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Cycling Holidays in France

France is the world's most visited country, and its fantastic variety of food, scenery and landscapes make it an ideal cycling destination. We have hand-picked the very best selection of wonderful and diverse routes in France for you. All of our holidays and itineraries are designed to show France at its best and reflect the variety and contrasts of this wonderful land, giving you the freedom to explore at your leisure with everything else taken of care of by us.

You will find a wide selection of cycling holidays in the most scenic regions of France. From Brittany's Emerald Coast to the villages of the Luberon in Provence and including the Dordogne, the Loire Valley, Burgundy and Alsace, there is a route for every taste and ability, including gastronomic and cultural tours.


Chablis Vineyards Cycling
France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Cycling

Gentle, relaxing 6-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2079per person, tour only

  • 33 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Grand Cru of Beaune
France: Burgundy

Cycling the Grand Cru of Beaune

World famous wines, medieval 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2199per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Loire Gastronomic Cycling
France: The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

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

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2749per person, tour only

  • 81 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break

Gentle, relaxing 4-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1779per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break
France: Provence

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break

Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 4 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1949per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, medieval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 4-night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2079per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cotes du Ventoux Cycling - Short Break
France: Provence

Cotes du Ventoux Cycling - Short Break

The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 4 night short break cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2079per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Medieval Burgundy Cycling
France: Burgundy

Medieval Burgundy Cycling

Gentle, relaxing 7-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2149per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling
France: Alsace

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling

Good living at a relaxed pace, this luxury 7-night cycling trip leads you through medieval towns and villages amid a sea of swaying vines to visit crumbling hilltop chateaux, mighty mountain fortresses and top-notch wine producers. Then relax in fine hotels located in some of Alsace's most interesting towns.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2179per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Loire Gastronomic Cycling - Short Break
France: The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling - Short Break

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

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2279per person, tour only

  • 8 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling
France: Provence

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling

Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2349per person, tour only

  • 13 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Backroads of Brittany Cycling
France: Brittany

Backroads of Brittany Cycling

Visitors have long been drawn to the stunning white beaches of Brittany's Emerald Coast, yet the region remains largely unspoiled with traditional fishing ports, colourful country hamlets and beautifully preserved walled towns unchanged since the Middle Ages.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2399per person, tour only

  • 47 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Classic Burgundy Cycling
France: Burgundy

Classic Burgundy Cycling

This 8-night cycling holiday really gets under the skin of Burgundy: its people, its villages, its waterways and, of course, its world-famous wines. The days have been specially designed to allow for lazy riverside lunches, gastronomic pit-stops and plenty of wine tastings!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2399per person, tour only

  • 39 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Medieval Villages of Provence
France: Provence

Medieval Villages of Provence

Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 7 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2449per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cotes du Ventoux Cycling
France: Provence

Cotes du Ventoux Cycling

The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2479per person, tour only

  • 21 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dordogne Valleys & Villages Cycling
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Valleys & Villages Cycling

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2549per person, tour only

  • 31 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling
France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, medieval 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2579per person, tour only

  • 19 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Wine Villages of Provence Cycling
France: Provence

Wine Villages of Provence Cycling

The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizon. This 7 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling
France: Provence

Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling

The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you'll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region's famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2649per person, tour only

  • 13 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling
France: Provence

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine - France's most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2749per person, tour only

  • 15 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Chateaux of the Loire Cycling
France: The Loire

Chateaux of the Loire Cycling

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

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2949per person, tour only

  • 54 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Dordogne Activities
France: The Dordogne

Dordogne Activities

Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2849per person, tour only

  • 23 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Cycling Holidays in France

    Overall customer rating, based on 418 reviews

Frequently asked questions

What time of year is best for cycling in France?

Our holidays run from mid-May to the end of September or early October in some and the weather is suitable for cycling in France during this whole period. If you want to avoid the summer heat, even in the Loire and Brittany we recommend cycling in France in May or early June and after mid-September.

What is included in the price for our France cycling holidays?

As standard your cycling holiday in France with Headwater includes all basic elements and many additional extras: Standard transfers to and from your first and last hotel to airport or station, all walking transfers required as part of your holiday, rail tickets/ferry tickets (where applicable),luggage transported from hotel-to-hotel, high quality hybrid bikes, RideWithGPS electronic route notes in most regions or comprehensive route directions and maps, all breakfasts and many evening meals (as detailed in your itinerary), a friendly briefing on arrival and 24-hour support in resort plus exclusive Headwater Rep Service in many regions.

What abilities are catered for on our cycling holidays in France?

We have cycling holidays for all levels of abilities. To help you choose a holiday that best suits your level of fitness, all our cycling holidays are rated using the Headwater activity grading system, focusing primarily on distance and ascent. On the individual holiday pages (and in our brochure) you'll see each tour is marked with an Activity Rating Level from 1 to 3. You can also search for your required activity level in our holiday finder. On some holidays there is a choice of routes and, for these, two ratings will be shown (you’re free to choose between routes on a day-by-day basis). You’ll also notice a + symbol on a few holidays too - this is just letting you know that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall grading.

Will Headwater arrange travel to and from France?

Of course, we can help with all arrangements for your cycling holiday to France. We have access to a whole range of flight options including British Airways to other low costs flights. Our experienced sales team will find the best options available for you and your preferred departure airport.

Is customer service available 24/7 in France while on holiday?

We are available 24/7, as required for our Headwater customers on holiday in France. Our overseas team is made up of Headwater-employed reps, local partners and hoteliers. In the majority of our regions in France, we include the services of our exclusive reps, to give you that added reassurance.