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Cycling accommodation in France

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Cognac - Hotel Heritage

Modern town centre hotel with a rich history

25 rue d'Angoulême
16100 Cognac
Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

Town centre hotel located in a renovated 17th-century inn that dates back to 1635. A lot of love and thought has gone into the Heritage Hotel to make the most of its history as well as provide the necessary mod-cons for 21st century guests. There's an onsite restaurant with courtyard garden for summer dining (the chef likes to feature local cuisine and use local ingredients), plus a restored and modernised bar area. There is a garage for bike storage plus a picnic service for cyclists wanting to eat out among the vines or near the river. English and French spoken. Singles, doubles, twins and triples. 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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Cognac - Hotel L'Oliveraie

Well-located hotel with its own fleet of bikes for guest use

6-8, Place de la Gare
16100 Cognac
Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €54

Open: All year

This is a comfortable city centre hotel near the train station. It's particularly bike-friendly, with its own fleet of bicycles, a secure bike parking area and lots of local bikey knowledge (it's been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there). Singles, doubles, triples and quads – ideal for groups and families. Outdoor swimming pool. Onsite restaurant plus garden, terrace and bar. It doesn't have 24-hour reception but the owners can welcome late arrivals - just call ahead or make a note of it when you book. Disabled access rooms. 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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Col d'Aspin/Tourmalet/Aubisque - Hotel Les Templiers

Cosy famiily run hotel on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet

6 Place de la Comporte
65120 Luz St Sauveur
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées
Phone: +33 (0)5 6292 8152
Email: contact@hotel-luz.com

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Price from: 75€-85€ per night. Organic buffet breakfast 9.50€pp.

Open: All year

Hotel Les Templiers is a small, family run hotel in the centre of Luz St Sauveur, and ideally located at the bottom of the western side of the Col du Tourmalet, and also at the bottom of a number of other interesting climbs (Luz Ardiden, Col des Tentes, Troumouse). Just down the road in Argeles-Gazost is the bottom of the climbs for Hautacam and Col du Soulor/Col d'Aubisque. The hotel has 10 traditional hotel rooms available for B&B, as well as a fully equipped self-catered apartment. Free wifi. French and English spoken (run by a Franco-Australian couple). On-site restaurant; free tea and coffee in the lounge.

Bike facilities

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

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Colmar - Aux Armes de France

Traditional inn on the Alsace Wine Route 9km from Colmar

1 Grand Rue
68770 Ammerschwihr
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Friendly family-run hotel-restaurant in the town of Ammerschwihr, just 9km from Colmar. The hotel is an excellent stop on the Alsace Wine Route. Onsite restaurant serving traditional local cuisine alongside a wonderful menu of wines from the surrounding vineyards. Buffet breakfast available. Double and triple rooms. Outdoor terrace/courtyard. Free wifi. This hotel has been recommended by Max Wooldridge, author of our cycling in Alsace article.

Bike facilities

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

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Colmar - ibis Colmar Centre

Stylish city centre hotel with dedicated bike room

10 rue Saint Eloi
68000 Colmar
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

Reliable city centre hotel that's an ideal spot from which to ride the Alsace wine route. Just down the road from the tourism office, it's handy for the train station and all the local sights. There's an onsite restaurant and bar area, plus reception is open 24 hours in case you arrive late (or want to get away early). Disabled access rooms. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken. Management tells us they have a dedicated and closed room for bike storage.

Bike facilities

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

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Commercy - Hotel Côté Jardin

Hotel set in lovely gardens on the Meuse Cycle Route

40 rue de Saint Mihiel
55200 Commercy
Meuse, Lorraine (Grand Est)

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Price from: €76

Open: All year

Hotel Côté Jardin has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here and told us their bikes were tucked safely away indoors overnight. We're also told the breakfast – and the coffee – were good. As the name suggests, Hôtel Côté Jardin in central Commercy, is set amid beautiful gardens. Terrace and private car park. Free wifi. It's ideally placed for a stay on the Meuse Cycle Route.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Compiègne - Hotel Les Beaux Arts

Bike-friendly hotel in the start town for Paris-Roubaix

33 Cours Guynemer
60200 Compiègne
Oise, Picardy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel is a good base for watching the Paris-Roubaix or exploring the nearby ancient Forest of Compiègne which covers a total of 14,417 hectares and is crossed by hundreds of bike trails. Is stands alongside the River Oise in the historic cultural town of Compiègne. Hotel management tells us they have access to an underground carpark close that has places reserved for hotel guests' bicycles. Free wifi. French and English spoken. This is also ideal for cycling from Lille to Paris.
** We've 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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Condom - Les Trois Lys

Ideal for exploring the town and riding the Voie Verte de l'Armagnac

38 Rue Gambetta
32100 Condom
Gers, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

You get a lot of bang for your buck at Les Trois Lys – closer to a major city, a hotel like this would twice the price or more. Instead, you'll find yourself nestled in a town surrounded by countryside and within striking distance of the Pyrenees. Condom is around 150km from either Bordeaux and Toulouse, or 100km north of the airport at Tarbes. It's 50km from the Canal de Garonne at Agen (and also linked by local TER train - see bike/train info here). It's a great cycling base – especially as the Voie Verte de l'Armagnac starts near the town. There is no dedicated bike garage but there is a safe storage shelter within the grounds – the hotel regularly welcomes cyclists and walkers on the route to Compostella. It offers an outdoor pool and a bar, free wifi and a 24-hour reception for late arrivals. 

Bike facilities

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

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Corbigny - Hotel de L'Europe Restaurant Le Cepage

Affordable base on the Canal du Nivernais bike route

7 Grande Rue
58800 Corbigny
Nièvre, Burgundy

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

This is a welcoming 18-room hotel-restaurant in the centre of Corbigny, and slap bang on the Canal du Nivernais bike route. It's a traditional, old-style hotel – nothing fancy but good, solid accommodation and hearty restaurant meals using local produce (you can eat on the terrace when the weather is good). It's part of the Logis group and meets their bike-friendly criteria. It's also 29km from Vézelay on the Santiago de Compostella route. Disabled access rooms. 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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Coulon - Le Central Hotel (Velo Francette)

In the heart of the beautiful Marais Poitevin marshes

4 rue d’Autremont
79510 Coulon
Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €64

Open: All year

Lovely, stylish locally run hotel in the heart of Coulon – an ideal base for exploring the Marais Poitevin marshes by bike and by boat. Coulon is also on the Velo Francette route. Onsite restaurant serving high-quality local cuisine. The hotel's manager tells us that there is a bike storage area in the hotel's locked, private garage. Free wifi. Lovely garden terrace area for relaxing. There are just 13 rooms here, some of them overlooking the garden. 

Bike facilities

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

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Creon - Chateau Camiac

A 'treat yourself' option near the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

Route de la Forêt, D121
33670 Créon
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €160

Open: All year

Who doesn't want to stay in a Bordeaux chateau just once in their life? Just 30km from Bordeaux – 4km from the Roger Lapebie bike path that links to the Canal de Garonne and Toulouse – Chateau Camiac is set amid 20 acres of parks and ponds, and within easy reach of vineyard bike routes. Relax by the pool after your ride or use the free wifi to send photos to your friends to make them jealous of your stately surrounds. Hotel dining is also possible (complete with fine Bordeaux wines). This is an expensive option compared to many hotels but it's a memorable one. 

Bike facilities

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

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Creon - Hotel Atena (Bordeaux-Toulouse bike path)

Budget accommodation on the Canal de Garonne bike route

55 avenue de l'Entre-Deux-Mers
55, avenue de l'Entre-Deux-Mers
33670 Créon
Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Hotel Atena is an affordable option at Creon, near the Roger Lapebie bike path on the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route. It offers basic two-star accommodation that cyclists tell us is clean and friendly. There's an in-house restaurant plus bike storage. All rooms are en suite. There are twins, doubles, triples and family rooms (sleeping 5), making this a good, budget option for groups or couples/friends cycling together. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Croix de Fer - Chalet La Tuviere Bike Inn (Jarrier)

Bike B&B/hotel for Croix de Fer, Glandon, Madeleine and others

La Tuvière
73300 Jarrier
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +33(0)6 98 36 91 86
Email: latuviere.bikeinn@gmail.com

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Price from: B&B from €40 per person; Half-board (B&B + evening meals) from €60 per person, with discounts for groups of 10 or more.

Open: All year

Chalet La Tuvière is in something of a paradise for cyclists. The village of Jarrier is on the road to La Toussuire and just a minor detour from the road to the Col de la Croix de Fer and the Col du Glandon. The Col de Mollard, the Col de La Madeleine, the Col de Chaussy and the Télégraphe and Galiber are all also within striking distance. L’Iséran, Le St Bernard, Le Cormet de Roselend, Le Mont Cenis, Le Grand Cucheron and all the rides around Les Bauges, Les Aravis and La Chartreuse are also accessible in a day’s cycling with an early start. An outside jacuzzi will help ease your tired muscles after a day on the bike as you enjoy views of the Aiguilles d’Arves, and guest can also use a large reception room for stretching, training or meetings. Dogs are accepted and sheets and towels provided. There are 7 rooms sleeping 20 people on a B&B or half-board accommodation, so it's a perfect fit for a groups, families and clubs. Airport and train station transfers available. Contact Jane and Fabrice for more information.

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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D-Day Beaches - Hotel Kyriad (Carentan)

Ideal for exploring the D-Day beaches and the Airborne Museum

Rue du Mesnil
50500 Carentan
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

This welcoming hotel is an accredited accueil velo hotel within easy reach of the D-Day beaches (16km to Utah Beach, 32km to Omaha Beach and 14km to the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église). The Battle of Carentan is one of the key World War II battles recreated for TV in Band of Brothers. The town – which is on a bike-friendly TER train link – is also just 30km from the beaches at Lessay on the western side of the Manche department of Normandy (and the EuroVelo 4 route). The hotel has just been completely refurbished, so it provides a clean and comfortable base to explore or relax – there are gardens to chill out in, plus an on-site restaurant, bar, a children's playground, plus a pool and terrace. Safe bike storage provided. 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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Damazan - Inter-Hotel de la Confluence

Ideal for the Canal de Garonne and Lot Valley bikes routes

Avenue de la confluence
47160 Damazan
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This clean and friendly chain hotel comes recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Canal de Garonne bike route between Bordeaux and Toulouse. It is also close to where the Garonne River meets the Lot River (and its bike route) at Aiguillon (hence the 'confluence' in the title). The hotel is registered as an accueil velo place to stay and regularly sees cyclists through. Modern and friendly, it has crisp and interesting interior design that sets it apart from regular chain hotels. This is a good option if you're looking for a clean and reliable base for a night. On site restaurant and bar but may not be open at weekends during the low season.
We've stayed here – check 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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Dieppe - Hotel Windsor

Bike-friendly hotel on the Dieppe seafront

18 Boulevarde de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

The seaside Hotel Windsor is a welcoming base for cyclists – it hosts the after-event festivities for the annual Dieppe Raid, so it's well-versed in welcoming riders. There is a lovely onsite restaurant that looks out over the water and serves fresh produce, with an emphasis on regional dishes and seafood. Singles, doubles, triples and family rooms, making this a flexible option for groups. Kettle + tea and coffee in the room. Ideal for the train station or ferry port. French, English, Dutch, Italian and German 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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Dieppe - Ibis Val Druel

Recommended to us by several cyclists passing through Dieppe

Rue de la Vieille Grange
Le Val Druel
76200 Dieppe
Normandy, Seine-Maritime

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

We have had this hotel recommended to us by several cyclists who have arrived in or departed from the ferry port in Dieppe. The hotel, part of the Ibis chain, is located just south of the port and city centre. Management has confirmed they have a room set aside for bike storage. Free wifi. Bar and restaurant serving food and snacks 24/7. 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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Dieppe – Hotel Aguado

Hotel with views to the sea and accueil vélo status

30 Boulevard de Verdun
76200 Dieppe
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

In a perfect location for hopping on and off the Dieppe-Newhaven ferry, Hotel Aguado sits in the centre of Dieppe with water on both sides, so the rooms look out over the sea or the harbour. The hotel has accueil vélo status via the local tourist board, meaning it has safe and secure bike parking and other cyclist support. Dieppe is on the Avenue Verte, the official London to Paris bike route, as well as on the EV4 Central European route. French and English spoken. Free wifi.
** 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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Dijon - Grand Hotel La Cloche

A stylish base from which to explore one of France's finest cycling areas

14 place Darcy
DIJON Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burguundy

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

The elegant Grand Hotel La Cloche de Dijon is located in the heart of Burgundy's capital, Dijon, close to the old town. It is an ideal base for exploring the vineyards routes and châteaux. Built in 1884, the historic hotel is set in a listed heritage building, and its original features have been carefully blended with modern technology and decor. Enjoy one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, both offering sophisticated French cuisine created from local products, or relax on the garden terrace with a glass or two or fine Burgundy wine. Management advises that reception can help with a secure, lockable room for bike storage. Fitness centre with sauna and massage area. Free wifi. French and English spoken. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Dijon - Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge

Modern hotel that's been recommended to us by cyclists

5 rue Michelet
21000 Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

This really is a nice place to stay (checkout that bathroom above!) It was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here at the end of their Burgundy cycling holiday. This is a private house that's been converted into a small, modern hotel that's very welcoming to cyclists. When I contacted the management, they said they could store some bikes in the hotel; if they have groups in, they use a locked room in a secure public parking complex near the hotel. They also provide maps ("with pleasure!" they said) and can help with bike hire.  The onsite restaurant is also a treat with Michelin stars and a wine list with a who's who of local winemakers.  Free wifi. Spa and wellness centre (free for guest use with hamman).

Bike facilities

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

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Dijon – hotelF1 Dijon Nord

Ultra cheap and basic hotel on the outskirts of Dijon

3 Rue des Ardennes
21000 Dijon
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy

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Price from: €19 for a triple room

Open: All year

Ultra budget hotel offerng hostel-style accommodation on the northern fringes of Dijon, 6km from the city proper. Free wifi. Accessible 24/7. Communal bathroom and shower facilities. Café and all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. 80 rooms, making it suitable for groups looking for a budget place to stay. Management says bikes can be securely stored in bedrooms overnight. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

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

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Dinan - Au Refuge

Ideal location opposite the train station

9 Place du 11 Novembre 1918
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

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Price from: €45

Open: All year

Recommended by Hilde and Heather, who stayed here during their cycling trip from Dinan to St-Malo, the Hotel Au Refuge is situated in the centre of the old town of Dinan. In no particular order there's a bar, secure parking for bikes, and you can load up on breakfast for an extra €6.50. The hotel is situated about 30km from Saint-Malo, so it's a good stop en-route to ferries, and about 60km from Mont Saint Michel.

Bike facilities

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

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Dinan - Hotel Dinan Port Le Jerzual

Lovely riverside hotel that makes a great base for exploring Dinan

26 Quai des Talards
Port de Dinan, Lanvallay
22100 Dinan
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

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Price from: €92

Open: All year

Friendly 4-star hotel overlooking the River Rance in the picturesque town of Dinan. Onsite restaurant with regional cuisine and port views, or have a glass or wine or a beer on the terrrace on the river bank. Heated outdoor pool, spa, fitness room. Hotel management emailed to say they can find a safe place for your bike inside the hotel. Free wifi. Some  rooms have a terrace. Italian, French, Spanish, English and German spoken. Dinan in a popular thoroughfare for cyclists in Brittany – see here for more.

Bike facilities

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

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Domfront - Le Bois Ellier Garden Cottage Holiday Gite (Lonlay L'Abbaye)

Self-catering or B&B near the Veloscenie and Velo Francette routes

Le Bois Ellier
61700 Lonlay L'Abbaye
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 14 43 99 (France); +44 (0)78 7059 830 (UK mobile)
Email: info@leboisellier.com

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Price from: €55 per night for the cottage (book for 7 nights and get the 7th night free); please ask if you prefer B&B

Open: All year

Le Bois Ellier is a one-bedroom garden cottage that can sleep up to 4 people. This is a bike-friendly place that's really worth supporting. It's owned by Tina and Martin, who live on site and are keen to rent the cottage to cyclists on either a self-catering or a B&B basis. They are very flexible and happily offer just one-night bookings on your route through, or extended stays for fixed-base cycling. The cottage is set in the beautiful Normandy countryside in Lonlay L’Abbaye, which a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. It's roughly 10km north(ish) of Domfront and 18km south(ish) of Flers – perfect for the Velo Francette La Rochelle to Caen and the Veloscenie Paris to Mont St Michel bike routes. The D-Day landing beaches at Arromanches are just under 100km to the north. As the name suggests, Lonlay L’Abbaye has a beautiful abbey and town square and is surrounded by walks and countryside, including the local viewpoint Fosse Arthur. Secure bike parking in the barn + free wifi. Picnic hampers are also available for your panniers. English and some 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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Domfront - Numéro CINQ B&B (Veloscenie + Velo Francette)

Super bike-friendly townhouse B&B on two major French bike routes

5 Rue Montgomery
61700 Domfront-en-Poiraie
Orne, Normandy
Phone: +33 (0)2 33 30 19 36, +33 (0)6 89 93 99 63 (mobile)
Email: jaciec@hotmail.com

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Price from: Single room is €70 - €75 and a double room is €75 - €80 per night. Prices include breakfast.

Open: Most of the year

It's always a good sign when a B&B owner emails to provide some small snippet of information about a local bike route. That's how I found out that Jacie was the sort of owner we all needed to know more about. Her Numéro CINQ B&B is at the crossroads of two major national bike routes: Veloscenie Paris to Mont St Michel and the splendid Velo Francette from Caen to La Rochelle. And that's not even the best bit. Jacie's B&B is wonderfully set up for cyclists: dusters and rags are available to clean down baggage and bikes, hot or cold drinks are offered on arrival, and there's an SOS collection service offered within 20km for punctured or broken down bikers (Jacie's hubby permitting!) The B&B is just a two-minute walk from the Medieval Domfront town centre and its bars and restaurants (Jacie can make recommendations and reservations if needed). English and French spoken. For anyone wanting a break from long-distance riding, there's lots of beautiful local cycling on offer if you fancy a fixed base for a few days (think small local roads, farmland, and apple and pear orchards). For those with a car, it's a 40-minute drive from Mayenne or half an hour into the Suisse-Normandie for hillier rides. Bookings via the link below or by direct email/phone.

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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Domfront – Hotel de France

Family run hotel at the crossroads of the Veloscenic and La Velo Francette

7 rue du Mont Saint-Michel
61700 Domfront
Orne, Normandy

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Price from: €42

Open: All year

Situated in the historic old town of Domfront, the Hotel de France is a perfect base for both the Veloscenic and La Velo FrancetteDon't let its bright red signage and strip motel appearance put you off. Hotel de France's rather banal facade hides a multitude of delights. Not least, the welcoming family-run vibe with everyone – from the grandchild to the dog – featuring in the picture. There's safe and secure bike storage in a curtained off section of the dining hall. There's a laundry service for bike clothes, free wifi and the owners are only too ready to help prepare food for your onward journey.
We stayed here when we cycled the Veloscenic to Mont St Michel – read our full review

Bike facilities

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

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Dordogne River Valley - Le Peyrail B&B

Artist's retreat and B&B in the vineyards east of Bordeaux

Le Peyrail
33220 Les Leves-et-Thoumeyragues
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aqutaine)
Phone: +33 (0) 6 87 12 54 91
Email: j.surridge92@gmail.com

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Price from: €60 per night B&B; evening meals an optional extra

Open: All year

Peyrail B&B is a charming 19th century farmhouse in a picturesque and quiet corner of the Dordogne River Valley, east of Bordeaux. It's run by artist Jo. This area is perfect for cycling – mostly empty roads with a choice of undulating routes through the vineyards or flatter routes along the river valley (Freewheeling France lives not far away and cycles these roads regularly). Les Leves-et-Thoumeyragues is a small village within reach of both Bergerac and Bordeaux airports (plus the train line linking Bordeaux to the Sarlat/eastern Dordogne area). Within a 60km radius are Bergerac, Eymet, Monpazier, Beynac and, of course, the great wines of Saint-Émilion. The nearest 'big' town is the medieval bastide of Ste Foy La Grande, which has a wonderful Saturday morning market that had been voted the best market in France. Peyrail B&B is a short and worthy detour for anyone cycling the Dordogne River route from Bordeaux to Sarlat via Bergerac.

Bike facilities

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

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Douville - Hotel-Restaurant Le Tropicana

Family-run hotel halfway between Bergerac and Périgueux

Lieu-Dit Les Trois Freres
24140 Douville
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

Family-run 3-star hotel and restaurant between Perigueux and Bergerac, the two largest cities in the Dordogne. Part of the Logis hotel network, it conforms to that company's cycle-friendly charter. Free wifi. Welcomes groups. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and mini golf.

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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Drome Valley – Hotel Golf d'Albon

3-star hotel midway between Lyon and Valence in the beautiful Drome

Route de Senaud
26140 Albon
Drôme, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

The Golf d'Albon hotel is on a 120-acre estate between Lyon and Valence, with lovely sweeping views of the Alps in the Drome valley. Set on a golf course, it's a relaxing place to take a breather, or to partake in outdoor activities. Family friendly. Outdoor swimming pool. Terrace, bar and restaurant. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Hotel staff tell us they have a secure (coded) storage room inside the hotel for bike storage, or clean bikes can be stored in bedrooms. Free wifi. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Drome/Vercors - Velo Vercors Gites and B&B

Specialist cycling base in the stunning Vercors area of the French Alps

Montee des Usines
26190 St Jean-en-Royans
Drome, Rhone-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 71 88 86 72
Email: velovercors@gmail.com

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Price from: Self-catering gites £780; B&B is £90 per room

Open: May to October

This is a specialist cycling holiday base located at the gateway to the stunning gorges, Alpine climbs and valleys of the Vercors National Park. As featured in Cyclist (April 2015), the Vercors offers spectacular scenery at every turn of the pedal, little traffic, superb road surfaces and no col-baggers to boot. It's a 'hidden gem' for those wanting an unforgettable cycling experience for all levels of fitness. Teresa has more than 10 years' experience riding in this area, and her and her team are passionate about the region. They can offer lots of local knowledge about routes that start directly from the door, and have maps and GPS files to share. Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux are within reach from here on day trips. This is a very personal service and relaxed atmosphere with 3 self-catering gites, B&B rooms and a large outside barn where guests socialise and relax. Based in a charming town with cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarket and weekly market. Excellent base for groups, couples, friends or families.

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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Ducey – Hotel Le Moulin de Ducey

Pretty riverside hotel on the Veloscenic Paris to Mont St-Michel bike route

1 Grande Rue
50220 Ducey
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €68

Open: All year

An unexpected gem of a hotel in Ducey. The historic stone mill's been cleverly and very tastefully converted into a modern boutique hotel, prettily located on the banks of the river Selune (famed for its salmon fishing). Bikes are locked safely behind a locked gate, though the area's not undercover. There's a laundry service for wet or smelly bike kit, plus wifi. An outstanding breakfast is available to fuel your day – varied and generous and just what every cyclist needs (there are even extras like bacon and French pancakes).
We stayed here when we cycled Paris to Mont St Michel – read our full review of here.

Bike facilities

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

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Duras - Logis Hostellerie des Ducs

Local hotel for exploring off-the-beaten tracks in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bd Jean Brisseau
47120 Duras
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €60

Open: All year

Hostellerie des Ducs is a locally owned hotel recommended to us by cyclists. In the centre of Duras, it is close to local restaurants and the castle, and is on signposted bike trails (see the Dropt river route and this local cicruit). Free wifi. Private garage. Onsite restaurant during the summer months (check ahead for restaurant opening hours/days off-season if arriving late). Outdoor swimming pool.

Bike facilities

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

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Épernay - ibis Épernay Centre Ville

Reliable city centre hotel with secure bike parking

19 Rue Chocatelle
51200 Épernay
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

City centre hotel within easy reach of Reims and the vineyard bike routes of the Champagne region. Épernay is just over 20km south of Reims, and is on the southern edge of the wonderful Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims. Management has confirmed this hotel has a dedicated area inside for secure bicycle parking; bikes can also be stored in rooms. Free wifi. Breakfast available. 65 rooms, making it suitable for groups.

Bike facilities

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

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Épinal (Chavelot) - hotelF1 Épinal Nord

Budget hotel near the Moselle River 6km north of Épinal

ZAC de la Cobrelle
88150 Chavelot
Vosges, Lorraine

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Price from: €19 for rooms sleeping 2 or 3 people

Open: All year

Bargain basement budget chain hotel 6km north of Épinal. Air-conditioned low-cost hotel with free WIFI and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Rooms are basic and sleep two or three people. Shared bathrooms; rooms have sinks, mirrors and TVs. Management advises that bikes can be stored in the bedrooms overnight. The hotel's parent website has a best-price guarantee so it's always worth comparing prices.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking

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Espalion - Hotel de France

Local hotel ideal for the Lot Valley river route and Camino de Santiago

36 Boulevard Joseph Poulenc
12500 Espalion
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hotel de France in Espalion is a traditional hotel with 22 rooms in the town centre. It has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. It's on one of France's popular Camino de Santiago routes and is a popular base for hikers and cyclists, being on the Lot River and on the edge of the Parc naturel régional de l'Aubrac and also just west of the Parc national des Cévennes. Twins, doubles and triples. Continental breakfasts. Onsite restaurant. Free wifi. 30km north-east of Rodez.

Bike facilities

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

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Essômes-sur-Marne - Chateau Thierry Hotel

Picturesque river views in the heart of the Champagne wine region

60 Avenue du Gén de Gaulle
02400 Essômes-sur-Marne
Aisne, Picardy

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Price from: €72

Open: Year round

Located just 20 metres from the historic town of Château-Thierry, this mid-range Ibis hotel has a terrace with views of the River Marne, as well as relaxing gardens, a bar, and restaurant serving traditional local cuisine. The cellars doors of Champagne are just up the road. All rooms either have river views or vineyard views. Bikes can be securely locked in the meeting room or kept overnight in your room. Free wifi. English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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EuroVelo 3 - La Maison au Coin B&B (Le Vigeant)

Cyclist-run B&B that's a biker's dream on EV3

5 Route du Viaduc
Bourpeuil
86150 Le Vigeant
Vienne, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 17 36 60 21
Email: info@lamaisonaucoin.com

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Price from: €45 to €70 per room

Open: All year except Christmas and New Year

La Maison au Coin B&B is in a perfect spot for the EuroVelo 3, as well as the popular Saint-Malo to Nice route – and it's VERY bike-friendly accommodation. As keen cyclists, Bob and Karen are on hand to suggest the best local routes and shortcuts, plus provide a welcomng cup of tea, coffee or beer. They also don't mind if you arrive outside normal check-in hours – just call ahead with your ETA. Bike storage is super secure in a riverside cabin with an alarm and video surveillance. Breakfast is from 6.30 for cyclists needing a quick get away (there's even delicious bircher muesli – perfect cyclists' fuel – on the menu!) Packed lunches and evening 4-course meals are available on request, while there are also four local bar/restaurants within walk distance. In-house, an honesty bar operates for beer and wine (first glass is always free!) On departure, Bob and Karen will even fill your bidons with chilled water or energy drinks. They can also arrange luggage transfers to your next stop for petrol plus €20 (excellent value compared to French taxi services). Bike hire can be arranged, plus there are two folding bicycles available for guest use. The garage is equipped with spares, tyres and cables, lubricants and cleaning materials (plus ask Bob and Karen for bike repair help if you get stuck). They will even clean and service your bike for a small surcharge.

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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EuroVelo 6 Loire River bike route - Café Vélo Nevers

Loire B&B and self-catered apartment, complete with cafe

7 place Mossé
58000 Nevers
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Phone: +33 (0)7 86 29 96 67
Email: hello@cafevelonevers.fr

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Price from: €65 for B&B with kitchen access or from €95 for apartment for 4 people

Open: March 1 to December 24

Wouldn't life be good if all cycling cafes doubled as B&Bs (and vice versa)? As the name suggests, Café Vélo Nevers is a cafe with a  special focus on cyclists. And, as an added bonus, it also has a B&B upstairs that sleeps 9 riders. There are 2 rooms sleeping 2 and 3 people with a shared kitchen. There is also a self-catering apartment that sleeps 4 people. The cafe is in Nevers, right on the EuroVelo 6 Loire à Velo bike route and also ideally placed for anyone heading down to join the Burgundy wine and canal routes. There are rooms with wonderful views over the Loire, plus it goes without saying that there is stacks of nourishment on offer to fuel a day on the bike – as well as the best coffee in town. The owners, Anna and Charles, are local (English-speaking) cyclists with plenty of local route info for tourers, road riders and gravel riders. They can also help arrange train station transfers and baggage transfers, as well as provide tools for basic repairs (Café Vélo Nevers carries the official Accueil Velo label). English, French and Dutch, plus a bit of Spanish and Italian 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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Eymet – Vingt Huit B&B

Friendly B&B in the centre of Eymet

28 Avenue du Pont de Juillet
24500 Eymet
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

Eymet Vingt Huit B&B is a friendly B&B base in the centre of Eymet and it was recommended to us by cyclists. It's an ideal stop on the Dropt Valley bike route. It's small and intimate and offers accommodation in a double room. Garden and terrace. Free wifi.

 

Bike facilities

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

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Fécamp - Relais du Silence Le Grand Pavois

Contemporary hotel on key Normandy bike routes

15 quai de la Vicomté
76400 Fécamp
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

This hotel offers large modern rooms in an ideal location located as it is in the seaside town of Fécamp overlooking the harbour, with the beach just a short ride away. The hotel is accueil velo-rated so they are well used to cyclists and have a secure garage for stowing your bikes. There is a piano bar to relax in after a day of riding and you can enjoy a good continental breakfast before setting off to explore the delights of Normandy. It's on Normandy's linen bike route as well as on the coastal EuroVelo 4 and Alabaster coast routes.

Bike facilities

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

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Fleuray - Hotel le Fleuray

Cycle-friendly hotel in Loire, close to Amboise and Blois

Route D74
Fleuray
37530 Cangey
Indre-et-Loire, Centre

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Price from: €88

Open: Year-round

This restored country house has been converted into a hotel that's perfectly situated for cycling holidays in the Loire. It gives great access to the chateaux country, including Amboise (17km away), Blois (27km) and Tours (38km). Onsite restaurant. The hotel is part of the Logis hotel network and complies with its strict cycling standards policy – free bikes are available for guest use, along with tools and secure bike parking. Staff can help with route advice and maps.

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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Fontainebleau - Hotel Victoria Fontainebleau

Accueil velo hotel positioned nicely for the Fontainebleau forest and EV3

122 Rue de France
77300 Fontainebleau
Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France

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Price from: €95

Open: All year

Hotel Victoria is an accueil velo-rated hotel with its own fleet of hire bikes for day rides (for longer term rentals or one-way hire on the EuroVelo 3 or around Paris, use our bespoke service). Hotel Victoria is set in a manor house with a tree-lined park, located just 1km from the forest and and 650m from te fabulous Chateau de Fontainebleau (Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte – modelled on Versailles – is 25km away for a longer day ride. You can relax on the shaded terrace or browse the free wifi to plan your routes. The guest rooms are all decorated in a modern style with antique furniture. Meals can be delivered to your room upon prior reservation if you're arriving late. 

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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Forges-les-Eaux - Domaine de Forges Continental Hotel

Hotel complex on the London to Paris bike route

106 Avenue des Sources
76440 Forges-les-Eaux
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

The Continental hotel features a bistro, restaurant and casino as part of a complex with comfortable rooms. This is a great stop for anyone riding the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. The hotel itself is used by bike tour companies cycling from London to Paris, so the staff are used to dealing with cyclists. A number of restaurants are within easy reach if you fancy a change of scenery. Free wifi. Onsite pool and spa.

Bike facilities

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

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Forges-les-Eaux – Hotel Le Saint Denis (Avenue Verte London to Paris)

Budget hotel recommended by cyclists en route to the ferry at Dieppe

1 Rue De La Liberation
76440 Forges-les-Eaux
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €36

Open: All year

This hotel has been recommended by a number of cyclists who have used it to/from both Calais and Dieppe. Handy for a number of key cycling routes, including the Avenue Verte to Paris. By all reports, it's basic but clean, with the owners offering good, friendly service. It's a popular stop with cyclists, so the staff are used to welcoming visitors on two wheels. Bar and restaurant. Terrace. Free wifi. Singles, twins/doubles, triples and family rooms; good for small groups. Packed lunches can be arranged for the next day's cycling. 

Bike facilities

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

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Fouesnant - Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz

Acceuil velo-rated hotel on the EuroVelo 1 bike route

153 Avenue de la Pointe du Cap Coz
29170 Fouesnant
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

Logis Hotel de la Pointe du Cap Coz in Fouesnant is a beachfront hotel inan idea location for an Atlantic coast stopover. It's acceuil velo-rated through the local tourist baord. It's got its own restaurant and bar, plus offers room service and free wifi. Rooms are topped off with kettles for tea and coffee – something of a rarity in hotel rooms in France. Bike hire is available at reception.

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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Fouras - Grand Hotel des Bains

Well-appointed and quiet hotel near beach and town centre

15 Rue du Général Bruncher
17450 Fouras
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

The Grand Hotel des Bains has lots of treats behind its ordinary looking exterior. There's a heated pool that forms part of a spa area, a bar with lots of comfy club chairs, plus clean and comfortable ensuite bedrooms with free wifi. The beach is just a few strides away as is the centre of town. The hotel is accueil velo rated so your bike will be safe and you can get information on local rides from the owners. English and French spoken. Fouras is on La Flow Velo bike route and is an ideal place to stay if you don't want to stay on Ile d'Aix overnight or if you prefer to start the Flow bike route from the mainland. We include this hotel on our DIY Flow route here.

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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Galeria - Hotel Le Filosorma

Sea views and a great location

Route du Bord de Mer
20245 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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Price from: €50

Open: From mid-March to mid-October

A short stroll from the beach, this simple 2* family run hotel is ideal for exploring the local area, especially for riding in the mountains. The rooms each have a balcony offering sea views and the restaurant serves local fish specialities as well as a good breakfast. 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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Gensac – Chateau de Sanse

Elegant country hotel retreat overlooking vineyards

Sanse
33350 Sainte-Radegonde
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the vines, Chateau de Sanse is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful corner of France that borders Dordogne and Gironde. The hotel is 25km south-east of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion, and 13km from Castillon-la-Bataille, start of the Lawrence of Arabia bike route. This is Freewheeling France's backyard – we ride these roads A LOT, and we love them. The roads from the door of Chateau de Sanse are a bit hilly, but they are achievable (we know of at least one cycle tour company that uses Chateau de Sanse as part of a family cycling itinerary). There are flatter river routes and voies vertes within reach, including the excellent Roger Lapebie bike route, which you can jump on just shy of Rauzan.  

Bike facilities

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

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Gisors - Hotel Moderne (Avenue Verte)

Good value to be had in Gisors

Place de la Gare
27140 Gisors
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

We are not sure that the name of Hotel Moderne is completelty appropriate considering the decor, however, this hotel is ideal for anyone cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route. It is a registered accueil velo hotel through the local tourist board (so secure bike storage is available, along with emergency repair kit and other bikey support). The great price also makes it a really good option. The hotel, which is located right in the middle of town, has a bar, free wifi and a buffet breakfast. 

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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Giverny - B&B Aux Vieilles Pierres

Cycle-friendly B&B for Monet fans on the London-Paris bike route

2 Route de Pacy
27120 Houlbec-Cocherel (Giverny)
Eure, Normandy

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Price from: €72

Open: All year

B&B Aux Vieilles Pierres was recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here. They report that it's a typical French B&B with friendly owners and the added bonuses of a heated indoor swimming pool and sauna. It's handy for the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route and also close to the Seine Valley bike route that links Paris to the ferry port in Le Havre. It's also an ideal stop for Monet's garden at Giverny, 10km away – close enough to ensure you can be there bright and early before the tour buses arrive but far enough away to avoid the worst of the crowds if you're staying on afterwards. This is a good last stop before/first stop from the outskirts of Paris. 

Bike facilities

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

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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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