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

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

Hourquette d'Ancizan cycling climb

Details of all the famous and not so famous climbs you can ride in the Pyrenees.

Cycling in the French Alps

Galibier cycling mountain pass in the French Alps

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

female bike rider on a ride in the French Alps about to summit the famous Col du Galibier

Details of all the famous and not so famous climbs you can ride in the French Alps.

Cycling in Nice & the Alpes Maritimes

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

Details of several riding routes taking in stunning coastal roads as well as alpine climbs. Something for everyone.

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

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

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