French Cycling Destinations

France is one of the most popular destinations in the world to choose to go on a cycling holiday. Whether you are planning to ride the high mountain passes of the Tour de France, or prefer to be pedalling from one winery to the next, there is a destination and cycle route to suit everyone. To help you decide where to go for your French cycling holiday we have put together destination guides showcasing each of the different regions. In our guides you will find practical information such as transport links, bike hire, where to base yourself, the gastronomy of the region as well as popular activities and attractions. In addition to this we have also mapped out cycling routes which are accessible from each area. Discover the regions below.


Cycling in the Pyrenees

Col d'Aspin Pyrenees

With five regions in the Pyrenees to explore this section covers everything about how to travel there, the best places to stay, eating and drinking as well as popular activities and local attractions.

Hourquette d'Ancizan cycling climb

Whether you want to conquer the Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aubisque or the lesser known Route des Lacs, we have 38 detailed riding routes for you to explore in detail across 5 distinct riding areas in the French Pyrenees

Cycling in the French Alps

Galibier cycling mountain pass in the French Alps

Here you will find practical information on five regions in the French Alps. This includes how to travel there, the best places to stay, eating and drinking as well as top activities and local attractions.

female bike rider cycling the Col du Galibier

From Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Col d'Izoard or a lap of Lake of Annecy, Our French Alps ride guide contains 29 cycling routes for you to explore across 5 areas in the French Alps.

Cycling in Nice & the Alpes Maritimes

All you need to know to plan your holiday in the Nice and Alpes Maritimes Region. the best places to stay, eating and drinking as wellas popular activities and local attractions.

Details of several riding routes taking in stunning coastal roads as well as alpine climbs such as the Col de la Madone, Col de Vence and Col d'Eze.

Cycling in the Luberon & Provence

rays of sunshine on lavender fields in Provence

All you need to know about how to get here, the best places to stay, eating and drinking and local attractions.

Explore the fantastic cycling routes of this region. Mont Ventoux, the perched villages, wineries, lavender fields & the Gorges de la Nesque.

Cycling in the French Jura

VIew of Lac du Bourget looking towards Aix les Bains

All you need to know about how to get here, the best places to stay, eating and drinking as well as popular activities and local attractions.

Grand Colombier

In the Jura you can choose to cycle the steep climbs of Grand Colombier and Mont du Chat, or take in a scenic lap of Lac du Bourget.