Cycling Holidays in France

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Enjoy an Active Holiday Cycling in France

France is one of the greatest countries in the world for cycling thanks to the wide roads, beautiful scenery, and short distances between villages. Pick a region you'd like to see, and you'll surely find a cycling route that matches your distance requirements and expertise level. Choose between guided tours and independent cycling holidays in France.

Cycling Holidays in France: Top Holiday Lettings

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Bieuzy, Morbihan, France
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4.6
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Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, Landes, France
from £29
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Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France
from £23
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Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais, France
from £23
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4.7
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Lamalou-les-Bains, Hérault, France
from £23
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Neufchâtel-Hardelot, Pas-de-Calais, France
from £32
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4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Le Tampon, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, France
from £32
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Bungalow ∙ 2 guests
La Bretagne, Sainte Clotilde, France
from £20
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4.7
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Cournonterral, Hérault, France
from £22
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4.8
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Cycling Holidays in France for Families

In France, you'll find a series of safe and smooth trails that even the youngest of riders will enjoy. The government has converted hundreds of kilometers of disused railway tracks into greenways for cyclists and joggers. Remember to take your camera and picnic supplies!

  • 1. Pays de la Loire

    This region offers a series of towpaths and former railway routes that are popular cycle trails for families. The railway paths are almost always level, making the ride much easier for young children.

  • 2. Mayenne

    Cycle along a super-flat towpath next to the Mayenne River, where the nearby roads are quiet and the traffic is sparse, making the area ideal for children. There are also ancient castles and small towns to explore in the region.

  • 3. Venise Verte

    Base yourself at a hotel in the village and go out daily to explore the many cycle routes in the area. The roads have very little traffic and the scenery is beautiful to look at. The region is suitable for slightly older children who won't mind a few small hill climbs.

Best Places to Stay for Cycling Holidays in France

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Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, Landes, France
from £21
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4.9
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Vinon-sur-Verdon, Var, France
from £23
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5.0
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Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France
from £18
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4.8
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Where to Travel in France for Challenging Cycling Routes

As France is the home to the Tour de France, one of the most challenging cycle races in the world, you'll find a range of challenging cycle routes here for very experienced cyclists only. Choose from a short challenge to a long-distance ride for your cycling holidays in France.

  • 1. St-Malo to Nice

    Considered the most picturesque long-distance cycle ride in France, the journey between St-Malo and Nice. There are severe hill climbs and treacherous descents along the 1,000-mile route. Most cyclists take between 10 days and three weeks to complete the route.

  • 2. Vendée to Paris

    Ride the famous Tour de France route on your own or with a guide. This super challenging ride is only for the very fit. At 2,200 miles, this is a very long route, but it takes you through beautiful villages. The route takes about 22 to 30 days to complete.

  • 3. Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne to Grasse

    Take on a serious uphill climb through the French Alps on this 200-mile bike ride. The trek is strenuous, but the Alpine scenery and high-speed descents make it all worthwhile.

Recommended Holiday Lettings for Cycling Holidays in France

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Tulle, Correze, France
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Sansais, Deux-Sèvres, France
from £23
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Le Gosier, Grande-Terre, France
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