Accommodation - Self-catering: All France

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Briançon - Pinewood Chalet B&B and Apartments

A perfect base on the Alps/Provence border near Briançon

Le Petit Sport
Route de Grenoble
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7542 132 979, +33 (0)6 14 44 26 33
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B from €55 per night; luxury apartments from €620

Open: Closed between May 1 to June 20

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This is a wonderful base from which to explore some of the most coveted climbs in world cycling. This area on the Alps/Provence border is a real hub for road cyclists, with some of the most famous climbs and descents in the world on your doorstep. The Col du Galibier is an obvious pick, or tackle the Izoard, rising from Briançon through larch forests to panoramic views. From here you can descend via the Casse Déserte, a ’moonscape’ in the heart of the Alps. The Col du Granon also offers a challenging climb followed by magnificent views. Pinewood offers flexible accommodation on a B&B or self-catered basis for groups of all sizes and solo riders. The stunning village of Villeneuve in the Serre Chevalier region has has plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops, while onsite there is a secure ski locker for up to 8 bikes, as well as a large locked garage. Lots of inhouse bikey knoweledge to share as well.

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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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

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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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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Brittany - La Boudonniere (for Mont St Michel)

On the Brittany/Normandy border just 20km from Mont St Michel

35560 Bazouges La Perouse
Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 18 54 10
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £65 small gite (sleeps 4); £75 large gite (sleeps 7) per night

Open: All year

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The day Sue at La Boudonniere got in touch with us, she'd just arrived home after cycling from St Malo via Pontorson (gateway to Mont St Michel) on lovely quiet country roads. She's keen for the rest of us to enjoy her quiet roads and offroad tracks too. Her two self-catering cottages offer a great base for combining a relaxing holiday with some cycling. There are dedicated cycle routes to Mont St Michel and the surrounding bay, as well as to Dinan and St Malo, and the beautiful beach and bays areas of the coast. Add to that glorious countryside and pretty medieval towns and villages, such as Combourg and its magnificent chateau, and it's an ideal cycling spot. There's also the Foret de Villecartier on the doorstep – a haven for cyclists. There are two gites – sleeping 4 and 7 – and they're available on a bike-friendly nightly basis. They're set on tranquil grounds with a swimming pool, BBQ and play areas, extensive lawned gardens, a lake and a private woodland. You can also start your stay by rummaging through Sue's welcome pack! Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Burgundy - La Chouette Qui Chante (Morvan National Park)

Look over the Morvan valley whilst you eat breakfast

7 Rue des Bordes
21210 La Motte Ternant
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Phone: +33 (0)7 88 16 80 03 (France), +44 (0)7577 528861 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €65 per night B&B, €70 per night for 1 bedroom gite, €90 per night for 2 bedroom gite. €395 per week for the gite, €495 per week for the 2-bed cottage

Open: April to October

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This charming English-owned bed and breakfast is situated in the village of La Motte-Ternant on the edge of the beautiful Morvan National Park, a place where you can explore rivers, lakes and forestsYou can hire bikes in Pouilly-en-Auxois and cycle for hours along the Burgundy Canal, or you can use one of the many local routes around the area. The local town of Saulieu has numerous cafes and restaurants including the 3-star Michelin restaurant, Bernard Loiseau. Dijon and Beaune are also within reach if you have a car and you're after fixed base rides. The B&B has three king-size rooms and one twin room all with ensuite shower or bathrooms. The two-acre garden has been planted with beautiful trees and borders and provides views of the river valley. Breakfasts come complete with fabulous view of the gardens, Serein valley and the Morvan Park. 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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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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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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Callian - Number 307 (for the Cote d'Azur)

Peace and serenity just 30km from the coast at Cannes

307 Chemin des Touars
83440 Callian
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 67 05 45 41
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €110 double room B&B, €1800 for the entire house self-catering

Open: All year

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No 307 is in an amazing location, just 30km inland for the coast at Cannes, yet bordering the wilds of the Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur. Susie offers a welcoming B&B, but can also rent the entire house out to larger groups. The stone house itself dates from the 19th century and is set in 9000m2 of rustic gardens with a fenced salt-water pool, boules, badminton and table tennis. Set in a very peaceful location, it's a short cycle to the quaint village of CallianThe house has a double bedroom and en-suite upstairs, another double and en-suite at garden level and a further two bedrooms on the main level. In total it can sleep 10 adults, plus there is extra space for kids. There are several outdoor seating and lounging areas: south facing for breakfast and dinner; pool side for lunch. There's a comfy swing chair in the shade of the giant oak tree and a hammock between the olive trees for that afternoon snooze. Start your cycling day with a BIG organic breakfast – Susie is a registered nutritional therapist and can tailor breakfasts to all dietary requirements. 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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Calvi - Augerge Ferayola

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

L'Argentella
20260 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

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

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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

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

Open: All year

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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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Canal de Garonne - Cycle South West France

Specialist biking accommodation between Bordeaux and Toulouse

12 rue Maurice Luxembourg
47160 Buzet-sur-Baise
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)7 85 14 56 17
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €50 per night for 2 people, €15 per night per extra person

Open: All year

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Located just 500 metres from the Canal de Garonne – and midway between Bordeaux and Toulouse – Clare and Jean-Pierre's bike-friendly village house is an ideal base for a cycling holiday in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne countryside. It's also a handy stop if you're cycling the canal. There are three double rooms, plus kitchen facilities, a pool and terrace. Bikes are available to hire onsite, or park your own in the secure garage. Clare and Jean-Pierre will be on hand to recommend local cycling routes and to help with maps and other local advice. There's lots to do here – the village of Buzet-sur-Baise has a three restaurants, a corner store and (most importantly) a wine cooperative so you can enjoy the fruits of the local harvest. There's also canoeing and kayaking nearby. Free wifi. English, French and some Spanish spoken. This is a great option for a truly 'local' cycling experience. 

Bike facilities

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

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Canal de Garonne - Les Pignons Gite (Roquebrune)

Cycle, fish and play golf near the Canal de Garonne

Lieu dit Pelat
33580 Roquebrune
Gironde, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 56 71 54 82
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €350-€900 per week depending on the season

Open: All year

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Les Pignons is a great base for a self-catering cycling holiday less than 10km from the Canal de Garonne. It's set on 6 acres of grounds and has its own lake and swimming pool – there's even a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. Bike routes leave from the door (local hire available or there are 'house' mountain bikes for guest use). There's a secure garage for bikes storage and maintenance. The owner, Jo, has even mounted maps on the garage walls to help you plan your routes (you can ride part of the Eymet-Pau stage from the 2017 Tour de France route). Spend your days cycling through the local vineyards and sunflower fields and return to relax by the lake/pool for a BBQ. There's a wood burner to warm your fingers and toes up if you're riding in winter or early/late season and, of course, plenty of hot water for a relaxing post-ride shower.

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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