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Dijon to Mâcon Self-Guided

Say cheers on this tour through Burgundy's famous wine regions

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

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

Tour length:
7 nights / 8 days

Price:
From 1,120€ per person

This very popular tour allows you visit and experience some of the finest vineyards and scenery to be found in France. Starting out from Dijon and ending in Macon, both of which are easily accessible by train, the route passes through the famous chateau at Pouilly-Fuissé, Aloxe-Corton, Montrachet and Meursault, as well as smaller traditional villages that each have a rich history. During the evenings you will stay in some of the area's most prominent and ancient towns, including Beaune, Clun and Dijon, allowing you to sample the world-renowned Burgundy wine and amazing local food. The tour also has a couple of shorter days with a choice of longer or shorter routes, so provides great flexibility for all levels of rider. Price includes 7 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, luggage transfers, transfer from Geneva to start of day 1, marked maps and route notes. Bike rentals available on request.

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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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Discover the Beauties of Burgundy

A leisure wine route almost exclusively along dedicated bike paths

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
4 days

Price:
From €419

This short self-guided bike tour of the Burgundy takes you almost entirely on bike paths only. It's perfect for new cyclists, as well as families – it's also perfect for wine-lovers. You visit Chalon, Cluny and its Abbey, Tournus and Macon along an old railway track converted into a beautiful bike lane. You even take the longest bike-only tunnel in Europe. In Macon you join the banks of the Saône to reach Chalon. This bike tour is the perfect tour to discover the Burgundy wines from the Côte Chalonnaise, the religious heritage of Cluny and Taizé, the Lamartine area or the castle of Cormatin. This is a hand-picked route devised by Bérangère and Eugénie, who began to cycle cross their home country at the age of 22, and now run Le Vélo Voyageur to share their rides with cyclists from around the world.

beauties of the Burgundy by bike

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Discover the Treasures of Southern Burgundy

Savour the famous wines and great cuisine of Burgundy

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617001

Tour length:
6 nights

Price:
From £1145

For a holiday that is indulgent on every level, choose this route in Burgundy. The famous wines – reds such as Nuits St Georges and whites like Puligny-Montrachet – are complemented by an equally superb regional gastronomy which is considered to be one of the best in France. As you follow the region’s excellent network of cycle trails, you can feast your eyes on all manner of architectural gems, from Romanesque churches and majestic abbeys to Renaissance châteaux and fortified mansions.

Inntravel Southern Burgundy

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Dordogne Prestige en Vélo

Climb over forested hills and through dramatic gorges in the Dordogne

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 214 010

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £2225

Ride through the heart of the Vézère Valley on this classic Dordogne itinerary. All the highlights are here from one of France's most historic and most visually stunning regions: Les Eyzies and its caves, gorges and museum of prehistory; La Roque Gageac, Sarlat and Domme, plus the river routes of Le Bugue, Limeuil and Trémolat. The price includes 7 days' half-board accommodation – this is a prestige holiday, with stylish chateau and hotel accommodation to match.

Dordogne Prestige

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Dordogne Valley

Take the scenic route through the beautiful Dordogne Valley

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617001

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £960

This scenic route explores the beguiling landscapes between the handsome market town of Souillac and the pretty, hill-top village of Loubressac. Each evening, enjoy wonderful gastronomic dinners, while for lunch, picnic by the river or stop at authentic, inexpensive village restaurants. The cycling is undulating and, in places, challenging, but always rewarding, and there is time to pause at the châteaux and churches that you pass. A real highlight of the week is exploring the renowned hanging village of Rocamadour, and you can also visit the  cavern of the Gouffre de Padirac. This is a self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling holiday, with all accommodation, bike hire, maps and route notes, plus luggage transfers included. There is also the option to extend the cycling trip for two nights to take in the beautiful cobbled streets of Sarlat. Ebikes are also available.

Inntravel Dordogne Cycling Holiday

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Drome Valley Trail Discovery – MTB

A hidden singletrack paradise in the eco-valley of the Drôme provençale

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
3 or 4 day options

Price:
Self-guided from €255; Guided from €355

This is a special MTB tour offered by France Bike Trips because it's in this area – the Diois – that the company's founder made his home 15 years ago. The itinerary has therefore been specially crafted based on intimate local knowledge. The tour is offered guided or self-guided and it's based in the Diois area, which is home to a maze of singletrack. The Drôme Provençale is to the south and the Vercors – in the Southern Alps – is to the north. This is an area offering the best of Provence – sunflower fields and lavender, vineyards and pine forests – as well as the grandeur of the Alps. Trails run around vineyards past rivers and streams and through beautiful villages that are ideal for coffee breaks. This price of this 'Discover the Diois' tour includes qualified English-speaking mountain bike guide, guesthouse and gite accommodation, all breakfasts and picnic lunches, dinners and luggage transfers. Detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks are provided for self-guided ridersElectric MTB are also available.

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E-bike - Loire Valley Discovery

A tour designed so that anyone can enjoy the beautiful Loire Valley

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44(0)20 3944 3218

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £995 per person

This self-guided tour is based on the Cycling for Softies Classic Châteaux of the Loire itinerary, but it's a new itinerary for 2020 that harnesses the power of e-bikes to make it easier for you to see even more of this beautiful corner of France. Saddle up on our excellent Trek e-bikes and relax as you ride along the rivers, past the châteaux and through the vineyards of the Loire valley. This is the perfect tour for history buffs, wine lovers and foodies who want to squeeze as many interesting experiences as possible into their holiday. The price of this tour includes delightful 3-star and 4-star hotel on a B&B basis with 4 evening meals (7-night itinerary), fully serviced e-bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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E-bike - Provencal Discovery

Really get to the heart of Provence on an e-bike

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 8857

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £1225 per person

Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and drink. Cycling for Softies have offered cycling holidays in this part of the world for over 30 years – now they have broadened the experience with the help of e-bikes. Glide up to the stunning hilltop towns, such as Gordes and Roussillon, and traverse the Luberon valley and Cotes du Ventoux, all with a little extra help to let you focus on soaking up the sights, sounds and sensations. The price of this tour includes delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels on a B&B basis, 4 evening meals (7-night itinerary), fully serviced e-bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Emerald Coast of Brittany

Discovering the depths of Brittany’s beauty and real identity

Offered by:
Abicyclette

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

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €715

This self-guided tour starts and ends in Saint-Malo but covers lots in between on great cycle friendly roads. Over 6 days pay visits to Dinan, a really well preserved medieval city, Jugon-les-Lacs, a small authentic town perfect for a stopover, Lamballe, its church and national horse stud, Erquy, with superb panoramas from the peninsula where early risers can watch fishermen coming back from sea with their catch. Cap Fréhel, a protected natural site that you access by cycling on one of the most beautiful coastal roads, offers the chance to visit a lighthouse for a 360° view. Treat yourself to a crêpe or an ice-cream or oysters as a reward for all your efforts over this lovely week – all within easy reach of the UK. The price of this tour includes 24/7 phone assistance, GPS guided itinerary, luggage transfers, bike rental and accomodation with a number of different options to cater for all budgets.

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Family cycling tour along the Atlantic Coast

A fun self-guided ride for the family through forests and along beaches

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €819

A cycling holiday for all ages on one of the most beautiful cycling routes in France. Leave Bordeaux via pine forests, and head towards the sand dunes and beaches of the west coast. Spend some time in Bordeaux, with its family-friendly pedestrianised streets and playgrounds on the waterfront. Cycle along the river, stopping for ice-cream at the restored 'hangars' on the riverfront at Chartrons. Then head off on car-free bike paths through forests that line the route towards the sea. Here, water sports like surfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding await you, combining with cycling to provide a true nature-lover's holiday. Eat oysters at one of the restaurants hugging the Bay of Arcachon, or simply relax with a glass of wine or a juice as the sun goes down and ponder the next day's adventures.

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Family Cycling Week from Blois to Amboise

An incredible week cycling on easy paths past majestic castles and vines

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €709

The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is ideal for mini-cyclists. The paths are flat, and distances between towns and villages are short. Discover the Loire at your own pace along secure, traffic-free cycling paths from beautiful Blois to Amboise. Follow short itineraries leading you to the most prestigious castles of the region, including Chambord, Cheverny and Amboise. Don't forget to check out Cheverny castle – the inspiration for Moulinsart castle in Tintin. There's also the chance for some great kids' bonuses, such as a donkey trek. Bike hire, full route notes and maps, accommodation and local advice all included in the price. Suitable for kids as young as 1-year-old in trailers or in bike seats.

Family cycling week Blois to Amboise

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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 Nantes to La Rochelle - La Vélodyssey

Breeze along the coast in style on this self-guided break

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 214 010

Tour length:
7 days / 8 nights

Price:
From £1995

Enjoy the endless beaches and sea views as you cycle along this section of the Velodyssée, the dedicated cycle path that opens up the Atlantic coast to all ages. Fly through pine forests, wetlands and colourful ports and fishing villages, ending up in the historic harbour town of La Rochelle – complete with aquarium and seaside restaurants. Price includes luggage transfers between hotels, comprehensive route notes, bike hire for 7 days' cycling, plus 8 nights' B&B accommodation and some evening meals. 

From Nantes to La Rochelle Belle France

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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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From Saint-Malo to the D-Day Landing Beaches

Cycle the coast of Brittany and Normandy

Offered by:
Abicyclette

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

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €970

Follow the picturesque coast as it weaves around Brittany and Normandy following the path that the Allies opened in 1944 after their bloody landing on the Normandy beaches. The itinerary is rich in culture with many historical and natural sites for you to discover. Chiefly, discover the D-day Landing beaches of Omaha, Gold and Juno, as well as the fantastic museums that bring the conflict to life. You will also visit Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – climb to the top (not by bike!) to see the abbey and the surrounding bay – a gorgeous vista. The price of this self-guied tour includes 24/7 phone assistance, GPS guided itinerary, luggage transfers, bike rental and accomodation with a number of different options to cater for all budgets.

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From the Mountains to the Sea: Digne-Nice MTB

Ride the spectacular last part of the Chemins du Soleil to the Med

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
Self-guided from €620; Guided from €895

This is an incredible, memorable one-way ride for more experienced riders who are looking for a unique MTB challenge. Can there be a better way to arrive at the Mediterranean than by bike? This is a playful and technical 7-day singletrack ride across the southern part of the Pre-Alps, all the way from the famous Terres Noires. Discover the Trévans, the Verdon and the Esteron, beautiful panoramas and sweeping gorges, and emerald rivers (perfect for cooling swims). Cross the remote and craggy outskirts of Nice before arriving at the Med. This ride is offered guided or self-guided. The price includes a fully qualified English-speaking mountain bike guide (or detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks for self-guided riders)6 nights in guesthouses, breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners, plus daily luggage transfers.

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Geneva to Annecy: Famous climbs and lesser-known passes

A self-guided tour around lakes and over mountains for serious cyclists

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

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

Tour length:
5 nights / 6 days

Price:
From €670

Cyclomundo Geneva to Annecy mapDesigned for serious cyclists, this self-guided tour links three of Europe's most beautiful lakes: Geneva, Bourget and Annecy. Follow in the tracks of the Tour de France as you climb thrilling mountain passes and cruise through picturesque Alpine villages with stunning mountain scenery shadowing you the entire way. The ride takes you into the heart of the Savoie wine region, and through wine-growing villages such as Apremont, Abymes and Chignin, famous for light, crisp whites that carry the scent of Alpine flowers. Daily distances range from 95-111km. Price includes 5 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, detailed maps and route notes, a GPS unit (subject to availability) plus luggage transfers between hotels. A more leisurely option along a similar route is also available on request. Full carbon road bike hire available on request.

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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:
6 day package

Price:
From 860€

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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Geneva-Annecy-Geneva: Rivers, Lakes and Mountains

Cross the Swiss border into France to take in two countries in one trip

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 dinners, luggage transfers, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability). Bike rentals available on request.

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Grand Tour of Provence - E-bike

Explore the incredibly varied scenery of Provence with ease

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3733 3617

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £805 per person

Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and drink. E-bikes are the latest additions to BSpoke Tours that have been run in this part of France for over 30 years. Glide up to stunning hilltop towns such as Gordes and Roussillon and traverse the Luberon Valley and te Cotes du Ventoux – all with a little electric energy to help you focus on soaking up the sights, sounds and sensations. Do not miss the twisting climb up the Val d’Enfer and the views from Baux-de-Provence at the top, the lavender fields at the Abbey of Senanque, and the vibrant ochre cliffs around Roussillon and Apt. The price of this tour includes fully serviced electric bikes, a water bottle and accessories, 3- and 4-star B&B and hotel accommodation, tour information pack upon arrival, detailed navigational material with GPS maps, local support whenever needed. Flights and transfers not included but available on request. Trip is fully protection through ABTA and ATOL.

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Grand Tour of the Loire - E-bike

Get a little boost as you breeze around the beautiful Loire Valley

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44(0)203883 6437

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £705pp

This itinerary – based on BSpoke's classic Châteaux and Vineyards itinerary – harnesses the power of e-bikes to make it easier for you to see even more of this beautiful corner of France. Saddle up on excellent Trek e-bikes and relax as you ride along the rivers, past the châteaux and through the vineyards of the Loire valley. This is the perfect tour for history buffs, wine lovers and foodies who want to squeeze as many interesting experiences as possible into their holiday. The price of this tour includes delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels, B&B accommodation, fully serviced e-bikes with panniers, a water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride with GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, daily luggage transfers and 100 per cent financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany

A charming cycling holiday exploring the Gulf of Morbihan

Offered by:
Abicyclette

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

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Price:
From €715

With its mild micro climate, the Gulf of Morbihan is the ideal place for a cycling adventure. From the peninsula to the islands you wil cycle along this small interior sea (Morbihan means “little sea” in Breton). Among many highlights you will also visit the l’île aux Moines (Monk’s island) and l’île d’Arz (Arz island), sampling fine seafood in adorable ports. 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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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 - Around the Alpilles

A tour designed to let you see Provence's highlights in comfort

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 8854

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £1425 per person

Take a tour of the garrigue, olive groves and vineyards in this gorgeous corner of Provence while staying in the area's finest 4 and 5 star hotels. This tour has been designed to offer a true leisure cycling experience in Provence, with shorter distances and easier routes, giving you more time and energy to explore the local sites and taste the local produce. The tour takes in the charming buzz of St-Remy-de-Provence, rich in culture and history, as well as the stunning fortified village of Baux-de-Provence and the gorgeous village of Eygalières with its slow, relaxing pace of life. This is the perfect Provence tour for those looking for an easy ride. The price of this tour includes delightful 4-star and 5-star hotels, breakfasts, some evening meals, fully serviced touring bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels. E-bikes available upon request and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Indulgence - Cotes du Rhone Vineyards

Explore famous vineyards from quality local accommodation

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 8857

Tour length:
3 or 6 nights

Price:
From £895 per person

Explore the Côtes du Rhône by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most highly rated hotels. Cycle between two chateau hotels before a final stop in one of the regions finest accommodations, Crillon le Brave. The price of this tour includes delightful 4 and 5-star hotels, accommodation on a half board basis – delicious dinners each night, fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on the spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Indulgence - Starry Nights in Provence

A 5-star treat to explore the part of Provence that inspired Van Gogh

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 4822

Tour length:
5 to 7 nights

Price:
From £1815 per person

This pocket of Provencal 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 two hundred of his works. The route will let you experience your own starry nights in St-Remy-de-Provence, soak up the colours and culture of Arles and explore the glorious Provençal countryside, with 5-star hotels to look forward to at the end of each ride. The price of this tour includes delightful 5-star accommodation with 3 evening meals, fully serviced touring bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between your hotels. E-Bikes available upon request. 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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Indulgence - The Loire in Luxury

Decadence and luxury at every turn as you explore the Loire by bike

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0) 20 3944 5216

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £1285 per person

Famed for its grand chateaux – home down te years to French royals and aristocrats – few other regions in the world exude the same sense of class as the Loire Valley. Today the valley is one of the most popular cycling destinations in the world, thanks to an excellent network of cycle routes, easy terrain and endless list of sites to see. By staying in three chateau hotels, you will experience this decadence first-hand and leave having cycled like a Softie and slept like royalty. The price of this tour includes delightful 4-star and 5-star hotels, breakfasts and some evening meals, fully serviced touring bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit, detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app, expert on-the-spot support, luggage transferred between hotels. E-eikes available upon request and 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL.

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La Rochelle, Islands & Beaches

Ride gently along France’s sunny west coast

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617003

Tour length:
6 nights

Price:
From £830pp

The Charente-Maritime coastline is synonymous with long, sandy beaches and sunshine, but there’s more to it than that. If you can tear yourselves away from the plages to follow this suggested cycle routes, you’ll discover why this glorious coastline is so perfect for cycling.History? Tick – there are 17th- and early 19th-century fortifications right along the coast, and you can delve into the region’s maritime traditions, naval battles, and links to Napoleon. Good food? Tick – the oysters and mussels are some of the best in France, and prawns, lobster, fresh sardines, sole and scallops also feature widely on menus. Wildlife? Tick – the wetlands are teeming with birds such as oystercatchers, curlews, redshanks, sandpipers, little egrets, spoonbills and ringed plovers. Towns and villages? Tick – you’ll find your fill in La Rochelle and on glamorous Île de Ré. The choice is yours. The price of this tour includes 6 nights' accommodation, 1 dinner, 6 breakfasts, luggage transfers,route notes and maps, and high-quality bicycle (ebikes an option).

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La Velodyssee from Nantes to La Rochelle (Atlantic Coast)

Link the Loire to the Atlantic Coast on this EuroVelo 1 cycling holiday

Offered by:
Evazio

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

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights, 40 to 68km per day

Price:
From €905

Experience the magic of France's beaches on this La Velodyssee along the Atlantic coast. The self-guided ride takes you from the fringes of the Loire Valley – the areas of Loire Atlantique and the Vendee – south to the sunny Charente-Maritime. From Nantes,cycle the Loire estuary before reaching the serenity of the beautiful peninsula of the Pays de Retz. Here you'll find sandy coves, jagged cliffs and picturesque hamlets, the diverse lands bringing the fragrances of the sea and air. Cycle through charming seaside resorts like Pornic – the coast’s flagship city – before carrying on south through the salt marshes of the Vendée to Noirmoutier – a nature jewel that was the start of the 2018 Tour de France. Explore sand dunes and forests until Les Sables d’Olonne, renowned for its fine sandy beach, before arriving in La Tranche sur Mer. Your ride will end in La Rochelle after a link through the marshlands of the Marais Poitevin, a protected area. From La Rochelle it's possible to ride across the bridge to the almost traffic-free seclusion that it the Ile-de-Re. Starting price includes 7 nights' B&B in 3-star hotels, all route notes and maps, including a GPS smartphone app with vocal guiding, daily luggage transfers, and emergency phone support 24/7. Bike hire can also be arranged.

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La Velodyssey from La Rochelle to Bordeaux

From the beaches of the Atlantic coast to the vine of the Medoc

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

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

Tour length:
8 days

Price:
From €749

From La Rochelle's ancient fortified harbour you'll ride on the Atlantic Velodyssey route along beaches, through marshes and pine forests. You'll discover the city of Rochefort and its 'Corderie Royale', Brouage citadel built by the French engineer Vauban, the marshes of Marennes, the oyster-farming port of La Tremblade and the costal town of Royan. You'll cross the Gironde Estuary by ferry to Le Verdon and continue your bike trip across Médoc peninsula. You'll cycle along the seashore then through Grand Crus vineyards such as Mouton-Rothschild. You'll reach Pauillac before getting to Bordeaux by train with your bikes to discover this historic and lively city. All in all, a great cycling holiday!

Velo Voyageur Atlantic Coast

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Lake Annecy and the Via Rhona

Discovery of the pre-Alps on the Via Rhona from Annecy to Lyon

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €585

Water, water, everywhere! Three major features make up this aquatic itinerary. First of all, discover Lake Annecy, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in France. Surrounded by high Alpine peaks, it is also one of the cleanest lakes in the world. Your first day’s riding takes you on a tour of the lake, with impressive views of the surrounding mountains. Linking Lake Annecy and the Rhone River, follow the River Fier as it winds its way westwards. Despite its passage through Lake Geneva, the Rhone is not yet the mighty river it becomes further downstream. Nevertheless it guides you as you make your way between the mountains of the pre-Alps, with a stop in the beautiful medieval town of Pérouges. The route then takes you past the marshy plains of the Dombes and onto your final destination: the Gaulois capital. Welcome to Lyon! The price of this tour includes 6 nights in guesthouses and 2* hotels in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 6 breakfasts, daily baggage transfers, a carefully designed itinerary, navigation app for smartphones and a detailed road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

 

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Languedoc: Vineyards, Markets and Roman Ruins

Supported week of riding with local cycling experts

Offered by:
Vie et Vélo

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 48 08 42 00

Tour length:
7 days / 6 nights

Price:
From €1050

A fully supported, point-to-point cycling tour through the vineyards and historic towns of the Languedoc region – an area full of quiet back roads that wind through the rolling countryside and small independent vineyards. In addition to some magical scenery (and largely traffic-free roads), you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of St Guilham le Desert and the Pont de Gard, plus you'll have time to explore the historic market towns of Uzes and Pezenas. Price includes 6 nights’ B&B accommodation, airport transfers for you and your bike (or help with rental if you need it), and guided rides with support vehicle for luggage and supplies. This is a local tour run by local cyclists who know these roads well.

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Lavender routes

Discover perfumed backroads around the blooming plateaus of Valensole

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
3 or 4 days

Price:
From €225

Follow your sense of smell through the almost endless lavender fields of Provence. Inspired by the singing of the cicadas, explore this idyllic plateau in the Alpes de Haute Provence, which is also part of the Verdon regional nature park. Catch sight of the famous cliffs of the Verdon gorge and enjoy the panorama of the imposing peaks of the Maritime Alps on the horizon. Ride along the Verdon to the picturesque lakes of Sainte-Croix and Esparron. Especially the latter, with its unspoilt nature, is ideal for a rest and refreshment. Throughout the route, you can visit distilleries, farms or museums to learn more about the legendary plant that is the soul of Haute-Provence. The price of this tour includes 2 or 3 nights in guesthouses and  2* 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 road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

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Loire à vélo from Tours to Angers

A week by the waters of the beautiful Loire

Offered by:
Abicyclette

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

Tour length:
6 days / 5 nights

Price:
From €555

From Tours with its attractive wooden houses dating back to the 15th century, this gentle paced self-guided tour will initially take you west along the banks of the river Cher. Take in the vibrant and colourful gardens at Château de Villandry before picking up the river Indre, which will guide you to Chinon and its 12th century fortress. Then from Saumur's castle, you'll ride through the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park with lots of chance to try local wines and produce along the way. The valleys around here have inspired many artists and maybe you too will find new inspiration. The price of this 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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Loire Highlights - Castles, caves & vineyards short break

Take a leisurely ride through the heart of the Loire

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617 003

Tour length:
4 nights

Price:
From £575

Famed for its magnificent châteaux and wide, lazily flowing rivers, the Loire region is a delight. With a gentle terrain and plenty of cultural interest, this is perhaps the best corner of France for leisurely days on two wheels, so take your time, pausing at the places of interest en route and enjoying long picnics on the riverbank. Ebikes are also available.

Inntravel Loire Highlights

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Loire Prestige en Vélo

See the chateaux of the Loire in true style

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 214 010

Tour length:
6 nights

Price:
From £1800

Enjoy this luxury cycling holiday staying in elegant accommodation that reflects the style of this classic region. Explore quiet back roads and visit the fascinating old towns of Amboise and Blois, not forgetting to leave time to discover the famous wines of the region. All the big-name chateaux are on your route, along with beautiful gardens and lovingly restored manor houses. This is an elegant and relaxing way to experience one of France's most stunning and most popular cycling routes.

Loire Prestige

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Loire Valley Secret Castles and Wine

Discover new gems in the crown of the Loire Valley

Offered by:
Discover France

Phone number:
+1 800 929 0152 (US toll free); +1 800 823 710 (Australia toll free); +1 800 929 0152 (any other country)

Tour length:
5 days / 4 nights

Price:
From €760

This Loire Valley Cycling Tour was created to take you to a part of the Loire region not covered by other trips. The flat-to-rolling terrain is perfect for cycling and is filled with castles, vineyards and colourful landscapes.  The tour starts in Joue les Tours and will take you to Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, the Chateau de Villandry and Ussé, and the famous Fontevraud Abbey. You will also cycle through some important wine regions such as Chinon and Saumur for some wine tasting. All the best of the Loire Valley by bicycle! The price of this tour includes 4 nights' accommodation in superior hotels, daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners, hybrid bike rental, local tour contact, road book, including detailed maps, tourist information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets, 1 GPS for every 1-3 people, all luggage transfers, and technical and emergency support at all times.

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Loire's Chateaux and Vineyards

Pedal gently through fairytale France on this self-guided tour

Offered by:
Bspoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
From £565

Soaring high slated turrets are your constant companions on this tour of the famous chateaux of the Loire valley. As you spend 8 days cycling through glorious countryside and medieval towns, you can sample some of the world's finest food and wine while staying in highly rated 3- and 4-star accommodation. Lots of the route is on quiet roads or the Loire à Velo cycle path, so a relaxing ride with a chance to enjoy the natural surroundings is guaranteed. The price includes bed and breakfast, flights and transfers from UK (ask for prices if you're not coming from the UK), luggage transfers, bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits, route maps and instructions, assistance whenever needed and tandems and electric bikes can be provided on request.

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Marvels of Normandy Cycling+

Cycle from the D-Day beaches to Honfleur via unmissable Bayeux

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44 (0)1580 214 010

Tour length:
5 nights

Price:
From £1200

Following the rugged Norman coast from west to east, this self-guided cycling holiday shows you the best of Normandy. Experience an atmospheric adventure, packed with cultural sites along the way; WW2 memorials, the Bayeux Tapestry, the Men's Abbey in Caen, the elegant seaside resorts of Cabourg and Deauville, and the pretty port of Honfleur. As the sun sets, indulge in the exquisite local cuisine, including the luscious cream, and tasty cider and cheese. The price of this tour includes 4 days' cycling, 5 nights' half-board accommodation, luggage transfers between hotels, and comprehensive route notes. There is also support from a local agent and 24-hour Belle France helpline support, GPS on demand.

Marvels of Normandy cycle tour route

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Mighty Ventoux by Mountainbike

Enjoys bountiful sun and single tracks around the Giant of Provence

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
3, 4 or 6 day options available

Price:
Self-guided €295; Guided €405

The Ventoux claims mythical status among cyclists – especially road riders. But it's also a mountainbiker's delight, with trails crossing the mont and the nearby Dentelles de Montmirail – across their limestone plateaus and through the vineyards of Gigondas and Vacqueyras. There are also trails across the Baronnies, the Drôme Provençale's beating heart of lavender fields, olive groves and pine forests. There are two offroad ascents of the Ventoux, and this tour takes in at least one of them (transfers to the top are available if you need them). The descent is a dream run – many of the trails "hidden" and ridden usually only by locals. The price of this tour includes fully qualified English-speaking mountain bike guide, guesthouse accommodation, all breakfasts and picnic lunches, plus 3- and 4-course dinners, and luggage transfers. The tour is available guided or self-guided – self-guided riders will receive detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks. This tour is electric MTB compatible.

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Mont Ventoux Challenge

A challenging weekend of road riding in Provence

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 3918 7846

Tour length:
4 nights

Price:
£825

In the space of a single weekedn this tour will take you up the iconic Mont Ventoux via two different routes and you will ride some 300km over three days, mainly uphill!  On day two you will tackle the climb from Bedoin, passing the Tommy Simpson memorial along the way. On day three you will climb from Malaucene with its spectacular views over the Rhône Valley below. The price of this tour includes meals, transport, accommodation in Sault, flights from the UK and airport transfers.

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Mountainbiking Tour of the Perigord

Lovely trails hidden among the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
7 days (although 3 or 4 day trips are also available)

Price:
From €895 self-guided or €1095 guided

The Dordogne is famous for its history, its rivers and natural wonders, as well as its proximity to the vineyards of Bordeaux to the west. But it's also a hive of mountain bike activity, with offroad trails crossing from north to south, east to west. Ride along wooded trails and along rivers of the Périgord Noir - the eastern end of the Dordgone that's famous for medieval castles, pretty villages and prehistoric sites. The Dordogne and Vézère river valleys are dotted with steep valleys, caves and cliffs that can be navigated on mountain bikes. Ride forest tracks, easy singletrack, and quiet country lanes. This tour is offered guided or self-guided and covers 25-35km per day, with a maximum 600m altitude gain. The price of this tour includes an English-speaking fully qualified French mountain bike guide, 2- and 3-star hotel accommodation, all breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners, plus luggage transfers. Self-guided riders also detailed travel documents, highlighted maps and GPS tracks. Electric bikes also available.

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Offered by:
Freewheeling France

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Price:
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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 €215

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 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 road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks. Easy and moderate options.

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Pearls of Provence

From Avignon to Arles under the gaze of the mighty Mont Ventoux

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

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

Tour length:
6 days

Price:
From €565

What better way to explore the heart of this charming corner of Provence than on a bike? From bustling Avignon and the Palais des Papes, cross lush orchards and wine estates – including the famous Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise. The route offers breathtaking views of the Dentelles de Montmirail and the majestic Mont Ventoux. A network of quiet roads with little traffic will take you from village to village as you discover the local architecture and cultural heritage. Further south, reach the white rocks of the Parc des Alpilles before heading towards the medieval perched city of Les Baux de Provence, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. To finish the week, gently descend to the ancient city of Arles, whose historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The price of this tour includes 5 nights in guesthouses and 2* or 3* hotels in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 5 breakfasts, daily baggage transfers, carefully designed itineraries with different levels of difficulty, navigation app for smartphones, a detailed road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

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Provence and its Most Beautiful Villages

Cycle among charming landscapes and villages of Provence

Offered by:
Abicyclette

Phone number:
+33 (0)2 30 964 954

Tour length:
9 days / 8 nights

Price:
From €890

Often perched, with their houses regrouped around the castle, Provencal villages dominate the surrounding vineyards, and plains. They offer unique landscapes perfect for cycling, with vineyards and plane trees lining your route. This self-guided itinerary includes all six of the villages in Provence classified as 'Most beautiful villages of France': Séguret in the Haut-Vaucluse, Venasque in the Comtat Venaissin, Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes in the Luberon and, finally, Les Baux de Provence in the heart from the Alpilles massif. Your efforts to reach these pretty villages will be rewarded every time with spectacular views (and, often, good coffee!) The price 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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Provence Discovery

Walk and cycle among Provence's picturesque hilltop villages

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617001

Tour length:
6 nights

Price:
From £1145

Provence has long been renowned for its picturesque villages perchés – the pretty, hill-top settlements characterised by their medieval castles, timeless, twisting alleyways and lush surrounds of olive groves, vineyards and cherry orchards. One of the highlights of this 6-night walking and cycling holiday in Provence is the opportunity to explore so many of these iconic villages. Cycle self-guided between three high-quality hotels and be rewarded with wonderful views. Circular walking routes, meanwhile, provide an enjoyable contrast, as well as a closer, more detailed insight into the villages’ historic charms. Food is another hugely important aspect of the region, with fresh, seasonal produce such as olive oils, tomatoes and garlic on sale at many a local market and featuring in numerous local dishes. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample this delicious fare: perhaps as part of a leisurely lunchtime picnic or a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant – the perfect way to round off a full day of Provençal discovery. 

Provence discovery route

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Provence Prestige en Vélo

Provence and Languedoc with Roman ruins, vineyards and Van Gogh

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 214 010

Tour length:
7 nights

Price:
From £2311

Absorb the essence of Provence – sleepy villages, sun soaked vineyards – and even dip into Languedoc to cycle by Roman ruins and the magnificent Pont du Gard. This holiday features easy cycling along quiet lanes and canal paths, the air fragrant with wild thyme. You can be sure of being welcomed at your destination each day by a comfortable room and delicious food in 4 and 5 star accommodation. Other highlights include the vineyards of Costières de Nîmes, the bull-ring in Redessan and crossing the mighty River Rhône into Tarascon. End your ride in St Rémy, famous for its links to Van Gogh.

Prestige Provence

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Riverside Riding in the Loire

Riverside riding among fairytale chateaux

Offered by:
BSpoke Tours

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
4 or 7 nights

Price:
£865

Take the scenic riverside cycle route along the river Loire as it meanders westwards from Blois to Saumur. A perfect riding tour for anyone hoping to visit the most celebrated châteaux in France and to sample the produce along the way. The cycling days are varied, a perfect mix of tourist sites and countryside, with mileage ranging from 27km per day to 63km (though this can be further tailored for you). This is a self-guied tour, with bikes, panniers and andlebar bags included, alone with stacks of local knowledge, and full route maps and notes. Flights from the UK can also be arranged and included your itinerary. Electric bikes availbale on request.

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