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France Bike Tours


France was the birthplace of Cycling for Softies and each of our cycling tours across the country have been refined over the past three decades. Each region differs in its local charm on our cycling holidays in France. Cycle to vineyards and olive groves, past historical landmarks and take in the beautiful landscapes and architecture all from the seat of your bike.

Get to know rural France as you cycle through quaint hamlets and villages, stopping for family-run degustations, coffee breaks or a picnic in a tranquil setting. Whether you want to see the vivid colours of lavender in bloom in Provence, admire the regal châteaux of the Loire Valley or taste the world-class grapes of Burgundy and Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux, we can organise a cycle tour taking your needs and interests into consideration.

Our France cycling tours run between April and October, which tend to be the drier and warmer months. We can tailor your trip so you aren’t cycling during the heat of the day and still see the sights.

We have a range of guided and self guided cycling tours in France. Call our experts today to find out more about our cycling holidays in France.

Why Book With Us?

  • 40 years' creating tailor-made holidays
  • Crafted by experts who love cycling
  • Boutique hotels and gourmet dining
  • Local support in destination
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • Fully serviced hybrid and e-bikes
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

Our Top Tours in France

Our cycle team have expertly crafted these leisurely cycling holidays in France, filled with gourmet experiences, delicious wines and boutique stays. From the lavender fields of Provence to châteaux in the Loire, dive into the beauty of France by bike.

Things to do in France

Cycling in France

Cycling in France

Our cycling holidays in France are about eating well, exploring the sights and living like a local. Pedal between provincial villages and towns at your own pace, stopping at beautiful vistas. The Loire Valley is best suited to beginner or leisurely cyclists as the terrain is relatively flat, while Provence and Bordeaux have a few steeper inclines. We recommend cycling around Provence’s vibrant and fragrant lavender fields in June and July.

Best Cycling Routes in France
French Food & Wine

Gourmet Dining

Innovators of modern haute cuisine, each region in France offers a diverse gastronomic break. France is the country with the most Michelin star restaurants in the world, as well as being one of the world’s largest wine producers. Savour fresh oysters in Arcachon, learn about Provençal cuisine or wine and dine at a sumptuous château in the Loire Valley. Alsace is renowned for its fine gastronomy, and with its close proximity to the German border, the cuisine shows the local influences.

Cycling the Wine Regions in France
Châteaux stays on Loire Valley cycling holidays

Beautiful Châteaux in France

Dotted across the French countryside are beautiful and elegant châteaux with towering spires, manicured gardens, and surrounded by verdant vineyards. Historically a display of wealth and power, these castles are wonderful to explore with their extensive grounds and wealth of stories. With a château seemingly around every corner, the Loire Valley is a a truly magical place for a cycling holiday in France.

The Beauty of the French Châteaux
France Short Breaks

Cycling Weekends in France

Escape to vineyards and charming countryside towns on a cycling weekend in France. Hop aboard the Eurostar and enjoy a magical break in one of the country’s premier wine regions. To really explore an area, our single-centre tours are perfect for complete immersion as you stay in one hotel and explore the surrounding region by bike each day.

Our Favourite Cycling Weekends in France
Marton, Cycling for Softies Expert


Cycling Expert
What our experts say

Whether you would like to taste France’s finest wines, dine on gourmet cuisine or immerse yourself in the rich history, we have curated our cycling tours around culture, fantastic restaurants and the best wineries.

Our Regions in France

FAQs About Our France Cycling Holidays

France has a fantastic reputation for easy cycling with its quiet countryside roads and gentle cycle highways. The scenery is stunning in both the south and north cycling destinations. Whether you are looking for self guided or guided cycling holidays in France, our team can help you.

Our cycling tours in France run from April through to October. Our team can tailor your cycling tour to make sure you are not cycling during the heat of the day. We have lots of destinations in France and will arrange your trip so you see all of the landmarks.

Across our cycling destinations in France, we have picked the best chateau hotels, rustic country inns and elegant townhouses to relax in after a day’s cycling. Each accommodation has excellent service and facilities to enjoy during your French cycling holiday.

Our expert team will make your cycling holiday in France as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

We Can Tailor-make
a Holiday to Suit You…

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury cycling holiday weekend in Tuscany to a big adventure in through the Loire Valley, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.