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Cycling Holidays in France

France is the perfect choice for cyclists of all abilities. Ranging from the miles and miles of flat land surrounding the majestic Loire and its stunning chateaux: the ideal setting for easy leisurely riding on quiet country roads to the rugged off road mountain biking terrain of the Alps and Pyrenées: fantastic for those keen for an endurance challenge set in spectacular scenery.

Home to the scented lavender fields of Provence, the woodlands and picturesque villages of the Dordogne, the dramatic coasts of Brittany and the Côte d'Azur and the sun-baked vineyards of Burgundy, France has a wealth of wonderful, varied scenery to enjoy from the saddle. Along the routes of these lovely cycling holidays, there is a wide range of fantastic restaurants, cafés and accommodation to enjoy French hospitality and culinary delights whilst you relax and unwind after a long day's riding.

Whether you’re interested in being part of a cycling tour or prefer more independence, there is a wide range of guided and self-guided holidays to choose from. You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent cycling holidays in France, so why not have a look at Anouk van den Eijnde's selection of the top biking breaks in France for some great ideas of the best holidays to enjoy France on two wheels. 

Our journey planner shows you how to travel by train from London to France and featured below are some of the best cycling holidays on offer in France, all of which are reachable by train or ferry.

Self-guided cycling tour in a pretty village

Perigord and Quercy for Avid Riders, France

This is a challenging self-guided cycling itinerary that includes some of the best-known medieval and prehistoric sites through Quercy and Perigord. See the best known sites and rack up quality miles on quiet roads and enjoy local food and wine.
From 940 euros per person based on double occupancy.Tour...
XC mountain biking in the Pyrenees mountains of France

Guided XC mountain biking holiday in the French Pyrenees

On this XC mountain biking holiday in the Pyrenees mountains of France you'll discover spectacular off the beaten path singletrack in a stunning mountain environment. Improve your riding thanks to the professional skills coaching that's included.

€710 based on two people sharing and a min 6 people booking

7 days
Various departures from 1 July to 31 October
Made it! Cyclists in Paris.

Cycling Tour from London to Paris, Beespoke

Cycle from classic London landmarks, to the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris, via: a transformed railway, gorgeous countryside and historic Normandy. A woodland bell tent and boutique Parisian hotel means the accommodation as varied as it is comfortable.


From 1 May to 1 October
Chateau de Chambord, France

Loire Valley Gastronomic Cycling, France

Cycle through the Loire Valley and visit the finest chateaux in France, stay in superb hotels, including the Chateau de Chissay, sample outstanding local cuisine and local wine, visit the majestic chateaux of Amboise and Chambord, and Chenonceaux.

From 1149.00 GBP

7 days
Various departures from From May to October
Dordogne kayaking, France

Dordogne Activities, France

This multi activity holiday combines walking, cycling and canoeing in the Dordogne. Experience the dramatic river valleys, impressive chateau, troglodyte cave dwellings Rocamadour, Grotte de Lacave and Gouffre de Padirac.

From £1167 tour only. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

9 days
Every 2 days through the summer
Burgundy holiday cycle track

Cycling in vintage Burgundy, France

This is a great route that starts and finishes in Dijon. Designed for those who want to take their time to enjoy a land rich in tradition, history, gastronomy and of course the fine wines of Beaune and Maconnais.

£695 (based on two people sharing)

8 days
Departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from April to October
Cycling the tow path

Cycle the Canal du Midi

Explore the fabulous French vineyards, chateaux and waterways by bike along the Canal du Midi on a guided tour fully supported by a dedicated vehicle, with half the trip on dedicated cycle paths. Bring nothing but enthusiasm and an appetite!

Prices from £1329

8 days
Saturday departures from end of April to the end of September