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..Luxury Bike Tours in France

Exclusive Activity: Private biking tours around France

For who: Nature and cycling lovers

Why: Feel free to go where you want; discover a region in a unique and different way; stay fit while you explore; take up a physical challenge

Description:

What a pleasure, what a feeling of freedom, to cycle through our beautiful French regions. You’ll be surrounded by picturesque villages, castles that pop up out of nowhere, vineyards as far as the eye can see. The diverse landscapes and friendly, interesting people you meet on your way will enchant you. Our luxury bike tours in France will allow you to discover this magnificent country from a new perspective. Open your eyes wide and breathe in the fresh air: a marvellous adventure awaits!

 

Intrigued? Read through some of our suggestions for magical biking tours across France. See which regions and activities are calling your name, then contact us to start building your dream getaway.

We have much more to offer adventurous travelers: why not take a a hot-air balloon flight, a luxury cruise on a barge, or a breathtaking hike with a nature guide?  Make sure to have a look at our other suggestions for off the beaten path tours and discoveries. Would you be interested in learning more about France’s rich history and culture? Or are you a gourmet who would love nothing more than to experience the country through a high-end culinary tour?

Whatever your preferences, tastes and passions, we have something just for you. No two of our bespoke private tours are alike: we tailor them all to perfectly match your  interests and dreams. j

Avilion

Senior Travel Planner

Provençale in spirit and Anglo-Saxon in culture, I am a fervent follower of open nature activities. I am an art and gastronomy lover and am particularly fond of coastal regions. I enjoy creating experiences and bringing about encounters with artisans and artists.

Some suggestions for your biking tours in France...

Provence’s hidden treasures

When: Spring; summer; autumn; winter

For who: Biking and nature trail  enthusiasts

Why: Experience something other than beach culture in Provence; discover the region’s hidden treasures

Description:

Provence is an exceptional area for cycling. Whether you explore the seaside or climb verdant mountain roads and trails, adventure and beauty are always calling. Passing through coastal towns, medieval villages and dramatic gorges will enable you to encounter friendly locals and taste delicious Mediterranean produce: the flavours and colours of Provence will stay with you long after your trip is over.

Discover the Ile de Ré by bike

When: Spring; summer; autumn

For who: Nature and sea lovers

Why: Discover one of France’s magnificent islands in an unusual way; experience fresh air and wild landscapes

Description:

Is it possible that France’s Ile de Ré was designed especially for cycling? It sure seems like it!  When summer rolls around, touring the island by bike is the best way to get around, so why not leave your car behind for a while? As you take in stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, green towpaths, mysterious lighthouses, oyster beds, and small, charming harbours, you’ll experience a unique part of France– and all its local traditions, too.

Mountain biking in the Pyrenees

When: Summer; autumn

For who: Sportsmen; cycling and Tour de France addicts

Why: You’re after both gorgeous natural landscapes and physical challenges

Description:

This is certainly one of our most challenging bike tours in France. You’l ride along the same paths as the “Grands” of the Tour de France– from the Col d’aspen to the Col de Peyresourde and Tourmalet. This level isn’t for everyone, but if you are an experienced cyclist, live your dream! Join these thousands of cyclists from around the world and follow in the wake of Christopher Froome, Eddy Merckx or Bernard Hinault. The mythical paths of the Pyrenees will help you live the dream. Enjoy the breathtaking green mountainsides, the generosity and kindness of locals, and delicious local gastronomy between rides. What better way to reward you for all your efforts?

Discover Burgundy’s celebrated vineyards by bike

When: Spring; summer; autumn

For who: A love of wine, shared among friends

Why: Explore remarkable vineyards and meet some of the region’s renowned winemakers

Description:

Cycling through Burgundy along small vineyard paths is a rare and luxurious pleasure. Surrounded by picturesque winemaking villages and winning through vineyards where some of the world’s finest bottles are produced, you’ll surely fall under Burgundy’s spell.  You’ll also get a close look at the region’s centuries-old winemaking culture:  in the middle of mythical plots or “terroirs”, you might meet a winegrower working the land between two rows of vines, another cutting the vine to fortify the coming grapes of the year, or another measuring the vine’s maturity to better guess the crucial harvest date. Open your eyes wide, and take in all the magic of these renowned lands.

Between land and sea in Brittany by bike

When: Spring; summer; autumn

For who: Nature and sea lovers

Why: Breathe in the sea breeze; explore wonderful Breton landscapes– both on land and on the sea

Description:

From small fishing ports to high cliffs, discover all the wealth of Brittany by bike.  Continually reshaped by changing tides and light, you won’t tire of this region’s magnificent and distinctive landscapes. In this wild maritime setting, you will discover small harbours, a string of islands, long whitesand beaches, the impressive lighthouse of the Virgin Island (the world’s tallest)– and much more. As the miles fly by under your feet, you’ll pass between land and sea, enjoying diverse natural sights that you’ soon wont forget.

In the heart of the Loire Valley by bike

When: Spring; summer; autumn

For who: Bike and castle enthusiasts

Why: Discover the Loire Valley region and its magnificent castles  in an original way

Description:

Discover the unique charms of the Loire region by cycling along the wild shores of the Sarthe river, and immerse yourself in a rich historical and cultural heritage. From Alençon, pedal between small villages of character such as Saint Céneri Le Gérei and Saint Loenard des Bois, before heading onward to the beautiful cobbled streets of the old center of Sablé sur Sarthe.

 

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