Where to stay: Midi-Pyrénées

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Tarn - Mercure Albi Bastides

Restored flour mill with stunning views of the river Tarn in Albi

41 Bis Rue Porta
81000 Albi
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €98

Open: Year-round

One of the most picturesque hotels in France. Located on the banks of the Tarn, this restored flour mill now doubles as a modern hotel and centrally located hotel in Albi. 24-hour reception. Lift. Onsite restaurant and bar. Wifi. Management confirms that there is a room set aside for bike storage. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Tarn-et-Garonne - Nightingale Cottage

Stone cottage overlooking the countryside in the Tarn-et-Garonne

82300 Caussade
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: £32 per night or £226-£467 per week (min two-night stay)

Open: Year-round

Nestled among rolling hills and fields of sunflowers, this newly-renovated stone cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Tarn et Garonne and Lot regions. It has miles of quiet roads and rolling hills surrounding it, making for beautiful and challenging bike rides. The two-bedroom gite sleeps 4 people.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Adagio Parthenon

Spacious and well-equipped apartment hotel in the Toulouse city centre

86 Allée Jean Jaurès
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €93

Open: Year round

Apartment hotel with fully equipped self-catering facilities, plus buffet breakfasts and onsite bar. Apartments sleep up to 4 people. Located in the Toulouse city centre near Place Wilson and close to the TGV train station. 24-hour reception. Each apartments has a kitchen with fridge, hob, microwave, living room ad private bathroom. Multi-lingual staff. Free wifi access in the bar. Management advises there is secure bike storage inside the hotel. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Crowne Plaza

Super bike-friendly hotel a few blocks from the Canal du Midi

7 Place du Capitole
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €90 per room

Open: All year

Super bike-friendly hotel in central Toulouse. Yannick from the hotel's management team contacted me to say they were very keen to host more English-speaking cyclists. The hotel is located on beautiful Capital Square, one of the city's showcase restaurant squares. Key city sights like the Saint Sernin Basilica, the Augustins Museum and the Convent of the Jacobins are all easy to reach from the door. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, making it a good base for a ride in either direction. Gourmet restaurant with traditional French dishes plus a summer restaurant with salad and grill and an evening piano bar. The hotel has access to a locked bike parking box for 20 bikes in the secure carpark opposite the hotel. There's a bike maintenance and repair kit available from reception and a laundry service if you need to freshen up your kit. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Hôtel Le Père Léon

Atmospheric Toulouse institution with luggage room for bikes

2 Place Esquirol
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Originally founded in 1905 as a wine bar by the grandfather of the current owners, the Hôtel Le Père Léon is a stylish 3-star city hotel in the city centre (the Esquirol Metro station is out the front). A brasserie still operates inside the hotel where the wine bar was first established, and this is complemented by a fully refurbished hotel. (The brasseries's wine racks – chock-full of hundreds of bottles – were protected throughout the refurbishment to preserve their coat of dust). This is a good base for exploring Toulouse – it's a quick ride to the river Garonne and to the point at which the Canal de Garonne becomes the Canal du Midi, plus it's handy for the city's museums and the basilica. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Singles, doubles, twins and triples. Luggage store for upto 3 bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Ibis Toulouse Centre

Reliable chain hotel in Toulouse city centre

2 rue Claire Pauilhac
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

A short ride from the Toulouse Old Town and the train station, the Ibis Toulouse Centre is a refurbished modern hotel with onsite restaurant and bar, plus free wifi (and web corner) and 24-hour reception. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked inside the hotel. Airport shuttle bus.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Mercure Toulouse Compans Caffarelli

Hotel at the junction of the Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne

Boulevard Lascrosses
8 Esplanade Compans Caffarelli
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Located just near where the Canal du Midi meets the Canal de Garonne, this hotel is well-placed for cyclists visiting Toulouse. Airport shuttle nearby. Bar and terrace restaurant overlooking a garden. Wifi. A private garage provides secure bike parking (bring your own lock). The garage is gated, requires an entry code and has security cameras. 

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Novotel Centre Compans Caffarelli

Toulouse hotel near the Canal du Midi and with outdoor pool

5 Place Alfonse Jourdain
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €94

Open: Year-round

Central Toulouse hotel with a bike-friendly approach. There is a secure car park with a designated area for bikes; the car park is under CCTV surveillance. There is also a luggage store inside the hotel for bikes on arrival and for panniers etc. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and can help arrange bike hire. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant and bar. Outdoor swimming pool. Children's play area and games console.

Bike facilities

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

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Toulouse - Privilège Hôtel Mermoz

Art deco hotel in the centre of town with room for tandems

50 Rue Matabiau
31000 Toulouse
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

The Privilège Hôtel Mermoz in the so-called pink city of Toulouse was recommended to us by tandem riders who stayed there, so there is plenty of space for cyclists and their equipment. It's about half a kilometre from the Matabiau train station, the city's main terminal, but still manages to incorporate an outdoor pool. Rooms are soundproofed and come with a coffee machine, a handy extra. There is also a decent – if slighly expensive – breakfast served every day, or you can just pop out for a croissant or to the supermarket.

Bike facilities

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

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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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