Our cycling vacations in France

Cycling is a wonderfully relaxed, scenic and low carbon way to explore France, and our vacations reflect the variety of destinations available. Guided small group tours, and self-guided trips (with maps, detailed route notes and full support) see you pedalling the charming countryside of Nouvelle Aquitaine, Burgundy and Provence, staying in small, locally-run hotels. Families particularly love the flat and scenic journey cycling between historic chateaus in the Loire Valley, and of course you’ll have myriad opportunities to fill your panniers with gastronomic delights, as you pass all manner of farms and producers that benefit immensely from small-scale tourism like this.

Our top Biking vacations in France

River Lot family cycling tour in France

From 685 to780
7 days ex flights
A picturesque vacation at water’s side along the river Lot
Tailor made

Cycling vacation in Alsace, France

From 555 to945
5 days ex flights
Cycling vacations along the wine route
Tailor made

Nouvelle Aquitaine self guided bicycling vacation, France

From 1535
6 days ex flights
Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and company

E-bike vacation in the Loire Valley

From £1185 to £1995
8 days return by train
Cruise between chateaux on our excellent e-bikes

South of France self guided cycling tour

From 1225 to1495
8 days ex flights
Provence bicycle tour to famous landmarks and villages
Tailor made

Normandy cycling vacation, Bayeux & beaches

From £1085 to £1590
6 days return by train
Explore a rich history cycling Normandy's beaches
Tailor made

Champagne biking vacation, France

From £1415 to £2685
6 days return by train
Tour stunning vineyards and taste true Champagne
Tailor made

Cycling vacation in Provence

From US $2678 to US $3200
8 days ex flights
Pedal through the picturesque landscapes and quaint villages
Small group2023: 7 Oct, 2024: 27 Apr, 25 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct

Loire Valley single center cycling vacation, France

From £745 to £1465
8 days return by train
A beautiful hotel when exploring the Loire
Tailor made

More about our Cycling vacations in France

Self guided or small group cycling in France?

When you take to two wheels, do you prefer to be footloose and fancy-free, or ride as part of a pack accompanied by a guide? Whichever appeals to you more, you can take your pick in France. Tailor made self guided trips allow you to shape your route, the intensity of the challenge, and the types of accommodation you’d prefer, as well as choose dates to suit you. You’ll have all the route maps you need provided and 24-hour support just a phone call away. Small group trips, meanwhile, are sociable affairs that see you ride in numbers – perfect for those new to cycling vacations.

Burgundy cycling vacations in France

It will come as no surprise that Burgundy is one of the most desirable regions of France for cycling vacations. Quiet rural roads, canal towpaths and delightful greenway routes combine to provide some 1,000km of easy-going and scenic cycling terrain. Whether you’re riding independently on a self guided trip or as part of a small group, Burgundy cycling vacations are inevitably as much about the wine and cuisine as they are about pedalling. Routes take you through vineyards, food markets and sleepy villages where you can pause to fill up your panniers for a picnic later on.

Raid Pyrenean cycling vacations in France

One of the great adventures for road cycling enthusiasts, the Raid Pyrenean follows a mountain chain along a classic point-to-point route, notching off cols including the Col du Tourmalet, which will be well-known to anyone familiar with the Tour de France. For that reason, this is a vacation for those who are regularly in the saddle and in good fitness. However, it’s not a race by any means and joining a guided small group trip allows you to ride at your own pace. What’s more, as well as plenty of divine descents, there are regular coffee stops and Mediterranean swims to keep you going.

Loire Valley cycling vacations in France

The majestic Loire Valley ranks among the best destinations in France for gentle, family-friendly cycling vacations. There is a superb, largely flat network of off-road routes, forest tracks and quiet lanes, and if you fancy keeping your vacation carbon-low you can get here by train if you live in Europe. You’ll happily cover between 25km and 50km every day with little effort, but the pleasure of Loire Valley cycling vacations is not so much checking how far you’ve come, but the fact that you can break up your rides with regular stop-offs at historic châteaux, farmers’ markets and vineyards.
[Self guided or small group vacations?: Cat Burston] [Burgundy: Brian Burger] [Loire Valley: Cycling For Softies] [Raid Pyrenean: Myrabella]
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