French cycling hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation near the Tour de France route

Published by Lyn on 28 September 2022

Need cycling accommodation near the Tour de France route? Then this page is for you. 

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Firstly, if you're anywhere near the Tour de France route in July, book your accommodation EARLY and book your bike hire EARLY to avoid missing out. If you need help with bike hire, you can use our bespoke service here. Road bikes in particular are in high demand in July.

In terms of accommodation ...

Each year, we compile a list of bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and self-catering gites within reach of the Tour de France route. It's always a work in progress as new suggestions come to hand on the Tour de France route for that year.

To the best of our knowledge, all these Tour de France accommodation options have secure bicycle parking. They are run by bike-friendly owners and managers who are listed in our Where to stay section. 

If you own a bike-friendly property on the Tour de France route, email me at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com for info on how to get listed on this page.

Stage 1: Saturday, July 1 – Bilbao to Bilbao, 182km 

We don't usually add individual suggestions for stages outside of France (it's hard enough doing all of France!), but we do know the Basque stages will be CRAZY. Book as far ahead as you can if you need accommodation for stages 1-3. 
Here's a good place to start for Bilbao.

Stage 2: Sunday, July 2 – Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian, 209km

We don't usually add individual suggestions for stages outside of France, but try here for Vitoria-Gasteiz and here for San Sebastian. Book as far ahead as you can as this stage will be very busy.

Stage 3: Monday, July 3 – Amorebieta-Etxano to Bayonne, 185km 

Try here for Amorebieta-Etxano.

Hotel Ithurria, Aïnhoa
A typical Basque welcome on the Santiago de Compostela route just east of the route.

Le Grand Hôtel, Bayonne
Comfortable four-star hotel for a relaxing stop on the Atlantic Coast.

Try also looking in the Biarritz area, which is linked by train to Bayonne. Start with Hotel Kemaris, a bike-friendly hotel that's popular with riders on La Vélodyssée Atlantic Coast bike route. Try also Pierre & Vacances Premium Haguna, an apartment-hotel in a central location. You can also hire a campervan from Biarritz airport

See also the area around Saint-Jean-de-Luz - try Camping de la Ferme Erromardie or, at the other end of the budget spectrum, Grand Hôtel Thalasso & SpaHotel Bel Air is in the middle. See also the apartments at La Villa Maldagora.

A little further north, look at Baya Hotel & Spa, which has ocean views at Capbreton. 

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 4 - Dax to Nogaro Circuit, 182km

Moliets et Maa - Pierre & Vacances Apart-hotel, Moliets et Mas
Family friendly and with easy access to the beach, west of the route at Dax.

La Mimona, Mimizan
Find some calm on the Atlantic coast NW of the route.

Stage 5: Wednesday, July 5 - Pau to Laruns, 165km

Hotel Continental, Pau
Elegant Pau city centre hotel close to the train station.

Parc Beaumont, Pau
An elegant five-star hotel with views overlooking the Pyrenees.

Hotel Première Classe Pau Est, Pau
Budget accommodation on the outskirts of the city.

Hotel Les Templiers, Luz
Cosy famiily run hotel on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet.

Le RexHotel, Tarbes
City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists. Read our review.

Hello Pyrenees, Castelvieilh
Cyclist-run base for an assault on Tourmalet, Hautacam and Hourquette.

Green Bike Pyrenees B&B, Laruns
Perfect accueil velo B&B base in the western Pyrenees.

Stage 6: Thursday, July 6 - Tarbes to Cauterets, 145km

Hello Pyrenees, Castelvieilh
Cyclist-run base for an assault on Tourmalet, Hautacam and Hourquette.

Hotel Les Templiers, Luz
Cosy famiily run hotel on the western side of the Col du Tourmalet.

Hotel Continental, Pau
Elegant Pau city centre hotel close to the train station.

Parc Beaumont, Pau
An elegant five-star hotel with views overlooking the Pyrenees.

Hotel Première Classe Pau Est, Pau
Budget accommodation on the outskirts of the city.

Le RexHotel, Tarbes
City centre hotel that regularly welcomes amateur and pro cyclists. Read our review.

Stage 7: Friday, July 7 - Mont de Marsan to Bordeaux, 170km

La Maison Florence, Mont de Marsan
Local Mont-de-Marsan townhouse B&B serving fresh pastries made on site.

Hotel Le Rodin, Bazas
Fabulous bike-friendly hotel in historic town – ideal for dipping into Sauternes vineyards and Canal de Garonne routes.

La Petite Guinguette, Montignac de Lauzun
Rural hideaway in cycling paradise 40km south of Bergerac and within reach of Libourne and Bordeaux if you have a car.

Maison de Papillon, Montignac de Lauzun
Recently renovated house in a peaceful village south-east of Bordeaux.

Peche de Vigne B&B, Sauveterre-de-Guyenne
Bike-friendly B&B in the vineyards near the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route.

Gîte Les Hirondelles, near Marmande
4-bedroom bike-friendly barn conversion sleeping 8 people east of the route.

Ibis Style Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean
Affordable, cheerful hotel close to the Bordeaux railway station.

Grand Hotel Francais, Bordeaux
Bike-friendly hotel staffed by cyclists in central Bordeaux.

Le Boutique Hotel, Bordeaux
Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking.

Le Saint James Bouliac
Magical bike-friendly retreat in the hills overlooking Bordeaux.

Ibis Bordeaux Aéroport
A short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac international airport.

Novotel Aéroport Hotel
Reliable chain hotel a short ride from Bordeaux's Merignac airport.

Chateau Camiac, Creon
A 'treat yourself' option near the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route. Cyclable to the Bordeaux city centre.

Hotel Atena, Creon
Budget accommodation on the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike path and cyclable to Bordeaux city centre.

Consider also hiring a campervan for this stage.

Away from the Bordeaux city centre, you can also consider staying on the coast at Arcachon, which is linked by local train to Bordeaux. Try the 3-star Hotel de la Plage, the Hotel du Delta or the Hotel Le B d'Arcachon. See also Lacanau, which is linked to Bordeaux by bike path. See Lacanau Holiday Village for apartments and houses in a wooded area close to the beach or the Vitalparc apartments and rooms.

Note that accommodation in the Bordeaux city centre is also suitable for Libourne (stage 8) as the cities are linked by train. The vineyards of Saint-Emilion are also a good base – cyclable from Libourne and again linked to both Libourne and Bordeaux by local trains that take bikes. 

Bordeaux is large city with a decent array of hotels – search here for more

Stage 8: Saturday, July 8 - Libourne to Limoges, 201km

Note that accommodation for Libourne is also suitable for Bordeaux (stage 7) as the cities are linked by train. The vineyards of Saint-Emilion are also a good base – cyclable from Libourne and again linked to both Libourne and Bordeaux by local trains that take bikes. 

Mercure Saint-Emilion, Libourne
Ignore the name - this hotel is near the river in Libourne city centre.

Auberge de la Commanderie, Saint-Emilion
Ancient Templar house-turned-hotel in the heart of Saint-Émilion. Cyclable to Libourne, train to Bordeaux for stage 7.

Hôtel Au Logis de Remparts à Saint-Émilion
Bike-friendly hotel in beautiful, historic Saint-Émilion. Cyclable to Libourne, train to Bordeaux for stage 7. 

Le Peyrail B&BLes Leves-et-Thoumeyragues
Artist's retreat and B&B in the vineyards east of Libourne.

Rural Gites Chadenne (Montpon-Menesterol)
Cyclist-run self-catered cottages for 4 or 6 people east north-east of Libourne and on the train line to Bordeaux.

La Charnière Chadalais B&B and self-catering cycling accommodation
B&B accommodation for 4 and 2-person self-catering gite between Angouleme and Confolens 

Le Moulin de Pensol (Pensol)
Bikers' base between Limoges and Angouleme (self-catering + B&B).

Le Shedeaux Cottage, Aubeterre
Cottage for 6 on quiet backroads north-east of Libourne.

Chateau de la Richardie, Bouteilles-san-Sebastian
Chateau between Libourne and Limoges that's ideal for cycling groups and families.

Appart'City Limoges, Limoges
Clean and friendly river-side apartment-hotel

Consider also hiring a campervan for this stage.

Stage 9: Sunday, July 9 - Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat to Puy de Dôme, 184km

Appart'City Limoges, Limoges
Clean and friendly river-side apartment-hotel

Archipel Volcans, Saint-Genès-Champanelle
We stayed in this hotel with the kids and had a good experience. Views of the Puy de Dome and a nice restaurant along.

Adagio Access Clermont Ferrand Jaude, Clermont Ferrand
Affordable studio apartments close to the city centre

hotelF1 Clermont Ferrand Est, Clermont Ferrand
Super budget hotel near Auvergne airport 5km from the city centre


Rest day - Monday, July 10 - Clermont-Ferrand

Archipel Volcans, Saint-Genès-Champanelle
We stayed in this hotel with the kids and had a good experience. Views of the Puy de Dome and a nice restaurant along.

Adagio Access Clermont Ferrand Jaude, Clermont Ferrand
Affordable studio apartments close to the city centre

hotelF1 Clermont Ferrand Est, Clermont Ferrand
Super budget hotel near Auvergne airport 5km from the city centre

Stage 10: Tuesday, July 11 - Parc Vulcania to Issoire, 167km

Adagio Access Clermont Ferrand Jaude, Clermont Ferrand
Affordable studio apartments close to the city centre

hotelF1 Clermont Ferrand Est, Clermont Ferrand
Super budget hotel near Auvergne airport 5km from the city centre

Archipel Volcans, Saint-Genès-Champanelle
We stayed in this hotel with the kids and had a good experience. Views of the Puy de Dome and a nice restaurant.

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 12 - Clermont Ferrand to Moulins, 180km

Archipel Volcans, Saint-Genès-Champanelle
We stayed in this hotel with the kids and had a good experience. Views of the Puy de Dome and a nice restaurant.

Adagio Access Clermont Ferrand Jaude, Clermont Ferrand
Affordable studio apartments close to the city centre

hotelF1 Clermont Ferrand Est, Clermont Ferrand
Super budget hotel near Auvergne airport 5km from the city centre

Stage 12: Thursday, July 13 - Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais 169km

Hilton, Lyon
Relax on the banks of the Rhone at this stylish Lyon hotel

Aparthotel Privilodges, Lyon
Hotel with studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people

Stage 13: Friday, July 14 - Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier, 138km

Hilton, Lyon
Relax on the banks of the Rhone at this stylish Lyon hotel

Aparthotel Privilodges, Lyon
Hotel with studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people

Les Clés des Songes, Seyssel
Large stylish rooms with great views of the Via Rhona

Chanz, Le Doux Nid 
Sat on the Savières Canal

Stage 14: Saturday, July 15 - Annemasse to Morzine, 152km

Hôtel Les Côtes, Résidence Loisirs et Chalets, Morzine
Village hotel surrounded by cols and mountain bike trails.

Chalet Gouter
Chalet Gouter sleeps 14 people in 6 ensuite rooms just a 5-minute walk from the Morzine centre. Alpine traditional wood meets cool interior inside. Outdoor hot tub. Views of the Pleney and Nyon Mountains. 

Stage 15: Sunday, July 16 - Les Gets to Saint Gervais, 180km

Hôtel Les Côtes, Résidence Loisirs et Chalets, Morzine
Village hotel surrounded by cols and mountain bike trails.

Chalet Gouter
Chalet Gouter sleeps 14 people in 6 ensuite rooms just a 5-minute walk from the Morzine centre. Alpine traditional wood meets cool interior inside. Outdoor hot tub. Views of the Pleney and Nyon Mountains. 

Rest day: Monday, July 17 - Saint Gervais Mont Blanc

You can also compare prices and check late availability here.

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 18 - Passy to Combloux, 22km

Chalet Les Tissourds, Chamonix
Spacious chalet for 8 people near wonderful MTB and road routes

Chalet Valhalla, Chamonix
Light and luxurious chalet for 12-15 people overlooking Mont Blanc

Stage 17: Wednesday, July 19 - Saint Gervais to Courchevel, 166km

I'll add options here very soon.

Stage 18: Thursday, July 20 - Moutiers to Bourg en Bresse, 186km

I'll add options here very soon.

Stage 19: Friday, July 22 - Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny, 173km

I'll add options here very soon. 

Stage 20: Saturday, July 22 - Belfort to Le Markstein, 133km

I'll add options here very soon.

Stage 21: Sunday, July 23 - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris Champs-Elysées, 115km   

Le Duplex, Paris Montmartre
A two-bedroom apartment sleeping 6 people in Montmartre

Le Studio, Paris Montmartre
Parisian studio that sleeps 4 people near the Moulin Rouge

Paris - Hotel Gavarni, Paris
Friendly eco-hotel just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Read our review.

Hotel Regina, Paris
Upmarket hotel on the Tour de France route and ideal for viewing along Rue de Rivoli or around Jardin des Tuileries. 

Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris
Luxury option just off the Champs Elysées; some rooms have views of the Arc de Triomphe.

Buttes Chaumont Adagio Aparthotel, Paris
Hotel with apartments sleeping up to 6 people near the Canal de l'Ourcq.

Charles de Gaulle Terminal - Novotel, Paris
Hotel at Charles de Gaulle airport with luggage room for secure bike parking.

Charles de Gaulle Hilton, Paris
Paris airport hotel close to main terminals and train stations.

Trianon Palace, Versailles
Hotel treat set in the Parc de Versailles.

Hôtel Le Versailles, Versailles
Stay next door to France's most famous royal residence. Read our review.

Search also booking.com for late availability.

If you own a bike-friendly property on the Tour de France route, email me at lyn@freewheelingfrance.com for info on how to get listed on this page.

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