About our tours
For the traveller, there is no better way to see France. On a French Cycling Holiday you are part of the picture, not just an observer through the glass of your car window. You see la France profonde — ‘the real France’ at a pace that is relaxed enough to capture the essence of the country, yet swift enough to see changes in the character of the country between regions.
For the cyclist, biking in France has everything that you could possibly want — stunning scenery, quiet roads and a culture that embraces the bicycle as a fundamental part of its character and therefore welcomes cyclists with respect and enthusiasm.
France is of course the birthplace of haute cuisine, and home to a wide variety of wines to complement the dishes of each area. By travelling under your own steam, you will end each day with an appetite that you will be able to satisfy without guilt, because you will have earned it!
We have carefully planned our routes through some of the most beautiful parts of France, travelling on minor roads and, where available, designated cycle paths. A guide is with you on the road, and detailed route maps are provided. All baggage is carried from hotel to hotel, in our minibus leaving you free to enjoy the scenery.
The minibus driving guide will be on hand to give out bananas and cakes to keep you going and to top up your French Cycling Holidays waterbottles; our guides are also masters of the art of the picnic and our customers rave about the marvellous spreads we rustle up. You won't go hungry on a French Cycling vacation!
Our tours are recommended for anyone who is reasonably fit, but if you haven’t spent too much time on a bike, don’t worry, the minibus is never far away if you need to give your legs a rest . The tours are also ideal for more experienced cyclists, as our guides will be happy to recommend (and join in on) additional routes for those wishing to do a few more kilometres.
“A great combination of activity, sight-seeing, food and wine --- we’ll be back next year!”
Cath & Stewart Adkins, Witham, England
“Greetings! Just a note to say what a great time we had on your Loire Valley ride the other week. About perfect and I have already recommended you guys to friends.”
Charles Wiley, Issaguah WA
“I’m so glad I came --- I’ve had an amazing time and feel like I’ve seen more of France than I had imagined, it’s really exceeded my expectations!”
Katy Winter, Bunya QLD
“We really enjoyed our experience and we’ll be back next summer!”
Norm & Cheryl Smith, Seattle WA
“The holiday of a lifetime! A great mix of cycling, sight-seeing and gourmet delights plus delightful accommodation. Loved the picnic lunches!”
Richard & Karen Hawkey, Victoria Australia
“Simply outstanding --- Janice and Graeme could not have been better hosts and guides”
William McLoughlin, Annandale VA
“Absolutely fantastic holiday that exceeded our expectations. Cycling was fun varied and appropriate, visits and activities enhanced the experience. Accommodation each day was a delight.”
Dave & Dianne Shepherds, Yorkshire UK
“Excellent experience --- loved it! Guides were sensational, and as a busy wife and mother it was so wonderful to be looked after and spoilt”
Anne-Marie Wallet, ACT Australia
“In a word ‘Outstanding’ and very well done!!”
Carmen Wyatt & Erich Kirchner, Calgary AB
“This was a fantastic trip with fabulous guides. Hope to be able to cycle again in France with French Cycling Holidays. Thank you for a great holiday!”
Carol Hitchon, Winnipeg, Manitoba
“Everything we dreamed about, expected and more – simply incredible! The company of the guides and our fellow riders was fantastic!”
John & Margie Gooding, Nevada, USA
“The Dordogne tour is a complete delight.”
“Excellent value, great cycling routes. Can’t wait to do the next one!”
Carole Engelder, Texas, USA
“The Luberon trip was the best yet – which one do we do next year to beat it?”
“Wonderful – I will never forget the experience.”
Pretoria, South Africa
“An excellent experience – I would do it all again!”
Gil Chavez, California, USA
“A memorable experience – can’t wait to do our next one!”
Leanne Enright, Sydney, Australia
“Beyond expectations. The best tour we have been on – we will recommend widely!”
Clive & Kristen, South Australia
“An awesome experience. We’ll be back!”
Joanne St.Onge, Alberta, Canada
“As close to perfect as possible — an addictive experience!”
Harald & Karin Ingebrietsen, Fiellhamar, Norway