Cycling in France
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When you book your holiday in France, you will be in a country with a wealth of cycling opportunities. From cycle trails which follow old railway lines or river valleys in Brittany, through to bike riding through mountain passes in the Pyrenees, there is a cycle holiday in France for everybody, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced cyclist. The Loire Valley is a perfect destination for those looking for a more sedate cycling holiday. Here you can combine bike-riding with the obligatory chateau-visiting and even wine-tasting as you ride your bike past the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Or why not take a cycle tour through Provence or the Dordogne - taking in the pretty villages on a bike ride is a wonderful experience!
Cycle hire is possible either at or close to the bed and breakfast and chateau accommodation that we list below, so you now have no excuse!
Cycling in France in the Calais Area Region
Family friendly chateau B&B near Abbeville and Calais
This is a splendid family-friendly chateau B&B near Calais, Dieppe and Abbeville in NE France which is full of history.
Dating back to the 18th C, the chateau is a great base for a romantic short break near the beaches of the North coast of France and the historic Bay of the Somme.
Relax in the peaceful surroundings of a unique country estate, with horse riding and bike/cycle rental available on site and a golf course nearby too. Children will love the farm animals which include hors
Dog friendly bed and breakfast near Boulogne and Calais, France
This bed and breakfast near Calais and Boulogne is a wonderful combination of both the modern and the traditional French farmhouse design. The location is just perfect for a stopover en route to your holiday destination (it is just 5 kms from exit 36 of the A16 autoroute) or for a short break in the Pas de Calais.
The B&B which is 20 minutes from Boulogne and 30 mins from Calais ferry port is a haven of peace and tranquillity with views to match. In summer months you'll no doubt be drawn
Dog friendly & family friendly B&B near Calais & Boulogne with swimming pool
As a stopover en route to the South of France or as a base for a short break to explore the Somme area, this bed and breakfast near Calais and Boulogne is hard to beat with the biggest attraction being the 8m x 4m swimming pool (heated April-October) which is rare in the NE of France!
Only just over an hour from Calais and the tunnel and the same distance from Rouen, the B&B is located in beautiful rolling countryside on the edge of the bustling market village of Saint Riquier near Abbevi
A great value family and dog friendly B&B near Calais
This is a great value bed and breakfast near Bethune, Lille and Calais, a great spot for a B&B stopover en route to or from Calais or Dunkirk. The A26 autoroute is just 7kms away.
It is set in the peaceful little village of Annequin just 8 km from Béthune, 10 km from the new museum Louvre Lens and 30 min from Lille and 1h20 from Calais. For anyone interested in WW1 history, this spot is close to the front line and guided tours of the battlefields and memorials/cemeteries can be ar
Cycling in France in the Normandy Region
Dog friendly chateau hotel near St Lo and Cherbourg Normandy France
This lovely pet friendly 3* chateau hotel is in a fabulous location near Saint Lo in Normandy.
The chateau is perfectly placed both for a stopover en route to Cherbourg and for a short break in Normandy to visit the Normandy D-Day landing beaches, Mont Saint Michel and even Bayeux too.
The beautiful old building which dates back to the XVIth century is surrounded by several hectares of private gardens and lawns. It's a lovely peaceful and relaxing place for a short break in Normandy.
Bed and breakfast near Sainte Mere Eglise, Utah Landing Beach and Cherbourg Normandy France
This 16th century manor house B&B near Saint-Mere-Eglise in Normandy is just 30 mins from Cherbourg and in the perfect situation for visiting so many of the sights that Normandy has to offer.
Set amidst beautiful countryside it is a mere two-minute drive to the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise with its restaurants and famous church where the British paratrooper became caught in the steeple during WW2. You can literally walk to Utah Beach and then Omaha Beach is only 35 mins away. Bayeux, Ca
Beautiful watermill B&B near Dieppe and Rouen Normandy France
This beautiful converted 18th C watermill B&B near Rouen and Dieppe in Normandy is so full of charm and character and has the benefit of a fab heated indoor swimming pool.
The A28 autoroute is just a few minutes away which makes the B&B perfect for a stopover. But stay longer and visit some of the beautiful gardens that are within half an hour's drive of the B&B.
This part of Normandy is also fantastic for road biking and leisure biking. There's the 45km long 'avenue verte' o
Family-friendly B&B near Rouen and Dieppe in Normandy France
This great value bed and breakfast near Rouen (40kms to the West) and Dieppe (50kms to the North) is also within easy reach of Paris which is 110kms to the South.
The fine old farmhouse dates from the nineteenth century and is situated in four hectares of gardens. It has been meticulously restored into a little sanctuary of peace and quiet by your hosts who now take great pleasure in welcoming people of all nationalities into their home and in improving their already very proficient English!
A charming chateau B&B with pool near Caen and Bayeux in Normandy
What a beautiful setting for this charming chateau B&B near Caen and Bayeux in Normandy. The heated swimming pool, available May to October, is a huge attraction!
The chateau is located just 45 minutes from Caen ferry port and an hour from both Honfleur and Bayeux, making it an ideal base from which to explore the highlights of Normandy.
The 19th century chateau is surrounded by 2 hectares of peaceful parkland in which you're invited to relax in warmer months.
Christophe and St
Cycling in France in the Brittany Region
Chateau B&B in Morlaix near Roscoff Northern Brittany, France
This wonderful old manor house bed and breakfast in Morlaix near Roscoff in Brittany has been described as like something out of a film set.
A country estate in the middle of Morlaix, an oasis in the town, it is close to everything and yet beautifully quiet. It is unmissable if you are travelling to or from the ferry port of Roscoff or as a base for a cycling holiday in this lovely corner of Brittany. Secure bike storage is available.
The atmosphere at this truly unique B&B is Brittan
Cycling in France in the Pays de la Loire Region
B&B near La Rochelle with a swimming pool near the Vendée beaches
This lovely B&B near la Rochelle airport (22kms) is close to the sandy beaches of the west coast.
The former priory has been beautifully restored and renovated and now provides quality accommodation to guests. There is a swimming pool and visits to local attractions can be arranged on your behalf. Bikes are also available to you.
Four guest rooms are available, all individually decorated and varying in size, all classically furnished and containing old pieces of furniture. All have in
Charming town house B&B in Mayenne near le Mans, Rennes and Laval
This is a wonderfully charming Australian-owned town house bed and breakfast, perfectly situated in the heart of the historic city of Mayenne.
The property dates back to 1720 and is on the edge of a tree-lined central square. It's just a 450m walk to cafes, restaurants, the castle and some great boutique shopping.
There are a wide range of dining options available which range from Michelin starred restaurants to your humble pizza!
The B&B has convenient free street parking and there
Luxury boutique chateau hotel near Le Mans and Tours, France
This gorgeous historic family-owned luxury chateau hotel is perfect for a romantic break or special occasion celebration.
The chateau is between le Mans and Tours on the northern edge of the Loire valley. It is a haven of peace thanks to the acres of centuries old parkland and woodland that surround it.
Explore one of the four gardens in the grounds, Italian, Japanese, American and Inca, or take a seat in the enchanted setting of the beautiful rose garden. The whole environment of the ch
Cycling in France in the Loire Valley Region
Charming B&B near Chinon and the Loire Valley vineyards, France
This gorgeous bed and breakfast near Chinon in the Loire Valley dates back to the 14th century and is in a charming little hamlet, just 6kms from Chinon which is also the nearest rail station. The B&B is great value, filled with quality antique furniture and fine furnishings.
Guests have use of a lounge where they can sit and relax in their own time. There is the possibility of limited private off-street parking in two (smallish) garages and one courtyard space. Please state the need for
Great value dog friendly B&B in the Southern Loire Valley, France
This British-owned B&B is an easy drive from the A20, exit junction 20 or 21, just a stroll away from the village square of the pretty market village of Chaillac near Argenton-sur-Creuse where there is also a lake with a water slide and children's play area - an ideal place for children to run around and let of steam after several hours travelling!
This beautifully renovated village house is a warm and homely bed and breakfast where you will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. The high
Dog-friendly B&B near Orleans in the southern Loire Valley France
This beautiful manor house offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation 50 kms south of Orléans, just 10 minutes from exit 3 of the A71 autoroute. It's ideal not only for a stopover on your route to or from the Channel ports but also for a longer stay to visit the chateaux of the Loire Valley.
The b&b is on the outskirts of the small village of Chaumont-sur-Tharonne in the heart of the Sologne Forest region of the Loire Valley.
Relax in the gardens in the shade of the weepin
Boutique B&B near Saumur and Fontevraud with swimming pool
Such history and charm at this boutique B&B near Saumur, Chinon and Fontevraud in the Loire Valley.
The old building is built on the remains of medieval foundations and displays an engraving dated 1699. It has been lovingly transformed over the years into a beautiful family home with thick old stone walls, cool tiled floors and exposed beams.
Enjoy a short break here and enjoy the culture, wine and gastronomy of the Loire Valley. Visit the local vineyards, sample and buy the delicio
Charming B&B near Tours in the Loire Valley
This child friendly B&B near Tours in the Loire Valley is a former presbytery and a fab base for a short break to discover the chateaux and vineyards of the area.
The B&B is in a peaceful little village (very little through traffic) 20 minutes from Tours. The main chateaux of the Loire valley such as Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Vouvray are all just 30 minutes away. Likewise, the vineyards of Touraine and Bourgeuil are just a stone's throw away.
The beautiful old property
Luxury boutique B&B hotel near Amboise chateaux and vineyards
This lovingly restored country house hotel was originally built in the 1800's and today provides luxury dog friendly and family friendly accommodation near Amboise, Tours and Blois in the Loire Valley, France.
This is an area of vineyards and a wealth of cultural, leisure and sporting attractions. Wine-tasting and vineyard visits to the famous vineyards of Vouvray, Touraine Amboise, Mesland, Cheverny and Montlouis can be arranged
In season, enjoy the heated pool and the covered, outdoor j
Cycling in France in the Champagne Region
Family friendly B&B near Epernay in Champagne, France.
This family friendly bed and breakfast near Epernay (20 minutes) in Champagne is a real gem. Nothing is too much trouble for your Kiwi hosts, whether you are on a mere stopover en route to your ski holiday in the French Alps/summer holiday in the south of France or enjoying a longer break in the Champagne region.
The beautifully renovated country house is in a tiny little village within easy reach of Epernay and Sezanne from where you can explore the Champagne vineyards - ask your hosts for t
Luxury chateau hotel in Champagne near Epernay France
The 17th century walls of this magnificent luxury 4* chateau hotel near Epernay in Champagne are steeped in history. The chateau is listed as a historic monument and is surrounded by a moat which you can row around using one of the chateau's two rowing boats!
This chateau hotel is just 3 hours from Calais and is so easy to reach for a cheeky romantic short break in Champagne. It's also ideally placed as a luxury ski stopover en route to your skiing holiday in the French Alps.
Cycling in France in the Alsace/Lorraine Region
Dog friendly B&B near Colmar Strasbourg and Alsace vineyards, France
You'll love this beautiful bed and breakfast near Colmar and Strasbourg in Alsace. It's just 5 miles from exit 11 of the A35 autoroute and 5 miles from the Alsace 'route des vins', a picturesque road that meanders through the vineyards that produce the mainly white wines for which Alsace is renowned.
Explore the many little half-timbered Alsace villages and eat typical Alsace food such as Sauerkraut in one of the many delightful restaurants in the area. Indeed, there are 2 restaurants in the
Cycling in France in the Burgundy Region
Quality B&B near Macon in Beaujolais, Burgundy on a vineyard estate
This is a truly charming B&B on a vineyard estate near Macon in Beaujolais, S Burgundy. The winery produces delicious Pouilly Fuissé wines including a sparkling wine made by the 'méthode traditionnelle'. You must try it!
The accommodation is easily accessible via the main rail station at Macon. Your hosts can collect you if they have enough notice and then you can explore the vineyards on a hired mountain bike. Highly recommended to really experience life in this wine-produ
Great value B&B with pool near Macon and the Beaujolais vineyards
This B&B in Beaujolais is exceptional. We don't say that lightly. It is situated in the small wine making village of Azé near Maçon (12kms) in southern Burgundy and there are vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Although the B&B is ideally placed for a ski stopover (just 20 mins from exit 27 of the A6 autoroute, 6h30 from Calais), it's also a fantastic base from which to explore the vineyards of Beaujolais and the many historic towns in this unspoilt part of France.
Quality B&B near Beaune and the Burgundy vineyards of France
This is a wonderfully stylish and yet homely family friendly bed and breakfast near Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. It is just 4kms from the little village of Chagny where you will find some lovely restaurants and all of the other facilities that you would expect.
The B&B is in a calm, but not isolated location and perfectly placed for a ski stopover en route to the Alps as junction 24.1 (the exit for Beaune) is only 10kms to the North.
The 19th century manor house is surrounded by
Quality bed and breakfast and evening meals near Nevers in Burgundy
This gorgeous Dutch-owned bed and breakfast is near Nevers (40 minutes) in Burgundy, near the N7 and just outside the village of St. Saulgé amidst the beautiful unspoilt countryside of Western Burgundy.
This area is fantastic for a mountain biking holiday in France with over 550kms of waymarked trails in the immediate area. The roads are also superb for a road biking or bike touring holiday. Or, if you are looking for a walking holiday in France, then you will find numerous walks for a
Great value dog friendly B&B near Beaune in Burgundy
This wonderful old 17th century French farmhouse represents everything that you would hope for in a bed and breakfast in France - fantastic hospitality, gorgeous home cooked food and bundles of charm and character in the midst of the Burgundy countryside.
The dog friendly bed and breakfast is near Beaune (1h15) in the heart of the Côte d'Or area of Burgundy and on the edge of the stunning Morvan Natural Park. Within easy reach of junction 23 of the A6 autoroute it's in an ideal locatio
Cycling in France in the Poitou Charentes Region
Eco-friendly bed and breakfast near Poitiers and Niort France
This is such a characterful B&B near Poitiers (54kms to the airport), just outside the village of Melle to the SE of Niort, really handy for access to the A10 autoroute.
This great value B&B is a beautifully restored country house with exposed stone walls, old oak beams, warmth and character. It's in such a peaceful setting too.
The accommodation will especially appeal to those who are environmentally conscious as it has recently been awarded the European Ecolabel status.
Cycling in France in the Limousin Region
Great value B&B near Limoges and Rochechouart, France
This great value bed and breakfast near Limoges (35 minutes to the East) and Rochechouart (15 minutes to the North) is in a lovely peaceful rural setting on the edge of the Perigord Limousin regional Natural Park.
The beautifully renovated farmhouse B&B is on a country lane just outside Oradour-sur-Vayre and is home not only to your British B&B hosts but also to various animals including sheep and chickens, so eggs naturally feature on the table at breakfast!
There is an above gr
Child-friendly bed and breakfast near Limoges France
This British-owned farmhouse B&B near Limoges (Limoges is 45 minutes to the east) is located on the edge of the hamlet of Videix within the Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin.
The accommodation is surrounded by the unspoilt countryside of the Limousin and the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists, as the many quiet roads and paths pass through beautiful countryside and lead to pretty villages.
You can swim and sunbathe at the Videix manmade beaches or hire kayaks, pedalos, canoes, sai
Welcoming dog friendly B&B near Limoges
This family and dog friendly B&B near Limoges is a mere 10 minutes from J24 of the A20 autoroute - perfect for a stopover to or from your holiday in SW France.
Your British hosts chose this spot on the edge of a charming village because of the breathtaking views and the tranquil, unspoilt surrounding countryside. The B&B is well situated for hiking and bike riding as well as for discovering the historic city of Limoges. Limoges airport is just 25 minutes away.
The newly renovated p
Cycling in France in the Auvergne Region
Peaceful stylish family friendly bed and breakfast near Clermont-Ferrand
Peaceful and relaxing, stylish yet cosy, this family friendly manor house bed and breakfast near Clermont-Ferrand (25kms) and Thiers (15kms) is just 5 minutes from the A89 autoroute in the Puy de Dome area of the Auvergne in Central France.
This is a great spot from which to visit the volcanic landscape of the Sancy area to the West of Clermont or the Livradois Natural Park to the East and the beautiful thermal town of Vichy is only a 40 minute drive on lovely quiet roads.
In the heart o
Cycling in France in the Rhone Alpes Region
Gorgeous B&B with swimming pool near Montelimar and Monts d'Ardeche
What a special situation for this character B&B in the Ardeche area of the south of France. It's in the heart of the natural regional park of the Monts d'Ardèche west of Montelimar and the Rhone valley, an outdoor enthusiast's nirvana.
The B&B is a charming old farmhouse, a wonderful blend of old stones, wood, polished clay floors and the warmth of painted lime-plastered walls.
Peace and calm are the order of the day at this B&B. The property is surrounded by almost two
Cycling in France in the French Alps Region
Gorgeous boutique B&B in the Savoie French Alps
This simply gorgeous boutique chalet B&B in the Savoie area of the French Alps is in a stunning mountain location. It's a hidden treasure and a gem of a place for the outdoor sports enthusiast, summer as well as winter.
The picturesque little hamlet is only 30 mins from the ski resorts of Valmorel, Meribel and Courchevel and just 40 mins from the stunning lakeside town of Annecy.
What was an old barn is now an authentic and charming luxury chalet full of original features. There's a co
Boutique hotel near Bourg St Maurice and Paradiski French Alps
This classic alpine village farmhouse in the northern French Alps has been lovingly converted into boutique bed and breakfast accommodation. Set in the Tarentaise, one of the most beautiful parts of the French Alps, it has all the home-from-home comforts with fantastic skiing, walking, cycling and all manner of mountain sports right on your doorstep.
Just 7km from Bourg St Maurice and the famous Route des Grandes Alpes (an epic Alpine trail for motorists, bikers and cyclists), and just acros
Cycling in France in the Provence and Riviera Region
Very special boutique B&B near Gap, Provence and the Ecrins National Park
I fell in love with this very special boutique bed and breakfast near Gap (26kms) and Sisteron (50kms) in Provence, not far from the village of Veynes in the Hautes Alpes department of France. What a special experience.
It is a truly magical place set in 7 hectares of peaceful parkland where you will find an orchard, beehives, a pond, meandering paths, a tennis court..... you can't help but relax here.
Pull up a chair on the terrasse next to the old pigeonnier and read a good book, or sn
Excellent value family friendly B&B in Ancelle near Gap and French Alps
This lovely bed and breakfast is on the edge of the pretty village of Ancelle in the Champsaur Valley 18kms NE of Gap on the edge of the Ecrins National Park.
At an altitude of 1350m, the B&B is the perfect base for both the summer and winter outdoor sports enthusiast, with waymarked mountain bike circuits and walking routes on your doorstep, not to mention kilometer after kilometer of fantastic road biking.
The scenery here is breathtaking. In winter, the little ski resort with 26km
A stunning chateau B&B near Saint Tropez Provence
This stunning chateau B&B in Provence is classified as a Historic Monument. Its restoration from the ruins of a medieval fortress to the quality chateau we see today has been truly breathtaking.
The Chateau B&B is situated in the peaceful valley of Caramy in the Var department of Provence an hour west of Saint Tropez. It's a beautiful spot, set back from the madness of the Riviera with a lovely little peaceful lake nearby in which you can take a dip in the summer months. Kids will
Cycling in France in the Languedoc Region
B&B near Quillan Carcassonne and Perpignan France
This British owned bed and breakfast accommodation is situated midway between the cities of Carcassonne and Perpignan (40 and 50 minute drive respectively), 4km from the town of Quillan
The accommodation is at the northern end of the spectacular Gorge la Pierre-Lys, an area of outstanding beauty and a great location for both summer and winter holidays
Guests can sit by the river or on the terrace and relax with a bottle of wine enhanced by the sound of the river Aude in the background. Th
B&B near Beziers, Canal du Midi and beaches of South of France
This British-owned bed and breakfast accommodation is situated in the village of Saint Geniès de Fontédit, just 10 miles from Béziers with easy access to Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Perpignan along the A9.
Some of the best beaches that France has to offer are within a 20 mile drive of the B&B. The beautiful Canal du Midi is less than 15 miles away and the breathtaking River Orb is only 5 miles from the accommodation where you can enjoy numerous activities
Cycling in France in the Midi-Pyrenees Region
B&B near Saint Girons in the Ariege Pyrenees
This dog and family friendly B&B near Saint Girons in the Ariege Pyrenees is a charming base for a mountain holiday. Run by a young, dynamic, welcoming couple, the big old farmstead is in the perfect location for an active holiday in the mountains of the French Pyrenees.
The B&B is nestled next to a gentle fishing river on the edge of a tranquil little village, just down from the classic Col du Portet d'Aspet. Within 15 minutes you can be starting your mountain hike or riding your bi
Luxury boutique B&B in Luchon in the French Pyrenees
This luxury B&B is within walking distance of Luchon town centre making the accommodation a great base for a sporting or activity holiday in the Pyrenees. The gondola up to the Superbagneres ski resort is just 10 minutes walk.
The chalet-style property has glorious views up to the high mountains which border Spain. Set back on a quiet residential street on the edge of Luchon it has an outdoor jacuzzi spa which is very welcome after a day of activities.
If you are on an activity holiday
Cycling in France in the Aquitaine Region
Family friendly B&B near Biarritz and the Atlantic Beaches
This Anglo/French owned B&B near Hossegor in SW France is just a stone's throw from some beautiful beaches.
Biarritz is just 30 mins to the south and Daz the same distance to the north. This B&B is a brilliant choice for a stopover en route to your holiday in Spain, but do stop a while and explore the coast.
The B&B which is set in 1200m2 of gardens is a stone's throw from shops, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy the 11m x 6m swimming pool, sundecks, barbecues and everything you need
Bed and breakfast between Bergerac and Bordeaux near vineyards
This beautifully renovated spacious bed and breakfast near Saint Emilion (20 mins), Bordeaux (just an hour to the City Centre) and Bergerac (40 mins) is on the edge of the beautiful historic village of Montcaret in the Dordogne region of France.
Set on the main Bergerac-Bordeaux road, this is a great location for heading out to explore the numerous vineyards of the area and of course go wine tasting. Your British hosts can arrange vineyard visits and tastings for you - just ask.
For an a
Charming B&B near Pau in the Pyrenees foothills
This lovely old 19th century manor house B&B near Pau and Oloron Saint Marie in the Pyrenees foothills is an ideal base for the outdoor enthusiast. It's just 50 mins from Pau airport and 1h20 from Biarritz, so perfect for a short break from the UK.
This is a beautiful area of rolling countryside and picturesque villages. Spain is just across the border and the Atlantic coast and Basque country are just a short drive away.
The area is a mecca for cyclists, hikers and skiers as well as
Luxury chateau hotel near Bordeaux France on a vineyard estate
This fine 3* chateau hotel offers great value B&B accommodation near Bordeaux (30 minutes to the South) in the heart of the Médoc and between the vineyards of Moulis & Margaux.
The land surrounding this elegant 18th century chateau has been planted with vines for more than 3 centuries and now produces well reputed AOC Cru Bourgeois Médoc wine which you must sample during your stay. The Domaine can arrange vineyard visits for you, not only to their own facility but to vi
Cycling in France gives the visitor the opportunity to really explore the French countryside and to take in not only the culinary and cultural delights of the country but also to experience French hospitality at its best as you stay in small bed and breakfast or even chateau accommodation during your stay. Whether you opt for a guided or a self-guided cycle tour of or in France, you are sure to have a memorable time!