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France Cycle Tours

Our Collection of Cycling Tours in France

France was the birthplace of Cycling for Softies and each of our cycling tours across the country have been refined over the past three decades. Each region differs in its local charm; cycle to vineyards and olive groves, past historical landmarks and take in the beautiful landscapes and architecture.

Get to know rural France as you cycle through quaint hamlets and villages, stopping for family-run degustations, coffee breaks or a picnic in a tranquil setting. Whether you want to see the vivid colours of lavender in bloom in Provence, admire the regal châteaux of the Loire Valley or taste the world-class grapes of Burgundy and Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux, we can organise a cycle tour taking your needs and interests into consideration. 

We have a range of guided and self guided tours in France. Call our experts today to find out more about our cycling holidays in France.

What’s included

  • Delicious restaurant meals each night
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Unrivalled on the ground assistance
  • Luggage carried between your hotels
  • Fully serviced bikes, option to e-bike
  • Guided & self guided tours available
  • ABTA & ATOL protected
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Whether you would like to taste France's finest wines, dine on gourmet cuisine or immerse yourself in the rich history, we have curated our cycling tours around culture, fantastic restaurants and the best wineries.

Cycling in France

Our cycling holidays in France are about eating well, exploring notable sights and living like a local. Pedal between provincial villages and towns at your own pace, stopping at beautiful vistas.

 

The Loire Valley is best suited to beginner or leisurely cyclists as the terrain is relatively flat, while Provence and Bordeaux have a few steeper inclines.

 

 Read more about our French cycle routes here

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French Food & Wine

Innovators of modern haute cuisine, each region in France offers a diverse gastronomic break. France is the country with the most Michelin star restaurants in the world, as well as being one of the world’s largest wine producers.

 

Savour fresh oysters in Arcachon, learn about Provençal cuisine or wine and dine at a sumptuous château in the Loire Valley. Alsace is renowned for its fine gastronomy, and with its close proximity to the German border, the cuisine shows the local influences.

When to visit

Our France cycling tours run between April and October, which tend to be the drier and warmer months. We can tailor your trip so you aren’t cycling during the heat of the day and still see the sights.

Our Insider Tips

  • Cycle around Provence's vibrant and fragrant lavender fields in June and July, stopping to walk among the lavender and take pictures.

 

  • Visit the châteaux of the Loire, retracing the steps of Joan of Arc and the Plantagenet royal family who spent a lot of time in the Loire.

 

  • Taste the produce of some of the worlds most famous wine estates in Bordeaux, you can sample a full range of red, white and sweet Sauternes wine in the region.

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Add Two Nights in Paris

Stay in the elegant city of Paris for two nights as an add-on to your French cycling holiday. Eat at sophisticated bistros in the culinary capital of Europe whilst you stay in a lovely boutique hotel. Included in your stay in Paris is entry to the Louvre, where the iconic Mona Lisa is housed, as well as a gastronomic tour of the Latin Quarter. We think this is a brilliant way to round off your French cycling tour with a stay in the fabulous city of Paris.

 

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Featured Cycling Tours

  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Indulgence | Starry Nights in Provence

    This pocket of Provencal perfection inspired Vincent van Gogh through the most productive period of his career, with the beauty of the region, both natural and cultural,...

    • Soaking up the atmosphere of Arles from one of its charming cafes.
    • The hilltop haven of Baux-de-Provence, with its vast panoramas.
    • Flamingo spotting in the Camargue nature reserve.
    From
    £1,785pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self Guided

    Explore the Côtes du Rhône by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most highly rated hotels. Cycle between...

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Fine wines
    From
    £1,085pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Avignon & Cotes du Rhone| Self Guided

    Explore the Cotes du Rhone by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most delectable wines. The highlights of this tour...

    • Historic towns
    • Fine wines
    • New for 2020
    • Château hotels
    From
    £1,170pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Indulgence | Around the Alpilles | Self Guided

    Take a tour of the garrigue, olive groves and vineyards that cover this gorgeous corner of Provence and stay in our selection of the area's finest 4 and 5 star hotels. We...

    • Château hotels
    • E-bikes
    • Wine tasting available
    From
    £1,675pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

    Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and...

    • E-Bike
    • New for 2020
    • Views of the Rhone valley
    From
    £1,265pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    Indulgence | The Loire in Luxury | Self Guided

    Famed for its grand châteaux, leftover from its past as a preferred home for French royals and aristocrats, few other regions in the world exude the same sense of class as...

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Optional e-bikes
    From
    £1,175pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    E-Bike | Loire Valley Discovery | Self Guided

    Based on our classic Châteaux of the Loire itinerary, this new itinerary for 2020 harnesses the power of e-bikes to make it easier for you to see even more of this...

    • E-Bike included
    • Historic towns and Château
    • New for 2020
    From
    £1,135pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

    The metropolis of Bordeaux is an exciting one to explore, with a rich abundance of culture and world-class architecture, gastronomy and of course, world-class wines. This tour...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.
    • Spectacular historic sites, such as Blaye fortress.
    From
    £1,565pp
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    Duration
    5 or 6 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Beach Break | Self Guided

    The city of Bordeaux offers a heady mix of rich history, world-class architecture and a fantastic collection of fine wines. This tour aims to show off the best of Bordeaux, from...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The grand wine chateaux of the Margaux appellation.
    • The sand, sun and seafood of the Arcachon Bay.
    • The spectacular views from the top of Dune du Pilat.
    From
    £1,185pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Starry Nights in Provence | Self Guided

    Our route will let you experience your own starry nights in St-Remy-de-Provence, soak up the colours and culture of Arles and explore the glorious Provençal countryside.

    • For food and wine lovers
    • Short break available
    • Stunning vineyards
    • Chateau hotels
    From
    £1,145pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling in Provence and Luberon

    Classic | Picture Postcard Provence | Self Guided

    It’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of cycling Provence. On your cycling holiday take in the best that this glorious region has to offer.

    • The charming streets of St Remy, brimming with culture and class
    • The lavender fields and ochre cliffs around Roussillon
    • The emerald green water of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
    From
    £1,055pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    Classic | Châteaux of the Loire | Self Guided

    The magical region of Loire; world-famous for its marvellous châteaux, magnificent rivers, delicious wines and fabulous cycling holidays, of course!

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Hotels with pools
    • Michelin-starred
    • Optional e-bikes
    From
    £975pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4, 5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in The Loire

    Single Centre | Chateau de Candes

    A fantastic single centre cycling holiday in the stylish and sumptuous apartments of the Chateau de Candes.

    • Châteaux visits
    • Wine tasting
    • Canoeing
    • Walking itineraries
    • Cycle routes
    • Self-catering
    From
    £610pp
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    Duration
    3, 5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Single Centre | Bordeaux City Break | Self Guided

    This amazing single centre holiday is perfect for those looking to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. This city break will allow you to explore the streets and...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The grand wine chateaux of the Margaux appellation.
    • The sand, sun and seafood of the Arcachon Bay.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of the Entre Deux Mers vineyards.
    From
    £995pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Bike & Boat Holiday in Provence

    Bike & Boat | Provence & Camargue

    A weeks cruise to explore the beautiful rivers and vineyards of Provence and Camargue. The MS Caprice and MS L'Estello are 2-star to 3-star vessels.

    • Wildlife of the Camargue regional nature park 
    • Picture-perfect villages Provencal villages 
    • Spectacular Pont du Gard aqueduct
    From
    £1,175pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Mayenne

    Classic | Meandering Through Mayenne | Self Guided

    One of the country’s hidden gems, Mayenne is a wonderfully understated region full of old-world charm. It's the perfect introduction to rural France and an ideal cycling...

    • Traffic free cycle paths
    • Easy cycling
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Family friendly
    From
    £665pp
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    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Burgundy

    Classic | Burgundy's Route des Grand Crus | Self Guided

    This tour through Burgundy is an Oenophiles dream, based in one of the most famous of France’s wine regions.

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Easy cycling
    • Fine wines
    From
    £1,175pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Cycling Holidays in Alsace

    Classic | Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

    Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that meander from one vineyard to another, taking in some of the most exceptional gastronomy in all of France.

    • Historical sites
    • Vineyards
    • Exclusive offers
    • Riverside cycling
    From
    £1,245pp
    Ease
    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Normandy

    Classic | Bayeux and the Beaches | Self Guided

    On this tour of contrasts, visit the emotional D-Day landing beaches and memorials, the Bayeux Tapestry, the half-timbered houses of the Pays d’Auge and the stunning seaside...

    • Historical sites
    • Coastal
    • Arts and culture
    From
    £965pp
    Ease
    Duration
    5 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in The Loire

    Single Centre | Marine de Loire

    The Hotel Marine de Loire is a boutique hotel set on the bank of the River Loire in the village of Montsoreau. Choose from one of the four lovely self catered apartments.

    • The ancient abbey at Fontevraud, with its mix of historical and contemporary attractions.
    • Sampling the produce of the regions different wine appellations in one of the many local caves.
    • Paddling along the Vienne river between Chinon and Montsoreau in a canoe.
    From
    £550pp
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    Duration
    3, 5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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FAQs about our France Cycling Holidays

France has a fantastic reputation for easy cycling with its quiet countryside roads and gentle cycle highways. The scenery is stunning in both the south and north cycling destinations. Whether you are looking for self guided or guided cycling holidays in France, our team can help you.

Our cycling tours in France run from April through to October. Our team can tailor your cycling tour to make sure you are not cycling during the heat of the day. We have eight destinations in France and will arrange your trip so you see all of the landmarks.

Our expert team will make your cycling holiday in France as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

Across our cycling destinations in France, we have picked the best chateau hotels, rustic country inns and elegant townhouses to relax in after day cycling. Each accommodation has excellent service and facilities to enjoy during your French cycling holiday. 

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