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Cycling accommodation in France

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Bourg St Maurice - Alpine Velo Chalet (Aime)

Cyclist-run chalet offering half-board accommodation in the Alps

Montvilliers
73210 Aime
Savoie, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +33 (0)6 26 80 77 67
Email: info@alpine-velo.com

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Price from: £350 per person half board for 3 nights; £550 per person half board for 7 nights (includes airport transfers)

Open: Closed mid-October to mid-April

Alpine Velo run a friendly catered bike chalet just below the ski resort of Plagne Montalbert and not far from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, in the northern French Alps. Situated in a tiny mountain hamlet with breathtaking views across the mountain tops, the chalet can be rented room by room if you’re a couple or small group of friends, or on a sole occupancy basis for groups of up to 12. There are more than 10 stunning high altitude Alpine cols and climbs you can start and finish at the chalet, including 4 featured regularly in the Tour de France. This is a great base in particular for the Col de la Madeleine and the Cormet de Roselend. The chalet itself is stylishly renovated and has lots of rustic alpine charm. There’s a large sitting room with log stove, a dining room, 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms (all can be twins or doubles), sunny terraced gardens, an outdoor sauna and a secure bike store with workshop area. If you don’t fancy the homeward climb back to the chalet (6km/400m ascent), you can arrange a pickup from in the valley. English, French and Spanish spoken. E-bike hire can be arranged, and non-cyclists are welcome too.
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
  • Wifi

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Bourg-St-Maurice – Les Arcs 1800 Hotel Mercure

Mountain hotel with good access to road and MTB routes

Village de Charmettoger
73700 Arc 1800, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €75

In winter, this hotel high up in the Paradiski ski area offers the convenience of ski in-ski, in summer it's an ideal base for exploring the hundreds of kilometres of road and mountain bike routes in the area around Bourg Saint Maurice. Restaurant and terrace with mountain views. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Management has confirmed they have secure bike parking available. Free wifi. A shuttle service can be requested to and from Lyon-St Exupéry Airport or Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station. 

Bike facilities

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

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Bourges - Novotel

Comfortable 4-star hotel on entrance to Bourges

Route de Chateauroux
18570 Bourges
Cher, Centre

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Price from: €83

Open: All year

Four-star hotel near the A71 highway on the outskirts of Bourges (good for anyone arriving by car with bikes on the back – there is private car park). Secure room inside the hotel for bikes. Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool. Buffet breakfast, room service. 24-hour reception. Children's corner, Xbox in the lobby, free wifi and Apple Mac terminal for guest use. Good for groups.

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Bourron-Marlotte - Chateau-Hotel de Bourron

Spoil yourself near the Fontainebleau forest or the EV3 south of Paris

16 Avenue Blaise de Montesquiou
77780 Bourron-Marlotte
Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France

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Price from: €175

Open: All year

Located in the village of Bourron-Marlotte, the 17th-century Chateau-Hotel de Bourron is an accueil velo-rated hotel set in the grounds of an ancient fortress and surrounded by 42 hectares of park. It is 7km from Fontainebleau and perfect for exploring the forest. It's also a great stop on the EuroVelo 3 bike route as it heads south out of Paris. The elegant guest rooms at Chateau de Bourron offer views of the surrounding park and feature antique furniture. There are all the extra touches you'd expect – including en suite bathrooms with hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the chateau's dining room. For other meals, you can sample French cuisine at Les Prémices, a restaurant located in the chateau’s old stables. Explore the reading room or wander the chateau and its park when you're not on the bike. Free wifi. Bike hire available locally (use our bespoke service). 

Bike facilities

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

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Brantome - Hostellerie du Perigord Vert

Bike-friendly hotel-restaurant in the north of the Dordogne

7 Avenue André Maurois
24310 Brantôme
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Situated in Brantôme, a pretty village on the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle route in the River Dronne area in the north of the Dordogne region, the Hostellerie du Perigord Vert is a welcoming hotel and restaurant. After exploring the area, you can take a dip in the heated pool or take a meal on the shady terrace. Hotels bikes available for guest use. 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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Brest - ibis Styles Brest Centre Port

Reliable chain hotel offering clean, affordable accommodation

31 Rue Jean Marie Le Bris
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Clean and friendly chain hotel near the water in the port area of Brest (about 2km from the city centre). Single rooms through to rooms catering for up to five people. Free wifi. Children's area with boardgames. The hotel advises that there is a secure room for bike storage. Onsite bar. Computer and printer for guest use. Buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. This is a large hotel, making is almost always possible to make last-minute bookings. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Brest Ibis Centre

Bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Brest with super friendly staff

13, rue de Siam
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €49

Open: All year

This is a super bike-friendly hotel that is keen to welcome more cyclists. Management advises that staff will be only too happy to find a safe place to store bikes, and that they can help arrange "athlete's meals" from the excellent restaurant across the road. Just over 70 rooms in the centre of town and around 1km from the train station. Bar open 24/7. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Bike hire can be arranged through a local firm.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Hotel Edelweiss

Comfortable hotel close to amenities

32 avenue de la République
05100 Briançon
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

Traditional French guesthouse close to local MTB and road routes and near a quiet park. Onsite restaurant. Flexible accommodation with singles, doubles, triples and quads - ideal for families and sharers. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored in the hotel. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

3 Place du Temple
05100 Briançon
Haute- Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

Résidence du Temple has self-catering apartments with a locked private parking area for bikes. Located in Briançon’s old town, it's handy to amenities and the train station. Apartments have washing machines, kitchens and other mod-cons. Onsite bar. Meals also available. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to share their local knowledge.

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. 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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Brittany coast - Hotel Le Benhuyc

Versatile hotel north of Saint-Brieuc overlooking the harbour

1 Quai Jean Bart
22520 Binic
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

Welcoming three-star hotel located opposite the harbour and just 280 metres from the beach. Singles and doubles through to family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. Some rooms have harbour views. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Continental breakfast served in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room. Free wifi; there's also a hotel lounge computer for guest use. French, English and Spanish spoken. The managers welcome cyclists and are happy to find a secure place inside the hotel for bikes, plus there's a good sized luggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Burgundy Canal – Shopicerie (Veuvey-sur-Ouche)

Friendly B&B with small campsite on the towpath 29km from Dijon

10 Rue Larrey du Pont
21360 Côte-d'Or Veuvey-sur-Ouche
Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Phone: +33 (0)3 80 33 09 62 or +33 (0)7 78 51 24 37
Email: shopicerie@gmail.com

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Price from: €3 for tent pitches; B&B from €80 for 2 people, or €60 for singles for direct bookings by phone or email

Open: Open April-October every day except Thursdays

There can be no better place to stay while cycling the Burgundy Canal than right on the canal. Shopicerie is as close as you can get without getting wet! You can find the Shopicerie right near the towpath at Veuvey-sur-Ouche between locks 22S/23S. Shopicerie was recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. "It's a great cafe, shop, bar, B&B and campsite all in one. Really friendly, English spoken. Highly recommended," he writes. There are just two B&B rooms with space for 7 people in total. The rooms have canal views and private bathrooms. Rare in French B&Bs, they also have kettles in the rooms for teas and coffees. There is space in the garden for 6 tents. The attached shop sells stacks of goodies for your panniers: groceries, coffee, beer, wine, and sandwiches, as well as ice-creams to cool off when you arrive. There are showers, toilets and washing machine/tumble dryer for campers, as well as a book swap with English and French books. (There is no other general store on the towpath for around 20km). The Shopicerie is run by the lovely Bryony, who told me: "I started this multi-service shop in 2017 having lived in the area for 30 years and felt something was needed for all those thirsty and hungry tourists pedalling by. Our guests now come in all languages, and the English-speaking ones are always relieved to find someone who can chat and help in English." Credit cards accepted. The Shopicerie also has bike hire. Dijon is 29km away via the towpath. See here for camping and here for B&B (or email/phone Bryony direct).

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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Cabourg - Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

A 5-star treat with bike storage on the waterfront at Cabourg

Jardin du Casino
14390 Cabourg
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €215

Open: All year

The elegance of the Grand Hotel at Cabourg was once enjoyed by Marcel Proust, who loved staying here. Its spacious rooms overlook the luscious gardens or the sea, while eating at the restaurant provides ample opportunity for people-watching passers-by on the promenade. Bar and lounge with cocktails and snacks. Private beach access. Free wifi. En suites with luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Continental breakfast. Bikes can be stored in the baggage room.  

Bike facilities

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

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Cabrerets - Hôtel Restaurant des Grottes du Pech Merle

Rural retreat tucked away in the gorges of the Lot Valley

Le Bourg
46330 Cabrerets
Lot-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €90

Open: April to October

Hôtel Restaurant des Grottes du Pech Merle is a family run hotel on the River Célé, which joins the Lot River around 4km to the south near Bouzies. As the hotel name suggests, it's a 3km ride to the caves at Pech Merle – among France's most prehistric and best preserved prehistoric sites; you can also take the hill climb from the village. The hotel was in fact started by Marthe David – who as teenager discovered the cave with two friends, the three quarrying their way in through a gap. It's still run by the family today. There is a restaurant terrace (food is served all day) that overlooks the river, as well as a pool and a lovely garden area. 

Bike facilities

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

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Caen - Hotel Moderne

Friendly 4-star hotel with dedicated bike shed for parking

116 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Elegant 4-star hotel in the Caen city centre, a few minutes from the Castle of Caen and close to local restaurats and bars. Buffet breakfast on the 5th floor with its panoramic view of Caen. 24-hour reception. Free wifi, plus computer available for guest use. Minibar in all rooms. Lounge and bar area. Sauna. Laundry service. 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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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

City centre hotel located near the River Orne and close to the railway station. Studios and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people. Fitness centre. Free wifi. Each apartment has a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, plus the hotel offers a buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. Laundry service. French and English spoken. Management says bikes can be locked in the baggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Caen – Mercure Centre Port de Plaisance

Central city hotel facing the marina and good for ferry port

1 rue de Courtonne
14018 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Centrally located 4-star hotel facing the marina, a short ride from the city centre. Handy for ferry port (16km to the north) and D-Day beaches along the coast. The baggage room can store one or two bikes; there is a private and secure underground carpark to accommodate larger groups. 24-hour reception. Bar and restaurant onsite. Free wifi. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Cahors - Hotel Terminus

Ideally placed for riding the Lot Valley bike route

5 Avenue Charles de Freycinet
46000 Cahors
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hotel Terminus has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. It's a friendly local hotel with 20 rooms in a traditional manor house. It's just 280m from the train station. This is a good one for wine-lovers - there is a wine cellar with more than 600 local and international wines. You can try some of them if you eat at the restaurant Le Balandre, which serves gourmet French cuisine. 24-hour reception for late arrivals (or early departures) on the Lot Valley bike route.

Bike facilities

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

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Cahors - Inter-Hotel de France

Bike-friendly hotel in train station precinct of Cahors

Avenue Jean Jaurès
46000 Cahors
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

This is a great option if you're riding the Lot Valley bike route. (And it's been recommended to us by cyclists who've used it). Close to the station, it's at the southern end of the city where the river Lot loops up and around Cahors. There is dedicated bike parking available. Choose from a single, double, triple or quad room – making this hotel a good option for families and groups. It's rated three-star and has all the usual mod-cons, including free wifi. English, French 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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Calais - Holiday Inn

Port hotel experienced at welcoming cyclists to Calais

6 boulevard des Alliés
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

Located in central Calais overlooking the boats in Port de Plaisance harbour, the Holiday Inn has a long tradition of welcoming cyclists. "We have been doing this for years," general manager Patrice Haultcoeur told me. "Especially with charity organisations like Pedal To Paris, the Royal British Legion, etc." He said the hotel has a space reserved to store bikes, and that hotel staff would love to see more cyclists arriving at the door. The hotel has free wifi, onsite restaurant, and full buffet breakfasts. Children eat free in the restaurant;lobby bar open til late; 24-hour reception. French and English spoken. The official website has a best-price guarantee (find it cheaper elsewhere and you get a night free).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Ibis Styles Centre

Clean and modern chain hotel in Calais city centre

46 Rue Royale
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais

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Price from: €75

Open: Year round

Calais city centre hotel handy for ferry port. Short ride from train station and 5km from ferry port. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. A small number of bikes can be stored in a small luggage room that has a code (it is not suitable for groups).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Novotel Coquelles (Eurotunnel)

High-tech hotel just 200m from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais

Place de Cantorbery
62231 Coquelles (Eurotunnel terminal)
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais Department

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

Located just 200 metres from the Channel Tunnel and a short ride from the Eurostar TGV station, this hotel has the latest in modern communications. Each suite has a multimedia system including wifi, free video games, movies and music. Free massages on Thursday nights. Range of 24-hour services including a food counter, bar, a business centre, and fitness area. Management advises there is a luggage store that can be used to lock bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Augerge Ferayola

Friendly rooms or self-catering cottages with sea views south of Calvi

L'Argentella
20260 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: €60 B&B/night; from €99/night or €420/week for cottage sleeping 2-5 people (half-board options available)

Open: All year

Just over 20km south of Calvi, the three-star Augerge Ferayola is located in the Parc Naturel Régional de la Corse near the Scandola Reserve, between sea and hills. Twins, doubles, triples and quads, plus self-catering cottages. Forest and sea views. Outdoor pool. Tennis court. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. There is a lockable room for bikes (the owners tell us they have welcomed many cyclists over the years). They can help arrange bike hire locally and can help you with other aspects of your planning if you get in touch after booking. English and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Hôtel La Villa Calvi

Lush 5-star hotels with B&B or self-catering apartments and villas

Chemin Notre Dame de la Serra
20260 Calvi
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: Double rooms from €220, apartments and villas for up to 8 people from €800

Open: All year

This 5-star hotel near Calvi in north-west Corsica is a plush place to unwind after a day on the road. Fitness centre, 5 different swimming pools. Rooms have simple, elegant décor and modcons such as iPod docking stations and minibars. The hotel's restaurant is well-regarded locally for its Corsican cuisine. There are also pool and snack bars. Free wifi. Bike parking in a secure garage. The hotel also works with a recommended local bike hire firm

Bike facilities

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

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Camoël - Hôtel du Littoral

Hotel in small village ideally placed for the Atlantic Coast and Morbihan

4 rue Paul Ladmirault
56130 Camoël
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €40

Simple 2-star hotel set near La Vilaine River just 6km from the beach Pénestin. Free wifi, garden, and furnished terrace. Some rooms have balconies. Continental buffet breakfast. Bike parking is provided in a private, locked garage. Note that evening meals are not provided at the hotel and the town is small, with only one local restaurant – plan meals ahead (consider avoiding Mondays and public holidays unless you are bringing your own supplies).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal de Garonne - A La Reine (Monbéqui)

Welcoming B&B close to Montauban and the Canal de Garonne

111 Rue du Bac
82170 Monbéqui
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

A short ride from the Canal de Garonne the A La Reine, a charming B&B with two very generous bedrooms. A good buffet breakfast is served each morning and this can be taken on the terrace when the sun is shining, as can evening meals which a focus on high quality produce with a wide-ranging and interesting menu. They also have bikes available for guest use.

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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Canal de Garonne - Chateau Saint Marcel

17th century chateau a short detour from the Garonne river route

Route de Toulouse
47550 Boé
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Chateau Saint Marcel is located in Boé, just south of Agen, a short detour from the Canal de Garonne bike route. A 17th century castle, it's been restored to offer hotel-style accommodation. Large garden with cedar trees to relax in. Free wifi. Pool. Bike hire can be arranged by the hotel. More basic 'comfort' hotel rooms, plus more deluxe options with garden views. Kettles in rooms. We have had mixed reviews about this place but options are limited around but since June 2018 it is under new managament.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Hôtel Le Moulin de Moissac

Riverside hotel ideal for the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

Esplanade du Moulin
82200 Moissac
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

This is a super base on the banks of the Tarn river, 6 or 7km off the Garonne towpath – it's an ideal place to stay if you're cycing the Canal de Garonne. The hotel regularly hosts small cycle tour companies, so the staff here are used to welcoming riders who are coming in off the canal. It's a 3-star hotel, and all the rooms have river views. It has some excellent bonus facilities such as a spa complex (ideal for resting weary muscles) – there's a hot tub, sauna, hammam and massages also available. Onsite restaurant with a piano bar. Rooms also have coffee machines. Adventure playground for kids, plus canoe hire nearby. French, English and Spanish spoken. 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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Canal de Garonne - Hotel-Restaurant Au Colombier du Touron

Family friendly hotel a short distance from the canal

187 Avenue des Landes
Route de Mont de Marsan
47310 Brax
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

Bike-friendly small hotel on the D119 about 6km west of Agen that's used to welcoming cyclists (it's about 500 metres from the Canal de Garonne tow path linking Bordeaux to Toulouse). Super family friendly with a playground area for mini-cyclists + cots, high chairs and bottle warmers. There are 11 rooms, including family rooms and triples ideal for groups and sharers. Onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Free wifi. French and 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

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Canal de Garonne - Le Clos d'Any

Modern take on an ancient mill on the Garonne towpath

1 Lardon
33190 Fontet,
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This is a wonderful stop on the Canal de Garonne ride. Le Clos d’Any is a 12th century farmhouse and mill that has been brought into the 21st century. It's now run as a modern B&B with three guestrooms (sleeping 3-4 people each), plus a Gypsy caravan for two (with bonus private jacuzzi). It's just south of the La Reole and east of Castets-en-Dorthe where the canal splits off from the river Garonne. Within easy reach of the vineyards of Graves and the sweet white wines of Sauternes. Outdoor pool. Free wifi. Secure bike parking in the barn. Families welcome.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Villa Toulousaine (Grisolles)

B&B on the Canal de Garonne

58 rue darnaud bernard
82170 Grisolles
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

The Villa Toulousaine is a highly regarded B&B on the Canal de Garonne between Montauban and Toulouse. With really well decorated and clean rooms, a lovely garden with private spots to relax and a pool it could be a great place to stay while travelling along the canal. Free wifi. French and English spoken. There is also a babysitting service, plus the owners can help arrange bike hire for exploring the canal and the countryside.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne and Lot Valley bike routes - La Maison Duffour (Tonneins)

Cyclists are welcome at this B&B near the junction of two major routes

21 Cours de la Marne
47400 Tonneins
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33(0)6 09 39 19 44
Email: contact@lamaisonduffour-tonneins.fr

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Price from: €70 per person

Open: All year

French couple Isabelle and Pierre at La Maison Duffour have 5 spacious rooms in the heart of Tonneins, near the banks of the river Garonne. This is an ideal place to stay for either the Canal de Garonne Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route or the Lot Valley bike route, which branches off nearby. La Maison Duffour is a true 'local' French experience, offering everything you need for a comfortable night's rest – including a kettle and tea/coffee in your room (something of a rarity for French B&Bs). As an accueil velo B&B, they offer secure bike parking and can also point you in the right direction for bike hire and luggage transfers. Lots of local advice is available for route planning, and Isabelle and Pierre can pick you up from the station if you're arriving by train. Free wifi. A washing machine and dryer are available to help refresh your panniers, plus tools are on hand for repairs. As an added bonus, there's a spa on the upper terrace (complete with views of Tonneins) to ease tired muscles. La Maison Duffour can sleep 15 people in total, making it ideal for solo riders and couples, as well as families and small groups. French and basic 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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Canal du Midi - Cycle d'Oc Cyclists' Lodge (Paraza)

Cyclist-run B&B ideal for the Canal and forays into the countryside

Route de Pouzols
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 86 75 15 58
Email: cycle.doc11@gmail.com

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Open: April to October

Amid all her training for the UCI Masters' World Championships in Perth last year, Gillian somehow found the time to set up this super cyclists' base in the Aude countryside. Gillian's cycling lodge is a homely stone farmhouse offering ensuite B&B accommodation for cyclists of all abilities – tourers, road riders ... you're all welcome. Gillian offers a service here tailored for cyclists to help you make the most of cycling in this quiet corner of the Langeudoc/Occitanie countryside. If there's a road within a 100km radius of here, Gillian's probably ridden it. She also prepares delicious breakfasts to power you through the day and – as a passionate vegetarian cook – can offer delicious evening meals for when you come in off the bike. She can also suggest some lovely restaurants nearby so you can sample the regional cuisine. Onsite pool and plenty of space to relax. If you're not arriving with your own bike, there's a friendly hire outlet in town. Free wifi. French and 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

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Canal du Midi - La Calade (Montouliers)

An ideal stop on the Canal du Midi between Homps and Beziers

1 Route de Bize
34310 Montouliers
Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)7 6824 5554 or +33 (0)6 4555 8492
Email: info@lacalade.fr

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Price from: €60 single occupancy, €70 double

Open: All year

Rob, Natalie and mini-cyclist Theo at La Calade B&B are ready to welcome you on your next French cycling holiday. La Calade is located in the beautiful village of Montouliers, close to the vineyards and pine forests of the Herault/Aude border area in the south of France. It's the perfect stop on the Canal du Midi route, with the famous waterway passing through the neighbouring village of La Croisade. There are 4 en-suite bedrooms (1 double, 1 king-size and 1 twin, as well as 1 suite with king-size bed and double sofa bed in an adjoining room). In total, 10 people can enjoy the creature comforts here, making it an excellent base for solo riders, couples or groups. Rooms are offered on a B&B basis, but there is also a lounge/dining room with a fully equipped kitchen that is reserved for guest use. Have a BBQ in the garden or try one of the excellent local restaurants nearby (including some on banks of the Canal du Midi itself). Robert and Natalie have a combined 27 years' worth of experience in French hotels and ski chalets – they live on-site in separate accommodation and are on hand to help with local advice, restaurant reservations or bike hire. They can also help arrange vineyard visits. Aside from the Canal du Midi, you can also enjoy other local bike routes - both on- and off-road. There is a large and secure basement/garage with lockable bike racks, and Robert and Natalie speak English, French and Spanish.

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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Canal du Midi - La Maison de Charlotte

Friendly B&B (with jacuzzi) between Toulouse and Castelnaudary

195 rue de la République
31290 Villefranche-de-Lauragais
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Small traditional B&B with just four rooms just minutes from the Canal du Midi at Villefranche-de-Lauragais. We're told this is a friendly place that offers a really French welcome ('it's a bit like staying with friends,' one cyclist reports). There is also a shared kitchen for guest use. Free wifi. Locked garage for bike parking. Doubles and twins, plus there's one triple. Outdoor decking/terrace with jacuzzi.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Le Jardin d'Homps

Stay with locals between Carcassonne and Béziers on the Canal du Midi

21 Grand Rue
11200 Homps
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitane)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 75 30 76
Email: contact@jardinhomps.fr

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Price from: €89 per room B&B, or €525 per week for the self-catered holiday cottage

Open: April 1- October 31

Dutch couple Gerda and Thomas are keen to welcome cyclists to their slice of paradise on the Canal du Midi. Located halfway between Carcassonne and Béziers and between Carcassonne and Narbonne, this is an ideal stopover on the Canal du Midi. It also provides an opportunity to stay an extra night and take a day to visit Minervé. Centrally located, it is a perfect base for exploring the Languedoc area in more detail. Le Jardin d'Homps offers versatile accommodation with five elegantly presented bedrooms with extra-long (2.10m) beds. It also has a self-catering cottage. Cool off in the pool after a day's riding, or relax in the privacy of the lovingly manicured gardens. Free wifi. Le Jardin d'Homps is within walking distance of several local restaurants, and Gerda and Thomas are on hand to offer local advice, plus help arrange bike hire. Bike parking in a lockable garage. French, English and Dutch spoken.
Hilde and Heather stayed here when they rode the Canal du Midi – you can read their review here. 

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Pause Canal

Toulousaine-style B&B on the Canal du Midi

2, route départementale 813
31450 Donneville
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

The Pause Canal B&B is located right on the banks of the Canal du Midi, just 20km east of Toulouse. The owners are well used to helping cyclists, with two rooms available, plus a pool and large garden. Breakfast can be served outside on the terrace and there's a microwave in each room for guest use. Packed lunches are also available for your pannier. 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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Candé-sur-Beuvron - Auberge de la Caillere (Loire Valley bike route)

Good Loire Valley option between Amboise and Blois

36 Route des Montils
41120 Candé-sur-Beuvron
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

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Price from: €63

Open: All year

Auberge de la Caillere is on the Loire Valley bike route between Amboise and Blois. It has been recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. "It was a great place to stay, the owners both speak excellent English, are very helpful and welcoming, and run the place very well," writes Ruth. "The cycle storage is purpose-built and locked at night. Our room was comfortable rather than smart, but clean, quiet, well-equipped and reasonably spacious. We had one breakfast, which was a typical continental buffet, costing about €12 per person. There’s a good bakery not far away, though, where you can get croissants etc." There is also a restaurant on site. Ruth describes it as "a fabulous but expensive treat of a dinner, which you must book in advance as the restaurant is well-patronised and always full." The auberge is not very far from the village of Cande-sur-Beuvron and the owners are happy to recommend other good local restaurants. "We really enjoyed the stay and the area and plan to return again," says Ruth.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Mouans Sartoux Ibis

Affordable hotel option within reach of the French Riviera

4 Avenue des Sources
06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

Located 10km north of Cannes, this is an affordable option near one of France's most expensive resorts. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast buffet. 24-hour snacks. Hotel bar. The hotel has a locked garage available for bike storage. Garden and terrace areas.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Novotel Cannes Montfleury

Four-star Cannes hotel with pool and massage facilities

25 Avenue Beauséjour
06400 Cannes
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

Well-appointed 4-star accommodation a short ride from Croisette Beach. Two onsite restaurants, plus lounge and cocktail bar. Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, and a relaxation area with massages. Rooms (which can sleep up to 4 people) have panoramic views of the sea. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken. There is a private underground carpark with safe cycle storage, plus a locked baggage area in the hotel proper. Help with bike hire and route information available at reception.

Bike facilities

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

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Cannes - Pullman Mandelieu Royal Casino

Add a little luxury to your French cycling adventure on the Med coast

605 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
06212 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €135

Open: All year

Experience a little bit of luxury on the French Riviera at the Pullman Cannes-Mandelieu, with its sweeping views of the Cannes Bay and Lerins Island. The hotel is set on the peninsula with its own private, sandy beach just 5km from Cannes city centre. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and furnished terrace. Rooms all have private terraces with views of the sea or the neighbouring golf course. The hotel works with a local bike hire outlet and can help you arrange rental; hire of watersports equipment can also be arranged. Secure bike storage is provided in the hotel's luggage store. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, 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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Cap Ferret - Le Saint-Eloi

Bike-friendly hotel on Arcachon Bay near Cap Ferret

11 Boulevard de l'Aérium
33740 Arès
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €50

Open: Year-round

Friendly hotel just 100m from the Bay of Arcachon. With great access to Cap Ferret and to routes around the bay, it's ideally located for anyone cycling this section of the Atlantic Coast. Onsite restaurant serving local food. Free wifi. Some rooms have balcanies with view of the bay.

Bike facilities

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

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Capbreton - Baya Hotel & Spa

Ocean views from hotel and spa on Atlantic Coast bike route

85 Avenue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
40130 Capbreton
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €91

Open: All year

Just south of Biarritz you'll find Capbreton, a town that comes alive with surfers, holidays makers and local enjoying the Atlantic Ocean. The Baya Hotel & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here while cycling the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route. The hotel is located perfectly to capture the views and atmosphere. There's an outdoor swimming pool and spa, and rooms are decorated tastefully with a seaside influence to get you in the mood for your stay. There's also a bar and 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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Capendu - Hotel Restaurant Le Top du Roulier

Hotel at Capendu, south of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette

8 Avenue du Languedoc
11700 Capendu
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

Le Top du Roulier has hosted Tour de France teams – Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil's Giant Alpecin team stayed here when the Tour passed through in 2016, so we humbly submit that if it's good enough for those guys, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us too. It has comforatble rooms, plus a well-regarded local restaurant with a variety of menus (including special menus for mini-cyclists). Filling breakfast with various pastries and breads on offer. Free wifi. Within easy reach of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette.

Bike facilities

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

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Capestang - Les Portes du Soleil

Canalside B&B

27 Avenue de la République
34310 Capestang
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

With a pool to relax in and a hearty breakfast to get you started, Les Portes Soleil is recommended for anyone cycling or boating along the Canal du Midi. They are used to warmly welcoming cyclists and also have bikes available for hire if needed. 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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Carcassonne - Hotel Le Donjon

Beautifully restored hotel in the heart of Carcassonne's Old Town

2 Rue du Comte Roger
La Cité
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €112

Open: All year

Hilde and Heather stayed here when they cycled the Canal du Midi – and they loved it. "What a fabulous start to our cycle ride down the Canal du Midi," Hilde wrote. "This hotel is an ancient building right in the middle of Carcassonne – its location could not be better." Helpful staff, secure bike store, comfortable (read: luxurious) rooms and hearty breakfasts. "Dark polished wood, beautiful fabrics, deep carpets, the odd suit of armour ... OK, OK, it's very touristy (remember this *is* one of France's most popular tourist towns), but it is very tastefully done. We loved it!" Free wifi, Onsite (cocktail) bar and restaurant. Peaceful gardens (all rooms look out over the gardens or the citadel). A hotel shuttle bus operates from the station or up from the old town gates. French, English anf Spanish spoken. You can read Hilde's full review here.

Bike facilities

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

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Carcassonne – Hotel de la Cité

A luxurious end to a day on the bike with a splash of class in Carcassonne

Place Auguste Pierre Pont
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €259

Open: All year

Add a little luxury to your visit to the spectacular city of Carcassonne with a stay at the impressive Hotel de la Cité in the heart of the medieval fortress. Built in the 19th century in neo-gothic style, this hotel is full of surprises, with secret doors and passages, and patio and gardens with trees over a hundred years old. Eat in the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Barbacane, take a dip in the pool, or have a massage. Bike storage available in the hotel. The official website listed here has a best price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Carnac - Hôtel Celtique et Spa

Comfortable coastal hotel ideal for exploring the Brittany coast

82 Avenue des Druides
56340 Carnac
Morbihan, Brittany

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

Relaxing base on the Brittany coast, a mere 50 metres from the Atlantic Coast. Great base also from which to ride out to the famous Carnac standing stones. As its name suggests, the Hôtel Celtique et Spa has its own wellness centre, including indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Onsite restaurant and bar + games area. Management tell me they offer bike hire to guests, and safe and secure bike parking if you arrive under your own steam. 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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Carpentras - Le Comtadin (Ventoux)

Bike-friendly hotel on leisure routes near Ventoux

65 Boulevard Albin Durand
84200 Carpentras
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azu

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

This is a nice base for exploring the vineyard and river leisure routes around Ventoux. Le Comtadin is set in a lovingly restored 18th century building near the Carpentras city centre (try and time your visit for the weekly Friday market). There's a lovely courtyard garden for breakfast or to relax in before/after a ride, plus a lounge bar for evening relaxation. The hotel tells me that bikes can be safely locked in the hotel's secure room. There are also route maps and itineraries available at reception. Doubles and triples available. 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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Castelnaudary - Maison du Cassoulet

Hearty food served at this hotel on the Canal du Midi

24 Cours de la République
11400 Castelnaudary
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Maison du Cassoulet is in Castelnaudary, a regular stop on the popular Canal du Midi bike route. Just 300 metres from the canal, it's a handy stop that also has a restaurant serving regional cuisine. The star dish, as the name suggests, is the cassoulet – a dish unique to this part of the world. There is also a kids' menu. Maison du Cassoulet sees a lot of cyclists, thanks to its location, and there is a bike storage area as a result. Free wifi in the rooms. A Continental breakfast is offered in the restaurant each morning, plus there's a bar with terrace for post-ride drinks and pre-ride planning.

Bike facilities

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

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