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Backroad cycling trip inspiration
Sample the cultural highlights of France from the saddle of a bicycle!
Bike tours with a focus on history, culture and culinary delights, where the emphasis is on curiosity, discovery and encounters, all in the spirit of Slow Tourism. Take time to immerse yourself in the exciting history and local culture of the area you choose to discover. Visit places steeped in history such as the Loire Chateaux, the Lascaux Caves or the Pont d'Arc. Sample some famous "Crus" wines in Burgundy or Provence. Encounter traditional craftsmen in the Drôme Provençale. Cultural and/or gastronomic opportunities abound each day, and overnight stopovers focus on towns and villages of historic interest. Indulge in a perfect mix of cultural discovery and leisurely cycling with France Bike Trips!
Coastal, canal and riverside, converted railway lines: Cycling trips on the most beautiful cycle routes in France
France's huge network of long-distance cycle routes offers ideal conditions for a perfect cycling holiday. Settle into a relaxing tour as you roam through picturesque France on one of the now countless Voies Vertes and Véloroutes. We've selected the most popular routes and most beautiful regions for you, packing them into individual, multi-day cycling tours: Loire Valley, Atlantic Coast, Canal du Midi and Canal de la Garonne, Via Rhôna, Canal de Bourgogne and many more. Our cycle route holidays are on well-developed infrastructure, old railway lines, across picturesque countryside, along coasts, canals and rivers, from castle to castle, from town to town. With clear route guidance and away from traffic, you can enjoy a superb hassle-free cycling adventure in France.
Sea and ocean cycling trips: Five thousand kilometres of cycling holiday bliss
Picturesque islands, vast sandy beaches, beautiful sea vistas, secluded rocky coves and impressive cliffs: France has almost 5000 km of coastline that is anything but monotonous and much of which can be explored by bike.
Reason enough for us to offer you cycling tours on some of the most stunning routes. Get a breath of fresh sea air and cycle from fishing village to fishing village, from island to island or on specially designed routes along some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in France: from the Baie de Somme via Normandy to Brittany; from Nantes via Vendée and Charentes to the Basque Country; from Narbonne via the Canal du Midi to Sète and the Camargue. Make the most of countless bathing opportunities along the route, before settling into a charming hotel or guesthouse for the evening, almost always directly by the sea. And of course the local cuisine is as varied as the French coast itself: Oysters, mussels, snails, shrimps and a vast array of sea fish. Time to cast off!
All the ingredients for a perfect family cycling adventure
As parents ourselves, our cycling tours for families are probably the closest to our hearts. Spending stress free time out in the fresh air with the children, and preferably on a bike, is one of our favourite activities!
On our family cycling tours, we place a lot of emphasis on a child-friendly travel rhythm, with plenty of time each day for breaks, visits and other activities. We offer tours in regions we've already cycled with our own children, with a suitable cycling infrastructure for a great family adventure: Loire, Burgundy, Atlantic Coast, Drôme, Provence and the Massif Central. The carefully selected accommodation often offers the option to stay in family rooms (discounts available!). Our bike rental partners provide child specific equipment (bike trailers, tandems, children's bikes) to get your little "tribu" (French for tribe) safely to its destination each day. Leaving you to relax and enjoy an unforgettable family cycling adventure in France with us!
Cycling trips through vast, open landscapes: time to switch off and immerse yourself in nature
With our MTB background, we have a slight penchant for cycling tours far from the masses and close to nature. On these tours, you set off each day with that special sense of freedom offered by bike travel: across beautiful plateaux, past picturesque lakes and crystal-clear rivers, through imposing gorges and against the backdrop of impressive mountain landscapes. Discover a rural, wilder France, its diverse regional culture and its most impressive landscapes. Whether in the Massif Central, the Jura, the Dordogne or the Drôme Provençale, enjoy a backroad cycling adventure at your pace.