Cycling accommodation in Bordeaux, the Dordogne and Aquitaine

Published by Lyn on 11 June 2017

Use our interactive map to plan your cycling holiday accommodation in Bordeaux, the Dordogne, Gironde, Lot et Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Landes.

Dordogne River - Le Manoir du Bois Mignon (Sainte-Foy-la-Grande)

Wonderfully warm and welcoming stop on the banks of the Dordogne

212 Route de la Nougarede
24130 Le Fleix, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 24 92 59 or +33 (0)6 29 14 14 14
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €140 for a double

Open: Easter to September

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There can't be many better places to relax after a day on the bike than Mark and Denise's patch on the banks of the Dordogne near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. I use the word 'patch' loosely given this B&B oasis is set in a beautiful old manoir house built in 1791 but lovingly restored by this friendly Australian couple. This tiny hamlet is a wonderful stop on a ride along the river Dordogne (Freewheeling France rides this area often, winding along the river and back up through the vines). From the door, the UNESCO-listed St-Emilion is a 40km bimble (en route to Bordeaux); in the other direction you'll find the sweet white vines of Monbazillac or, further east, the ancient cobbles of Sarlat. Mark and Denise have put a lot of love into this place, from elegantly decorated rooms to the complementary toiletries, chocs and bottled water that win points for pampering. At breakfast, Denise serves up a scrumptious spread, including omelettes, and will happily send you off with a packed lunch in your pannier. If you're arriving late she can do you a table d’hote – an evening meal worthy of a restaurant. Free wifi. Go canoeing on the river or wine-tasting (or just spend the day by the pool nibbling on one of Denise's platters). Don't stay too long, though - you may never leave.

Bike facilities

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

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Dordogne Valley – Le Manoir des Granges

Explore Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Sarlat and the Vézère valley by bike

Les Granges
24620 Peyzac-le-Moustier
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 50 18 14 / +33 (0)6 61 53 58 18 / +44 (0)7710 470 680
Email: [email protected]

Price from: House £750-£2,600 per week (sleeps up to 12); Gites £310-£1,100 per week (sleep 2-7 people)

Open: All year

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The Vézère Valley is a popular place for prehistory, cycling, walking and canoeing. There are a great routes for all abilities – both on and off-road – from the gates of Le Manoir des Granges. Follow the river down the valley to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (and its prehistory museum) and on to Le Bugue, or across to the Sarlat voie verte – a great day ride. Just 20km up the valley are the UNESCO-listed Lascaux caves. Paul and Philippa can help with route planning and arrange bike hire. Relax in the gardens or cool off in the pool after a day on the bike. Le Manoir des Granges has a large 6-bedroom house and 4 separate gites, sleeping between 2 and 23 people (they can be hired individually or together). Boulangerie, plus a lovely bar and restaurant, just a 2-minute ride away. 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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Douville - Hotel-Restaurant Le Tropicana

Family-run hotel halfway between Bergerac and Périgueux

Lieu-Dit Les Trois Freres
24140 Douville
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: €64

Open: Year-round

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Family-run 3-star hotel and restaurant between Perigueux and Bergerac, the two largest cities in the Dordogne. Part of the Logis hotel network, it conforms to that company's cycle-friendly charter. Free wifi. Welcomes groups. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and mini golf.

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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Gensac – Chateau de Sanse

Elegant country hotel retreat overlooking vineyards

Sanse
33350 Sainte-Radegonde
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €90

Open: All year

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Perched on a hilltop overlooking the vines, Chateau de Sanse is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful corner of France that borders Dordogne and Gironde. The hotel is 25km south-east of UNESCO-listed Saint-Émilion, and 13km from Castillon-la-Bataille, start of the Lawrence of Arabia bike route. This is Freewheeling France's backyard – we ride these roads A LOT, and we love them. The roads from the door of Chateau de Sanse are a bit hilly, but they are achievable (we know of at least one cycle tour company that uses Chateau de Sanse as part of a family cycling itinerary). There are flatter river routes and voies vertes within reach, including the excellent Roger Lapebie bike route, which you can jump on just shy of Rauzan.  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Gensac – La Tuilerie De La Jalgue

Family run gite overlooking vineyards, great for river and training rides

33890 Coubeyrac, Gensac
Gironde, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 52 49 56 58
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £80-£100 per night (min 3-night stay) or £795 per week

Open: All year

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Family friendly 2-bedroom self-catering gite overlooking the vineyards of the Dordogne/Gironde border region. This is an ideal base for a family cycling holiday. The location itself is best suited to riders wanting to stretch themselves on training rides, with some wonderful hilly roads leading from the door to the vineyards St Emillion or out to Rauzan, Duras, Pellegrue or Sauveterre. However there are some flatter family rides a short drive away – the wonderful the Roger Lapebie bike path starts its journey to Bordeaux from nearby Sauveterre, while there are also gentle bimbles to be had along the Dordogne river to Ste-Foy-la-Grande (for the Saturday market – voted the best market in France) or to Castillon-la-Battaile, where the specatacular Bataille de Castillon recreates the end of the Hundred Years War each summer. Swimming pool and kids' play area. Outdoor eating area and BBQ. French and English spoken. 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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Gironde/Dordogne border - La Grosse Forge (Bonneville)

Self-catered gite in the Dordogne for up to 6 people

Grosse Forge
24230 Bonneville
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)5 53 27 29 78 / +44 (0) 77 66 22 54 44
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £450 per week (shorter stays welcome)

Open: All year

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Relax after your ride in the gardens of this beautiful house, which sleeps up to 6 people. Midway between Libourne and Bergerac, the house is perfectly situated for cyclists making their way from the Atlantic Coast and Bordeaux to the Dordogne. The house is set in rolling countryside, within reach of St-Emilion wine routes. A complimentary welcome pack that includes milk, bread/baguette, butter, cheese, pate and a bottle of local wine is provided.

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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Lacanau - Holiday Village

Apartments and houses in a wooded area close to the beach in Gironde

Domaine du Golf
33680 Lacanau
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €125 per night

Open: Year-round

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Set in a wooded area, these apartments and houses cater for couples through to groups of 8 people, and come in two differnt levels of comfort – 'select' and 'VIP'. The Atlantic Coast at Lacanau beach is just 2km away and can be reached by bike path. The lake is also within easy reach, just 4km away. Cycling paths in this area are through woodlands and generally well-shaded, making for cool summer cycling.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Lacanau - Vitalparc

Peaceful apartments and rooms set among the pine forest

Route Du Baganais
33680 Lacanau Ocean
Gironde

Price from: €60

Open: Year round

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Apartments and studio rooms set among the pine forest on the edge of the town of Lacanau Ocean. Outdoor pool. Onsite spa with indoor pool, hot tub and hammam. Wifi. Bike rental onsite. Restaurant and bar. Accommodation ranges from single rooms up to villas that can house 9 people. Short stays possible.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Langon - Hotel Tilleuls Medieval

Mid-range hotel with self-catering in Saint Macaire

16 Allée des Tilleuls
33490 Saint Macaire
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Hotel Tilleuls Medieval has an enviable location being set in a medieval town close to the River Garonne and surrounded by some of the world's most famous vineyards. The hotel itself is a 16th century building with its own shady terrace and a choice of rooms or self-catering options, with an onsite restaurant with local cuisine and fresh breakfasts. The hotel is well used to hosting cyclists and has both hire and secure parking facilities. This location is just a great base for cycling with quiet rolling hills – it's not far from my patch, either, so drop me a line if you're staying there to organise a ride!

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Bugue - St Avit Loisirs

Campsite with on-site tents and self-catering cabins in the Dordogne

Saint-Avit-de-Vialard
24260 Le Bugue
Dordogne, Aquitaine

Price from: £20

Open: March 23-September 14

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One of the best campgrounds in France, St Avit Loisirs holds 5 'red tents' from Michelin, and boasts not one, not two but SIX pools to choose from after a day out on the bike. There are also free 'learn-to-ride' lessons for kids aged 3-6. Click below for information on on-site tents and cabins sleeping up to 8 people, or click here if you have your own tent, caravan or campervan.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Libourne - Mercure Saint-Emilion

Quality hotel at the gateway to the Pomerel/Saint-Emilion vines

3 Quai Souchet, 33500 Libourne
33500 Libourne
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €89

Open: All year

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Reliable 4-star hotel recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here (and good value for money given the quality). It's located right near the Dordogne River (some rooms have river views). The name is a little misleading as the town of Saint-Emilion is some 10km away, though it's a lovely ride from Libourne up through the vineyards of Pomerel and onto Saint-Emilion. (The vineyards of Fronsac are lesser explored and also make for beautiful cycling to Libourne's north-west). Libourne is a good stop if you're arriving in the area by train from Paris, if you're cycling from Bordeaux 35km away, or if you're heading from/to the Atlantic Coast route via Royan. Free wifi. Onsite bar. Management tell us they can find a room inside the hotel to safely store bikes. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Lot Valley Veloroute - Domaine Le Mathi B&B (Fumel)

Peaceful accueil vélo label B&B close to the river banks

Lieu dit Gaillardel
47500 Fumel
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Domaine Le Mathi offers B&B accommodation in double bedrooms in a relaxed and friendly environement. Belgian-owned and operated, it has bike hire in the summer months and is in a great spot if you're exploring the Lot Valley bike route. The gardens are wooded and picturesque and idea for realxing in after a day on the bike. Has pool. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Lot Valley Veloroute - Hotel La Residence (Villeneuve-sur-Lot)

Town centre hotel with 'accueil velo' status

17 Avenue Lazare Carnot
47300 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Price from: €52

Open: All year

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Hotel La Residence is a town centre hotel in Villeneuve-sur-Lot that's been recommended to us by cyclists who rode the Lot Valley Véloroute. The hotel is an accredited 'accueil velo' and has a locked garage for bicycle storage. Breakfast can be enjoyed inside or out on the terrace (pictured) and we're told the staff here are very friendly and super helpful. Doubles, twins and triples. Villeneuve is an ideal stop on the Lot Valley bike route – roughly halfway along the route. 

Bike facilities

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

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Marmande - Hôtel Le Capricorne

Great value hotel with modern design and facilities

Avenue Hubert Ruffe
47200 Marmande
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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This is a well-designed and maintained hotel with cool rooms between Bordeaux and Toulouse, not far from the Canal de Garonne route. It is surrounded by gardens and has a nice pool area to relax in. Buffet breakfast also available at reasonable price. French and English spoken. This hotel is also used by local cycle touring companies, so they are well used to accommodating cyclists and safely storing their equipment.

Bike facilities

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

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Medoc - Chateau Cordeillan-Bages (Pauillac)

Elegant chateau hotel just outside Pauillac on the Medoc wine route

Route des Châteaux
33250 Pauillac
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €239

Open: All year

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A 'spoil yourself' option. Château Cordeillan-Bages is a grand 17th-century chateau in the heart of Bordeaux's Medoc wine region. Sat on 2 hectares of its own vines (yes, you can drink them here too), it's also home to a Michelin-star restaurant. Just 1km from the Garonne River, this is an ideal (if somewhat lavish) base from which to discover some of Bordeaux's most famous vineyards. Outdoor swimming pool plus sauna and a fitness room (you can also have massages). Bike rental can be arranged via reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Medoc - Le Relais de Listrac (Margaux)

Affordable option in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards

28 Avenue de Soulac
33480 Listrac-Médoc
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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This is an affordable family-run option just 11km by bike from the prestigious wine town of Margaux. Based in an old winery, it offers clean accommodation and a restaurant serving local food and wine. French and English spoken. The owners tell us they welcome cyclists and safe bike parking is a given. Terrace and garden. The hotel prides itself on good value for money in an area where more lavish hotel chateaux are in abundance.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mimizan - Hotel Restaurant Atlantique

Friendly hotel on Atlantic Coast seafront at Mimizan

38 Avenue de la Cote a'Argent
40200 Mimizan-Plage Mimizan-Plage
Landes, Aquitaine

Price from: €50

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Beachfront hotel with free wifi and an onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Rooms sleep 2-4 people, making it an affordable option for groups. Cyclists report that there is secure bike storage in a rear basement laundry room that is locked from early evening. The hotel can help arrange activities, including cycle hire, canoeing, surfing, horse-riding, etc.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mimizan - La Mimona

Find some calm on the Vélodyssée route

1452 Route de Labadan
40200 Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born, Mimzan
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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La Mimona B&B is perfectly situated for anyone wanting to enjoy the Atlantic Coast La Vélodyssée cycle route as it passes through the south west, with the signposted path passing just 50m away. The B&B is just outside of Mimizan, with the town centre and the lake, which come alive in the holiday season, a further 7km to the south. This is a great one-night stopover or a good base for a longer holiday stay. A pool is available for guests plus the owners provide house bikes for guest use, so you can explore this flat area even if you don't arrive under your own steam. Free wifi in all rooms.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Moliets et Maa - Pierre & Vacances Apart-hotel

Family friendly and with easy access to the beach

Rue Brémontier
40660 Moliets-et-Maa
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Under 2km from the beach and with its own pool, the Pierre & Vacances apart-hotel at Moliets et Maa is a nice option for combining a cycle with a beach holiday. The La Vélodyssée cycle route runs close by, and there's safe bike storage (as at all Pierre & Vacances properties in France). Each room has a kitchenette with all the pots and pans you'd need to cook up a storm, or you can have breakfast in the restaurant. There's free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Monpazier - Villa Ste Therese (Dordogne)

Peaceful five-bed villa in a stunning village location

Le Therme Rouge Bas
24540 Capdrot, Monpazier
Dordogne, Aquitaine
Phone: +61 409 120 540 (phone and SMS messages welcome)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1400 low season to €2900 high season per week (please ask about weekend breaks)

Open: All year

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Villa Ste Therese is just 700 metres from stunning Monpazier, an iconic Dordogne village and on the official list of 'Most Beautiful Villages of France'. The villa offers wonderful views and vistas from every terrace and bedroom window. There are five large double bedrooms, each with ensuite facilities and a large pool is available for the exclusive use of villa guests. (There is also a small cottage next door for couples). You can explore nearby chateaux, prehistoric caves, hilltop villages and vineyards. If you don’t have a car, you can catch a train from Bordeaux or Bergerac stations to either Le Buisson-de-Cadouin or Siorac-en-Perigord – it's then just a short taxi transfer to Monpazier. Bike hire can be arranged locally. The village has plenty of services: charcuteries, boulangeries, pharmacy, and ATM plus a Thursday market and well-stocked supermarkets. There’s also a great Saturday market at Villereal – just a bike ride away. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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