Enjoy The Ultimate Family Cycling Holidays in France
France is a country that is extremely enthusiastic about cycling, as we are all no doubt well aware with the Tour de France.
Fantastic culture and delcious food to keep the legs moving, France has been a top cycling destination for families for years. We are delighted to offer a great selection of family cycling holidays throughout the country, with a little something for the whole family to enjoy. the range includes holiday options in Burgundy, the Loire, the Dordogne and along the Atlantic Coast, all perfect for you and the kids.
Family Cycling holidays in France should be a must do activity for anyone with a love of beautiful scenery, breathtaking landscapes and of course great food and wine. the specially selected cycling holidays in France are suitable for all abilities and almost all ages, with people from across Europe increasingly choosing this type of vacation for their family cycling holidays. France is easily the most visited destination by tourists from the UK and it’s easy to see why, the country has everything from snowy peaks to spectacular coastlines to rural villages that seem to come from another age.
You can still find areas in France that are so peaceful, it is rare to see a car, yet you may be passed by a few very passionate cyclists! Stopping for lunch and experiencing the local cuisine and of course the local wine is must and you can often find fortified villages scattered along the hill-tops and valleys for the most pleasant of stops. They still have their historical charm in tact and are great places for a rest break before cycling on to your next destination.
These will take you along canal towpaths, quiet country lanes and converted railway lines as well as getting you into the heart of the countryside by using voies vertes, also known as green ways, which are specially designated tracks that are completely shut to motorised traffic.You can even hire your cycle en route from one of many locations-velos that line the major cycling routes.
If you prefer to have your trip organised then why not let the hoteliers transport your luggage by finding establishments that offer an “accueil velo” which are hotels and bed and breakfasts that cater specifically for family cycling holidays throughout France.With a French Alps cycling holiday you cannot go wrong, as you will be able to discover some of the Worlds most spectacular cycling routes, with climbs like the world famous Col de la Croix der Fer and Alpe d’Huez around Grenoble. But as well as the Alps, cycling in the Pyrenees with its mountain climbs such as the Col de Portet d’Aspet and the Col d’Aspin will provide you with the opportunity to see some of Europe’s most beautiful locations. Although these are not for the feint hearted! If you have ever watched the Tour de France.
The Midi-Pyrenees offers a wealth of art and history from prehistoric cave paintings to Renaissance mansions and is also famous throughout France for its cuisine which is rich with foies gras, Roquefort cheese, Gaillac wines, and Armagnac brandy. But to make the most of this region, it is often advisable to plan your cycling holiday very carefully, so that you can enjoy the many different places en route.Yet if mountain biking and going on strenuous cycling routes through the mountains is not you, then do not worry, there are plenty of other areas in France that will cater for the novice or the family cycling holiday.
The Brittany area is ideal for a family cycling holiday, as the coastal routes along the bays are reasonably flat, making the trip easier, whereas the Loire is more undulating, yet fabulous chateaux and riverside towns will enthral you and the family on your travels.