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Cycling Holidays

What’s great about France is that there is a huge choice of cycling holidays available – from challenging Tour de France type routes to the more gentle family friendly breaks.

SoftiesFamily2 300x200 Cycling HolidaysCycling is a great way to discover the countryside at leisure – explore the rural roads and chateaux, coastal tracks and hidden coves, and the French are good at designated cycle paths, including some incredible long-distance cycleways which offer a couple of thousand kilometres through some beautiful areas.

Cycling in France is close to the heart of our team here at France for Families. Holidays as a youngster were spent touring through Normandy and Brittany with tents on the bike for Jo, whilst Dan and his family now love the pine-infused coastal cycle ways of the Charente, near La Palmyre and Royan – some spectacular routes.


Family Groves 31 Cycling HolidaysJo now heads to the French Alps for mountain biking expeditions with the family.  Great experiences to be had either following the paths alongside the flowing Isere river or hiking the bikes up the mountain side via the chair lifts to do some scrambling down!




Companies we can recommend for great family-friendly cycling holidays are Velo Vecors – rated ‘Excellent’ on Trip Advisor.  Find out more about Velo Vecors here…

00070b france brittany Family of Customers  g Cycling HolidaysAnd also Headwater. They offer a range of family-friendly cycling holidays which take you along riverside trails, through sleepy hamlets and vineyards, and to some of France’s finest chateaux…