Best cycling routes in France
Find out the best cycling routes in France here, from the north to the south. Our cycling experts share their tips for a French cycling trip.Read more
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.
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Marton, Cycle Expert
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This cycling tour takes you through the verdant Entre Deux Mers from the south to the north stopping at our favourite hotels in the region.
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...
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...
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...
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.
The magical region of Loire; world-famous for its marvellous châteaux, magnificent rivers, delicious wines and fabulous cycling holidays, of course!
A fantastic single centre cycling holiday in the stylish and sumptuous apartments of the Chateau de Candes.
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...
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.
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.
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...
This tour through Burgundy is an Oenophiles dream, based in one of the most famous of France’s wine regions.
Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that meander from one vineyard to another, taking in some of the most exceptional gastronomy in all of France.
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.
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...
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.
Alsace has ample appeal as a cycling holiday destination. Fresh air, dramatic landscapes and welcoming local people all make for a winning combina...Read more
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