France is a sovereign nation in Western Europe, it also includes many overseas territories and regions. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel in the North Sea, and is one of only three countries in the world to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of approximately 66 million people, and covers an area of 640, 679 square kilometers. France is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in fact, it is the world’s fourth largest country in that respect. It also has the world’s fifth-largest military budget, third-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the second-largest diplomatic corps.
From a cycling perspective, France is something of an icon in the two-wheel world. From the legendary Tour De France cycling race, to the majesty of it’s mountain region – the Pyrenees. France is also renowned for it’s great history, and offers cycling tours of it’s numerous cemeteries and monuments from both World Wars, at locations such as Dunkirk, Normandy and Vimy Ridge. France also boasts some of the world’s greatest wine, and it’s vineyards and wineries are often a place to stop and sample as you wind your way through the French countryside.
Bordeaux is surrounded by amazing medevial castles, hundreds of vineyards and many small restaurants serving exquisite food. This cycling tour will take you in two of France’s most famous wine producing villages Saint Emilion and Entre Deux Mers. Discover this unique countryside mixed with vineyards and a rich inheritance of walled towns, abbeys, and medieval castles. Bike tours France.
A brand new 2 week tour from the shores of Lake Geneva to Barcelona. Las Tapas will take you on an exclusive journey & experience over key Tour de France climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees with Mont Ventoux as one of the tour’s highlights.
We organize week-long cycling holidays in the heart of the Basque Country. With prices starting from 269€ per week*. Bike Tours France. We offer special rates for groups or clubs with between 6-12 riders, here.
This tour takes you through two of France’s most visited regions: Brittany and Normandy. The tour starts in Brittany which is full of ancient towns, magical islands and a great celtic culture. Normandy’s wonderful coastline, endless woodlands and manicured countryside combine to make this the perfect environment for an adventurous cycling tour.
In this challenge, you will cross the Alpes and its many cols to the giant of Provence : the Mont Ventoux. This tour is said to be a mini Tour de France which covers many legends of the real one : Mont Ventoux, Izoard, Galibier, Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez. The Valley d’Oisans is waiting for you with its many passes.
The Pyrenees is a cycling paradise and a top destination to which cyclists return time and time again.
Travel cyclists rate the Pyrenees as the world’s best cycling destination, and although I organize tours in the Alps, Corsica, Dordogne, Mt-Ventoux, Provence, Spain and Italy, I couldn’t agree more. You’ll love the Pyrenees too!