Cycling in France
Leisurely self-guided cycling holidays to suit all abilities
A cycling holiday in France not only offers some amazing scenery, but it is also a welcoming place for cyclists of any ability. Whether it’s through rolling fields of lavender, up and down mountain ranges, along towpaths of rivers and canals, there are wonderfully diverse landscapes for you to enjoy that have inspired artists since the beginning of time.
The food and wine that France produces are second to none. From crusty baguettes that create hunger pangs as you cycle past village bakeries to the delicious cheeses, this country possesses an abundance of edibles to ignite your taste buds. France is a wine enthusiast’s haven and a number of our tours include visits to vineyards where you can sample some of the country’s favourites.
We can arrange two types of cycling holidays. The first will take you on a route where you stay in a different hotel and your luggage is transported for you, the second is based at either one or two bases with daily circuits.
The cycle routes are easy to moderate difficulty with some ascents and descents which can be amended if necessary.
The hotel accommodation is carefully selected to offer you the best comfort after a days cycling. You will be equipped with a guidebook, detailed map and pre-departure information pack as well as emergency support by our local representative , should you need it.
By air, most of the UK airports have at least one flight to France’s 170 arrival points covered by lowcost, no frills and legacy airlines all with the common factor of offering good value fares and short flight times. Our French Leave Holidays flight-inclusive packages are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Please refer to our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate visit www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
By rail, French National Railways (SNCF) has and extensive rail network with direct Eurostar and great onward connecting services. This is an excellent alternative to flying or taking your own car.
Booking with French Leave Holidays: we will discuss with you and recommend the best holiday to meet your requirements. We endeavour to eventually gain first hand knowledge of all our products to be able to relay our personal experiences so please ask us for our opinion. Where we haven’t yet visited, we have at least established a face to face relationship with the supplier which forms the basis of our selection.
- Holidays at your pace
- Carefully selected cycling itineraries to suit all abilities
- A selection of bikes & e-bikes
- Detailed route notes
- Information on places to eat, visit and explore
- Accommodation every night selected for its quality and uniqueness
- Luggage transfers between overnight stops
- Local support and bike maintenance if required
- Transfers on arrival & departure
- Secure car parking can be arranged should you choose to arrive under your own steam
French Leave Holidays
- Centre Val de Loire
On this truly amazing cycling adventure you will discover the fantastic and varied countryside of the South West of France.
Enjoy the delightful countryside of the Loire and Cher Valley, strewn with majestic Chateaux that have been perfectly preserved. The cycle routes meander the region’s canals, rivers and gentle rolling hills. Discover the region’s vineyards that produce some of the country’s most delicious wines.
To find out more or plan your trip, call us today
+ 44 (0) 1737 452000
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