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Cycling Holidays in France

We offer a wide variety of leisure cycling holidays in France a country blessed with an abundance of idyllic cycle routes offering something for everyone. Wine connoisseurs may be drawn to our tours in Burgundy or how about a cycling break in Champagne? An easy cycling holiday following the Canal du Midi from the Mediterranean up to Toulouse can’t fail to delight or you might like the idea of a peaceful cycle cruising holiday through Provence and Camargue?

 

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Provence is a haven for cycling and while it is definitely not flat, the rolling countryside, so revered by the great artists, is a pleasure to explore on two wheels. The Dordogne could have been made for cyclists as the countryside is superb and the villages idyllic. Brittany and Normandy offer excellent coastal cycle routes while the majesty of the Loire Valley with its castles and vineyards draws leisure cyclist from all over the world

We also offer cycling holidays that take in Paris including a cycle cruise along the Seine and a cross-channel route between the french capital and London.

We offer 30 cycling holidays in France

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Alsace Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Alsace, lying between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains in eastern France is one of Europe’s top spots for a leisure cycling holiday. The fertile valley is a treasure trove of idyllic medieval villages, set amid a sea of vineyards and connected by a network of quiet lanes. The food, the wine and the scenery are all quite sublime.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance160 miles/258 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
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Bordeaux Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Free hybrid bike hire with all Sept/Oct departures.
A Bike and Boat holiday exploring the world famous, sun drenched wine regions of Bordeaux. Cruise the Gironde estuary as well as the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, disembarking each day for memorable rides through peaceful vineyards to beautiful wine villages.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance146 miles/235 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Bordeaux to Arcachon Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 7 night, leisurely cycling holiday from the vineyards of Entre-Deux-Mers on the banks of the Garonne River to the Bay of Arcachon on the Atlantic Coast. Idyllic cycling on quiet lanes through famous vineyards and Natural Parks, staying in charming hotels situated in delightful towns and villages. The dunes and beaches of Arcachon Bay are a fitting finale to this wonderful cycling holiday.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance158 miles/255 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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Bordeaux to Biarritz Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle the Atlantic Coast of France from the historic port town of Bordeaux to the surfing town of Biarritz. Leisurely cycling on scenic, cycle paths through shady pine forests and past glorious beaches. Explore the charming villages around Arcachon Bay, swim in warm, freshwater lakes and stop to watch the surfers riding the Atlantic rollers.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance217 miles/350 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
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Brittany and Mont St Michel Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic French cycling holiday leading you through the heart of Brittany. Start from either the fortress town of Fougères or the beautiful coastal town of St Malo. Cycle through part-coastal landscape to fascinating places such as the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and the iconic Mont St Michel on the Normandy coast.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance154 miles/248 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Burgundy Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A leisurely bike and boat cycling holiday through the Burgundy countryside between Dijon and Tournus. Stay aboard a cosy barge as it makes its way along the Burgundy Canal and Saône River. Disembark each day for relaxing rides through the vineyards and villages of this charming wine-producing region.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance149 miles/240 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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  • Wine Lovers
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Burgundy Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from Dijon through the heart of Burgundy on this wonderful cycling holiday. Along the way, sample delightful wines and exquisite local food as you cycle quiet roads and cycle paths, through traditional villages and historic towns. Pass wonderful Chateaux and mansions, which evoke images of a romantic bygone era.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance104 miles/167 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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Burgundy Deluxe Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A deluxe cycling holiday in Burgundy! Cycle along quiet roads and cycle paths following the ‘Route de Grands Cru’, through many great appellations of Burgundy wine. Sample some delightful wines and traditional local cuisine along the way. Each night you will stay in first-class accommodation.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance52 miles/84 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommDeluxe
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Burgundy Easy Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This relaxed and easy cycling holiday in Burgundy leads cyclists along a serene level route between Beaune and Macon through charming villages and glorious wine-producing countryside. Tranquil cycling on quiet lanes and dedicated cycle paths – the perfect choice for newcomers to cycling holidays

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance93 miles/149 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Canal de Garonne Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from Bordeaux on the Atlantic Coast of France inland along glorious cycle paths and quiet roads following the Canal de Garonne as it wends its way southeastwards to the Pink City of Toulouse. Cycle beside the canal through the dappled shade of the plane trees, admiring the vineyards, orchards and tiny villages that line the route. Easy cycling through sublime scenery.

4.4
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance173 miles/279 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
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Canal du Midi Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The Canal du Midi by bike – a wonderful cycling holiday packed with natural beauty and many highlights. Unwind as you cycle along the tow path stopping at medieval villages and historic riverside towns like Castelnaudary and Carcassonne along the way. Choose between 6 and 9 night  options.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance216 miles/347 kms
Duration/s6 or 9 nights
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Champagne – Paris Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Enjoy a day exploring Paris before embarking on a cruise along the Marne River to the Champagne Region. Disembark each day for leisurely cycle rides along the Marne valley, discovering elegant castles and charming towns. Cycle the champagne vineyards and learn more about the history and heritage of this world-famous wine at a major Champagne House.

Grade3Moderate
Distance117 miles/188 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Champagne Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycling holidays through the heart of Champagne country, admiring the sloping landscapes, vineyards and quaint, charming villages. Stop off at a renowned champagne house for a guided tour and a wine-tasting session and enjoy stays in the champagne cities of Reims and Epernay.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance75 miles/120 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Dordogne Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This cycling holiday in the Dordogne is brimming with opportunities to enjoy sumptuous cuisine, wonderful wine, stunning châteaux and picture-perfect medieval villages. Add to this the wonderful natural scenery of fertile valleys, cool forests, meandering rivers and dramatic limestone cliffs and its no wonder this is one of our most popular french cycling holidays.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance231 miles/372 kms
Duration/s6 or 8 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Geneva Lakes Cycling Break

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

If you think an Alpine cycling holiday must mean hills and more hills, think again. This journey takes you to lakes Geneva, Bourget and Annecy, with stunning backdrops but minimum climbing, following the Rhone and Isere to experience some of Europe’s best mountain scenery.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance147 miles/236 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Loire – Orleans to Saumur Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This wonderful cycling holiday leads you through the Loire valley alongside the river of the same name. Along the way you’ll have the chance to stop and explore some of the country’s most exquisite chateaux such as Chateau de Chambord and Chateau Chenonceaux as you pedal along the idyllic riverbank to gorgeous old towns such as Blois, Amboise and Tours.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A magical, get-away-from-it-all bike and boat cycling holiday through the Loire Valley aboard a traditional Dutch Barge. Disembark each day for easy cycle rides through sensational scenery, discovering historic castles, world famous vineyards and charming villages.

3.5
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Loire Chateaux Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday through the Loire Valley taking in historic towns, gorgeous countryside, idyllic villages and of course the splendid and elegant Chateaux for which the region is famous. Dedicated cycle paths and quiet lanes lead you through a patchwork of vineyards, riverside meadows and shady forests to spectacular palaces all with an incredible story to tell.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance135 miles/218 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire Single Centre Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to the heart of the Loire Valley for this single-centre French cycling holiday. Settle in to a charming family-run ‘auberge’ in the village of Chitenay and enjoy daily rides into the surrounding, storybook countryside of the Loire. Choose from a menu of rides that will lead you along idyllic riverside paths, through ancient forests and famous vineyards to stunning chateaux and the medieval city of Blois.

 

4.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance74 miles/119 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Loire to Atlantic Coast Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This versatile and exciting cycling holiday leads riders from Orléans in the Loire Valley, along the Loire River, via medieval riverside towns and fantastic chateaux all the way to the Atlantic Coast. Do the whole route in 15 days or combine one or two stages for a shorter holiday.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance334 miles/538 kms
Duration/s5, 6, 9, 10 or 14 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire Wine and Chateaux Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Many agree the best way to see the Loire Valley is by bike and this particular cycling break, along the peaceful ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycle path, admiring beautiful chateaux and sampling the region’s famous wines along the way, is very hard to beat.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance101 miles/162 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Normandy Coast Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday that follows the Normandy coast from Bayeux to Honfleur, taking in the charming and historic sights along the way. Visit the D-Day landing beaches and learn more about the momentous events of June 1944. Cycle through charming, Norman villages of half-timbered houses and stay in wonderfully atmospheric medieval towns along the way.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance114 miles/184 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Paris – Seine and Oise Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

This bike and boat cycling holiday is a fantastic way to see Paris and the surrounding countryside. Cycle along the River Seine visiting famous Chateaux and beautiful, medieval towns. Cruise into the centre of Paris and spend two nights moored in the exciting French capital before continuing north along the scenic Oise River to Compiegne.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance138 miles/222 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Paris to Mont St Michel Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle westwards from Rambouillet, a small town south west of Paris, to the Normandy coast taking advantage of excellent ‘voies vertes’, car-free cycle paths. This cycling holidays progresses at an unhurried pace through sublime scenery enjoying memorable overnight stops at places like Chartres and Alençon.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance235 miles/378 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Provence – Cote d’Azur Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday in Provence, leading you from Avignon to the Cote d’Azur, through sun-kissed scenery so revered by great masters of the past. The route leads you to picture-perfect villages and towns such as Le Baux en Provence and  Aix en Provence before delivering you to charming seaside town of Cassis.

Grade3Moderate
Distance204 miles/329 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Provence and Camargue Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A wonderful bike and boat cycling holiday from Camargue through the sensory delights of Provence to Avignon. Cycle through lavender fields, shady olive groves and picture-perfect artisan towns. Highlights include Van Gough’s Arles, the picturesque villages of the Alpilles, the ancient Pont-du-Gard and the wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

3.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance162 miles/260 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Provence and Camargue Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A fantastic cycling holiday through Provence and the Camargue, taking you to some of the region’s most iconic scenery and fascinating cities. See the famous wild horses of the Camargue, follow the banks of the River Rhone to the famous vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, marvel at the Pont du Gard and see Avignon.

3.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance190 miles/305 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Provence Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A short but sweet cycling break through some of Provence’s most celebrated scenery. Cycle from the historic town of Avignon along quiet lanes, past vineyards, aromatic herb gardens and shady pine forests to divine medieval villages perched on rocky outcrops.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance57 miles/92 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Provence Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic cycling holiday through the wonderfully diverse landscapes of Provence. Cycle from historic Avignon through the cypress dotted plains of Saint Remy to the delightful, perched villages of the Luberon. A wonderful cycling tour through some of Provence’s most celebrated scenery.

4.9
(3 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance157 miles/253 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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  • Wine Lovers
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Easy:
Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Leisurely:
Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Moderate:
Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

Challenging:
These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple
Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Comfort
Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Superior
A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

Deluxe
High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

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theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

theme-icon-ebikeE-bikes: Cycling holidays where e-bikes are available as well as regular bikes.