Where to stay: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 6 people

3-5 rue des Chartreux
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €135 per apartment per night

Open: All year

Close to Place de la Rotonde and the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre is in the heart of the city. A 4-star holiday residence, the aparthotel has 89 air-conditioned apartments, including studios for 2 people through to 3-room apartments for 6. Ideal for families and cycling groups. All apartments have fully equipped kitchenettes. Free high-speed wifi. Management advises there is a luggage store for bikes, plus a private undercover car park downstairs.  

Bike facilities

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

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Aix-en-Provence - Hotel de l'Arbois

Friendly hotel-restaurant outside the city centre

97 rue du Dr Albert Aynaud
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Relaxing hotel around 10km from the Aix-en-Provence city centre. There's an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The onsite restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, including regional specialties. Management advises they have a locked garage that's used for bike storage. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. 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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Alps (Provence) - Chez-Ray

Low-cost accommodation run by cyclists for cyclists north-west of Nice

Chemin de La Gare
04170 La Mure-Argens
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 11 91 85
Email: Info@Chez-Ray.com

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Price from: Prices from €350 per person per week with a group discount

Open: May-December

Affordable, low-cost cycling accommodation in the Provence Alps run by Ray – a cyclist – for other cyclists. Local routes are varied and can be as challenging or as relaxed as you like, with lavender fields combining with gorges, lakes and mountains. Ideal training ground for cyclists and triathletes. French and English spoken. Ray is on hand to advise about routes and provide maps and ride suggestions, to share local knowledge or to provide some company out on the road. Twins, doubles, triples and quads available, making Chez Ray a flexible option for groups as well as individuals.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Antibes - Hotel Sophia Antipolis

Comfortable hotel 8km from Antibes on the French Riviera

Rue Albert Caquot
06560 Valbonne
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Set in landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the countryside. On-site restaurant serving Provençal specialities and local wines (you can eat on the covered outdoor terrace overlooking the garden). Outdoor swimming pool, plus games room with table tennis and billiards. Rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities. Located 8.5km inland from Antibes and 16km from Cannes. Management advises a safe place can be found inside the hotel for secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Chez Manon

Self-catering cycle-friendly base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

1172 chemin Rene Char
84400 Apt
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)7 80 58 30 32
Email: booking@chezmanon.com

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Price from: €2000 per week

Open: All year

Chez Manon is an 18th century farmhouse that has been restored to reflect its origins, while incorporating modern comforts. It has a heated pool, professionally landscaped grounds, well equipped open plan living and five comfortable bedrooms. Terraced areas to three sides of the house allow you to enjoy the gardens and the views. Chez Manon is just two kilometers from Apt, a vibrant market town where you can find bakeries, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, even a cinema! The house itself is situated at the end of a private driveway, surrounded by its own grounds and farmland. It is a tranquil and relaxing place to unwind, and a great base to explore Provence The property is close to the Veloroute du Calavon which runs through the Luberon, as well as Mont Ventoux for those that are brave enough! Sleeps 10 people, but max 8 adults.
Large garage space with full height locked gates for secure storage of bikes. English, French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers (Ventoux)

Versatile accommodation for small solo riders, couples and small groups

447 Chemin Fontaine de Guby
84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Vaucluse, Provence Cote d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 87 88 83 95
Email: mail@accommodationinprovence.com

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Price from: £85 per night, £595 per week

Open: Easter till mid-October

David and Karen offer a homely welcome in a stunning location overooking orchards and hilltops. They have two one-bedroomed self-catered gites (Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers), plus a B&B room sleeping two people. There is also a three double bedroomed self-catered house with its own pool on the adjacent property – perfect for families or small groups. There is everything you need here for the perfect cycling holiday. Each villa has a private terrace and barbeque, along with access to a superb infinity pool, perfect to return to after your ride (or your partner to relax at whilst you ride!) Surrounded by endless peaceful roads, this is a great base for riders of all abilities, with both gentle and challenging climbs offering stunning views as a reward. The 'Monts de Vaucluse' the 'Prealpes', rises to 1256 metres at Signal de Saint-Pierre and provides a beautiful backdrop and leads to the Plateau de Sault and the mighty Mont Ventoux (1912 metres), a 104km round trip. The gites sit in a peaceful olive and fruit orchard with views over the Luberon Valley, the village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is an easy walk away for baguettes, restaurants  and other supplies. You can even order a Champagne breakfast and/or evening meal on arrival to kick off your stay in style. Free (fast) wifi. French and English spoken.
*** We've stayed here – read our review. ***

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Maison de Villars (for Ventoux)

Lots of space for cyclists 40km south of the Ventoux

84400 Villars
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7769 675182
Email: sandy.thwaite@nccl.uk.com

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Price from: All year

Open: €286 per night for March, April and May; €386 per night June, July and August

Maison de Villars  is around 40km south of Ventoux, nestled in the village of Villars, near Apt. This is a popular area for cycling, and within easy reach of regular Tour de France routes which pass nearby. It's possible to ride the iconic Ventoux from here, as well as explore other local routes including the Gorges de la Nesque and the wine routes of the Vaucluse – ideal for gentler riding and families. The house sleeps 8 people, and includes a room with one of the double bedrooms joining to a room with two single beds – ideal for families. There is a covered and secure area for bike storage, plus a pool and BBQ area for cooling off post-ride. The owner (who speaks English) is keen to welcome cyclists.

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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Arles - La Résidence (Via Rhona)

Well-appointed self-catering apartments in the centre of Arles

3 rue Elie Giraud
13200 Arles
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €130

Open: All year

La Résidence offers self-catering apartments are in a great central location in the town. Arles is at a key junction on the Via Rhona bike route sitting as it does at the mouth of the River Rhone. It's also the heart of Van Gogh country in Provence (there's art on display in the communal areas). Housed within a 17th century building, the apartments are stylishly decorated and the kitchens are fully equipped. They make a great base for an overnight (or longer) stay for people wanting to cut costs and prepare their own meals. Apartments sleep 2-4 people so they are also good also for families and groups. 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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Avignon - Campervan and minibus hire

Choose your own cycling adventure in a campervan or minivan

170 Chemin du Tourdre
13810 Eygalières
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 34 65 11 99
Email: info@bonfirevans.com

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Price from: €72 a night, price varies with insurance and add-ons. Please ask for a quote tailored for your trip

Open: All year

Hit the road for a cycling holiday in a fully self-contained campervan or in a minibus with rear bike rackStandard VW campervans seat 6 and sleep 2 (the extra 4 can camp nearby), while the VW campervan with roof tent seats 6 and sleeps 4. All campervans come with a rear kitchen pod that includes a sink with running water and a double hob. Bike racks, roof boxes and roof bars are also available to ensure you can take all your gear with you. Minibus hire also available to seat 6-9 people + bikes. Available for pickup at Avignon train station or delivery to you by arrangement. 

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Avignon - Grand Hotel

Comfortable four-star hotel near the train station and town walls

34 Boulevard Saint-Roch
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

The Avignon Grand Hotel is a lovely hotel in a lovely location. It's right near the Avignon Centre train station, so a great spot for the start or end of a cycling trip. It's also just outside the city walls, so handy for exploring the old town. The staff are friendly, the wifi is fast and the breakfasts are hearty and healthy to keep cyclists happy. Doubles, twins, triples and family rooms. There also self-catered apartments. French and English spoken.
* We've stayed here – read our review *

Bike facilities

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

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Avignon - Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Comfortable bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Avignon

Quartier Balance
2 Rue Ferruce
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Comfortable four-star hotel ideally located in a quiet district near the Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), and close to the train station. 87 rooms, so good for groups and families (rooms with a double bed, single bed and sofa bed available). Lovely breakfast that looks out onto the back garden; bar and lounge area. There is a luggage store for bikes and the hotel also works with a local bike hire firm and can help arrange bicycle rental. French, English and Spanish spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Bédoin - La Maison des Peintres (Ventoux)

Cycling base in a Provençal artists' haven at the foot of the Ventoux

40, rue du Ventoux
Hameau des Baux
84410 Bédoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 12 79 40 or +33 (0)6 71 81 53 57
Email: ruth@wintermane.com

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Price from: €100 per night or €600 per week

Open: All year

La Maison de Peintres is the perfect place to stay if you're cycling Mont Ventoux as you're already on the way. Only 2km up from the bustle of the cycling hub of Bedoin, you'll find yourself in a peaceful and truly Provençal hamlet at the foot of the mountain. It's also only five minutes' walk from the beautiful Grand Randonné path 91 that circles the Ventoux and a short drive to get fresh croissants in the morning. There are three double bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a delightful terrace with a view of the surrounding cherry orchards and vineyards. There's a powerful shower and a full bath to rest your weary limbs. Owned by artist Julian Merrow Smith and his cellist wife, Ruth, it's decorated in Provençal style with your host's paintings on the walls.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Camping Le Montana

Year-round mountain camping at the gateway to the Alps

La Vachette
05100 Val-des-Prés
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhone-Alpes border)

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Price from: €12 for basic pitch; prices vary for self-catered cabins and fixed base tents

Open: December 20 through until September 28 of the following year

Camping Le Montana is a 3-star campsite ideal for bike routes around Briançon and Serre Chevalier in Hautes-Alpes. Nestled between in the Clarée valley between Les Ecrins National Park and Le Queyras Regional Nature Park, this is pristine cycling country. Open both summer and winter. Heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Tent pitches plus self-catered mobile homes, chalets and fixed base tents.
High mountain passes are accessible from the campsite. Bar, small shop, wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Hotel Edelweiss

Comfortable hotel close to amenities

32 avenue de la République
05100 Briançon
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

Traditional French guesthouse close to local MTB and road routes and near a quiet park. Onsite restaurant. Flexible accommodation with singles, doubles, triples and quads - ideal for families and sharers. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored in the hotel. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

3 Place du Temple
05100 Briançon
Haute- Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Résidence du Temple has self-catering apartments with a locked private parking area for bikes. Located in Briançon’s old town, it's handy to amenities and the train station. Apartments have washing machines, kitchens and other mod-cons. Onsite bar. Meals also available. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to share their local knowledge.

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. 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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Cairanne - Ferme la Garriguette (for Ventoux and the lavender fields)

Perfect spot for cycling lavender fields or taking on the Ventoux

42 Impasse de la Garriguette
84110 Rasteau
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 41 11 30
Email: ventouxcycling@gmail.com

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Price from: €240-€720 per week, depending on the gite

Open: Easter until the end of October

Ferme la Garriguette has been a base for cyclists and triathletes for more than 20 years. A beautifully renovated Provencal farmhouse, it has three self-catering gites that each sleep two people (singles or doubles) and each have their own entrances. The gites are built around a large 20-metre swimming pool that is perfect for cooling off after a day on the bike. This is an ideal base for exploring the Vaucluse area Provence and, in particular, the lavender fields and Mont Ventoux. Guests have full access to the pool and a large garden. All the accommodation is self-catering and you can eat outside in the garden. There is ample parking and storage for bikes, as well as basic bike maintenance equipment. Ferme la Garriguette is in Provence's cycling hub – just 20km from the base of Mont Ventoux. There are other excellent cycling routes nearby as well – both on the flat through the Rhone Valley vineyards and along the river, or more challenging rides through the Gorges de la Nesque and the Dentelles de Montmirail. The owners, Jo-Ann and Christoph, can advise on routes and recommend bike hire. 

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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Cannes - Mouans Sartoux Ibis

Affordable hotel option within reach of the French Riviera

4 Avenue des Sources
06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

Located 10km north of Cannes, this is an affordable option near one of France's most expensive resorts. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast buffet. 24-hour snacks. Hotel bar. The hotel has a locked garage available for bike storage. Garden and terrace areas.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Novotel Cannes Montfleury

Four-star Cannes hotel with pool and massage facilities

25 Avenue Beauséjour
06400 Cannes
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

Well-appointed 4-star accommodation a short ride from Croisette Beach. Two onsite restaurants, plus lounge and cocktail bar. Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, and a relaxation area with massages. Rooms (which can sleep up to 4 people) have panoramic views of the sea. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken. There is a private underground carpark with safe cycle storage, plus a locked baggage area in the hotel proper. Help with bike hire and route information available at reception.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Pullman Mandelieu Royal Casino

Add a little luxury to your French cycling adventure on the Med coast

605 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
06212 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Experience a little bit of luxury on the French Riviera at the Pullman Cannes-Mandelieu, with its sweeping views of the Cannes Bay and Lerins Island. The hotel is set on the peninsula with its own private, sandy beach just 5km from Cannes city centre. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and furnished terrace. Rooms all have private terraces with views of the sea or the neighbouring golf course. The hotel works with a local bike hire outlet and can help you arrange rental; hire of watersports equipment can also be arranged. Secure bike storage is provided in the hotel's luggage store. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish 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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Carpentras - Le Comtadin (Ventoux)

Bike-friendly hotel on leisure routes near Ventoux

65 Boulevard Albin Durand
84200 Carpentras
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azu

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

This is a nice base for exploring the vineyard and river leisure routes around Ventoux. Le Comtadin is set in a lovingly restored 18th century building near the Carpentras city centre (try and time your visit for the weekly Friday market). There's a lovely courtyard garden for breakfast or to relax in before/after a ride, plus a lounge bar for evening relaxation. The hotel tells me that bikes can be safely locked in the hotel's secure room. There are also route maps and itineraries available at reception. Doubles and triples available. 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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Cavaillon - Hotel Mercure

4-star hotel a short ride from the centre of Cavaillon

601 Avenue Boscodomini
84300 Cavaillon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Located within a 12,000m² park a short ride from the Cavaillon city centre, the Mercure offers comfortable surrounds in which to relax after a day on the bike. Minibar and satellite TV in all rooms, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Regional cuisine in the hotel restaurant. Buffet breakfast. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant or by the swimming pool. Management says the hotel can provide a safe, lockable room inside the hotel for bike storage. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Cavaillon - Pont Royal en Provence

Self-catering apartments and houses for up to 8 people SE of Cavaillon

Domaine et Golf de Pont-Royal
Route de Charleval
13370 Mallemort
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: From €220 for a 4-5 person apartment minimum 2 nights, or €417 for 7 nights; weekend and week-long rates available, prices vary depending on the size of the apartment/house

Open: All year

Located between the Alpilles and the Lubéron, 30 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, 45 kilometres from Avignon and 20km from Cavaillon, the Pont Royal en Provence has self-catering holiday apartments and houses sleeping up to 8 people, making it ideal for families and groups. Situated near a lake and golf course, it has bike hire onsite, plus Pierre & Vacances policy stipulates that secure parking is available at every residence. All the apartments and houses are fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen area, including a coffee machine and hotplates, and a terrace or balcony with garden table and chairs. Golf and horse-riding available. Guests have free access to the swimming pools, playgrounds and sport complexes. Packed lunches available on request. Wifi available (surcharge).

Bike facilities

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

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Côte d'Azur - Villa Olivade (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)

One-bed apartment with stunning views just west of Nice

Route des Serres
06128 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7747 697 562
Email: david@villaolivade.com

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Price from: €130 per night

Open: All year

Olivade is a luxury one-bedroom villa situated on the Côte d’Azur in Saint Paul de Vence. It's run by David, a cyclist. It has panoramic views of the sea and mountains and a wrap-around balcony. There is a large private garden with a terrace, a dining table with a pergola and a private sun deck. There is also a full-size swimming pool to help cool off post-ride. The interior is spacious, tastefully decorated with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, dining for four and a super kingsize bed. St Paul sits at the base of the Préalpes with access to great cycling routes that take you into the mountains or along the famous roads of Cannes, Monaco and beyond. David has been living and cycling in the region for 18 years and he has a large database of routes and maps to suit all abilities and seasons.

Bike facilities

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

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Fréjus - Pierre & Vacances Cap Hermès

Self-contained studios and apartments on the Mediterranean

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

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Price from: €115 per night

Open: Year round

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

Bike facilities

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

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Gorges de la Méouge - Serre Des Ormes (Alps/Provence border)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre Des Ormes
05300 Salerans
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 58 04 55 or +33 (0)6 59 27 16 43
Email: info@serredesormes.co.uk

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Price from: €570 per week, including B&B and evening meals

Open: Cycling season runs from mid-April to mid-October

Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Grand Hotel Henri

Elegant chateaux hotel with funky wallpaper

1, Cours René Char
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €109

Open: All year

With its grand entrance, marble staircase and restaurant terrace (complete with the sound of trickling water from the stone fountain), this is a great base for cycling in Provence. The restaurant serves classic provencal-style cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs, making Hôtel Henri perfect for either a one-night treat or a longer holiday. For cyclists, the hotel has its own fleet of bikes from which to enjoy local rides, including the Luberon national park. Also great for winter riding with an old fireplace to snuggle up to on your return, and a club-style tea-room/bar. 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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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Mas De Cure Bourse

Quiet but elegant local hotel surrounded by bikes routes

120 Chemin de la Serre
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

This hotel is situated about 12km from the waterside town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is home to lots of restaurants, cafes and antique shops. Surrounded by acres of grass and old trees there is a terrasse from which to enjoy the good local Provencal food from the onsite restaurant. There are lots of quiet rides to be enjoyed around here – see our suggested routes here (you can download the GPX files as well). Free wifi is available, and both French and English are spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
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La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

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Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes. The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

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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Le Barroux - La Ferme des Bélugues (for Ventoux)

A lovely cyclist-run base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

200 Le Chemin de Choudeirolles
84330 Le Barroux
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 50 51 95 65
Email: lafermedesbelugues@gmail.com

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

La Ferme des Bélugues offers both B&B and self-catered accommodation. It's a home from home run by Karen and Spencer, both cyclists. Located just 3km from the start of the the Ventoux climb at Malaucène or 10km from Bedoin, it's the perfect base for an assault on one of the most iconic Tour de France summits. For gentler rides, the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence are within easy reach. Karen and Spencer host independent riders as well as cycle tour companies and pro riders, so it's fair to say they are local cycling experts. They arrived here four years ago and have lovingly renovated the house to ensure it is cycling friendly while also retaining its original charm and character. All the facilities are geared towards cyclists: there's a pool for post-ride cooling off (and perfect for non-cycling partners and friends) and a stunning bike room, while extra services such as bike hire, massages, and yoga can be arranged. In all there are 5 double rooms plus a really well set-up self-catering gite for two people.

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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Marseille - Adagio Prado Plage

Apartment hotel near the beachfront in the south of the city

46 rue des Mousses
La Corniche, Stade Vélodrome
13008 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €76

Open: Year-round

Apartment hotel located south of the city centre with self-catering studios and 1-bedroom apartments for between 1 and 5 people. Each apartment has air-conditioning, a balcony, and a kitchenette. The hotel has 94 apartments, so it's good for groups and families. Management advises that bikes can be securely stored in the apartments overnight. Wifi. Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour reception.

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

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Marseille - Centre Vieux Port Mercure

Reliable chain hotel near the Marseille's Old Port

1 Rue Neuve Saint Martin
13001 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €110

Open: All year

Four-star hotel near the WTC convention centre, the Jardin des Vestiges and a short ride from the Vieux-Port and Saint Charles TGV train station. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available. On-site bar. There is a locked luggage store available for bike parking. Twin, double and triple rooms. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. 

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  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Ibis Est la Valentine

Reliable budget hotel on the outskirts of Marseille

Quartier des Ecoles
Avenue de Saint Menet
13011 Marseille Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

Budget chain hotel located near the A50 on the eastern approach into the city (around 13km from the harbour). Free wifi. Onsite Courtepaille restaurant with terrace. Buffet breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely in the hotel's conference room overnight. Reception is open 24 hours. 

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

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Marseille Airport - Campervan and minibus hire

Choose your own cycling adventure in a campervan or minivan

Marseille Airport
13700 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 34 65 11 99
Email: info@bonfirevans.com

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Price from: €72 a night, price varies with insurance and add-ons. Please ask for a quote tailored for your trip

Open: All year

Hit the road for a cycling holiday in a fully self-contained campervan or in a minibus with rear bike rackStandard VW campervans seat 6 and sleep 2 (the extra 4 can camp nearby), while the VW campervan with roof tent seats 6 and sleeps 4. All campervans come with a rear kitchen pod that includes a sink with running water and a double hob. Bike racks, roof boxes and roof bars are also available to ensure you can take all your gear with you. Minibus hire also available to seat 6-9 people + bikes. Available for pickup at Marseille airport, or delivery to you by arrangement.

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Mont Ventoux – Hotel des Pins (Bédoin )

Hotel ideal for exploring the area around Mont Ventoux

Chemin des Crans
84410 Bedoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €65 (rooms available for between 1 and 5 people)

Open: Year-round

The 3-star Hotel des Pins in Bedoin is located in Bédoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux, making it a perfect base for an assault on the Giant of Provence. This area is also perfect for cyclists wanting a gentler cycling holiday, with the hotel giving good access to routes through the vineyards of the Vaucluse department and through Provence's famous lavender fields. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant serving regional specialities based on fresh local market produce. Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. Secure garage for bike parking. Both French and English spoken. Bike hire available locally.

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Mont Ventoux – Hôtel Le Siècle (Mazan)

Comfortable two-star hotel a short ride from the foot of Mont Ventoux

18 Place des Terreaux
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €50

Open: March to November

A lovely two-star hotel (there are only 9 rooms, so book ahead) set in an impressive old 16th-century building in the heart of the wine-growing village of Mazan. Located just 10km south of Bedoin, it's an ideal base for tackling Mont Ventoux. Classicaly decorated air-conditioned rooms (each with its own distinct style) and with pretty village views. Single, double and triple rooms available, all with ensuite bathrooms. Shady terrace. Picnic baskets and packed lunches available on request. Free wifi. Bike storage area and washdown facilities. French, Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Comes recommended to us by local cycle tour operators.

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  • Local maps and route information
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Mont Ventoux – Le Relais du Mont Ventoux (Aurel)

Charming Ventoux hotel run by a couple who understand cyclists’ needs

Rue du Portail
84390 Aurel
Vaucluse, Provence

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

The Le Relais du Mont Ventoux in Aurel was recommended to us by Paul Lamarra, who stayed there when he climbed Ventoux on his Brompton. It's a family-run hotel with 17 rooms and an onsite restaurant. "It's a charming hotel run by a lovely couple who understand cyclists’ needs completely (especially on the food front)," says Paul. "Dinner and breakfast on the terrace across the road from the hotel with great views." Free wifi. Hot tub. Bike hire available through reception. French, English and German spoken.

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Monte Carlo – Novotel

Comfortable accommodation among the high-rollers on the Riviera

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monte Carlo
Monaco

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

OK, so I realise Monaco this isn't *technically* part of France but I'm including bike-friendly accommodation here because so many cyclists pass through during their South of France travels. The Novotel is in the heart of Monaco, a short ride from the train station, Place du Casino and Grimaldi Forum. Cafe and restaurant onsite, plus bar. Guests have access to 2 computers on site, plus free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Pool, terrace, garden. Other facilities include a hammam, library and children's playground. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked in the luggage store.

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Nice - Adagio Access Nice Magnan

Affordable apartment hotel in the Nice city centre

12 Avenue de la Californie
06200 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €59

Open: Year round

Self-catering studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people in the centre of Nice. Each apartment has a kitchenette. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. Outdoor pool. Breakfast available. Close to beach and all amenities. Just minutes from the Promenade des Anglais. Bikes can be stored overnight in apartments (there is a lift). Book well ahead in summer (prices vary with the seasons).

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Nice - Centre Gare Ibis

Bike-friendly city centre hotel close to restaurants and attractions

14 Avenue Thiers
06000 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

Reliable city centre hotel that's close to Nice-Ville train station and just 1km from Promenade des Anglais. Outdoor swimming pool. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Onsite bar and restaurant. 24-hour reception. Bikes can be kept in the baggage store and can also be locked in rooms overnight.

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Nice - Le Panoramic Boutique Hotel

A grand 19th century hotel overlooking Nice

107 Boulevard Bischoffsheim
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

This hotel in the Grand Corniche of Nice was recommended to us by a fellow cyclist. The rooms are beautifully turned out and there are specatular views from rooms and panoramic restaurant. It's a two-star hotel with 11 rooms and – unusually in this part of the Cote d'Azur – the spectacular views from here are actually affordable. The owners, Valerie and Gino, tell us there is a garage for storing more than four bikes. If you're in a group of fewer than 4, the bikes can be stored safely on the private terraces. 

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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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Nice - Novotel Centre Acropolis

Friendly and reliable hotel with swimming pool in Nice city centre

8-10 Parvis de l'Europe
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €133

Open: Year round

Friendly hotel in Nice city centre with outdoor swimming pool and terrace with city views. Within easy reach of the Nice Old Town, the flower market and the famous Promenade des Anglais. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant, bar and cafe. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. Management advises that bikes can be locked in the luggage store.

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Orange - Hôtel Arène

Modern comfort with rich history on your doorstep

2 rue Victor Hugo
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

Hôtel Arène provides modern facilities but is housed in an old stone building in the heart of Roman Orange. The rooms are air-conditioned to help cool down after a ride and there's also a wellness centre/spa, outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant that serves seasonal produce and specialities. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning and you can enjoy it on the terrace. All rooms feature free wifi. A secure garage is available for locking away your bikes and the train station is close if you're arriving or departing by train.
** We stayed here, find out what we thought **

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Orange - Hotel L'Herbier

Central townhouse hotel near the foot of Ventoux

8 Place aux Herbes
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

In the heart of Orange, the Hotel L'Herbier is a small stylish hotel ideal for anyone cycling in this part of Provence or tackling Mont Ventoux. It's been recommended to use by a rider who stayed there. There's a lovely terrace and original stone walls running through the dining room, which serves a great breakfast and good coffee. Bedrooms are modern. Free wifi.

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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. 

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  • 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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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. 

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  • Laundry facilities
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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.

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  • Local maps and route information
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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