Planning a cycling holiday in France

Tips for cycling in France

This is a page for everyone – a collection of tips we've all picked up cycling in France. Send me yours!

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Cycling accommodation in France

Find a hotel, B&B or campsite that's right for your cycle tour of France

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Why it's important to make sure your bike is set up properly

Setting out on a bike tour? Robert Hicks explains why having your bike properly fitted should be on your to-do list before you leave.

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Baggage transfer services on La Vélo Francette

Looking for a baggage transfer service for La Vélo Francette? Here are some services we've come across.

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Luggage transfer services for cycling the Loire (including one-way bike delivery

Find out about my bespoke luggage transfer service for the Loire Valley, making one-way bike rides easier.

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How to join a French cycling club

If you’ve ever wondered about how to join a cycling club in France, we have this guide to getting you in on the action.

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Luggage transfer and one-way bike delivery on the Canal du Midi

A dedicated bike and luggage transfer service now exists for the Canal du Midi, making one-way bike rides along the length of the Canal easier and more affordable.

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Where to fill your bidons while cycling in France

Don't get caught out with empty water bottles on a ride – here's some practical advice to help you fill your bidons while cycling in France.

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Packing panniers - Lessons from the road

What kind of clothes do you need when cycle touring in France? Bob Zeller replaced his cycling clothes with hiking clothes and reaped the benefits.

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5 tips for cycling in bad weather

We like to think the weather in France is ALWAYS amazing, but, well, it sometimes rains. Or gets dark. Or is foggy. Here are five quick safety tips for cycle touring in France.

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Eurostar, ferry port and airport hotels

Ferry port, Eurostar and airport hotels en route to France that welcome cyclists and help take the hassle out of travelling with your bike.

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Books About Cycling in France

Here are some books about cycling in France to help inspire your own trip

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Sending a bike or bike box within France

We can help you send a bike or bike box within France if you're cycling a one-way route.

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Baggage transfer services for cycling in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas

A bespoke service for baggage transfers for your cycling holiday in the eastern Provence, Pont du Gard and Camargue areas.

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Taking a bike on the Dover to Calais ferry

Richard Peace has these tips for taking your bike on the Dover Calais ferry.

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Training for a sportive - 10 tips

Signing up for a sportive? Regular sportive rider and Le Mans 24-hour solo specialist Neil Moss has these tips to help your preparation and training.

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Should you pay for bike parking at a hotel? (Your answer should be a very loud NO!)

Should you pay to store your bike overnight at a hotel? Here's why your answer should always be 'NO WAY!'

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Bonking – and how to avoid it

There's nothing worse than bonking while cycling, but it can happen to anyone – what is bonking and how do you avoid it?

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Maps for cycling in France

Here is an overview of IGN and Michelin maps for cycling in France – and how to choose the best one for your cycling holiday in France.

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French road types and signs (and what they mean)

Understanding the different types of roads and their associated signs can make a huge difference to your enjoyment and safety.

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Buying bikes in France for a Loire cycle tour

Reader Q&A: Robin emailed from Australia to ask about buying a bike for a cycling tour along the EuroVelo 6 from Orléans to Dole.

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Taking bikes on the new Paris-Bordeaux trains

Two new high-speed railway lines open in July, linking Paris to Bordeaux, and Paris to Rennes. Here's what you need to know about TGV Océane and TGV Armorique.

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Maps for mountain bike centres in France

Use these handy maps and resources to pinpoint where you want to mountain bike in France.

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Luggage transfer service for cycling in Burgundy

Do you need a baggage transfer service for cycling the Canal de Bourgogne? Then read on – this is for you!

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Guidebooks for Cycling in France

There's a guidebook for your pannier, no matter where you’d like to cycle in France. Here's what's on the shelves

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Review: Luggage Mule bike shipping service

Charlotte Chapman road-tested the Luggage Mule bike shipping service when she visited us here in France recently.

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Reader tips: Steve's fly-drive cycling holiday in France

Steve emailed from Australia with this overview of how he sorted the logistics of his long haul fly-drive cycling holiday in France.

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Recumbent cycling holidays in France

Jean Ferraton runs recumbent bike tours in France and Spain. I spoke to him about recumbent cycling holidays.

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A self-guided cycling holiday on La Velo Francette – a DIY itinerary

La Velo Francette is one of France's hottest cycle routes. Here's a DIY itinerary for the route.

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Is there a luggage store at Charles de Gaulle?

Reader Q&A: Donna wrote to ask if there was anywhere to store bike boxes at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

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Driver support for cycling from Nice to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Charlie emailed from Scotland to ask about finding a support driver for cycling from Nice to Barcelona.

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Considerations for an e-bike tour

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record through Europe. Gary has this advice for other e-bike tourists.

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Ventoux Cycling Holidays

So you want to ride Ventoux? If you need a little support, I'm now offering a bespoke service to help you arrange your Ventoux cycling holiday. Here's how I can help.

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My French cycling holiday bespoke planning service

Need help arranging your cycling holiday in France? Then this page is for you.

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Here are some of the places I've parked my bike in France (accommodation with safe bike storage)

Safe bike storage doesn't always have to mean having your bike in your hotel room with you. I thought it might be useful to share some examples of places I've stayed over the years in France.

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211 French cycling holidays in one place

Looking for a cycling tour in France? We've done the hard work for you and put 211 great options in one brochure for you to browse.

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