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Pont d'Ouilly - Le Relais du Commerce

Basic but affordable stop on the Velo Francette route

8 Rue de la 5ème République,
14690 Pont d'Ouilly
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

We stayed at the bike-friendly Le Relais du Commerce on the final stretch of our La Velo Francette ride. In the heart of Suisse Normande, this is arguably one of the prettiest stretches of the ride. The hotel itself is pretty basic, but it's good value and clean. There's a dedicated bike shed at the rear of the hotel, and a restaurant onsite serving local fare; the food was OK but we'd probably try a local eatery next time. Rooms at the front of the hotel open up on to the balcony which overlooks the town (the balcony is ideal for airing wet and smelly cycling kit too). Free wifi. Double and triple rooms, all with en suites.

Bike facilities

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

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Pont-Aven - Art Gallery Resort

View local artists' work in this excellent hotel south-east of Quimper

6 Rue Saint-Guénolé
29230 Pont-Aven
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

Ideally located for riders taking a coastal diversion from the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast bike route, the Domaine De Pont Aven hotel-come-art gallery 35km south-east Quimper has some really nice B&B rooms and self-catering apartments. As well as a bar, restaurant and terrace (perfect for eating your buffet breakfast in the summer months), there's also a heated covered pool and spa area. Management advises us that there is a locked room for bikes, with the key kept at reception. Free wifi. English, French and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Pontivy - Hotel du Chateau

Friendly hotel near the Nantes Brest Canal confluence with the Ballet river

41 Rue du Général de Gaulle
56300 Pontivy
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

Hotel du Chateau Pontivy has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here. "It's on the Nantes-Brest Canal and cycle friendly with an outside locked storeroom. It was very welcoming and near the centre," they write. It's owned by Marie and Christophe Gautier, who have run the hotel since 2017. Rooms are clean and modern, and all are acessed by an elevator. There's an on-site bar. Daily buffet breakfast. Free public parking if you're arriving by car or campervan. The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the city centre for evening meals or sightseeing, and 1.2km from the Pontivy train station. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Pontivy - Ibis Budget Pontivy

Budget hotel with secure parking on the outskirts of town

Saint-Niel
56300 Pontivy
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €53

Open: Year-round

Budget option for exploring Brittany. The Ibis Budget Pontivy (formerly Etap Hotel) is basic but clean. Good for groups, with rooms for 1-4 people with private shower and toilet. Air-conditioned. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Bike parking provided in an enclosed garage.

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  • Secure bike parking

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Pornic - Best Western Hotel de Pornic

3-star hotel close to the Loire-Atlantique coast

Rue Jean Monnet
44210 Pornic
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €85

Open: Year-round

3-star hotel on the west coast of Pays de la Loire, just under 30km south of Saint-Nazaire. Family friendly. On-site restaurant. Other facilities include a spa and gym. Bike storage in a secure basement garage with coded access.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Port Argelès - Pierre & Vacances Maeva

Apartments near Perpignan and the Spanish border

Rue Eric Tabarly
Quai Vasco de Gama
66700 Argelès-sur-Mer
Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €65

Open: Year round

Studios and apartments sleeping up to 6 people and offering basic but affordable accommodation. Fully furnished with kitchenettes. Choose between harbour and mountain views. 300 metres from the beach and handy to Perpignan, and the road south to the Spanish border. The apartments are run by Pierre & Vacances, which allows guests to lock bikes safely in their rooms overnight. Wifi available at a surcharge. Also onsite: games room and table tennis, children's playground, massage, outdoor pool.

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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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Port d'Envaux - L'Oasis (La Flow Velo route)

Good stop on the Flow Velo route from Rochefort to Saintes

16 Rue du Tumulus
17350 Port-d'Envaux
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Handily placed on the La Flow cycle route between Rochefort and Saintes and around a 40 minute drive from the beach or Cognac. The B&B is family run and you can bathe in the swimming pool surroounded by trees and countryside. A continental breakfast is available and you can enjoy on the terrace during the warmer months. All bedrooms have en suites. You can also hire bikes here if you are not travelling on your own.

Bike facilities

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

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Porticcio - Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa

Treat yourself to some luxury after a day out on the bike in Corsica

Domaine de la Pointe
20166 Porticcio
Corse-du-Sud, Corsica

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Price from: €144

Open: Year round

Set in a stunning location on Ajaccio Bay and the Sanguinaires Islands in Corsica, the Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a day out on Corsica's hilly roads. Unrestricted sea views, private beach, heated outdoor pool, onsite spa and fitness centre. Wifi, satellite TV. Onsite restaurant with international and local cuisine. Lockable room available for bike storage. Electric bike hire 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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Portiragnes - Les Sablons

Campsite with self-catering cabins perfectly placed for the Canal du Midi

Avenue des Mûriers
34420 Portiragnes
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: £30 per cabin per night

Open: March 28 - September 28

Les Sablons is good base from which to access the cycle routes along the Canal du Midi, which crosses the River River Orb at Béziers, 14km away. The campsite also has direct access to the beach Portiragnes for a relaxing swim after a day's riding. Cycling tours of the local area can be arranged on-site. Click below to find out more about the fixed tents and cabins sleeping up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent or campervan.

Bike facilities

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

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Porto Ota - Hotel Bella Vista

Mountain views from this family run hotel

Route de Calvi
20150 Porto Ota
Corse-du-Sud, Corsica

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

Porto Ota lies near the World Heritage-listed Scandola Nature Reserve with its stunning sheer cliffs, hidden grottos or calanques, and numerous rock stacks soaring from the coast line with distinctive red hues. The town is about half way between Calvi and Ajaccio. The hotel is a comfortable and friendly place close enough to the action, but just tucked away enough to enjoy the views away from the crowds. All rooms come with air-conditioning and free wifi is available.

Bike facilities

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

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Pouilly-sur-Loire - Hôtel le Relais de Pouilly

Hotel used by pro riders on the east bank of the river Loire

Quai de Loire
58150 Pouilly-sur-Loire
Nièvre, Burgundy

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

If it's good enough for the pros cyclists Orica–GreenEDGE, who've parked their bus here, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us too. Hôtel le Relais de Pouilly is a three-star hotel on the east bank of the Loire south of Nevers. The onsite restaurant serves a hearty regional menu (which you can eat on the terrace in summer). Don't forget to try the local Pouilly-Fume wine, made from  sauvignon blanc grapes just up the road (the hotel can arrange cellar tastings). This is a really family friendly hotel, with an outdoor play area ever-popular with mini guests. Free wifi. Singles, doubles and triples. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Puy Saint Vincent - Camping Croque Loisirs

Charming Alpine campsite with views over a national park

Les Landes
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 22 29 03
Email: info@camping05.com

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Price from: €9.50

Open: June 1 until September 15

We just love the sound of this place. This green and lush campsite is situated on the border of the Ecrins, one of only 10 national parks in France. The site is at an altitude of 1450 metres, meaning that you can literally ride stunning mountain routes from the door. This is mountain camping as it’s meant to be. From your pitch you’ll be able to see the rocks of the Ecrins, as well as beautiful valleys and the glacier of Pelvoux. A three-star campsite, Camping Croque Loisirs is clean, with hot showers and a good friendly service (speaking French, English, Dutch and German). Most of the 50 pitches have access to electricity and there are several water taps. Every morning you can also buy fresh bread, a great way to start your day. The campsite is part of a sports initiative run by an enthusiastic group of Dutch people wo are passionate about sharing the Southern Alps. They can help you plan your rides (GPS maps and stacks of local knowledge), or take on their own bucketlist cols challenge that includes Galibier, Izoard and a bunch of other Tour de France climbs. 

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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Quillan - Hotel La Chaumière

Recently renovated rooms with mountain views in Cathar country

25, Boulevard Charles De Gaulle
11500 Quillan
Aude, Languedoc-Rousillon (Occitanie)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Air-conditioned rooms that are light, airy and well-equipped this hotel is ideal for lovers of Cathar architecture. Peaceful surroundings with lots to do in the surrounding gorges and forests. There are great road and mountain bike routes in this relatively quiet and unspoilt area of the Pyrenees. The Hotel La Chaumiere has an onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. Double, triple and family rooms available, making it versatile accommodation for groups. Some rooms have views of the Pyrenees. The annual Figure of Hate sportive is held in nearby Axat, making this an ideal base.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Quimper - Domaine de l'Orangerie de Lanniron

Self-catering accommodation ideal for families and groups

Allée de Lanniron
29000 Quimper
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €99 for studios for 3 people, €159 for 6-person cabins

Open: March 31 to November 5

Orangerie de Lanniron is a 38-hectare estate near Quimper with an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and an on-site golf course. It comprises independent self-catering studios and cottages, as well as mobile homes. The beaaches of Bénodet and Fouesnant are a day ride away (approx 15km). The studios are set in a renovated farmhouse, while the mobile homes have their own terrace and living area. Breakfast available at Orangerie de Lanniron and there is also an on-site snack bar. Restaurant also on site. Camping also available.

Bike facilities

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

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Redon - Hotel Asther

Town centre hotel within easy reach of the Nantes-Brest Canal

14 bis rue des Douves
35600 Redon
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €49-€91

Open: All year

Nothing warms my heart more than when a hotel proudly proclaims that it has parking for you and your bike. Hotel Asther is in the heart of Redon and ideally located for the Nantes-Brest Canal. Close to the train station. Free wifi. Friendly small hotel with 15 rooms. Singles, twins/doubles, triples and family rooms. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Reims - Novotel Suites Reims Centre

Reliable city centre hotel close to the railway station and key sites

1 Rue Edouard Mignot
51100 Reims
Marne, Champagne-Ardennes (Grand-Est)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Much like any other Novotel in most respects, this hotel also has spacious rooms and is hugely handy for both the station and city centre sights. Buffet breakfast with a great spread with fruit, cereals and yoghurts as well as bread, cheeses, meat and croissants. There’s also a nice little courtyard garden for breakfasting al fresco in sunny weather. Ideally located for exploring the Champagne bike routes or the Meuse River route. Gated car park. 
We've stayed here – read our review.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Reims – Centre Cathedrale Mercure

4-star hotel with bike storage in France's Champange capital

31 Boulevard Paul Doumer
51723 Reims
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

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Price from: €97

Open: All year

Comfortable 4-star hotel in the Reims city centre. Within easy reach of the train station, Gare de Reims. Free wifi. Fitness centre. Restaurant on site serving excellent local cuisine and wines. The restaurant bar has a large selection of local Champagnes. Bikes can be left in a luggage room.

Bike facilities

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

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Reims – Novotel Reims Tinqueux

Mid-range hotel on the western edge of Reims

Route de Soissons
BP 12 Tinqueux Cedex
51431 Tinqueuux
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Four-star hotel with bar, restaurant, garden, terrace, outdoor swimming pool, play area, Xbox consoles and free wifi. Located on the western outskirts of Reims. Management says bikes can be securely locked inside the hotel, either in communal areas (there's 24-hour reception and security cameras), or in bedrooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Remiremont Saint Nabord – hotelF1

Bargain basement budget hotel accommodation near the Moselle River

Aire de Peuxy RN 57
88200 Saint-Nabord
Vosges, Lorraine

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Price from: €24

Open: All year

On the N57 north of Remiremont, providing easy access to the River Moselle. More than 40 basic rooms sleeping up to 3 people at super budget prices. Shared toilets and shower facilities. 30km from Lac Gérardmer and mountain bike centre La Bresse. Free wifi. All-you-can-eat breakfast. Management advises bikes can be stored in rooms. 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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Rennes - Adagio Access Rennes Centre St Martin

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

35 Rue d'Antrain
35700 Rennes
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

Studios and apartments for up to 4 people near the Rennes city centre. Each room includes a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, fridge and microwave, though a full buffet breakfast is also available each morning in the hotel dining room. Free wifi. The hotel advises that bikes can be securely locked in the hotel's private underground car park. The official website has a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Rennes - Mercure Rennes Centre Parlement

City chain hotel offering a comfortable and reliable night's rest

1 Rue Paul Louis Courier
35106 Rennes ‎
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Centrally located hotel in Rennes, providing good access to city attractions. Located in a renovated printing press, the hotel features elegant décor. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, plus mini bar. Free soft drinks. Onsite cocktail and snack bar. Full buffet breakfast available every morning, and hot meals available upon request. Free wifi. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely inside the hotel. 

Bike facilities

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

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Ribeauvillé - Le Clos Saint-Vincent

Beautiful hotel with stunning views in the heart of the vineyards

Rue Klee Osterbergweg
68150 Ribeauvillé
Bas-Rhin, Alsace (Grand Est)

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

Le Clos Saint-Vincent is a 4-star hotel that's popular with cyclists on the Alsace wine route. It is used by a number of cycling tour companies, so it is very welcoming towards riders. Roughly 15km north of Colmar, it's a great base for exploring the Alsace vineyards. In fact, it's right in the middle of them, with stunning views of the surrounding vines. There is an on-site restaurant serving local cuisine (you can eat in the dining room or on the terrace – both have views of the countryside out over the Vosges mountains). There is also a wellness centre with an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub (and massages!)

Bike facilities

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

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Riberac - Moulin de Larcy

Self-catering apartments overlooking the beautiful river Dronne

D99 Villetoureix
24600 Riberac
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €205 per apartment per night

Open: All year

This is a lovely base from which to explore the borders of the Dordogne and the Charente. Moulin de Larcy has three self-contained apartments, with communal gardens and an outdoor pool. Each apartment has beautifully outfitted kitchen and dining areas, plus private bathrooms (with bath robes!) Barbecue area. Free wifi. Moulin de Larcy has its own fleet of bikes which are free for guest use. There's also great walking and canoeing nearby. Close to Dordogne bike routes and also within reach of the Tour of Charente. The owners can prepare packed lunches for your pannier.

Bike facilities

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

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Riquewihr - Hotel Le Schoenenbourg

Bike-friendly hotel on the Alsace wine route

2a rue de la Piscine
68340 Riquewihr
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

This is an ideal spot for exploring the Alsace wine route – and with its own fleet of (electric) bikes, it's safe to say the Hotel Le Schoenenbourg is pretty bike-friendly. (I love how the bikes are parked near the pool in the photo!) The hotel is eco-friendly. There are a range of options for individual riders, groups and families, with standard rooms through to duplex suites. Disabled access rooms. Pool and terrace. Free wifi. Tea and coffee facilities in the rooms (we like that!) 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

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Rivière-sur-Tarn - Camping Le Peyrelade (Millau)

Set among the beautiful gorges of the Tarn

Lieu-dit Peyrelade
12640 Rivière-sur-Tarn
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €20 for a pitch, prices of cabins and fixed tents vary

Open: Until September

Camping Le Peyrelade is a 4-star campsite along the river and under the cliffs of the Grandes Causses Natural Park amid the magnificent Tarn gorges. The long river beach is ideal for swimming, fishing and white water sports. The campsite also boasts a heated pool, a programme of activities for the kids and evening entertainments including singers, musicians and magic shows. Pitches plus canvas bungalows, mobile homes and chalets for rent. Snack bar and restaurant for takeaway pizzas.

Bike facilities

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

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Rochefort - Ibis

Bike-friendly hotel on the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée bike route

1-3 Rue Begon
17300 Rochefort
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

This hotel was recommended to us by readers who were cycling the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée bike route. 'A cycle-friendly hotel with a locked storeroom outside. Easy access from EuroVelo 1 and easy access to centre of Rochefort,' they wrote. Close to the train station. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. 40km from La Rochelle. Buffet breakfast.

Bike facilities

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

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Rochefort - Logis Hotel Lafayette (V92 La Velo Flow)

Friendly accueil velo-accredited hotel in the town centre

10, av. Lafayette., 17300 Rochefort SUR MER
17300 Rochefort
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €55 single rooms, €61-€93 doubles, twins and triples. Breakfast €9

Open: All year

Logis Hotel Lafayette a warm and welcoming bike-friendly hotel in the Rochefort town centre, just a short walk from the maritime museum and the famed Hermione frigate. The hotel is owned by cyclists (we parked our bikes in the garage with their bikes), and has accueil velo accreditation through the tourist board. As with most French hotels that aren't B&Bs, breaksfast costs extra (it's big enough to power a day on the bike). Wifi is fast and free (I'm writing this from the hotel), and the rooms are clean and comfortable. This is a great mid-range option for anyone cycling through Rochefort. (I'll post a full review here soon). ** We've stayed here – read our review. **

Bike facilities

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

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Rochefort-sur-Nenon - Hotel Fernoux-Coutenet

Family run hotel-restaurant on the EuroVelo 6 bike route

Rue Barbière
39700 Rochefort-sur-Nenon
Jura, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €76

Open: All year

On EuroVelo 6, Hotel Fernoux-Coutenet is used to welcoming cyclists (the hotel is part of the Logis group and it meets the group's bike-friendly standards). Rochefort-sur-Nenon is a lovely stop for cycling – it's a fortified village near the Doubs river. The Chaux forest neighbours the village, providing a peaceful space for walks and rides. The building itself dates back to 1857, and still carries much of this old charm, though the rooms themselves and the decor are quiet basic. Buffet breakfast (I'm told it's 'big'). The hotel has its own bar (for tasting the wines from neighbouring Burgundy), as well as its own restaurant, which serves local menus prepared with local produce. 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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Rodez - Hotel du Midi Logis International

Reliable local hotel with B&B and apartments in historic Rodez

1 Rue Beteille
12000 Rodez
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

Hotel du Midi is located in the centre of historic Rodez, around 1km from the train station (direct links to Paris and Toulouse). It's in an ideal location just opposite the town’s Notre Dame Cathedral (some rooms have views of the cathedral). Breakfast buffet + onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Free wifi. There are singles, doubles and triples, as well as a self-catering apartment option (it sleeps 5). The hotel has been recommended by cyclists who stayed there.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Roquebrune-sur-Argens - Camping Le Moulin des Iscles

Riverside campsite on the French Riviera

690 Chemin du Moulin des Iscles
83520 Roquebrune-sur-Argens
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €22 for a pitch; prices of self-catered cottages and tents vary

Open: March 20-October 31

Camping Le Moulin des Iscles is a 3-star campsite on the banks of a river at Roquebrune-sur-Argens, near the popular coastal holiday retreat of Fréjus. It has tent and touring pitches, plus self-catered mobile home and canvas bungalows for rent. Heated outdoor pool and spa. Family activities in summer. This is a great base from which to explore the varied landscapes of the Côte d’Azur. Ride to the local lake, go walking in the mountains or cycle through friendly local villages and vineyards. Oh and around 12km from the beaches of the Riviera. Wifi. Shop. Bar and restaurant. 

Bike facilities

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

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Roscoff - Best Western Grand Hotel Talabardon

Bike-friendly family hotel in Roscoff with good views and nice rooms

27 Place Lacaze Duthiers
29680 Roscoff
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €81

Open: Year round

The same family has run the Grand Hotel Talabardon, which sits on the pensinula overlooking the bay and the port, since 1890. Handy for ferry links, as well as to Brittany's excellent network of bicycle routes (including the Tour de Manche cross-Channel route). Reception round-the-clock, lift, restaurant serving local dishes (specialising in seafood and panoramic views). Free wifi. Safe and luggage storage. Bikes available for hire.

Bike facilities

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

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Roscoff - Hôtel La Résidence des Artistes

Stylishly decorated 3-star hotel in the centre of Roscoff

14 rue des Johnnies
29680 Roscoff
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €59

Open: Year-round

Contemporary and recently refurbished 3-star hotel in the middle of Roscoff and just 100 metres from the harbour. Close to town centre. Handy for ferry ports and Brittany's popular bike routes. Family rooms available for groups. Free wifi. Private garage for secure parking, plus luggage store. Garden and roof-top terrace for relaxing. Multilingual staff.

Bike facilities

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

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Roubaix - Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Stylish Art Deco hotel right in the centre of Roubaix

22 avenue Jean-Baptiste Lebas
59100 Roubaix
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €83

Open: All year

Situated in the very heart of Roubaix, the Lille Roubaix Grand Hôtel is an Art Deco style building with archetypal mouldings, columns and glass work. Both stylish and charming, it's just 500m from the TGV station but also an easy ride from Lille and the Eurostar terminal. There's a sauna for tired muscles, a restaurant serving local cuisine and a bar area. Free wifi. Management advises there is a lockable garage for bike store. The official booking website has a best-price guarantee. Book early for Easter weekend and the Paris-Roubaix race.

Bike facilities

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

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Rouen - Hôtel du Vieux Marché

In the heart of Rouen's historic town centre

15 Rue de la Pie
76000 Rouen
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Rouen is one of France's most famous cities, having been the place where Joan of Arc was famously burned to death in 1431 (she was tied to a pillar at the Vieux-Marché itself). The Hôtel du Vieux Marché was recently renovated and boasts all the mod-cons. It's well-located for Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Seine river banks. An underground garage is available for the storage of bikes. For leisure or day riders, the city also has an excellent bike scheme called cy’clic. Unlimited free wifi and the staff speak French and English.

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

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Royan - Hotel Arc en Ciel

Welcoming accommodation option near the Atlantic Coast beach

6 Place Foch
17200 Royan
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Cyclists who stayed here recommended this Royan hotel to us. It's a basic but clean budget option that's ideal for the Atlantic Coast bike path as well as the start of the Canal des 2 Mers bike route that joins the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean via Bordeaux and Toulouse. There are double and twin rooms, some with sea views. We're told the staff are friendly and the hotel welcoming and relaxed. From the front door it's just a one-minute walk to the beach. Bike parking is in the hotel's private courtyard (pictured above). Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Royan - Le Pavillon Bleu Hotel Restaurant

Value hotel on the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route

12 Allée des Algues
17200 Royan
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charente (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €46

Open: All year

The Le Pavillon Bleu Hotel Restaurant is a basic, budget hotel recommended to us by readers on the Atlantic Coast bike route. Royan also marks the start of the official Atlantic Coast to Mediterranean bike route, the Canal des Deux Mers, which goes via Bordeaux and Toulouse to Sete. We're told there's a private, locked garage for bikes and that the staff are welcoming. Versatile accommodation with singles, twins, doubles, triples and family rooms available. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Ruffec - Chateau des Chevaliers de Londigny

Pretend you're royalty and stay at this castle 9km north of Ruffec

16700 Londigny
Charentes, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Stay in a real (and still working) French castle, Chateau des Chevaliers de Londigny. There are 3 'suites' and one smaller bedroom for B&B, as well as a self-catering gite, which sleeps 6. Breakfast like a king or queen in the majestic lounges overlooking the countryside. The chateau itelf is open to tourists from April to October. This treat of a base is worth the 9km countryside detour from the Tour de Charente bike route

Bike facilities

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

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Saint Cirq Lapopie - Hotel Les Gabarres

Hotel at the bottom of the climb to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Lieu dit Tour de Faure
46330 Tour-de-Faure
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

This is a friendly two-star hotel with pool at the foot of the historic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Hotel Les Gabarres offers flexible accommodation with doubles and quadruple/family rooms, as well as some self-catering rooms with kitchenettes. It was recommended to us by a cyclist who rode the Lot Valley bike route.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint Die des Vosges - Ibis Hotel

Peaceful haven for cyclists in one of France's quiet corners

5 Quai Jeanne d'Arc
88100 Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Vosges, Lorraine

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

Roughly equidistant from Strasbourg (96km) and Nancy (84km), Saint Die des Vosges is also a handy 60km from Colmar, with the ride taking you through the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges. The hotel itself is in the centre of Saint Die des Vosges on the banks of the river Meurthe. It's 3-star with free wifi, and an onsite restaurant and bar. There's a small luggage store for bikes and kit, plus management advises bikes can be kept in rooms where space permits. This area is a haven for mountain bikers, but there are also plenty of wonderful (and relatively traffic-free) road routes to explore at your leisure. This is one of France's lesser travelled areas (but for how much longer?)

Bike facilities

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

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Saint Nazaire sur Charente - Camping L'Abri-Côtier

Accueil velo-rated site with pitches and cabins south of La Rochelle

26 La Bernardière
17780 Saint Nazaire sur Charente
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: Tent pitches from €17 a night for 2 people; self-catering cabins from €69 for 5-6 people

Open: April 5 to September 29

Camping L'Abri-Côtier is a 3-star accueil-velo rated campsite south of La Rochelle. It's part of the bike-friendly Flowers camping group. Located 3km from Port-des-Barques (the departure point for Fort Boyard) and the beach, it as its own covered heated pool, activities area for children, and bar area. Camping/camping car pitches, mobile homes, chalets and all-canvas holiday bungalows available. Close to the Moëze Oléron Nature Reserve, this is an earthy campsite set in a wooded area. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val - Camping Les Gorges de l'Aveyron

Campsite for exploring the stunning gorges of the Aveyron

Marsac Bas
82140 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €14 for a 'nature' pitch for a single cyclist, prices vary for self-catered options

Open: Until October 30

Camping Les Gorges de l'Aveyron is a 3-star campsite in the beautiful town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the Aveyron river gorge region of SW France. There are camping pitches, as well as self-catered canvas bungalows, lodges and mobile homes. Heated outdoor pool and play area. Kids’ club. Perfect base for cycling the relatively empty roads of the Aveyron. Also great for canoeing and kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and paragliding. Wander the narrow streets of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val or stay here en route to exploring the medieval villages of Cordes-sur-Ciel, Bruniquel and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Bar, pizzas to take away. Wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Armand - Le Manoir du Butel

Secluded country B&B run by cyclists

11 Le Butel
50160 Saint-Amand
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Seriously! Who wouldn't want to ride their bike down this driveway? Le Manoir du Butel is a farmhouse B&B run by cyclists near Saint-Armand, east of the Tour du Manche route at Le Mesnil-Raoult (17km south-east of St-Lo). The French owners tell us that they regularly welcome touring cyclists and that they are indeed cyclists themselves (MTB riders). They will be able to help with local routes etc. The B&B is around 4km from the nearest large town with a restaurant, but the owners say they are happy to take you there if your legs aren't up to the task after a day on the bike. What more could you want?! 

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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Saint-Brieuc - Camping des Vallées

Bike-friendly campsite on the EuroVelo 4 and Tour de Manche bike routes

Boulevard Paul Doumer
22000 Saint-Brieuc
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

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Price from: €12 rate for 2 x bikes + tents without electricity or from €14 with power; prices vary for fixed bungalow tents and cottages

Open: Camping pitches 16/03-16/10; rental cottages 16/03-18/12

Family run 3-star campsite at at Saint-Brieuc on Brittany's beautiful Cotes d'Armor. This is on the Tour de Manche and EuroVelo 4 bike routeIt even has a special bicycle package for tent campers. Kids' entertainment, camping pitches, canvas bungalows and mobile homes Waterpark nearby. Free wifi. Shop, bar, fresh bread deliveries each morning. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Émilion - Auberge de la Commanderie

Ancient Templar house-turned-hotel in the heart of Saint-Émilion

2 rue Porte Brunet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

Clean and stylish 2-star hotel in the heart of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion. The hotel itself is part of the ancient fabric of the town, being set in an old Templar house. It's within walking distance of local restaurants and wine shops (which can arrange shipment home, just in case you were wondering...). From the door you can ride almost straight out into the vines. Doubles, twins and family rooms. This hotel is a real bargain off-season, though the price (as with everything in this tourist hotspot) tends to skyrocket in summer. The hotel has a private car parking area that's locked (it's often used by cycle tour groups). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Émilion - Hôtel Au Logis de Remparts à Saint-Émilion

Bike-friendly hotel in beautiful, historic Saint-Émilion

18 rue Guadet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

This is a lovely hotel right near the historic UNESCO-listed centre of Saint-Émilion. (Some of the hotel's own buildings are actually listed as historically significant). The accommodation is flexible, with single rooms through to family rooms. A group of cyclists who stayed here recommended the hotel to us. The full buffet breakfast (including scrambled eggs – something of a treat in rural France) filled them up. The hotel's beautiful gardens (with pool) overlook the vines and are secure, providing safe bike parking (the hotel regularly welcomes cyclists). French and English spoken. Free wifi. Late deals possible (see our link) but prices do vary across the seasons, especially in summer when Saint-Émilion is hugely popular with visitors.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - City Lofthotel Saint-Etienne

Apart-hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 4 people

15 rue Gambetta
42000 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, this apartment-hotel has studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Free wifi. 24-hour front desk. Breakfast also available in the hotel. 1.5km from train station. Reception advises that bikes can be stored in the apartments overnight. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Mercure Parc de l'Europe

City hotel well located for morning rides in the nearby park

Rue de Wuppertal,
42100 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Bike-friendly 4-star hotel near the Mont Pilat Regional Park and opposite the Parc de l’Europe south-east of the city centre. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant that is well-respected locally. Reception staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. French, English, Japanese, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Le Château Du Val

Quaint chateau-style hotel to the west of Paris

Route Forestière des Brancas
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Yvelines, Île-de-France

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Recommended to us by readers, Le Château Du Val sits by the River Seine to the west of Paris. It's handy for both the Epte Valley route to Le Havre and the London to Paris Avenue Verte, making it a useful stopover at the start of your journey or as your last night before arriving in Paris. The small chateau has clean rooms with breakfast being served in a Louis XIV-styled state room. And an interesting local fact for you: if you were wondering where the Saint-Germain of famous football club Paris-Saint Germain comes from, then it is in fact from this small town's football club, which merged with Paris in 1970. Anyway back to cycling, this is a great base and the owners will happily store bikes safely away overnight in the locked garage.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - Home 19

EuroVelo 4 coastal stop just 5km from the beach

19 rue des Mézières
50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Stylish barn conversion that dates back to 1767. Just 5km from the beach, this is an ideal stop on a EuroVelo 4 coastal ride or to the ferry port (it's 52km to Cherbourg from here). Evening meals can be prepared on request using fresh local ingredients. Bike-friendly (it has Accueil Velo accreditation). Rooms have kettles for tea and coffee, which always goes down well with us. Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, making this ideal for groups of families and friends. French and English spoken, plus some Spanish and German. Pet-friendly if you're travelling with your pooch. Free wifi. Arrival after 5pm preferred (get in touch if arriving earlier).

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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Camping de la Ferme Erromardie

Campsite right on the EuroVelo 1 on the sandy coastline of SW France

40 Chemin d'Erromardie
64500 Saint Jean de Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €16 for tent pitches; self-catered cabins from €39 a night but vary depending on the season

Open: April 6-October 31

Camping de la Ferme Erromardie is on the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast routeThis is a popular campsite in a great location close to the Atlantic Ocean. It's just 50 metres from Erromardie beach, 3km north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Family friendly. Ideal for exploring the Basque country. Pool. Library and reading area. Petanque. Summer activities for kids. Tent pitches plus self-catered cabins.

Bike facilities

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

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