Cycling Holidays in France
Pedal along quiet back roads through scenic landscapes
Explore the most beautiful areas of France by bike on our self-guided cycling holidays. Designed to showcase the country’s highlights, our routes lead you through verdant landscapes and charming towns.
Each route, graded from easy to challenging, gives you the time to take things at your own pace, admiring your surroundings and enjoying leisurely lunches. At the end of each day you’ll find yourself at a comfortable hotel where you can relax, tuck into a delicious meal and sleep soundly, ready for the next stage of your journey.
Browse our cycling holidays below or select from our gourmet or prestige options. Alternatively take a look at our easy, moderate or even challenging cycling holidays. To find out more or to tailor make your holiday, contact our expert team.
23 Matching Holidays
Nantes to La Rochelle: La Vélodyssée
Cycle along the Atlantic Coast past stunning beaches,wetlands, pine forests and pretty villages
Enjoy the sea breeze as you cycle along this section of the Velodyssée, taking in the scent of the pine forests, the Breton wetlands, colourful ports and fishing villages, ending up in the historic harbour town of La Rochelle.
La Rochelle to Bordeaux: La Vélodyssée
Cycle from La Rochelle along the Atlantic Coast, through wetlands, pretty seaside villages and pine forests through to the Médoc Vineyards
Need a breath of sea air? This cycle trip has all you are looking for: adventure, the open sea, and a sense of exhilaration. Starting in the historic harbour town of La Rochelle, you will follow the Vélodyssée cycle route along the Atlantic...
Bordeaux to Biarritz: La Vélodyssée
Explore changing landscapes along the longest cycling track in Europe
Enjoy the wonderful tranquillity of the Atlantic Coast as you cycle on this section of the longest cycling track in Europe, from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux to the glittering seaside town of Biarritz. Travel through vast...
Véloscenie - Paris to Alençon
The first stage of the Véloscenie; a spectacular cycling route between Paris and Normandy
Discover the real beauty of a hidden France; starting in the Prestigious city of Paris with the grandeur of Versailles, travel West by bike through the rural and changing landscape on this newly developed major cycling route. Also known as...
Véloscenie - Alençon to Mont St Michel
The second stage of the Véloscenie; a taste of Normandy between Alençon and Mont St Michel
For a real taste of Normandy: this is calvados and camembert country, the second stage of the Véloscenie can be combined with the first stage or it can stand alone as a wonderful short cycling break. The route starting in Alençon, the capital...
Prestige Emerald Coast Cycling
Quiet coves, elegant seaside towns and Belle Epoque hotels
Featured in the Telegraph's 10 best cycling holidays for 2016, this easy cycle takes in the beautiful Brittany coastline and verdant countryside, following and criss-crossing the River Rance. Visit Belle Epoque towns and bustling fishing...
Provence Prestige en Vélo
Vineyards and olive groves
Absorb the essence of Provence – sleepy villages, sun soaked vineyards, Roman ruins and the magnificent Pont du Gard. Easy cycling along quiet lanes and canal paths brings you to charming destinations where you are guaranteed a comfortable...
Canal du Nivernais Cycling
Easy cycling along the Canal and a visit to Vézelay, Unesco World Heritage site.
Along its 1 200 km of rivers and canals, Burgundy reveals one of its most striking facets with the Canal du Nivernais running through unspoilt countryside of great natural beauty. From South to North, the towpaths and little side roads alongside...
Classic Canal du Midi
Ancient cities and idyllic waterways
This cycling tour takes you from Toulouse to the Mediterranean sea along the tree lined towpaths of the Canal du Midi, over beautiful stone bridges and through some of the prettiest scenery in southwest France, ending each day in...
Loire Prestige en Vélo
Tranquil rivers and regal architecture
Explore quiet back roads and visit the fascinating old towns of Amboise and Blois with time to discover the classic wines of the region. Visit world famous châteaux and stay in luxury accommodation each night.
Burgundy Prestige en Vélo
Prepare for world class scenery and stunning flavours
This easy cycle through prestigious vineyards offers sublime tasting opportunities with such names as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. Stay at elegant hotels offering gourmet menus – an opportunity for some classic French...
Alsace Prestige en Vélo
Cycle the famous wine route of the Alsace
Alsace is a little known corner of France with a distinctly Germanic influence: a combination of picturesque historic towns, fine wines, beer and choucroute contribute to a unique culture. Cycle the oldest wine route in France,...
Agen to Sarlat through the Lot Valley
The Lot Valley: Castles and medieval cities
Discover the diverse landscapes of the South West of France on bike between the Lot-et Garonne and the Dordogne. Cycle through Bastide towns and past fortified Châteaux in some of the most pretty villages in France such as Monpazier and la...
Château to Château en Vélo
Pretty villages and enchanting châteaux
This easy cycling holiday takes you past princely mansions standing next to picturesque farm houses, and fields of sunflowers merging with uniform rows of vineyards. There is ample opportunity for tasting some of the local wines.
Baie de Somme
Sea air, wildlife and sandy beaches
Discover the beautiful Baie de Somme, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the Picardy coast. Open water, marshes, dunes and saltwater meadows make up a landscape where water and dry land seem to merge. It is one of France’s major sites for...
Luxury Grand Cru Tour
Cycle through Bordeaux’s most prestigious vineyards
This prestige cycle tour is for those who appreciate Bordeaux’s supremacy as the wine cellar of France. The route takes you through some of the most famous towns such as Pauillac, St Emilion and Margaux with a chance to taste wines. Your...
Classic Cognac Cycling
Fine brandy and easy cycling
Follow the meandering River Charente and cycle through prestigious Cognac vineyards with opportunities to taste the finest brands, including a visit to the famous Hennessy Cognac house. Gentle hills provide scenic views, and there's an...
Moulin du Chemin
Explore the idyllic countryside of the Pays de Gatine
A single-centre holiday based at le Moulin du Chemin, a wonderful little Maison d’Hôte (guesthouse) hidden in a leafy valley in deepest rural France. The Maison d’Hôte was established by the present proprietors in 1993, in a restored mill house...
A Week in Provence
Quiet roads and magnificent hilltop villages
This moderate cycling introduces the Provence of Peter Mayle's novels. Discover the beautiful, diverse landscape of the Luberon with the cypress dotted plains of Saint Rémy and the brightly coloured village of Roussillon.
Châteaux of the Charente
Country lanes and a rolling landscape of rivers and lakes – a cyclist's paradise!
Local folklore has it that when God finished his work creating the magnificent châteaux in the Loire, he set to work sprinkling this region with many smaller castles. This moderate cycle explores a stunning countryside of vineyards, nodding...
Dordogne Prestige en Vélo
Grand scenery and grand hotels
Cycle through an undulating landscape of forested hills and dramatic gorges, taking in the fairytale feel of this beautiful region. You’ll stay in château hotels and enjoy sumptuous cuisine at the end of each day. A great ride for cycling...
Loire Family Discovery
Gentle cycling and activities to suit all the family
The Loire is the perfect region for a family holiday: quiet country lanes and shady woodland routes make for gentle cycling for all ages and abilities. We've allowed plenty of time to visit the suggested family attractions and still make it back to...
Along the Leisurely Loire
Historic Blois to charming Saumur
A moderate cycle following the majestic River Loire from Blois to Saumur. Visit several of the grand châteaux via the bustling city of Tours with its enchanting old quarter. The hotels offer genuine French charm and wonderful regional fare.