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Cycling Holidays in France
Cycling Holidays France

Cycling Holidays France

Cycling Holidays in France

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Cycle Northern France: Brittany to Normandy

Cycling Holidays in France
7 Days from USD 3,448
USD 3,105

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Take to the saddle through northern France's idyllic landscapes and world-changing history

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Cycle Champagne & Burgundy – Premium Adventure

Premium Adventures

Cycling Holidays in France
7 Days from USD 6,225

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Vineyard vistas and gentle cycling through two celebrated wine regions

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Cycle the Loire Valley

Cycling Holidays in France
7 Days from USD 4,875

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Cycle through France's Loire Valley and discover fairytale chateaux and prestigious vineyards

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Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling

Beynac village, Dordogne, France
9 Days from USD 2,360

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Cycle through France's dramatic river valleys, medieval villages and past fairytale chateaux

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Cotes Du Ventoux Cycling

Cycling Holidays in France
7 Days from USD 2,585

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Explore Provence with its colourful medieval villages, eclectic markets and good local wines

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Corsica with Ebike

Cycling Holidays in France
8 Days from USD 3,200

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Discover the stunning North coast of Corsica

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Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling

Cycling Holidays in France
5 Days from USD 2,090

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Discover the famous hilltop villages and breath-taking scenery of the Luberon region.

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Cycling the Grand Crus of Burgundy

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7 Days from USD 2,435

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Cycle Burgundy while enjoying exceptional food and wine

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Top 5 Destinations for Cycling France

Loire Valley: The Loire Valley is renowned for its fairytale castles, lush vineyards and scenic riverside cycling paths. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to over 800 castles, each with its own unique charm and fascinating history to uncover. As you ride along the Loire River, explore the charming villages, rolling hills and historic towns that pepper the landscape. Stop off at the famous Château de Chambord or the romantic Château de Chenonceau to delve into France’s royal past. The Loire Valley also boasts world-class wineries where you can sample the region’s famous wines, such as Sancerre and Vouvray.

Corsica: The island of Corsica is home to a rugged and wild landscape that provides a thrilling backdrop for cycling in France. With its dramatic cliffs, emerald waters and winding mountain roads, Corsica is a paradise for anyone seeking a challenge. The island’s diverse terrain includes everything from challenging mountain climbs to gentler coastal routes, making it suitable for riders of all levels. Explore the historic town of Bonifacio perched on limestone cliffs, pedal through the dense forests of the interior or enjoy a leisurely ride along the sandy beaches of Porto-Vecchio.

Dordogne: The Dordogne region in southwestern France boasts the most beautiful countryside, strewn with charming villages and prehistoric caves. Cycling through the Dordogne Valley, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views of green rolling hills, meandering rivers and lush forests. Visit the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its cobblestone streets and imposing architecture or pedal along the Dordogne River past fairytale castles and vineyards. The region is also a paradise for foodies, with its famous foie gras, truffles and walnuts. Don’t miss a visit to the Lascaux caves to see ancient cave paintings dating back thousands of years.

Provence: Provence is one of the most scenic regions for cycling France, known for its sublime landscapes, colourful markets and sleepy hilltop villages. Riding through Provence, you’ll encounter fields of lavender in full bloom, olive groves stretching to the horizon and vineyards that produce world-class wines. Explore the quaint villages of Fontaine-de- Vaucluse and Roussillon perched on rocky outcrops or explore the ruined castle of Lacoste. Provence’s sun-drenched countryside, delicious cuisine and vibrant culture give you a true taste of the authentic French way of life.

Burgundy: Located in eastern France, Burgundy is renowned for its vineyards, historic sites and pretty canals. As you ride through Burgundy, you’ll pass through charming villages such as Beaune, famous for its hospices and fine wines. Explore the vine-covered hills of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, where some of the world’s most prestigious wines are produced. Pedal among the wine villages of Oeuilly and Fleury la Rivière en route to Hautvillers, where the Benedictine monk, Dom Pérignon, once worked. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to sample the famous red wines, such as Burgundy, Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée.

This was such an attack on the senses and fantastic from start to finish. Vietnam has so much to offer and each day was a new experience which made the Cycling manageable and even in parts enjoyable. It was very hot when we went (August) but everyone powered through and felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the trip.

Alex Morris Cycling Vietnam

A superb cycling adventure in Puglia in hot and sunny weather in June 2024. Our leader Manni was excellent in every way making sure everyone had a wonderful trip and was kept safe at all times. Mostly quiet undulating back roads with 2 quite hilly days, we visited some spectacular towns in this lovely region – for me the highlights were Matera, Alberobello, Gallipoli and Otranto., staying in ‘Cave Room’ and ‘Trulli’ hotels, not forgetting a fantastic Masseria where the wine and olive oil were produced on site – with a beautiful bedroom and super swimming pool. But one thing was unforgettable, and that was the opportunity to swim several times in crystal clear Ionian and Adriatic seas, including a pre-breakfast 6.30am swim in Otranto. Thank you Manni for all your hard work making this a special trip

Robert Pratt Cycling Puglia & Matera

FAQs on Cycling in France

What to expect on a cycling holiday in France?

When choosing cycling holidays in France it’s important to consider the activity level of the trip. These can range from leisurely and moderate to challenging and depending on the level you select, you can expect various types of terrains, from the mountainous backdrops of Provence to the coastal routes of Normandy.

Depending on which area you visit, the weather can vary but during the summer months, you’ll usually enjoy long, sunny days with warm temperatures.On our self-guided cycling holidays in France, you’ll ride among stunning scenery at your own pace following GPS routes, stopping off at charming villages and towns to experience the local culture and cuisine.

How long are your cycling trips in France?

How long do you want to be in the saddle? Our cycling tours in France run from four to nine days including flights, with a mix of leisurely routes to lay back on and trickier options to put your legs to the test. You could spend four days climbing one of the Tour de France’s iconic mountains, or double that time gently pedalling through the villages and vineyards of Burgundy.  

Are your cycling trips in France guided?

The majority of our fantastic cycling holidays in France are self-guided, giving you the freedom to step on and off as you wish with our detailed route notes in hand. We’ll still arrange for your luggage transfers if you’re moving from base to base. 

When is the best time to go cycling in France?

On the whole, France enjoys good weather conditions from April to October. To avoid the crowds, cycling in France is best on either side of July and August as this is peak season, and also the temperatures can rise considerably in the south, making riding conditions uncomfortable.

Where is good to cycle in France?

Blessed with diverse, unspoilt landscapes that form heavenly backdrops to cycling holidays in France, this is a fabulous country that has lots to offer. Explore the lush vineyard regions such as Burgundy, Chablis and Cotes du Rhone where you can cycle along tranquil country lanes sampling world-famous wines en route, or ride past the sweet-scented lavender fields of Provence and discover traditional French villages that cling to the hillsides. Brittany is a breath of fresh air with its winding coastal roads that present you with awesome views and lead you to historical sites. 

Is France safe for cycling?

As with all our Exodus trips, your safety is paramount, and we ensure that every destination and route we plan is safe for cycling in France. Throughout your self-guided tour, our team is on hand to answer any questions and you’ll be provided with route directions and maps and local emergency numbers prior to your departure. We always provide you with high-quality bikes that are checked thoroughly before your arrival so you can rest assured and book with confidence.

Why choose Exodus for your cycling holiday in France?

As well as steering you to beautiful places, our cycling holidays in France are carefully designed to take you off the beaten track where you can experience local culture and explore the areas that you wouldn’t otherwise see. Renowned for its famous wines and traditional dishes such as beef bourguignon and coq au vin, France is as easy on the palate as it is on the eyes.

We make sure that you enjoy the vibrant flavours of each region, so you get a real taste for the local French culture. Our team works hard behind the scenes to plan the best routes and provide you with the most accurate maps and trip notes. We also ensure that your luggage is transferred to each of the accommodations ahead of your arrival.

Are you feeling ready to don your cycling attire for the ride of a lifetime? Speak to our experienced cycling experts today to get the wheels in motion.