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

Cycling accommodation in France

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Reims – Novotel Reims Tinqueux

Mid-range hotel on the western edge of Reims

Route de Soissons
BP 12 Tinqueux Cedex
51431 Tinqueuux
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne

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Price from: €94

Open: All year

Four-star hotel with bar, restaurant, garden, terrace, outdoor swimming pool, play area, Xbox consoles and free wifi. Located on the western outskirts of Reims. Management says bikes can be securely locked inside the hotel, either in communal areas (there's 24-hour reception and security cameras), or in bedrooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Remiremont Saint Nabord – hotelF1

Bargain basement budget hotel accommodation near the Moselle River

Aire de Peuxy RN 57
88200 Saint-Nabord
Vosges, Lorraine

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Price from: €24

Open: All year

On the N57 north of Remiremont, providing easy access to the River Moselle. More than 40 basic rooms sleeping up to 3 people at super budget prices. Shared toilets and shower facilities. 30km from Lac Gérardmer and mountain bike centre La Bresse. Free wifi. All-you-can-eat breakfast. Management advises bikes can be stored in rooms. 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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Rennes - Adagio Access Rennes Centre St Martin

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

35 Rue d'Antrain
35700 Rennes
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €61

Open: All year

Studios and apartments for up to 4 people near the Rennes city centre. Each room includes a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, fridge and microwave, though a full buffet breakfast is also available each morning in the hotel dining room. Free wifi. The hotel advises that bikes can be securely locked in the hotel's private underground car park. The official website has a best-price guarantee.

Bike facilities

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

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Rennes - Mercure Rennes Centre Parlement

City chain hotel offering a comfortable and reliable night's rest

1 Rue Paul Louis Courier
35106 Rennes ‎
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Centrally located hotel in Rennes, providing good access to city attractions. Located in a renovated printing press, the hotel features elegant décor. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities, plus mini bar. Free soft drinks. Onsite cocktail and snack bar. Full buffet breakfast available every morning, and hot meals available upon request. Free wifi. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely inside the hotel. 

Bike facilities

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

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Ribeauvillé - Le Clos Saint-Vincent

Beautiful hotel with stunning views in the heart of the vineyards

Rue Klee Osterbergweg
68150 Ribeauvillé
Bas-Rhin, Alsace (Grand Est)

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

Le Clos Saint-Vincent is a 4-star hotel that's popular with cyclists on the Alsace wine route. It is used by a number of cycling tour companies, so it is very welcoming towards riders. Roughly 15km north of Colmar, it's a great base for exploring the Alsace vineyards. In fact, it's right in the middle of them, with stunning views of the surrounding vines. There is an on-site restaurant serving local cuisine (you can eat in the dining room or on the terrace – both have views of the countryside out over the Vosges mountains). There is also a wellness centre with an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub (and massages!)

Bike facilities

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

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Riquewihr - Hotel Le Schoenenbourg

Bike-friendly hotel on the Alsace wine route

2a rue de la Piscine
68340 Riquewihr
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

This is an ideal spot for exploring the Alsace wine route – and with its own fleet of (electric) bikes, it's safe to say the Hotel Le Schoenenbourg is pretty bike-friendly. (I love how the bikes are parked near the pool in the photo!) The hotel is eco-friendly. There are a range of options for individual riders, groups and families, with standard rooms through to duplex suites. Disabled access rooms. Pool and terrace. Free wifi. Tea and coffee facilities in the rooms (we like that!) 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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Rochefort - Ibis

Bike-friendly hotel on the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée bike route

1-3 Rue Begon
17300 Rochefort
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

This hotel was recommended to us by readers who were cycling the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée bike route. 'A cycle-friendly hotel with a locked storeroom outside. Easy access from EuroVelo 1 and easy access to centre of Rochefort,' they wrote. Close to the train station. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. 40km from La Rochelle. Buffet breakfast.

Bike facilities

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

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Rochefort - Logis Hotel Lafayette (V92 La Velo Flow)

Friendly accueil velo-accredited hotel in the town centre

10, av. Lafayette., 17300 Rochefort SUR MER
17300 Rochefort
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €55 single rooms, €61-€93 doubles, twins and triples. Breakfast €9

Open: All year

Logis Hotel Lafayette a warm and welcoming bike-friendly hotel in the Rochefort town centre, just a short walk from the maritime museum and the famed Hermione frigate. The hotel is owned by cyclists (we parked our bikes in the garage with their bikes), and has accueil velo accreditation through the tourist board. As with most French hotels that aren't B&Bs, breaksfast costs extra (it's big enough to power a day on the bike). Wifi is fast and free (I'm writing this from the hotel), and the rooms are clean and comfortable. This is a great mid-range option for anyone cycling through Rochefort. (I'll post a full review here soon). ** 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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Rochefort-sur-Nenon - Hotel Fernoux-Coutenet

Family run hotel-restaurant on the EuroVelo 6 bike route

Rue Barbière
39700 Rochefort-sur-Nenon
Jura, Franche-Comté

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Price from: €76

Open: All year

On EuroVelo 6, Hotel Fernoux-Coutenet is used to welcoming cyclists (the hotel is part of the Logis group and it meets the group's bike-friendly standards). Rochefort-sur-Nenon is a lovely stop for cycling – it's a fortified village near the Doubs river. The Chaux forest neighbours the village, providing a peaceful space for walks and rides. The building itself dates back to 1857, and still carries much of this old charm, though the rooms themselves and the decor are quiet basic. Buffet breakfast (I'm told it's 'big'). The hotel has its own bar (for tasting the wines from neighbouring Burgundy), as well as its own restaurant, which serves local menus prepared with local produce. 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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Rodez - Hotel du Midi Logis International

Reliable local hotel with B&B and apartments in historic Rodez

1 Rue Beteille
12000 Rodez
Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €56

Open: All year

Hotel du Midi is located in the centre of historic Rodez, around 1km from the train station (direct links to Paris and Toulouse). It's in an ideal location just opposite the town’s Notre Dame Cathedral (some rooms have views of the cathedral). Breakfast buffet + onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Free wifi. There are singles, doubles and triples, as well as a self-catering apartment option (it sleeps 5). The hotel has been recommended by cyclists who stayed there.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Roscoff - Best Western Grand Hotel Talabardon

Bike-friendly family hotel in Roscoff with good views and nice rooms

27 Place Lacaze Duthiers
29680 Roscoff
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €81

Open: Year round

The same family has run the Grand Hotel Talabardon, which sits on the pensinula overlooking the bay and the port, since 1890. Handy for ferry links, as well as to Brittany's excellent network of bicycle routes (including the Tour de Manche cross-Channel route). Reception round-the-clock, lift, restaurant serving local dishes (specialising in seafood and panoramic views). Free wifi. Safe and luggage storage. Bikes available for hire.

Bike facilities

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

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Roscoff - Hôtel La Résidence des Artistes

Stylishly decorated 3-star hotel in the centre of Roscoff

14 rue des Johnnies
29680 Roscoff
Finistère, Brittany

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Price from: €59

Open: Year-round

Contemporary and recently refurbished 3-star hotel in the middle of Roscoff and just 100 metres from the harbour. Close to town centre. Handy for ferry ports and Brittany's popular bike routes. Family rooms available for groups. Free wifi. Private garage for secure parking, plus luggage store. Garden and roof-top terrace for relaxing. Multilingual staff.

Bike facilities

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

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Roubaix - Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Stylish Art Deco hotel right in the centre of Roubaix

22 avenue Jean-Baptiste Lebas
59100 Roubaix
Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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Price from: €83

Open: All year

Situated in the very heart of Roubaix, the Lille Roubaix Grand Hôtel is an Art Deco style building with archetypal mouldings, columns and glass work. Both stylish and charming, it's just 500m from the TGV station but also an easy ride from Lille and the Eurostar terminal. There's a sauna for tired muscles, a restaurant serving local cuisine and a bar area. Free wifi. Management advises there is a lockable garage for bike store. The official booking website has a best-price guarantee. Book early for Easter weekend and the Paris-Roubaix race.

Bike facilities

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

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Rouen - Hôtel du Vieux Marché

In the heart of Rouen's historic town centre

15 Rue de la Pie
76000 Rouen
Seine-Maritime, Normandy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Rouen is one of France's most famous cities, having been the place where Joan of Arc was famously burned to death in 1431 (she was tied to a pillar at the Vieux-Marché itself). The Hôtel du Vieux Marché was recently renovated and boasts all the mod-cons. It's well-located for Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Seine river banks. An underground garage is available for the storage of bikes. For leisure or day riders, the city also has an excellent bike scheme called cy’clic. Unlimited free wifi and the staff speak French and English.

Bike facilities

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

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Royan - Hotel Arc en Ciel

Welcoming accommodation option near the Atlantic Coast beach

6 Place Foch
17200 Royan
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Cyclists who stayed here recommended this Royan hotel to us. It's a basic but clean budget option that's ideal for the Atlantic Coast bike path as well as the start of the Canal des 2 Mers bike route that joins the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean via Bordeaux and Toulouse. There are double and twin rooms, some with sea views. We're told the staff are friendly and the hotel welcoming and relaxed. From the front door it's just a one-minute walk to the beach. Bike parking is in the hotel's private courtyard (pictured above). Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Royan - Le Pavillon Bleu Hotel Restaurant

Value hotel on the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route

12 Allée des Algues
17200 Royan
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charente (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €46

Open: All year

The Le Pavillon Bleu Hotel Restaurant is a basic, budget hotel recommended to us by readers on the Atlantic Coast bike route. Royan also marks the start of the official Atlantic Coast to Mediterranean bike route, the Canal des Deux Mers, which goes via Bordeaux and Toulouse to Sete. We're told there's a private, locked garage for bikes and that the staff are welcoming. Versatile accommodation with singles, twins, doubles, triples and family rooms available. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Ruffec - Chateau des Chevaliers de Londigny

Pretend you're royalty and stay at this castle 9km north of Ruffec

16700 Londigny
Charentes, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €65

Open: All year

Stay in a real (and still working) French castle, Chateau des Chevaliers de Londigny. There are 3 'suites' and one smaller bedroom for B&B, as well as a self-catering gite, which sleeps 6. Breakfast like a king or queen in the majestic lounges overlooking the countryside. The chateau itelf is open to tourists from April to October. This treat of a base is worth the 9km countryside detour from the Tour de Charente bike route

Bike facilities

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

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Saint Cirq Lapopie - Hotel Les Gabarres

Hotel at the bottom of the climb to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Lieu dit Tour de Faure
46330 Tour-de-Faure
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

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Price from: €80

Open: All year

This is a friendly two-star hotel with pool at the foot of the historic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Hotel Les Gabarres offers flexible accommodation with doubles and quadruple/family rooms, as well as some self-catering rooms with kitchenettes. It was recommended to us by a cyclist who rode 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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Saint Die des Vosges - Ibis Hotel

Peaceful haven for cyclists in one of France's quiet corners

5 Quai Jeanne d'Arc
88100 Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Vosges, Lorraine

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Price from: €58

Open: All year

Roughly equidistant from Strasbourg (96km) and Nancy (84km), Saint Die des Vosges is also a handy 60km from Colmar, with the ride taking you through the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges. The hotel itself is in the centre of Saint Die des Vosges on the banks of the river Meurthe. It's 3-star with free wifi, and an onsite restaurant and bar. There's a small luggage store for bikes and kit, plus management advises bikes can be kept in rooms where space permits. This area is a haven for mountain bikers, but there are also plenty of wonderful (and relatively traffic-free) road routes to explore at your leisure. This is one of France's lesser travelled areas (but for how much longer?)

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Armand - Le Manoir du Butel

Secluded country B&B run by cyclists

11 Le Butel
50160 Saint-Amand
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Seriously! Who wouldn't want to ride their bike down this driveway? Le Manoir du Butel is a farmhouse B&B run by cyclists near Saint-Armand, east of the Tour du Manche route at Le Mesnil-Raoult (17km south-east of St-Lo). The French owners tell us that they regularly welcome touring cyclists and that they are indeed cyclists themselves (MTB riders). They will be able to help with local routes etc. The B&B is around 4km from the nearest large town with a restaurant, but the owners say they are happy to take you there if your legs aren't up to the task after a day on the bike. What more could you want?! 

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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Saint-Émilion - Auberge de la Commanderie

Ancient Templar house-turned-hotel in the heart of Saint-Émilion

2 rue Porte Brunet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €77

Open: All year

Clean and stylish 2-star hotel in the heart of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion. The hotel itself is part of the ancient fabric of the town, being set in an old Templar house. It's within walking distance of local restaurants and wine shops (which can arrange shipment home, just in case you were wondering...). From the door you can ride almost straight out into the vines. Doubles, twins and family rooms. This hotel is a real bargain off-season, though the price (as with everything in this tourist hotspot) tends to skyrocket in summer. The hotel has a private car parking area that's locked (it's often used by cycle tour groups). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Émilion - Hôtel Au Logis de Remparts à Saint-Émilion

Bike-friendly hotel in beautiful, historic Saint-Émilion

18 rue Guadet
33330 Saint-Émilion
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

This is a lovely hotel right near the historic UNESCO-listed centre of Saint-Émilion. (Some of the hotel's own buildings are actually listed as historically significant). The accommodation is flexible, with single rooms through to family rooms. A group of cyclists who stayed here recommended the hotel to us. The full buffet breakfast (including scrambled eggs – something of a treat in rural France) filled them up. The hotel's beautiful gardens (with pool) overlook the vines and are secure, providing safe bike parking (the hotel regularly welcomes cyclists). French and English spoken. Free wifi. Late deals possible (see our link) but prices do vary across the seasons, especially in summer when Saint-Émilion is hugely popular with visitors.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - City Lofthotel Saint-Etienne

Apart-hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 4 people

15 rue Gambetta
42000 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €71

Open: All year

Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, this apartment-hotel has studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. Free wifi. 24-hour front desk. Breakfast also available in the hotel. 1.5km from train station. Reception advises that bikes can be stored in the apartments overnight. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Étienne - Mercure Parc de l'Europe

City hotel well located for morning rides in the nearby park

Rue de Wuppertal,
42100 Saint-Étienne
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €79

Open: All year

Bike-friendly 4-star hotel near the Mont Pilat Regional Park and opposite the Parc de l’Europe south-east of the city centre. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant that is well-respected locally. Reception staff can arrange for bikes to be securely locked inside the hotel. French, English, Japanese, German and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Le Château Du Val

Quaint chateau-style hotel to the west of Paris

Route Forestière des Brancas
78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Yvelines, Île-de-France

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Recommended to us by readers, Le Château Du Val sits by the River Seine to the west of Paris. It's handy for both the Epte Valley route to Le Havre and the London to Paris Avenue Verte, making it a useful stopover at the start of your journey or as your last night before arriving in Paris. The small chateau has clean rooms with breakfast being served in a Louis XIV-styled state room. And an interesting local fact for you: if you were wondering where the Saint-Germain of famous football club Paris-Saint Germain comes from, then it is in fact from this small town's football club, which merged with Paris in 1970. Anyway back to cycling, this is a great base and the owners will happily store bikes safely away overnight in the locked garage.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Germain-sur-Ay - Home 19

EuroVelo 4 coastal stop just 5km from the beach

19 rue des Mézières
50430 Saint-Germain-sur-Ay
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

Stylish barn conversion that dates back to 1767. Just 5km from the beach, this is an ideal stop on a EuroVelo 4 coastal ride or to the ferry port (it's 52km to Cherbourg from here). Evening meals can be prepared on request using fresh local ingredients. Bike-friendly (it has Accueil Velo accreditation). Rooms have kettles for tea and coffee, which always goes down well with us. Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, making this ideal for groups of families and friends. French and English spoken, plus some Spanish and German. Pet-friendly if you're travelling with your pooch. Free wifi. Arrival after 5pm preferred (get in touch if arriving earlier).

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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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa

Elegance and fine food by the beach

43 Boulevard Thiers
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €144

Open: All year

If you're looking for somewhere special to stay on France's southern Atlantic coast, this could be it. Grand Hôtel Thalasso & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed her. It's located right on the beach in the very popular harbour town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which is on the Euro Velo 1 Atlantic Coast bike route. Rooms and the highly rated restaurant overlook the ocean. If you're staying here, you'll also be able to use the spa facilities. A buffet breakfast is served every morning and you have free wifi.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Hotel Bel Air

Beach-side hotel recommended to us by cyclists

60 Promenade Jacques Thibaud
64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €105

Open: All year

Hotel Bel Air couldn't get any closer to the beach at Saint-Jean-de-Luz without falling in. This family owned and operated hotel was recommended to us by a cyclist who was riding the Atlantic Coast bike path. The hotel has its own dedicated bicycle garage and it sees a lot of cyclists on this popular route. Terrace with ocean views (some rooms also have ocean views). English, French and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Hotel St-Georges

Alpine hotel recommended to us by readers

334 rue de la République
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €69

Open: All year

This hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne has been sent to us by cyclists who stayed there. They described it as clean, friendly and affordable. Twins, doubles and family rooms. Buffet-style breakfast with homemade jams. Onsite cafeteria. Secure bike store. Close to the train station. English, French, 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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Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Hotel de l'Europe (Col de la Croix de Fer)

Popular cycling hotel on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer

15 avenue du Mont Cenis
73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €43

Open: All year

Hôtel de l'Europe comes recommended to us by cyclists who have stayed there, including one of our own contributors. "It's on the road to Col de la Croix de Fer," says Andy Hodges. "The owner is a serious cyclist with a bike room and he can help with ongoing repairs." It has free wifi thorughout Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, and a laundry service. Kettles and TVs in room. Continental breakfast. Located on the road that connects Lyon to Turin, and 1km from local train station. 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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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Hotel Itzalpea

Lovely village option on the Santiago de Compostela route

5 place du Trinquet
64220 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine

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Price from: €49

Open: All year

With just seven bedrooms, this is more of a guesthouse than a hotel. It's a cosy refuge in the foothills of the Pyrenees, deep in Basque country and on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela. The hotel has its own salon de thé, where breakfast is also served. They get many walkers and cyclists through here, so breakfast is a nice mix of pastries, yoghurts, breads, cereals and cakes. Secure bike store. Free wifi. Bar/lounge area for relaxing, or take a stroll out through the picturesque village or by the river. This is a good value-for-money option.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Laurent - Moulin de Saint Laurent (Canal de Garonne)

Accommodation with a pool between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen

Lieu-dit Le Moulin
47130 Saint-Laurent
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €59

Open: All year

Recommended to us by a reader, this B&B also has self-catering gites (see here for B&B and gite) and a small camping area (see here for more on the camping area). It's ideal if you are travelling solo or with a group, and regardless of of style of travel. You can also enjoy a table d'hotes (home cooked meal with wine) if you fancy a relaxing evening, and a continental breakfast is served each morning. There is a pool and wifi and it is situated on the Canal de Garonne on the stretch between Buzet-sur-Baise and Agen.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Léger - Chateau de Grenier

Chateau B&B on the Bordeaux and Toulouse Canal de Garonne bike route

47160 Saint-Léger
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €100

Open: All year

Chateau de Grenier is an elegant chateau that's been converted to a B&B. It's ideally located just east of Damazan on the Bordeaux to Toulouse bike route and not far from where the Garonne river meets the Lot River bike routeChateau de Grenier has been suggested to us by cyclists who stayed there. It offers bike-friendly accommodation for individuals as well as groups, and also as family rooms.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Lô - Mercure Hotel

Bike-friendly riverside hotel with views overlooking the city

1 avenue de Briovere
50000 Saint-Lô
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €90

Open: All year

Saint-Lô is an ideal stop for anyone cycling from the western side of Manche to the D-Day beach area. This is a reliable, no-nonsense chain hotel that's got plenty of space for single riders as well as groups. Right in the middle of town, it sits opposite the city's ramparts, and provides excellent access to the train station, local bars and restaurants. The hotel has a secure storage room for bikes. Full buffet breakfast. Free wifi. Disabled access rooms. 

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

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Saint-Macaire - Les Feuilles d'Acanthe

Modern facilities on the banks of the river Garonne

5 rue de l'Eglise
33490 Saint-Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

This is considered one of the best places to stay around the medieval town of Saint-Macaire. It's part of the Logis hotel group of independently run hotels, and it meets their bike-friendly cycling criteria. If your legs are feeling tired after exploring the rolling vineyards or the Canal de Garonne towpath (which starts just east of Saint-Macaire), then the hot tub could be exactly what you need. There's also a continental breakfast-in-bed option. Rooms have all of the mod cons, there is free wifi in public areas and a restaurant/bar.

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – Hotel de Toiras (Île de Ré)

Indulge in a little 5-star luxury on the magical Île de Ré

1 quai Job Foran
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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Price from: €195

Open: All year

Pamper yourself after a day riding on the magical Île de Ré by staying at the opulent Hotel de Toiras on the Saint-Martin-de-Ré harbour front. The hotel dates back to the 17th century, its older features and antiques combining with all the mod-cons you'd expect from a 5-star hotel. Its restaurant serves delicious seasonal dishes made from local produce (you can even borrow a wicker basket and go and collect the ingredients yourself). Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. French, English, Spanish and German spoken. The hotel works with a local bike hire firm and all bikes can be stored in a lockable space in the hotel. Reception staff can help with maps and other tourist information.

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

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré – La Baronnie Hotel & Spa (Île de Ré)

Treat yourself by staying at one of Île de Ré's most beautiful hotels

17-21 rue Baron de Chantal
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Île de Ré
Charente-Maritime (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €145

Open: All year

Charming and historic 3-star hotel with spa centre set in an 18th century manor house in the Saint-Martin-de-Ré town centre on Île de Ré. Free wifi. Relaxing gardens fresh with the aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lavender and jasmin. Family friendly. Full buffet breakfast. Secure coded bike-parking. 10% discount off local bike hire can be arranged via the hotel. French, English and Spanish spoken.

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

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Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - Hôtel Le Marintan

Flexible accommodation in the Maurienne Valley (Alpe d'Huez, Galibier)

1 Rue de la Provalière
73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne
Savoie, Rhone-Alps

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Price from: €53

Open: All year

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is a popular launch pad for an assault on Alpe d'Huez, the Galibier and other key cycling cols in the Maurienne Valley. Hotel Le Marintan is an accueil velo-registered hotel that is well-versed in welcoming cyclists. There's a dedicated bike storage area and plenty of versatile accommodation. Choose from doubles, triples, or quadruples in the main hotel or chalet accommodation sleeping up to six people. Most rooms have mountain views and there is free wifi throughout the hotel (but not in the chalets). It's close to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne train station and a walk away from bars and restaurants.

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

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Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux - Les Cistelles B&B

Tranquil accueil-velo B&B for exploring Burgundy's wine route

7 rue de la Fontaine
21700 Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)

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Price from: €75

Open: All year

If you are looking to visit the famous Burgundy wine region of Côtes de Nuit then the immaculate Les Cistelles B&B in the Nuits-Saint-Georges area could offer an ideal place to rest. The rooms are large and well equipped and there is a lovely garden. You can also choose to eat home-cooked bourguignons classics in the evening and a plentiful continental breakfast each morning. The B&B is roughly 35km from Dijon and 25km from Beaune, so ideally placed as a riding stopover.

Bike facilities

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

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Saint-Omer-de-Blain - Le Nid d'Omer

Acceuil velo rated B&B very close to the Nantes-Brest Canal

La Rouaudais
44130 Saint-Omer-de-Blain
Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €67

Open: All year

Le Nid d'Omer is a traditional-style guest house B&B in Saint-Omer-de-Blain, just 150 metres from the Nantes-Brest Canal. It's set in peaceful surrounds with a terrace and garden (compete with with greenhouse and vegetable patch). Rooms are individually decorated, and have a TV and free wifi. All rooms are ensuite. Homemade, continental breakfast includes jams, cakes and hot drinks. An ideal stop on the Nantes-Brest Canal (see also the nearby Gavre Forest for rides). Le Nid d'Omer B&B is around 18km to Pontchâteau, 28km from Redon and 50km from Nantes. Free house bikes for guest use.

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

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Saint-Palais-sur-Mer - Domaine de Saint Palais

Accueil Velo hotel on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee 10km from Royan

50 rue du Logis
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Domaine de Saint Palais is a 17th century wine chateau hotel with just 15 rooms in Saint Palais-sur-Mer, 10km from Royan. An accueil Velo-rated hotel, it's on the EuroVelo 1 La Velodyssee routeIt is an elegant building set in lush gardens, with sunny courtyards and a friendly welcome. It's just 650m from the beach. Singles, doubles and triples available. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available, plus there is a bar area. 

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  • 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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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Hôtel de l'Image

A luxurious treat for cyclists in Provence

36 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €220 (but check the link here for deals)

Open: All year

This is a lovely (and luxurious) base for cycling. Surrounded by two hectares of peaceful gardens that look out over the Alpilles mountains, Hôtel de l'Image regularly welcomes cycling groups. There's an onsite restaurant serving seasonal menus, plus a terrace and cocktail bar. There's also a maze to get lost in and a pool to cool off in (the hotel also has a deal with a nearby spa). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

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

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Sainte-Foy-la-Grande – Château des Vigiers

Quality 4-star hotel tucked away in the countryside

24240 Monestier ‎
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €127

Open: All year

A touch of luxury hidden away in the Dordogne countryside, around 24km from Bergerac. A golf country club with an onsite restaurant, it aso has bike hire for guests. Accommodation is in the main chateau or there's (more affordable) space in the adjoining 'relais' section, including family rooms. Riding around here is just lovely, with some nice vineyard rides on super quiet roads. There are some hilly routes, but it's also possible to get in some flat kilometres east towards Monbazillac (though beware the climb up into the village). This is an ideal stop on a Bordeaux to Dordogne ride. For something a bit more personal in the same area, see here.    

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

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Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont – Le Grand Hard (D-Day Beaches)

Excellent bike-friendly hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach

La Rivière
50480 La Rivière 50480 Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont
Manche, Normandy

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Price from: €97 double room, €155 for a 4-person self-contained unit with kitchenette

Open: All year

Le Grand Hard is a super bike-friendly hotel in the Le Parc des Marais nature reserve close to Utah Beach, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the D-Day landing beaches. Bike hire available at the hotel (including Garmins with pre-loaded maps). The hotel regularly welcomes cycle tour groups so the staff are used to hosting cyclists in groups or as individuals. On-site restaurant and bar, plus cafe. 11 double rooms (including 4 luxury suites), plus self-contained residences available for small groups or families (there is also a children's playground). Free wifi. French, English, Dutch and a little German spoken.
We've stayed here – read our full review. 

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  • 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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Saintes - Les Chambres de l'Abbaye (La Flow Velo bike route)

Old 11th century convent that's been lovingly restored for tourism

L'Abbaye aux Dames, La Cité Musicale
11 place de l'Abbaye
17100 Saintes
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 46 97 48 33 (there are English speakers)
Email: reservations@abbayeauxdames.org

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Price from: €51

Open: All year

This is a special place to stay. This old convent building dates to the 11th century and has been lovingly restored. It's now a hotel and function centre but that's only half the story, with the abbey also still holding musical festivals and recitals in tune with its wonderful past. It's also accueil velo-accredited. Arriving by bike hire somehow seems fitting. We have included this hotel on our DIY cycling itinerary for La Flow Velo. ** Read our review **.

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  • 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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Sarlat - Hotel Ibis

Reliable Dordogne Valley hotel in the medieval city of Sarlat

8 rue Gabriel Tarde
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Price from: €92

Open: Year-round

Hotel located in the city centre within walking distance of Sarlat's famous medieval city and fine cuisine. Management advises that bikes can be stored in a locked room in the hotel. Luggage storage. 24-hour snack bar. Buffet breakfast. Wifi. English spoken.

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

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Sarlat-la-Caneda - Hotel La Couleuvrine

Impressive building home to a hotel-restaurant in the heart of Sarlat

1 Place de la Bouquerie
24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

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Price from: €48

Open: All year

Sarlat is a large medieval town in the heart of the Dordogne Valley. It's a handy stop if you are cycling in the Dordogne and an ideal base if you are wanting to explore the area's prehistoric treasures. Hotel La Couleuvrine is right in the middle of town. We're told by cyclists who stayed there that it is very bike-friendly and has a lock-up bike storage room. It also has a very good restaurant.

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

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Sault - Hotel d'Albion

Townhouse hotel ideally placed for an assault on Ventoux

Rue de l'Oratoire
84390 Sault-de-Vaucluse
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €70

Open: All year

If you're travelling with a bike, the Hotel d'Albion is a good choice. It's got good bike storage and a hire shop nearby. The hotel itself has free wifi and a bar with views across the town and lavender fields beyond. A cyclist who stayed here told us the hotel staff were friendly and helped organise taxis and other bits and bobs. No air-conditioning, though, so ask for a room on the lower floors, which are apparently cooler.

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

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Saumur - Hotel le Petit Hureau

A hotel set into a troglodyte cave on the Loire cycle route

540 Route de Montsoreau
49400 Dampierre sur Loire, Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €85

Open: All year

This fascinating hotel (more like a B&B) is partially built into a Troglodyte cave. Some rooms are in a separate building but the breakfast is served in the cave. Bike storage is secure in a locked and covered hut in the parking lot. There isn’t a dining room but there is a first-class restaurant just a few hundred metres away. Note that the hotel doesn’t accept credit cards (though you can pay online by card) and you may not be able to check in before 5pm, depending on the season.
**Bob and Jim stayed here on their Loire cycle tour - read their report here**

Bike facilities

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

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Saumur – Hôtel le Cristal

Loire à vélo accredited hotel near the chateau in Saumur

12 place de la République
49400 Saumur
Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

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Price from: €55

Open: All year

Hôtel le Cristal is a stylish, bike-friendly hotel in Saumur, where the Loire à vélo bike route runs concurrently with La Vélo Francette. It's located close to the chateau, near the river bank (some rooms have river views). Onsite restaurant serving local dishes. French and English spoken. Free wifi. The hotel is an accreited 'Loire à vélo' partner hotel.

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  • 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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