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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa

Elegance and fine food by the beach

43 Boulevard Thiers
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €144

Open: All year

If you're looking for somewhere special to stay on France's southern Atlantic coast, this could be it. Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed her. It's located right on the beach in the very popular harbour town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which is on the Euro Velo 1 Atlantic Coast bike route. Rooms and the highly rated restaurant overlook the ocean. If you're staying here, you'll also be able to use the spa facilities. A buffet breakfast is served every morning and you have 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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Hotel Bel Air

Beach-side hotel recommended to us by cyclists

60 Promenade Jacques Thibaud
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Hotel Bel Air couldn't get any closer to the beach at Saint-Jean-de-Luz without falling in. This family owned and operated hotel was recommended to us by a cyclist who was riding the Atlantic Coast bike path. The hotel has its own dedicated bicycle garage and it sees a lot of cyclists on this popular route. Terrace with ocean views (some rooms also have ocean views). English, French and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Hotel St-Georges

Alpine hotel recommended to us by readers

334 rue de la République
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne has been sent to us by cyclists who stayed there. They described it as clean, friendly and affordable. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Buffet-style breakfast with homemade jams. Onsite cafeteria. Secure bike store. Close to the train station. English, French, Italian and German spoken. 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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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Hotel de l'Europe (Col de la Croix de Fer)

Popular cycling hotel on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer

15 avenue du Mont Cenis
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €43

Open: All year

Hôtel de l'Europe comes recommended to us by cyclists who have stayed there, including one of our own contributors. "It's on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer," says Andy Hodges. "The owner is a serious cyclist with a bike room and he can help with ongoing repairs." It has free wifi thorughout Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, and a laundry service. Kettles and TVs in room. Continental breakfast. Located on the road that connects Lyon to Turin, and 1km from local train station. 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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Saint-Jean-du-Bruel - Camping La Dourbie (Millau Viaduct)

In the Dourbie valley between the Larzac plateau and the Cévennes

Route de Nant
12230 Saint-Jean-du-Bruel
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €15 for a pitch, prices vary for fixed base tents and cabins

Open: April 25 to September 29

Camping La Doubie is a 4-star campsite in Saint-Jean-du-Bruel, close to the Millau viaduct in southern Aveyron. It's nestled between the Causse du Larzac and the Cévennes National Park. Camping pitches, mobile homes and chalet rental. Outdoor pool, family activities. Camping La Dourbie takes its name from the river which flows alongside the site. The owners are proud of family atmosphere nurtured here, with the site offering quiet, generous pitches in the semi-shade on the banks of the river. Onsite activities include guided organise walks in the countryside and a range of outdoor activities.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Hotel Itzalpea

Lovely village option on the Santiago de Compostela route

5 place du Trinquet
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €49

Open: All year

With just seven bedrooms, this is more of a guesthouse than a hotel. It's a cosy refuge in the foothills of the Pyrenees, deep in Basque country and on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. The hotel has its own salon de thé, where breakfast is also served. They get many walkers and cyclists through here, so breakfast is a nice mix of pastries, yoghurts, breads, cereals and cakes. Secure bike store. Free wifi. Bar/lounge area for relaxing, or take a stroll out through the picturesque village or by the river. This is a good value-for-money option.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Laurent - Moulin de Saint Laurent (Canal de Garonne)

Accommodation with a pool between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen

Lieu-dit Le Moulin
47130 Saint-Laurent
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Recommended to us by a reader, this B&B also has self-catering gites (see here for B&B and gite) and a small camping area (see here for more on the camping area). It's ideal if you are travelling solo or with a group, and regardless of of style of travel. You can also enjoy a table d'hotes (home cooked meal with wine) if you fancy a relaxing evening, and a continental breakfast is served each morning. There is a pool and wifi and it is situated on the Canal de Garonne on the stretch between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen.

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-Léger - Chateau de Grenier

Chateau B&B on the Bordeaux and Toulouse Canal de Garonne bike route

47160 Saint-Léger
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

Chateau de Grenier is an elegant chateau that's been converted to a B&B. It's ideally located just east of Damazan on the Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route and not far from where the Garonne river meets the Lot River bike routeChateau de Grenier has been suggested to us by cyclists who stayed there. It offers bike-friendly accommodation for individuals as well as groups, and also as family rooms.

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-Lô - Mercure Hotel

Bike-friendly riverside hotel with views overlooking the city

1 avenue de Briovere
50000 Saint-Lô
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Saint-Lô is an ideal stop for anyone cycling from the western side of Manche to the D-Day beach area. This is a reliable, no-nonsense chain hotel that's got plenty of space for single riders as well as groups. Right in the middle of town, it sits opposite the city's ramparts, and provides excellent access to the train station, local bars and restaurants. The hotel has a secure storage room for bikes. Full buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Macaire - Les Feuilles d'Acanthe

Modern facilities on the banks of the river Garonne

5 rue de l'Eglise
33490 Saint-Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

This is considered one of the best places to stay around the medieval town of Saint-Macaire. It's part of the Logis hotel group of independently run hotels, and it meets their bike-friendly cycling criteria. If your legs are feeling tired after exploring the rolling vineyards or the Canal de Garonne towpath (which starts just east of Saint-Macaire), then the hot tub could be exactly what you need. There's also a continental breakfast-in-bed option. Rooms have all of the mod cons, there is free wifi in public areas and a restaurant/bar.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – Hotel de Toiras (Île de Ré)

Indulge in a little 5-star luxury on the magical Île de Ré

1 quai Job Foran
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €195

Open: All year

Pamper yourself after a day riding on the magical Île de Ré by staying at the opulent Hotel de Toiras on the Saint-Martin-de-Ré harbour front. The hotel dates back to the 17th century, its older features and antiques combining with all the mod-cons you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Its restaurant serves delicious seasonal dishes made from local produce (you can even borrow a wicker basket and go and collect the ingredients yourself). Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. French, English, Spanish and German spoken. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and all bikes can be stored in a lockable space in the hotel. Reception staff can help with maps and other tourist information.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – La Baronnie Hotel & Spa (Île de Ré)

Treat yourself by staying at one of Île de Ré's most beautiful hotels

17-21 rue Baron de Chantal
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

Charming and historic 3-star hotel with spa centre set in an 18th century manor house in the Saint-Martin-de-Ré town centre on Île de Ré. Free wifi. Relaxing gardens fresh with the aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lavender and jasmin. Family friendly. Full buffet breakfast. Secure coded bike-parking. 10% discount off local bike hire can be arranged via the hotel. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - Hôtel Le Marintan

Flexible accommodation in the Maurienne Valley (Alpe d'Huez, Galibier)

1 Rue de la Provalière
73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhone-Alps

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is a popular launch pad for an assault on Alpe d'Huez, the Galibier and other key cycling cols in the Maurienne Valley. Hotel Le Marintan is an accueil velo-registered hotel that is well-versed in welcoming cyclists. There's a dedicated bike storage area and plenty of versatile accommodation. Choose from doubles, triples, or quadruples in the main hotel or chalet accommodation sleeping up to six people. Most rooms have mountain views and there is free wifi throughout the hotel (but not in the chalets). It's close to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne train station and a walk away from bars and restaurants.

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-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux - Les Cistelles B&B

Tranquil accueil-velo B&B for exploring Burgundy's wine route

7 rue de la Fontaine
21700 Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

If you are looking to visit the famous Burgundy wine region of Côtes de Nuit then the immaculate Les Cistelles B&B in the Nuits-Saint-Georges area could offer an ideal place to rest. The rooms are large and well equipped and there is a lovely garden. You can also choose to eat home-cooked bourguignons classics in the evening and a plentiful continental breakfast each morning. The B&B is roughly 35km from Dijon and 25km from Beaune, so ideally placed as a riding stopover.

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-Omer-de-Blain - Le Nid d'Omer

Acceuil velo rated B&B very close to the Nantes-Brest Canal

La Rouaudais
44130 Saint-Omer-de-Blain
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

Le Nid d'Omer is a traditional-style guest house B&B in Saint-Omer-de-Blain, just 150 metres from the Nantes-Brest Canal. It's set in peaceful surrounds with a terrace and garden (compete with with greenhouse and vegetable patch). Rooms are individually decorated, and have a TV and free wifi. All rooms are ensuite. Homemade, continental breakfast includes jams, cakes and hot drinks. An ideal stop on the Nantes-Brest Canal (see also the nearby Gavre Forest for rides). Le Nid d'Omer B&B is around 18km to Pontchâteau, 28km from Redon and 50km from Nantes. Free house bikes for guest use.

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-Palais-sur-Mer - Domaine de Saint Palais

Accueil Velo hotel on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee 10km from Royan

50 rue du Logis
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Domaine de Saint Palais is a 17th century wine chateau hotel with just 15 rooms in Saint Palais-sur-Mer, 10km from Royan. An accueil Velo-rated hotel, it's on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee routeIt is an elegant building set in lush gardens, with sunny courtyards and a friendly welcome. It's just 650m from the beach. Singles, doubles and triples available. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available, plus there is a bar area. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Paul-en-Born - Camping La Clairière

Campsite between Mimizan and Biscarrosse on the Atlantic Coast

1151 Route de Talucat
40200 Saint-Paul-en-Born
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €17 for a tent pitch for 2 people, prices vary for cabins and chalets

Open: May to October

Camping La Clairière is a 4-star campsite at Saint-Paul-en-Born, between Mimizan and Biscarrosse and handy for the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast bike route. Camping pitches, mobile homes and all-canvas bungalows to rent. It offers a haven of calm beneath the pine trees of the Landes on the banks of a small river. Comfortable self-catered accommodation and shady pitches. Take a bike ride into the old town of Mimizan for a pastis or head out into the forest. Horse riding, walking, fishing and canoeing also nearby. Snack bar with pizzas plus fresh bread deliveries each day.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Hôtel de l'Image

A luxurious treat for cyclists in Provence

36 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €220 (but check the link here for deals)

Open: All year

This is a lovely (and luxurious) base for cycling. Surrounded by two hectares of peaceful gardens that look out over the Alpilles mountains, Hôtel de l'Image regularly welcomes cycling groups. There's an onsite restaurant serving seasonal menus, plus a terrace and cocktail bar. There's also a maze to get lost in and a pool to cool off in (the hotel also has a deal with a nearby spa). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard - Camping La Mouette Cendrée

Quiet accessible coastal camping near Les Sables d'Olonne

19 Les Malecots
85520 Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard
Vendée, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €16.50 a tent pitch; prices vary for cabins

Open: April to October

Located in a green environment, yet just minutes from the beaches and fishing harbours of the Vendee coast, this site provides the perfect oppurtunity to have a relaxed and varied break. The pitches are mixed sizes but generally shady and the owners strive to maintain a peaceful atmosphere while still providing entertainment for all age groups during summer (including a meal and dance nights on Wednesdays and bingo on Mondays). If you prefer to use your legs 11 for cycling, then you're spoilt for choice with the La Vélodyssée – the 1200km Atlantic Coast bike route – running nearby. Use Camping La Mouette Cendrée as a stopover if you're riding the whole route, or stay a while longer and use it as a base for some shorter day rides.

Bike facilities

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

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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande – Château des Vigiers

Quality 4-star hotel tucked away in the countryside

24240 Monestier ‎
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €127

Open: All year

A touch of luxury hidden away in the Dordogne countryside, around 24km from Bergerac. A golf country club with an onsite restaurant, it aso has bike hire for guests. Accommodation is in the main chateau or there's (more affordable) space in the adjoining 'relais' section, including family rooms. Riding around here is just lovely, with some nice vineyard rides on super quiet roads. There are some hilly routes, but it's also possible to get in some flat kilometres east towards Monbazillac (though beware the climb up into the village). This is an ideal stop on a Bordeaux to Dordogne ride. For something a bit more personal in the same area, see here.    

Bike facilities

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

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Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont – Le Grand Hard (D-Day Beaches)

Excellent bike-friendly hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach

La Rivière
50480 La Rivière 50480 Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €97 double room, €155 for a 4-person self-contained unit with kitchenette

Open: All year

Le Grand Hard is a super bike-friendly hotel in the Le Parc des Marais nature reserve close to Utah Beach, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the D-Day landing beaches. Bike hire available at the hotel (including Garmins with pre-loaded maps). The hotel regularly welcomes cycle tour groups so the staff are used to hosting cyclists in groups or as individuals. On-site restaurant and bar, plus cafe. 11 double rooms (including 4 luxury suites), plus self-contained residences available for small groups or families (there is also a children's playground). Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and a little German spoken.
We've stayed here – read our full review. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saintes - Les Chambres de l'Abbaye (La Flow Velo bike route)

Old 11th century convent that's been lovingly restored for tourism

L'Abbaye aux Dames, La Cité Musicale
11 place de l'Abbaye
17100 Saintes
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 97 48 33 (there are English speakers)
Email: reservations@abbayeauxdames.org

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Price from: €51

Open: All year

This is a special place to stay. This old convent building dates to the 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It's now a hotel and function centre but that's only half the story, with the abbey also still holding musical festivals and recitals in tune with its wonderful past. It's also accueil velo-accredited. Arriving by bike hire somehow seems fitting. We have included this hotel on our DIY cycling itinerary for La Flow Velo. ** 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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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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Sarlat - Camping La Châtaigneraie de Sarlat

4-star camping near the Dordogne river 10km east of Sarlat

La Garrigue Basse
24370 Prats-de-Carlux
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €30 for a tent pitch for 2 people; prices vary for cabins

Open: April 25-October 11

Camping La Châtaigneraie de Sarlat is a 4-star campsite in the heart of the Dordogne/Périgord Noir. It has tent pitches, plus mobiles homes and cabins for rent. This is camping at its best, complete with water park/side and both indoor and outdoor pools and a spa. Evening entertainment and activities for kids in summer. Restaurant for snacks and pizza (can take away or eat on the terrace). mini-shop. Laundrette. This is a family friendly campsite that offers a great base for exploring all key sites of Sarlat, Beynac and Domme.

Bike facilities

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

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Sarlat - Hotel Ibis

Reliable Dordogne Valley hotel in the medieval city of Sarlat

8 rue Gabriel Tarde
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €92

Open: Year-round

Hotel located in the city centre within walking distance of Sarlat's famous medieval city and fine cuisine. Management advises that bikes can be stored in a locked room in the hotel. Luggage storage. 24-hour snack bar. Buffet breakfast. Wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Sarlat-la-Caneda - Hotel La Couleuvrine

Impressive building home to a hotel-restaurant in the heart of Sarlat

1 Place de la Bouquerie
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Sarlat is a large medieval town in the heart of the Dordogne Valley. It's a handy stop if you are cycling in the Dordogne and an ideal base if you are wanting to explore the area's prehistoric treasures. Hotel La Couleuvrine is right in the middle of town. We're told by cyclists who stayed there that it is very bike-friendly and has a lock-up bike storage room. It also has a very good restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Sault - Hotel d'Albion

Townhouse hotel ideally placed for an assault on Ventoux

Rue de l'Oratoire
84390 Sault-de-Vaucluse
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

If you're travelling with a bike, the Hotel d'Albion is a good choice. It's got good bike storage and a hire shop nearby. The hotel itself has free wifi and a bar with views across the town and lavender fields beyond. A cyclist who stayed here told us the hotel staff were friendly and helped organise taxis and other bits and bobs. No air-conditioning, though, so ask for a room on the lower floors, which are apparently cooler.

Bike facilities

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

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Saumur - Hotel le Petit Hureau

A hotel set into a troglodyte cave on the Loire cycle route

540 Route de Montsoreau
49400 Dampierre sur Loire, Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This fascinating hotel (more like a B&B) is partially built into a Troglodyte cave. Some rooms are in a separate building but the breakfast is served in the cave. Bike storage is secure in a locked and covered hut in the parking lot. There isn’t a dining room but there is a first-class restaurant just a few hundred metres away. Note that the hotel doesn’t accept credit cards (though you can pay online by card) and you may not be able to check in before 5pm, depending on the season.
**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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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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Saumur – Hôtel le Cristal

Loire à vélo accredited hotel near the chateau in Saumur

12 place de la République
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hôtel le Cristal is a stylish, bike-friendly hotel in Saumur, where the Loire à vélo bike route runs concurrently with La Vélo Francette. It's located close to the chateau, near the river bank (some rooms have river views). Onsite restaurant serving local dishes. French and English spoken. Free wifi. The hotel is an accreited 'Loire à vélo' partner hotel.

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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Saumur – Le Londres Hôtel & Appartements

Bright and friendly bike-friendly hotel in Loire Valley hotspot

48 rue d'Orléans
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

We stayed here on our La Velo Francette bike ride and it's a great base either for a night or for an extended stay (it has hotel rooms as well as self-catering apartments). The staff were super friendly and didn't blink an eye when two smelly, sweaty cyclists arrived later than expected. It's located in the heart of Saumur, as short walk/ride from the Loire River. Breakfast was one of the best we had on the ride with a huge buffet with breads, cereals, eggs, fruits and yoghurts from which to choose. Bike storage was the most secure we had all trip with bikes locked in a private garage at the rear of the hotel, with the garage courtyard also acccessed by code. The hotel also carries the French Accueil Velo mark. Free wifi (plus computers for guest use are also available). It's family friendly with toys and books etc available for kids. Beds were comfy, showers were hot, the hotel itself was bright and clean – an ideal place to stay.

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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Sauveterre-de-Guyenne - Le Refuge de Guyenne

Cycle friendly stone house on the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

10 Rue de la Tour
33540 Sauveterre-de-Guyenne
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €86

Open: All year

Le Refuge de Guyenne is a two-bedroom self-catering house that's available to cyclists on a nightly basis. It was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Sauveterre is a natural stopping point on the Canal de Garonne Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route, being as it is at the end of the excellent Roger Lapebie bike route. Le Refuge de Guyenne welcomes couples as well as small groups or families. It has a room with a double bed, plus another with bunk beds; there is also a sofa bed. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Sedan - Hotel Le Chateau Fort de Sedan

An impressive old stone fort hotel on Meuse Valley bike route

Porte des Princes
08200 Sedan
Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne (Grand Est)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel Le Chateau Fort is an impressive Accueil Velo-rated hotel right on the Meuse Valley bike route. It's close to the centre of Sedan, an old fortified city, making it a handy and interesting stop. The rooms are well appointed with coffee machines and en-suite facilities, and the hotel has a really nice bar and restaurant and enclosed courtyard. This hotel is used often by riders on the Meuse route, so the staff here are used to welcoming cyclists. The building is a medieval fortress so something a little bit special and out of the ordinary at relatively affordable prices.
**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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Séguret (Mont Ventoux) - Hotel Domaine de Cabasse

Charming hotel on the Cote du Rhone wine route

547 Route de Sablet
84110 Séguret
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Surrounded by its own vineyard, Hotel Domaine de Cabasse is a tranquil base near the pretty village of Ségruet. It's an ideal location that's well suited to exploring the Vaucluse region by bike. If you're up for a challenge of a lifetime, Mont Ventoux is just 30km away. Each room has a traditional style (some also have a balcony or terrace). As an additional positive, Domaine de Cabasse is located on the Côtes du Rhone Wine Route so you can stay and taste the famous local wines. Swimming pool. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken. The hotel also has secure storage for your bikes and equipment.

Bike facilities

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

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Seignosse - Les 2 Étangs

Fixed base tents and cabins in the woods on the Euro Velo 1 bike route

1379 Route de l'Étang Blanc
40510 Seignosse
Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €110 per night for a bungalow sleeping up to 4 people, prices vary for cabins and apartments

Open: February 29 to November 1

Les 2 Etangs in Seignosse offers an upmarket 'camping' experience in fixed base bungalow tents, self-catered cabins and apartments. With a lake 500m away and the beach a 5km ride through forest trails, it has a relaxed holiday vibe. The site itself is a 4-star campground so it has creature comforts including a heated outdoor pool and spa, plus kids' entertainment. It's ideal for a fixed base self-catered cycling holiday if you are looking for a base on the Atlantic Coast Eurovelo 1 bike route. It is Accueil Velo-rated by the tourist board. 

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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Sélestat - Hostellerie de la Pommeraie

Napoleon-era hotel set among the Alsace vineyards

8 Boulevard Marechal Foch
67600 Sélestat
Bas Rhin, Alsace (Grand Est)

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Price from: €81

Open: All year

A warm welcome awaits at this family-run hotel owned by Christiane and Pascal Funaro. The building itself dates back to Napoleon's time (it belonged to one of his colonels), and today it's the perfect mix of old and new. It's set among the vineyards on the Alsace wine route, making it an ideal base from which to cycle. As a result, it's popular among cyclists, and cycle tour companies often use it as a base. The interior is magestic and every room is individually furnished. It's in the centre of Sélestat, so local restaurants and bars are just a short walk away, or you could eat in the hotel's restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Semur-en-Auxois - Hotel de la Côte d’Or

Small and character-filled hotel on the Burgundy Canal bike route

1 Rue De La Liberté
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Small hotel with 15 rooms on the Burgundy Canal bike route. The Hotel de la Côte d’Or is actually an old coaching inn that's believed to be the oldest hotel in Semur. It's full of character, having been tastefully restored and modernised. It's also a good stop of cyclists and regularly hosts cycling tour groups as well as solo riders. Singles, doubles/twins plus triples. All rooms are en suite. There's a bar area used for tapas as well as for afternoon teas and night-time relaxation. Free wifi. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Senlis - Chambres d'Hôtes de Parseval (Avenue Verte London-Paris)

On the official London-Paris bike route 45km from Paris

4 place Gérard de Nerval
60300 Senlis
Oise, Picardy (Hauts de France)

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Set in an 18th century building the Chambres d'hotes de Parseval is perfectly located in the ancient cathedral town of Senlis, which at 45km from Paris make it ideal for a comfortable stay if cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris cycle route. The B&B has a number of chic rooms and the garden is set amongst medieval ramparts which provide lovely views over the surrounding forest. Free wifi is available and there is a safe store for bikes. 

Bike facilities

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

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Serriera - Hôtel Eden Park

Hotel oasis with pool near Corsica's UNESCO-listed Gulf of Porto

Golfe de Porto
Route de Calvi
20147 Serriera
Corse-du-Sud, Corsica

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

Located in the village of Serriera, just 7km from the town of Porto and the Gulf of Porto UNESCO World Heritage Site. All rooms have a balcony and mountain views. Doubles, triples and quads available for sharers. Buffet breakfast. Two restaurants plus bar. Snack bar, special diet menus upon request. Outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and gardens. Also close to beach at Bussaglia. Free Wifi.  Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Sète - Le Grand Hotel

Quirky decor at the end of the Canal du Midi

17 Quai de Tassigny
34200 Sète
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €120

Open: All year

Le Grand Hotel sits in an old stone building in a great central location, close to lots of restaurants and with a view over the canals. Famed for its funky decor, the hotel is used to welcoming cyclists, which makes it a really good option as a stop while exploring the Canal du Midi. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken. The hotel can store two bikes in the hotel, plus they have a private, locked parking area 50m from the hotel that's reserved for guests.

Bike facilities

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

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Sommières - Domaine de Massereau

Holiday lodges on a working vineyard between Montpellier and Nîmes

1990 Route d'Aubais
30250 Sommières
Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)

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Price from: £50 per night per cabin

Open: April to September

Fancy staying on a working vineyard? Look no further! Domaine de Massereau is located between Montpellier and Nimes, and also within reach of the Camargue. Its owners have created something really special based around their wine-producing château. The property is part of the Eurocamp network that offers self-catering cabins on campsites in France. The property is bike-friendly – cycle through the trees to your cabin hidden among oak trees. Facilities on site include swimming pools (with waterslides), a gourmet-standard restaurant, indoor spa, Jacuzzi and sauna. Adults spending more than three nights in May, June and September also get a free 45-minute spa session or a free pass to the local adventure parc, Roc de Massereau. You can also try canoeing, tennis or other outdoor activities. This is a good option for families or groups wanting an affordable fixed base for a few days (or more) in the south of France.

Bike facilities

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

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Souillac - Auberge du Puits

Friendly hotel-restaurant on the Dordogne-Lot border

5 place du Puits
46200 Souillac
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Auberge du Puits was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. Located in the centre of the Souillac old town and near the river routes of the Dordogne, it has its own restaurant (ideal for late arrivals who just want to shower, eat and relax!) and a dedicated bicycle storage area. There is a private garden and terrace, while some rooms have a private balcony. It's also close to Souillac railway station, which is on the line to Paris, Cahors and Toulouse. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
See here for a bike route that goes through town.

Bike facilities

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

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Souillac - Camping Les Ondines

Riverside camping on the banks of the Dordogne

Rue des Ondines
46200 Souillac
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €9 for a basic 'trekking' pitch for one cyclist; rates vary for self-catered cabins and onsite tents

Open: Until September 27

Camping Les Ondines is a 3-star campsite just across the Lot border at Souillac-sur-Dordogne, close to the river Dordogne and an ideal base from which to explore the Dordogne and Lot valleys, including the towns of Collonges La Rouge, Rocamadour and Sarlat. Camping pitches as well as self-catered rentals, fixed base canvas tents and mobile homes. Heated outdoor pool + a short walk from a water park. Family friendly with kids' entertainment. Bar/restaurant. Wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Soulac-sur-Mer - Camping Paradis des Pins

Accueil-velo rated campsite between Bordeaux and La Rochelle

213 Passage de Formose
33780 Soulac-sur-Mer
Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: Pitches from €18 a night; Cabins from €39 a night (weekly rates available)

Open: May 25-September 28

Camping des Pins is a 4-star ideally located between at Soulac sur Mer. Pitched for tents and campingn cars + mobile homes and wood cabins for self-caterers. Ideal for the vineyards of the Medoc, it's just across the Gironde Estruary (connected by ferry from Royan). It's 1.5km from the beach and also has a heated outdoor pool. Kids' club, restaurant. Set amid a pine forest that shelters it from the waves and wind of the Atlantic Coast, where surfboards mix with sand castles on the long, sandy beach. The famous chateaux of Margaux and Lafite Rotschild are also within reach. Part of a network of independently owned campsites in France.

Bike facilities

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

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St Germain en Coglès - Le Petit Courtoux Mont St Michel

Cottage sleeping 8 and close to Brittany's excellent cycle routes

35133 St Germain en Coglès
Ille-et-Vilaine

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Price from: Froom €595 per week

Open: Year-round

This 3-bedrom cottage is part of a 17th century farm restoration. Family friendly and close to Brittany's greenway routes, it gives good access to Brittany and Normandy for a fixed based cycling holiday.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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St Malo - Hotel Balmoral

Eco-friendly boutique hotel opposite train station in the centre of St Malo

24 rue Théodore Monod
35400 Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Environmentally friendly 3-star boutique hotel in the centre of St Malo opposite the train station. Private garage for bike parking. Bike hire available at the hotel for €12 per day or €13 for 24 hours. Free wifi. Lounge bar for cocktails. Buffet breakfast on the terrace in summer. Food is locally sourced, fair trade and organic where possible. Its green credentials are recognised by France's official eco-tourism stamp of approval. French, English and Spanish spoken. Family rooms and suites available for sharers.

Bike facilities

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

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St Malo - Ibis Saint Malo Plage

Reliable chain hotel right on the waterfront at Saint Malo

58 Chaussée du Sillon
35400 Saint Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

The Ibis Saint Malo overlooks the beach and is a short bike ride from the ferry terminal, train station and town centre. Doubles and triples available. Bar, 24 hour snack service. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Wifi. South-facing garden and a terrace. Close to restaurants and bars. French, Spanish, English spoken. Management advises that bikes can be locked in a secure room inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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St Malo - Résidence Pierre & Vacances Ty Mat

Affordable 4-person apartments close to ferries and local bike routes

33 rue Georges V
35400 Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €96 per studio per night. Weekend and week-long rates also available.

Open: All year

Self-catering apartments for 4 people that are handy to Saint-Malo's ferry port while also providing a good base from which to explore local bike routes in northern Brittany. Apartments are fully equipped with kitchenettes and dishwashers. Beautiful gardens, swimming pool, children's play area, books and games available for loan. Accommodation is in a studio featuring a fully equipped kitchenette with dishwasher, en suite facilities and a TV. All rooms are accessible by lift. Bakery delivery service. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, this one guarantees safe and secure bike parking. 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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St Tropez - Camping La Rouillère

Shady campsite set in woodlands near St Tropez

229 Chemin des Piboules
83350 Ramatuelle
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €38 for a tent pitch for 2 people; prices for self-catering cabins and fixed tents vary

Open: April 1-October 31

Camping La Rouillère is a 3-star campsite at Ramatuelle on the Cote d’Azur – close to the glitz of Saint-Tropez 9km away. A camping pitch here is about a cheap as it gets in this neck of the woods. Set among the vines and the woods, this is a peaceful retreat with creature comforts including a secure bike room, wifi, a restaurant/bar, and a mini-shop for daily bread and supplies. Pitches, as well as fixed tents, and self-catering cabins and mobile homes. 

Bike facilities

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

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St Tropez - Hotel Le Mouillage

A spot of chic seaside glamour

79 avenue du Général Leclerc
83990 St Tropez
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €130

Open: All year

A charming and colourful oasis nestled by the sea, this quirky place has its own gardens and pool with vistas of the sea. Free wifi, air-conditioning as well as modern flat screen satellite TVs and iPod docking stations. Choose a room with views of the garden, pool or sea (rooms also have private terraces or balconies). Short walk to bike ride to explore the village, port and Bouillabaisse beach. The hotel works with cycle tour operators so is used to welcoming cyclists. Lots also to do for non-cyclists and families.

Bike facilities

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

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