Where to cycle in France

Click on the map to search the regions for bike routes in France, cycling holidays, bike hire and lots of other inspiration for cycling in France.

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EuroVelo 4 Central Europe bike route

Map and accommodation for the French part of the EuroVelo 4 Central Europe bike route from Roscoff to Kiev.

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Bike routes in Normandy

Normandy is a region of river and coastal routes and hillier inland terrain. It's one of Freewheeling France's favourite places to ride.

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Bike hire in the Limousin (Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Need to hire a bike in the departments of Corrèze, Creuse and Haute-Vienne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (formerly the Limousin)? Then check out our bike hire shop listings

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Accommodation for cycling in the Loire Valley

Find accommodation for cycling the Loire Valley, including Tours, Blois, Orleans, the Loire à Vélo, Saumur, including hotels, B&Bs and gites.

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Bike hire in Lorraine

Need to hire a bike in Lorraine? Then check out our bike hire shop listings

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Books: Brittany by bike - 2 great cycling in France guidebooks

A short blog about two great cycling guides to Brittany, including one that is now available as an e-book.

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Cycling in the High Pyrénées

A guide to cycling in the Hautes-Pyrénées, home to nine Tour de France cols, including Tourmalet and Col d'Aubisque

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La Véloroute de la Vallée du Lot route map

Map and cycling accommodation for La Véloroute de la Vallée, the official Lot Valley bike route.

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Bike hire in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Need to hire a bike in Nord-Pas-de-Calais? Then check out our bike hire shop listings

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Bike route from Nancy to Pont-à-Mousson

This 35km bike route from Nancy to Pont-à-Mousson in Lorraine forms part of the Moselle River route.

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La Véloscénie Paris to Mont St-Michel route map

Full route map and accommodation for cycling La Veloscenie Paris to Mont St-Michel.

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Bike hire in Normandy

Bike hire in Normandy, Avenue Verte London to Paris, Mont St Michel and the D-Day Beaches.

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Accommodation for cycling in Brittany

Use our map to find bike-friendly hotel, B&B, campsite and gite accommodation in Brittany, Cotes-d'Armor, Finistere, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan.

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Nantes-Brest Canal bike route map

Map and accommodation for cycling the Nantes-Brest Canal.

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Bike hire in Pays de la Loire

Need to hire a bike in Pays de la Loire for Angers, Saumur or Nantes? Then check out our bike hire listings.

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Loire cycling holidays

Find a Loire cycling holiday on the Loire à Vélo bike route, or a self-guided tour of Blois, Saumur and chateaux

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Bike hire in Picardy and the Somme

Need to hire a bike in Picardy or the Somme? Then check out our bike rental listings

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Cycling in Alsace

A guide to cycling in Alsace and bike routes for cycling the Alsace Wine Route, plus cycling accommodation and bike hire.

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Bike routes in Provence

Provence is a varied region of lavender, sunfowers and coast. The bike routes of Provence are as varied as its landscapes.

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Cycling in the Dordogne

It's one of France's star attractions. Mike Hams has this guide to cycling in the Dordogne – where to go and what to see.

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Bike hire in Poitou-Charentes

Need to hire a bike in Poitou-Charentes for Ile-de-Re, Cognac or the Atlantic Coast? Then check out our bike hire listings

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Bike routes around Mont Ventoux

Maps and route suggestionsfor leisure cycling routes around Mont Ventoux for all abilities.

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Dordogne Bike Route from Sarlat to Domme and La Roque Gageac

A leisurely 60km circular bike ride from Sarlat in the Dordogne that takes in a mind-boggling 10 chateaux.

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Bike routes in Burgundy

Maps and cycling accommodation ideas for cycling the Bourgogne à Vélo network of bike routes plus other other day ride ideas in Burgundy.

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Cycling the Lot Valley

The Lot Valley is an untapped biking paradise, as Richard Peace discovered.

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Cycling the Via Rhona from Geneva to Belley

The ViaRhôna links the Swiss Alps to the Med. We rode the stretch from Geneva to Belley in the French Alps.

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Cycling in the Parc naturel régional des Ardennes

One of France's newest and largest national parks is a cyclist's playground.

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Cycling in the Vézère Valley of the Dordogne

The ancient sites and sweeping gorges of the Vézère Valley in the Dordogne department of Aquitaine are all within cycling distance of each other

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Cycling in Normandy

Cycling in northern France is a real treat – here's our guide to exploring Normandy by bike.

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Cycling the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse

In the first of a two-part series on cycling from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, we follow the Canal de Garonne from Bordeaux to Toulouse

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Paris bike tours

Browse our listings to find guided or self-guided cycling tours of Paris.

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Bike routes in the Loire

The Loire à vélo, part of Euro Velo 6, may be the heartbeat of the Loire Valley in terms of cycling, but there are many local bike routes in the Loire that feeding off it.

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Accommodation for cycling in Paris

Find bike friendly hotels and B&Bs in Paris, Île-de-France and Versailles, including along the Seine, Seine-et-Marne and airport hotels at Charles de Gaulle.

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Bike routes in the Dordogne

Cycling accommodation and route maps for cycling in the Dordogne.

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Bike ride from Créteil to the Champs-Élysées

Bruce McAleer has this bike ride Créteil to the Champs-Élysées, based on Stage 21 of 2011 Tour de France route

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Accommodation for cycling in Languedoc-Roussillon

Use our map to find accommodation in Languedoc, Aude, Gard and Hérault, including on the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Narbonne.

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Cycling the Avenue Verte from London to Paris

Our overview of cycling the Avenue Verte London to Paris bike route – a classic French cycling holiday route and popular charity ride.

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Loire à Vélo bike route

Cycling map, GPX and accommodation for cycling the Loire à Vélo.

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Book review: Avenue Verte London to Paris guidebook

The official Avenue Verte London to Paris guidebook has been published by Sustrans

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Cycling in Burgundy

Cycle Burgundy's canals, and follow back roads and tracks through some of the world's greatest wine-producing estates.

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Bike routes in the Creuse, Limousin

Bike routes, maps, bike hire and accommodation for cycling in the Creuse area of the Limousin.

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Cycling in Brittany

Cycling in Brittany is a real treat, with miles of scenic coastal roads, canals and green ways

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Interview: Geography of Youth

Morrigan and Alan are cycling the world to photograph twentysomethings. We caught up with them as they were cycling through France

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Map of véloroutes and voies vertes in France

Oh the excitement! IGN has a new map showing all designated véloroutes and voies vertes for cycling in France. Here's how to get a copy.

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Bike routes around L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence

Maps and bike routes for cycling in the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue area of Vaucluse in Provence.

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How Paris became a bicycle friendly city

Paris is one of cycling's success stories – cycling campaigner Audrey de Nazelle recalls how the campaign for change started

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Map of bike routes and voies vertes in Brittany

Super map of bike routes and voies vertes in Brittany available for download.

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Cycling in Poitou-Charentes

Richard Peace has this guide to cycling in Poitou-Charentes, a historic region of France blessed with great beaches and Cognac

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La Sarthe à Vélo bike routes

La Sarthe à Vélo is a well-organised network of bike routes in the Sarthe department of Pays de la Loire.

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Cycling in the Vosges on the Lorraine-Alsace border

The Vosges mountains are a seldom explored and highly under-rated corner of France. Local cyclist Ina Bosselaar has this overview.

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