilion wine routes. A complimentary welcome pack that includes milk, bread/baguette, butter, cheese, pate and a bottle of local wine is provided.

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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Gisors - Hotel Moderne (Avenue Verte)

Good value to be had in Gisors

Place de la Gare
27140 Gisors
Eure, Normandy

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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We are not sure that the name of Hotel Moderne is completelty appropriate considering the decor, however, this hotel is ideal for anyone cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. It is a registered accueil velo hotel through the local tourist board (so secure bike storage is available, along with emergency repair kit and other bikey support). The great price also makes it a really good option. The hotel, which is located right in the middle of town, has a bar, free wifi and a buffet breakfast. 

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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Givet – Hôtel Le Val Saint-Hilaire

Bike-friendly hotel on the banks of the river Meuse

7 quai des Fours
08600 Givet
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Bike-friendly hotel (it has its own fleet of mountain bikes to rent) set in an 18th century townhouse on the banks of the river Meuse. All rooms either have river or garden views. Great location just 800 metres from the train station. Continental breakfast. English, French and German spoken. Free wifi. Ideal hotel for anyone cycling the Trans-Ardennes bike path.

Bike facilities

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

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Gorges de la Méouge - Serre Des Ormes (Alps/Provence border)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre Des Ormes
05300 Salerans
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 58 04 55 or +33 (0)6 59 27 16 43
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €570 per week, including B&B and evening meals

Open: Cycling season runs from mid-April to mid-October

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Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. 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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Gournay-en-Bray - Hotel Le Saint-Aubin (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

Hotel on Avenue Verte London-Paris route with Accueil Vélo status

550 Chemin Vert,
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €66

Open: All year

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Basic but comfortable hotel just outside Gournay-en-Bray, a popular stop on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. The hotel carries the official 'accueil vélo' label from the French tourist authorities, meaning it has a full range of services available from secure parking and packed lunches through to cyclist-sized breakasts (a full buffet is offered). Staff should also be able to advise about local baggage transfer services. Rooms for solo riders through to sharers (triples and quads), making this a good stop for groups. Free wifi. 24-hour reception for late arrivals. 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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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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