Cycling in Alsace Stopping at the village of Perouges on the Rhone Cycle Path A cycle break beside the Dordogne River |  <i>Rob Mills</i> Cyclists crossing the bridge at the pretty town of Seyssel on the Rhone River
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5 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 City of Lights, Paris; witness the history of Normandy; or if you prefer a more challenging cycle, take on the rugged Pyrenees mountain range.

Here are five 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. Paris to London by Bike - Guided Tour

  4. Cycle from Paris to London on the Avenue Verte cycle path

    Cycle between two of the world's most famous cities on the Paris to London by Bike Guided Cycling Tour. On the way, take in historic sights such as the castles of Normandy and the natural beauty of Vexin nature park.

    Hear how P. Holt from Australia rated this bike trip:

    "My trip was a great holiday with a great, energetic and well informed guide who was multi lingual and nothing was a problem to her. The hotels were 1st class as was the food. Information about the tour route was outstanding. The transport of luggage by the back up boys was excellent and they were very helpful in other ways. We were very fortunate to be blessed with fine weather which helped a lot. I would recommend this tour to anybody as they are very professional in what they do."

  5. Paris to Bruges Bike and Barge Guided Tour

  6. Explore the old town of Ghent on an active holiday with UTracks

     

    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. Coast to Coast Pyrenees Cycle Tour

  8. Cycling the Pyrenees offers a sense of achievement after crossing a high pass

    Are you up for a challenge? The Coast to Coast Pyrenees Cycle is a superb cycling journey that will imbibe an overwhelming sense of achievement. Meet your guide in the French city of Biarritz and spend the next 11 days pedalling across the famous Cols of the Pyrenees as you cross the breadth of France. By the end of your ride you'll be on the opposite side of France in the town of Canet, on the Mediterranean coast.

    This guided cycling tour is graded as challenging, so should only be for those of confident cycling ability. And while challenging, it is also rewarding, as you follow some sections of the legendary Tour de France route and witness the changing influences of the local cultures (Catalan, Basque and Gascony).

  9. Seine Valley Bike and Barge Guided Tour

  10. 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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