Bike Tours and Cycling Holidays in France

In France, the routes evolve with the landscape, inviting cyclists to veer off the beaten track. Many of the routes on our French bike tours include secondary (asphalt) or dirt roads with low traffic. You’ll enjoy easy flat trails and the occasional medium-difficulty hilly area.

Bike Tours in France

France is one of the most visited countries in the world, yet it offers some of the most isolated, peaceful cycling paths found anywhere in Europe. Enjoy the ‘savoir vivre’ with wine and cheese from France’s world-renowned cuisine. To ensure you have enough energy for a day of cycling, start every day with a croissant or one of France’s countless pastries.

Our bike tours in France have all the ingredients of a true adventure: Gallo-Roman cities, medieval castles, and cozy towns along the way. Cycling in the Seine Valley will allow you to explore forests, castles, and discover many of the scenes that inspired painters of the Barbizon school. And at Fontainebleau, you can walk straight into Napoleon’s bedroom, if you like!  

 

Bike and Boat Holidays in France

Travelling by bike and boat in France is an unforgettable experience! Combine spectacular cycling surfaces with astounding scenery — and experience the coziness of having your own hotel follow you along the way. Spoil yourself with delicious meals on board, or chill with your favorite drink on deck while you look at the map, figuring out where you’re heading next. Sound like your dream cycling tour? If you’re interested in more cycling holiday locations in Europe, you may also like to check out our bike tours in Italy and our bike tours in the Netherlands!

Cycling in France — Level of difficulty:

Note: A minimum training level necessary to tackle the entire route is recommended.

 

Very easy

Flat, daily stages between 35 and 55 km (22-34 miles).

 

Easy

Flat with a slight climb, not difficult, daily stages between 35 and 55 km (22-34 miles) 

 

Moderate

Mostly flat with more frequent hills, and possibly steeper short climbs. 35 and 55 km (22-34 miles) 

 

Intermediate

Hilly with flat sections, long climbs and short steep, but not very steep climbing. Daily stages between 25 and 50 km (15-31 miles)

 

Challenging

Hilly with elevation difference. Daily stages between 35 and 60 km (22-37 miles).

 

Any Questions?

If you have any doubts or questions about our French cycling holidays, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or read our cycling tour FAQ page! We’re a small team and we get back to all emails personally. Let’s start planning your dream European cycling tour!