Cycling Holidays in France

We have a huge choice of cycling holidays in France - from gentle cycling along the shores of Brittany to varied and winding routes past Loire chateaux, and much more besides.

Many of our suggested routes use quiet country lanes and pass the most interesting buildings and picturesque scenery in the area - explore the rural roads and chateaux, coastal tracks and hidden coves, there's so much out there to discover.

How difficult will it be?

All of our cycling holidays have a rating (from 1 to 2+ bikes) which indicates the ease or difficultly of the journey.

1-bike tours are mainly flat and gentle. There are plenty of short climbs and descents with about 3-5 hours on each cycling-day and plenty of time to explore at your leisure. The 2-bike tours offer more varied cycling terrain which will appeal to those who like a bit more of a challenge, but no special technical skills (or amazing levels of fitness!) are required.

Great adventures in France

Headwater's range of cycling holidays in France let you discover beautifully unspoilt regions of France at your own pace. On our cycling holidays you usually move on between hotels every two days, while we transport your bags, so when you're cycling you don't need to carry a lot in your panniers and you're free to explore France to its fullest.

You get high quality bikes, our easy to follow route notes and proper maps too - and our reps are just a phone call away if you need them. When you're not cycling there are plenty of opportunities for local exploring or for just relaxing by the pool. And to help you find your way from A to B we provide comprehensive maps and in depth route notes. These highlight the track, showing you places of interest, and give you enough info to explore the area as a team.

For full holiday details click on the appropriate 'View Holiday' button below, or use the links on the left to help you choose your cycling holiday.

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Waterways & Wine Villages of the Canal du Midi

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On this six-night cycling holiday you’ll enjoy a wonderful, scenic loop of the cities and waterways which surround the picturesque and UNESCO-recognised Canal du Midi. Keeping the canal within close proximity you’ll follow its course along quiet roads and tracks, enjoying its scenic tributaries and impressive structures, and discovering mediaeval villages and towns, renowned wine regions and a wonderful variety of birdlife along the way.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • 6 breakfasts no evening meals
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Alsace's Route du Vin Cycling

view of river and breisach cathedral

From $1695 per person

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Cycling along traffic-free lanes through vineyards, orchards and flower-festooned beautiful villages, this off-beat holiday is rich in historic and gastronomic treasures! 6 nights are spent in France, where 2 nights you eat in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and 2 nights are also spent in Germany.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
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  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Loire Gastronomic Cycling

The Chateau de Chenonceau in France.

From $1746 per person

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A gentle, unhurried introduction to the very essence of the Loire Valley: majestic châteaux, wide rivers, world-famous wines and some of the finest food we've ever eaten in France! Holiday includes two nights in a luxury château.

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  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Canal du Midi Cycling

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From $2003 per person

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Our 8 night holiday takes you on a wonderful journey through the delightful south-west of France, following the UNESCO Canal du Midi and the Canal de la Robine, mixing wonderful countryside, vineyards, sunflower fields and historic cities, cycling alongside barges you will make your way to the azure blue Mediterranean sea.

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  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling

 Beynac Castle - Dordogne - France

From $2021 per person

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Wonderful gastronomic meals, world-famous wines, fabulous historic sites and postcard-pretty villages are just a few of the highlights of this popular 8-night cycling tour. You're usually close to the rivers too, so lots of swimming, plus all hotels have pools.

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  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Chateaux of the Loire Cycling

Chambord castle- Loire valley, France.

From $2038 per person

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An interest-packed, gentle cycling holiday crammed with historic and cultural highlights: pretty wine villages, charming mediaeval towns and world-famous wines in abundance! Superb cuisine throughout too.

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  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Chateau de pommard

From $2038 per person

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Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, mediaeval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

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  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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