Where to stay: All France

Use our accommodation listings to find a bike-friendly place to stay. You can plan your route by clicking the icons on the map. Narrow or broaden your search by using the brown box (right) or simply browse the listings below.

Gournay-en-Bray – Hotel Le Normandie (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Cheap and friendly hotel on the London-Paris bike route

21 Place Nationale
76220 Gournay-en-Bray
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

Price from: €50

Open: All year

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The Hotel Normandie in Gournay-en-Bray provides a cyclist friendly accueil vélo-rated option about 70km from Dieppe, making it ideal for anyone tackling the London to Paris cycle route, especially as it's located just before the route splits into two. If you're arriving with a few kilometres in your legs, there's a pizzeria just next door. The hotel staff speak English and French. 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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Gournay-Loize - La Grange de Gournay

Cyclist-run B&B inland from La Rochelle and keen to welcome more riders

2 Chemin de la Baraquette la Croix
79110 Gournay-Loize
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €55 a night per room

Open: All year

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Super new bike-friendly B&B run by Lynda and her bike-mad, ex-chef husband, Walter. Whether you're looking for somewhere to train, or simply somewhere in the countryside to enjoy on a gentle holiday ride, then Lynda and Walter are keen to welcome you. The area around Gournay-Loize boasts a varied landscape that's great for all types of cyclist. It's also just 100km east of La Rochelle, making it an ideal stop for tourers coming inland from the Atlantic Coast. Great for families or groups, with space for 12 cyclists at any one time (if your group is larger, Lynda and Walter can help arrange additional accommodation at nearby B&Bs). Four bikes available for guest use. Swimming pool, badminton, darts, petanque, plus children's playground over the road. Walter has put together local routes from 40-120km (though Lynda says this has just been an excuse for him to get out on his bike as much as possible...) They hope to see you soon!
 

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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Goutrens - Le Bouleau

Passionately run B&B on an organic Goutrens farm

Les Hemps
12390 Goutrens
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €65 per room B&B

Open: April-October

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Bike-mad Steve and Lisa have worked tirelessly to create Le Bouleau since moving to the region in 2009 from South Africa. They offer B&B rooms with a wonderful locally sourced breakfast and evening meal options. Steve is a very keen cyclist who can advise on local routes, including those to one of the many surrounding 'plus beaux villages' and the beautiful Aveyron river valley area. Lisa is passionate about cooking and runs courses from the kitchen, as well as arranging visits to local markets, restaurants and vineyards. Free wifi. English and French spoken. And if that isn't enough, there's a certified organic farm alongside the property growing vegetables and saffron.

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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Grenade-sur-Garonne - Villa Léopoldine

Lovely base that's worth a short detour from the Canal de Garonne

29 rue Gambetta
31330 Grenade-sur-Garonne
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Midway between Montauban and Toulouse and a small detour from the Canal de Garonne towpath is Villa Léopoldine. It makes for an interesting stopover. Previously it was a large family townhouse and has now been converted into a contemporary hotel with large rooms complete with sofa and marble en-suite. A continental breakfast is served each morning, which you can enjoy outside when the sun is out, which is a lot in this area.

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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Grenoble - Adagio Access Aparthotel

Hotel with self-catering apartments close to the Grenoble city centre

41 rue Maurice Dodéro
38100 Grenoble
Isère, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €65

Open: Year-round

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Self-catering studio and apartment rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave, stove and fridge. Buffet breakfast also available for a surcharge. Free wifi. Management advises us that they have room for two bikes in a special storage area, plus clean bikes can be stored overnight in the apartments. Advice also available at reception on bike hire and local routes.

Bike facilities

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

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Grenoble - Ibis Grenoble Université

Budget accommodation east of Grenoble city centre

Rue de la Condamine
ZI de Mayencin
38610 Gières
Isère, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €44

Open: All year

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Budget accommodation on the eastern outskirts of Grenoble near the university. Free wifi. Restaurant and bar. 81 rooms. Bikes can be locked in bedrooms overnight. The official website has a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Grenoble - Ibis Styles Grenoble Centre Gare

Modern city centre hotel in Grenoble

25 Avenue Felix Viallet
38000 Grenoble
Isère, Rhone-Alps

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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Centrally located hotel in the Grenoble city centre, and close to the train station. 54 air-conditioned rooms. Free, unlimited wifi. On site bar. There is a private car park available for bike storage (bring your own lock), or bikes can be locked in rooms. Rates are for bed and breakfast. 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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Grospierre - Le Rouret Holiday Village

Apartments and houses in the Ardèche countryside

Le Domaine du Rouret
07120 Grospierre
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €133

Open: Year-round

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Le Rouret Holiday Village is situated in the Rhone-Alps, within reach of both Cévennes and Provence. The village is spread across 197 acres, with the Ardèche gorges within cycling distance, along with prehistoric caves and the UNESCO-listed listed Vallon Pont d'Arc. Accommodation includes studio apartments for two people through to houses sleeping up to 8 people.

Bike facilities

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

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Guenrouet - Chambre d'Hotes Exçarêve (EuroVelo 1)

Ecologically friendly B&B on the Nantes-Brest Canal

25 Le Cougou
44530 Guenrouet
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €48

Open: All year

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Rustic and eco-friendly, this is a budget option just outside of Guenrouet near the Nantes-Brest Canal. Set on more than 5000 square metres of gardens and woodland, it's a little countryside retreat where the Canal runs concurrently with the EuroVelo 1 La Vélodyssée bike route. Family friendly (there are chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats to pat and feed). Organic breakfasts. All water is filtered and solar-heated. Restaurant nearby. Packed lunches can be made for your pannier on request.

Bike facilities

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

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Hérault - Ceps Cottage (Roquebrun)

Cyclist-owned cottage and B&B in quaint hamlet

Rue de Rougerasse
Hameau de Ceps
34460 Roquebrun
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 75 24 45
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €435 per week self-catered; €60 per night B&B or €45 per night bed only (B&B not available July and August)

Open: All year

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Owned by a keen mountain biker, Ceps Cottage is a cosy stone building situated in a small, quiet hamlet in the French countryside. With two bedrooms, the gite can sleep 4. It's available self-catered year-round or on a B&B basis outside of the peak summer months. MTB and road cycling routes from your doorstep, as well as optional massages for an extra special treat. Enjoy your meals on the terrace, where there's a BBQ to help fully enjoy the outdoor life. Optional 'heat and serve' homecooked meals for when you don't feel like cooking, plus BBQ packs and picnic packs. Private chef service available on request for those special occasions.

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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Hérault - Le Guet (Roquebrun)

Village house for 4 with terrace overlooking the river

Rue de Barry
34460 Roquebrun
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 75 24 45
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €420 per week

Open: All year

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This typical French village house is in a great central location in Roquebrun and has a wonderful terrace from which you can eat or relax while overlooking the river Orb. This is a great base for exploring local bike routes, for canoeing or splashing around at the water's edge. The house itself has an open-plan living area with gorgeous original patterned floor tiles and wood burning stove for chilly nights and to warm your toes after winter rides. There is room for four people in 1 double and 1 twin room (and two bathrooms) reached by a traditional, twisting Languedoc spiral staircase. Optional 'heat and serve' meals, plus BBQ packs and picnic packs for fuss-free cooking. Free welcome pack for weekly bookings.

Bike facilities

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

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Hérault - Les Tiers Deux (Roquebrun)

Old winery apartment with incredible views over the river Orb

Avenue du Roc de l'Estang
34460 Roquebrun
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 75 24 45
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €500

Open: All year

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Les Tiers Deux is a large and spacious 3 bedroom family apartment that sleeps upto 8 people. It's got great views over the river Orb and offers a super base for exploring the local village and surrounding bike routes. It's been tastefully decorated with modern touched, a well equipped kitchen, and dining room with large dining table. There's even a games room with pool table and bed/settee if you need it. Enjoy your breakfast or evening meal out on the terrace or bimble down the lane to the river and its sandy beach for a BBQ or a dip after a local ride. Optional 'heat and serve' meals, BBQ packs and picnic packs to help take the hassle out of cooking. Private chef on request.

Bike facilities

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

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Hérault - Maison Farine 'Le Cave' (Roquebrun)

Stylish loft apartment for 4 people near the River Orb

76 Rue des Orangiers
34460 Roquebrun
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 75 24 45
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €350 per week, shorter stay with a minimum of 3 nights from €180

Open: All year

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This unique space in a recently renovated stone house used to be a wine cuvee but is now a stylish and quirky apartment with two en-suite double bedrooms. The apartment is owned by cyclists and ideal for couples or a small family who would like to be near the lively centre of Roquebrun without being in the old town itself. You have a private terrace as well as access to the a shared pool, and a fully equipped kitchen in an atmospheric building. There's also optional 'heat and serve' homecooked meals, and BBQ packs and picnic packs ready in case you don't feel like cooking. Local bike routes to explore from the door, including tranquil river routes.

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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Herault – B&B Villa Fontilha

Bike-friendly village B&B midway between Beziers and Montpellier

6 Plan de la Ville
34230 Usclas d'Hérault
Hérault, Languedoc-Rousillon

Price from: €52 per night or from €350 per week

Open: All year

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Yulia is keen to welcome more cyclists to Villa Fontilha, a character-filled B&B set in a large medieval stone village house. There are 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin, together with an exotic Moroccan-style bathroom. There is also a tranquil, landscaped terrace for breakfasts. 

Villa Fontilha is located in the heart of a typical southern French village on the banks of the Hérault River in Languedoc. Some of the south of France's most picturesque cycling can be found from the doorstep. 

The B&B is just 20km from the Mediterranean, while the Canal du Midi at Beziers is also within reach. Day bike rides from here take in history and beautiful vistas, ancient French stone villages, castles and abbeys, water mills and churches. 

Bike facilities

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

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Herly - La Maison 19 (near Calais)

Perfect base 55km south of Calais and ideal for exploring the region

19, Rue de Fruges
62650 Herly
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Hauts-de-France)
Phone: +44 (0)7919 926145
Email: [email protected]look.com

Price from: £61 per room per night B&B; £840 per week for self-catering (mention Freewheeling France when you get in touch as these rates may be cheaper than advertised elsewhere)

Open: April to end of October

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Within easy reach of the ferry port at Calais, Herly offers an ideal spot for an overnight stay, a weekend base or a longer cycling holiday. Nestled in the heart of 'The Seven Valleys', this is a charming area and remains remarkably unspoiled. There's lots to do here on two wheels, from riding the Opal Coast to exploring villages or historic battlefields – including those of Agincourt and WW1. Janet's "19" guesthouse offers both self-catering and B&B accommodation options, with four en suite rooms sleeping up to 12 people, plus a large lounge area, kitchen, laundry, outside decking area and garden. It's ideal for solo riders as well as families and cycling clubs. Evening meals can be provided if you're arriving late or don't fancy going back out. There are lockable facilities for your bikes and free wifi for all guests. 
*** 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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Honfleur – Les Coquillettes

Friendly B&B and self-catering option recommended to us by cyclists

505 Côte d'Equemauville
14600 Honfleur
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €60 per room per night B&B; self-catering gite for 2-4 people from €330 per week or from €140 for a weekends

Open: All year

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Small and friendly B&B recommended to us by one of our contributors, Hilde, who used the B&B on a cycling trip from Caen to Honfleur. Just 1km from the town centre, it's a typically French affair, offering basic but comfortable accommodation and a versatile mix of double and family rooms (all rooms have private bathrooms). There is also a small self-catering gite for up to 4 people. Good locations en route to key towns and cities in Normandy: Deauville is 15km away, while the ferry at Le Havre is a 25km bike ride from the door. Free wifi. BBQ, garden, terrace.

Bike facilities

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

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Île d'Oléron - Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint Trojan

Family friendly hotel on the beach on beautiful Oléron

Plage de Gatseau
17370 Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Île d'Oléron
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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Île d'Oléron really is an idyllic place for a cycling holiday. And the Novotel Thalassa Oléron Saint Trojan is a wonderful base. It's located on the beach, and the rooms have either a forest view or a sea view. Whether you're popping across to the island from the mainland for a night or whether you're staying longer to explore the island, this is a relaxing place to be. It's fully self contained with on site restaurant and bar, plus a spa, sauna and fitness centre. It has indoor and outdoor pools, plus its own fleet of bikes for rent (mountain bikes, hybrids and tandems) if you're not bringing your own wheels. Twins, triples and family rooms. It has an excellent family friendly reputaton and even has a kids' club. 24-hour reception. 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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Ile de Ré - Hotel La Marée

Cycle-friendly hotel-restaurant on Ile de Ré

321 avenue Albert Sarrault
Rivedoux-Plage
17940 Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

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Three-star cycle-friendly hotel located within easy reach of the La Rochelle-Ile de Ré bridge. Restaurant onsite and free wifi. The hotel is part of the Logis hotel network and complies with its cycling standards policy. Staff can help with route advice and maps. There is a bike hire outlet 200m away and a cycle route starting just 50m down the road.

Bike facilities

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

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Ile-de-Re - Hôtel La Jetée (Saint-Martin-de-Ré)

Excellent harbour hotel with its own fleet of bicycles

23 Quai Georges Clemenceau
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Ile-de-Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €99

Open: All year

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We stayed at the excellent Hôtel La Jetée in Saint-Martin-de-Ré and would happily stay here again on our next visit to the Ile-de-Ré. It's a 3-star harbour hotel with its own fleet of hire bikes and a dedicated underground car park area for secure bike storage. Our room was spick and span, and stylishly decorated. The beds were comfortable, there was a kettle and tea and coffee, plus a bar fridge. The Italian walk-in shower was wonderful. Breakfast was a smorgasbord of yoghurts, cereals, fruits, breads, coffees, teas, meats and smoked salmon. Doubles as well as larger rooms with a sofa bed for groups and children (plus a children's play corner in the breakfast/bar area). Super-friendly staff (English- and French-speaking). Close to restaurants and bars. An excellent base for exploring the island. ** 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
  • Wifi

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l'Alpe d'Huez - Alpe d'Huez Bike Hotel

Specialist biking hotel with everything you need to ride Alpe d'Huez

Rue du Siou Coulet
38750 Alpe d'Huez
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 79 10 41 89
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €82 per twin room B&B

Open: June 6-August 31

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This is a specialist cycling hotel with super views out over the valley. In the heart of such a cycling hotspot, the hotel prides itself on being an affordable summer biking base for cyclists. The hotel is perfectly set up for cyclists riding Alpe d'Huez and neighbouring cols, with its own bike cleaning station, onsite tools and rack, plus training equipment. It also has discount deals with local bike shops and can help with bike hire. Mountain bikers should ask about the discounted ski lift passes for accessing higher offroad routes. Special menu for cyclists (plus pasta packs and unlimited coffee). Loads of local route advice, plus free wifi. Sauna and jacuzzi for post-ride muscles. 

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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l'Alpe d'Huez - Chalet La Maitreya

B&B with half-board option nestled at the bottom on the famous 21 bends

Hameau le Perrier
38114 Vaujany
Isere, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 70 62 32 76
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €89 per room including breakfast; groups should ask about sole occupancy prices

Open: All year except November and the first week of May

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La Maitreya is a 8-bedroom B&B and self-catered chalet with a sun-blessed terrace, hot tub and sauna facilities. Add in bike storage and the delicious, healthy food on offer (3-couse evening meals are available on request), and it's ideal for anyone looking to conquer the famous 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez. James and Whitney can cater for individual riders and couples on a B&B basis, or groups of up to 20 who are interested in booking the whole chalet, making this a flexible and affordable option for everyone. They can also arrange massages, bike rental, help with route planning, or cater for any other special requests you might have. Alpe d’Huez is on the doorstep, with the Glandon, Galibier, Lautaret, Croix de Fer and many more all within reach from here. For mountain bikers the Grand Domain Alpe d’Huez lift system runs throughout summer for downhill and cross country trails. French, English, Dutch and German 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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l'Alpe d'Huez – Le Château d’Oz

Conquer Alpe d-Huez, Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer

Le Village
38114 Oz en Oisans
Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 36 58
Email: [email protected]

Price from: Self-catering from €90/apartment/night; B&B €105€ for 2 people; Half-board €155 for 2 people. Book directly for best prices.

Open: Mid-May to end of September for cycling; open mid-December to the end of April for skiing

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The mythical 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez are just around the corner from Le Château d’Oz. The Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer are just up the road with their dramatic landscapes and lung-busting gradients. The Oisans has more than 30 routes, including famous stages from the Tour de France. All routes start from the door. Transport is available in the chalet's minibus by arrangement. Free wifi. Secured garage for bikes and maintenance/washdown area. Accommodation is flexible, offering both self-catered and catered options, with the latter including hot and Continental breakfasts, three-course evening meals and post-cycling pasta.

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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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Grand Hotel Henri

Elegant chateaux hotel with funky wallpaper

1, Cours René Char
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €109

Open: All year

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With its grand entrance, marble staircase and restaurant terrace (complete with the sound of trickling water from the stone fountain), this is a great base for cycling in Provence. The restaurant serves classic provencal-style cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs, making Hôtel Henri perfect for either a one-night treat or a longer holiday. For cyclists, the hotel has its own fleet of bikes from which to enjoy local rides, including the Luberon national park. Also great for winter riding with an old fireplace to snuggle up to on your return, and a club-style tea-room/bar. 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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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Mas De Cure Bourse

Quiet but elegant local hotel surrounded by bikes routes

120 Chemin de la Serre
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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This hotel is situated about 12km from the waterside town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is home to lots of restaurants, cafes and antique shops. Surrounded by acres of grass and old trees there is a terrasse from which to enjoy the good local Provencal food from the onsite restaurant. There are lots of quiet rides to be enjoyed around here – see our suggested routes here (you can download the GPX files as well). Free wifi is available, and both French and English are spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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La Chapelle Hermier - Le Pin Parasol

Cabins and on-site tents with good access to Lake Jaunay cycle paths

Châteaulong
85220 La Chapelle Hermier
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

Price from: £21

Open: May 4 - September 8

First-class parc near woodlands and Lake Jaunay, with good access to dedicated cycle paths around the lake. Other activities incude tennis, kayaking and fishing. Family-friendly with kids' pool area. Bar, take-away and pizzeria on site.

Click below for information on mobile homes/cabins and onsite tents that sleep up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent or campervan.

Bike facilities

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

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La Chartre-sur-le-Loir - Hotel de France

Art Deco style hotel on La Sarthe à Vélo bike route

20 Place De La République
72340 La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €78

Open: All year

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Bike-friendly hotel that's well-used to welcoming cyclists (and motorcyclists as well as fans of the Le Mans 24-hour car race). You could say it ticks all the sporting boxes. There are 22 rooms which fall into 'standard and 'deluxe' categories, so something for all budgets. There is also an onsite bar and restaurant/brasserie, which Jacqui and Adrian ate at when they cycled La Sarthe à Vélo for us. (They say they ate like kings). Terrace, swimming pool plus gardens that back on to the river Loir. The hotel has been independently owned for more than a century, and previous guests have included French presidents, members of the Kennedy family, racing legend Stirling Moss and none other than Hollywood star Steve McQueen. 

Bike facilities

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

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La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

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Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes (see their cycling page). The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

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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La Rivière Thibouville – Le Soloro (Brionne)

Friendly hotel set in orchard and gardens with onsite restaurant

1 Chaussée Du Roy
Fontaine-la-Soret
27550 La Rivière Thibouville
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: Check online

Open: All year

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Le Soloro was recommended to us by Hilde, who stayed there in 2014 on her Caen-Honfleur bike ride. The hotel is a few kilometres south of Brionne, in the village of La Riviere Thibouville. The hotel, Hilde said, had seen better days: "The gardens were overgrown and from the outside it looked rundown," she says, "but la patronne was very friendly, our room was lovely and we ate at the hotel that evening. It was reasonably priced and a good place to stop." Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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La Roche-Sur-Yon - Kyriad

3-star hotel well-situated for cycling in the Vendée

Boulevard Arago
85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €49

Open: Year-round

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Clean and efficient hotel with good access to Atlantic Coast and Vendée bike routes. Free wifi. Tea and coffee-making facilities and biscuits in each room. Night porter for late arrivals. Restaurant and lounge facilities. Family friendly with a playground on site. Cyclists report that bikes can be safely stored overnight in the hotel's locked conference room. Groups welcome.

Bike facilities

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

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La Rochelle - Best Western Masqhotel

Bike-friendly hotel on La Vélodyssée EuroVelo 1 and La Velo Francette

17 rue de l'Ouvrage à Cornes
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 41 83 83
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Super bike-friendly hotel in the middle of lovely La Rochelle, gateway to Île de Ré, and on the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 La Vélodyssée route, as well as La Velo Francette from La Rochelle to Caen. The Best Western Masqhotel is a member of the Accueil Vélo 'cyclists welcome' tourist initiative. Its bike services are too many to mention here, but they include: a hotel 'bike book' of rides and route suggestions; a 'cyclists' welcome tray' with mineral water, biscuits, tea and coffee; luggage transfer service; hotel bikes for guest use (with advance notice); lunch baskets; and cleaning kits. You can read the hotel's official bike policy on its website. It also meets official French standards for eco hotels. 24-hour room service. Generous buffet breakfasts plus onsite bar/lounge. Free wifi throughout the hotel as well as internet stations for guest use. Hotel manager, Christine, and her staff are bilingual and keen to welcome more English-speaking cyclists to the hotel. 
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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La Rochelle - Kyriad La Rochelle Centre

3-star hotel within easy reach of Ile de Ré

51 rue de Perigny
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €71

Open: Year-round

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Centrally located hotel in La Rochelle, within easy reach of the bridge to Ile de Ré and to other cyclng routes in Charente-Maritime. Handy for cyclists riding Atlantic Coast routes. Free wifi and a secure, private car park (although cyclists also report bikes can be stored in a locked, dry boiler room at the back of the hotel). The hotel has 45 rooms (doubles, triples and quadruples), which makes it convenient for groups.

Bike facilities

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

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La Rochelle - Vue sur Cour B&B

Elegant and welcoming family-run B&B oasis in La Rochelle

10 rue Leonce Vieljeux, 17000 La Rochelle, France
17000 La Rochelle
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Price from: €120

Open: All year

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This was a real treat at the start of our La Velo Francette ride. Located right in the heart of La Rochelle's Old Port area, it's run by Marika, against whose stash of house bikes in her secure forecourt we parked our own. Marika is super-friendly and her B&B is full or atmosphere and original flair. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated, art combining tastefully with furnishings and antiques. There's also a lovely little courtyard garden. Breakfast saw the arrival of fresh criossants with freshly made jams and fruits. Doubles, triples and family rooms available (5 rooms in total, all with their own en suites). This really is a lovely place to stay.

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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La Tranche-sur-Mer - Camping Bel

Cabins and on-site tents 500m from the beach in Vendée

4, rue du Bottereau
85360 La Tranche-sur-Mer
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

Price from: £32

Open: May 26 - October 3

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Cool off after your ride at La Tranche is the longest south-facing beach in the Vendée. Mobile homes and on-site tents suited to solo cyclists, families and groups alike. Active supporters of cycling, with cycle tours of the surrounding region are offered onsite.

Click below to find out more about self-catering mobile homes and fixed tents, or click here if you have your own tent or campervan.

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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La Velo Francette - Hotel De Paris (Laval)

Mayenne river hotel handy for towpath access

22 rue de la Paix
53000 Laval
Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €62

Open: All year

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This place may not live up to its illustrious Monopoly address (Rue de la Paix is Mayfair on the French version), but it's still a handy base for anyone passing through Laval on La Velo Francette. It's right in the centre of town, close to the river towpath, it has a garage for bike parking and offers a good spread for breakfast (see picture). Family friendly with cots and adjoining rooms available to provide extra beds and space. Good hotel for sharers as there is a range of room combinations – doubles, triples and quads. In-room tea and coffee-making. French and English spoken. Free wifi. Disabled access facilities. 

Bike facilities

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

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La Velo Francette - L'Ancien Pressoir

Cozy B&B in the heart of wonderful Suisse-Normandie

Le Bourg
(D239 Les Isles Bardel)
61210 Ménil-Hermei
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 39 49 77 or +33 (0)6 78 59 83 68
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €70 per night (2 people)

Open: All year

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Just a 10km (mostly) river ride from the La Velo Francette route at Pont-d'Ouilly, Ann's B&B is a lovely stop in one of the most beautiful (and lesser discovered) corners of Normandy. This area was a big favourite of mine when we rode the Francette and it's an area I'd love to go back to. Suisse-Normandie is a beautiful region of rolling hills and river routes for road riders (with easy access to the ferry port at Caen for cross-Channel riders or to Paris in nearby Domfront, where La Veloscenie passes), but there are also some 800km of mountain bike tracks here, making it one of France's MTB hotspots for fun off-road trails without the sharp peaks of the Pyrenees or Alps. Ann is one of those wonderfully bilingual people (French, English, German and Dutch), and she offers a cozy B&B welcome in her 200-year-old village house. Free wifi. What are you waiting for?

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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La Vélo Francette – La Maison 1833

Stylish and friendly family run B&B south of Domfront

Lieu-Dit La Fosse Roger
61700 Saint-Brice
Orne, Normandy

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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We stayed at Maison 1833 when we cycled La Vélo Francette. At the time it had just opened and its potential was clear. It's run by Katherine and Christophe, a well-travelled French couple who have opted for a quieter life after years of international travel and living. The B&B is a short detour from the actual Francette route but it's worth the ride if you're after a spot of homely luxury on your cycling holiday. There are only two rooms, making this is a 'proper' B&B experience (you'll leave half-believing you've known Katherine and Christophe for much longer than the length of your stay). Katherine is a wonderful cook – say 'yes' to her offer of table d'hôtes for a lavish feast to fuel you for a week (though save room for the exceptional breakfast she'll serve up the next day). Free wifi. Katherine and Christophe will also go out of their way to help you plan the next stage of your journey if you need some local advice or support. French and English spoken.   

Bike facilities

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

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Lacanau - Holiday Village

Apartments and houses in a wooded area close to the beach in Gironde

Domaine du Golf
33680 Lacanau
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €125 per night

Open: Year-round

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Set in a wooded area, these apartments and houses cater for couples through to groups of 8 people, and come in two differnt levels of comfort – 'select' and 'VIP'. The Atlantic Coast at Lacanau beach is just 2km away and can be reached by bike path. The lake is also within easy reach, just 4km away. Cycling paths in this area are through woodlands and generally well-shaded, making for cool summer cycling.

Bike facilities

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

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Lacanau - Vitalparc

Peaceful apartments and rooms set among the pine forest

Route Du Baganais
33680 Lacanau Ocean
Gironde

Price from: €60

Open: Year round

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Apartments and studio rooms set among the pine forest on the edge of the town of Lacanau Ocean. Outdoor pool. Onsite spa with indoor pool, hot tub and hammam. Wifi. Bike rental onsite. Restaurant and bar. Accommodation ranges from single rooms up to villas that can house 9 people. Short stays possible.

Bike facilities

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

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Laguiole - Hotel Le Relais de Laguiole

Hotel in the far northern Midi-Pyrénées close to the St James' Way

Espace les Cayres
12210 Laguiole
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €110

Open: May to October

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A comfortable hotel with fully-equipped rooms including free wifi. Option to book your own private balcony or a lounge or family room. Visitors can relax at the spa by the heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna after a day on the bike. The restaurant serves local Aubrac cuisine. A garage is available for storage and the staff can provide local road knowledge, while the St James' Way (Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle) is just 15km away. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Langon - Hotel Tilleuls Medieval

Mid-range hotel with self-catering in Saint Macaire

16 Allée des Tilleuls
33490 Saint Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Hotel Tilleuls Medieval has an enviable location being set in a medieval town close to the River Garonne and surrounded by some of the world's most famous vineyards. The hotel itself is a 16th century building with its own shady terrace and a choice of rooms or self-catering options, with an onsite restaurant with local cuisine and fresh breakfasts. The hotel is well used to hosting cyclists and has both hire and secure parking facilities. This location is just a great base for cycling with quiet rolling hills – it's not far from my patch, either, so drop me a line if you're staying there to organise a ride!

Bike facilities

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

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Larmor-Plage – Hotel Les Rives du Ter

A 4-star hotel with lake views near to the beach resort of Larmor-Plage

15 Boulevard Jean Monnet
56260 Larmor-plage
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €118

Open: All year

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With water to both the south and east this hotel has a great location for combining a cycling trip with a beach holiday. The hotel itself is rated at four stars and allows clean bikes to be stored in rooms and there is also a private garage. Free wi-fi. Nearby attractions include the sandy beaches of Larmor-Plage, the harbour of Lorient and the protected ocean area of Kerguelen, with many differing types of natural habitats including coves, marshes, dunes and grasslands. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Bugue - St Avit Loisirs

Campsite with on-site tents and self-catering cabins in the Dordogne

Saint-Avit-de-Vialard
24260 Le Bugue
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: £20

Open: March 23-September 14

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One of the best campgrounds in France, St Avit Loisirs holds 5 'red tents' from Michelin, and boasts not one, not two but SIX pools to choose from after a day out on the bike. There are also free 'learn-to-ride' lessons for kids aged 3-6. Click below for information on on-site tents and cabins sleeping up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent, caravan or campervan.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Cheylard – Hotel des Voyageurs

Friendly hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Ardeche region

2 rue du Temple
07160 Le Cheylard
Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Hotel/restaurant near the Dorne river and just 1km from the L’Eyrieux River at Le Cheylard. This is a good base for riding in the Ardeche area of the Rhone-Alps. There are seven rooms, plus a posher suite with a jacuzzi. There are also two rooms for people with reduced mobility (this is a great as we've had a number of cyclists with disabilities get in touch over the last year or so and they say they struggle to find accessible rooms in France – and especially in and around the Alps). There's also a family room with a bunk bed. There's a secure bike garage 50m from the hotel and free wifi. The owners here offer a personal service, with guests often invited for a drink in the bar. The restaurant serves local cuisine (and local wine) and you can eat on the terrace when the sun's out. Free wifi. We stayed here when we were cycling the Ardéchoise sportive and the Dolce Viaread our review here.

  

Bike facilities

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

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Le Havre - Mercure Centre Bassin du Commerce

Reliable 4-star hotel close to the ferry port and UNESCO-listed city centre

Chaussée Georges Pompidou
76600 Le Havre
Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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In the city centre and close to the ferry port, the 4-sta r Centre Bassin du Commerce hotel has a restaurant onsite serving local cuisine, plus there's a bar. Family rooms available for groups and sharers. Good base for exploring the beaches of Normandy. No dedicated bike parking but staff will happily store one or two bikes in an office or spare room for you. The official website listed here has a best-price guarantee. French, Spanish, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Lude - Domaine de la Courbe

Riverside hotel that's a popular stopping point for cyclists

Route de Luché
72800 Le Lude
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €139

Open: All year

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Domaine de la Courbe is a popular riverside stop for cyclists riding the south portion of the Sarthe à Vélo bike network around the Vallée du Loir: a voie verte greenway route goes directly from Le Lude westwards to La Flèche, while to the east there's a (mostly) riverside shared route head towards Chateau-du-Loir. The hotel carries the accueil velo label, so it's well used to welcoming riders. This really is an idyllic location, with hotel set among the trees. It's a little pricier than your standard hotel, but the pool, spa and onsite restaurant may all combine to make it a little bit hard to leave once you do park up here. 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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Le Mans - Hotel Le Charleston

City centre hotel close to train station and all major sights

18-20 Rue Gastelier
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €56

Open: All year

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Convenient city centre hotel with massive, secure bike parking underground. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Bike-friendly (the hotel has Accueil Velo status and also has its own fleet of hire bikes). Free wifi (though coverage was patchy when we were there). Great showers. Onsite restaurant for evening meals. Super cyclists' breakfasts. No air-con but fans in every room. Courtyard garden. Within walking distance of all major attractions; short bike ride from the train station. French and English spoken.
We stayed here before the Le Mans 24-Hour Cyclosportive – read our full 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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Le Mans - Les Cabanes de Do

Quirky B&B cabins in the heart of Le Mans

2bis rue de Saint Pavace
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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These are fun! Les Cabanes de Do are located in the heart of Le Mans near the river Sarthe. They offer a unique twist on the B&B concept. Each cabin has its own terrace, plus all the usual mod-cons (kettle, TV, little fridge and a fan). Each has an en suite bathroom with shower. Breakfast is delivered daily to your door in a basket. All cabins are doubles or twins. They are accueil velo accredited, so bikes are a common sight here. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 
We've stayed here - read our reivew.

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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Le Mans - Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès

Ultra budget option close to the city centre

40 rue du Vert Galant
72000 Le Mans
Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Price from: €29

Open: All year

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Make no mistake: this is an budget option. I paid €39 for a room, though this can be as cheap as €29 depending on the night of the week and the season. And you get what you pay for: a bed, a bedside table, a clean but dated shower / toilet room. But, quite frankly, that was all I needed. I'd just ridden the Le Mans 24-hour Sportive and this was perfect. All I wanted to do was sleep and this fitted the bill perfectly. The lady on reception didn't look twice when, smelling and not having slept or showered in almost 36 hours, I wheeled my bike into reception. Fully laden with panniers and a tent that I was consciously refusing to use again that night, the bike fitted nicely in the elevator and I took it up to my room and parked it against the wall. I then collapsed for 12 hours of slumber in my super basic 6th floor room. For €39, it was something akin to heaven. Breakfast not included.
You can read my full review here.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Monestier - The Old School B&B

Villlage setting for this cosy B&B

Le Bourg
63890 Le Monestier
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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The Old School B&B is set in a modernised stone building with lovely views over the village of Le Monestier. They have free bikes for guests to use and gardens/terrace for relaxing in after a ride. Each of the rooms has a coffee machine and en-suite bathrooms. Both continental and vegetarian breakfasts are available.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Mont-Dore - Les Camélias

Apartments and B&B by cyclists for cyclists in Auvergne volcano region

6 avenue de Clermont
63240 Le Mont-Dore
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne
Phone: +33 (0)4 73 65 04 67
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50-€75 per apartment per night / €300-€475 per apartment per week (minimum 2-night stay)

Open: All year (cycling season runs mid-May to the end of September)

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Les Camélias has 6 self-contained apartments of various sizes and layouts, each sleeping between 3 and 5. The apartments are owned and run by cyclists for cyclists. Located in the middle of the Auvergne volcano region, they are at the foot of the Col de la Croix-Morand, the Col de Guéry, the Col de Croix Saint Robert, and well-placed for the the climb to La Stèle. A wide variety of routes are available from Les Camélias on paper or downloadable as GPS track (a GPS can be rented). After a day of cycling you can relax in the garden and enjoy its stunning views. Les Camélias features a place to hose down mountain bikes, secure and spacious bike storage, workshop/maintenance area. There is a free laundry service for cycling cloths. Bike hire can be arranged by Vélo Plus, just 6km down the road. Apartments available on self-catering or B&B basis.

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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