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2024 Tour de France – Alps and Nice Adventure

Witness the thrill of the Tour de France up close and personal

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 15 82 04 (US/Canada: 1-800-929-0152 or Australia: 1-800-823-710)

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €5500

This guided VIP tour takes you through the Southern Alps and the French Riviera. You'll travel the roads and mountain passes just like the pro racers, before heading to the hustle and bustle of Nice for a unique experience in the VIP grandstands. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than a dozen people will be accompanied by guides who will always be on hand to help you get the most out of this incredible Alpine experience. You'll ride a total of 370km (230 miles) and climb 10,270m (33500 feet) and be fuelled by the local delicacies discovered on the route: tourtons, raclette, fondue, tartiflette, crozets, pissaladière, pan bagnat, olives and salade niçoise all washed down with wines from Provence and the Rhone valley. Price includes 7 nights' accommodation in premium hotels, breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialities, 4 dinners, snacks and drinks for cycling and 1 energy pack. Transfers, on-road van support and roadbook also included. You’ll also receive a Tour de France gift and a Discover France bike jersey.

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2024 Tour de France Femmes – VIP Adventure

Follow the women's Tour de France, including a stage finish in the Alps

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 15 82 04 (US/Canada: 1-800-929-0152 or Australia: 1-800-823-710)

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €4900

This guided tour allows you to follow the 2024 Tour de France Femmes as a VIP, discovering famous roads from the shores of Lac de Chateauneuf to the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez. You'll enjoy VIP experiences in the start village and VIP access at the finish line. Climb legendary Alpine passes including Alpe d'Huez, Galibier, Télégraphe, Croix de Fer and Glandon. Throughout your stay, your group will be no more than a dozen people and will be accompanied by guides who will be on hand to make this a memorable cycling holiday. Total distance cycled: 320km (200 miles) with a total elevation gain of 7250m (23,800 feet). Price includes 6 nights' accommodation in premium hotels, breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches that include fresh produce and local specialities, 6 dinners, snacks and drinks for cycling and an energy pack. Transfers are also included, as is support on the road from a certified guide and van. You’ll also receive a road book, Tour de France gift and a Discover France cycling jersey.

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2024 VIP Tour de France Experience – Dolomites and Grand Depart

See the Grand Départ in Florence and conquer the Dolomites

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 15 82 04 (US/Canada: 1-800-929-0152 or Australia: 1-800-823-710)

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €5500

This VIP Tour to the Tour de France 2024 has two parts: the first in the renowned Dolomites, featuring challenging ascents like the iconic Stelvio pass. The second part takes you to Florence for the Grand Départ – the TDF's historic first start in Italy, a cycling nation with a rich heritage. Staying in Florence, you'll experience VIP starts, cross stage finish lines in Bologna, experience the official Tour de France podium, and explore Chianti's vineyards. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than 10 people will be accompanied by guides who will be on hand to ensure you enjoy your time on the bike, plus get you VIP access. Price includes 7 nights' accommodation in premium hotels, all breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches that include fresh produce and local specialities, 5 dinners, snacks and drinks for cycling and 1 energy pack. Transfers are included, as is support on the road from a certified guide, plus van assistance and a road book. You’ll also receive a Tour de France gift and a Discover France bike jersey.

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A Grand Tour Chablais: Self-guided route and maps

Ride one of Georges Rossini's iconic cyclo-randonneur routes

Offered by:
Evergreen Cycling

Tour length:
Ride at your own pace over 2 to 4 days

Price:
Registration is £50 for affiliated club members or £55 for non-affiliated riders

The Grand Tour Chablais has the reputation of being a particularly demanding "Grand Tour". But, first and foremost, it is a superb mountainous route, which will take you through 371km of scenic roads consisting of 22 difficult passes. Created in 1978 by Georges Rossini – a well-known figure in the cyclo-randonneurs community – this itinerary is a real Alpine challenge for cyclists who dream of climbing the world-famous passes. The Col de Joux Plane (one of the most difficult in the Alps), Col de la Joux Verte and Col du Corbier are all here. The route follows winding roads with steep climbs and technical descents. It starts in Thonon-les-Bains, the capital of the great Chablais, and takes place over 2 days with two cycling loops of (a) 186.2km and (b) 185.2km or, if you prefer a longer break, the ride can be done over 4 days. The registration fee includes all the tools you need to customise your itinerary: road logbook, a sat nav track to download, a list of recommended equipment, recommended accommodation for you to book + restaurants and other stops en route. There is also local advice and support at the start of the ride and Whatsapp support throughout. The passes are generally clear for cycling June to mid-October.

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Alps and Mont Ventoux Road Cycling Holiday

Experience some of the toughest cycle climbs in France

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 15 82 04 (US/Canada: 1-800-929-0152 or Australia: 1-800-823-710)

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €2785

Learn how the pro riders suffer on this self-guided road bike holiday that passes over some of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world. Ride to the top of Alpe d'Huez, touch the monument to Henri Desgranges at the summit of the Galibier, climb Les Deux Alpes, the Col de Lautaret and many more. If you are an experienced and passionate rider looking for the ultimate challenge, then come and experience the cols where cycling legends made their marksUpon arrival to the charming village of Freney d'Oisans in the Alps, you'll get a detailed briefing about the cycling possibilities in the area, the best routes and other tips to make the most out of this great cycling holiday. After the rides, you can relax at comfortable mountain hotels and enjoy hearty Alpine dinners to fuel you for the next mountain challenge. Price includes 7 nights' accommodation in superior hotels with breakfasts and 7 evening meals. Road bike hire is included as well as a detailed road book, a meeting with a local guide and access to a 24/7 helpline. You’ll also receive a complimentary Discover France water bottle.

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Alps Challenge: Geneva to Alpe d'Huez

6 famous cols en route to the Alpe – are you up for the challenge?

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
5 nights / 6 days

Price:
From €955

Voted Outside Magazine's 'Trip of the Year', this tour starting in Cyclomundo's own backyard in Geneva can be taken as a guided or self-guided option. From the shores of Lake Geneva you'll ride to the switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez, climbing some of France's most famous cols en route: the Colombiere, Aravis, Saisies, Madeleine, Telegraphe and the mighty Galibier are all here. This tour can be booked as a self-guided ride or organised for cycling clubs and private groups. Itineraries and support can be tailored to your fitness levels. This tour can be combined with cyclosportives such as La Marmotte, Etape du Tour and the Time-Megeve-Mont-Blanc. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 4 dinners, luggage transfers, transfer from Geneva for start of day 1, marked maps and route notes, a GPS unit (subject to availability). Full carbon road bike hire available on request.

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Alps on Gravel – Geneva to Geneva Loop

Discover some of the amazing gravel rides available in the Alps

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0) 4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
5 nights/6 days

Price:
From €720

Somewhere between road cycling and mountain biking, gravel cycling is the ultimate in flexible riding. It has really taken off over the past few years and the Savoie region has some brilliant routes. If you want to enjoy some of the best scenery the area has to offer, then this is the tour for you. Depending on the option you choose (A or A+), the route will either start in Geneva or from just outside Geneva in Gaillard. The route begins by heading south, skirting along the Swiss border and winding its way down to Annecy. Leaving the ‘Venice of the Alps’ the next day, the self-guided loop continues south along Lake Annecy, arriving into Montmélian. The following day, you’ll ride north-west towards the city of Aix-les-Bains, well known for its thermal baths which were immensely popular with aristocracy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following this, you’ll go north back to Geneva or Gaillard, passing along the Salève mountain. The price of this tour includes accommodation, luggage transfers, marked maps and roadbook, GPX files or GPS pre-loaded with the itinerary and one-road assistance if needed. Daily mileage from 42km (26 miles) to 103km (64 miles).

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An Alpine Riviera Cycle Tour

4 days of mountain scenery, charming villages and swimming spots

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
4 days

Price:
From €459

This 4-day self-guided bike tour starts and ends in Aix-les-Bains and showcases the treasures of Lake Bourget. Whether you ride on the dedicated cycle paths around lake, take the ViaRhona or meander along small countryside roads, you'll adore the stunning scenery and mountain backdrop. Stop at small wine producers along the way to sample regional wines, take a canoe on the Savière canal or take a dip in the largest natural lake in France. The price of this tour includes bike and pannier hire, accommodation, and full route notes and maps.

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An Epic Mont Ventoux Road Cycling Trip

Conquer the mighty Mont Ventoux with local experts

Offered by:
Ride And More Travel – Provence

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 76 35 50 96

Tour length:
5 days/4 nights

Price:
From €785

This is a cycling holiday for avid roadies looking for a challenge on arguably the most iconic of the Tour de France climbs. Three roads depart the plains to reach the lunar landscapes of the summit, from where the views extend to the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. From your accommodation at the foot of mighty Ventoux, Christophe, a local cycling expert who grew up in the shadow of the Ventoux, has created no less than 10 rides, including a leisurely ride through the plains, to the coveted Cinglés du Ventoux challenge: an exclusive club for those who have completed all three climbs in a single day. Explore breathtaking roads, enjoy villages that are off the usual beaten Provence track, and restore your energy with delicious Provençal fare. Stay in carefully selected hotels and B&Bs – you can choose between 2/3* or 5* options. Each one is sourced personally by Christophe and the run by owners who are used to welcoming cyclists. The price of this tour includes 4 nights' accommodation with breakfast, 5 days of riding itineraries on a GPS app, a welcome briefing, all luggage transfers, private transfer to Avignon on the final day, on-call assistance, concierge service for restaurant and activities, 24/7 emergency assistance and a brand new helmet and water bottle. Bikes are not included but high-end road bikes can be rented if required. Each day you'll ride between 60km and 100km and climb between 675m and 4600m.

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Anyone for Corsica? My bespoke cycling service

Let me help you sort your cycling holiday with this personal service

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
You decide

Price:
You decide

Located off the southern coast of France, the island of Corsica is a MAGIC place to cycle. It's diverse and beautiful and isolated, yet within reach. You can fly in or get the ferry across, you can ride guided or unguided, in the hills or along the coast. If you want to find out more about Corsica, or if you need a hand planning your cycling holiday there, then the my bespoke Freewheeling France service could be for you. I can help you tailor your trip to your budget, your time and your ability. Just check out the info in my blog here and drop me a line. Whether it's road riding or mountain biking, whether you're cycling solo or in a group – just email me through your requirements and I'll help take the hassle out of planning a super cycling holiday in one of France's most amazing corners. Lyn @ FWF. 

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Bastia to Calvi – Cycling Northern Corsica

Cycle on the most beautiful roads in Corsica

Offered by:
Le Velo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €1349

Corsica really is a dream cycling destination. This is your chance to see it under your own steam. Start your journey in Bastia and cycle along the Cap Corse, discovering its varied coastal landscapes, more developed and accessible on the east coast and more wild and rugged on the west. Visit Macinaggio and its marina, Centuri and its lobster fishing port, and Nonza and its black pebble beach before reaching the seaside resort of Saint-Florent. After a well-deserved rest day, take the road through the majestic Desert des Agriates to reach the hilltop village of Monticello for a breathtaking view of Ile Rousse. Finally, after visiting some typical Corsican villages, cycle down to the sea and Calvi. The price includes baggage transfers, accommodation, route notes and maps, and bike hire. Electric bikes are available to take the bite out of the hills. Please note that this tour is not available in July and August, when it can get too hot and too busy to make the most of a cycling holiday here.

Itinerary for cycling on Corsica

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Bespoke Provence Cycling Holidays

My bespoke service to help you plan your Provence cycling holiday

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
You decide!

Price:
You set your own budget

Provence is one of the most popular regions for cycling in France, but deciding where exactly where to ride can be hard (there's so much to see and do). So I've set up this special reader service to help you find the right guided or self-guided ride for your ability and budget. If you can't find the right tour for you on these pages, I can hook you up with experts on the ground to help you arrange luggage transfers, bike hire and accommodation, or to recommend routes and provide maps. It may help take the stress and worry out of your trip, as well as save you some pennies on booking each element separately. (I have a similar service for Corsica and one for Ventoux – for other French cycling destinations, just email me at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com).  

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Cross the French Pyrenees by Bike – Guided

Ride the great cols of the Pyrenees from the Med Sea to the Atlantic

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
€1255

During the Tour de France, the riders cross the two biggest mountain ranges in France: the Alps and the Pyrenees. This fully supported tour offers the chance to ride the length of the Pyrenees from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The route alternates between mythical Tour de France cols and lesser-known passes so that you can discover the many facets of the Pyrenees – from dense forests and jagged peaks to the lush green mountains of the Basque country. The price of this tour includes the assistance of a trip leader in a support vehicle (breakdown assistance, daily luggage transport and catering), 7 nights in 2* and 3* hotels in double/twin rooms with en-suite facilities, 7 hearty breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches prepared daily with fresh, regional products: high-energy salad (pasta, rice, lentil), cheese, cold cuts, fruit and muesli/cereal bars, 7 dinners (3 or 4-course menus), carefully designed itineraries on 2 levels of difficulty (80-110km per day or 100-150km per day), navigation app, detailed road book with maps (digital format) and GPS tracks. See here for the regular departure dates.

Trans Pyrenees by Bike

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Cycle Through the Upper French Alps

Conquer cols with Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc as your backdrop

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
6 nights / 7 days

Price:
From €995

One of Cyclomundo's best-selling trips has been revamped for 2022 to take-in even more of this stunning area. With Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc as picture perfect backdrops. Ride between 50 and 100km a day through the Chablais mountain area and skirt the southern shore of Lake Geneva. En route, conquer the area's best climbs, including Col de la Forclaz, Col de la Croix-Fry, the Colombiere, Col de Joux-Plane, Col de l'Encrenaz, Col de la Ramaz, Col de la Faucille, Col de la Givrine and Col du Marchairuz. On your last day, cross the Lake in Yvoire – an impossibly photogenic Medieval village – and ride through the Swiss Jura. Price includes transfer between Geneva airport and your first/last place of stay, 6 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 3 dinners, luggage transfer between hotels, a GPS device (subject to availability) and detailed route maps and notes. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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Cycling + French Lessons in the Alps (Morzine)

Learn French while riding in the Alps – a perfect combination

Offered by:
Alpine French School

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 79 08 38

Tour length:
6 nights (5 half-days and one full day free for cycling, 5 half-day French classes – longer courses available)

Price:
Packages and prices can be tailored for you

Learn French while indulging in a French cycling holiday in the Alps. This French language course – tailored especially for cyclists – includes three hours a day of intensive French lessons over five days. When you're not in the classroom you'll be out on the bike in the Morzine area climbing Joux Plane, Avoriaz, Ramaz and much more. The cycling – over five half-days and one full day – is unguided, so ride as much or as little as you like. Helen (an avid rider herself) and her team will be on hand to help with local route advice and maps. The price includes self-catered accommodation in a shared apartment or lodgings with a local host family. Ask Helen about options if you'd like to take a longer package of French lessons, or if you need more time on the bike.

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Cycling from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez

A guided or self-guided ride conquering two of France's icons

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
5 nights/ 6 days

Price:
From €1235

Forget watching the Tour de France on television – experience some of the most famous climbs in south-western France for yourself on this 6-day journey from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez. Cycle up the 'Giant of Provence' – twice if you want! – and follow Cyclomundo's tried-and-tested Alps itinerary. Encounter mind-boggling vistas, gorgeous gorges, and the charming towns of Sault, Orpierre, Guillestre, and Briançon, among others. This is a challenging self-guided tour passing over such legendary cols as the Izoard and climbing the famous 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d’Huez. The amazing views are an added bonus. Available self-guided or fully guided with on-road vehicle support. Price includes 5 nights' accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, luggage transfers, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability). Bike rentals available on request.

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Cycling in the Drome River Valley

Ride the quiet backroads of the undiscovered Diois

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
6 days

Price:
From €575

Water is a major feature in this self-guided tour as it follows the Drome River as it winds its way between the plateau of the Vercors and the small mountains of the Diois. It's a delicious mix of the Alps and Provence. Ride through quiet valleys full of orchards, vineyards and sunflower fields, and through rolling hills of boxwood, pine and lavender. Imposing mountains and cliffs loom overhead, in an alpine decor of beech and spruce forests. Crystal-clear rivers and streams abound, offering plenty of opportunities to stop for a swim. Cross numerous sleepy hamlets and villages full of traditional stone-built houses and pretty squares and fountains. Small, shaded café terraces offer a welcome break from riding. The Diois is a major wine-producing area (famous for the Clairette de Die), and you will see plenty of "caves" offering wine-tasting opportunities. Price includes B&B accommodation, most evening meals, baggage transfer, detailed road book, maps and GPS tracks. Two difficulty levels are offered: 25-35km per day with an altitude gain of around 500 metres; or 35-50km per day with altitude gains of 800 metres.

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Cycling in the Jura Mountains

Cycle through the forests, orchards and vineyards of the French Jura

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
6 days

Price:
€675

From Lons le Saunier to Besançon, this 6-day self-guided cycling trip takes you through the rolling Jura mountains that separate the Swiss from the French, and also borders Burgundy. It is a wonderful alternative to cycling in the Alps or in the more touristy areas to the west. Montbéliard cattle graze peacefully in the pastures, famous mainly for the cheese made from its milk, the delicious Comté. They will be our ever-present as you make your way through the wonderful countryside: forests and wild gorges, lakes, wildflowers, orchards, vineyards and rich green meadows, unspoilt traditional villages and hamlets. Explore the classified wine villages of Arbois or Château-Chalon, the imperial abbey of Baume-les-Messieurs, the royal salt pans of Arc et Senans and the picturesque village of Ornans. All that's missing is a typical aperitif: a bite of fruity Comté cheese paired with a good glass of vin jaune. The price of this tour includes accommodation in 2* and 3* star inns and hotels, breakfasts, baggage transport and a detailed road book, maps and GPS tracks.

Cycling in the Jura mountains

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Cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes - Supported Road Biking

Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur via the big cols of the Tour de France

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
€1375

Cross the French Alps from Lake Geneva to the Côte d'Azur on this fantastic 8-day tour. Ride from the Northern Alps and the Mont Blanc range right to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea via some of the most mythical cols in road biking: L'Iseran, Le Galibier, Le Lautaret, L'lzoard and many more. Road biking doesn't get any better than this! The price of this tour includes the assistance of a trip leader in a support vehicle (breakdown assistance, daily luggage transport and catering), accommodation in 2* and 3* hotels, hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches prepared daily with fresh, regional products: high-energy salad (pasta, rice, lentil), cheese, cold cuts, fruit and muesli/cereal bars, dinners (3 or 4-course menus), carefully designed itineraries on 2 levels of difficulty, navigation app, a detailed road book with maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

Route des Grandes Alpes

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Epic Provence Road Cycling Holiday

Locally designed road biking itinerary taking in the best of Provence

Offered by:
Ride And More Travel – Provence

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 76 35 50 96

Tour length:
7 days/6 nights

Price:
From €1265

Local cycling expert and guide Christophe, who was born in the Vaucluse, has personally designed this itinerary to take in Provence's best landscapes. Discover a rich and varied region, accompanied by the sound of cicadas and the scents of the garrigue. Provence is a land of poetry and gastronomy but also a true cycling paradise. Visit some of the prettiest villages in France, ride through vineyards and fields of lavender and enjoy fascinating stops along the way. On your own or with a guide, experience a handcrafted trip designed by locals to take you off the beaten path. For self-guided riders, routes are provided on a GPS, with lots of great insider information on the dedicated Ride And More app. There are several ride options each day, so you can easily adjust what you decide to do on a daily basis. Stay in carefully selected hotels and B&Bs – choose between 2 or 3-star or 5-star. The price includes 6 nights' accommodation and breakfasts, 5 days of riding with itineraries/GPS, a welcome briefing, luggage transfers, private transfers to Avignon on the final day, a concierge service for restaurants and activities, 24/7 emergency assistance and a new helmet and water bottle. Bikes are not included but high-end road bikes are available for rent. Each day you'll ride between 60km and 100km and climb between 650m and 2000m.

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French Classes + Mountain Biking (Morzine)

Learn French while mountain biking in Morzine – a perfect combination

Offered by:
Alpine French School

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 79 08 38

Tour length:
6 nights' accommodation (3 half-day biking sessions, 5 half-day French classes – longer courses available)

Price:
Packages and prices can be tailored for you

Combine mountain biking in the incredible Alps with intensive French lessons. This course – tailored for mountain bikers new and old – includes three hours a day of intensive French lessons over five days. When you're not in the classroom you'll be out on the bike, exploring the Morzine, Châtel and Les Gets trails in the High Alps. This is prime mountain bike country with a plethora of cross-country and downhill routes on offer (more than 650km of marked trails in total). Your mountain biking can be guided or unguided, and routes can be tailored to your experience and ability. The price includes self-catered accommodation in a shared apartment or lodgings with a local host family. Ask Helen about options if you'd like to take a longer package of French lessons.

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Geneva-Annecy-Geneva: Rivers, Lakes and Mountains

A self-guided tour in the shadow of the beautiful Swiss Alps

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
2 nights / 3 days

Price:
From €390

Ride from the Swiss Alps, across the border and into France (and back again), experiencing two great cycling countries in the one trip. Ride from Switzerland's global city, Geneva, along the waterways of the Rhone, across farmlands and through vineyards. This trip can be tailored to your ability – you can tackle more mountains and longer distances, or take easier and shorter routes at your own pace. Distances a day range from 38km to 90km (you decide). On the French side of the border, you'll pass through Seyssel, a picturesque village by the banks of Rhône River, en route to the Fier River and its gorges. Explore medieval Annecy's cobbled streets and canals (it's not called 'the Venice of the Alps' for nothing) before taking in sweeping views of Lake Geneva on your way back to Switzerland. Price includes 2 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 1 dinner, luggage transfers, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability). Bike rentals available on request.

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Giants of the Alps - Road Cycling

Ride the iconic cols of the Tour de France between Savoie and Dauphiné

Offered by:
Bike France Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
€1265

For over 100 years, images of the mythical climbs of the Tour de France and their heroes have fed our imagination. And these legendary mountain roads of the Savoie and Dauphiné regions have lost none of their fascination. This is a 7-day loop to discover these giants of the Alps. Set off for the Cormet de Roselend and the Iseran, Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer and Madeleine passes. Tackle the mythical climb of Alpe d'Huez and its 21 bends, that of La Toussuire and finally the famous Montvernier laces, magnificently clinging to the cliffs of the Maurienne Valley. A day's ride around Bourg d'Oisans allows you to fully enjoy the wild roads of this Alpine cycling paradise. This fully supported tour is for seasoned col-baggers as well as newer climbers. The price includes the assistance of a trip leader in a support vehicle (breakdown assistance, daily luggage transport and catering), accommodation in 2* and 3* hotels, breakfasts, picnic lunches prepared daily with fresh, regional products: high-energy salad (pasta, rice, lentil), cheese, cold cuts, fruit and muesli/cereal bars, dinners (3 or 4-course menus), carefully designed itineraries on 2 levels of difficulty, navigation app, a detailed road book with maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

Alps road cycling holidays

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Grand Tour Leman (Lake Geneva): Self-guided route and maps

A spectacular route around Lake Geneva and the surrounding area

Offered by:
Evergreen Cycling

Tour length:
1 to 3 days

Price:
Registration fee: £50

This is a self-guided itinerary that takes you around Lac Léman, better known as Lake Geneva. Ride between lake and mountains and discover Medieval castles, the vineyards of Savoie and dip into Switzerland, including the famous wine terraces of Lavaux. Visit the famous spa towns of Evian and Thonon, as well as Montreux – the 'Swiss Riviera'. This self-guided itinerary – developed by Georges Rossini, a well-known figure in the cyclo-randonneurs community – is rich in encounters and discoveries. It allows you to appreciate all the tranquillity of the banks of the Rhône, the beauty of the many marinas and the small beaches that border Lake Geneva. This is a 230km do-it-yourself adventure with an elevation gain of 1080m. For the registration fee, you get a SatNav route to download, as well as a list of recommended accommodation for you to book, a log book, and detailed information on what to see and do en route. Available April to mid-October. Start and finish in Thonon-les-Bains. Can be completed in one day as a challenging road biking ride or over 2 to 3 days of more relaxed touring. Route suitable for road bikes or ebikes. 

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Mont Ventoux Challenge

A challenging weekend of road riding in Provence

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 3918 7846

Tour length:
4 nights

Price:
From £1210 per person

Climb one of France's showpiece peaks, the iconic Mont Ventoux, on the classic Tour de France Bedoin route. This self-guided holiday is based in Mazan, a short ride from Bedoin, helping to make a hassle-free ascent. The route starts with 10 mostly flat kilometres into Bedoin, which serves as the perfect warmup. As well as tackling the giant of Provence, enjoy additional handcrafted routes taking in the Gorges de la Nesque and the charming towns of this stunning part of France. The price of this tour includes meals, transport and accommodation in Mazan. Flights from the UK and airport transfers can also be arranged.

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Freewheeling France

Tour length:
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Price:
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If you want to cycle in France but you're not sure where to go or how to sort it – maybe you're strugglng to find accommodation or the right self-guided or guided ride for you – then this service is for you. It's my own bespoke service that matches your holiday wishlist to the right tour operator or accommodation option for you. This is for riders who need a little support on the road – anything and everything from accommodation advice and route planning to hiring bikes and luggage transfers. I'm working with a network of cycling specialists across France to offer you the best cycling holidays possible – and tailored just for you, your dates and your cycling ability. Hit the brown button below or see this link for details.

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Official 2024 Tour de France Pyrenees Adventure

Ride iconic Pyrenean passes with this VIP Tour de France experience

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 15 82 04 (US/Canada: 1-800-929-0152 or Australia: 1-800-823-710)

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €4900

On this VIP guided tour, you'll be totally immersed in the mountain atmosphere of the Tour de France. From Loudenvielle in the central Pyrenees to Couizain in the eastern Pyrenees, this itinerary is ideal for discovering this region in all its richness and beauty. You'll climb the most famous passes in the Pyrenees: TourmaletAspinPeyresourdePort de BalesMentéPortet d'Aspet and the Col de Pailheres. Soak up the excitement at the heart of the Tour de France, with VIP access where you can cross the finish line before the pros, watch a stage finish with a glass of champagne in a VIP area, or chat with former pro riders. Throughout your stay, your group of no more than a dozen people will be accompanied by guides, who will be there to arrange VIP access and share their local knowledge and experience. Price includes 6 nights' accommodation in premium hotels, breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches that include fresh produce and local specialities, 4 dinners, snacks and drinks for cycling and an energy pack. Transfers are also included, as is support on the road from a certified guide and support van. You’ll also receive a Tour de France gift, a road book and a Discover France cycling jersey.

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Road biking - Le Tour de La Provence

Explore the ups and downs of the beautifully varied Provence region

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 3411 0632

Tour length:
6 nights

Price:
From £1360 per person

Provence is one of France’s cycling heartlands. The landscape is a mix of wide valleys, small mountain ranges, such as the Alpilles, and dramatic gorges. The landscape’s majesty is matched by the charm and beauty of the towns and villages that sit within it, where French café culture is at its finest and the cuisine is built on the region’s excellent local produce, served alongside refreshing local wines. Whilst soaking all of this in, the silhouette of Mont Ventoux is never far from view. Will you go for the summit? Highlights include the twisting climb up the Val d’Enfer and the views from Baux-de-Provence at the top, the picturesque hilltop villages of Provence and the climb of Mont Ventoux (or at least a visit to Bedoin!) The price of this tour includes fully serviced aluminium road bikes (carbon fibre upgrade available), water bottle and accessories, 3 and 4-star B&B/hotel accommodation, tour information pack upon arrival, detailed navigational material, often including GPS maps, local support whenever needed. Flights and transfers from the UK are available on request. Full financial protection through ABTA and ATOL.

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Upper Provence, Ventoux, and Luberon

Get right to the heart of beautiful Provence on this self-guided holiday

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 50 87 21 09

Tour length:
5 nights / 6 days

Price:
From €995

This six-day, self-guided bike tour allows you to explore the heart of Provence at a more challenging level than other tours of the region. Beginning in Bédoin and ending in Gargas, the itinerary features relatively short daily rides, allowing you to fully experience Provence rather than just see it as you pass by. With options to climb the legendary Mont Ventoux, or snake through the Gorges de la Nesque, your efforts will be rewarded with numerous spectacular views. Highlights include visits to some of Provence’s most acclaimed wine-making towns (Vacqueyas, Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise), stops in several of France’s “most beautiful” villages (Séguret, Gordes, and Roussillon), and options to climb legendary Mont Ventoux or snake through the Gorges de la Nesque. Each night, you’ll stay in comfortable, character-filled hotels set in utterly charming towns. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 1 dinner, luggage transfer, detailed maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability), and transfers to and from Avignon. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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Ventoux Cycling Holidays

My bespoke service to help you plan your Mont Ventoux cycling holiday

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Freewheeling France

Tour length:
You decide!

Price:
Tailored for you

It's the icon of Provence, a Tour de France legend. I get loads of enquiries each year about Ventoux cycling holidays and accommodation – to help give you the info you need, I've set up this bespoke service to help you find the right tour for your ability (and budget). Just send me your wishlist and I'll suggest some local options to help take the stress and worry out of your trip. I'll point you to guided or self-guided rides, plus accommodation and support services such as bike hire and transfer services. (I have a similar service for Corsica – for other French cycling holidays, just email me at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com). Photo thanks to Adam Bird.

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All accommodation has been checked to ensure it meets our cycle-friendly criteria. We also deal with tour operators personally before adding them to the site. To recommend a great French cycling holiday or a nice bike-friendly place to stay, please email lyn@freewheelingfrance.com

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