Accommodation - Hotels, hostels and B&Bs: All France

Cycling accommodation in France

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Abbeville - Ibis

Mid-range hotel between the bay of Somme and Amiens

234 Route d'Amiens
80100 Abbeville
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €79

Open: Year round

Mid-range hotel on the outskirts of Abbeville, 20km south-east of the Bay of Somme and en route to Amiens. Abbeville is a frequent stop on the London to Paris route. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant with terrace. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely inside a room in the hotel.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Agen - Citotel Stim'Otel

In the heart of Agen on the Canal de Garonne bike route

105 Boulevard du Président Carnot
47000 Agen
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €66

Open: All year

The Stim'Otel is an accueil velo hotel in the centre of Agen and is easily reached from the Canal de Garonne bike path, as well as from the station if you are arriving from Toulouse or Bordeaux by rail. It has modern, clean rooms, plus an inhouse restaurant that also serves buffet breakfasts each morning. It's ideal, affordable base for an overnight stay, and wlel-placed for exploring the Old Town after you've parked your bike nd had a shower. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Aïnhoa - Hotel Ithurria

A typical Basque welcome on the Santiago de Compostela route

Place du Fronton,
64250 Aïnhoa
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Hotel Ithurria is a family -owned and operated hotel-restaurant, now in the hands of its third generation. The hotel (and its restaurant) has stayed close to its Basque-Bearn origins, offering high-quality local hospitality and scrumptious food based on local ingredients (they also grow a lot of produce in their garden). As a mark of its quality, the hotel is now a member of the Chateaux et Hotels Collection of hotels, though still independently owned and operated. There are beautiful gardens and an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy, plus a sauna and fitness room. Free wifi. The owners guarantee us there is plenty of safe and secure bike parking. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

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

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

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Price from: €135 per apartment per night

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Aix-en-Provence - Hotel de l'Arbois

Friendly hotel-restaurant outside the city centre

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

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Albas - Chateau de la Blainie

Grand chateau B&B on the Lot Valley bike route

D8
46140 Albas
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €150

Open: All year

Fancy staying in a castle? Chateau de la Blainie dates back to 1860 – it was built by General Pagès, who served Napoleon III. It's since taken on a new life as a B&B and it's been recommended to us by cyclists wo stayed there while cycling the Lot Valley Bike Route. It offers wonderful views of the Lot River, the ancient village of Albas and the local AOC Cahors vineyards. There is a terrace and pool area for guests, as well as other activities like table tennis. Despite being a castle, it's a small working B&B with just two rooms – the chateau is also the home and workplace of wine and food authors Jolande Burg and Erik Spaans (they sometimes also offer culinary workshops). The chateau is close to local restaurants and wineries (including Château de Cayx, which the Danish royal family owns). German, English, French and Dutch spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Albert - Hôtel Royal Picardie

Comfortable and friendly 3-star hotel in the heart of the Somme

Avenue du Général Leclerc
80300 Albert
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €86

Open: All year

This hotel comes recommended to us by a cyclist who used it while cycling the battlefields of the Somme. Set in the heart of the Picardy region, Hôtel Royal Picardie is an elegant and peaceful 3-star old-style French hotel. It has 24 rooms – all either double or twins and all with en suites. There is an onsite restaurant with traditional French cuisine. Excellent range of options for breakfast (including pancakes, accordng to our cyclist!) plus packed lunches available on request. There's also a hotel bar. The staff were happy to find a secure room in the hotel to lock his bike overnight. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Albert - Ibis Hotel

Bike-friendly hotel near the battlefields of the Somme

Parc d'Activité Henri Potez
80300 Albert
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €85

Open: Year round

Good bike-friendly base from which to explore the Battlefields of the Somme. Within reach of Boisselle, Thiepval and Beaumont Hamel memorials. Bikes available for guest use (see also this page), maps of the Circuit of Remembrance available to reception. Secure parking on a private terrace that is locked. Cafe, restaurant and bar. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Albi Ibis Hotel

Affordable hotel option in the centre of UNESCO-listed Albi

16 avenue Gambetta
81000 Albi
Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €59

Open: Year-round

Located in the centre of the city, just 1km from the cathedral. 24-hour reception. Family friendly. 24-hour bar. Restaurant. Wifi. Bikes can be kept with you in your room or, if available, staff can find a spare, secure room for your bike.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Alpe d'Huez – Le Château d’Oz

Conquer Alpe d-Huez, Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer

Le Village
38114 Oz en Oisans
Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 36 58
Email: info@lechateaudoz.com

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Price from: Self-catering from €90/apartment/night; B&B €105€ for 2 people; Half-board €155 for 2 people. Book directly for best prices.

Open: Mid-May to end of September for cycling; open mid-December to the end of April for skiing

The mythical 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez are just around the corner from Le Château d’Oz. The Galibier, Glandon and Croix de Fer are just up the road with their dramatic landscapes and lung-busting gradients. The Oisans has more than 30 routes, including famous stages from the Tour de France. All routes start from the door. Transport is available in the chalet's minibus by arrangement. Free wifi. Secured garage for bikes and maintenance/washdown area. Accommodation is flexible, offering both self-catered and catered options, with the latter including hot and Continental breakfasts, three-course evening meals and post-cycling pasta.

Bike facilities

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

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Alps (Provence) - Chez-Ray

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

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

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

Open: May-December

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

Bike facilities

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

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Amboise - Le Vinci Loire Valley

Well-established bike-friendly hotel at the heart of the Loire Valley trail

12 Avenue Emile Gounin
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €129

Open: All year

Stylish and comofortable Loire Valley hotel that's a member of the 'cyclists welcome' programme for the Loire - garage for bikes, plus maps available as well as bike pumps and basic tools. Bikes can also be rented on site. The hotel is in the heart of the Loire Valley, around 1.5 km from the centre of Amboise. Free wifi. Rooms have mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Laundry service plus washing machine and a tumble dryer available for a surcharge.

Bike facilities

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

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Amboise - Novotel

Bike-friendly hotel in peaceful surrounds near the chateau at Amboise

17, rue des Sablonnières
37400 Amboise
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €122

Open: All year

Amboise hotel providing a good base for exploring the chateaux and following the river. Hotel complies to the Loire à Vélo 'accueil velo' (cyclists welcome) standards, providing secure parking, repair kits and other support services. Terrace, tennis courts and swimming pool with view of Amboise Château. Traditional French cuisine served in hotel restaurant. Children's play area. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens - Appart'Hotel Odalys Blamont

Modern apartment-style hotel between Calais and Paris

25 Rue du Blamont
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy (Hauts-de-France)

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

One of our contributors Richard Peace stayed here on a ride from Calais to Paris. He says the accommodation was one of the highlights of his day in the saddle. Appart'Hotel Odalys Blamont offers lovely self-catering apartment five minutes from Amiens cathedral. You are allowed to keep your bike in your room with you (it's a bit of a squeeze in the lift but it can be done!) The rooms are modern with all the appliances and kitchen equipment you need. There's free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens - Grand Hôtel de l’Univers

Stylish three-star hotel right in the centre of Amiens

2 rue de Noyon
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Stylish three-star hotel in a lovely old mansion building in the centre of Amiens. Around 100m from the train station and close to all the city's main attractions. Locally managed. 24-hour reception. Free wifi throughout the hotel. French and English TV. Catering trays and snacks available on request. The management advises us that bikes can be safely stored inside the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens - Mercure Cathedrale

4-star hotel opposite Amiens' famous UNESCO-listed cathedral

21/23 Rue Flatters
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picardy

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Price from: €107

Open: Year-round

Located opposite France's largest cathedral in Amiens, the Mercure provides a 4-star base to rest your legs. Rooms are large, the restaurant is excellent, and there is also a bar and lounge in which to relax. Free wifi. Management can provide a room in which to securely store bikes overnight. Amiens is the gateway to the Battlefields of the Somme, and a good stop if you're looking to experience a small French city after a few days' riding in the countryside.  

Bike facilities

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

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Amiens – Ibis Centre Cathedrale

Mid-range bike-friendly hotel in the Amiens city centre

4 rue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny
80000 Amiens
Somme, Picady

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Reliable chain hotel in the centre of Amiens. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Management advises bikes can be locked securely in the conference room overnight, or kept in rooms. Luggage storage. Bar and snack bar. Reception can help with bike hire and maps. French, English, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Ancenis - Hotel Akwaba

A welcoming hotel on the Loire route between Nantes and Angers

119 Boulevard du Dr Moutel
44150 Ancenis
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €73

Open: All year

The Hotel Akwaba was perhaps the most basic hotel Bob used on his Loire tour, but it had first-class bike storage in a garage and friendly staff. The dining room is often closed on weekends, depending on the season, but the staff happily recommend many options a 20-minute walk away (or a short bimble by bike) and Bob says it was the best meal of his trip. 

Bike facilities

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

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Andernos-les-Bains - Hotel Villa Teranga

Relaxed vibe with bike friendly welcome

20 Avenue Thiers
33510 Andernos-les-Bains
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

If cycling and beaches are your thing then Hotel Villa Teranga could be ideal. This place was recommended to us by readers who stayed here. A bike-friendly stop on the Atlantic Coast bike path, it's ideal for exploring the Arcachon Bay area and the beaches of the Atlantic Coast. The rooms are decorated in beach chic and there is secure bike storage – and a cocktail bar! A continental breakfasts can be enjoyed on the terrace. 

Bike facilities

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

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Angers - Hotel d'Anjou

Elegant hotel in the heart of Angers - perfect for Loire à Vélo

1 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch
49100 Angers
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Bike-friendly hotel well-placed for the popular Loire à Vélo route. Located in the centre of Angers, it has been elegantly restored and decorated to retain its neogothic charm. Well-known locally for its restaurant. Secure bike parking in a private, coded garage behind the hotel. Loire à Vélo information is available from reception, plus local bike hire contacts are also available. The staff is well-versed in local cycling routes and can help with other enquiries. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Angers – Hotel de l'Europe

Affordable city hotel with enclosed bike parking and good breakfasts

3 rue Chateaugontier
49100 Angers
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

We stayed here for two nights on our La Velo Francette ride. We found it to be a friendly city centre hotel with good bike facilities (it carries the Loire à Vélo stamp of approval). There is enclosed courtyard parking for bikes, and staff can help with buckets and sponges if you need to clean your bike. Breakfast was one of the better ones we had on the trip, with breads and cereals, plus fresh fruit and eggs available as an all-you-can-eat buffet. We had a room facing onto the road, though, so it was a little noisy (ask for a room at the back of the hotel). Good location and within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and bars. Also just a short ride from the train station. Free wifi. (You can read one of our reports frm Angers here).

Bike facilities

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

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Angoulême - Hotel Saint Antoine

2 rue du Gond
16000 Angoulême
Charente, Poitou-Charentes
Phone: Affordable hotel with secure parking near the river Charente

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

Located near the Point Saint Antoine on the banks of the Charente, the Hotel Saint Antoine is a typically French hotel that's a short ride from the city centre and the train station (with links to both Paris and Bordeaux). It offers a locked storage room for bikes, inhouse fitness centre. Courtyard garden. Free wifi. Flexible room options for groups and families + disabled access rooms. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Angouleme/Limoges – Le Moulin de Pensol (Pensol)

Bikers' base between Limoges and Angouleme (self-catering + B&B)

Le Moulin de Pensol
Les Garennes
87440 Pensol
Haute Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 55 14 67 20
Email: bonjour@lemoulindepensol.com

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Price from: B&B from €65 per night including breakfast. Gites from €61 per night or €430 per week (minimum booking periods may apply.

Open: B&B is open all year, except Christmas. Gites are open Easter to November.

Heidi and Nik at Le Moulin de Pensol were recommended to us by cyclists who stayed with them. They have space for 17 people in a combination of B&B and self-catering accommodation, making this a flexible base for solo riders through to larger groups. They are located roughly halfway between Limoges and Angouleme in the heart of the Perigord-Limousin national park near the northern edge of the Dordogne. This is a stunning area for cycling (see here). The roads are well-maintained and virtually traffic-free, offering routes of every distance and for every ability through gently rolling hills, chestnut woods, pretty stone villages and past grand chateaux. Heidi and Nik can pick you (and your bikes) up from Limoges or Angouleme, or help you arrange bike hire locally. Ample space for bike and bike box storage. In all, there are 2 x double B&B rooms, a triple B&B room, two 2-person self-catering gites, and a larger gite that's perfect for 6 people. English, French and German spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Annecy - Hotel International

3-star hotel with hot tub, hammam and onsite massage facilities

19 avenue du Rhône
74000 Annecy
Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Stylish hotel 2km from Lake Annecy and 500m from the train station, and just a few minutes to the Old Town, Annecy Cathedral and Château d'Annecy. Hotel restaurant and bar. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Fitness centre with hammam and hot tub. Massage also available. 24-hour reception. Locked room inside the hotel for bikes, maps and rental advice available at reception. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Antibes - Hotel Sophia Antipolis

Comfortable hotel 8km from Antibes on the French Riviera

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

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Arcachon - Hôtel de la Plage

Relax on the terrace at this 3-star hotel after a ride around the bay

10 Avenue Nelly Deganne
33120 Arcachon
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Arcachon is a popular and thriving seaside town that echoes a bygone area in its architecture. The Hotel de la Plage is in the centre of town and close to the beach, so perfect for exploring by foot or cycle. It's close to the La Vélodyssée bike route and cycle tour companies use it as an overnight stop on the Atlantic Coast route. Onsite bar. 24-hour reception. Bikes can be hired through the the hotel. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Arcachon - Hôtel Du Delta

2-star hotel with Arcachon an easy ride away

25 Avenue de la Côte d'Argent
33380 Biganos
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €55

Providing wonderful access to the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Atlantic Coast bike route, this 2-star hotel has 24 rooms, including family rooms which are ideal for groups. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Evening meals available but reserve a table in advance. Cyclists report that bike can be securely locked in the restaurant overnight.

Bike facilities

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

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Arcachon - Hotel Le B d'Arcachon (Atlantic Coast EV1)

Cycle friendly hotel on the Basin d'Arcachon bike routes

4 Rue du Professeur Jolyet
33120 Arcachon
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Hotel Le B d'Arcachon is a waterside hotel that was recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. The hotel is well used to welcoming cyclists and has a private underground car park with a dedicated place for bikes. It also offers local bike rental if you want to ride for a day or two while staying here on holiday. You are situated right on the basin beaches and lake, and ideally placed to enjoy the laid-back vibe that this area is famous for. Rooms are bright and well decorated with some offering a balcony. Ideal for the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route as well as the network of routes that link the oyster haven to the beaches and lakes both north and south (Lacanau, Biscarrosse, Hourtin, etc etc).

Bike facilities

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

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Arçais - Maison Flore

Small eco-hotel in the heart of the beautiful Marais Poitevin

23 25 rue du Grand Port
79210 Arçais
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

We stayed at this small eco-hotel on our La Velo Francette ride. It's in a lovely location, with the rambling gardens backing straight onto the canal system of the Venise Verte in the Marais Poitevin. There are 10 rooms – singles, doubles, triples and a family room – some of them with balconies and garden views. There is a bike parking area in the garden; it's not a fully enclosed shed, but the B&B's central gates are locked at night and I felt comfortable leaving my bike in the bike area. There is a hose nearby for washdowns. Free wifi. All-you-can eat buffet breakfast of cereals and fresh fruit. There is an emphasis here on the environment, with the hotel (though it's more like a B&B) having its own solar-energy system.

Bike facilities

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

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Argelès-Gazost - Hôtel Le Miramont

Pyrenees spa town hotel with its own dedicated bike area

44, avenue des Pyrénées
65400 Argelès-Gazost
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

The Hotel Miramont is a well-appointed cycle friendly hotel that's used to welcoming cyclists – it even has a dedicated bike area called The Grange. There, you'll find four individual bike lockups, plus a communal bike storage area, a workshop with tools, plus a bike cleaning area. Individual riders welcome, as well as groups. The hotel is in the spa town of Argelès-Gaznost, making it an excellent choice as a base for exploring the many cols accessible from here, such as the Aubisque, Col du Soulor and the Hautacam. It's also great for non-cycling family and friends as it has lovely gardens – relax in a deckchair! – plus a restaurant that opens onto a terrace when the sun is shining. It's also just a short walk to the town's spa centre. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Twins, doubles and family rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Arles-sur-Tech - Villa Bonheur

Great base for cycling off the beaten track in the Vallespir valley

Chemin du Mas Pecans
66150 Arles-sur-Tech
Pyrénées-Orientales Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 64 86 06 76
Email: info@villabonheurvallespir.com

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Price from: €75 per night B&B, or available for large groups as a self-catered rental (please enquire).

Open: All year

Renilde and Wim are the owners of Villa Bonheur, a welcoming B&B in the the eastern Pyrenees. The town, Arles-sur-Tech, offers the best of all words – the sea, mountains and nice village roads. The B&B is located at the foot of the Pyrenees in the Vallespir, a region known for its tranquility and beautiful nature. The Spanish border is just 15km away and the Mediterranean Sea is 30km away – so a round trip is possible in a day. The house has been tastefully furnished and each of the five rooms has aircon. The villa can also be fully rented out to large groups wanting a fixed base (please ask for a price). Renilde and Wim can help arrange guided bike tours for those who need them. French, English, Dutch spoken. Nearby the property there are marked MTB tracks, road bike routes and the villa is also on the Pirinexus route – a 353km circular route that takes you from sea level to 2500m in a just 70km through the eastern part of the French and Spanish Pyrenees. What's not to like?

Bike facilities

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

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Arras - Maison d'Hôtes La Corne d'Or

Elegantly decorated family-run B&B in central Arras

1 place Guy Mollet
Arras Arras
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

A friendly, family-run bedroom B&B in an elegantly decorated 18th century mansion in central Arras. There are 5 bedroom, and one of them has a kitchenette for basic self-catered meals. All rooms have private bathrooms (one also has a spa). Continental breakfast including homemade jams and local products; free hot and cold drinks throughout your stay. Play the piano, relax in the lounge or admire the local art on the walls after a day on the bike. Great location for exploring Arras’ underground tunnels, the Louvre-Lens Museum and the area's many First World War Monuments. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Bike storage in a locked private garage.

Bike facilities

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

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Arras - Hotel de l'Univers

Stylish and affordable mid-range hotel in the centre of Arras

3-5 Place de la Croix Rouge
62000 Arras
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

The centrally located Hotel de l'Univers is a former 17th century Jesuit monastery that has been lovingly restored, with many of its original features remaining. Relax on the terrace, in the bar or enjoy a gourmet meal in the hotel's restaurant. All rooms are en suite with TV. Wifi (surcharge). There is a room for secure bike parking inside the hotel. A good base for exploring the area's war memorials and monuments. It's also ideal if you're cycling from Lille to Paris.
We stayed here – read our review.

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

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Atlantic Coast - Holiday Inn Express (Saint-Nazaire)

At the start of the Loire à Vélo with the 'cyclists welcome' label

1 rue de Floride
44600 Saint Nazaire
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

Holiday Inn Express Saint-Nazaire is keen to welcome more cyclists passing through Pays de la Loire – either riders heading up or down the Atlantic Coast on La Vélodyssée or those cycling to or from the Loire Valley. The hotel conforms to the French standard 'accueil vélo' ('cyclists welcome') tourist label, and provides secure and dedicated parking (pictured), along with a wash down and repair area. The general manager, Laurence, says he is super keen to welcome more cyclists. French, English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and German spoken. 24-hour reception, onsite bar, free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast bike route - La Fleur Sauvage B&B (Plumieux)

Cyclist-focused B&B near the Nantes-Brest Canal section of EuroVelo 1

28 Rue du Prieuré
22210 Plumieux
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany
Phone: +44 (0) 749 338066
Email: lafleursauvage.bretagne@gmail.com

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Price from: €30 per night plus €6 breakfast per person

Open: All year

Kim at La Fleur Sauvage B&B has set up a home away from home for cyclists exploring Brittany. The B&B – located in Plumieux on the Nantes-Brest Canal stretch of the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast route - sleeps upto 4 people. There are lots of extra services on offer here: a bike rack for transporting bikes (riders can be picked up or dropped off by arrangement), a large driveway/garden for working on bikes and a bilingual local cycle guide. Homemade meals are available from the local deli and can be eaten at the B&B. Various other local eating options too, including visits from a wood-fired pizza van. The B&B itself is in central Brittany, making it a great base or stopover for several cycling routes. There are greenway and MTB routes nearby, as well as access to Brittany's V6 and V3 veloroutes. Relax in the evening listening to birdsong by the pond in the garden. English and French spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Atlantic Coast EV1 bike route - L'Èquipe Sportive (Pontivy)

B&B for the Nantes-Brest Canal and the EuroVelo 1 Atlantic Coast routes

6 rue Goic, Stival
56300 Pontivy
Morbihan, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)6 02 31 02 13
Email: oxygene.ms@outlook.com

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Price from: €24 per room per night, breakfast included

Open: All year

Mark offers 2 good-sized and comfortable south-facing bedrooms in the heart of Brittany's famous cycling country. Both are ensuite and have a double bed + an extra-long single bed for taller riders. The B&B is in a calm hamlet only 10 minutes by bike from Pontivy. There are a number of good road rides (including Tour de France stage finishes) and established cycling routes very close by. This is a great fixed base or stopover for Nantes-Brest Canal, which is on the Velodyssée Eurovelo 1 bike route that goes down the Atlantic Coast. There are riverside/woodland walks, a boules court and a crêpe restaurant on the doorstep. There is also a bus service to/from Pontivy and Guémené-sur-Scorff. English and French spoken. Garden, gym, laundry, storage for bikes and free car parking. Airport/station/ferry pick-up/drop-off available for up to 4 people plus bikes + baggage transfers and evening meals can be arranged. Mark is a personal trainer by trade so is also able to provide on-site training sessions. You can email or phone to avoid the Airbnb charges.

Bike facilities

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

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Aubisque/Tourmalet - Pyrénées Cycling Lodge (Saint Savin)

Mountains in all directions from this base created for and by cyclists

6 rue du Castillou
65400 Saint Savin
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)7 67 68 98 31
Email: pyreneescyclinglodge@gmail.com

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Price from: €72 per person per night based on double occupancy; €100 per person per night based on single occupancy

Open: May to October

Cyclists Niamh and Mark have created the perfect cycling experience in the High Pyrenees. Situated in the beautiful medieval village of Saint Savin, mid-way between the Tourmalet and the Aubisque, the location is about as good as it gets for cycling. There are 7 Tour de France climbs right on their doorstep (Soulor, Aubisque, Bordéres, Cambasque, Luz Ardiden, Tourmalet and Hautacam); plus many more hidden gems. The cycling lodge has 5 bedrooms in a range of room formations (sleeping 18 people in total), plus a large communal dining and social space, all with stunning mountain views. They offer a dinner/B&B package with their rooms, so all you have to do is turn up and ride. This is a base for te entire cycling family – including non-cycling partners and friends, so everyone can enjoy this little piece of paradise in the Pyrenees. Indoor lockable secure bike storage room, tools and all the added extras you'd expect of a place with 'cycling' in its name.

Bike facilities

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

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Auch – Hotel de France

Old coaching inn with reliable accommodation in the heart of the Gers

Place de la Libération
32000 Auch
Gers, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Auch is built around the west bank of the Gers river, and is the capital of the Gers region – France's most sparsely populated. The area makes either a wonderful base for cycling, or an interesting stop en route to the mountains of the Pyrenees or to Toulouse to the east. Hotel de France – in the middle or town – is a former coaching inn that's retained much of the elegance and charm of bygone years. There's an informal brasserie, as well as a more sophisticated restaurant serving local cuisine. The staff are experienced at welcoming cyclists and regularly host tour groups. Terrace. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Aude - The Au Petit Verger Cycle Aude B&B

Cyclist-run B&B offering local knowledge and lots of bikey support

8 Route Départementale 117
11230 Puivert
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 20 66 08 or +33 (0)7 86 70 43 15
Email: martyn.pickering@wanadoo.fr

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Price from: €50 per night or €350 per week

Open: All year

Local cyclist Martyn has five rooms at his tranquil B&B close to excellent road routes and equally special mountain bike circuits. From his door, the Tour de France cols of Plateau de Beille, Port de Pailhères and Col de Porte-Pa are all within reach, but so too are some gentler local rides suited to all abilities. (See here for some local circuits). Martyn has a garage for storage and a full bike workshop for maintenance and running repairs. He can also provide help with route planning, airport pickups and local bike hire. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Auray - Hotel Auray Le Loch

Peaceful forest hotel 17km west of Vannes in beautiful Brittany

2 rue François Guhur La Forêt
5640 Auray
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €49-€198 (doubles, twins, triples and family rooms available)

Open: All year

Hotel Auray Le Loch is located in the heart of the Auray Forest and near the Auray River in southern Brittany. It's midway between the Atlantic Coast and Vannes (17km). Handy for the Carnac megalithic site. Peaceful setting with a terrace overlooking woodlands and gardens. The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and seafood specialities. Sauna. Free wifi. Dedicated bike store. There are two hotel bikes available to rent from reception.

Bike facilities

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

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Aurillac - Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

Beautifully restored hotel that's used to welcoming cyclists

2 avenue de la Republique
15000 Aurillac
Canta, Auvergne

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

Elegant and welcoming hotel in the centre of Aurillac, close to the city's pedestrian zone. Management tells me they regularly welcome cyclists and can find a safe and seure room in the hotel to lock your bike. The buildingn itself dates back to 1850 and it has been lovingly restored and tastefully decorated throughout to preseve its original features. Also meets French eco-friendly standards. Full buffet breakfast. Onsite bar. Singles, doubles, triples and family rooms. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Avallon - Les Capucins

Local hotel offering a warm traditional stay

6 Avenue Président Doumer
89200 Avallon
Yonne, Burgundy

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

This is a basic but clean local hotel that is part of the Logis Hotel group (it meets their bike-friendly criteria and often welcomes cyclists on the Burgundy wine trail). There is an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine and, unusually for France, it makes a point of catering for vegetarians. There is also a garden, where it's possible to eat in summer. Free wifi. Family rooms as well as doubles and twins. Disabled access also. Bike hire can be arranged locally for rides out to Vézelay or Chablis. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Avenue Verte - Au Relais de Chaussy (London-Paris bike route)

A warm welcome on the Avenue Verte north-west of Paris

4 Grande Rue
95710 Chaussy
Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Au Relais de Chaussy is a highly regarded stop perfectly located for cyclists tackling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route (the location is excellent as it's near the spot where the route heads in two directions en route to Paris). A warm welcome, tasty home cooking, lovely well-appointed rooms and secure bike store await – all at a great price. This is a really attractive option for anyone who finds themsleves in the area. The B&B is registered as an accueil vélo member via the Parc Naturel Régional du Vexin tourist board. Free wifi. French and English spoken.
** We stayed here – you can read our review here. **

 

Bike facilities

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

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Avignon - Grand Hotel

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

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

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Avignon - Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Comfortable bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Avignon

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

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Ax-les-Thermes - Hotel Le Chalet

Recommended cycle friendly option close to Ax-3-Domaines

4 Avenue Turrel
09110 Ax-les-Thermes
Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Situated in the town of Ax-les-Thermes Le Chalet is a good hotel option with clean rooms, a friendly welcome and super restaurant to ensure that you are properly refuelled after a day on the road. The hotel also has its own spa and comes recommended as cycle friendly, with secure space for bikes (it's used by local cycle tour companies). It would make a good base if you are in the area for climbing the Ax-3-Domaines or Plateau de Beille, or watching the Tour de France which regularly pass through. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Azay-le-Rideau - Hotel de Biencourt

An 18th century hotel ideal if you are cycling the Loire valley

7 Rue Balzac
37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

A cyclist who rode the Loire recommended Hotel de Biencourt in Azay-le-Rideau to us via our Facebook group. We're told the hotel has a secure bike garage and a fantastic breakfast. Azay-le-Rideau itself is a great base from which to explore the Loire chateaux, with great restaurants in town and a wonderful market on the square Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Bike facilities

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

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Bagnères-de-Bigorre – Les Dix Arches (Aspin/Tourmalet)

Cyclists' B&B with workshop and washdown facilities at foot of Tourmalet

2 rue Emilien Frossard
65200 Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 91 21 98
Email: info@allezpyrenees.com

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Price from: €45 single, €60 double, €75 triple (10% discount for stays 5 nights or more)

Open: Year-round

In Bagnères-de-Bigorre, on the eastern approach to the Tourmalet, Aspin, Hourquette, Peyresourde and other classic Tour de France summits, you'll find the super bike-friendly, Les Dix Arches. Owners Caroline and Andy have kitted the B&B out with everything and anything a cyclist might need: there's a bike workshop, secure storage and washdown facilities, as well as spares and energy gels for sale; a clothes washing service is available for longer stays, there are local bike hire discounts for guests, plus free wifi and optional evening meals. Caroline and Andy know this area intimately and are on hand to offer advice on both road and mountain bike routes.
Read our review here

Bike facilities

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

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Bagnères-de-Luchon - Free Range Chalet B&B (Portillon, Peyresourde, Ares, Port de Bales)

Super B&B catering for cyclists from the heart of Bagnères-de-Luchon

Villa Gracieuse
14 Avenue du Docteur Lambron
31110 Bagnères-de-Luchon
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 61 79 36 94 / +33 (0)7 89 98 29 83
Email: hi@thefreerangechalet.com

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Price from: €350 per person per week

Open: Open all year except November

Victoria and Geoff have used their years of mountain chalet experience to lovingly refurbish The Free Range Chalet, making it an ideal base from which to explore the Pyrenees by bike. From their door, the Portillon, Peyresourde, Ares and the Port de Bales are all within reach. Close to the Bagnères-de-Luchon town centre. All rooms en-suite. B&B plus evening meals included in prices. "We're passionate about providing well-balanced, home-made meals, using as many locally sourced, seasonal ingredients as we can," says Victoria. "All dietary requirements are enthusiastically catered for, and we provide wholesome breakfasts to fuel long days on the bike." Free wifi. Airport/train station transfers, picnic lunches and laundry all available. French and English spoken.
** We've stayed here – read our review **

Bike facilities

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

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Barr - Hôtel-Restaurant du Château d'Andlau

Hotel offering great value for money in peaceful surroundings

113 Rue De La Vallee
67140 Barr
Bas-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €53

Open: Year-round

Located in a quiet spot outside a village, this hotel offes a peaceful based for cycling. Bar/lounge area, plus a roof-top terrace. The hotel conforms to the Logis hotel chain's cycling standards policy that guarantees safe and secure parking, and other assistance such as advice with routees and bike hire, and tools for basic maintenance and repair.

Bike facilities

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

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