Accommodation for cycling in Provence

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2017

Use our map to find bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and gites in Provence, the Luberon, Var, Vaucluse, Ventoux, Nice, Marseille, and Avignon.


Avignon – The Willow Tree

Cyclist-run apartment for 4 within reach of Mont Ventoux

2537 Route des Taillades
84250 Le Thor
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: + 33 (0)4 9022 1772 or +33 (0)7 78 38 21 90 (France) or +44 (0)79 0954 5583 (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €750-€2000 per week depending on the season (please ask about shorter stays)

Open: All year

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The Willow Tree is a cyclist-run two bedroom apartment for 4 people just east of Avignon. It’s an ideal base, being a short ride from the leisure cycling routes of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and also within reach of Ventoux. The apartment sits within the grounds of a larger villa, called The Apple Orchard, but it is fully self-contained. It opens on to a terrace and there is also a heated swimming pool. The owners, Audrey and Peter, live on site and both work for local cycling companies. They can arrange bike hire, biking fittings and maintenance for you, plus advise on the best local routes. Free wifi. 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

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Bédoin - La Maison de Lune & Flop House

Family friendly retreats at the foot of the Ventoux

1437 Route de Malaucene
84410 Bedoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0) 7740 513113
Email: [email protected]

Price from: £1,175 per week for La Lune (sleeps 6). Please enquire about the Flop House as availability is more limited.

Open: April to October

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Bédoin, at the foot of Mt Ventoux, is at the heart of one of the most popular and varied cycling regions in France. There is, of course, Ventoux – the Giant of Provence – looming large over it all, but there are also lots of other routes for all abilities from your doorstep. Surrounded by fields and truffle woods, these two stylish houses stand side-by-side, with views south towards the Luberon. The Flop House is a lovely 19th century farmhouse, while La Maison de Lune, reached via its own lane, was converted from the old outbuildings. Lavender, rosemary, wisteria, fruit trees and lawns, each house has its own garden and child-safe swimming pool. If you are a cyclist who likes laid-back luxury, you’ll find it here. Bédoin and its restaurants, cafes and market are only minutes away by bike. Secure cycle shed. Free Wifi.

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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Bédoin - La Maison des Peintres (Ventoux)

Cycling base in a Provençal artists' haven at the foot of the Ventoux

40, rue du Ventoux
Hameau des Baux
84410 Bédoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 12 79 40 or +33 (0)6 71 81 53 57
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €100 per night or €600 per week

Open: All year

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La Maison de Peintres is the perfect place to stay if you're cycling Mont Ventoux as you're already on the way. Only 2km up from the bustle of the cycling hub of Bedoin, you'll find yourself in a peaceful and truly Provençal hamlet at the foot of the mountain. It's also only five minutes' walk from the beautiful Grand Randonné path 91 that circles the Ventoux and a short drive to get fresh croissants in the morning. There are three double bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a delightful terrace with a view of the surrounding cherry orchards and vineyards. There's a powerful shower and a full bath to rest your weary limbs. Owned by artist Julian Merrow Smith and his cellist wife, Ruth, it's decorated in Provençal style with your host's paintings on the walls.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Chalet 9 (Serre Chevalier)

Charming chalet in the heart of Serre Chevalier

9 Chemin de l'Envers
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7703 347 070
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €1600 per week for the whole chalet

Open: All year

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Chalet Nine is a completely renovated 17th century house just 100 metres from the road often used for the Tour de France (including stages 17 and 18 in 2017). There are five beautiful bedrooms, with three double bedrooms and two with en-suite bath/shower. The layout is flexble and ideal for families or cycling clubs, with a mix of doubles, bunk beds and singles. There are two additional bathrooms on the first floor to guarantee everyone gets a hot shower on time. There's a large sun lounge with terrace overlooking the garden views up the mountain towards the Col du Lautaret, plus a long dining table also with views. There's space for around 10 bikes and ample space for getting prepared. Free wifi + a welcome hamper to help you settle in.

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Hotel Edelweiss

Comfortable hotel close to amenities

32 avenue de la République
05100 Briançon
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €54

Open: All year

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Traditional French guesthouse close to local MTB and road routes and near a quiet park. Onsite restaurant. Flexible accommodation with singles, doubles, triples and quads - ideal for families and sharers. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored in the hotel. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Briançon - Pinewood Chalet B&B and Apartments

A perfect base on the Alps/Provence border near Briançon

Le Petit Sport
Route de Grenoble
05240 La Salle-les-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7542 132 979, +33 (0)6 14 44 26 33
Email: [email protected]

Price from: B&B from €55 per night; luxury apartments from €620

Open: Closed between May 1 to June 20

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This is a wonderful base from which to explore some of the most coveted climbs in world cycling. This area on the Alps/Provence border is a real hub for road cyclists, with some of the most famous climbs and descents in the world on your doorstep. The Col du Galibier is an obvious pick, or tackle the Izoard, rising from Briançon through larch forests to panoramic views. From here you can descend via the Casse Déserte, a ’moonscape’ in the heart of the Alps. The Col du Granon also offers a challenging climb followed by magnificent views. Pinewood offers flexible accommodation on a B&B or self-catered basis for groups of all sizes and solo riders. The stunning village of Villeneuve in the Serre Chevalier region has has plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops, while onsite there is a secure ski locker for up to 8 bikes, as well as a large locked garage. Lots of inhouse bikey knoweledge to share as well.

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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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

3 Place du Temple
05100 Briançon
Haute- Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Résidence du Temple has self-catering apartments with a locked private parking area for bikes. Located in Briançon’s old town, it's handy to amenities and the train station. Apartments have washing machines, kitchens and other mod-cons. Onsite bar. Meals also available. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to share their local knowledge.

Bike facilities

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

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Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

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Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. 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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Callian - Number 307 (for the Cote d'Azur)

Peace and serenity just 30km from the coast at Cannes

307 Chemin des Touars
83440 Callian
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 67 05 45 41
Email: [email protected]

Price from: €110 double room B&B, €1800 for the entire house self-catering

Open: All year

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No 307 is in an amazing location, just 30km inland for the coast at Cannes, yet bordering the wilds of the Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur. Susie offers a welcoming B&B, but can also rent the entire house out to larger groups. The stone house itself dates from the 19th century and is set in 9000m2 of rustic gardens with a fenced salt-water pool, boules, badminton and table tennis. Set in a very peaceful location, it's a short cycle to the quaint village of CallianThe house has a double bedroom and en-suite upstairs, another double and en-suite at garden level and a further two bedrooms on the main level. In total it can sleep 10 adults, plus there is extra space for kids. There are several outdoor seating and lounging areas: south facing for breakfast and dinner; pool side for lunch. There's a comfy swing chair in the shade of the giant oak tree and a hammock between the olive trees for that afternoon snooze. Start your cycling day with a BIG organic breakfast – Susie is a registered nutritional therapist and can tailor breakfasts to all dietary requirements. 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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Cannes - Mouans Sartoux Ibis

Affordable hotel option within reach of the French Riviera

4 Avenue des Sources
06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Located 10km north of Cannes, this is an affordable option near one of France's most expensive resorts. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast buffet. 24-hour snacks. Hotel bar. The hotel has a locked garage available for bike storage. Garden and terrace areas.

Bike facilities

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

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