Accommodation - Hotels, hostels and B&Bs: All France

Use our accommodation listings to find a bike-friendly place to stay. You can plan your route by clicking the icons on the map. Narrow or broaden your search by using the brown box (right) or simply browse the listings below.

Bordeaux – Le Boutique Hotel

Classy city centre hotel with friendly staff and secure bike parking

3 rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
33000 Bordeaux
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €180 per room or €387 for a 4-person apartment

Open: All year

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Treat yourself to a touch of class in one of France's most elegant cities. Le Boutique Hotel is a converted 18th-century townhouse located in the UNESCO-listed centre of Bordeaux. Its modern, stylish rooms and self-catering apartments are surrounded by a peaceful green courtyard, and there's even a lovely terrace shaded by a 100-year-old chestnut tree. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with an iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine. Continental breakfast. Wine bar. Massage and hot tub available. Luggage room for bike store. Staff can help you plan local bike routes, including through the vineyards. Free wifi. French, Spanish, English, Romanian and Bulgarian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Bouligny - Les Ecureuils

Friendly family-run B&B south of the Fontainebleau Forest on the EV3

12, rue du 19 mars 1962
Hameau de Corbeva
77570 Bougligny
Seine-et-Marne, Paris/Île-de-France

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Les Ecureuils provides B&B accommodation between the Fontainebleau Forest and Nemours. The lovely fresh rooms and gardens make a nice stopover for anyone cycling to or from Paris. There is free wifi and all rooms are en-suite.

Bike facilities

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

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Bourbon-Lancy - Grand Hôtel

Character-filled hotel on the Burgundy bike route network

Rue du Parc
71140 Bourbon-Lancy
Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy

Price from: €53

Open: All year

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A hotel worthy of its Grand name, this hotel still carries with it much of its history and charm, being set in old 18th century convent buildings. There are 26 rooms, some with views out over the cloisters. The hotel, which is set in a thermal park (it has an onsite spa with swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre), is part of the Logis group, and meets their bike-friendly criteria. The onsite restaurant has an excellent reputation locally. Wifi, terrace and garden. Disabled access.

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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Bourg d’Oisans - Chalet Saskia

Perfect for Col de Croix de Fer, the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez

31 Route de la Drayre
38114 Vaujany
Isère, Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +44 (0)14 28 60 80 70
Email: info@skipeak.com

Price from: €620pp for week half board; €105pp per night for shorter stays

Open: June, July, August and September for cyclists; open other times for skiiers

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Chalet Saskia is an award-winning chalet in Vaujany, an alpine village resort near Bourg d’Oisans – a hub for cyclists climbing Col de Croix de Fer and riding the Marmotte circuit, which features the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez. There are 10 bedrooms, all with an en-suite bath or shower rooms, and balconies. There are three large reception rooms, including a games room with table tennis and bar football. Offering half-board accommodation with meals, the chalet has an excellent reputation for its cuisine and standard of care. Very large, lockable garage with wall brackets and stands. The owners, Nigel and Jamie, are super-keen to see more cyclists use the chalet – they have a minibus with bike trailer for transfers, plus they can help with transport up/down the valley, or to ride start/end points.

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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Bourg St Maurice - Alpine Velo Chalet (Aime)

Cyclist-run chalet offering half-board accommodation in the Alps

Montvilliers
73210 Aime
Savoie, Rhone-Alpes (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
Phone: +33 (0)6 26 80 77 67
Email: info@alpine-velo.com

Price from: £350 per person half board for 3 nights; £550 per person half board for 7 nights (includes airport transfers)

Open: Closed mid-October to mid-April

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Alpine Velo run a friendly catered bike chalet just below the ski resort of Plagne Montalbert and not far from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, in the northern French Alps. Situated in a tiny mountain hamlet with breathtaking views across the mountain tops, the chalet can be rented room by room if you’re a couple or small group of friends, or on a sole occupancy basis for groups of up to 12. There are more than 10 stunning high altitude Alpine cols and climbs you can start and finish at the chalet, including 4 featured regularly in the Tour de France. This is a great base in particular for the Col de la Madeleine and the Cormet de Roselend. The chalet itself is stylishly renovated and has lots of rustic alpine charm. There’s a large sitting room with log stove, a dining room, 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms (all can be twins or doubles), sunny terraced gardens, an outdoor sauna and a secure bike store with workshop area. If you don’t fancy the homeward climb back to the chalet (6km/400m ascent), you can arrange a pickup from in the valley. English, French and Spanish spoken. E-bike hire can be arranged, and non-cyclists are welcome too.
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
  • Wifi

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Bourg-St-Maurice – Les Arcs 1800 Hotel Mercure

Mountain hotel with good access to road and MTB routes

Village de Charmettoger
73700 Arc 1800, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Savoie, Rhône-Alpes

Price from: €75

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In winter, this hotel high up in the Paradiski ski area offers the convenience of ski in-ski, in summer it's an ideal base for exploring the hundreds of kilometres of road and mountain bike routes in the area around Bourg Saint Maurice. Restaurant and terrace with mountain views. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Management has confirmed they have secure bike parking available. Free wifi. A shuttle service can be requested to and from Lyon-St Exupéry Airport or Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station. 

Bike facilities

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

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Bourges - Novotel

Comfortable 4-star hotel on entrance to Bourges

Route de Chateauroux
18570 Bourges
Cher, Centre

Price from: €83

Open: All year

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Four-star hotel near the A71 highway on the outskirts of Bourges (good for anyone arriving by car with bikes on the back – there is private car park). Secure room inside the hotel for bikes. Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool. Buffet breakfast, room service. 24-hour reception. Children's corner, Xbox in the lobby, free wifi and Apple Mac terminal for guest use. Good for groups.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Brantome - Hostellerie du Perigord Vert

Bike-friendly hotel-restaurant in the north of the Dordogne

7 Avenue André Maurois
24310 Brantôme
Dordogne, Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Price from: €63

Open: All year

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Situated in Brantôme, a pretty village on the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle route in the River Dronne area in the north of the Dordogne region, the Hostellerie du Perigord Vert is a welcoming hotel and restaurant. After exploring the area, you can take a dip in the heated pool or take a meal on the shady terrace. Hotels bikes available for guest use. 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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Brest - ibis Styles Brest Centre Port

Reliable chain hotel offering clean, affordable accommodation

31 Rue Jean Marie Le Bris
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: €65

Open: All year

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Clean and friendly chain hotel near the water in the port area of Brest (about 2km from the city centre). Single rooms through to rooms catering for up to five people. Free wifi. Children's area with boardgames. The hotel advises that there is a secure room for bike storage. Onsite bar. Computer and printer for guest use. Buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. This is a large hotel, making is almost always possible to make last-minute bookings. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Brest Ibis Centre

Bike-friendly hotel in the heart of Brest with super friendly staff

13, rue de Siam
29200 Brest
Finistère, Brittany

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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This is a super bike-friendly hotel that is keen to welcome more cyclists. Management advises that staff will be only too happy to find a safe place to store bikes, and that they can help arrange "athlete's meals" from the excellent restaurant across the road. Just over 70 rooms in the centre of town and around 1km from the train station. Bar open 24/7. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. Bike hire can be arranged through a local firm.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • 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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Brittany coast - Hotel Le Benhuyc

Versatile hotel north of Saint-Brieuc overlooking the harbour

1 Quai Jean Bart
22520 Binic
Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany

Price from: €68

Open: All year

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Welcoming three-star hotel located opposite the harbour and just 280 metres from the beach. Singles and doubles through to family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. Some rooms have harbour views. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Continental breakfast served in the dining room, on the terrace or in your room. Free wifi; there's also a hotel lounge computer for guest use. French, English and Spanish spoken. The managers welcome cyclists and are happy to find a secure place inside the hotel for bikes, plus there's a good sized luggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Burgundy - La Chouette Qui Chante (Morvan National Park)

Look over the Morvan valley whilst you eat breakfast

7 Rue des Bordes
21210 La Motte Ternant
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Phone: +33 (0)7 88 16 80 03 (France), +44 (0)7577 528861 (UK)
Email: burgundyescapes@orange.fr

Price from: €65 per night B&B, €70 per night for 1 bedroom gite, €90 per night for 2 bedroom gite. €395 per week for the gite, €495 per week for the 2-bed cottage

Open: April to October

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This charming English-owned bed and breakfast is situated in the village of La Motte-Ternant on the edge of the beautiful Morvan National Park, a place where you can explore rivers, lakes and forestsYou can hire bikes in Pouilly-en-Auxois and cycle for hours along the Burgundy Canal, or you can use one of the many local routes around the area. The local town of Saulieu has numerous cafes and restaurants including the 3-star Michelin restaurant, Bernard Loiseau. Dijon and Beaune are also within reach if you have a car and you're after fixed base rides. The B&B has three king-size rooms and one twin room all with ensuite shower or bathrooms. The two-acre garden has been planted with beautiful trees and borders and provides views of the river valley. Breakfasts come complete with fabulous view of the gardens, Serein valley and the Morvan Park. 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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Burgundy Canal – Shopicerie (Veuvey-sur-Ouche)

Friendly B&B with small campsite on the towpath 29km from Dijon

10 Rue Larrey du Pont
21360 Côte-d'Or Veuvey-sur-Ouche
Burgundy (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Phone: +33 (0)3 80 33 09 62 or +33 (0)7 78 51 24 37
Email: shopicerie@gmail.com

Price from: €3 for tent pitches; B&B from €75 for 2 people, or €45 for singles for direct bookings by phone or email

Open: Open April-October every day except Thursdays

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There can be no better place to stay while cycling the Burgundy Canal than right on the canal. Shopicerie is as close as you can get without getting wet! You can find the Shopicerie right near the towpath at Veuvey-sur-Ouche between locks 22S/23S. Shopicerie was recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. "It's a great cafe, shop, bar, B&B and campsite all in one. Really friendly, English spoken. Highly recommended," he writes. There are just two B&B rooms with space for 7 people in total. The rooms have canal views and private bathrooms. Rare in French B&Bs, they also have kettles in the rooms for teas and coffees. There is space in the garden for 6 tents. The attached shop sells stacks of goodies for your panniers: groceries, coffee, beer, wine, and sandwiches, as well as ice-creams to cool off when you arrive. There are showers, toilets and washing machine/tumble dryer for campers, as well as a book swap with English and French books. (There is no other general store on the towpath for around 20km). The Shopicerie is run by the lovely Bryony, who told me: "I started this multi-service shop in 2017 having lived in the area for 30 years and felt something was needed for all those thirsty and hungry tourists pedalling by. Our guests now come in all languages, and the English-speaking ones are always relieved to find someone who can chat and help in English." Credit cards accepted. The Shopicerie also has bike hire. Dijon is 29km away via the towpath. See here for camping and here for B&B (or email/phone Bryony direct).

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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Cabourg - Le Grand Hotel Cabourg

A 5-star treat with bike storage on the waterfront at Cabourg

Jardin du Casino
14390 Cabourg
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €215

Open: All year

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The elegance of the Grand Hotel at Cabourg was once enjoyed by Marcel Proust, who loved staying here. Its spacious rooms overlook the luscious gardens or the sea, while eating at the restaurant provides ample opportunity for people-watching passers-by on the promenade. Bar and lounge with cocktails and snacks. Private beach access. Free wifi. En suites with luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Continental breakfast. Bikes can be stored in the baggage room.  

Bike facilities

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

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Cabrerets - Hôtel Restaurant des Grottes du Pech Merle

Rural retreat tucked away in the gorges of the Lot Valley

Le Bourg
46330 Cabrerets
Lot-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

Price from: €90

Open: April to October

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Hôtel Restaurant des Grottes du Pech Merle is a family run hotel on the River Célé, which joins the Lot River around 4km to the south near Bouzies. As the hotel name suggests, it's a 3km ride to the caves at Pech Merle – among France's most prehistric and best preserved prehistoric sites; you can also take the hill climb from the village. The hotel was in fact started by Marthe David – who as teenager discovered the cave with two friends, the three quarrying their way in through a gap. It's still run by the family today. There is a restaurant terrace (food is served all day) that overlooks the river, as well as a pool and a lovely garden area. 

Bike facilities

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

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Caen - Hotel Moderne

Friendly 4-star hotel with dedicated bike shed for parking

116 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €95

Open: All year

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Elegant 4-star hotel in the Caen city centre, a few minutes from the Castle of Caen and close to local restaurats and bars. Buffet breakfast on the 5th floor with its panoramic view of Caen. 24-hour reception. Free wifi, plus computer available for guest use. Minibar in all rooms. Lounge and bar area. Sauna. Laundry service. French, English, 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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Caen – Adagio Caen Centre

Hotel with self-catering apartments for individuals and groups

1 Quai Eugène Meslin
14000 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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City centre hotel located near the River Orne and close to the railway station. Studios and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people. Fitness centre. Free wifi. Each apartment has a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, plus the hotel offers a buffet breakfast. 24-hour reception. Laundry service. French and English spoken. Management says bikes can be locked in the baggage store.

Bike facilities

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

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Caen – Mercure Centre Port de Plaisance

Central city hotel facing the marina and good for ferry port

1 rue de Courtonne
14018 Caen
Calvados, Normandy

Price from: €94

Open: All year

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Centrally located 4-star hotel facing the marina, a short ride from the city centre. Handy for ferry port (16km to the north) and D-Day beaches along the coast. The baggage room can store one or two bikes; there is a private and secure underground carpark to accommodate larger groups. 24-hour reception. Bar and restaurant onsite. Free wifi. French, English, Italian and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Cahors - Hotel Terminus

Ideally placed for riding the Lot Valley bike route

5 Avenue Charles de Freycinet
46000 Cahors
Lot, Midi-Pyrénées (Occitanie)

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Hotel Terminus has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed there. It's a friendly local hotel with 20 rooms in a traditional manor house. It's just 280m from the train station. This is a good one for wine-lovers - there is a wine cellar with more than 600 local and international wines. You can try some of them if you eat at the restaurant Le Balandre, which serves gourmet French cuisine. 24-hour reception for late arrivals (or early departures) on the Lot Valley bike route.

Bike facilities

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

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Cahors - Inter-Hotel de France

Bike-friendly hotel in train station precinct of Cahors

Avenue Jean Jaurès
46000 Cahors
Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €78

Open: All year

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This is a great option if you're riding the Lot Valley bike route. (And it's been recommended to us by cyclists who've used it). Close to the station, it's at the southern end of the city where the river Lot loops up and around Cahors. There is dedicated bike parking available. Choose from a single, double, triple or quad room – making this hotel a good option for families and groups. It's rated three-star and has all the usual mod-cons, including free wifi. English, French and Spanish spoken. 

Bike facilities

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

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Calais - Holiday Inn

Port hotel experienced at welcoming cyclists to Calais

6 boulevard des Alliés
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Price from: €98

Open: All year

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Located in central Calais overlooking the boats in Port de Plaisance harbour, the Holiday Inn has a long tradition of welcoming cyclists. "We have been doing this for years," general manager Patrice Haultcoeur told me. "Especially with charity organisations like Pedal To Paris, the Royal British Legion, etc." He said the hotel has a space reserved to store bikes, and that hotel staff would love to see more cyclists arriving at the door. The hotel has free wifi, onsite restaurant, and full buffet breakfasts. Children eat free in the restaurant;lobby bar open til late; 24-hour reception. French and English spoken. The official website has a best-price guarantee (find it cheaper elsewhere and you get a night free).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Ibis Styles Centre

Clean and modern chain hotel in Calais city centre

46 Rue Royale
62100 Calais
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais

Price from: €75

Open: Year round

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Calais city centre hotel handy for ferry port. Short ride from train station and 5km from ferry port. 24-hour reception. Free wifi. Buffet breakfast. A small number of bikes can be stored in a small luggage room that has a code (it is not suitable for groups).

Bike facilities

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

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Calais Novotel Coquelles (Eurotunnel)

High-tech hotel just 200m from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais

Place de Cantorbery
62231 Coquelles (Eurotunnel terminal)
Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais Department

Price from: €92

Open: All year

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Located just 200 metres from the Channel Tunnel and a short ride from the Eurostar TGV station, this hotel has the latest in modern communications. Each suite has a multimedia system including wifi, free video games, movies and music. Free massages on Thursday nights. Range of 24-hour services including a food counter, bar, a business centre, and fitness area. Management advises there is a luggage store that can be used to lock bikes.

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Augerge Ferayola

Friendly rooms or self-catering cottages with sea views south of Calvi

L'Argentella
20260 Galeria
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: €60 B&B/night; from €99/night or €420/week for cottage sleeping 2-5 people (half-board options available)

Open: All year

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Just over 20km south of Calvi, the three-star Augerge Ferayola is located in the Parc Naturel Régional de la Corse near the Scandola Reserve, between sea and hills. Twins, doubles, triples and quads, plus self-catering cottages. Forest and sea views. Outdoor pool. Tennis court. Free wifi. Onsite restaurant serving regional cuisine. There is a lockable room for bikes (the owners tell us they have welcomed many cyclists over the years). They can help arrange bike hire locally and can help you with other aspects of your planning if you get in touch after booking. English and Italian spoken.

Bike facilities

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

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Calvi - Hôtel La Villa Calvi

Lush 5-star hotels with B&B or self-catering apartments and villas

Chemin Notre Dame de la Serra
20260 Calvi
Haute-Corse, Corsica

Price from: Double rooms from €220, apartments and villas for up to 8 people from €800

Open: All year

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This 5-star hotel near Calvi in north-west Corsica is a plush place to unwind after a day on the road. Fitness centre, 5 different swimming pools. Rooms have simple, elegant décor and modcons such as iPod docking stations and minibars. The hotel's restaurant is well-regarded locally for its Corsican cuisine. There are also pool and snack bars. Free wifi. Bike parking in a secure garage. The hotel also works with a recommended local bike hire firm

Bike facilities

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

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Camoël - Hôtel du Littoral

Hotel in small village ideally placed for the Atlantic Coast and Morbihan

4 rue Paul Ladmirault
56130 Camoël
Morbihan, Brittany

Price from: €40

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Simple 2-star hotel set near La Vilaine River just 6km from the beach Pénestin. Free wifi, garden, and furnished terrace. Some rooms have balconies. Continental buffet breakfast. Bike parking is provided in a private, locked garage. Note that evening meals are not provided at the hotel and the town is small, with only one local restaurant – plan meals ahead (consider avoiding Mondays and public holidays unless you are bringing your own supplies).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal de Garonne - A La Reine (Monbéqui)

Welcoming B&B close to Montauban and the Canal de Garonne

111 Rue du Bac
82170 Monbéqui
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees (Occitanie)

Price from: €69

Open: All year

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A short ride from the Canal de Garonne the A La Reine, a charming B&B with two very generous bedrooms. A good buffet breakfast is served each morning and this can be taken on the terrace when the sun is shining, as can evening meals which a focus on high quality produce with a wide-ranging and interesting menu. They also have bikes available for guest use.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
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Canal de Garonne - Chateau Saint Marcel

17th century chateau a short detour from the Garonne river route

Route de Toulouse
47550 Boé
Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Price from: €79

Open: All year

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Chateau Saint Marcel is located in Boé, just south of Agen, a short detour from the Canal de Garonne bike route. A 17th century castle, it's been restored to offer hotel-style accommodation. Large garden with cedar trees to relax in. Free wifi. Pool. Bike hire can be arranged by the hotel. More basic 'comfort' hotel rooms, plus more deluxe options with garden views. Kettles in rooms. We have had mixed reviews about this place but options are limited around but since June 2018 it is under new managament.

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Canal de Garonne - Hôtel Le Moulin de Moissac

Riverside hotel ideal for the Bordeaux-Toulouse bike route

Esplanade du Moulin
82200 Moissac
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €105

Open: All year

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This is a super base on the banks of the Tarn river, 6 or 7km off the Garonne towpath – it's an ideal place to stay if you're cycing the Canal de Garonne. The hotel regularly hosts small cycle tour companies, so the staff here are used to welcoming riders who are coming in off the canal. It's a 3-star hotel, and all the rooms have river views. It has some excellent bonus facilities such as a spa complex (ideal for resting weary muscles) – there's a hot tub, sauna, hammam and massages also available. Onsite restaurant with a piano bar. Rooms also have coffee machines. Adventure playground for kids, plus canoe hire nearby. French, English and Spanish spoken. Free wifi.

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Canal de Garonne - Hotel-Restaurant Au Colombier du Touron

Family friendly hotel a short distance from the canal

187 Avenue des Landes
Route de Mont de Marsan
47310 Brax
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €61

Open: All year

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Bike-friendly small hotel on the D119 about 6km west of Agen that's used to welcoming cyclists (it's about 500 metres from the Canal de Garonne tow path linking Bordeaux to Toulouse). Super family friendly with a playground area for mini-cyclists + cots, high chairs and bottle warmers. There are 11 rooms, including family rooms and triples ideal for groups and sharers. Onsite restaurant serving local cuisine. Free wifi. French and English spoken. 

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Canal de Garonne - Le Clos d'Any

Modern take on an ancient mill on the Garonne towpath

1 Lardon
33190 Fontet,
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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This is a wonderful stop on the Canal de Garonne ride. Le Clos d’Any is a 12th century farmhouse and mill that has been brought into the 21st century. It's now run as a modern B&B with three guestrooms (sleeping 3-4 people each), plus a Gypsy caravan for two (with bonus private jacuzzi). It's just south of the La Reole and east of Castets-en-Dorthe where the canal splits off from the river Garonne. Within easy reach of the vineyards of Graves and the sweet white wines of Sauternes. Outdoor pool. Free wifi. Secure bike parking in the barn. Families welcome.

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Canal de Garonne - Villa Toulousaine (Grisolles)

B&B on the Canal de Garonne

58 rue darnaud bernard
82170 Grisolles
Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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The Villa Toulousaine is a highly regarded B&B on the Canal de Garonne between Montauban and Toulouse. With really well decorated and clean rooms, a lovely garden with private spots to relax and a pool it could be a great place to stay while travelling along the canal. Free wifi. French and English spoken. There is also a babysitting service, plus the owners can help arrange bike hire for exploring the canal and the countryside.

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Canal de Garonne – L’Autre Vie

Perfect place to unwind and explore Gironde's lesser known wine routes

Champ de la Grave
33190 Camiran
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: From €100 per night B&B, plus all day access to tea and coffee, and nibblies

Open: All year

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Excellent base for anyone making their way along the Roger Lapebie bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre. Stay en route to the Canal de Garonne and Toulouse, or use L’Autre Vie as a base for exploring the peaceful wine routes of the Duras/Sauveterre/Rauzan corridor. There are lovely river and village routes for leisure cyclists, as well as more challenging, hillier circuits for road riders. Ride to the bastide town of Monségur for lunch, or head farther afield to St-Emilion or the tourist hotspots of the Dordogne to the north and west. There are plenty of comfortable spaces outside to relax with a glass of wine when you get back, and a lovely large pool to cool down in. Try Vanessa's delicious charcuterie and cheese sharing platter, or ask about a barbecue with freshly prepared salads and breads. English and French spoken. Free wifi. There are also a few 'house' bikes available for guest use.

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Canal du Midi - Cycle d'Oc Cyclists' Lodge (Paraza)

Cyclist-run B&B ideal for the Canal and forays into the countryside

Route de Pouzols
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 86 75 15 58
Email: cycle.doc11@gmail.com

Open: April to October

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Amid all her training for the UCI Masters' World Championships in Perth last year, Gillian somehow found the time to set up this super cyclists' base in the Aude countryside. Gillian's cycling lodge is a homely stone farmhouse offering ensuite B&B accommodation for cyclists of all abilities – tourers, road riders ... you're all welcome. Gillian offers a service here tailored for cyclists to help you make the most of cycling in this quiet corner of the Langeudoc/Occitanie countryside. If there's a road within a 100km radius of here, Gillian's probably ridden it. She also prepares delicious breakfasts to power you through the day and – as a passionate vegetarian cook – can offer delicious evening meals for when you come in off the bike. She can also suggest some lovely restaurants nearby so you can sample the regional cuisine. Onsite pool and plenty of space to relax. If you're not arriving with your own bike, there's a friendly hire outlet in town. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

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Canal du Midi - La Maison de Charlotte

Friendly B&B (with jacuzzi) between Toulouse and Castelnaudary

195 rue de la République
31290 Villefranche-de-Lauragais
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Price from: €55

Open: All year

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Small traditional B&B with just four rooms just minutes from the Canal du Midi at Villefranche-de-Lauragais. We're told this is a friendly place that offers a really French welcome ('it's a bit like staying with friends,' one cyclist reports). There is also a shared kitchen for guest use. Free wifi. Locked garage for bike parking. Doubles and twins, plus there's one triple. Outdoor decking/terrace with jacuzzi.

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Canal du Midi - Le Jardin d'Homps

Stay with locals between Carcassonne and Béziers on the Canal du Midi

21 Grand Rue
11200 Homps
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitane)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 75 30 76
Email: contact@jardinhomps.fr

Price from: €89 per room B&B, or €525 per week for the self-catered holiday cottage

Open: April 1- October 31

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Dutch couple Gerda and Thomas are keen to welcome cyclists to their slice of paradise on the Canal du Midi. Located halfway between Carcassonne and Béziers and between Carcassonne and Narbonne, this is an ideal stopover on the Canal du Midi. It also provides an opportunity to stay an extra night and take a day to visit Minervé. Centrally located, it is a perfect base for exploring the Languedoc area in more detail. Le Jardin d'Homps offers versatile accommodation with five elegantly presented bedrooms with extra-long (2.10m) beds. It also has a self-catering cottage. Cool off in the pool after a day's riding, or relax in the privacy of the lovingly manicured gardens. Free wifi. Le Jardin d'Homps is within walking distance of several local restaurants, and Gerda and Thomas are on hand to offer local advice, plus help arrange bike hire. Bike parking in a lockable garage. French, English and Dutch spoken.
Hilde and Heather stayed here when they rode the Canal du Midi – you can read their review here. 

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Canal du Midi - Pause Canal

Toulousaine-style B&B on the Canal du Midi

2, route départementale 813
31450 Donneville
Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Price from: €60

Open: All year

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The Pause Canal B&B is located right on the banks of the Canal du Midi, just 20km east of Toulouse. The owners are well used to helping cyclists, with two rooms available, plus a pool and large garden. Breakfast can be served outside on the terrace and there's a microwave in each room for guest use. Packed lunches are also available for your pannier. Free wifi. English and French spoken.

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Canal du Midi - Villa Limonade (Olonzac)

Cyclist-focused B&B midway between Carcassonne and Beziers

8 rue du Cers
34210 Olonzac
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 49 04 92 or +33 (0)6 37 40 63 95
Email: lavillalimonade@gmail.com

Price from: €85 per night or €550 per week

Open: All year

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Since opening Villa Limonade, their lovely 4-star B&B, Tony and Linda have seen a steady stream of cyclists pass through their doors. It's a trend they'd like to see continue, especially given they are perfectly placed near the Canal du Midi route. As the name suggests, Villa Limonade is a converted lemonade factory; it combines French chic with mod-cons. The B&B itself is located in the heart of the pretty village of Olonzac, near Homps. Olonzac is renowned for its Tuesday market and wonderful local wines. The village has a number of restaurants, shops and bars, but you can also enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal with Tony and Linda as part of their table d'hote service. The villa sleeps up to 12 people and welcomes both individuals and groups. There are six air-conditioned rooms, plus a pool and enclosed gardens – perfect for relaxation and recovery after a day on the bike. There is secure parking for 12 bikes, plus hire is available locally. Olonzac is equidistant between Carcassonne and Beziers, and is less than a five-minute ride from Homps and the canal itself. There are numerous other local cycling routes to explore, including some challenging climbs into the Black Mountains for the more adventurous. This is a great base for a varied cycling holiday. English, French and German spoken.

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Candé-sur-Beuvron - Auberge de la Caillere (Loire Valley bike route)

Good Loire Valley option between Amboise and Blois

36 Route des Montils
41120 Candé-sur-Beuvron
Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

Price from: €63

Open: All year

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Auberge de la Caillere is on the Loire Valley bike route between Amboise and Blois. It has been recommended to us by a cyclist who stayed there. "It was a great place to stay, the owners both speak excellent English, are very helpful and welcoming, and run the place very well," writes Ruth. "The cycle storage is purpose-built and locked at night. Our room was comfortable rather than smart, but clean, quiet, well-equipped and reasonably spacious. We had one breakfast, which was a typical continental buffet, costing about €12 per person. There’s a good bakery not far away, though, where you can get croissants etc." There is also a restaurant on site. Ruth describes it as "a fabulous but expensive treat of a dinner, which you must book in advance as the restaurant is well-patronised and always full." The auberge is not very far from the village of Cande-sur-Beuvron and the owners are happy to recommend other good local restaurants. "We really enjoyed the stay and the area and plan to return again," says Ruth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cantal - La Maison Normande

Get off the beaten track to ride France's volcano area with locals

Le Bourg
15590 Saint-Cirgues-de-Jordanne
Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone: +33 (0)6 49 35 97 90
Email: info@la-maison-normande.fr

Price from: €35 single room; €50 double room

Open: All year

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The map will tell you Saint Cirgues de Jordanne is a village in the Jordanne valley between Aurillac and Puy Mary, but it's more than that. This area of France is one of the country's quiet, unspoilt cycling paradises. The area features several small, very quiet roads that wind up and around the volcanic mountains and valleys of the Cantal. You can choose between gentle rolling routes or more challenging climbing – all straight from the garden gate of La Maison Normande. From here, it's 8km from Mandailles and an 11km climb to Pas de Peyrol, which reaches 1580 metres. The Tour de France often chooses this area in its early stages as a warm up for the high mountains, but such is its diversity that there is something for all abilities. Run by cyclists for cyclists, La Maison Normande has three spacious and comfortable rooms that sleep up to 7 people. There is secure storage for lots of bikes, plus tools and equipment for repairs and maintenance. The owners Tim and Sarah have their rides on GPS and will happily share them with you, along with his local knowledge for the best lunch and coffee stops. Cyclists and non-cycling family and friends all welcome!

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Cap Ferret - Le Saint-Eloi

Bike-friendly hotel on Arcachon Bay near Cap Ferret

11 Boulevard de l'Aérium
33740 Arès
Gironde, Aquitaine

Price from: €50

Open: Year-round

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Friendly hotel just 100m from the Bay of Arcachon. With great access to Cap Ferret and to routes around the bay, it's ideally located for anyone cycling this secton of the Atlantic Coast. Onsite restaurant serving local food. Free wifi. Some rooms have balcanies with view of the bay.

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Capbreton - Baya Hotel & Spa

Ocean views from hotel and spa on Atlantic Coast bike route

85 Avenue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
40130 Capbreton
Landes, Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine)

Price from: €91

Open: All year

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Just south of Biarritz you'll find Capbreton, a town that comes alive with surfers, holidays makers and local enjoying the Atlantic Ocean. The Baya Hotel & Spa has been recommended to us by cyclists who stayed here while cycling the Atlantic Coast EuroVelo 1 bike route. The hotel is located perfectly to capture the views and atmosphere. There's an outdoor swimming pool and spa, and rooms are decorated tastefully with a seaside influence to get you in the mood for your stay. There's also a bar and terrace.

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Capendu - Hotel Restaurant Le Top du Roulier

Hotel at Capendu, south of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette

8 Avenue du Languedoc
11700 Capendu
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Le Top du Roulier has hosted Tour de France teams – Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil's Giant Alpecin team stayed here when the Tour passed through in 2016, so we humbly submit that if it's good enough for those guys, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us too. It has comforatble rooms, plus a well-regarded local restaurant with a variety of menus (including special menus for mini-cyclists). Filling breakfast with various pastries and breads on offer. Free wifi. Within easy reach of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette.

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