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A Taste of Languedoc

Fully supported road bike holidays in the south of France

Offered by:
VéloRoo

Phone number:
April-October: +33 (0)6 65 95 30 97; October-March: +61 (0)411 047 828

Tour length:
3-day or week-long packages available

Level of difficulty:
Moderate or challenging

Price:
From €1450

VéloRoo's approach to a cycling holiday is simple: they take care of the logistics so you can spend quality time in the saddle immersing yourselves in the rural villages and countryside of 'the real South of France'. Ride on hand-picked routes taking in quiet country roads on a performance road bike, and with the comfort and security of vehicle support the whole way. Enjoy delicious lunches and dinners with fresh local produce and great local wine at Steve and Julia's favourite eating spots. Daily rides are approximately 50-70km, with longer itineraries available if you'd like to pack in some extra kilometres. Stay in fixed base accommodation at one B&B – so no need to pack up every day; if you have your own accommodation, VéloRoo can provide a standalone cycling package with riding, support and lunch. Dates can be customised to suit you. 

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A Weekend Cycling Break in the Aveyron Gorge

Pass a weekend in the stunning Aveyron Gorge

Offered by:
Saint Antonin Noble Velo

Phone number:
+33 (0)5 63 02 23 88 or +33 (0)6 65 97 61 81

Tour length:
2 days / 2 nights

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
From €125

This fixed base tour – offered guided or unguided – explores the amazing diversity of scenery around the medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val, which must be one of France’s best-kept cycling secrets. The town is in the dramatic Aveyron Gorge, with cliffs rising sheer from the valley floor. You’ll discover secluded valleys, oak forests vineyards and austere limestone plateaux, all on very quiet roads. The region also has some of the best preserved medieval villages in France, especially the fortified hilltop bastide towns. The terrain is hilly, but gradients are always gentle. You’ll be staying in Saint Antonin Noble Velo's own 16th century auberge in the centre of St Antonin. Rides are typically 80-120km with around 1000m of climbing, but they can be tailored to suit different abilities. Fabulous lunch stops are also arranged, so you'll always be fuelled and ready to ride. The tour price includes accommodation and generous breakfasts on both days, customised GPS routes, endless local knowledge and a rescue service if you need it. Bike hire, guided rides, sports massage, lunch and dinner can also be arranged as extras.

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Across the Pyrénées

Ride 16 climbs and 705km on this spectacular Pyrénéan adventure

Offered by:
Bike Basque

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 95 94 82 37

Tour length:
8 days/7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Very challenging

Price:
€1800

Do you want to climb the biggest and most beautiful cols in the Pyrenees? Then, start in Biarritz and finish in Ax les Thermes 10 days later. En route take in the Tourmalet, the Aubisque and Peyresourde – in total there are 16 climbs (with over 12,000m elevation gain) over 705km. Fully supported by professional guides and cars. Price includes half-board accommodation, transfers, and snacks and drinks while you're on the bike. Optional bike hire available. 
Dates for 2017: July 2-9, September 8-15 (alternative dates may be available, please ask)

 

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Adventure in Paris' National Forest of Rambouillet and the Vallée of Chevreuse Nature Park

Château gardens, quaint villages, tastings, a huge forest and more.

Offered by:
Adventure Tours Paris

Phone number:
+33 (0)7 88 37 42 38

Tour length:
1 day

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate, with the option of more challenging terrain

Price:
From €90 per person, discounts for large groups

This really varied and interesting tour starts just 30 minutes away from Paris in Rambouillet, a village with a cobbled main street, a King Louis XVI medieval towered château with English gardens that mimic Versailles (complete with grand canals), and Marie-Antoinette’s dairy hamlet. The tours are run by Thor, a passionate local who's keen to introduce this area to more international cyclists. He'll meet you at the train station and take you to pick up hire bikes if you don't have your own. He'll then take you into the heart of Forêt de Rambouillet, Paris' regional forest – a stunning blend of wildlife and fauna, quaint villages, farmland, rolling hills, valleys and waterways. Price includes bottled mineral water, a mini picnic of local farm products, and bike rental. The day is spent cycling mainly on bicycle paths and trails. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the French capital, and see, taste and explore Paris’ scenic countryside. 

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All France - Bespoke Cycle Tours

Let Freewheeling France help you plan your French cycling adventures

Offered by:
Freewheeling France

Tour length:
Tailored for you

Level of difficulty:
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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Alpe d’Huez to Mont Ventoux

Tackle two of the most iconic climbs in France in one trip

Offered by:
Velovation

Phone number:
+44 (0)7954 812043 or +33 (0)7 71 04 04 29

Tour length:
5 days / 4 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
From £1100

This is a superb five-day trip that combines two of the most iconic climbs in cycling history in three days of stunning riding. Starting in the high Alps on the rugged slopes of the Romanche Valley, follow in the pedal strokes of the Tour’s greatest legends and conquer all 21 infamous switchbacks. From here, make your way over the Col d’Ornon and into the lesser known but equally breathtaking cycling terrain of the Vercors on the way to the lavender fields of Provence. This is a challenging and exhilarating ride that ends with a final, epic ascent of Mont Ventoux, a monster of a climb. Price includes airport transfers, accommodation and meals, minibus-supported riding, lead rider, professionally qualified mechanics, breakfasts, water and soft drinks (on rides), GPS files and a high resolution photo package. If you prefer you can also hire bikes through Velovation too.

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Alpine Cols Intro Weekend

Gear up to make your first Alpine ascent

Offered by:
TAG Ride

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7191 1120

Tour length:
Weekend break

Level of difficulty:
Challenging

Price:
£475

This ia a superb weekend for beginners or less experienced cyclists who are keen to stretch their legs and challenge themselves on some of the famous cols of the French Alps. This is a NOT a competitive weekend but a fully supported and guided break designed to help introduce riders to the joys of cycling in the Alps. It is comes complete with local advice and vehicle support. The price of this tour includes return Geneva airport transfers, local transport, chalet accommodation, breakfasts, afternoon teas with pasta or freshly baked cake, 3-course evening meals with wine, and full on-road support.

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Alpine Cycling Intro Tour

Riding the breathtaking Alps at your own pace

Offered by:
45 Degrees North

Phone number:
+44 (0)79 3330 9238

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Tailored for you

Price:
From £495

This week-long trip based in Morzine is as much about taking the time to enjoy the serenity as it is about the riding. Whether you're relatively new to cycling or an old hand who just prefers a more leisurely pace that doesn’t involve conquering a col every day, this week may be for you. You decide on the level of challenge you're willing to try and the 45 Degrees North team will be there to provide as much help as you want and need. Price includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for 6 nights, plus the comforts of a luxury chalet to unwind and relax in at the end of each day. This is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Haute Savoie. Available guided and self-guided.

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Alpine Sportives

Test yourself on the roads of France with an Alpine sportive

Offered by:
Buzz Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 42 50 40 12

Tour length:
Flexible

Level of difficulty:
Moderate, challenging or very challenging

Price:
€795

Combine a cycling holiday in France with a cycling challenge to remember. This week-long sportive break allows you to join an Alpine sportive during your stay. There are sportives throughout summer in the Alps – choose one to match your energy levels and legs. There are several options in Morzine – the Buzz Cycling base – or within easy reach. This gives you an immediate advantage with stacks of local knowledge and support in hand. The guys recommend the following events to get a real taste of the area:
Cyclotour Leman - May 21 
Grand Trophee Megeve Mt Blanc - June 4 
Grand Trophee Morzine - June 18 
Gruyere Cycling Tour - September 3
 

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Alpine Tour

Incredible alpine experience

Offered by:
Buzz Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+33 (0)6 42 50 40 12

Tour length:
13 nights

Level of difficulty:
Challenging but can be tailored

Price:
€1650

Join Buzz for 13 nights of pure cycling and sightseeing bliss. With 5 years’ experience hosting cyclists and their families in the Alps, Joe and Amelia will show you the Alps that only the locals know. The best cafés, the most breath-taking views, famous climbs and hidden gems. 5-star experience, 5-star accommodation and 5-star food! Along with famous climbs such as Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, the Joux Plane, Ramaz, Lacets du Montvernier and more. You'll be pampered in luxurious accommodation, plus local  transfers and all logistics are covered. Daily breakfasts (cooked option most days), evening dinners (11 nights), vehicle support on daily rides and day trips, mechanical support and supplies, full daily ride brief and experienced domestiques all included..

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