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Ride Overview

We organise both fully supported  and self-guided cycling holidays taking in a variety of regions in France. Our itineraries last from several days to a fortnight with varying daily distances, and varying terrain. What they have in common are quiet roads, comfortable hotels, and beautiful landscapes.

On our fully supported tours we accompany the holiday with a vehicle and full back up. We transport your luggage each day, and are close at hand in case you need assistance, get lost, or fancy a ride in the vehicle. Our French speaking guides are always on hand to help and advise, and they know our routes intimately.

On our self-guided options you make your own way from place to place, carrying your own luggage and making use of our detailed route notes. This allows you the flexibility to travel when you can, be it a last minute decision to hop across the channel or a week long tour where you want to know that hotels and route are taken care of. In short, we take the guess-work out of the planning.

The bicycle is a wonderful means of transport, being quick enough to cover a good distance each day, yet slow enough to take it all in. What’s more, when you’re taking lots of exercise you can eat and drink what you like without feeling guilty!

We advise our clients to make as much preparation as they can before their trip. The more you do before, the more you will enjoy it. The rule of thumb is that if you can cover half the day’s distance non-stop, then you will be able to cover the whole distance once you throw in several breaks for eating, sightseeing or just sitting by the side of the road enjoying a fine view. Therefore all of our trips are within reach of moderately active people, and indeed even the longest have been completed by people who have made no preparations whatsoever.

We actively encourage single travellers who do not pay a supplement (unless they specifically request a single room) and who will immediately have much in common with the other guests.

We hope that you like our selection of tours. If you cannot find what you are looking for please get in touch as we can tailor our trips, or even create new ones for you. It’s what we love doing!

Our current list of French Cycling Tours...

St Malo to Sète

St Malo to Sète

11 days total / 10 days cycling; 1,123 km / 702 miles. 15,161m ascent | Rating: Extreme

This classic French end-to-end is a true journey. Experience the changing landscape and architecture as you head south from the English Channel to the Mediterranean.

Calais to Nice

Calais to Nice

15 days; 893 miles (1,429 km). | Rating: Difficult

Pass through ancient towns and villages, as well as many wine producing areas, on an unforgettable journey from the Channel to the Mediterranean from the flatlands of the north to the dramatic Gorges de Verdon in the south. An optional ascent of Mont Ventoux is also included!

Loire Source to Sea

Loire Source to Sea

13 days total / 11 days cycling; 1,053km / 662 miles | Rating: Difficult

Follow the Loire river as it transforms from humble beginnings to a mighty waterway. A tour full of variety, from the mountains of the Massif Central, through chateaux country and then vineyards, to our final destination at a beach-front hotel.

The Atlantic Seaboard

The Atlantic Seaboard

15 days total / 13 days cycling. 1,344 km / 840 miles | Rating: Difficult

A true long distance ride with fairly high daily distances. Diverse scenery throughout and a real acheivement!

St Malo to Nice

St Malo to Nice

1,513km / 946 miles (ave 59 miles per day); 16 days riding | Rating: Difficult

A fantastic journey through France seeing some of the most famous sights and scenery of them all including Mont St Michel, vineyards galore, the famous Tarn, Ardeche and Verdon gorges and the lavender fields of Provence. Optional Mont Ventoux ascent.

The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown

5 days total, 3 days riding. 7,500m ascent. 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast accommodation. | Rating: Extreme

Dordogne and Lot

Dordogne and Lot

8 days total, 6 days cycling. 302 miles total; 50 miles average per day. Varied terrain. Hotels in wonderful medieval centres. | Rating: Moderate

Famous sights and quiet roads around a region that epitomises France, with good food and character hotels. A round-trip from Bergerac encompasses all the best known places for which the region is justifiably well known as well as the best cycling. Perhaps our favourite tour!

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

240 km / 150 miles. 5 days cycling, 1 non cycling day spent in Carcassonne. | Rating: Easy

Cycle along the Canal du Midi in southern France enjoying a slower pace of life as you ride along flat terrain without any hills at all! Enjoy watching the world go by and take time to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine as the magic of the canal takes you to another more relaxed place!

Loire Valley Classic

Loire Valley Classic

8 days total / 6 days cycling; 429 km / 268 miles | Rating: Easy

Gentle terrain is the order of the day in the Loire Valley, which is many people's impression of France. Famous for the stupendous architecture of the Loire Valley Chateaux, magical rivers and quiet roads, we cover the well-known sights and some less well-known.

The Bordeaux Superieur

The Bordeaux Superieur

7 days / 5 days cycling; 363 km / 227 miles | Rating: Easy

Fantastic scenery and quiet roads wind around this internationally renowned area, whilst you stay in comfortable hotels and taste excellent food and wines. A gentle ride over gentle terrain past the world famous vineyards of the Medoc, Graves, St Emilion and Sauternes, and through historic villages and towns encircling the rejuvenated city of Bordeaux.

Provence and Luberon

Provence and Luberon

8 days total; 6 days' cycling. 348 km / 216 miles | Rating: Moderate

Perched hilltop villages, lavender and olive groves. This is classic southern France made famous by 'A Year in Provence' and 'Jean de Florette' and is ideal cycling country with fantastic food and a good climate.

Alsace and  the Vosges

Alsace and the Vosges

9 Days total / 7 Days cycling; 502 km / 313 miles | Rating: Difficult

With picture postcard scenery, a cycling tour of Alsace and the Vosges is a mixture of fine cuisine, venerated vineyards and unspoilt countryside.

Normandy Discovery

Normandy Discovery

4 days total / 4 days cycling; 325 km / 203 miles | Rating: Moderate

A lovely tour through a lovely landscape. Pretty hamlets, cider and calvados. Moderate daily distances take quiet lanes through lush countryside which has changed little over the centuries, and a warm Norman welcome awaits.

Brittany Explorer

Brittany Explorer

6 days total / 5 days cycling; 360 km / 225 miles | Rating: Moderate

A wonderful insight into the region of Brittany, showing many of the highlights and gastronomic specialities. History is never far away with Mediaeval towns, castles and villages.

Normandy and Brittany combined

Normandy and Brittany combined

9 days total / 9 days cycling; 685 km / 428 miles | Rating: Moderate

A combination of the two north west regions of France, Brittany and Normandy, demonstrating their different characters and charms.

Normandy Heritage

Normandy Heritage

6 days total / 6 days cycling; 404 km / 252 miles | Rating: Moderate

Discover the rural idyll that is Normandy with this week long tour. Breathtaking scenery and historic sights, together with fine food and wine, combine to make this a region to remember fondly.

D-Day Beaches and the Battle of Normandy

D-Day Beaches and the Battle of Normandy

5 days total / 5 days cycling; 355 km / 221 miles | Rating: Moderate

An evocative ride through the D-Day landing beaches and the battlefields of Summer 1944, visiting all the key sites leading to the victory in Normandy. Accompanied by a Battlefield Guide.

Great War Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme

Great War Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme

340 km / 212 miles; 7 days total / 5 days cycling. | Rating: Moderate

A poignant tour of the First World War Battlefields by bike, with plenty of time to absorb the events of a century ago. Cycling between locations gives a unique opportunity to appreciate the landscape and geography of the period. An ideal way to mark the Centenary of 'the war to end all wars', known at the time as 'The Great War'

Somme Battlefields Weekend

Somme Battlefields Weekend

3 days' cycling, 30 - 35 miles a day. 4 nights in comfortable hotels with breakfast, 3 picnic lunches, 3 evening meals included. | Rating: Moderate

Discover the Battle of the Somme and the events of 1 July 1916 and much more in this cycling tour of the region. See the magnificent Thiepval Memorial, the Pals Battalion Memorials, original trenches and secret places where only cyclists can go!

Passchendaele and Ypres Salient Battlefields

Passchendaele and Ypres Salient Battlefields

5 days, 3 days' cycling; 142 km / 89 miles total. | Rating: Easy

Visit the famous and moving sites including Passchendaele, Langemarke, Tyne Cot, Messines, Sanctuary Wood and Polygon Wood amongst many others. Gentle cycling along quiet lanes in a virtually flat region of Flanders. 3 days cycling, 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation based in Ypres; 2 evening meals with wine included.

Verdun Battlefields

Verdun Battlefields

4 nights, 3 days easy cycling. c.90 miles total | Rating: Easy

Tour the unforgettable Verdun battlefields by bike and see the vestiges of the ruined villages, trench systems and monuments such as Douaumont.

Ones to watch for the future

Ones to watch for the future

A selection of rides we are planning for future years to coincide with special events and anniversaries. | Rating: Easy

Ones to watch for the future; some rides we are planning which may interest you and fit your plans for a cycling holiday in years to come.