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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.