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Questions about one of our bike trips?

Our dedicated team of travel specialists is available to offer you expert advice Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6 pm (French time) by phone - +33 458 140 435.

You can also send us your questions by email at info@france-bike-trips.com

exemple de vélo de voyage pour des vacances à vélo
 

Equipment

Your equipment and gear

In the detailed description of each of our tours, you will find a complete list of necessary equipment and gear: clothes, gear, emergency kit...

vélo avec sa sacoche sur une petite route de campagne
voyageuse à vélo au Pont du Gard

Which bike to travel with?

The quality and set-up of your bicycle are essential in order for your cycling holiday to go smoothly! This is an essential point on which we would like to insist.

We offer 2 solutions:
- You wish to make the trip with your own bike: we strongly recommend that you bring a bike that is at least "mid-range". This guarantees you a certain reliability that you will not regret (and neither will your tour leader and the rest of the group...)! Important: remember to have your bike fully serviced before you leave.


- If you wish to rent a bike from us: the possibilities vary according to the trip (please refer to the description of each trip). For some tours, it is possible to rent an electric bike. Important: remember to fill in the section "bike hire / your size" when you register in order to hire a bike suitable for your size.

How do you pack your bike for transport?

When travelling by train in France, your bike must be transported in a bag with a maximum size of 120 cm x 90 cm. This allows you to travel with your bike as hand luggage on all SNCF mainline trains and TGVs at no extra charge!

For air travel, it is imperative that you protect your bike properly. After deflating the tyres, removing the wheels (by removing the axle), the pedals and the derailleur (which is left hanging on the chain), we strongly recommend that you "sandwich" your bike in a large sheet of foam folded in half and placed in the cover (dense foam 3 to 5 cm thick). A sheet of cardboard or rigid plastic placed between the foam sheet and the inside of the cover can be a plus to bring more rigidity to the whole. We explain everything in this video.

On request, we can send you a detailed document on how to pack your bike for transport by plane.

If you wish, we sell special bike covers for 70 euros (including delivery to your home). If you prefer a rolling bag with integrated protection, we can also offer you the Rollbag for 299 euros including shipping.

housse de transport pour vélo de marque Vaude
2 femmes à vélo lors d'un circuit vélo en Irlande
 

Physical level

Physical level: the wheels

The success of your trip also depends on a good assessment of your physical condition. So read the table below carefully before you sign up for a trip.

 

tableau niveaux vélo vtc

cycliste dans la Drôme derrière un champs de tournesol
 
terrasse de café accueillante, une bonne halte pour cyclistes
 

Accommodation and food

Accommodation

All the accommodation we use is carefully selected to guarantee you comfort, hospitality and regional flair. Please bear in mind that we sometimes operate in "remote" locations where we do not always have the choice.

Our standard offers include nights in 2* and 3* hotels as well as Auberges and Gîtes. Most of the time you have the possibility to sleep in a twin room (double bed or separate beds) or in a single room, subject to availability. Please refer to the Dates and Prices / Practical Information section of each tour.

gîte pour vélo dans le Cantal Alta Terra
pique-nique à base de produits locaux et bio

Food

The discovery of the "local terroir" also includes the food, and this is particularly true for France. We give it special importance: hot meals in the morning and evening, picnics at lunchtime (mixed salad), race food, fresh and quality products.

s'orienter à vélo, carrefour vu du ciel
 

Orientation

Self-guided version: your navigation app

Ride with complete peace of mind! Thanks to the Vélorizons navigation app available on all our self-guided tours in France and around Europe, you can download the entire itinerary onto your smartphone and consult your road book with maps and profiles. Thanks to the app, you keep the list of booked accommodation and useful contacts with you.

vue de l'appli de navigation velorizons sur un smartphone
carnet de route des châteaux de la Loire à vélo

Road book and GPS tracks

For each self-guided trip, we send you a link allowing you to consult, download and print your logbook from your personal My France Bike Trips space. The logbook contains: coloured background maps with the route, the description of each intersection over the kilometers, the profile of the stages.

2 weeks before departure, we will also send you the GPS tracks in gpx format (if you prefer to use a GPS or your own navigation app).

à vélo électrique sur les petites routes de la Drôme, la traversée d'un village
 

Cancellation and assistance insurance

In order to avoid cancellation before departure or the consequences of a possible accident during the tour, we strongly advise you to pay attention to your personal insurance and assistance contracts.

France Bike Trips has negotiated for you insurance policies adapted to so-called "adventure" trips and offers to each participant to subscribe to one of the two policies that we have selected, knowing that we only act as an intermediary between you and the insurer:


- The comprehensive insurance (cost: 4,9% of the tour price) covers search and rescue, repatriation, medical costs, lost or stolen luggage, holiday interruption and cancellation.
- The comprehensive insurance with additional Covid-19 coverage (cost: 5,4% of the tour price) includes same guarantees as the comprehensive travel insurance, with the additional coverage for cancellation, denied boarding or refusal of entry due to a positive Covid-19 test results, as well as hotel expenses in case of mandatory quarantine.

Important note: Our insurance contract is only valid for persons with a permanent residence in Europe. The “liability insurance abroad” included in the contracts is only valid for persons with a permanent residence in France. Please contact us for details.