Accommodation - Self-catering: All France

Cycling accommodation in France

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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

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

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

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Price from: €135 per apartment per night

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Alpe d'Huez - Chalet La Maitreya

Self-catering option nestled at the bottom on the famous 21 bends

Hameau le Perrier
38114 Vaujany
Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: Low season: €350/night for the whole chalet (8 bedrooms); high season: € 600/night

Open: All year except November and the first week of May

La Maitreya is an 8-bedroom chalet with a sun-blessed terrace, hot tub and sauna. Add in bike storage and it's ideal for anyone looking to conquer the famous 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez. The owners can arrange massages, bike rental, help with route planning, or cater for any other special requests you might have. Alpe d’Huez is on the doorstep, with the Glandon, Galibier, Lautaret, Croix de Fer and many more all within reach from here. For mountain bikers, the Grand Domain Alpe d’Huez lift system runs throughout summer for downhill and crosscountry trails. French, English, Dutch and German spoken. 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
  • Wifi

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Alpe d'Huez - Riders Apartments

Apartments for 4-10 people in Bourg-dʼOisans at the base of Alpe d'Huez

15 Rue Ernest Graziotti
38520 Le Bourg-dʼOisans
Isère, Rhone-Alpes

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Price from: €207 a night for whole apartment Minimum 2-night stay.

Open: All year

Recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there, the owners of Riders Apartments have ensured their accommodation is geared up for cyclists. Apartments sleep 4-10 people, making them ideal for families, groups and cycling clubs. The apartments are in the town of Le Bourg-dʼOisans, at the foot of Alpe d'Huez, making this a great base from which to tackle one of the Tour de France's iconic climbs (as well as a swathe of other famous ascents). There are two bike stores/garage areas plus some apartments have enclosed patio areas. English spoken. Apartments are clean, well-equipped and centrally located. Minimum two-night stay.

Bike facilities

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

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Annecy - Campervan and minibus hire

Choose your own cycling adventure in a campervan or minivan

5 Le Croix Bozon
Peisey-Nancroix
73210 Peisey-Nancroix
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 34 65 11 99
Email: info@bonfirevans.com

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Price from: €72 a night, price varies with insurance and add-ons. Please ask for a quote tailored for your trip

Open: All year

Renting a campervan can give you great flexibility for your cycling holiday. Bonfire Vans rent a unique range of compact, all-wheel drive campervans perfect for your French cycling holiday. Their base near Annecy makes it easy to pickup and drop off in the Alps. They have a selection of VW Californias with offgrid potential and VW conversions with rear kitchen pods for cooking al fresco. Also available are 6 to 9-seater minibuses for groups. All available with rear hanging bike racks. 

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Apt - Cent Cinq apartments

Town centre apartments in Provence's picture-perfect Luberon region

105 rue des Marchands
84400 Apt
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €60 per night for an apartment or from €43 per night per person for room only. 10% discount for stays of 5 nights or more; 15% discount for 10 nights or more

Open: All year

Jen and Chris at Cent Cinq have two beautiful holiday apartments in an 18th-century townhouse in Apt, a vibrant market town in the heart of the Luberon. The fully equipped apartments sleep 3 people – so ideal for couples or small groups of friends. There is also a smaller en suite bedroom with a fridge and a kettle. It sleeps 2 people. Shorter stays are welcome all year round for all three options. Cent Cinq is located 200m from the lovely Véloroute du Calavon, which forms part of the longer Euro Velo 8 Méditerranée à Vélo. All the key sites of the Luberon and Vaucluse areas of France are within reach from here, including the vineyards of the Rhone ValleyMont Ventoux, the market town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Avignon. After your ride, relax in the courtyard or make use of the games room in the vaulted cellar. Apt has a great range of shops and restaurants, so you will be fully self-sufficient 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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Apt - Chez Manon

Self-catering cycle-friendly base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

1172 chemin Rene Char
84400 Apt
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)7 80 58 30 32

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Price from: €2000 per week

Open: All year

Chez Manon is an 18th-century farmhouse that has been restored to reflect its origins, while incorporating modern comforts. It has a heated pool, professionally landscaped grounds, well-equipped open-plan living and five comfortable bedrooms. Chez Manon is just two kilometres from Apt, a vibrant market town where you can find bakeries, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. The house itself is situated at the end of a private driveway, surrounded by its own grounds and farmland. The property is close to the Veloroute du Calavon, which forms part of the longer Euro Velo 8 Méditerranée à Vélo. Ventoux is also within striking distance. Sleeps 10 people (max 8 adults).
Large garage space with full-height locked gates for bikes. English, French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Apt - Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers (Ventoux)

Versatile accommodation for small solo riders, couples and small groups

447 Chemin Fontaine de Guby
84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Vaucluse, Provence Cote d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 87 88 83 95
Email: mail@accommodationinprovence.com

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Price from: £85 per night, £595 per week

Open: Easter till mid-October

David and Karen offer a homely welcome in a stunning location facing south overlooking a swimming pool and gardens and with a backdrop of the Luberon hills. They have two one-bedroomed self-catered gites (Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers), plus a B&B room sleeping two people. Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers is close to the Veloroute du Calavon, which forms part of the longer Euro Velo 8 Méditerranée à VéloThere is everything you need here for the perfect cycling holiday. Each gite has a private terrace and barbeque, along with access to a superb infinity pool, perfect to return to after your ride (or for your partner to relax near while you ride!) Surrounded by endless peaceful roads, this is a great base for riders of all abilities, with both gentle and challenging climbs offering stunning views as a reward. The 'Monts de Vaucluse' in the 'Prealpes' rises to 1256 metres at Signal de Saint-Pierre and provides a beautiful backdrop and leads to the Plateau de Sault and the mighty Mont Ventoux (1912 metres), a 104km round trip. The gites sit in a peaceful olive and fruit orchard with views over the Luberon Valley, the village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is an easy walk away for baguettes, restaurants and other supplies. David is a keen cyclist and has accompanied many cyclists (including Freewheeling France!) on rides around the area and to Ventoux. He can also arrange local bike hire for you. You can even order a Champagne breakfast and/or evening meal on arrival to kick off your stay in style. Free (fast) wifi. French and English spoken.
*** We've stayed here – read our review. ***

Bike facilities

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

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Argelès-Gazost - Le Belvedere

A lovingly restored self-catered retreat in the heart of the Pyrenees

6 Chemin de trescases
65400 Salles-Argeles
Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €455 per night for the whole house (sleeps 8)

Open: All year

Le Belvedere is a very unique and special place to stay. Built from local stone and chestnut wood and finished in walnut, Le Belvedere has remained largely in its original state over its 300-year history. It has been a government building, a local council house, a school, and a private residence. The old wooden staircase is heritage-listed for its unique construction as it is entirely free-standing without vertical support beams. Recent work on the house has added some modern luxuries. making it an ideal base for a small cycle tour group, two families or a few cycling couples. Sleeping 8 people in ensuite bedrooms, it is in the heart of the famous Tour de France cols of the Pyrenees, with passes including the Hautacam (21km), the Aubisque (30km) and the Tourmalet (46km) within striking distance. This is a popular choice for cycling groups looking for a convenient, comfortable and well-appointed base from which to experience the ultimate cycling challenge. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Arles - La Résidence (Via Rhona)

Well-appointed self-catering apartments in the centre of Arles

3 rue Elie Giraud
13200 Arles
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: €130

Open: All year

La Résidence offers self-catering apartments are in a great central location in the town. Arles is at a key junction on the Via Rhona bike route sitting as it does at the mouth of the River Rhone. It's also the heart of Van Gogh country in Provence (there's art on display in the communal areas). Housed within a 17th-century building, the apartments are stylishly decorated and the kitchens are fully equipped. They make a great base for an overnight (or longer) stay for people wanting to cut costs and prepare their own meals. Apartments sleep 2-4 people so they are also good also for families and groups. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Arras - Maison d'Hôtes La Corne d'Or

Elegantly decorated family-run B&B in central Arras

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

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Price from: €99

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Aubeterre - Le Shedeaux Cottage (north-east of Bordeaux)

Cottage for 6 on quiet backroads in beautiful SW France

Le Shedeaux
Saint Privat Des Pres
24410 Saint Privat En Perigord
Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine

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Price from: From €218 a night for the whole cottage (sleeps 6)

Open: All year

The area surrounding the market town of Aubeterre is an excellent base for cycling in south-west France. Around 100km north-east of Bordeaux, it is easy to access but far enough away from the tourist trail to enjoy peaceful countryside and quiet backroads. At the crossroads of the Dordogne and Charente departments and on the banks of the river Dronne, this is a true 'local' base for cycling. Le Shedeaux is a luxury French gite just south-east of Aubeterre. It sleeps 6 and is newly refurbished to a very high standard, with a large open-plan kitchen/family room and 3 twin/double bedrooms with their own ensuites. There's a pool for cooling off after rides and wonderful vistas from the patio overlooking open fields. Fresh bread and croissants are a short ride away each morning at the local boulangerie. Safe bike storage. Air-conditioned for the French summer and a log burner for the colder months. English and some French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Auvergne - Combrailleurs self-catered house (Massif Central)

Cycling base with the volcanoes of the Massif Central yours to explore

Le Mazet
63390 Espinasse
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: Self-catering gite: €366 per night for entire house (sleeps 10 people)

Open: All year

Four-bedroomed house with self-catering accommodation for 10 people in one of France's under-explored cycling havens. Espinasse is 70km nort-west of Clermont-Ferrand. The Massif Central is regular fixture on the Tour de France route, offering stunning volcano routes and quiet scenic roads, tracks and MTB opportunities for cyclists. Route maps, bike storage and a workshop area. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a recently converted barn. A flexible and comfortable base for groups of all sizes. Families are welcome and extra cots can be provided. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bagnères de Luchon - Venasque apartments

Affordable cyclists' apartments in the heart of Bagnères de Luchon

3 Allee des Loisirs
St Mamet
31110 Bagnères de Luchon
Haute Garonne, Occitanie

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Price from: Venasque View (sleeps 6): €70 per night for entire apartment; Venasque Vue (sleeps 10): €110 per night for entire apartment.

Open: All year

Barbara and Keith have two self-contained apartments in Bagneres-de-Luchon that are ideal as cycling bases. Ride the Parcours de la Garonne or the Col des Ares, or take on Tour de France cols like the Peyresourde and the Portillon (and cross into Spain). Superbagneres is just one other option that can be ridden from the door. Both apartments are 120m2 and are fully equipped – there is a strong focus here on comfort so that you can relax after an exhilarating (and possibly exhausting) day on the bike. Walk into Bagneres-de-Luchon for post-ride pizza and drinks, or eat in at your apartment. Secure bike storage on site. 

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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Basel – Maison Jenny Hotel Restaurant & Spa (French-Swiss border)

Welcoming hotel in Hagenthal-le-Bas on the French side of the border

84 Rue de Hegenheim
68220 Hagenthal-le-Bas
Haut-Rhin, Alsace

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Price from: €89

Open: All year

Maison Jenny Hotel Restaurant & Spa is a welcoming hotel on the French side of the border, just across from Basel in Switzerland (it's just 200m from the border). It has doubles and family rooms. Free wifi. Spa and swimming pool for post-ride relaxation. The hotel restaurant serves seasonal local cuisine and quality wines. There is also a lounge bar and a garden. Close to Mulhouse Airport. While the name may sound upmarket – and it's certainly a polished and slick operation – we're told that, at bottom, this is really a well-run local hotel and restaurant.

Bike facilities

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

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Belgian border – La Brise des Dunes Apartment Hotel (Bray-Dunes)

Brand new apartment-hotel on the Vélomaritime bike route

203 rue Albert 1er
59123 Bray-Dunes
Nord, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €77 for a self-catered studio or apartment

Open: All year

These brand-new apartments in Bray-Dunes are fully equipped and elegantly finished. La Brise des Dunes is Accueil Velo-rated so cyclists can look forward to a warm welcome. There is a covered bike garage or you can keep your bike in your apartment or on your balcony overnight. Repair kit available on request at the reception.
Breakfast is available as an option if you don't feel like self-catering (and you can request it before 8am if you need to get away early). Bray-Dunes is an ideal first stop if you're crossing the border from France (or heading out) on the Euro Veo 4The same hotel group has apartment hotels elsewhere along the north coast, plus a hotel in Provence). All are bike-friendly. Photo supplied by the hotel

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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Bertignat - Pradis self-catering gite

Amazing views from the terrace of this two-bedroom house

63480 Bertignat
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: €540 per week

Open: All year

The Gite Pradis is an immaculate self-catering house that sleeps five people, with its own terrace and surrounded by fields and forests. The house features a garden with BBQ facilities and the living rooms offers a TV and free wifi access. The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and coffee machine. The village of Ambert is just 10km away.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Béziers – Appart'City

Hotel with self-catering apartments (and breakfast) in town centre

9 rue D'alembert
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Price from: €39

Open: All year

Three-star studios and apartments sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Each apartment has a kitchenette (including a kettle or coffee machine), living space, and terrace or balcony. There is no dedicated bike storage but bikes can be stored in apartments, either inside or on the balcony, or they can be locked in the private garage for €3. Wifi available for a surcharge. Breakfast is an optional extra if you don't want to self-cater. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Biarritz - Pierre & Vacances Premium Haguna

Clean apartment hotel in a central location on the EuroVelo 1

17 Avenue Reine Victoria
64200 Biarritz
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €170 for a 2-night stay

Open: All year

A cool surf vibe awaits at this centrally located apartment hotel, close enough to the Grand Plage to be sat on the sand in 5 minutes whilst still being surrounded by local restaurants. Freewheeling France has stayed here, using it as the launch pad for a gentle 80km spin around this wonderful coastal resort. There is a dedicated bike storage room, though the staff didn't blink an eye when we decided to take our bike up the lift and to our room. Perfect for families with comfy sofa beds, a small playground in the garden and a kids' toy and book corner in reception. All the kitchen equipment you'll need for a stay, including fridge, small oven, coffee machine, toaster and kettle. Free and fast wifi. ** We've stayed here – read our review **
Photo: ©Eric Bergoend/Pierre & Vacances

Bike facilities

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

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Blois - Les Lodges de Blois-Chambord (Mont-prés-Chambord)

Pitches and cabins 10km from Blois on the Loire EV6 bike route

464 Rue du Gué
41250 Mont-prés-Chambord
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire (Loire Valley)

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Price from: Pitches from €36 for two nights; cabins from €91 night

Open: Camping pitches open from 10/04 au 01/11

Les Lodges de Blois-Chambord is a small rural campsite nestled between Blois, Cheverny and Chambord in the Loire Valley – and perfect for anyone riding the EuroVelo 6. It's in a quiet location and offers both tent emplacements and wooden cabins (including cabins on stilts and 'floating' cabins) – an ideal base for exploring the chateaux of the Loire, including Chambord and Blois itself. Nearby also is the Grand Chambord lake, the woods and lakes of Sologne and, of course, the River Loire itself. Heated pool, wifi across the site + small onsite shop.

Bike facilities

  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Wifi

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Bordeaux – Le Boutique Hotel

Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking

3 rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

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Price from: €180 per room or €387 for a 4-person apartment

Open: All year

Treat yourself to a touch of class in one of France's most elegant cities. Le Boutique Hotel is a converted 18th-century townhouse located in the UNESCO-listed centre of Bordeaux. Its modern, stylish rooms and self-catering apartments are surrounded by a peaceful green courtyard, and there's even a lovely terrace shaded by a 100-year-old chestnut tree. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with an iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine. Continental breakfast. Wine bar. Massage and hot tub available. Luggage room for bike store. Staff can help you plan local bike routes, including through the vineyards. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, Romanian and Bulgarian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Boulogne-sur-Mer - Evancy La Marina Hotel and Apartments

Aparthotel ideally located for the Vélomaritime bike route

Quai Chanzy
62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer
Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €87 for self-catered apartments

Open: All year

The manager of La Marina complex is keen to welcome more cyclists to this modern and fresh apartment-style hotel situated between the marina, fishing port and town centre in the popular Boulogne-sur-Mer. La Marina is Accueil Velo-rated and offers a variety of apartments sleeping between 2 and 6 people, each with a fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor area. You can cater in or eat out, or take breakfast in the hotel. Bikes can be stored in the underground car park without charge or in your apartment if you prefer. This is a great option for anyone riding the Euro Velo 4 bike route, or anyone arriving in France with their bikes on the back of a car and needing a good first (or last) stop in France. Photo supplied by the hotel

Bike facilities

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

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Bourg d’Oisans - Sport'Hotel-Aparthotel de Milan

Centrally located apartment hotel for Alpe d'Huez

54 rue Général de Gaulle
38520 Le Bourg d’Oisans
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Price from: €95-€400 per night depending on room/apartment size

Open: All year except November

As you can tell by the photo, the Hotel Le Milan Aparthotel is used to welcoming cyclists! It offers both hotel room and apartment accommodation of various sizes for groups ranging from 2 to 12 people. Each apartment is fully equipped with a kitchen, living room, TV, bathroom and bonus view of Alpe d’Huez, the base of which is just 2km away. From here, the Croix de Fer, Glandon, Lautaret/Galibier, Ornon, Les Deux Alpes can all also be ridden. The team at the aparthotel are cyclists and have stacks of local knowledge to share. French, English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Free wifi. Lockable bike storage (pictured), plus there are ebike recharging points if your legs need a little help up the climbs. There is also a wellness area with sauna and sports massages. Plus there's a terrace, picnic area and a BBQ beside the river. 

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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Branville - Normandy Garden Holiday Village

Apartments, houses and cottages close to the beach in Lower Normandy

14430 Branville
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €238 for 2 nights - check website for seasonal prices and offers

Open: Year-round

Close to the beaches at Deauville, Cabourg and Villers-sur-Mer, Normandy Garden Holiday Resort has wooden apartments, houses and cottages for groups of all sizes. Close to the D-Day beaches and ferry links, it's an ideal location for a stop en route to London/Paris or to elsewhere in northern France.

Bike facilities

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

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Bray-Dunes - Etoile des Dunes Hotel and Apartments

Bike-friendly seaside resort on the Vélomaritime bike route

309 rue des Négociants
59123 Bray-Dunes
Nord, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €105 for a self-catered apartment

Open: All year

Evancy Bray-Dunes Ètoile des Dunes offers Accueil Velo-rated apartments just a short stroll from the sea and dunes on France's northern coast. Each apartment sleeps between 4 and 6 people, with kitchens fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and fridge. Breakfast is also provided in the hotel if you don't want to cook yourself (or don't have supplies in). There are also lots of local bars ad restaurants within walking distance. This is an ideal base for a weekend away cycling, or a clean and self-sufficient overnight stay on the Euro Velo 4 as it snakes its way across the north of France. Great value for money for groups when split between 4 or 6 riders. Bikes can be locked on an indoor bike rack or safely stowed in your apartment or on your balcony overnight. The same hotel group has other apartment hotels along the north coast of France, plus one 20km from Nice in Provence). All are bike-friendly. Photo supplied by the hotel

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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Bray-Dunes - Villa Les Peupliers Hotel and Apartments (Euro Velo 4)

Beach hotel on the Belgian border and the Vélomaritime route

15 Rue des Peupliers
59123 Bray-Dunes
Nord, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €160 for 2 nights for a self-catered apartment for 2-4 people

Open: All year

Villa Les Peupliers is a flexible base for anyone cycling along the northern coast of France. Located There are self-catered hotel apartments for between 2 and 4 people just 30 metres from the beach at Bray-Dunes on the French-Belgian border. This is a perfect stop if you're cycling the EuroVelo 4 bike route. Apartments are fully self-contained with kitchens and living areas, plus the hotel offers a full breakfast service if you don't feel like self-catering. Cyclists are welcome – bikes can be kept in the apartments. In fact, the owners contacted up directly to let us know that they are actively encouraging cyclists to use their hotels (they have others along this coast, as well as a hotel in Provence). Bray-Dunes is a friendly seaside resort also handy for the ferry port at Dunkerque (Dunkirk), with its direct links to the UK.

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

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

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Price from: €93

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Bussière-Galant - Cinquante Cinq (south-west of Limoges)

Explore hidden France from your own rural base in the Haute-Vienne

55 Route de Saint Nicolas
Puy Chabrol
87230 Bussiére-Galant
Haute Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +44 (0)776 6491321
Email: Elizabeth.Hodgson@ymail.com

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Price from: €200 per night for the whole house.

Open: April to October (pool opens from June onwards)

Cinquante Cinq is a great cycling base in Bussière-Galant in the beautiful Haute-Vienne area of rural France, just 40km south-west of Limoges. Ride from the door to explore the countryside of one of France's prettiest but least explored cycling areas. Ride to the local swimming lake, try the velo rail, tree-top trekking or mini golf. The house sits not far from the Lawrence of Arabia bike route. Also see this page for more on cycling in the Haute-Vienne. The historic town of Chalus is also worth exploring. The owners, Elizabeth and Grant have thought of everything cyclists need. The house sleeps up to 14 people with large communal areas inside and outside, and a secure garage for cycle storage. There's a hose for washing down bikes, a full laundry with a washing machine and dryer for mucky clothes, and plenty of space to dry wet gear. Cook in the summer kitchen on the terrace overlooking the private pool and gardens – or stroll into the village for the bakery, shop, and bar/restaurant. The local train station has links to Limoges and Perigueux (and on to Paris), plus there's an airport at Limoges.

Bike facilities

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

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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

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Price from: €98

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Augerge Ferayola

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

L'Argentella
20260 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Hôtel La Villa Calvi

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

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

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

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Camiers - Trésors d’Opale Hotel and Apartments (Le Touquet)

Beachside hotel just 60km from the ferry at Calais

117 rue des Nations
62176 Camiers Sainte Cécile
Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €105 for a self-catered apartment hotel room

Open: All year

Trésors d’Opale is a new holiday hotel development with apartments for 2 to 6 people set among landscaped gardens and with a beautiful heated pool. If you're riding along the EuroVelo 4 Vélomaritime bike route then this apartment-hotel could be for you. Located in Camiers, just to the north of seaside hotspot Le Touquet and just 60km from the ferry port at Calais, it's an ideal stop. There is a fully equipped kitchen or you can order a hotel breakfast if you prefer. Management at the hotel, which is part of the French hotel group Evancy, are keen to see more cyclists use their apartments as bases for tours, stopovers and daytrips. They're welcoming solo cyclists and groups arriving by car or those cycling in independently. They are guaranteeing that bikes can be stored overnight in the apartments or locked in the hotel's luggage room for safekeeping. There is also an outside bike rack for daytime use. There are other hotels in the group along the north coast, plus a hotel in Provence).  

 

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Bazens Gites (Bazens)

Converted barn in a peaceful cycling haven near the canal

139 route de la masse
47130 Bazens
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 70 83 63 02
Email: liz@rkltools.co.uk

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Price from: September 1 to March 31: €120 a night for two people; April 1 to August 30: €150 a night for two people; April 1 to August 30: €200 for 4 people in 2 gites

Open: All year

Liz at Bazens Gites offers a perfect base for exploring the section of the Canal de Garonne between Aiguillon and Agen. Her lovely converted barn makes an ideal getaway for a couple of nights or a longer stay – there's even a hot tub and a pool. There are two beautiful self-contained gites sleeping between 2 and 4 people, depending on the season. The lovely, homely converted building has an open-plan kitchen and lounge area. A spiral staircase leads to a double bedroom. Secure car parking and secure bike storage areas. Guests get a welcome hamper to get you started – enjoy a cold drink while listening to the water falling on the garden ponds. Airport pick-ups and returns possible with or without bikes. Breakfasts and evening meals can also be arranged. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - La Calade (Montouliers)

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

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

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Price from: €60 single occupancy, €70 double

Open: All year

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

Bike facilities

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

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Canal du Midi - Le Jardin d'Homps

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

21 Grand Rue
11200 Homps
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitane)

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

Open: April 1- October 31

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

Bike facilities

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

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Carcassonne - The Little French Maison (Canal du Midi)

Self-catering village house off the beaten track 8km from Carcassonne

11600 Conques-sur-Orbiel, Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitainie)
Phone: +44 (0)7971 886 337
Email: thelittlefrenchmaison@gmail.com

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Price from: £100 per night or £700 per week

Open: All year

This wonderful village house in the centre of beautiful Conques-sur-Orbiel, around 8km from Carcassonne, sleeps seven people in three double rooms. It's great value for money and ideal for couples, small groups or families who want their own space within easy reach of the Canal du Midi and the old city of Carcassonne. Patti, the owner, is a leisure cyclist and she's keen to see more riders use the house. There's a ground floor storage room for bikes, plus a ladies' Pashley and a men's mountain bike available for guest use. There are bike routes for all abilities from the door – gentle backroads down to the Canal du Midi and the vineyard routes of the Aude, but also the Black Mountains or the Pic de Nore (at 1211m it's a popular Strava segment and a Tour de France climb) for something more challenging (there are wonderful views of the mountains (above) from the house, looking out over the quaint village houses. The village itself dates back to early medieval times and still has a ruined chateau at its heart. Here, you'll find grocery shops, restaurants, including a bar/bistro, a pizza place and a traditional French restaurant. All told, The Little French Maison is a great base from which to experience local French culture while still being within easy reach of all the key tourist hotspots.

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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Cauterets - Hotel-Residence Le Lys

Versatile hotel with studios/apartments in Cauterets town centre

Rue De La Feria
65110 Cauterets
Hautes-Pyrénées, Mid-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

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Price from: €73.60

Open: All year

Hotel-Residence Le Lys is a clean and friendly apartment-hotel in the Cauterets town centre. It offers studio-style self-catering hotel rooms. Apartments sleep 1 to 8 people. Ideal for groups and families. Games room with table football, pinball machines and table tennis. Kids' playground area and kids' library area. Dedicated bike storage room (key kept at reception). Free high-speed wifi. All rooms have views of the Pyrenees. Breakfast is available if you don't want to self-cater. Bar/lounge area. Wellness centre with spa and massage. Landscaped gardens.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Cavaillon - Pont Royal en Provence

Self-catering apartments and houses for up to 8 people SE of Cavaillon

Domaine et Golf de Pont-Royal
Route de Charleval
13370 Mallemort
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Price from: From €220 for a 4-5 person apartment minimum 2 nights, or €417 for 7 nights; weekend and week-long rates available, prices vary depending on the size of the apartment/house

Open: All year

Located between the Alpilles and the Lubéron, 30 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, 45 kilometres from Avignon and 20km from Cavaillon, the Pont Royal en Provence has self-catering holiday apartments and houses sleeping up to 8 people, making it ideal for families and groups. Situated near a lake and golf course, it has bike hire onsite, plus Pierre & Vacances policy stipulates that secure parking is available at every residence. All the apartments and houses are fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen area, including a coffee machine and hotplates, and a terrace or balcony with garden table and chairs. Golf and horse-riding available. Guests have free access to the swimming pools, playgrounds and sport complexes. Packed lunches available on request. Wifi available (surcharge).

Bike facilities

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

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Chadenne - Rural Gites Chadenne (Montpon-Menesterol)

Cyclist-run self-catered cottages for 4 or 6 people east of Bordeaux

Lieu dit Chadenne
24700 St Barthelemy de Bellegarde
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Phone: +44 (0)7877 098955 (UK) or +33 (0)5 53 81 96 92 (Fr)
Email: annette@ruralgites.com

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Price from: 2 bed gite from £1300 per week, 3 bed gites from £1500

Open: March to October

If you're looking for a cyclist-run base for biking in a lesser-explored area of France, than this could be it. The Marshall family are cyclists who have spent two years creating comfortable and modern self-catered gites nestled in the ancient Foret de La Double halfway between Bordeaux and Perigueux. The nearest town is Montpon-Menesterol, which is on 5 designated local cycling circles. It's also on the Lawrence of Arabia bike route and the new Velo-route Voie verte de la Vallee de L'Isle, which goes all the way through to Perigueux. It's a safe car-free route along the river valley. The area also has lots to offer mountain bikers and families. The national park of La Jemaye is 20 minutes away and has beautiful cycling routes around the lake with places to swim and picnic. The gites themselves have modern creature comforts plus a safe storage area for bikes (there's a reliable repair shop in Montpon and hire bikes can be delivered to the door). The gites provide a beautiful-urban-meets rural space for cyclists of all levels. There's even a heated swimming pool for post-ride relaxation. 

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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Chamonix - Chalet Les Tissourds

Spacious chalet for 8 people near wonderful MTB and road routes

15 Chemin des Tissourds
74400 Chamonix
Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)1483 579242
Email: sales@collineige.com

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Price from: €2445 per week for up to 8 people

Open: All year

Chalet Les Tissourds is a wonderful Maison de Pays that has been beautifully restored and refurbished, a self-catered chalet in a class of its own. Built originally in 1924 the chalet is very well located, just a 5-10 minute stroll to the centre of Chamonix and near some fabulous restaurants. Situated in a quiet road it has wonderful views up to Mont Blanc, the Glacier des Bossons and across to Brévent on the other side of the valley. It's accueil velo-rated and the Tour de France route is often on the doorstep. A modern design within a traditional setting, the chalet is a delicious mixture of old and new. On the ground floor there is an open-plan kitchen and living room with French windows that open out onto a pretty garden, plus a kit room and a cloakroom. On the lower ground floor there is a cosy snug with sofas, beanbags and a 130cm screen, where you can chill out with some DVDs. Next door is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Relax in the jacuzzi, which is in the garden and enjoys wonderful views of Mont Blanc. The chalet sleeps 8 people and is available on a catered basis with breakfasts and other meals, or self-catered. 

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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Chamonix - Chalet Valhalla

Light and luxurious chalet for 12-15 people overlooking Mont Blanc

97 Chemin du Taro
74400 Chamonix
Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)1483 579242
Email: sales@collineige.com

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Price from: €3945 a week for up to 15 people

Open: All year

Chalet Valhalla is an accueil velo-rated chalet in Chamonix, a French town famous for skiing and, increasingly, a cycling hotspot – the Tour de France often passes nearby. The chalet is built with beautiful natural timbers and is a structure of grand proportions right in the heart of Chamonix. It is open and light with floor-to-ceiling windows giving you Titanic views of Mont Blanc. A minstrel’s gallery overlooks the sitting/dining room and from here you share the same breathtaking view that is enjoyed from below. Add to this contemporary look a touch of traditional Savoyarde style and there’s the WOW! factor. Ideal for large family groups or groups of cycling friends, the icing on the gateau is the hot tub and the sauna in the garden with the best seats in the house overlooking Mont Blanc. Valhalla's location hits the high notes, set in an idyllic spot beside the forest it is also only a short stroll to the centre. More importantly, it is a mere two minutes staggering distance from the popular MBC bar and the Michelin-starred Albert 1er is just around the corner. Perfect! Available self-catered or fully catered with an inhouse chef.

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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Chirac - Tranquille Vienne Gites (Tour de Charente bike route)

Top value self-catering cottages between Angouleme and Limoges

Peyras
16150 Chirac
Charente, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)7 68 83 01 58 or +31 6 81281220
Email: tranquilleviennegites@gmail.com

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Price from: €50 per night, €290 per week

Open: All year

Open all year round, the three independent and private gites at Tranquille Vienne are perfectly located for cyclists who are exploring the Charente area. They're slap-bang on the Tour de Charente bike route, so perfect for tourers or those wanting a longer-term base to rest and relax. The rolling countryside surrounding the accommodation is well-suited for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Lex and Monique are keen to welcome all types of cyclists, from road riders wanting a training base to cycle tourers and families. It's perfect for group adventures, with a huge garden and an above-ground pool to keep everyone happy. One of the gites is a 3-bedroomed cottage, while there are also two, 2-bedroom gites – all offering comfortable and affordable accommodation at nightly or weekly rates. There's safe parking for your bikes and lots of local advice on hand. English and French spoken. 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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Clermont-Ferrand - Adagio Access Clermont Ferrand Jaude

Affordable studio apartments close to the city centre

9 rue Giscard de la Tour Fondue
de la Tour Fondue
63100 Clermont Ferrand
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne

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Price from: €49 per apartment per night

Open: All year

Apartment hotel in the centre of Clermont-Ferrand, near Place de Jaude, and a two-minute walk from the historic centre of the city. It has 122 self-catering apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes. The studio apartments can sleep up to 3 people. Free wifi access. Management advises that bikes can be stored in apartments.  

Bike facilities

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

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Cognac - Domaine Quai des Pontis

Lovely bike-friendly option on the banks of the river Charente

16 rue des Pontis
16100 Cognac
Charente, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Price from: €78

Open: All year

Wonderfully versatile accommodation, with hotel/B&B-style accommodation, as well as self-catering lodges, 'houses on stilts' and even rustic Gypsy caravans. Twins, doubles, triples and quads, making this great for families and groups. In the middle of Cognac, it's handy for all the local attractions, including Cognac tours and distillery visits. Peaceful location on Charente River banks + swimming pool. Bike hire available on site. French and English spoken. We stayed here on our flow Velo ride from the Atlantic Coat to Thiviers.
Photo: Freewheeling France

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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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

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Price from: 75€-85€ per night

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. 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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Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier - Chalet Le 1000 Thabor (Valmenier)

Maurienne Valley chalet with views of the Col du Telegraphe

Les Melezes
73450 Valmeinier
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

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Price from: Prices vary according to the season

Open: All year

Chalet Le 1000 Thabor sleeps up to 15 people. Ride Col du Telegraphe (6 kilometres away) or Col du Galibier, Col du Glandon and Croix de Fer, then Lacets de Montvernier or Col de la Madeleine, Aussois and Col du Montcenis, Col de l’Iseran. To help you recover from your cycling day you can enjoy a Finnish sauna before firing up the gas BBQ and enjoying a beer in your private garden, all while taking in the wonderful view of the Col du Telegraphe. There's free parking for cars and a secure garage for your bike.

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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Corsica - Holiday by the Mediterranean (seaside house)

The perfect self-catered base for a Corsican cycling adventure

Lieu dit Funtanaccia
20145 Solenzara
Corse du Sud, Southern Corsica
Phone: +33 (0)6 38 96 79 21
Email: angelovatania@hotmail.com

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Price from: €350 per night for the whole house for 8 people or €100 per room (for 2 people)

Open: October to April

Tanya offers a spacious yet cosy, accessible yet tranquil base from which to explore the incredible coastal scenery of Corsica. The house is located on the east coast, 40km north of Porto-Vecchio. You can find it at the top of the vineyards in the village of Solenzara. It features 4 bedrooms with very comfortable king-size beds, 3 bathrooms, in and outdoor dining tables and a comfortable sofa area. There's a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, a laundry room for bike kit and a terrace with 10-metre pool and scenic views. The village has a harbour and various bars and restaurants. There are 14 breathtaking cycling routes starting from Solenzara suitable for all skill levels. The property is fully gated, so there's lots of safe bike parking. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Corsica campervan hire

Hire a campervan to make the most of your time cycling on Corsica

Corsica Camper
Strada Vecchia, local n°7
20290 Borgo
Corsica
Phone: +33 (0)4 95 44 90 13
Email: info@europe-active.com

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Price from: Per day hire varies depending on van size

Open: All year

Hit the road on Corisca and explore the island at your own pace in a campervan. Vans can come with bike racks, plus lots of optional extras for camping. The Volkswagen and Mercedes vans sleep 4 and 5 people. They are fully self-contained with fridges, cooking equipment/facilities and water. Compare options here. There is also a self-guided package option to help with planning. 9-seater people movers also available for cycling groups. Bike and paddle board hire can be arranged. 

Bike facilities

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

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Cote d'Azur – Les Jardins d'Azur Hotel and Apartments (Vence for Nice)

Cycle-friendly hotel with self-catered apartments just 20km from Nice

1167 Chemin de la Sine
06140 Vence
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)3 20 15 36 00
Email: info@evancy.com

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Price from: €115 for a self-catered studio or apartment

Open: All year

Les Jardins d'Azur is an ideal base if you're looking to enjoy the countryside around Nice without being stuck in the city centre itself. Located in Vence, just 20km from the Mediterranean coast at Nice, it offers affordable, luxury self-catered apartments for 2 to 9 people. The surrounds are lovely – take in the mountain views from the heated pool or tackle the Col de Vence by bike.  In Vence, there is an onsite multisport area, plus a heated pool (enjoy the snacks on offer, including drinks and ice-creams in summer). The hotel is classified as a "résidence de tourisme 4 étoiles". There are a few different accommodation options, from cozy studios and holiday apartments to impressive penthouses with private terraces. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony or terraceHotel breakfast also available if you don't want to self-cater. Bike rental and e-scooters are available to enjoy on tracked GPS routes from the hotel. There is outside bike rack storage for during the day and you can take your bike to your apartment overnight. The hotel owner, the French hotel group Evancy, is actively encouraging cycle tourism at its hotels (it also has apartment-hotels along the northern coast of France).

Bike facilities

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

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Coustaussa - Maison Palmeral

South of Carcassonne and ideal for exploring the Cathar region

Rue de la Mairie
11190 Coustaussa
Aude, Languedoc-Rousillon (Occitanie)

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Price from: €57

Open: All year

Nafisa and Luciano offer a friendly welcome to cyclists in the self-catered Maison Palmeral in the village of Coustaussa in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 43km south of Carcassonne (19km from Limoux). In the heart of the beautifully diverse Languedoc, Maison Palmeral has everything you need to enjoy a French cycling holiday. The house sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (please enquire if you need to sleep extra guests). "Come and experience the real France of ancient villages, Cathar castles and rural life as it used to be," says Luciano. There is secure bike parking, including a lockable garage, plus a workshop with tools. We're told Luciano is a skilled handyman who can help with emergency repairs. There is also a spare bike available for guest use. French, English and some Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Creuse/Haute-Vienne - Les Abeilles Sauvages (Rempnat)

Great value cycling base in off-the-beaten track rural France

Le Fournet
87120 Rempnat
Haute-Vienne, Limousin (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Email: brynyrodin@aol.com

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Price from: €75 per night for the whole gite – minimum stay 3 nights

Open: June to September 2023

Paul and Liz at Les Abeilles Sauvages offer self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Haute-Vienne and Creuse, two hugely under-cycled areas of central/south-western France that are steeped in cycling tradition. This area was home to the French TDF icon Raymond 'Pou-Pou' Poulidor – he lived and cycled in this area his whole life, and a lake-side route now bears his name. There are clusters of cycle routes from the door of Les Abeilles Sauvages, and Nedde – a designated cyclotourisme “velo tout terrain” (MTB) area – is just 3km away. The accommodation is a two-storey stone farmhouse that's been converted into a bunkhouse-style accommodation that's perfect for cycling clubs, groups and families. On the ground floor, it has a kitchen, dining room and a lounge with DVD/TV. On the first floor, there's a double bedroom next to a shower room and WC. The corridor leads to a large dormitory-style bedroom with three single beds, a bunk bed, a double bed and a shower room. On the second floor, there is a separate double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and WC. Outside there are two terraces: the 'upper’ is ideal for outdoor meals with a table and chairs, the 'lower' one for a relaxing evening apero. There's a child-safe plunge pool on the upper terrace. The gite has its own lock-up garage plus off-road parking for cars. It has a set of bike racks, repair bench with basic tools, a small drying room, WC and water supply for the K5 Karcher power hose (grease removing detergent containers supplied free).

Bike facilities

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

Full details

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

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