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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 Provence’s lavender in bloom, admire the regal châteaux of the Loire Valley or taste the world-class grapes of Burgundy and Saint-Émilion, we can organise a cycle tour taking your needs and interests into consideration. 

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
  • 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

Whether you're a keen cyclist or more laid-back, 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 or for a cool down.

 

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. E-bikes are a great option for those that would be happier with an extra boost on the hills and to cover further distances.

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French cuisine & 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 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.

Historical sights

A country steeped in history, cycle to the region’s famous landmarks that include notable historical sights and impressive architecture dating back as far as medieval times.

 

Follow Normandy’s coastline to the D-Day beaches and memorials, pedal through bike-friendly Bordeaux – renowned for its UNESCO-listed neoclassical architecture – or cross the Loire Valley in search of grandiose châteaux that are brimming with history and opulence. 

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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 historical 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.

Featured Tours

  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

    As generations of film stars and artists have discovered, it’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence. From ancient villages scattered with...

    • Vineyards
    • Historic towns
    • New for 2020
    From
    £965pp
    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 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
    £1,815pp
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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
    £895pp
    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
    £865pp
    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 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
    £1,425pp
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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
    £1,125pp
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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

    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
    £1,075pp
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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 Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux's Wines & Vines | Self Guided

    This tour takes you through the verdant Entre Deux Mers, from the south to the north. You will stop at the best three and four-star hotels in the region and sample some of the...

    • The chateaux of Roquetaillade and Villandraut for a glimpse into the regions past.
    • The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of Sauternes and Cadillac.
    From
    £1,245pp
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    Duration
    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
    £995pp
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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 Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

    The metropolis of Bordeaux is an exciting one to explore, with a rich abundance of heritage 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.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of Sauternes and Cadillac.
    From
    £985pp
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    Duration
    4 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 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
    £1,065pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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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
    £795pp
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    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 holiday in the stylish and sumptuous apartments of the Chateau de Candes. Based in Candes-St-Martin, one of the 'plus beaux villages de France’,...

    • Châteaux visits
    • Wine tasting
    • Canoeing
    • Walking itineraries
    • Cycle routes
    • Self-catering
    From
    £355pp
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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
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    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Bike & Boat Holiday in Bordeaux

    Bike & Boat | A Taste of Bordeaux

    A weeks cruise on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. Explore charming St Emilion and historic Bordeaux. The MS Bordeaux is graded as a 3 star vessel.

    • La Cite du Vin in cycle friendly Bordeaux
    • Toulouse-Lautrec’s former home, Chateau Malrome
    • Wine tasting in one of the many Chateaux
    • Cloitre des Cordeliers in Saint Emilion
    From
    £1,120pp
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    Duration
    7 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
    £1,040pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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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
    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 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
    £1,235pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    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 in Provence and Luberon

    Classic | Picture Postcard Provence | Self Guided

    It’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of 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
    £955pp
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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 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
    £955pp
    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
    £450pp
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    Duration
    3, 5 or 7 Nights
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