Where to stay: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Aix-en-Provence - Adagio Apart-hotel

Hotel with self-catering studios and apartments for up to 6 people

3-5 rue des Chartreux
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €135 per apartment per night

Open: All year

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Close to Place de la Rotonde and the famous Cours Mirabeau, the Adagio Aix-en-Provence Centre is in the heart of the city. A 4-star holiday residence, the aparthotel has 89 air-conditioned apartments, including studios for 2 people through to 3-room apartments for 6. Ideal for families and cycling groups. All apartments have fully equipped kitchenettes. Free high-speed wifi. Management advises there is a luggage store for bikes, plus a private undercover car park downstairs.  

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Aix-en-Provence - Hotel de l'Arbois

Friendly hotel-restaurant outside the city centre

97 rue du Dr Albert Aynaud
13100 Aix-en-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Relaxing hotel around 10km from the Aix-en-Provence city centre. There's an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The onsite restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, including regional specialties. Management advises they have a locked garage that's used for bike storage. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps (Provence) - Chez-Ray

Low-cost accommodation run by cyclists for cyclists north-west of Nice

Chemin de La Gare
04170 La Mure-Argens
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 11 91 85
Email: Info@Chez-Ray.com

Price from: Prices from €350 per person per week with a group discount

Open: May-December

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Affordable, low-cost cycling accommodation in the Provence Alps run by Ray – a cyclist – for other cyclists. Local routes are varied and can be as challenging or as relaxed as you like, with lavender fields combining with gorges, lakes and mountains. Ideal training ground for cyclists and triathletes. French and English spoken. Ray is on hand to advise about routes and provide maps and ride suggestions, to share local knowledge or to provide some company out on the road. Twins, doubles, triples and quads available, making Chez Ray a flexible option for groups as well as individuals.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Alps - Camping Croque Loisirs (Puy Saint Vincent)

Charming Alpine campsite with views over a national park

Les Landes
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 22 29 03
Email: info@camping05.com

Price from: €9.50

Open: June 1 until September 15

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We just love the sound of this place. This green and lush campsite is situated on the border of the Ecrins, one of only 10 national parks in France. The site is at an altitude of 1450 metres, meaning that you can literally ride stunning mountain routes from the door. This is mountain camping as it’s meant to be. From your pitch you’ll be able to see the rocks of the Ecrins, as well as beautiful valleys and the glacier of Pelvoux. A three-star campsite, Camping Croque Loisirs is clean, with hot showers and a good friendly service (speaking French, English, Dutch and German). Most of the 50 pitches have access to electricity and there are several water taps. Every morning you can also buy fresh bread, a great way to start your day. The campsite is part of a sports initiative run by an enthusiastic group of Dutch people wo are passionate about sharing the Southern Alps. They can help you plan your rides (GPS maps and stacks of local knowledge), or take on their own bucketlist cols challenge that includes Galibier, Izoard and a bunch of other Tour de France climbs. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Alps - Mountain Hotel Saint Roch (Puy Saint Vincent)

Friendly cycle friendly base for making the most of the Alps

Les Prés - Station 1400
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 23 32 79
Email: info@hotel-st-roch.com

Price from: €82 per room for 2 persons, €495 per week

Open: Mid-December to mid-April; end of May to end of August

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Hotel Mountain Roch is part of a sports initiative run by an enthusiastic group of Dutch people in the Southern French Alps. Nestled in the heart of the Hautes-Alps, there are 12 Tour de France cols and many more smaller bumps to get up and over within easy reach of the hotel (including the Izoard, Bonette and Galibier). Lots of local advice on hand to help plan road cycling routes – use the local maps and GPS guidance – or take on the hotel's own bucketlist cols challenge. The guys can also help you combine your road cycling with MTB or trailruning. There's a sun terrace on which to relax and enjoy homemade three-course meals to ensure you're fuelled for the next day. Oh and there's also orand enjoy special bike beers, pasta meals and post-cycling snacks. You can even have a shower the day of your departure so you can sneak in a ride before you go.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Antibes - Hotel Sophia Antipolis

Comfortable hotel 8km from Antibes on the French Riviera

Rue Albert Caquot
06560 Valbonne
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Price from: €135

Open: All year

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Set in landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the countryside. On-site restaurant serving Provençal specialities and local wines (you can eat on the covered outdoor terrace overlooking the garden). Outdoor swimming pool, plus games room with table tennis and billiards. Rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities. Located 8.5km inland from Antibes and 16km from Cannes. Management advises a safe place can be found inside the hotel for secure bike storage.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Apt - Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers (Ventoux)

Versatile accommodation for small solo riders, couples and small groups

447 Chemin Fontaine de Guby
84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Vaucluse, Provence Cote d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 87 88 83 95
Email: mail@accommodationinprovence.com

Price from: £85 per night, £595 per week

Open: Easter till mid-October

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David and Karen offer a homely welcome in a stunning location overooking orchards and hilltops. They have two one-bedroomed self-catered gites (Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers), plus a B&B room sleeping two people. There is also a three double bedroomed self-catered house with its own pool on the adjacent property – perfect for families or small groups. There is everything you need here for the perfect cycling holiday. Each villa has a private terrace and barbeque, along with access to a superb infinity pool, perfect to return to after your ride (or your partner to relax at whilst you ride!) Surrounded by endless peaceful roads, this is a great base for riders of all abilities, with both gentle and challenging climbs offering stunning views as a reward. The 'Monts de Vaucluse' the 'Prealpes', rises to 1256 metres at Signal de Saint-Pierre and provides a beautiful backdrop and leads to the Plateau de Sault and the mighty Mont Ventoux (1912 metres), a 104km round trip. The gites sit in a peaceful olive and fruit orchard with views over the Luberon Valley, the village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt is an easy walk away for baguettes, restaurants  and other supplies. You can even order a Champagne breakfast and/or evening meal on arrival to kick off your stay in style. Free (fast) wifi. French and English spoken.
*** We've stayed here – read our review. ***

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Apt - Maison de Villars (for Ventoux)

Lots of space for cyclists 40km south of the Ventoux

84400 Villars
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7769 675182
Email: sandy.thwaite@nccl.uk.com

Price from: All year

Open: €286 per night for March, April and May; €386 per night June, July and August

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Maison de Villars  is around 40km south of Ventoux, nestled in the village of Villars, near Apt. This is a popular area for cycling, and within easy reach of regular Tour de France routes which pass nearby. It's possible to ride the iconic Ventoux from here, as well as explore other local routes incuding the Gorges de la Nesque and the wine routes of the Vaucluse – ideal for gentler riding and families. The house sleeps 8 people, and includes a room with one of the double bedrooms joining to a room with two single beds – ideal for families. There is a covered and secure area for bike storage, plus a pool and BBQ area for cooling off post-ride. The owner (who speaks English) is keen to welcome cyclists.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Arles - La Résidence (Via Rhona)

Well-appointed self-catering apartments in the centre of Arles

3 rue Elie Giraud
13200 Arles
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €130

Open: All year

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La Résidence offers self-catering apartments are in a great central location in the town. Arles is at a key junction on the Via Rhona bike route sitting as it does at the mouth of the River Rhone. It's also the heart of Van Gogh country in Provence (there's art on display in the communal areas). Housed within a 17th century building, the apartments are stylishly decorated and the kitchens are fully equipped. They make a great base for an overnight (or longer) stay for people wanting to cut costs and prepare their own meals. Apartments sleep 2-4 people so they are also good also for families and groups. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Avignon - Grand Hotel

Comfortable four-star hotel near the train station and town walls

34 Boulevard Saint-Roch
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €80

Open: All year

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The Avignon Grand Hotel is a lovely hotel in a lovely location. It's right near the Avignon Centre train station, so a great spot for the start or end of a cycling trip. It's also just outside the city walls, so handy for exploring the old town. The staff are friendly, the wifi is fast and the breakfasts are hearty and healthy to keep cyclists happy. Doubles, twins, triples and family rooms. There also self-catered apartments. French and English spoken.
* We've stayed here – read our review *

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Avignon - Mercure Pont d'Avignon

Comfortable bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Avignon

Quartier Balance
2 Rue Ferruce
84000 Avignon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €105

Open: All year

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Comfortable four-star hotel ideally located in a quiet district near the Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace), and close to the train station. 87 rooms, so good for groups and families (rooms with a double bed, single bed and sofa bed available). Lovely breakfast that looks out onto the back garden; bar and lounge area. There is a luggage store for bikes and the hotel also works with a local bike hire firm and can help arrange bicycle rental. French, English and Spanish spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Bédoin - La Maison des Peintres (Ventoux)

Cycling base in a Provençal artists' haven at the foot of the Ventoux

40, rue du Ventoux
Hameau des Baux
84410 Bédoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 12 79 40 or +33 (0)6 71 81 53 57
Email: ruth@wintermane.com

Price from: €100 per night or €600 per week

Open: All year

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La Maison de Peintres is the perfect place to stay if you're cycling Mont Ventoux as you're already on the way. Only 2km up from the bustle of the cycling hub of Bedoin, you'll find yourself in a peaceful and truly Provençal hamlet at the foot of the mountain. It's also only five minutes' walk from the beautiful Grand Randonné path 91 that circles the Ventoux and a short drive to get fresh croissants in the morning. There are three double bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a delightful terrace with a view of the surrounding cherry orchards and vineyards. There's a powerful shower and a full bath to rest your weary limbs. Owned by artist Julian Merrow Smith and his cellist wife, Ruth, it's decorated in Provençal style with your host's paintings on the walls.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Briancon - Chez Bear (Puy-Saint-Pierre)

Welcoming Alpine lodge in the Serre Chevalier

62 Chemin de Belvoir
05100 Puy-Saint-Pierre
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7402 998092
Email: hello@chezbear.com

Price from: €110 per room B&B, tailored quotes for weekly or fully catered

Open: All year

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Located above Briancon with stunning views of the Durance valley, the guys at Chez Bear are spolit for choice. The legendary cols are all here for you to: Col du Galibier, Col d'Izoard and Col du Granon, to name a few. If MTB is more your thing, this is a great base for downhill. Off the bike, there are lots of other activities and sites to see, including visiting ancient villages, hiking, and rock climbing. The building itself is a restored 17th century farmhouse, beautifully decorated with an open plan living area. The lodge offers spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and of the valley below. There are five twin/double bedrooms sleeping 10 people in total, each a deep bath or a walk-in shower (great for tired muscles!) Additional single beds can be added in some of the rooms. A vaulted games room has a pool table, sauna, wet room, cinema screen and multimedia (Apple TV, Netflix, Sky, Wii, DVD, Playstation). There's also a bar area with pizza/bread oven and a balcony overlooking the valley of La Guisane. In short, there's stacks here for you when you're not cycling, as well as heaps to keep non-cycling friends and family happy too (no bike guilt!) English, plus basic French and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Briançon - Hotel Edelweiss

Comfortable hotel close to amenities

32 avenue de la République
05100 Briançon
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €54

Open: All year

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Traditional French guesthouse close to local MTB and road routes and near a quiet park. Onsite restaurant. Flexible accommodation with singles, doubles, triples and quads - ideal for families and sharers. Management advises that bikes can be safely stored in the hotel. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Briancon - Residence du Temple Apart-hotel

Apartment hotel in the centre of town

3 Place du Temple
05100 Briançon
Haute- Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Résidence du Temple has self-catering apartments with a locked private parking area for bikes. Located in Briançon’s old town, it's handy to amenities and the train station. Apartments have washing machines, kitchens and other mod-cons. Onsite bar. Meals also available. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to share their local knowledge.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Briancon - The Icerock Backpacker Hotel

Budget hotel option 16km south-west of Briancon

18 Avenue de Vallouise
05120 L'Argentière-la-Bessée
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €22 a night or €140 a week

Open: All year

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Predominantly a ski hotel in the winer, Icerock Hotel also opens in summer for cyclists and walkers. Rooms with dorm-style accommodation for a bargain basement price. Singles, doubles and quads. Onsite bar. Shared kitchen for self-caterers. The hotel has a cellar that doubles as a secure bike store. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Cannes - Mouans Sartoux Ibis

Affordable hotel option within reach of the French Riviera

4 Avenue des Sources
06370 Mouans-Sartoux
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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Located 10km north of Cannes, this is an affordable option near one of France's most expensive resorts. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast buffet. 24-hour snacks. Hotel bar. The hotel has a locked garage available for bike storage. Garden and terrace areas.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cannes - Novotel Cannes Montfleury

Four-star Cannes hotel with pool and massage facilities

25 Avenue Beauséjour
06400 Cannes
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €99

Open: All year

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Well-appointed 4-star accommodation a short ride from Croisette Beach. Two onsite restaurants, plus lounge and cocktail bar. Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, and a relaxation area with massages. Rooms (which can sleep up to 4 people) have panoramic views of the sea. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken. There is a private underground carpark with safe cycle storage, plus a locked baggage area in the hotel proper. Help with bike hire and route information available at reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Cannes - Pullman Mandelieu Royal Casino

Add a little luxury to your French cycling adventure on the Med coast

605 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
06212 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €135

Open: All year

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Experience a little bit of luxury on the French Riviera at the Pullman Cannes-Mandelieu, with its sweeping views of the Cannes Bay and Lerins Island. The hotel is set on the peninsula with its own private, sandy beach just 5km from Cannes city centre. Outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and furnished terrace. Rooms all have private terraces with views of the sea or the neighbouring golf course. The hotel works with a local bike hire outlet and can help you arrange rental; hire of watersports equipment can also be arranged. Secure bike storage is provided in the hotel's luggage store. Free wifi. French, English, Italian, Spanish and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Carpentras - Le Comtadin (Ventoux)

Bike-friendly hotel on leisure routes near Ventoux

65 Boulevard Albin Durand
84200 Carpentras
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azu

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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This is a nice base for exploring the vineyard and river leisure routes around Ventoux. Le Comtadin is set in a lovingly restored 18th century building near the Carpentras city centre (try and time your visit for the weekly Friday market). There's a lovely courtyard garden for breakfast or to relax in before/after a ride, plus a lounge bar for evening relaxation. The hotel tells me that bikes can be safely locked in the hotel's secure room. There are also route maps and itineraries available at reception. Doubles and triples available. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Cavaillon - Hotel Mercure

4-star hotel a short ride from the centre of Cavaillon

601 Avenue Boscodomini
84300 Cavaillon
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Located within a 12,000m² park a short ride from the Cavaillon city centre, the Mercure offers comfortable surrounds in which to relax after a day on the bike. Minibar and satellite TV in all rooms, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Regional cuisine in the hotel restaurant. Buffet breakfast. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant or by the swimming pool. Management says the hotel can provide a safe, lockable room inside the hotel for bike storage. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Cavaillon - Pont Royal en Provence

Self-catering apartments and houses for up to 8 people SE of Cavaillon

Domaine et Golf de Pont-Royal
Route de Charleval
13370 Mallemort
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: From €220 for a 4-5 person apartment minimum 2 nights, or €417 for 7 nights; weekend and week-long rates available, prices vary depending on the size of the apartment/house

Open: All year

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Located between the Alpilles and the Lubéron, 30 kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, 45 kilometres from Avignon and 20km from Cavaillon, the Pont Royal en Provence has self-catering holiday apartments and houses sleeping up to 8 people, making it ideal for families and groups. Situated near a lake and golf course, it has bike hire onsite, plus Pierre & Vacances policy stipulates that secure parking is available at every residence. All the apartments and houses are fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen area, including a coffee machine and hotplates, and a terrace or balcony with garden table and chairs. Golf and horse-riding available. Guests have free access to the swimming pools, playgrounds and sport complexes. Packed lunches available on request. Wifi available (surcharge).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Côte d'Azur - Villa Olivade (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)

One-bed apartment with stunning views just west of Nice

Route des Serres
06128 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +44 (0)7747 697 562
Email: david@villaolivade.com

Price from: €130 per night

Open: All year

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Olivade is a luxury one-bedroom villa situated on the Côte d’Azur in Saint Paul de Vence. It's run by David, a cyclist. It has panoramic views of the sea and mountains and a wrap-around balcony. There is a large private garden with a terrace, a dining table with a pergola and a private sun deck. There is also a full-size swimming pool to help cool off post-ride. The interior is spacious, tastefully decorated with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, dining for four and a super kingsize bed. St Paul sits at the base of the Préalpes with access to great cycling routes that take you into the mountains or along the famous roads of Cannes, Monaco and beyond. David has been living and cycling in the region for 18 years and he has a large database of routes and maps to suit all abilities and seasons.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Crestet - La Fleur Bleue Restaurant & Gites (Ventoux)

Perfect self-catering base just 4km from the Malaucène Ventoux climb

Chemin du Sublon
84110 Crestet
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 36 23 45 / +33 (0)3 36 15 57 49 27
Email: info@lafleurbleue.fr

Price from: €600-700 per week (shorter weekend rentals available October-April – please ask for prices)

Open: All year

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There can be fewer nicer places to stay than a self-catering gite at the foot of the Ventoux that comes with its own restaurant for when you're too tired to cook. But that's what David and Fiejette have at La Fleur Bleue Restaurant & Gîtes in Crestet. There are two self-contained gites, each with two bedrooms and sleeping up to 5. From your door you are a measly 4.6km from the start of the Malaucène Ventoux climb, or a 17km warm up ride to Bédoin. When you get back, there's a hot tub in the cherry tree orchard (complete with views of Ventoux to remind you where you've been). Cook in your own kitchen or enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant courtyard (yes, with more Ventoux views). For non-cycling partners or for rest days, there are Roman excavations in Vaison la Romaine to discover, plus the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone. Free wifi. French, Dutch and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools

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Fréjus - Pierre & Vacances Cap Hermès

Self-contained studios and apartments on the Mediterranean

46 Quai dei caravello
83600 Fréjus
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €115 per night

Open: Year round

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Studios and apartments sleeping up to 6 adults, making them ideal for families and groups. Apartments are fully furnished with kitchenettes, TVs and other creature comforts. The property faces the harbour and also has direct beach access and an outdoor swimming pool. Fréjus is a popular holiday town 40km from Cannes – book well ahead in summer and during French school holidays. As with all Pierre & Vacances properties, it's possible to store your bike in your apartment overnight. Wifi available at a surcharge.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Galibier/Izoard - Chalet AlpeLune (Puy Saint Vincent)

Catered chalets and self-catered apartments in top mountain spot

Les Prés
05290 Puy St Vincent
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 23 08 36
Email: info@alpelune.com

Price from: €399 per week per person for a double room

Open: Chalet: December-April, then end of May until end of August. Apartment open all year

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If you're looking for amazing mountain views, comfortable and spacious en suite rooms, and a sauna or outdoor hot tub to ease tired muscles, then a catered chalet or apartment here could be a perfect match. Chalet AlpeLune has 9 luxuriuus en-suite rooms to sleep between 12 and 21 people. Breakfasts and evening meals are tailored to ensure you are heathily refueled after your cycling adventures. There's also a smaller Apartment AlpeLune for six people in three bedrooms. Ride from the door over the Col de Montgenevre for a circuit into Italy, or venture over the Izoard or Galibier. A chairlift is just 300 metres away for MTB riders for downhill trails. Safe bike store, tools and stacks of local advice. The owners are parts of a local a sports initiative run by a group of Dutch outdoer enthusiasts. GPS maps available, or take on their bucketlist col challenge.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Gorges de la Méouge - Serre Des Ormes (Alps/Provence border)

Beautiful B&B run for cyclists by cyclists between the Alps and Ventoux

Le Serre Des Ormes
05300 Salerans
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Phone: +33 (0)4 92 58 04 55 or +33 (0)6 59 27 16 43
Email: info@serredesormes.co.uk

Price from: €570 per week, including B&B and evening meals

Open: Cycling season runs from mid-April to mid-October

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Le Serre des Ormes is a beautiful 18th century house in the spectacular Gorges de la Méouge, midway between the peaks of the Alps and the grandeur of Ventoux, just 67km away. With its quiet roads, stunning views and great climbs, the Méouge valley is a relatively undiscovered gem for cyclists of all levels. The B&B is run by cyclists Kate and Paul. Each day starts with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and, at the end of your day, relax by the pool with tea and cakes, or a glass of wine. Each evening a delicious home cooked two-course meal is served with French wine. Kate and Paul will be on hand to share their favourite routes and thei passion for the area. Airport transfers and bike hire available. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Grand Hotel Henri

Elegant chateaux hotel with funky wallpaper

1, Cours René Char
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €109

Open: All year

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With its grand entrance, marble staircase and restaurant terrace (complete with the sound of trickling water from the stone fountain), this is a great base for cycling in Provence. The restaurant serves classic provencal-style cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs, making Hôtel Henri perfect for either a one-night treat or a longer holiday. For cyclists, the hotel has its own fleet of bikes from which to enjoy local rides, including the Luberon national park. Also great for winter riding with an old fireplace to snuggle up to on your return, and a club-style tea-room/bar. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Mas De Cure Bourse

Quiet but elegant local hotel surrounded by bikes routes

120 Chemin de la Serre
84800 LʼIsle-sur-la-Sorgue
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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This hotel is situated about 12km from the waterside town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which is home to lots of restaurants, cafes and antique shops. Surrounded by acres of grass and old trees there is a terrasse from which to enjoy the good local Provencal food from the onsite restaurant. There are lots of quiet rides to be enjoyed around here – see our suggested routes here (you can download the GPX files as well). Free wifi is available, and both French and English are spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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La Grave – Auberge Edelweiss Bike & Ski Hotel

Specialist bike hotel with rooms and apartments, workshop and sauna

Le Village
05320 La Grave
Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (near Rhône-Alpes border)

Price from: €60 per person B&B based on double occupancy, or €85 per person for B&B and dinner (variety of room types and sizes available)

Open: End of May until the end of September for cycling; December to April for skiiing

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Auberge Edelweiss is a specialist bike hotel in the heart of the Alps; Robin and Marlon are keen to welcome more English-speaking riders to enjoy the Galibier, Col d'Izoard, Alpe d'Huez and Col du Lautaret – all within easy reach. The hotel has information folders with profiles of all key climbs, plus cycling itineraries for both road and mountain bike routes (see their cycling page). The hotel is geared up for individual riders as well as groups, and can cater for big events like La Marmotte, Alpe d'Huzes, the Tour de France and Etape du Tour. Well-equiped workshop, plus Marlon and Robin work with a local bike shop that can deliver spares. Bike wash and sauna onsite; massages available on request. Oh, and plenty of wine and cold beer to help you relax on the terrace or in the restaurant. Then wake up to a generous breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fruit juices, hot drinks, local jams and breads, meat, cheese and fruit salad. Bonne route!

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Le Barroux - La Ferme des Bélugues (for Ventoux)

A lovely cyclist-run base close to Ventoux and lavender routes

200 Le Chemin de Choudeirolles
84330 Le Barroux
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: +33 (0)6 50 51 95 65
Email: lafermedesbelugues@gmail.com

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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La Ferme des Bélugues offers both B&B and self-catered accommodation. It's a home from home run by Karen and Spencer, both cyclists. Located just 3km from the start of the the Ventoux climb at Malaucène or 10km from Bedoin, it's the perfect base for an assault on one of the most iconic Tour de France summits. For gentler rides, the lavender fields and vineyards of Provence are within easy reach. Karen and Spencer host independent riders as well as cycle tour companies and pro riders, so it's fair to say they are local cycling experts. They arrived here four years ago and have lovingly renovated the house to ensure it is cycling friendly while also retaining its original charm and character. All the facilities are geared towards cyclists: there's a pool for post-ride cooling off (and perfect for non-cycling partners and friends) and a stunning bike room, while extra services such as bike hire, massages, and yoga can be arranged. In all there are 5 double rooms plus a really well set-up self-catering gite for two people.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Marseille - Adagio Prado Plage

Apartment hotel near the beachfront in the south of the city

46 rue des Mousses
La Corniche, Stade Vélodrome
13008 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €76

Open: Year-round

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Apartment hotel located south of the city centre with self-catering studios and 1-bedroom apartments for between 1 and 5 people. Each apartment has air-conditioning, a balcony, and a kitchenette. The hotel has 94 apartments, so it's good for groups and families. Management advises that bikes can be securely stored in the apartments overnight. Wifi. Outdoor swimming pool. 24-hour reception.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Centre Vieux Port Mercure

Reliable chain hotel near the Marseille's Old Port

1 Rue Neuve Saint Martin
13001 Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €110

Open: All year

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Four-star hotel near the WTC convention centre, the Jardin des Vestiges and a short ride from the Vieux-Port and Saint Charles TGV train station. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast available. On-site bar. There is a locked luggage store available for bike parking. Twin, double and triple rooms. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Marseille - Ibis Est la Valentine

Reliable budget hotel on the outskirts of Marseille

Quartier des Ecoles
Avenue de Saint Menet
13011 Marseille Marseille
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €69

Open: Year-round

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Budget chain hotel located near the A50 on the eastern approach into the city (around 13km from the harbour). Free wifi. Onsite Courtepaille restaurant with terrace. Buffet breakfast available. Management advises that bikes can be locked securely in the hotel's conference room overnight. Reception is open 24 hours.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Mirabel aux Baronnies - Les Toits Roses (for Ventoux)

Provencal panoramas from the roof terrace of this cyclist-owned gîte

Rue Chauchiere
Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
26110 Nyons
Drôme, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Phone: N/A
Email: lestoitsroses@gmail.com

Price from: €36 per night or €250 per week for up to 5

Open: Available all year, just check availability outside of the main season

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Explore the sun-drenched hills, medieval villages, markets, lavender fields and Rhone Valley vineyards from the door of Les Toits Roses. This charming self-catering two bedroom house is ideal for an ascent of Ventoux, whose slopes at Malaucène are just a warmup ride away. Les Toits Roses, which can sleep 5, is set on a quiet village street in the Provencal village of Mirabel-aux-Baronnies and provides an authentic rural retreat with a roof terrace and panoramic views of the hills. The area surrounding Mirabel aux Baronnies is often included in the route of the Tour du France and is a very popular cycling area for professionals and amateurs alike. The owners Lucy and Steven, are cyclists and can share their local knowledgeThere are many quieter back roads for all levels, including marked cycling routes through the vineyards and villages (including to the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine), and more challenging rides into the surrounding hills. Cycle hire and repair close by. English, Dutch and French spoken. Secure locked garage for your bike and equipment.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Mont Ventoux - Château de Mazan

Grand building and grounds at the base of Mont Ventoux

8 Place Napoléon
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €100

Open: All year

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A family-run chateau and restaurant close to Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse Hills, Château de Mazan is an ideal base for combining a cycling holiday with a spot of comfort. The hotel buzzes with cyclists year-round, and there is a massive, dedicated bike store for cycles. When we visited, a group of Belgians who had just conquered the Ventoux were enjoying the outdoor swimming pool. Many of the rooms face out onto the gardens or the terrace. Rooms are modern (with super showers) and fully air-conditioned. The chateau itself has been elegantly restoreed to echo its former glory. Free and fast wifi access. Lots of European languages spoken (the French owner Fred has lived and worked all over the world, including in the UK). ** We've stayed here - read our review **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Hotel des Pins (Bédoin )

Hotel ideal for exploring the area around Mont Ventoux

Chemin des Crans
84410 Bedoin
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €65 (rooms available for between 1 and 5 people)

Open: Year-round

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The 3-star Hotel des Pins in Bedoin is located in Bédoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux, making it a perfect base for an assault on the Giant of Provence. This area is also perfect for cyclists wanting a gentler cycling holiday, with the hotel giving good access to routes through the vineyards of the Vaucluse department and through Provence's famous lavender fields. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant serving regional specialities based on fresh local market produce. Free wifi. Swimming pool and gardens. Secure garage for bike parking. Both French and English spoken. Bike hire available locally.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Hôtel Le Siècle (Mazan)

Comfortable two-star hotel a short ride from the foot of Mont Ventoux

18 Place des Terreaux
84380 Mazan
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €50

Open: March to November

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A lovely two-star hotel (there are only 9 rooms, so book ahead) set in an impressive old 16th-century building in the heart of the wine-growing village of Mazan. Located just 10km south of Bedoin, it's an ideal base for tackling Mont Ventoux. Classicaly decorated air-conditioned rooms (each with its own distinct style) and with pretty village views. Single, double and triple rooms available, all with ensuite bathrooms. Shady terrace. Picnic baskets and packed lunches available on request. Free wifi. Bike storage area and washdown facilities. French, Portuguese and Spanish spoken. Comes recommended to us by local cycle tour operators.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Mont Ventoux – Le Relais du Mont Ventoux (Aurel)

Charming Ventoux hotel run by a couple who understand cyclists’ needs

Rue du Portail
84390 Aurel
Vaucluse, Provence

Price from: €63

Open: All year

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The Le Relais du Mont Ventoux in Aurel was recommended to us by Paul Lamarra, who stayed there when he climbed Ventoux on his Brompton. It's a family-run hotel with 17 rooms and an onsite restaurant. "It's a charming hotel run by a lovely couple who understand cyclists’ needs completely (especially on the food front)," says Paul. "Dinner and breakfast on the terrace across the road from the hotel with great views." Free wifi. Hot tub. Bike hire available through reception. French, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Monte Carlo – Novotel

Comfortable accommodation among the high-rollers on the Riviera

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte
98000 Monte Carlo
Monaco

Price from: €175

Open: All year

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OK, so I realise Monaco this isn't *technically* part of France but I'm including bike-friendly accommodation here because so many cyclists pass through during their South of France travels. The Novotel is in the heart of Monaco, a short ride from the train station, Place du Casino and Grimaldi Forum. Cafe and restaurant onsite, plus bar. Guests have access to 2 computers on site, plus free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Pool, terrace, garden. Other facilities include a hammam, library and children's playground. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken. Management advises that bikes can be safely locked in the luggage store.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Nice - Adagio Access Nice Magnan

Affordable apartment hotel in the Nice city centre

12 Avenue de la Californie
06200 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €59

Open: Year round

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Self-catering studios and apartments sleeping up to 4 people in the centre of Nice. Each apartment has a kitchenette. Free wifi. 24-hour reception. Outdoor pool. Breakfast available. Close to beach and all amenities. Just minutes from the Promenade des Anglais. Bikes can be stored overnight in apartments (there is a lift). Book well ahead in summer (prices vary with the seasons).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Nice - Centre Gare Ibis

Bike-friendly city centre hotel close to restaurants and attractions

14 Avenue Thiers
06000 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €72

Open: Year round

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Reliable city centre hotel that's close to Nice-Ville train station and just 1km from Promenade des Anglais. Outdoor swimming pool. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Onsite bar and restaurant. 24-hour reception. Bikes can be kept in the baggage store and can also be locked in rooms overnight.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Nice - Le Panoramic Boutique Hotel

A grand 19th century hotel overlooking Nice

107 Boulevard Bischoffsheim
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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This hotel in the Grand Corniche of Nice was recommended to us by a fellow cyclist. The rooms are beautifully turned out and there are specatular views from rooms and panoramic restaurant. It's a two-star hotel with 11 rooms and – unusually in this part of the Cote d'Azur – the spectacular views from here are actually affordable. The owners, Valerie and Gino, tell us there is a garage for storing more than four bikes. If you're in a group of fewer than 4, the bikes can be stored safely on the private terraces. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Nice - Novotel Centre Acropolis

Friendly and reliable hotel with swimming pool in Nice city centre

8-10 Parvis de l'Europe
06300 Nice
Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €133

Open: Year round

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Friendly hotel in Nice city centre with outdoor swimming pool and terrace with city views. Within easy reach of the Nice Old Town, the flower market and the famous Promenade des Anglais. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant, bar and cafe. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. Management advises that bikes can be locked in the luggage store.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Orange - Hôtel Arène

Modern comfort with rich history on your doorstep

2 rue Victor Hugo
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €92

Open: All year

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Hôtel Arène provides modern facilities but is housed in an old stone building in the heart of Roman Orange. The rooms are air-conditioned to help cool down after a ride and there's also a wellness centre/spa, outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant that serves seasonal produce and specialities. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning and you can enjoy it on the terrace. All rooms feature free wifi. A secure garage is available for locking away your bikes and the train station is close if you're arriving or departing by train.
** We stayed here, find out what we thought **

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Orange - Hotel L'Herbier

Central townhouse hotel near the foot of Ventoux

8 Place aux Herbes
84100 Orange
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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In the heart of Orange, the Hotel L'Herbier is a small stylish hotel ideal for anyone cycling in this part of Provence or tackling Mont Ventoux. It's been recommended to use by a rider who stayed there. There's a lovely terrace and original stone walls running through the dining room, which serves a great breakfast and good coffee. Bedrooms are modern. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Hôtel de l'Image

A luxurious treat for cyclists in Provence

36 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €220 (but check the link here for deals)

Open: All year

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This is a lovely (and luxurious) base for cycling. Surrounded by two hectares of peaceful gardens that look out over the Alpilles mountains, Hôtel de l'Image regularly welcomes cycling groups. There's an onsite restaurant serving seasonal menus, plus a terrace and cocktail bar. There's also a maze to get lost in and a pool to cool off in (the hotel also has a deal with a nearby spa). Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Sault - Hotel d'Albion

Townhouse hotel ideally placed for an assault on Ventoux

Rue de l'Oratoire
84390 Sault-de-Vaucluse
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €70

Open: All year

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If you're travelling with a bike, the Hotel d'Albion is a good choice. It's got good bike storage and a hire shop nearby. The hotel itself has free wifi and a bar with views across the town and lavender fields beyond. A cyclist who stayed here told us the hotel staff were friendly and helped organise taxis and other bits and bobs. No air-conditioning, though, so ask for a room on the lower floors, which are apparently cooler.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Séguret (Mont Ventoux) - Hotel Domaine de Cabasse

Charming hotel on the Cote du Rhone wine route

547 Route de Sablet
84110 Séguret
Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €93

Open: All year

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Surrounded by its own vineyard, Hotel Domaine de Cabasse is a tranquil base near the pretty village of Ségruet. It's an ideal location that's well suited to exploring the Vaucluse region by bike. If you're up for a challenge of a lifetime, Mont Ventoux is just 30km away. Each room has a traditional style (some also have a balcony or terrace). As an additional positive, Domaine de Cabasse is located on the Côtes du Rhone Wine Route so you can stay and taste the famous local wines. Swimming pool. Free wifi. French, English and German spoken. The hotel also has secure storage for your bikes and equipment. 

 

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  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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St Tropez - Hotel Le Mouillage

A spot of chic seaside glamour

79 avenue du Général Leclerc
83990 St Tropez
Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Price from: €130

Open: All year

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A charming and colourful oasis nestled by the sea, this quirky place has its own gardens and pool with vistas of the sea. Free wifi, air-conditioning as well as modern flat screen satellite TVs and iPod docking stations. Choose a room with views of the garden, pool or sea (rooms also have private terraces or balconies). Short walk to bike ride to explore the village, port and Bouillabaisse beach. The hotel works with cycle tour operators so is used to welcoming cyclists. Lots also to do for non-cyclists and families.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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