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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Cycling on Ile d'Oleron

Karin Badt went cycling on Ile d'Oleron, taking in La Rochelle and Rochefort en route.

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Cycling hotel review: Hotel La Barque, Beaumont-sur-Sarthe

Jacqui Brown stayed at Hotel La Barque in Beaumont-sur-Sarthe when she rode La Sarthe à vélo. Here's her critique.

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Daytrips in Poitou-Charentes

The gentle topography of Poitou-Charentes is perfect for fixed-base cycling and daytrips

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Reader tips: Cycling the Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne

David from the US emailed us these tips from his recent trip cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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Cycling the Loire Chateaux, France

There's no better place than the Loire to see how the other half lives. Here are 10 chateaux to see by cycle tour

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Cycling from Caen to Avignon

Reader Q&A: Will emailed to ask about cycling in northern France and about routes from Caen to Avignon.

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EuroVelo routes in France

Seven of the 14 EuroVelo routes pass through France – Andrew Sykes has this overview of which ones go where.

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Cycling hotel review: Masqhotel, La Rochelle

Champagne for breakfast? On a ride to La Rochelle, Jacqui Brown stayed at the Best Western Masqhotel – here's her review.

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The Way of St James: Le Puy en Velay to Conques

The Way of St James from Le Puy en Velay to Conques en route to Santiago de Compostela is one of Europe's great long distance bike rides, says John Higginson

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Cycling hotel review: Domaine de la Courbe, Le Lude

Jacqui Brown stayed at Domaine de la Courbe in Le Lude when she cycled La Sarthe a Vélo. Here’s what she liked about it.

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