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Enjoy a self-guided cycling holiday in France, on which you cycle from one characterful hotel to the next. We transfer yourluggage and provide you with a high-quality bike and our highly-praised route notes and maps, the rest is up to you.
Forget the Tour de France. An Inntravel cycling holiday in France couldn’t be more different. It’s a Slow holiday, so take time along the way to appreciate the scenery, visit a château or call in at a vineyard. There’s no luggage to encumber you, and, with no group, it’s you who sets the pace and chooses when to pause. You can trust us to select charming accommodation and to provide accurate route notes to direct you there, so relax and enjoy…
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
How our cycling holidays in France are graded
When it comes to cycling, France has few equals – cyclists are greeted warmly and are treated with respect by motorists, making cycling holidays in France a real joy. To be sure of choosing the cycling holiday in France that is right for you, read how we grade them below, or consider upgrading to an electric (e-)bike to widen your options. (Our grading system assumes you are using a ‘regular’ bike, so if you choose an e-bike, bear in mind that the cycling will be considerably easier.)
Easy cycling for all with shorter days mainly on the flat, but some gentle ascents.
Easy-to-moderate cycling featuring undulating routes with more frequent short ascents, and a mix of shorter and longer days.
Moderate cycling with some longer, steady uphill sections, and longer days.
Fairly strenuous cycling featuring longer days with some sustained climbs.
Why choose Inntravel for your cycling holiday in France
Like all our holidays, our cycling holidays in France consist of three essential ingredients: unspoiled scenery; hand-picked accommodation of character where you’ll receive a friendly welcome; and delicious regional cuisine.
Reliable route notes
Lovingly compiled in-house, our route guides contain all the information you need to get from A to B independently, without missing out on the things that make for a full and varied holiday experience, such as the stories behind local customs and monuments. Updated constantly, they are totally reliable and like your own personal guide.
Make the holiday your own
An independent holiday means no set start date, no set duration, no set travel arrangements. So tell us if/where you wish to add extra nights, how and from where you’d like to travel (we can book bespoke travel arrangements by air, rail or ferry), and enjoy staying at more intimate hotels and having no fixed timetable as you explore.
Talk to our experts
We’ve amassed a wealth of expertise since we first started back in 1984. Whether you phone or email us, your questions will be answered by friendly experts who share a love of travel and who have experienced our cycling holidays first hand. They’ll be happy to help you choose the cycling holiday that’s best for you.