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4 Great Small Group Guided Cycling Tours in France

Discover France on an affordable bike holiday with a local guide

Exploring France on guided cycling tour is a dream vacation for many! Join a small group tour and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers as you all pedal your way around France. Leading the way is a professional local guide, who will be there to show you the things a guidebook can't tell you as well as help with any tricky pronunciations.

There are so many wonderful regions in France to experience. See the divine beauty of Provence, become enamoured with the vineyards of Burgundy; or witness the history of Normandy.

Here are four of the best small group guided cycling tours in France.


  1. Provence Bike and Boat Guided Tour

  2. Saint Benezet bridge over the Rhone River in Avignon, France |  <i>Rachel Imber</i>


    Enjoy a unique perspective of the romantic beauty that is Provence by embarking on the Provence by Bike and Boat tour. Provence has all the essential features of a trip to France: picturesque villages and vineyards; divine regional cuisine; and a timeless landscape made famous by Vincent Van Gogh.

    Unpack just once on this journey along the Rhone river as you cruise and relax with other like minded travellers during the evening. By day, hit the glorious cycle ways on your bike and let your local guide show you the hidden treasures of Provence.

  3. Burgundy Bike & Barge - Guided Tour

  4. The Zwaantje docked on the river

    Enjoy cycling among the vineyards on the guided Burgundy Bike and Barge tour

    En route you will visit wonders such as the gothic cathedral of Sens, the cities of Auxerre and Joigney, and local marketplaces. The cycling is an enjoyable combination of easy stretches along the Yonne river, and rewarding but challenging uphill sections complete with spectacular views. In the evenings, relax on board the barge or explore the towns on foot. 

    Northern Burgundy is referred to as “The Land of Good Living” and by the end of this week long tour you’re sure to understand why.

  5. Paris to Bruges Bike and Barge Guided Tour

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    Start in the captivating city of Paris, capital of France and romance, and things only get better as you cycle the paths and cruise the canals towards Bruges in Belgium

    Highlights include exploring art deco towns such as Ham and Ronse, pedalling alongside the rivers Seine, Oise and the Somme, and taking in landscapes that have inspired talented artists for generations (Van Gogh, Permeke, Van Eyck and Corot). 

    As well as the sights and local culture, you'll also have an experienced guide to reveal the routes hidden secrets and your fellow cyclists who will ensure there's an affable spirit of camaraderie.

  7. Seine Valley Bike and Barge Guided Tour

  8. Notre Dame Cathedral


    Discover the highlights of the Seine Valley on this 8 day, small group guided bike tour. Start in the City of Lights, Paris, and continue along the Seine river to the town of Montargis. On the way, practice your French with your fun local guide and fellow travellers.

    This bike holiday showcases the chateaux and Royal Gardens of French royalty; the woodlands and small villages that are straight from a postcard, and other wonderful delights that only an immersive cycling tour of France can offer.


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