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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

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Just a 10km (mostly) river ride from the La Velo Francette route at Pont-d'Ouilly, this B&B is a lovely stop in one of the most beautiful (and lesser discovered) corners of Normandy. 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. The owner speaks French, English, German and Dutch and we are told she offers a cozy B&B welcome in her 200-year-old village house. Free wifi.

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

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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

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

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.   

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

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Lac d'Annecy - Camping Le Taillefer

Lakeside camping within view of the Alps

1530, Route de Chaparon
74210 Doussard, Lac d'Annecy
Haut-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €16.50 for 2 people

Open: May to September

With a wonderful setting close to the beautiful Lac d'Annecy and surrounded by the mountains of the Bauges national park, this site provides all that is required for either a relaxing holiday or something more adventurous. The lac has numerous walking trails and there is a dedicated cycle patch alongside the water, as well as watersprorts and even a beach. It would also offer a superb base should a Tour de France or Dauphine stage be hosted nearby. All standard facilities are provided along with snack-bar and sale of fresh bread.

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

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Lac d'Annecy - Hotel du Lac

Comfortable hotel in a great lakeside spot near Annecy

40 Rue André Theuriet
74290 Talloires-Montmin
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel du Lac in Annecy was recommended to us by readers who stayed there while cycling. It is in a stunning location nestled between the lake and the mountains. You can rest the legs in the pool or plan your route in the shady garden and, this being Lac d'Annecy, there is plenty to do, including golf at a course a short walk from the hotel. There is a lockable garage for your bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €125 per night

Open: Year-round

Set in a wooded area, these apartments and houses cater for couples through to groups of 8 people, and come in two different 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.

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  • 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

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Price from: €60

Open: Year round

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.

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

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Lagorce - Domaine de Sévenier (Ardeche)

Luxury chalet accommodation for a special fixed base cycling holiday

Quartier Sévenier
07150 Lagorce
Ardèche, Rhône Alpes

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Price from: Prices vary for chalets, depending on the season

Open: March 13-November 15

Billed as "5-star camping", Domaine de Sévenier is set on an old winery and offers amazing self-catered cabin accommodation in beautiful surrounds. There are no tent pitches. Gym, sauna and other luxury add-ons complement restaurant, bar and shop facilities.  4km from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and 800m from Lagorce. Pool + children's pool. Minigolf. Bike routes from the gate.

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €110

Open: May to October

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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Lairoux - Le Vieux Café Holiday Cottage

Self-catering cottage for 6-8 people near (flat!) 2018 TDF stages

3 rue de la Motte
85400 Lairoux
Vendée, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 28 43 98
Email: admin@maisonlairoux.com

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Price from: €460 per week or from £255 for 3 nights

Open: All year

Le Vieux Café is on the edge of a wetland valley, with panoramic views across open countryside. There are more than 1100km of routes in this region – many of them accessible from the gate. Lairoux is just over 20km from the beaches of La Tranche-sur-Mer and the Atlantic Coast bike route. The local roads are in good condition – and the cyclist-owners Annette and Jason know them well. Retrace the 2018 Tour de France Grand Depart stages through the Vendee, including from the Île de Noirmoutier, or raid Jason's map collection to ride the picturesque backroads further inland. After a day of cycling, return to Le Vieux Café for a refreshing swim in the heated pool, relax on the terrace with a glass of local wine or enjoy a BBQ in the sun. There are 'house' bikes and helmets for guest use, bring your own, or have bikes delivered by a local hire firm. Le Vieux Café is a self-catering cottage but Annette and Jason can get some supplies in for you if you arrive without a car. The cottage sleeps 6-8 people in 3 bedrooms. Dry, enclosed storage room for bikes – with a bike rack and tools. English and French spoken. English and French spoken. You can find out more about cycling in the Vendee herehere and here. See also Le Vieux Café's sister property L'Ecurie.

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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Landaville - Domaine du Feyel (Neufchateau)

An oasis of calm on the Meuse Valley bike route

102 Rue du Han le Duc
88300 Landaville
Vosges, Lorraine (Grand Est)

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Surrounded by a peaceful park, Domaine du Feyel is a bike-friendly hotel set in a 19th century country house 10km south of the town of Neufchateau, a popular stop on the Meuse cycle route. You can have a breakfast tailored to your needs and order packed lunches too for your rides. Part of the charm here is the green surounds. There is no onsite restaurant but ask about a table at the local bistro. French and English spoken. Velo label through the tourist board.

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

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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Langres - Le Chapitre Guesthouse

Small and elegant B&B on the Meuse River cycle route

1 rue de la Crémaillère
52200 Langres
Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Langres is stunning small town. Everything is walkable and encircled by ramparts dotted with artillery towers and punctured by fortified gates. This small B&B in the centre of Langres is a family-run affair. Régine, Etienne and their dog – a Basset Artésien Normand – greeted us with a wagging tail (the hound) and bottles of cold water. The water was particularly welcome after pedalling – and finally pushing – our loaded bikes up the steep hill between the station and Langres. The following morning we were packed off onto the Meuse Cycle Route with a picnic. 
**Read our full review here**

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €118

Open: All year

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 Barroux - La Ferme des Bélugues (for Ventoux)

A lovely cyclist-run base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

200 Le Chemin de Choudeirolles
84330 Le Barroux
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 50 51 95 65
Email: lafermedesbelugues@gmail.com

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

La Ferme des Bélugues offers both B&B and self-catered accommodation. It's a home from home run by Karen and Spencer, both cyclists. Located just 3km from the start of the the Ventoux climb at Malaucène or 10km from Bedoin, it's the perfect base for an assault on one of the most iconic Tour de France summits. For gentler rides, the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence are within easy reach. Karen and Spencer host independent riders as well as cycle tour companies and pro riders, so it's fair to say they are local cycling experts. They arrived here four years ago and have lovingly renovated the house to ensure it is cycling friendly while also retaining its original charm and character. All the facilities are geared towards cyclists: there's a pool for post-ride cooling off (and perfect for non-cycling partners and friends) and a stunning bike room, while extra services such as bike hire, massages, and yoga can be arranged. In all there are 5 double rooms plus a really well set-up self-catering gite for two people.

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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Le Beny Bocage - La Maison De La Fontaine (EuroVelo 4 Tour du Manche bike route)

Accueil Velo-rated B&B near the fun of the Viaduc de la Souleuvre

Place du Docteur Maugeais
14350 Le Bény-Bocage
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

La Maison de la Fontaine is at Le Beny Bocage, near the EuroVelo 4 Tour de Manche bike route. The B&B is just 3km from the excellent Souleuvre Viaduct at Carville, an outdoor adventure centre with an AJ Hackett bungy jumping site, as well as an zipwire course and family luge. EuroVelo 4 is signposted straight through the viaduc, which is well worth a stop for lunch (restaurant and picnic area onsite). Le Beny Bocage also links to the D-Day Beaches, Bayeux and Mont St Michel on the EV4. La Maison de la Fontaine has 5 rooms, including a family room. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free wifi. Picnics are also available for your panniers (usually featuring a mixed salad, a sandwich, seasonal fruit, a drink and a cereal bar). Gourmet evening meals available – the owners, Christophe and Sandrine, used to work for Lenôtre, the famous French confectioner. Accueil Velo-ratedContinental breakfast available. From Le Beny Bocage you can also cross to join the Velo Francette to the east at Saint-Remy or Thury-Harcourt. 

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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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

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Price from: £20

Open: March 23-September 14

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. On-site tents and cabins sleeping up to 8 people, plus pitches for tents, caravans and campervans.

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

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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

Warm and luxurious stop on the banks of the Dordogne River

212 Route de la Nougarede
24130 Le Fleix, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €140 for a double

Open: Easter to September

There can't be many better places to relax after a day on the bike than on the banks of the Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. This grand B&B oasis is set in a beautiful old manoir house built in 1791. The 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 ride (en route to Bordeaux); in the other direction you'll find the sweet white vines of Monbazillac, the city of Bergerac and, further east, the ancient cobbles of Sarlat. This is a worthy stop on any Dordogne Valley bike route.

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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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

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

In the city centre and close to the ferry port, the 4-star 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. 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

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Price from: €139

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €29

Open: All year

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)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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 Neufbourg - L'Abbaye Hotel

Affordable cycling accommodation 50km from Mont St Michel

8 Avenue de la Gare
50140 Le Neufbourg
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

Good, affordable local accommodation on the the Tour de Manche bike route where it runs concurrent to the EuroVelo 4 through Le Neufbourg in Normandy. Being just 200 metres from the bike route, the hotel sees lots of cyclists. It's just 50km from here to Mont St Michel, making this a good last-night layover before visiting the Mont (or a good first stop en route to Caen or Cherbourg). Inhouse restaurant. Doubles, twins and family rooms. French and English spoken (it's run by an English couple). Free wifi. Kettle in room for teas and coffees.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Pouliguen - Le Domaine de Cramphore

Coastal apartments for up to 6 people in the Loire-Atlantique department

74 boulevard de l'Atlantique
44510 Le Pouliguen
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €180 for 2 nights (varies depending on season)

Open: Year-round

A recently refurbished luxury residence set in the middle of a garden surrounded by 100-year-old pine trees. The residence has a relaxation area and an outdoor pool with solarium to rest your muscles after a day in the saddle. Located 200m from the sea and 400m from the beach, it has apartments catering for between 3 and 6 people.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Puy en Velay - Appart Hôtel de Capucins

Modern rooms and hostel accommodation on the Compoestela

29 Rue des Capucins
43000 Le Puy en Velay
Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €62

Open: All year

Ths old mill house has been given a contemporay makeover and offers lots of choice for anyone travelling along the Santiago de Compoestela route or visiting the town of Le Puy en Velay and its wonderful cathedral. There are standard hotel rooms, apartment-style rooms with kitchenettes as well as hostel-style dormitories for groups or cyclists and walkers on a budget. There's a bar and terrace and each morning a varied buffet breakfast to get you set up for the day ahead. Free wifi. Locked room for bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Puy en Velay – Ibis Centre

Handy stop for Santiago de Compostela and the source of the Loire

1 avenue d'Aiguilhe
43000 Le Puy En Velay
Haute-Loire, Auvergne

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Reliable stopping point if you're following the Loire River from Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay and Le Puy en Valay to Sancerre, or cycling Le Puy en Valay to Conques on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. 24-hour reception, free wifi, on-site bar and restaurant. Many rooms have views of the surrounding mountains. Buffet breakfast available daily. A short ride to the Le Puy-en-Velay train station. Management advises there is a lockable bike store. French, Spanish, English, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Le Touquet - Residence Les Jardins de la Cote d'Opale

Apartments on the edge of a forest a 1.5km ride from the beach

Boulevard de la Canche
62520 Le Touquet-Paris Plage
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €420 per week

Open: Year-round

Apartments catering for up to 7 people and set in a quiet residence on the edge of a forest and within reach of Calais. The seaside resort of Le Touquet, on the beautiful Opal Coast, is a 1.5km bike ride away. less than an hour from Calais. Facilities include bike hire, heated indoor pool, tennis court, and children's playground.

Bike facilities

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

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Les Andelys - Camping L'Île des Trois Rois

Riverside campsite on the Seine River south of Rouen

1 Rue Gilles Nicolle
27700 Les Andelys
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €28 for a tent pitch; prices vary for fixed tents, tipis and cabins

Open: March to November

Camping L'Île des Trois Rois is south of Rouen in Normandy on the Seine River on the Epte Valley bike route. A 3-star campsite, it has two heated pools plus a fishing lake. Tent pitches plus self-catered mobile homes. Ideal for anyone riding along the Seine north of Paris. Close to tourist attractions such as Château Gaillard and within a day ride of Monet's house at Giverny. Good for rides, too, into the Vexin Regional Natural Park. Wifi. Snack bar.

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  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Wifi

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Les Monthairons - Chateau des Monthairons & Spa

A touch of luxury on the Meuse River cycle route

26 Route Verdun
55320 Les Monthairons
Meuse, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand Est)

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Price from: €115

Open: All year

Château des Monthairons & Spa on the Euro Velo 19 Meuse Cylce Route is set in lovely parkland bordering the river. Four poster beds, huge baths, sensational food and wonderful service make for a memorable stay. It's been run by the same family since the 1980s – and the fact that it’s a family business shows in the care they take of all their 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
  • Wifi

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Les Ponts de Cé - Les 3 Lieux (Angers)

Grand 19th century building on the banks of the Loire

10 Port des Noue
49130 Les Ponts de Cé
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €82

Open: All year

Les 3 Lieux hotel is at Les Ponts de Cé, on the Loire river, just south of Angers. Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour – read their report here. They report: "This was possibly the fanciest hotel we stayed at and – as you would expect – everything was fine, including the dinner." The restaurant is expensive but there is a pizzeria just a short walk away. Bike storage was outside, but it was locked and covered, so it was excellent. 

Bike facilities

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

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Les Rousses - Logis Hotel Arbez Franco-Suisse

Comfortable chalet-style rooms in the Jura

601 rue de la Frontiere
39220 Les Rousses
Jura, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

This hotel on the French-Swiss border is part of the Logis hotel group and meets their bike-friendly criteria (parking, good breakfasts, etc). It is easy to reach from Geneva and is a great base for exploring the Jura around the ski station of Les Rousses, with Côte de la Combe de Laisia Les Molunes just over 20km away. The hotel has a restaurant and provides 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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Lessay - Les Tonneaux

Tranquil Normandy farmhouse with bikes for guest use and hire to non-guests (5km to beach)

60 Route de la Fontaine Felix
50430 Lessay
Manche, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 47 61 95 (France, May - September) or +44 (0)79 7670 5390 (UK)
Email: info@lessaygite.com

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Price from: Self-catering house for up to 6 people: From £535 per week or £90 per night (min 2 nights)

Open: May – September

The perfect base for exploring Normandy's western coast along the spectacular Cotentin peninsula, Les Tonneaux is a peaceful farmhouse retreat in the Cotentin National Park, 1km from the historic town of Lessay. It is just 5km from the sandy beaches of St-Germain-sur-Ay and Creances and 50m from the converted railway line that now forms part of the national cycle path from Cherbourg to Mont St Michel. It can sleep up to 6 people and has free wifi, a fully-equipped kitchen-diner, comfortable lounge and a.BBQ patio and large gardens to relax in after a hard day on the bike! There is safe bike storage and bike hire available to non-residents. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Lézignan-Corbières - Camping la Pinède

Campsite 7km south of the Canal du Midi near Homps

Rue des Rousillous
11200 Lézignan-Corbières
Aude, Languedoc (Occitanie)

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Price from: €7.50 a night for tent pitch it bike or car, fixed base tents from €25 a night, rates vary for the self-catered cabins

Open: April 1 to October 31

Camping la Pinède at Lézignan-Corbières is a friendly campsite just south of the Canal du Midi near Homps, between Carcassonne and Narbonne. It's a lush, green site, spread out over 3.5 hectares and shaded by pine and almond trees. Tent pitces or mobile homes to rent. Restaurant. Children's play area. Local MTB and bike routes from te gate. 
 

Bike facilities

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

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Libourne - Mercure Saint-Emilion

Quality hotel at the gateway to the Pomerol/Saint-Emilion vines

3 Quai Souchet, 33500 Libourne
33500 Libourne
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Reliable 4-star hotel recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here (and good value for money given the quality). It's located right near the Dordogne River (some rooms have river views). The name is a little misleading as the town of Saint-Emilion is some 10km away, though it's a lovely ride from Libourne up through the vineyards of Pomerol and onto Saint-Emilion. (The vineyards of Fronsac are lesser explored and also make for beautiful cycling to Libourne's north-west). Libourne is a good stop if you're arriving in the area by train from Paris, if you're cycling from Bordeaux 35km away, or if you're heading from/to the Atlantic Coast route via Royan. Free wifi. Onsite bar. Management tell us they can find a room inside the hotel to safely store bikes. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Ligny-Le-Chatel - Relais Saint Vincent

Small local hotel-restaurant serving cuisine from the region

14, Grande rue
89144 Ligny-Le-Chatel
Yonne, Burgundy

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

Set in a 17th century building, this clean and friendly local hotel is part of the Logis Hotel group, and the hotel meets the group's bike-friendly criteria. There is an onsite restaurant that serves highly regarded local cuisine along with local wines. There's also a garden, where it's possible to eat in summer. Free wifi. Family rooms as well as doubles and twins. 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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Lille - Ibis Styles Lille Centre Gare Beffroi

Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms - good for groups

172 rue de Paris
59800 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Centrally located hotel in Lille with 140 rooms. Close to Lille Flandres and Lille Europe tain stations. Prices include breakfast. On site bar. Free, unlimited wifi. Management says bikes can safely be stored inside the hotel, and guests can also take them to their rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Lille – Ibis Centre Gares

Reliabel chain hotel close to Lille Eurostar terminal

29 Avenue Charles Saint-Venant
59000 Lille
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Reliable chain hotel with comfortable rooms located at Lille Flandres train station and close to Lille Europe train station. Ideal for Eurostar access, plus close to all  Lille's key attractions. The hotel underwent part-renovation in 2013. On-site restaurant and bar. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Limoges - Appart'City Limoges

Clean and friendly river-side apartment-hotel

Rue Du Chaudron / Rue De La Filature
87000 Limoges
Haute-Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €35

Open: All year

The Appart'City Limoges aparthotel is in a lovely locarion on the banks of the Vienne River, just outside the Limoges city centre. It offers flexible and friendly accommodation for cyclists. Use it as a hotel or as a self-catering base. All the rooms have a kitchenette with a hob for cooking, plus a fridge and microwave. There are studio options for solo riders and couples through to larger three-bedroom apartments for families and larger groups. Buffet breakfast available. Wifi. Private car park. 

Bike facilities

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

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Loches - Hotel Luccotel

Good value hotel near the Indre River south-east of Tours

12-14 Rue Des Lezards
37600 Loches
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €57

Just under 50km south-east of Tours, the Luccotel hotel-restaurant is a perfect stopover on a Loire Valley ride. Bicycle-friendly with secure parking in a dedicated bicycle garage, and local cycling information available from the staff. Welcomes groups. 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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Loir River - Hotel le St Jacques (Cloyes-sur-le-Loir)

Friendly riverside hotel with quality in-house restaurant

35 rue Nationale
28220 Cloyes-sur-le-Loir
Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Situated near the banks of the river Loir, this hotel has a large garden and good bike storage. There is also a very good restaurant in the hotel for dinner. There were only a few guests when we stayed so the menu was limited menu, but is was just fine. Cloyes-sur-le-Loir is 60km west of Orleans and 50km north of Blois.
**Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour - read their report here**

Bike facilities

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

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Loire Valley - Camping Les Alicourts

Loire valley camping between Orléans and Bourges

Les Alincourts
41300 Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: £51 a night for fixed tents + self-catering cottages/chalets from

Open: May to September

This is a good option if you're wanting to escape the main tourist trail that runs along the Loire river to the north. Camping Les Alicourts is situated on a lake with a wealth of water sports on offer, including cable water-ski. There's a choice of four pools, including a heated covered option, plus lots of things to keep children entertained with dedicated clubs for each age group. For big kids, there's cocktails on the bar terrace and a choice of dining options. The chateaux are still accessible from here, as is the famous wine town of Sancerre to the south. The tourist hotspots of Orleans and Blois are 60-70km from the site, making this an ideal stopover en route or after the busy Loire route.

Bike facilities

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

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Loire Valley - La Petite Maison de Sue (Parcay Les Pins)

Affordable cottage for 4 north of the river between Tours and Saumur

Les Hautes Guissiniere
49390 Parcay Les Pins
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire
Phone: +33(0)6 79 65 05 02
Email: joanne@rentafrenchgite.com

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Price from: £395-£610 per week, depending on the season

Open: All year

Joanne woud like to welcome more cyclists to her cosy Loire cottage. Enjoy lake and forest rides from this lovely rural setting – it's on quiet backroads that feature on regional and national cycle routes. It's around 17km north of the river between Saumur and Tours, making it an excellent base from which to explore the Loire Valley. The cottage has one bedroom that can be arranged as a twin or a super king, plus there is a sofa bed in the main living area. Sleeping upto 4 people, it's ideal for families or friends. (There is also a travel cot for mini-cyclists). Joanne can also provide simple but healthy evening meals for cyclists with a little notice and for a small fee. She lives in the adjoining house and can also assist with information and other practical help. Fresh linen and towels, along with a welcome pack are provided for all guests. If you need any essentials, Joanne can help out. There is also a local shop in Parcay Les Pins that is run by a very friendly family. There is a garage for the safe storage of bikes. 

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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Loire Valley bike route - La Coulée Verte (Val-du-Layon)

Cycle-friendly B&B just south of the river Loire at Angers

La Genaiserie
49190 Val-du-Layon
Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley (Pays de la Loire)
Phone: +33 (0)6 41 47 74 61
Email: mv2finemusic@gmail.com

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Price from: €62.50

Open: April to October

La Coulee Verte is a small and friendly B&B run by Vanessa, a professional harpist. She's hit all the right notes (sorry!) with La Coulee Verte. It's ideally placed for exploring the vineyard routes of the Loire Valley, and is just a few kilometres from official signposted Loire à Vélo routes as they follow the river south of Angers. Her B&B sleeps 10 people in a combination doubles and triples. The house itself is surrounded by and overlooks vineyards, and there is wine-tasting in the nearby village of St Aubin. Vanessa offers evening meals by arrangement – an excellent option for late arrivals, while the kitchen is also available for guest use. This is an ideal stopover B&B, as well as a great base for longer stays for cyclists of all abilities - from solo riders and couples to groups and families. English and French spoken. See Vanessa's Facebook page for info or email or phone to book direct.

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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Lorient - Inter-Hotel Cléria

Relaxing town centre hotel with comfortable rooms and bike garage

27 boulevard Franchet-d'Esperey
56100 Lorient
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Simple but elegant family run hotel in the centre of Lorient. Singles, doubles, triples and quadruples available, making it a flexible option for groups and families. Recently refurbished, tastefully decorated. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the peaceful courtyard. Within walking distance of local restaurants and bars. Maps available from reception. There is a dedicated and secure garage for bikes. 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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Lot Valley Veloroute - Domaine Le Mathi B&B (Fumel)

Peaceful accueil vélo label B&B close to the river banks

Lieu dit Gaillardel
47500 Fumel
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

Domaine Le Mathi offers B&B accommodation in double bedrooms in a relaxed and friendly environement. Belgian-owned and operated, it has bike hire in the summer months and is in a great spot if you're exploring the Lot Valley bike route. The gardens are wooded and picturesque and idea for realxing in after a day on the bike. Has pool. 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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Lot Valley Veloroute - Hotel La Residence (Villeneuve-sur-Lot)

Town centre hotel with 'accueil velo' status

17 Avenue Lazare Carnot
47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €52

Open: All year

Hotel La Residence is a town centre hotel in Villeneuve-sur-Lot that's been recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Lot Valley Véloroute. The hotel is an accredited 'accueil velo' and has a locked garage for bicycle storage. Breakfast can be enjoyed inside or out on the terrace (pictured) and we're told the staff here are very friendly and super helpful. Doubles, twins and triples. Villeneuve is an ideal stop on the Lot Valley bike route – roughly halfway along the route. 

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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Lourdes Ibis Centre Gare

City centre hotel just 250m from the train station

5 Chaussée Maransin
65100 Lourdes
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

Hotel located in the heart of Lourdes, just 250m from the train station. Restaurant and bar onsite. Free wifi. All rooms are air-conditioned. Breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be stored in bedrooms.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Luzech - Le Figuier de Pauline

B&B located just 200m from the Lot River at Luzech

572 La Grave
46140 Luzech
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Le Figuier de Pauline is a B&B in Luzech that was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Swimming pool, table tennis and garden. Evening meals available on request. Free wifi. Continental and buffet breakfast options. Children welcome. French and English spoken. 21km from Cahors on the Lot Valley bike route.

Bike facilities

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

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