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8 days discovering Quiberon peninsula and Belle Ile en Mer

Some beautify Brittany by forests, beaches and cliffs

Offered by:
Le Velo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €849

This cycling tour in south Brittany will show you the beauty of the wild Atlantic Coast. Discover the traditionnal village of Erdeven, the river of Etel but also St Cado Island. On your way, you will pass through the standing stones (menhirs) until you reach Carnac and its amazing "alignment of Carnac". Hop from the beautiful peninsula of Quiberon to Belle Ile en Mer island and enjoy the magic of the Atlantic ocean. Ride on cyclable paths and small countryside roads, passing through small Breton villages. The price of this tour includes bike hire, accommodation, luggage transfers and all the maps and information you need to get the most out of your trip.

 

8 days discovering Quiberon peninsula and Belle Ile en Mer cycle tour

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A 4-day cycling tour to explore the Somme bay

A leisurely ride to pretty villages, sandy beaches and birdwatching

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
4 days

Price:
From €499

Bérangère and Eugénie began to cycle across their home country at the age of 22. Year after year they hand-selected the finest routes and hidden treasures. Now, via Le Vélo Voyageur, they are inviting you to share them. The Somme Bay is a natural bay situated in northern France (Picardie), where you will be flabbergasted by the fauna, flora and the authenticity of the small villages of the Bay. The combination of sea, marshland, beaches and countryside adds charm and makes the bay a unique holiday spot. The Somme Bay is also an important spot for migratory birds. You can observe them along the bike paths on your way to one of the charming villages and harbours situated all around the bay.

cycling the somme bay

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A ladies' road cycling and yoga holiday in the Lot-et-Garonne

Guided cycling with luxury accommodation, pool and nutritious food

Offered by:
Lamamotte Gite Cycling Holidays – Promoting Women’s Cycling

Tour length:
4 to 7 nights with guided rides

Price:
From €300 per person

This is a ladies-only, guided road cycling holiday with stunning scenery, nutritious food, luxury accommodation and yoga. Sisters Jess and Penny will lead you on quiet country roads, visiting beautiful river valleys, chateaux, medieval hilltop Bastide towns – including two of the prettiest villages in France (Pujols and Monflanquin). You can take in French culture with a visit the Water Lily Gardens, local markets and a wine tour. Typical rides (tailored on request) range from 50km to 80km per day. This holiday is for groups of 4-8 staying in a beautiful, converted farmhouse. The price includes luxury accommodation. Yoga sessions, breakfast, delicious meals prepared with local ingredients, wine, guided rides, bike maintenance course, transfers and bike hire can all be arranged. Self catering option is available. You can find more on Facebook here

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A tour around the Lot Valley

A lovely ride through the gorgeous and varied landscapes of the Lot Valley

Offered by:
Cycle the Dordogne

Phone number:
+33 (0)5 53 30 23 20 or +33 (0)6 48 20 36 85

Tour length:
9 days, 8 nights

Price:
From €1850

Start your adventure in Gourdon before heading into La France Profonde towards the bastide town of Monpazier. Cycle down into the glorious Lot valley to explore Château-de-Bonaguil or one of the many vineyards along the route to Cahors. Ride along the edge of the River Lot beneath overhanging cliffs. Wander around St-Cirq-Lapopie and visit the Grotte du Pech-Merle with its ancient cave drawings. Return to Gourdon having ridden through landscapes that appear not to have changed for centuries. Cycle the Dordogne’s self-guided cycling tours are a voyage of discovery. You are in control. You travel at your own pace. Cliff will meet you upon arrival and explain everything thoroughly – how the bicycles function, which routes are recommended and places of interest to visit along the way. Tours are self-guided, but support is always on hand. Tour includes full route notes, accommodation and bike hire.

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Agen to Sarlat – best of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne

Ride through stunning ancient landscapes following the Dordogne River

Offered by:
Evazio

Phone number:
+33 (0)5 56 79 25 05

Tour length:
6 or 7 day options, 45 to 50km per day

Price:
From €835

Ride on this self-guided discovery tour of the area of south-west France that showcases the Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. This is a diverse region steeped in ancient history and stunning river valleys. Take your bike and start your cycling holidays from Agen, a friendly and lively town renowned for its canal bridge – the second longest in France – and its famous prunes. Cycle through medieval bastide towns and near fortified castles. Visit pretty villages such as Monpazier, La Roque Gageac and Sarlat, all classified as among the most beautiful villages of France. Ride on gentle rolling hills and through fertile valleys, wild woods and pine forests. Authentic and convivial, these areas are ideal for green and slow tourist lovers. The gastronomy and local food are part of their identity – don’t miss typical dishes of the region featuring black truffles, mushrooms, foie gras and duck confit. Starting price includes 5-6 nights' hotel or guesthouse stays, three dinners, all route notes and maps, including a GPS smartphone app with voice guiding, daily luggage transfers, and emergency phone support 24/7. Bike hire also available (including electrics).

Agen to Sarlat Cycling holiday

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Alps on Gravel – Geneva to Aix-les-Bains

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:
2 nights/3 days

Price:
Please enquire

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. Start in either Geneva or Gaillard on the French side of the border and head south, skirting along the Swiss border and wind your way down to Annecy. Leaving the ‘Venice of the Alps’ the next day, this self-guided tour continues south along the stunning Lake Annecy, arriving in Saint Pierre d’Albigny. After an overnight stay in the magical Château des Allues,  will ride west towards Lac du Bourget through Chignin and Apremont, some of the most famous wine growing areas of the Savoie region. After passing through Chambéry, the tour concludes by riding along the banks of Lake Bourget and arriving in Aix-les-Bains. The price of this tour includes 2 nights' accommodation (deluxe guesthouse and 3-star hotel, breakfast) plus 1 dinner with drinks, luggage transfers, marked maps and roadbook, GPX files or GPS pre-loaded with the itinerary and one-road assistance if needed.

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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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Brittany – Tregor and the Pink Granite Coast

Explore the beautiful coast of northern Brittany by bike

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €595

"Degemer mad E Breizh!" (Welcome to Brittany!) Join this maritime bike trip from Saint Brieuc to Morlaix to discover the riches of northern Brittany. This is one of the most beautiful coastlines in France, the Pink Granite Coast stretches for roughly 15km between Trebeurden and Perros Guirec. Carved out by the mighty force of the sea, the coastline is full of sculpted creeks and bays, such as Ploumanac'h, a chaotic mass of pink granite boulders. Cycle along quiet roads through the heart of the Breton countryside to the town of Morlaix at the western end of the Trégor. The price of this tour includes 6 nights in 2* and 3* hotels and guesthouses in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 6 breakfasts, daily baggage transfers, a carefully designed itinerary, a navigation app for smartphones, a detailed roadbook including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

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Classic Meandering through Mayenne

Backroads and river paths to castles, Roman ruins and markets

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7760

Tour length:
3 to 6 night options

Price:
From £665

This family-friendly Mayenne tour is the perfect introduction to cycling in France. As one of France’s hidden gems, you won’t have to battle the crowds to enjoy the splendid fortified castles, medieval quarters, Roman ruins and traditional markets of the Mayenne. Cycling is a doddle with few hills, quiet roads and pretty sparkling river paths. Starting with two nights at a 3-star château hotel with pool and spa just outside the historic town of Mayenne, you’ll move to a new 3 or 4-star hotel every other day. Each evening you’ll enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Price includes aperitif, hotel, gourmet dinners, breakfasts, bike and equipment hire, maps and tour suggestions, plus luggage transfers.  

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Cycle the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees and the Canal du Midi

A unique blend of cycling from the sea to canyons and canals

Offered by:
France Bike

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 50 79 11

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €920

This self-guided tour provides a unique perspective on many of the south of France's highlights. It's unusual to combine the Med, the Midi and the Pyrenees into one trip but that's exactly what this one does. While the trip heads into the Pyrenees, it's an all-abilities ride designed so that any cyclist can enjoy it. Start in Narbonne and follow the Mediterranean coast to Perpignan before getting into the heart of the Pyrenees on one of the most beautiful mountain railways in Europe. The next day, cycle through the Capcir and the wild high valley of the Aude River, which guides you down and out of the mountains. Untouched landscapes and deep canyons await you as well as small villages and wonderful towns en route to Carcassonne. From here, follow the Canal du Midi back to Narbonne. The price includes charming hotels and B&B accommodation, all breakfasts, bus or train ticket from Perpignan to Villefranche le Conflent, luggage transfers, carefully planned routes and maps, GPS tracks on request, and support hotline.

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Cycle Through Lavender

Take in the sights and smells of France's famous lavender fields

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

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

Tour length:
5 nights / 6 days

Price:
From €845

Cyclomundo Cycling Through Lavender mapCelebrate lavender in all its forms on this self-guided cycling holiday through France's famous lavender fields. Experience the colours and the aromas as you cycle through both natural fields and lovingly cultivated farmers' fields. Combine calming perfumes and fresh alpine air as you pass the spectacular Gorges of Verdon (France’s own 'Grand Canyon'), climb to the hilltop village of Valensole to see its stunning lavender-covered plateau, and meander through hills and valleys bordering the Luberon. Daily distance between 38-57km. Price includes transfers to and from Manosque on the first and last days, 5 nights of 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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Cycle tour from Poitevin Marshes to Ile de Ré

Discover Poitou-Charentes from the Poitevin Marshes to Ile de Ré

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €799

Start your bike trip in Niort and discover the small roads and narrow canals of the Poitevin marshes. Cross small villages, discover the fauna and flora of the marshes with a guide on a boat, and visit the magnificent abbey of Maillezais. Stop in the city of art and history that is Fontenay-le-Comte before leaving the wild Marais Poitevin to reach the beautiful port city of La Rochelle. The next day you'll ride to the island Ile de Ré where you'll discover the long fine-sand beaches, the salt evaporation ponds of Loix and Ars-en-Ré, the fortified city of Saint-Martin-de-Ré or the producers of Pineau wine. Cross the bridge back to La Rochelle to bring your adventure to an end. Bérangère and Eugénie at Le Vélo Voyageur have been riding in France since they were 22. They started running self-guided tours to share their favourites routes with visitors to France.

Cycle tour from Poitevin Marshes to Ile de Ré

 

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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 along the Doubs river – an authentic French experience

Follow the Eurovelo 6 along the Doubs river from Belfort to Dole

Offered by:
Le Velo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €789

On this bike trip you will discover an authentic French region: the Doubs Valley. This is a quieter backwater of France, but one put on the map in recent years by the Tour de France. Start your own tour in the magnificent city of Belfort, with its citadel and 18th century facades. Follow the Doubs as forests and cliffs are reflected in its green waters. This region is a real gourmet's paradise – indulge in cheeses, sausages and other cold meats. Your route passes through the beautiful city of Besançon and on to Dole.  You will also make a small detour through the forest to reach the royal saltworks of Arc-et-Sénans, revealing the industrial past of this region. This industrial heritage is also displayed in the very interesting Peugeot museum near Montbéliard. The price of this tour includes bike hire, accommodation, luggage transfers and all the maps and information you'll need to make the most of your trip.

 Cycling long the Doubs river

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Cycling holiday to the highlights of the French Basque country

Explore the Pays-Basque and the foothills of the Pyrenees with its unique history and culture

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €915

A wonderful loop around the French Basque country you will start in Biarritz and finish back there some 8 days later after some amazing riding on quiet country roads or cycle paths. Along the way you will visit Bayonne famed for its colourful timbered houses and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a beautiful stopover on the route of the Santiago de Compostela. Throughout the trip you will have the chance to enjoy the delicious local products such as the famous Espelette chilli peppers and famous Basque tarts to give you lots of energy! The provided itinerary also takes you to the Atlantic coast on the Velodyssey bike route, passing by the coastal town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and it's cosy harbour before arriving back in Biarritz.

Cycling the French Basque country

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Cycling Holidays in the Lot et Garonne – Fixed base holidays for small groups

Discover the Lot Valley on a guided bespoke cycling holiday

Offered by:
Lamamotte Gite Cycling Holidays

Tour length:
4 to 7 nights (with guided rides)

Price:
From €300 per person

Jess and Mark are keen road cyclists and offer unguided, or fully guided, road cycling holidays from their luxurious, fixed base accommodation complete with pool. The Lot et Garonne has quiet country roads and rolling hills, making it ideal for intermediate cyclists in particular. Ride distances and difficulty can be tailored for you. The area has superb scenery, including river valleys, chateaux and castles, medieval hilltop Bastide towns and rural landscapes. All rides are organised to stop at scenic destinations for photos and refreshments. Local destinations include Monflanquin, Pujols, Penne d’Agenais and Nerac. These holidays are for groups of between 4 and 10 people staying in a beautifully converted farmhouse with a pool in a rural setting. There are 5 bedrooms, a mix of doubles and twins, some with ensuite. The price includes luxury accommodation. Continental breakfast, 3-course evening meal with wine, guided rides and transfers from Bergerac Airport can be arranged. Self-catering is an option available on request. Hire of quality carbon road bikes can easily be arranged or you can bring your own. You can also see Jess and Mark's Facebook page here.

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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 €540

Ride the backroads of the beautiful Diois area of the Drôme Provençale. The area is a superb mix of the Alps and Provence, full of orchards, vineyards and sunflower fields, plus rolling hills of boxwood, pine and lavender. You'll ride alongside clear rivers and streams, with plenty of opportunities to stop for picnics and swims, or stop in a sleepy hamlet or village for a coffee in a shaded café terrace. The Diois is also a major wine producing area, famous for the sparkling Clairette de Die. (Don't worry – you'll have plenty of opportunities for wine tasting). Price includes B&B accommodation, most evening meals, baggage transfer, detailed road book, maps and GPS tracks. Available guided or unguided.

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Cycling Provence and Camargue from Avignon to Nimes

A ride for nature lovers through Provence and the wetlands of the Camargue

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €899

Starting your Provençal adventure in the beautiful city of Avignon famed for its bridge, the Palais des Papes and its festival you will cycle at your own pace through a rich mix of flora and fauna to discover some prettye villages such as St-Remy-de-Provence or Les-Baux. Continue towards Arles, a Roman city famous for its arena before reaching the Camargue region, famous for its diversity of animals: bulls, pink flamingos and white horses all living alongside each other. Discover Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a beautiful seaside village but also Aigues-Mortes, a fortified town famous for its violet salt marshes. Finish your cycling tour in Nîmes, an unmissable city full of Roman monuments and traditions. You can enjoy a walk in its colourful streets and visit the ancient theatre. The price of this self-guided tour includes bikes, GPS routes, maps and tourist leaflets, accommodation and panniers. Ebikes and luggage transfers can also be added as extras.

Cycling Provence and Camargue from Avignon to Nimes

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Discover Provence and Camargue

Cycle though the land of light, vineyards and historical towns

Offered by:
France Bike

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 67 50 79 11

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €760

Experience Provence and the Camargue – a region of light, colours and scents. There's a good reason so many well-known painters were drawn to live and work here, among them Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne and Chagall. The Mediterranean climate is pleasant, the sun shines more than 3000 hours a year and life is lived outside, even during the short, crisp and windy winter. Play pétanque, drink Pastis and enjoy the local culture. This is, afterall, the place that inspired the writing of Peter Mayle. Provence not only has an easy way of life, but it’s also one of the richest cultural regions in Europe – and remarkably easy to enjoy by bike. Ancient monuments stand as a reminder of the long history here, with antiquities rich from the Greek and Roman periods, through to the Middle Ages and into the modern era. Then, of course, ther is the wine and food to enjoy. Discover the delicious Provencal dishes and their Mediterranean flavours on this 7-night self-guided ride. The price includes carefully chosen hotels (some with swimming pools), all breakfasts, a welcome briefing, luggage transport, carefully planned roads and paths with detailed maps, brochures and route notes, France Bike signs along the route, GPS tracks on request, and a telephone hotline.

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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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From Rennes to the Mont Saint-Michel

From the capital of Brittany to the bay of Mont St Michel

Offered by:
Abicyclette

Phone number:
+33 (0)2 30 96 49 54

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €695

This journey takes you through some of the most beautiful cities and towns in Brittany. You will glide alongside the Ille et Rance canal, a calm, flat, and very enjoyable cycle route to Dinan, a medieval town. Then it's onto the cycle paths (greenways) from Taden to Dinard which takes you to the seafront via an old railway track. With its 19th century villas, the seaside resort has kept its charm. You will take a small ferry from Dinard to Saint Malo before finally hitting the Tour de Manche route with its dedicated cycling routes. This is a beautiful way to cross the Mont-Saint-Michel bay. Oh, and don't forget Cancale just before the Mont-Saint-Michel where local oyster farmers prepare and serve them directly on the port. The price of this self-guided tour includes 24/7 phone assistance, GPS guided itinerary, luggage transfers, bike rental and accommodation with a number of different options to cater for all budgets.

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Geneva to Lyon on the Via Rhona

Follow the Rhone River between two of Europe's great cities

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

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

Tour length:
5 nights/6 day package

Price:
From €830

Cyclomundo Via Rhona mapIf you’re dreaming of "la bonne vie" but are short on time, this 6-day package could be the perfect fit! Meander along the 'Via Rhôna', a new bicycle path that follows the Rhone River as it flows towards the Mediterranean Sea. Ride past farmers' fields, through ancient villages, and around lush vineyards as you make your way at a leisurely pace from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon, France's third-largest city. Castles, churches, caves and Roman ruins – they are all yours to visit on this self-guided holiday. This tour is tailored for all cycling abilities, with daily rides ranging from 41-68 km (25-42 miles) on mostly gentle terrain. Price includes 5 nights' hotel accommodation, 3 dinners, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability), and luggage transfers between hotels. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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Hello Pyrenees Cycling Package

Customised cycling packages for great roads and epic climbs

Offered by:
Hello Pyrenees

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 52 94 65 08

Tour length:
Minimum 1 week in high season, 2 days in low season

Price:
700€ per person per week based on 2 people sharing

Amy and James and Hello Pyrenees offer supported and self-guided packages for cyclists by cyclists. Enjoy 7 nights' accommodation in a lovingly restored gite, giving you your own space and privacy. Cycling packages can be tailored – for example, enjoy supported cycling or head out on your own. Ride on the road or go off road on a mountain bike. Ride from the door or take advantage of Amy and James' dropoff/pickup service for rides farther field in the valley. Breakfasts included, plus afternoon tea each day and 6 nights of nutritious, 3-course home-cooked evening meals (with beer or wine). Transfers from airports or train stations at Lourdes, Pau, Toulouse or Biarritz can be arranged at an additional charge. Packages are available May 1 to October 30.

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Hilltop to Harbours

Ride from one side of Provence to the other on this 14-night adventure

Offered by:
Fellow Velo

Phone number:

+44 (0)7811 285 021 or +44 (0)1788 568 371

Tour length:
14 nights

Price:
From £1735 (self guided) or £1975 (fully guided)

This 14-night tour which crosses the length and breadth of Provence, giving you a real opportunity to get to know the region and its people. Gaze over Azure blue seas and dramatic wild gorges while pedalling at a steady pace, and ending the day by diving into the refreshing waters – choose from rivers, lakes, the sea or your hotel pool. This tour featured short riding days and a really varied and interesting itinerary to give you plenty of time to explore the landscapes, small towns and villages, and to take time out from your cycling to enjoy other activities such as boat trips or visits to historic chateaux. The itinerary put together by Andy and Jane is mainly along easy, quiet lanes, including an old coastal railway line, but there are a couple of more adventurous days on offer too (although these can tailored to your energy levels). Offered guided or self-guided, the prices include a welcome briefing, 14 nights' B&B, some lunches, transfers, high quality bikes and support.

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Indulgence - A Taste of Champagne

The famous Champagne region is a haven for cycling

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 3218

Tour length:
3 or 5 nights

Price:
From £1415

Champagne is always an indulgent experience. An iconic and famous region, its golden wine is known the world over. Expect rolling vineyards, ancient cities and charming towns beside quiet canals. Your self-guided tour will start in the sophisticated Epernay before making your way through stunning countryside and beautiful wine-making areas. The routes will take you to grand Reims and many lovely villages. Each night you'll stay in our luxury hand-picked hotels. Champagne is a real food and wine lover's dream, with countless culinary and wine-tasting opportunities for you to take. For example, the show-stopping Domaine les Crayères – this stunning hotel is your base in Reims and wouldn’t be out of place in a fairytale. The tour price includes indulgent 5-star hotels on a B&B basis, 3 evening meals, fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route maps through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels, E-bike upgrades available on request. 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Need planning help? Use our bespoke service

Let Freewheeling France help you plan your French cycling adventures

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
Tailored for you

Price:
Tailored for you

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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On the heels of the Impressionists in Normandy

Normandy by bike, from the Côte d'Albâtre to the Pays de Caux

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
3 or 4 days

Price:
From €245

Always on the lookout for contrast, light and atmosphere, painters never choose an area by chance – and these places tend to also be great places for holidays, places to wind down and relax. It wasn't just a few painters who fell in love with Normandy, but an entire movement. From the grey and blue hues of the English Channel to the ever-changing skies, the white chalk cliffs of Etretat, the traditional ochre cob of the houses and their abundant flower arrangements, the Côte d'Albâtre is far more colourful than one imagines. The Impressionists had stumbled upon a never-ending source of inspiration. It's an inspiration as well for this cycling tour: a superb mix of quiet coastal backroads, interspersed with charming fishing ports and small villages, the cliffs of Etretat, but also the wonderful Fécamp and Veulettes-sur-Mer. The price of this tour includes 2 or 3 nights in guesthouses and 2* or 3* hotels in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 2 or 3 breakfasts, daily baggage transfers, a carefully designed itinerary, navigation app for smartphones, a detailed roadbook including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks. Easy and moderate options.

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The colours of Perigord

Discover the Purple and Black Périgord

Offered by:
Abicyclette

Phone number:
+33 (0)2 30 96 49 54

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €755

Discover the attraction and majesty of the Dordogne Valley on this week-long tour with a real mix of landscapes that ensure every day is a visual feast. Enjoy winding climbs and descents under the shade of deep forests, golden stone buildings old stones, castles with amazing vistas, and even prehistoric caves. Start your visit in Bergerac, which also has its own airport, the capital of Périgord Pourpre (Purple Périgord), and ride at your own pace through some of the 'most beautiful villages in France'. Rest in Sarlat, a medieval architectural town with lots of restaurants, shops and a fabulous maket. The price of this self-guided tour includes 24/7 phone assistance, GPS guided itinerary, luggage transfers, bike rental, and accommodation with a number of different options to cater for all budgets.

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Three Lakes: Geneva, Bourget, Annecy

Cycle in the French Alps without climbing any mountains

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

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

Tour length:
5 nights/ 6 days

Price:
From €685

Experience the magic of the Alps without having to struggle up its famous mountains on this self-guided cycling holiday linking Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy. Follow paths and back-roads along the Rhone and Isere rivers, take in historic villages and stop to admire those famous cols from a comfortable distance. Daily distance: 48km-68km. Choice of either hotel or B&B/guesthouse accommodation. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, luggage transfers, detailed maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability). Bike rental can be arranged on request. If you would like to take on the climbs, a more challenging version of the same tour can be organized. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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Van Gogh’s Provence

See the colour of Provence through Van Gogh's eyes

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 3918 7583

Tour length:
5 or 7 nights

Price:
From £875

This pocket of Provençal perfection inspired Vincent van Gogh through the most productive period of his career, with the beauty of the region, both natural and cultural, captured in more than 200 of his works. The route will let you in on your own starry nights in St-Remy-de-Provence, soak up the colours and culture of Arles and explore the glorious Provençal countryside. Highlights include soaking up the atmosphere of Arles from one of its charming cafes, the hilltop haven of Baux-de-Provence, with its vast panoramas, flamingo spotting in the Camargue nature reserve. The price of this tour includes fully serviced bikes, water bottle and accessories, Bed & breakfast basis as standard, 3 & 4 star accommodation, tour information pack upon arrival, detailed navigational material, often including GPS maps, local support whenever needed. E-bikes, flights and transfers are available on request. The tour is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL.

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