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Vence - Le Floréal (NW of Nice)

Within striking distance of Nice on the French Riviera

440 Avenue Rhin et Danube
06140 Vence
Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Le Floréal hotel is located a few minutes' ride from the Vence town centre. This is an ideal cycling base just west of the Nice city centre. The hotel has a secure bike shed for upto 50 bikes and there is a terrace for bike maintenance. There is a buffet breakfast and bar too. It's a 17km ride from Nice airport to the hotel.

Bike facilities

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

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Venoy - Hôtel le Moulin de la Coudre

Old watermill in green setting

8 rue des Gravottes
89290 Venoy
Yonne, Burgundy

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Price from: €81

Open: All year

About 10km from Auxerre, the Hôtel le Moulin de la Coudre is a member of the Logis group of privately run hotels and it meets their cycling hotel criteria. It has a reputation for really friendly staff which, when combined with the restaurant serving traditional Burgundy dishes, make this a good option for both fixed base cycling holidays or stopovers. The start of the Canal du Nivernais is within reach, offering lovely route for all ages and abilities. The building itself is an old water mill and there are adjoining gardens and a terrace to relax in. 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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Verdun - Les Jardins du Mess

Grand hotel on the banks of Meuse in a town of historical importance

22 Quai de la République
55100 Verdun
Meuse, Lorraine (Grand-Est)

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Price from: €118

Open: All year

If you are cycling the Meuse Valley bike route, or touring the battlefields and visiting at the memorial at war Verdun, Les Jardins du Mess is a bike-friendly option right on the river bank. With really nice bathrooms and tastefully decorated rooms, it makes for a nice treat. Four star-rated, it has a piano bar and lounge, plus a restaurant dining terrace tht overlooks the river. There is also a sauna and jacuzzi, so pack your swimsuit! The hotel can help arrange bike hire if you're not arriving with your own wheels.

Bike facilities

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

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Versailles - Trianon Palace Versailles

Luxury hotel at Versailles - book ahead for room deals

1 Boulevard de la Reine
78000 Versailles
Yvelines, Île-de-France

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Price from: €159

Open: Year-round

Set in the Parc de Versailles, on the edge of the Royal Domain and a short bike ride from Chateau de Versailles, the Trianon Palace Versailles is a Waldorf Astoria hotel (part of the Hilton Hotel group). Management tells us that bikes can be securely locked in an underground parking enclosure - it has a metal gate that is locked every night. The parking is used by the hotel's guests and a small number of people who live locally. Paid-for wifi. Other facilities include pool/spa complex, several bars and restaurants, including a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. Hilton has a best-priced guarantee, with its website (click below) offering the lowest prices online. Book ahead for the best prices.

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Versailles – Hôtel Le Versailles

Stay next door to France's most famous royal residence

7 rue Sainte Anne
78000 Versailles
Yvelines, Île-de-France

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Price from: €109

Open: All year

Location! Location! Location! Hôtel Le Versailles is mere metres from the famous palace after which it's named. If you're lucky, you may even be able to see France's most famous royal residence from your bedroom window (or on the walls, given the hotel is themed throughout to align with its chateau neighbour). The hotel is perfect for daytrippers from Paris, as well as anyone en route to Mont St-Michel on the Veloscenic route – the bike path starts nearby. Super cyclists' breakfasts with Continental options plus beef sausages and scrambled eggs. There's a bike rack outside and staff can arrange a secure place inside the hotel for your bike. Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and German spoken.  
You can read our full review here

Bike facilities

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

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Vertrieu - Relais du Destin (ViaRhona bike route east of Lyon)

Guesthouse-style hotel for B&B + apartments for self-catering

110 Rue Des Ecoles
38390 Vertrieu
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

The Relais du Destin is marketed as a B&B/guesthouse, but it's more like a small hotel. It was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there while riding the Via Rhona bikes route. It's located on the banks of the River Rhone in in Vertrieu, just over 50km east of Lyon. It has large rambling gardens and terraces, and some rooms overlook the river. Free wifi. Rooms have private bathroom with showers, plus extra luxuries like hairdryers, bathrobes, toiletries and even coffee machines. There is also an apartment with a fully equipped kitchen for two self-caterers, as well as a villa sleeping 10 people. A range of B&B rooms for all group sizes: doubles, twins, quads, plus a room sleeping 6

Bike facilities

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

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Via Rhona - Hotel Ibis Lyon Sud Vienne Saint Louis (Vienne)

River views on the Via Rhona just south of Lyon

Place Saint-Louis
38200 Vienne
Isère, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Nice central location on the Via Rhona bike route. The rooms are air-conditioned and you can eat a good breakfast in the restaurant. Free wifi. English and French spoken. Also handy for the train station, which is just 1km away. It's 44km to Lyon airport. 

Bike facilities

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

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Via Rhona - Hotel le Clos des Oliviers (Bourg-Saint-Andéol)

Accueil Velo-rated hotel midway between Montélimar and Orange

Place du Champ de Mars
07700 Bourg-Saint-Andéol
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €45

Open: All year

Hotel le Clos des Oliviers is an affordable Accueil Velo-rated hotel in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, midway between Montélimar and Orange on the Via Rhona bike route. Basic but clean rooms from €45 or a little extra for air-con. Restaurant onsite. Garage for bikes. Member of the Logis group of independently run French hotels. English 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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Via Rhona - Ibis budget Loriol Le Pouzin (Le Pouzin)

Good budget option on the Via Rhona south of Valence

Route D104
Zone d'activité Rhône Vallée
07250 Le Pouzin
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €45

Open: All year

In a great location for the Via Rhona, this Ibis Budget is a good option if you want a clean, affordable, basic stay during your ride. Importantly for hot summers, it also has air-conditioning. Ibis Budget offers what it says on the tin – plain, basic two-star accommodation. This one has views over the Ardèche River and 24-hour reception. Doubles, twins and triples. Rooms have their own bathrooms and TVs. Onsite bar. There's a basic buffet breakfast in the morning for a supplement. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information

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Via Rhôna - Le Cèdre de Soyons

Elegant family run villa hotel on the Via Rhôna bike route

670 route de Nîmes
07130 Soyons
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

A family run accueil vélo hotel just 500 metres from the Via Rhôna bike route and 7km from Valence. It's an ideal option for anyone exploring the Drome or Ardèche areas of France by bike. Outdoor pool and sun terrace, plus onsite restaurant serving delicious French cuisine. Free wifi. Bike hire can also be arranged via reception. Disabled access rooms. We've stayed here when we cycled the Dolce Via and a section of the Via Rhôna, and we were really impressed by the owners' bikey credentials – 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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ViaRhona - Domaine Insolite du Petit Moras (Chomérac)

Small and friendly B&B recommended to us by cyclists

La Grange
Julien Quartier du Petit Moras
07210 Chomérac
Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €46

Open: All year

Domaine Insolite du Petit Moras is a small and friendly B&B recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there while cycling the Via Rhona bike route. It's just off the Via Rhona at Chomérac, just under 40km from Valence. Free wifi. Breakfast is a continental affair or you can order from a menu. There is an outdoor swimming pool + sauna and jacuzzi. Trampoline for the kids.

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhôna - Hôtel de la Villeon

Upmarket 4-star hotel on the EuroVelo 17 route

2 rue Davity
07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €119

Open: All year

Rather plush hotel not far from the banks of the Rhone. The manager has been in touch and says they regularly welcome cyclists and they are keen to see more. Hôtel de la Villeon has all the bells and whistles you'd expect of a 4-star hotel – it's furnished throughout with some amazing pieces and each room is beautifully presented (plus you get free toiletries and slippers). There's an onsite bar that opens to a courtyard garden, plus a further 2000m² of gardens that overlook the river Rhone and the nearby Hermitage vineyards. Yet despite its luxurious and palatial feel, it's still quite intimate with just 16 rooms. Free wifi and 24-hour reception for late arrivals. A stay here really would add a touch of luxury to your French bike ride!

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhona - Le Doux Nid (Chanz)

Sat on the Savières Canal

Chef Lieu
73310 Chanaz
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

This cosy B&B is a good stop for anyone travelling along the Via Rhona. It sits in an old stone building near where the Rhone River meets the Savières Canal. From here, it's just 5m to the bike route that takes you around Lac du Bourget to Aix-les-Bains. The B&B even has its own boat and canoe if you fancy a trip along the canal. There's a private garage to safely store bicycles. The rooms also have their own kettles, a big plus if you enjoy a brew in your room (and still quite unusual for a French B&B). There's also free wifi and parking.

Bike facilities

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

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ViaRhona - Le Relais du Vivarais (Viviers)

Accueil velo-rated hotel on the Via Rhona

31 Faubourg des Sautelles
07220 Viviers
Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Le Relais du Vivarais in Viviers offers a warm welcome for cyclists. Carrying the accueil velo label, the hotel is just off the Via Rhona bike route roughly halfway between Valence and Avignon. The hotel is nice and central and has an outdoor pool plus a restaurant. It's a nice choice for a stopover, especially in the summer months when a dip at the end of the day is really welcome. They also have bikes to hire if you're arriving by car and want to ride a short stretch of the Via Rhona or explore the local area during your stay. Free wifi. 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

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ViaRhona - Les Clés des Songes (Seyssel)

Large stylish rooms with great views on the Via Rhona

93 hameau de prairod
74910 Seyssel
Ain, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

With river and mountain views from each room's terrace, Les Clés des Songes B&B is a popular choice for cyclists passing through this beautiful corner of France. It's handy to the Via Rhona bike route in particular. The rooms sleep up to four people and are air-conditioned. There's a dining room area where you can make your own hot drinks. 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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Villandraut - Logis Auberge La Cremaillere

A friendly welcome awaits near the vines of Sauternes

8, Place du Général de Gaulle
33730 Villandraut
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €66

Open: All year

Located 60km south of Bordeaux, this small town hotel is right near the famous Sauternes vineyards and the wonderful cycling that can be had around there. Also within easy reach is the voie verte that runs from Sauveterre to Bordeaux, as well as the Canal de Garonne towpath which starts near La Reole, about 40km away. The hotel itself has a restuarant with good reviews and the bar stocks local wine to wash it all down. Bike hire can be arranged via the friendly hotel staff. 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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Villar-dʼArêne - Logis Hotel Le Faranchin

Traditional mountain hotel on the route to Col du Lauteret

05480 Villar-dʼArêne
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Nestled in the High Alps, Hotel Le Faranchin provides a nice base from whch to explore in the traditional village of Villar d'Arène. It's located at the end of Serre-chevalier/Briançon Valley and on the route to Col du Lauteret. There's free wifi, a sauna, hot tub, views of the Meije glacier and – most importantly for those of us needing a boost – a recharging point for electric bikes. You can choose from the buffet breakfast, which is available daily, and also eat of an evening at the hotel's own restaurant, which offers traditional cuisine. This is a small family run hotel wit 30 rooms and a locked garage for bikes. There is also a children's playground.

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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Villeneuve-sur-Lot - Hotel Mercure Moulin de Madame

Nice base from which to explore the cycling haven of the Lot Valley

Route Casseneuil
47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

The Moulin de Madame is part of the higher end Mercure chain and it was recommended to us by Freewheeling France readers wo stayed here. It's ideal for exploring the quiet and relatively unknown Lot Valley, which you can read all about hereThe Moulin de Madame is set by the river Lot and has lovely rooms (complete with Nespresso machines if that's your thing). Breakfast is served in either the grand dining room or large terrace. You can also take advantgae of the spa. 

Bike facilities

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

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Villereal - La Maison Bleue

Beautiful B&B in the heart of the Dropt river valley

6 Rue St James
47210 Villeréal
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

La Maison Bleue is a friendly and welcoming B&B in the centre of Villereal, according to cyclists who recommended it to us. Ideal for the Dropt valley bike route. The building and the rooms are beautifully restored and presented. Doubles, triples and family rooms. Outdoor swimming pool. Food available onsite (the owner is a former restauranteur). Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Vire - Hotel Saint-Pierre

Town centre hotel on the Tour de Manche bike route

20, rue Général Leclerc
14500 Vire
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

Normandy cycling hotel in the centre of town on the Tour de Manche route that runs concurrent to the EuroVelo 4. Hot tub for tired muscles. All rooms at Hotel Saint-Pierre also have either a spa bath or a hydro shower. Management tells us they have a secure locked garage for bikes. Free wifi. Walking distance to local restaurants as well as the train station. Doubles, twins and quads for sharers and families.

Bike facilities

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

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Vosne-Romanée - Le Richebourg

Lovely 4* between Beaune and Dijon

Ruelle du Pont
21700 Vosne-Romanée
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

The hotel Le Richebourg – just over midway between Dijon and Beaune – is used to welcoming cyclists as it's often used by bike tour companies in the Burgundy region. It offers lots of facilities, including a spa and restaurant, and the elegant rooms and suites have air-conditioning (some with views of the surrounding vineyards and village, so it's not at all a bad spot to enjoy one of the best wine-producing areas in the world). Bike rental can be arranged via the hotel. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken by the friendly staff.

Bike facilities

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

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Yport - Hôtel La Sirène

Seafront hotel on the EuroVelo 4 bike route between Étretat and Fécamp

7 Boulevard Alexandre Dumont
76111 Yport
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Located in front of Yport Beach and the English Channel, Hôtel La Sirène is ideally located for anyone cycling the EuroVelo 4 Central Europe bike route across the top of France. Rooms have either sea or town views. On-site pub and restaurant – enjoy the sea views from the furnished terrace while you're having a post-ride drink. Continental breakfast. The restaurant serves traditional dishes from the region, including fish specialities. Locked storage room for bikes. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

Full details

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

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