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 on our cycling holidays in France. Cycle to vineyards and olive groves, past historical landmarks and take in the beautiful landscapes and architecture all from the seat of your bike.
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 cycling 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 the 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. We recommend cycling around Provence's vibrant and fragrant lavender fields in June and July.
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.
Our self guided cycling tours in France are ideal for those looking for as much flexibility as possible. You can stop and taste the produce of some of the worlds most famous vineyards and take in the incredible views at your own pace. Alternatively, try one of our guided cycling holidays complete with your own local guide with everything taken care of for you.
Stay in the elegant city of Paris for two nights as an add-on to our French cycling holidays. 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.
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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