Cycle touring in France is often considered the best in the world. There are myriad lanes connecting beautiful villages, most of which have their own bakeries, cheesemakers, butchers, cafes, water fountains, and other things hungry cyclists look for. Supported bicycle tours - either guided or self-guided - bring all these things together with exquisite small inns to make extraordinary active holidays. You can choose easy routes, such as the Loire Valley and the canal trips in Burgundy or Bordeaux, or trips with a bit more topographic challenge, such as the Dordogne and Lot Bike tour - a mix of gentle hills and one we often consider our best; and Provence - with its plains, hills, and the optional challenge of Mont Ventoux. Whatever route you choose, your bicycle is a perfect vehicle for touring French countryside on an active vacation.

France: Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

Six nights; six days. A moderately easy bike tour on level and lightly rolling coastal roads in the north west of France, with visits to D-day beaches and the Bayeux tapestry.

France: Bordeaux to Carcassonne Canal Bike Tour

Seven nights; seven days of easy bicycling holiday on traffic free canal pathways and quiet roads linking Bordeaux, Saint Emilion and Carcassonne.

France: Burgundy Canals Bike Tour

Seven nights; seven days. Easy cycling on the paved and unpaved towpaths of the Canal du Bourgogne, converted railbeds, and quiet roads. Experience the villages, vineyards, and farmlands of Burgundy on this flat and easy bike tour.

France: Dordogne & Lot Bike Tour

Seven nights; six days. French bicycle touring at its finest with flat and hilly options on quiet roads through lush river valleys and beautiful stone villages.

France: Loire Valley Bike Tour

Six nights; six days. Bicycle touring on paved, quiet country roads with rolling hills, breath-taking scenery, World Heritage sites and France’s most amazing châteaux!

France: Provence Bike Tour

Six nights; six days. Bicycling on quiet paved lanes exploring both sides of the Luberon and around the base of Mont Ventoux before climbing to the top by bike or van.