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Drome Provencale - Le Rêve Provençal (Mirabel-aux-Baronnies for Ventoux )

Ride Ventoux from a self-catered gite with pool (think vineyards and olive groves)

Quartier Les Trailles
422 Chemin de la Riaille
26110 Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
Drome Provencale, Provence
Phone: +33 (0)4 73 27 63 83
Email: info@reve-provencal.com

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Price from: €595 to €820 per week depending on season. Discounts for longer stays.

Open: All year

Margriet and Erwin have cycled more kilometres in more counties than Freewheeling France has done school runs by bike. And that's A LOT. Their fully equipped 2 bedroom gîte is designed for cyclists by cyclists – in every sense of the phrase. First, it is ideally located in a wonderfully quiet spot near the end of a country lane – yet only 800 metres from the centre of Mirabel-aux-Baronnies. The cycling possibilities in the area are countless. From the Mont Ventoux – the Malaucène climb is a 20km warmup ride away, while Bedoin is 30km – to the vineyards of the Rhone valley and the cols of the Drôme Provençale, this is true cycling paradise. There's a private terrace and pool for post-ride swims, or just enjoy a plancha meal or a wood-fired pizza direct from the oven in the lovely garden. The two bedrooms can be configured for singles or doubles. Added extras are included like bath towels and soft hammam towels for the pool. Being cyclists, Margriet and Erwin can advise on itineraries and provide maps and ride ideas. There is of course also a safe place for your bikes to sleep. English, Dutch, German, French and a bit of Spanish 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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Drome Valley – Hotel Golf d'Albon

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

Route de Senaud
26140 Albon
Drôme, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Ducey – Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey

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

1 Grande Rue
50220 Ducey
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Duras - Logis Hostellerie des Ducs

Local hotel for exploring off-the-beaten tracks in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bd Jean Brisseau
47120 Duras
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Hostellerie des Ducs is a locally owned hotel recommended to us by cyclists. In the centre of Duras, it is close to local restaurants and the castle, and is on signposted bike trails (see the Dropt river route and this local cicruit). Free wifi. Private garage. Onsite restaurant during the summer months (check ahead for restaurant opening hours/days off-season if arriving late). Outdoor swimming pool.

Bike facilities

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

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Eguisheim - Residence Le Clos d'Eguisheim

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

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

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

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Épernay - ibis Épernay Centre Ville

Reliable city centre hotel with secure bike parking

19 Rue Chocatelle
51200 Épernay
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Épinal (Chavelot) - hotelF1 Épinal Nord

Budget hotel near the Moselle River 6km north of Épinal

ZAC de la Cobrelle
88150 Chavelot
Vosges, Lorraine

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

Open: All year

Bargain basement budget chain hotel 6km north of Épinal. Air-conditioned low-cost hotel with free WIFI and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Rooms are basic and sleep two or three people. Shared bathrooms; rooms have sinks, mirrors and TVs. Management advises that bikes can be stored in the bedrooms overnight. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking

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Espalion - Hotel de France

Local hotel ideal for the Lot Valley river route and Camino de Santiago

36 Boulevard Joseph Poulenc
12500 Espalion
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hotel de France in Espalion is a traditional hotel with 22 rooms in the town centre. It has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. It's on one of France's popular Camino de Santiago routes and is a popular base for hikers and cyclists, being on the Lot River and on the edge of the Parc naturel régional de l'Aubrac and also just west of the Parc national des Cévennes. Twins, doubles and triples. Continental breakfasts. Onsite restaurant. Free wifi. 30km north-east of Rodez.

Bike facilities

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

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Essômes-sur-Marne - Chateau Thierry Hotel

Picturesque river views in the heart of the Champagne wine region

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

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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EuroVelo 6 Loire River bike route - Café Vélo Nevers

Loire B&B and self-catered apartment, complete with cafe

7 place Mossé
58000 Nevers
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Phone: +33 (0)7 86 29 96 67
Email: hello@cafevelonevers.fr

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Price from: €65 for B&B with kitchen access or from €95 for apartment for 4 people

Open: March 1 to December 24

Wouldn't life be good if all cycling cafes doubled as B&Bs (and vice versa)? As the name suggests, Café Vélo Nevers is a cafe with a  special focus on cyclists. And, as an added bonus, it also has a B&B upstairs that sleeps 9 riders. There are 2 rooms sleeping 2 and 3 people with a shared kitchen. There is also a self-catering apartment that sleeps 4 people. The cafe is in Nevers, right on the EuroVelo 6 Loire à Velo bike route and also ideally placed for anyone heading down to join the Burgundy wine and canal routes. There are rooms with wonderful views over the Loire, plus it goes without saying that there is stacks of nourishment on offer to fuel a day on the bike – as well as the best coffee in town. The owners, Anna and Charles, are local (English-speaking) cyclists with plenty of local route info for tourers, road riders and gravel riders. They can also help arrange train station transfers and baggage transfers, as well as provide tools for basic repairs (Café Vélo Nevers carries the official Accueil Velo label). English, French and Dutch, plus a bit of Spanish and Italian 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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Eymet – Vingt Huit B&B

Friendly B&B in the centre of Eymet

28 Avenue du Pont de Juillet
24500 Eymet
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Eymet Vingt Huit B&B is a friendly B&B base in the centre of Eymet and it was recommended to us by cyclists. It's an ideal stop on the Dropt Valley bike route. It's small and intimate and offers accommodation in a double room. Garden and terrace. Free wifi.

 

Bike facilities

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

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Fécamp - Relais du Silence Le Grand Pavois

Contemporary hotel on key Normandy bike routes

15 quai de la Vicomté
76400 Fécamp
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

This hotel offers large modern rooms in an ideal location located as it is in the seaside town of Fécamp overlooking the harbour, with the beach just a short ride away. The hotel is accueil velo-rated so they are well used to cyclists and have a secure garage for stowing your bikes. There is a piano bar to relax in after a day of riding and you can enjoy a good continental breakfast before setting off to explore the delights of Normandy. It's on Normandy's linen bike route as well as on the coastal EuroVelo 4 and Alabaster coast routes.

Bike facilities

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

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Fleuray - Hotel le Fleuray

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

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

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Price from: €88

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Foix - Cycle Pyrenees

Great cycling base near Foix with both hilly and flat Pyrenees routes

Impasse du Plantaurel
Rue de Latiere
09000 Vernajoul
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +44 (0) 79 80 60 27 74
Email: cyclepyrenees2021@gmail.com

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Price from: B&B €40 per person per night; B&B and dinner (cycle package)L €70 per person per night, or €450 per week

Open: April to October

As you can tell by the name of their business, cyclists Lee and Helen offer dedicated cycling in their B&B in a quiet village 2km from the historic town of Foix. They have 3 rooms available, a lounge and dining area, and a large pretty garden and shaded terrace. Bikes are secured in a locked outdoor garage, and they also have bike cleaning and workshop facilities available for basic maintenance. They offer freshly prepared meals for breakfast and dinner, making this an easy option and a great base for cycling in the Pyrenees. They're perfectly situated for a wide variety of cycling – there are Tour de France cols to the south and beautiful flatter rides to the north.  The Voie Verte (route V81) passes within 1km of the door, making this an ideal spot for groups of all abilities.  Airport pickups can be arranged. 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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Fontainebleau - Hotel Victoria Fontainebleau

Accueil velo hotel positioned nicely for the Fontainebleau forest and EV3

122 Rue de France
77300 Fontainebleau
Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Hotel Victoria is an accueil velo-rated hotel with its own fleet of hire bikes for day rides (for longer term rentals or one-way hire on the EuroVelo 3 or around Paris, use our bespoke service). Hotel Victoria is set in a manor house with a tree-lined park, located just 1km from the forest and and 650m from te fabulous Chateau de Fontainebleau (Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte – modelled on Versailles – is 25km away for a longer day ride. You can relax on the shaded terrace or browse the free wifi to plan your routes. The guest rooms are all decorated in a modern style with antique furniture. Meals can be delivered to your room upon prior reservation if you're arriving late. 

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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Forges-les-Eaux - Domaine de Forges Continental Hotel

Hotel complex on the London to Paris bike route

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

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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

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

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

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Price from: €36

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Fort-Mahon Plage - Belle Dune Holiday Village

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

Promenade du Marquenterre
80120 Fort-Mahon Plage
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: Check website for seasonal prices and special deals

Open: Year-round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Fouesnant - Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz

Acceuil velo-rated hotel on the EuroVelo 1 bike route

153 Avenue de la Pointe du Cap Coz
29170 Fouesnant
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz in Fouesnant is a beachfront hotel inan idea location for an Atlantic coast stopover. It's acceuil velo-rated through the local tourist baord. It's got its own restaurant and bar, plus offers room service and free wifi. Rooms are topped off with kettles for tea and coffee – something of a rarity in hotel rooms in France. Bike hire is available at reception.

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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Fouras - Grand Hotel des Bains

Well-appointed and quiet hotel near beach and town centre

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

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Fréjus - Pierre & Vacances Cap Hermès

Self-contained studios and apartments on the Mediterranean

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

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Price from: €115 per night

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Galeria - Hotel Le Filosorma

Sea views and a great location

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

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Price from: €50

Open: From mid-March to mid-October

A short stroll from the beach, this simple 2* family run hotel is ideal for exploring the local area, especially for riding in the mountains. The rooms each have a balcony offering sea views and the restaurant serves local fish specialities as well as a good breakfast. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Gensac – Chateau de Sanse

Elegant country hotel retreat overlooking vineyards

Sanse
33350 Sainte-Radegonde
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Gien - Campsite Les Bois du Bardelet

Loire Valley campsite between Orleans and Nevers near the EV6

Route de Bourges
45500 Poilly-lez-Gien
Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €11 per night for a 'cycling' pitch for 2 people, prices vary for cabins and other self-catered options

Open: April 10 to September 13

Camping Les Bois du Bardelet is just outside Poilly-lez-Gien. It's set in a peaceful area between lakes and forests – ideal for a cycling holiday. It's billed as 5-star camping and comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect: restaurant + shop. Swimming pool + indoor water playground. Fish in the lake or go canoeing. Tent pitches, plus self-catered cabins, fishing huts and lodges. Accueil Velo-rated and located between Orleans and Nevers it is ideal for the EuroVelo 6 Loire 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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Gisors - Hotel Moderne (Avenue Verte)

Good value to be had in Gisors

Place de la Gare
27140 Gisors
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Giverny - B&B Aux Vieilles Pierres

Cycle-friendly B&B for Monet fans on the London-Paris bike route

2 Route de Pacy
27120 Houlbec-Cocherel (Giverny)
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

B&B Aux Vieilles Pierres was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here. They report that it's a typical French B&B with friendly owners and the added bonuses of a heated indoor swimming pool and sauna. It's handy for the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and also close to the Seine Valley bike route that links Paris to the ferry port in Le Havre. It's also an ideal stop for Monet's garden at Giverny, 10km away – close enough to ensure you can be there bright and early before the tour buses arrive but far enough away to avoid the worst of the crowds if you're staying on afterwards. This is a good last stop before/first stop from the outskirts of Paris. 

Bike facilities

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

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Giverny - Maison où Claude Monet vécut à Vétheuil

B&B steeped in art history deep in Monet country on the Seine

16 Avenue Claude Monet
95510 Vétheuil (Giverny)
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

As the French name suggests, this is the house where Claude Monet lived while painting more than 150 works of art between 1878 to 1881. It's on the River Seine about 15km shy of Giverny on the Paris side. It's open to visitors as a museum but it also has a small B&B that's ideal for cyclists. There's a double room as well as a quadruple for families or a group of friends. For bikes there is dedicated bike storage. Cyclists who have stayed here report that the owner, Claire, is friendly and accommodating, and that the rooms are clean and comfortable. Located on the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and also the Seine Valley bike route that links Paris to the ferry port in Le Havre, this is an ideal place to soak up the magic of Monet on your French cycling holiday.

Bike facilities

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

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Givet - Orchidee Rose B&B

Friendly B&B on the right bank of the Meuse River

41 Rue de Tivoli
08600 Givet
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne (Grand Est)

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

We're told this is a clean but basic old-style French B&B run by a friendly local lady. On the Meuse River route. Scenic spot overlooking the river. Simple continental breakfast. Terrace and garden. Play area for kids. Doubles, triples and family rooms available.

Bike facilities

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

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Gournay-en-Bray - Hotel Le Saint-Aubin (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

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

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

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Price from: €66

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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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

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Price from: €50

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €55 a night per room

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €65 per room B&B

Open: April-October

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)

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

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

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Price from: €65

Open: Year-round

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

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Price from: €44

Open: All year

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.

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

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

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.

Bike facilities

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

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Grignan - Camping Les Truffières

Quiet campsite SE of Montélimar and handy for the Via Rhona

252 Impasse Les Truffières
Saint-Marcel-d'Ardèche
07700 Grignan
Drôme, AuvergneRhône-Alpes

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Price from: €16 for a tent pitch, prices vary for cabins and fixed base tent options

Open: Open from April 1 to November 27

Camping Les Truffières is an Accueil Velo-rated campsite set among abandoned truffle fields and century-old oaks in the southern Drôme. South-east of Montélimar en route to Orange, it's a great stop on the Via Rhona bike route. It's also well placed for the lavender fields of the Drome, as well as the hilltop villages of the Enclave des Papes, including Adhémar-Montélimar, Suze-la-Rousse, La Garde-Adhémar, Vinsobres, Valréas and Nyons. Peaceful site with large, shady pitches. Also cabins and fully equipped onsite tents for rent. Heated swimming pool. Onsite bike hire. Part of the Flower Campings network of independent campsites.

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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Grospierre - Le Rouret Holiday Village

Apartments and houses in the Ardèche countryside

Le Domaine du Rouret
07120 Grospierre
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €133

Open: Year-round

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

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

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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Gueudecourt - Le Clos du Clocher B&B and self-catering gites

Idyllic B&B and gites at the heart of the WWI battlefields

3 Rue de l'Église
80360 Gueudecourt
Somme, Picardy (Hauts de France)

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

Le Clos du Clocher is an ideal base if you are riding between Lille and Paris or exploring the World War I battlefields. You can choose between B&B or self catering gites. Whichever you decide upon you will be able to enjoy a really magnifcent garden and jacuzzi, not to mention home cooking. You can also hire ebikes from the owners.
We have 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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Hendaye - Camping de la Corniche (EuroVelo 1)

Campsite on the Basque section of the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route

Chemin Antziola
64122 Urrugne
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €19 for a pitch

Open: Camping pitches from April 1 to September 30; rental accommodation from April 1 to November 30

Ideally located between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean, the quiet Camping de la Corniche is an accueil velo campsite that sits in leafy grounds, and is handy for the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast La Velodyssee bike route. It's a 4-star campsite within easy reach of Hendaye (2.5km) and the Spanish border. Camping pitches, plus mobile homes and canvas bungalows to rent. Onsite pizzeria/restaurant. This is an ideal site whether you’re just passing through staying longer with family or friends. Just 150 metres from the Atlantic Ocean, it offers easy access to the magnificent coastal route that forms part of the EuroVelo 1.

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 - Gite Florence

Cycle friendly self-catering gite near to the stunning Languedoc Nature Park

5 Avenue des Prades
34360 Pierrerue
Hérault, Languedoc-Rousillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +44 (0)7861 32998
Email: giteflorence@gmail.com

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Price from: €80 per night

Open: March to December

Gite Florence is a 2-person self-catered gite with its own parking and steps down to a garden. It's in a wonderful location on the banks of the river Vernazobre. Just 5 minutes from St Chinian, it borders the Languedoc Nature Park, the mountains and the Mediterranean beaches. It's just 16km to the Canal du Midi at Capestang and 27km to Beziers. The whole area is very popular for cycling and was visited by the Tour de France in 2011 and again in 2016. The Tour of Occitanie, which attracts TDF teams, passed through prior to the 2020 Tour de France. 2021 will see the Tour de France return to the area for Stage 13 Nimes to Carcassonne (Friday, July 9). Lots of bells and whistles, including late arrival evening meals if you call ahead. English, 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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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

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

Open: All year

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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Honfleur - Domaine de la Catinière

Shady campsite set among the trees outside Honfleur

910 Route de la Morelle
27210 Honfleur-Fiquefleur Equainville
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €18 for 'nature' pitch for 2 people and a tent; rates vary for self-catered cabins, mobile homes and fixed tents

Open: April 1 to November 1

Domaine de la Catinière is a friendly and relaxed campsite near the Pont de Normandie. Countryside feel but within easy reach of Honfleur and its harbour. A 4-star site with tent pitches, fixed base 'coco' tents, mobile home rentals, thatched cottages and 'barrel' caravans. Ideal for touring cyclists as well as single base riders. Bar and restaurant on site. Pool with waterslide. Playground for kids.

Bike facilities

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

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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

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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

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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Huelgoat - Hotel-Restaurant du Lac

Lake-side hotel on main bike routes recommended to us by cyclists

9 rue Général de Gaulle
29690 Huelgoat
Finistre, Brittany

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Hotel-Restaurant du Lac in Huelgoat was recommended to us by a group of cyclists who stay here regularly. As the name (and photo) suggests, it's in a super location near the lake, with relaxing views and gentle bike rides on offer. Huelgoat is in the picturesque Monts d'Arrée in Finistère, a popular area for cycling. The hotel is on this 320km circular bike route from Roscoff and also on the Euro Velo 1 La Velodyssee route. Ideal for an overnight stay or a fixed base for local rides.

Bike facilities

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

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Île d'Oléron - Camping La Cailletière

Family friendly campsite on the island of Oléron

Route de Boyardville
17550 Dolus d'Oléron
Poitou-Charente (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €14 for a basic pitch, prices vary for self-catered cabins

Open: April 4 to September

Camping La Cailletière is a 3-star campsite at Dolus on the Île d'Oléron on the west coast of France. It's got camping pitches, cottage rentals and mobile homes. Heated covered pool. Bar/restaurant. Kids’ club and holiday activities in summer. Set in a forested area, it's a peaceful and relaxing place from which to cycle the Oleron, famous for the Marennes-Oléron oysters.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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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)

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

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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île de Ré - Camping Bel Air

Friendly campsite with pitches and bungalows on super cycling island

5, Route de la Noue
17630 La Flotte-en-Ré, île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: Camping pitches from €13 a night for 2 people, wood cabins from €132 for upto 5 people

Open: From April 6-September 29

Camping Bel Air is a 3-star campsite at at Flotte-en-Ré on the Ile de Ré. It's 900m from the beach and handy for the island's excellent network of bike routes. There is a heated outdoor pool + kids’ club. There are pitches for tents and camping cars, as well as wood cabins and canvas bungalows for self-caterers. Close to the star-shaped citadel and restaurants of St-Martin-de-Ré. The campsite has its own bike rental. Part of a network of independently owned campsites in France.

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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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

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Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

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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All accommodation has been checked to ensure it meets our cycle-friendly criteria. We also deal with tour operators personally before adding them to the site. To recommend a great French cycling holiday or a nice bike-friendly place to stay, please email lyn@freewheelingfrance.com

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