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Cycling accommodation in France

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Amboise - Le Vinci Loire Valley

Well-established bike-friendly hotel at the heart of the Loire Valley trail

12 Avenue Emile Gounin
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

Stylish and comofortable Loire Valley hotel that's a member of the 'cyclists welcome' programme for the Loire - garage for bikes, plus maps available as well as bike pumps and basic tools. Bikes can also be rented on site. The hotel is in the heart of the Loire Valley, around 1.5 km from the centre of Amboise. Free wifi. Rooms have mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry service plus washing machine and a tumble dryer available for a surcharge.

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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Amboise - Novotel

Bike-friendly hotel in peaceful surrounds near the chateau at Amboise

17, rue des Sablonnières
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €122

Open: All year

Amboise hotel providing a good base for exploring the chateaux and following the river. Hotel complies to the Loire à Vélo 'accueil velo' (cyclists welcome) standards, providing secure parking, repair kits and other support services. Terrace, tennis courts and swimming pool with view of Amboise Château. Traditional French cuisine served in hotel restaurant. Children's play area. 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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Angers - Camping du Port Caroline

Bike-friendly campsite near Angers on the Loire Valley bike route

Rue du Pont Caroline
49800 Loire-Authion
Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

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Price from: €9 for a basic 'trekking' pitch for cyclists, prices vary for fixed base tent bungalows and cabins

Open: March 30-September 30

Camping du Port Caroline is located just outside the Angers city centre, on the eastern side. It's an Accueil Velo-rated campsite on the EuroVelo 6 Loire Valley bike route. Designated a 3-star campsite, its has tent pitches, as well as fixed base canvas bungalow tents to rent, plus mobile homes and chalets for longer stays. There are also 'tentelodges' (pictured) that are fixed tents in small wooden huts - ideal for cyclists. Heated, covered pool. Family friendly. 

 

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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Aubigny-sur-Nère – Camping les Étangs

Rural Loire Valley campsite offering a back-to-nature experience

Route d'Oizon
18700 Aubigny-sur-Nère
Cher, Centre Val-de-Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €7 for a basic pitch for bike and tent; from €69 for a cabin sleeping 4 people (min 2-night stay for cabins)

Open: April 1 to September 30

Camping des Étangs is a quiet four-star campsite tucked into just 2 hectares. Tent pitches as well as self-catered cabins. Swimming pool. Near a lake with watersports. Shady pitches. Restaurant area/pizzeria and small shop for basic stocks. Located up a short hill outside Aubigny-sur-Nère, which is 35km west of the EuroVelo 6 Loire Valley route as it snakes its way south to Nevers.

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

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Azay-le-Rideau - Hotel de Biencourt

An 18th century hotel ideal if you are cycling the Loire valley

7 Rue Balzac
37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

A cyclist who rode the Loire recommended Hotel de Biencourt in Azay-le-Rideau to us via our Facebook group. We're told the hotel has a secure bike garage and a fantastic breakfast. Azay-le-Rideau itself is a great base from which to explore the Loire chateaux, with great restaurants in town and a wonderful market on the square Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Bike facilities

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

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Belleville-sur-Loire - Hotel Terre de Loire

Listen to sounds of the canal along the Loire valley

10 Route de Beaulieu
18420 Belleville-sur-Loire
Cher, Loire Valley/Centre

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

This hotel sits on the Canal latéral à la Loire on the Loire à Velo and EV6 bike route as the Loire river heads south towards Nevers and Burgundy. It's about 100km from Orléans. You can hire bikes if you stay here on Loire Valley cycling holiday and want to use the hotel as base to explore this wonderful region. If you're travelling with your bike, Hotel de Loire can guarantee secure bike storage. A restaurant serves regional specialties and there's a terrace for relaxing and taking a drink, perhaps one of the fantastic wines from the area's renowned vineyards. 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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Blésé - Hotel Le Cheval Blanc

Loire Valley hotel that's been recommended to us by cyclists

5 place Charles Bidault
37150 Bléré
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

Hotel Le Cheval Blanc has been recommended to us by a cyclists who stayed there recently. It's a small hotel with just eight rooms, all of them en suite. The hotel has a lovely garden/courtyard setting. Near the banks of Le Cher river, Hotel Le Cheval Blanc is a great base from which to explore the Loire's chateaux. It's around 7km from Château de Chenonceau and about 11km to Amboise. Outdoor swimming pool for summer. Free wifi throughout. Onsite restaurant serving local cuisine and continental breakfasts. Doubles/twins plus family rooms. Secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Blois - Blois Chateau Hotel

Comfortable Loire Valley hotel experienced at welcoming cyclists in Blois

8 avenue Docteur Jean Laigret
41000 Blois
Loir-et-Cher, Centre

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Hotel on the Loire à Vélo route with lockable, dedicated bike shed. Staff here see lots of cyclists and can advise on local routes and provide maps. There is even a bike hire outlet next door. Close in the city centre less than a kilometre from the river and just 150m from the train station. Free wifi. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. 24-hour reception. French and English spoken. You're guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome when you ride up to the door.

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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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Blois - Hotel Mercure Blois Centre

Comfortable Blois hotel recommmended to us by cyclists

28 Quai Saint Jean
41000 Blois
Loir-et-Cher, Centre

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

This hotel is often used by cycle tour companies and touring cyclists passing through Blois, and provides safe and secure bike storage to meet this demand. It faces the Loire river and is handy to all Blois' famous attractions, including the chateau. Indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Family rooms available. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant and bar. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

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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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Blois - Les Lodges de Blois-Chambord (Mont-prés-Chambord)

Pitches and cabins 10km from Blois on the Loire EV6 bike route

464 Rue du Gué
41250 Mont-prés-Chambord
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €36 for two nights

Open: Camping pitches open from 10/04 au 01/11

Les Lodges de Blois-Chambord is a small rural campsite nestled between Blois, Cheverny and Chambord in the Loire Valley – and perfect for anyone riding the EuroVelo 6. It's in a quiet location and offers both tent emplacements and wooden cabins (including cabins on stilts and 'floating' cabins) – an ideal base for exploring the chateaux of the Loire, including Chambord and Blois itself. Nearby also is the Grand Chambord lake, the woods and lakes of Sologne and, of course, the River Loire itself. Heated pool, wifi across the site + small onsite shop. Part of the Flower Campings network of independently run sites.

Bike facilities

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

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Blois - Logis Hôtel du Cygne

Ideal for exploring the routes of the Loire chateaux

5 Rue René Masson
41250 Bracieux
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Logis Hôtel du Cygne is a good value hotel situated close to the famous Loire towns of Blois, Chambord and Cheverny, so perfect for exploring the Loire cycle routes. A great heated pool allows you to cool down after your ride and you can also top up your tan on the terrace with the sun shining down. Breakfast served every morning. Free wifi. Also animal-friendly if you're travelling with a furry friend.

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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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Bourges - Novotel

Comfortable 4-star hotel on entrance to Bourges

Route de Chateauroux
18570 Bourges
Cher, Centre

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Price from: €83

Open: All year

Four-star hotel near the A71 highway on the outskirts of Bourges (good for anyone arriving by car with bikes on the back – there is private car park). Secure room inside the hotel for bikes. Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool. Buffet breakfast, room service. 24-hour reception. Children's corner, Xbox in the lobby, free wifi and Apple Mac terminal for guest use. Good for groups.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Candé-sur-Beuvron - Auberge de la Caillere (Loire Valley bike route)

Good Loire Valley option between Amboise and Blois

36 Route des Montils
41120 Candé-sur-Beuvron
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Auberge de la Caillere is on the Loire Valley bike route between Amboise and Blois. It has been recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. "It was a great place to stay, the owners both speak excellent English, are very helpful and welcoming, and run the place very well," writes Ruth. "The cycle storage is purpose-built and locked at night. Our room was comfortable rather than smart, but clean, quiet, well-equipped and reasonably spacious. We had one breakfast, which was a typical continental buffet, costing about €12 per person. There’s a good bakery not far away, though, where you can get croissants etc." There is also a restaurant on site. Ruth describes it as "a fabulous but expensive treat of a dinner, which you must book in advance as the restaurant is well-patronised and always full." The auberge is not very far from the village of Cande-sur-Beuvron and the owners are happy to recommend other good local restaurants. "We really enjoyed the stay and the area and plan to return again," says Ruth.

Bike facilities

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

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Chartres - Hotel Cathedrale

City centre hotel in the beautiful French cathedrale city

3 rue du General Koenig
28000 Chartres
Eure-et-Loir, Centre

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Price from: €120

Open: All year

Warm and welcoming hotel offers excellent access to local restaurants and tourist sites. Located opposite Chartres cathedral and just minutes from the station, it's a design hotel with modern, air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms. Lounge bar, buffet breakfast and room service. Free wifi. There is a lockable bike store in the courtyard.  

Bike facilities

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

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Chartres - Hotel Les Poèmes de Chartres

Elegant and friendly hotel on good local bike routes

5 Place Pierre Simard
26000 Chartres
Eure-et-Loir, Centre (Centre-Val de Loire)

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Hotel Les Poèmes de Chartres is in a good location just 100m from train station. Friendly reception with manager who told us "give me those bikes. We’ll give them a rest for now" and then leading us to a locked storage room inside the hotel. Buffet or continental breakfast. Doubles, triples and family rooms/quads. 
**Bob and Jim stayed here on their cycle tour - report here** 

Bike facilities

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

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Cheverny - Camping Les Saules

Green, shady camping in the heart of the Loire chateaux route

Les Saules
41700 Cheverny
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €12 for a basic 'trekking' pitch for one cyclist, prices vary for self-catered cabins

Open: April to September

Between a forest and the beautiful Chateau Cheverny lies the green oasis that is Camping Les Saules, an accueil velo-rated campsite. For cyclists it offers a superb base from which to cycle the Les Chateaux a velo routes, a network of cycle paths and lanes that link the stunning chateaux found in the Loire valley. One such netwok, the Itineraire 04 - Entre Vignobles et Chateaux, is very close to the site and offers and an incredible chance to explore the local highlights on signposted tracks and roads. The focus of Camping Les Saules itself is on providing shaded pitches in a calm ambience where nature comes first. The restaurant serves local food and there are pool options for all ages. Part of the Le French Time network of independently owned sites.

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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Chinon - Hotel Diderot

Accueil velo hotel that makes an ideal stop in central Chinon

4 Rue de Buffon
37500 Chinon
Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Hotel Diderot has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here while cycling in th Loire. It's also used by cycle tour companies so it's up to speed with what cyclists want. It's an accueil velo hotel and therefore carries accrediatation from the tourist board for its cycling services. These include a fully enclosed courtyard for bikes (locked 9pm to 7am). Local bike routes and maps are available from reception, along with information on bike hire and local repairs. The hotel is on a quiet street a short ride from the historic Chinon centre. Chinon is a popular stop for cyclists on the river Vienne, with the beautiful Chateau de Chinon a particular highlight. The river and backroad routes here feed up to the main Loire bike route to the north. The rooms at Hotel Diderot are decorated in a modern style despite the building dating back to the 17th century. You can have breakfast – including home-made jams – on the terrace or by the original fireplace when the weather turns cooler. All rooms are en-suite.

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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Chinon - ibis Styles

Cyclist-friendly hotel south-east of Saumer on the banks of the river

11 Rue Digue St Jacques
37500 Chinon
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Located on the banks of the Vienne, opposite the Royal Fortress. The hotel is a member of the Loire Valley's 'cyclists welcome' program, and has a secure bike storage room in the hotel. Rooms are modern and spacious. The hotel welcomes groups. Heated outdoor pool plus terrace overlooking the castle. Breakfast and wifi included in all prices. Restaurant onsire with traditional cuisine. Great base for exploring the Loire, or an ideal stop on a longer Loire Valley itinerary. Vineyards and other local attractions well within reach.

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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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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Gien - Campsite Les Bois du Bardelet

Loire Valley campsite between Oreleans 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 whistled you'd expect: restaurant + shop. Swimming pool + indoor water playground. Fish in the lake or go canoeing. Tent pitches, plus self-catered cabins, fising 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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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.

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  • 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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Maintenon - Aux Charme de Maintenon

Charming B&B on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route

1 Rue du Bassin
28130 Maintenon
Eure-et-Loir, Centre

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Price from: €105-€135

Open: All year

Aux Charmes de Maintenon is what you get when successful haute couture Parisian milliners pack it all in and move to the country to start their own B&B. Jose and Carmen's lovingly restored listed building dates back to the time of Louis XIV, and features five tastefully renovated rooms. While the place has oodles of beauty and charm, it's overwhelmingly their personal touch that makes Aux Charme de Maintenon. There's an exquisite landscaped French garden behind the house, plus a sauna and a swimming pool. Carmen's homecooked tables d'hotes features foie gras, la coquille Saint-Jacques and creme brûlée (and of course a good local wine). Aux Charme de Maintenon – within spitting distance of Chateau de Maintenon – is also close to the start/finish of the Maintenon leg of the Veloscenic. Free wifi. English and French spoken.
Read our full review of Aux Charmes de Maintenon

Bike facilities

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

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Muides-sur-Loire - Chateau des Marais

Campsite with tents and self-catering cabins near Chambord

27 rue de Chambord
41500 Muides-sur-Loire
Loir-et-Cher, Centre (Loire Valley)

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Price from: €19 for a pitch; prices vary for self-catered cabins

Open: Mid-May to mid-September

Small and friendly campsite near Chambord and Blois chateaux, making it a great base for exploring the Loire Valley. The campsite is in the grounds of a manor house. Facilities include restaurant and mini-market. Pool complex, plus spa and jacuzzi with Turkish bath and massage available. Self-catering cabins. Bike hire available on site (including kids' bikes and child seats).

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans - Ibis Orléans Centre

City hotel with mod-cons and secure bike parking

4 Rue du Marechal Foch
45000 Orléans
Loiret, Centre

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Price from: €60

Open: Year-round

Clean, modern, centrally located hotel. 24-hour reception. All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Restaurant on site. Free wifi. Dedicated bike rack in the secure undergond carpark. Loire à Vélo brochure available at reception. 125 rooms, making it suitable for groups.

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans la Source - Novotel

Clean, family friendly hotel 10km south of the River Loire

2 rue Honoré de Balzac
Orléans la Source
45071 Orléans Cedex
Loriet, Centre

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Price from: €104

Open: Year-round

A 4-star hotel around 10km from the River Loire at Orléans. Located near the A10 and A71 just south of the Orléans city centre. The hotel has 119 rooms, making it an option for larger groups. Restaurant, bar, garden, children's play area, outdoor swimming pool. Wifi. Management has confirmed bikes can be locked in a secure storage room.

Bike facilities

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

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Orléans – Adagio Access

Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments in the heart of the Loire

3 rue Jean-François Deniau à l'angle du 142 rue du faubourg Bannier
45000 Orléans
Loiret, Centre

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

Studios and apartments sleepin gup to 4 people, located 1.6 km from Orléans train station and a short ride from the River Loire in the heart of the Loire Valley. Each air-conditioned apartment features an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and fridge, plus satellite TV and free wifi. Buffet breakfast also available. Heated indoor swimming pool. All apartments are serviced by a lift; management advises that bikes can be stored in bedrooms. French, Spanish, English, German, Bulgarian and Arabic spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Sancerre - Camping Les Portes de Sancerre

Accueil velo campsite on the EV6 Loire route 50km north of Nevers

Quai de Loire
18300 Saint-Satur
Loire Valley

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Price from: €13 for a tent space, prices vary for fixed base tents and cabins

Open: April 3 to September 27

Camping Les Portes de Sancerre at Saint-Satur is a leafy campsite set under the trees on the banks of the river Loire. It offers peace and quiet in a beautiful environment. Set at the foot of the slopes of the Sancerre wine region, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to sample the great local food and wine on offer here, including the renowned Crottin de Chavignol goats’ cheese. Camping Les Portes de Sancerre is 50km north of Nevers and 125km from Orleans – so perfectly placed on the Loire Valley EuroVelo 6 bike route. Also 200km south of Paris, making it an ideal place for a weekend break. Tent pitches, plus canvas bungalows and mobile homes to rent. Accueil velo rated campsite.

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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Saumur – Camping de l'île d'Offard

Riverside camping right on the Loire Valley bike route

Rue de Verden
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €19 per night for two people with tent; from €15 per night for a basic 'campetoile' (wooden hut), prices vary for cabins and other self-catered accommodation

Open: May 3 to September 30

Camping L'Île d'Offard is perfectly placed for a stop in Saumur on the EuroVelo 6 Loire Valley route as well as on the Velo Francette route as it snakes its way from La Rochelle to Caen. Tent pitches, plus wooden huts, fixed base canvas tents, lodges and mobile homes to rent. There is even a 'luxury' option. The campsite is a short cycle (or 15-minute walk across the bridge) to the centre of Saumur. Heated swimming pool and spa. Good for families, with a kids’ club in school holidays. Set over 11 acres of parkland and bordered by the Loire, Camping L'Île d'Offard is a great overnight stay as well as an ideal base for a longer fixed base cycling holiday. Accueil Velo-rated and also on the accredited Loire à Velo network, this campsite is well used to receiving cyclists. Part of the Flower Campings network of independently run sites.

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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Tours - Hotel Ibis Centre Gare

Hotel with bike parking near station and city centre

1 Rue Maurice Genest
37000 Tours
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €59

Open: Year-round

Located 300m from the Tours railway station and close to the historic city centre, this hotel is a first-night option for a cycling holiday in the Loire. 139 rooms. Free wifi. Cafe/restaurant. Management has confirmed they offer secure overnight bike parking. Local bike route advice and general tourist information also available. 

Bike facilities

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

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Tours - Chateau de Beaulieu

Add class to your Loire holiday at this elegant 18th century chateau

67 rue re Beaulieu
37300 Joué-lès-Tours
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €97

Open: All year

Elegant 18th century chateau that's been lovingly converted into a hotel and spa. Just south of Tours, it's an ideal stop for a spot of pampering or a base to ease tired cycling muscles (there's a sauna and hammam in the spa). It's also a good base for groups with non-cyclists, as there are lovely gardens to relax in, a tennis court, plus the hotel is within easy reach of the Loire's vineyards and historic tourist chateaux. There are 9 rooms in the castle itself, plus further rooms in the nearby pavilion. All are stylishly decorated with beautiful furniture, high-quality fabrics, soft lighting and modern bathrooms. Onsite restaurant with refined yet simple cuisine, plus wines from the best Loire Valley chateaux. Château de Beaulieu is a designated Loire à vélo label hotel, with all key cyclist facilities available onsite.

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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