Cycling Through France
Find out the best cycling routes in France here. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 culture 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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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