Welcome to Seek Travel Ride

Views of the road and mountains at from the top of Luz Ardiden

SeekTravelRide.com is your one stop shop for everything about travelling to France and cycling in what is an amazing destination. The site covers all the things you need to consider whilst preparing for your trip, as well as lots of practical ride information. Even if you have no intention of riding a bike, there is still lots of useful information about travelling to France for any type of holiday.

The focus of the site at present is primarily on road cycling and discovering the climbs and regions made famous by the Tour de France. Our goal is for SeekTravelRide.com to be the premier site when it comes to cycling holidays in Europe.

SeekTravelRide.com is based on our experience of visiting France numerous times from Australia and looking for information on where we should ride and stay. Our destination guides also include information about the types of activities non-cyclists can do as well.

col d'Aubisque Tour de France

Cycling through sunflower fields in France

A bit about us

We spent 14 years in the beautiful Snowy Mountains in Australia before making the big decision to sell everything, move to the other side of the world and start a web site. Keen cyclists we regularly travelled to France and quickly fell in love with the culture, the food and, above all, the cycling. As a result of introducing a number of friends to the same riding we enjoyed, and being told we should be helping others with their trips, we finally made the commitment to give it a go. Consequently, here we are.

Our experience online when planning our first trip was that lots of sites existed with some information, but there was no single site with everything. Our goal, therefore, is to create the best site online about cycling in France.

We also understand that your holiday planning doesn't just involve cycling. To this end our site also provides you with plenty of non-cycling specific information which will help you plan your next trip.

What's on our site

ingers holding a pin over a map in France choosing where to go

Our Practical Information section helps you prepare for a cycling holiday. Learn from our experiences regarding:

  • Getting to and around France, including visa information, planes, trains, rental cars and ferries.
  • Practical information on accommodation, money, phones, language, medical assistance and food.
  • Cycling specific holiday planning such as travelling with a bike, cycling destinations, cycling tours and events.

Looking up towards Cirque de Gavarnie in the Pyrenees with a mountain stream in the foreground

Our Destination Guides section helps you pick the best region to travel to:

  • Discover the regions made famous by the Tour de France
  • Download GPX files containing suggested riding routes
  • Maps of the regions
  • Links to bike hire and cycling specific accommodation
  • Suggestions on non cycling related activities

Fans line the road of alpe d'huez waiting for the tdf riders

Our Tour de France section provides you with:

  • Information about the current edition
  • Our top tips for watching the race live from the roadside
  • Links to Tour de France cycling holiday packages and tour operators

Two cyclists sitting by the shore of Lac d'aumar on the route de lacs cycling climb in the French Pyrenees.

Our Articles cover a wide range of topics including:

  • What we have learnt from our own cycling holidays
  • Latest developments in the travel industry
  • Interviews with tourism operators in popular cycling regions

Handy Resources

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Taking your bike on a plane

See our list of over 90 airlines and their rules for bikes to assist in your planning and decision making.

Female cyclist summiting the Col du Tourmalet

Discover the climbs of France

Select from over 65 suggested cycling routes in the Pyrenees and French Alps. Access downloadable GPX files are available for all the rides.

bikes on french train platform packed in a rinko bag

What bike bag should I buy?

Need a new bike bag or box? Head to our list of what is currently on the market. With over 60 different options to make your decision easier.