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A cycling holiday in France not only offers up some stunning scenery, but it is also a fantastically welcoming place for cyclists of any ability. As the home of the Tour de France, you can expect great respect from motorists and comradery from local cyclists themselves. Whether it's rolling fields of lavender, Alpine peaks or undulating rivers and wonderfully diverse landscapes that have inspired some of the most talented artists in history.
From the vineyards of the famous Alsace wine road to the colourful lavender fields of Provence, our French cycle routes have been carefully coordinated to show off the best of French cycling. Think of your BSpoke French cycle holiday as a mini Tour de France, just without all the hard work.
Save £150 per couple on any French tour or £300 per couple on our Rivers of The Loire tour.
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Follow the river Loire and the picturesque riverside cycle route as it wends westwards from Blois to Saumur.
Walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps and discover this wonderful part of Provence including the markets and cafes of Avignon, Arles and St Remy de Provence, famous Provencal...
Explore this wine-infused playground to the royals, cycling along a serene river route scattered with magnificent castles and gardens, as you wend (and taste) your way through some wonderful wine territory.
Stunning historic châteaux, rolling hills and warm sunny days makes the Loire the perfect location for a short break.
Full-bodied. Robust. Powerful flavours. Vintage. Words you’ll hear time and time again on this venture into the exquisitely beautiful wine territory of the world-famous Côtes du Rhône.
Get a true taste for France in just a few short days with our Côtes du Rhône cycling short break.
Enjoy pedalling through carpets of sweet lavender. Then, wash down the stunning views with a glass of cool dry rosé.
Cycle your way through sunflower and lavender fields in Van Gogh's French playground.
Known as the garden of France, the Loire valley is home to some of the most pristine gardens in the country and over 185,000 acres of vineyards.
Our single centre holidays in the Loire valley are set in Montsoreau and Candes-St-Martin, both villages make the list of ‘le plus belle villages de France’, or the most beautiful villages of France.
One of the most famous wine regions in France, the very word Burgundy conjures up rich, deep reds and classic whites you can almost taste just by thinking about them.
Follow the wine route along the French/German border, enjoying blissful cycling through the Rhine river valley and the Black Forest, all the way to vibrant Strasbourg.
Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that meander through one vineyard after another, stopping off in historic towns bursting with colour and history, dotted all the way along the famous Alsace wine route.
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Pedalling along the pretty lanes that meander through vineyards and fields of sunflowers along the famous Alsace wine road will work up an appetite for the region’s distinctive cuisine a thirst for some of the world’s finest wines.
Discover majestic Chateaux, famous vineyards, regional culinary specialities and UNESCO World Heritage landscapes in one of the most beloved parts of France.
This tour is an amazing choice for wine lovers. Following the relaxed cycle Route des Grand Cru you will enjoy pedalling through beautiful vineyards, stopping off at sensational sites including, chateaux, quaint towns and villages. The accommodation on this tour is also fantastic. On your first night enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, then enjoy dinner in the hotels sensational restaurant where you can view the vineyards as the French sun sets.
This tour is a fantastic journey through one of the most perfect pockets of France. The tour will take you through some of the world most renowned wine areas, and of course there is plenty of time to sample the delights. You will also visit fascinating cultural sites whilst, cycling through the stunning valleys of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.
The Mayenne is somewhat of a secret located deep within rural France. The region makes for a perfect cycling holiday, due to the secluded riverside cycle paths and beautiful views, ideal for family, car free cycling. The region is bursting with charm and attraction, enjoy visiting pretty, towns, villages and grand chateaux taking in the regions interesting history. Of course, you will also indulge in great regional cuisine and divine local wines.
Provence is the perfect destination for a cycling holiday. With charming street cafes and bright bold lavender creating a carpet of purple it is difficult to beat. This tour is all about apricating the natural beauty of Provence, you can enjoy canoeing from Fontaine-de-Vacluse to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and visiting the delightful villages.
Enjoy cycling along the famous Alsace wine route. This scenic tour is perfect for wine lovers with plenty of opportunity to sample the world-famous wines. There are also many celebrated restaurants along the route, making for the ideal lunch and resting spots. Visiting Colmar known as ‘Little Venice’ is recommended, the canals and timber homes with geraniums spilling from the window boxes make it truly special.
Enjoy a relaxed cycle route from the attractive Garonne river eventually reaching the beautiful valleys and vineyards of the Dordogne. On your way you will pass through and visit fascinating medieval villages and enjoy delicious cuisine and famed wines, see the process from grape to glass for yourself.
This pocket of Provençal perfection inspired Vincent van Gogh through the most productive period of his career, with the beauty of the region, both natural and cultural, captured in more than two hundred of his works. Experience your own starry nights in charming St-Rémy-de-Provence, soak up the vivid colours and bustling culture of Arles, and explore the glorious Provençal countryside with the summer breeze in your hair
Journey deep into fairy-tale France, where wondrous castles punctuate the skyline and ancient villages nest. Cycling along the scenic Loire River cycle path amidst birdsong and the aroma of hollyhocks, you'll spot exquisite châteaux at every turn. Visit these fabulous once-royal homes complete with stunning gardens, explore quaint riverside towns... and enjoy delicious wines as you weave your way through sun-dappled vineyards. Receive £100 off per person for all bookings to Provence and Loire before 30 November 2017.
Historic Calvados is home to beautiful countryside, fascinating war memorials, medieval sights and ‘Belle Époque’ beach resorts. This tour of contrasts takes you from the emotional D-Day landing beaches to the incredible Bayeux Tapestry, half-timbered houses of the Pays d’Auge, and the gorgeous seaside towns of Cabourg and Honfleur. Enjoy fantastic regional cuisine wherever you go - as well as the renowned Calvados and cider.
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