Cycling Tours in France

Prepare to cycle the legendary cols in the French Alps to warm coastal rides and through fields of lavender. France is a haven for cyclists of all levels and disciplines.

Mont Ventoux, France Guided

Epic Climbs: Ventoux Discovery Bike Tour

4 days I France I Road

Four days spent with a knowledgeable guide exploring the most scenic routes in the Ventoux region by road bike. This one is for all of you who enjoy a good, long ride! As our guides take you on a Tour de Provence that will leave you speechless and out of breath.

Rider ability
Difficult
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€ 1,450
French pyrenees cycling, Small sheep farm lost among the mountains of the Pyrenees, France Guided

French Pyrenees Traverse Cycling Tour

8 days I France I Road

Ride the length of the Pyrenees, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Discover some of the quieter routes in the cycling world while exploring the French side of these beasty mountains.

Rider ability
Difficult
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€ 1,145
Guided

Classic Climbs of the Alps

7 days | France | Road

From Lake Annecy to the infamous Alpe d'Huez, this road bike tour for the experienced cyclist incorporates the iconic Cols of the French Alps which are etched in road cycling history!

Rider ability
Difficult
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€ 3,399

With some of the most impressive landscapes in Europe, France is one of the best destinations for all kinds of cycling tours.

From calm country lanes to some of the most impressive mountains in Europe, our French cycling tours have it all. It is also a haven for cyclists and that is why the cycle tours we offer at epico are the best in class. Just imagine cycling in the perfect conditions for all year-round riding.

Concur the famous Tour de France tours and watch the peloton come through after you have cycled the stage itself. Or, experience our Provence & Ventoux Discovery: Heritage Cycling Tour where you'll make lifelong memories and face daily challenges on this fantastic seven-day tour, with a new series of quiet cols to climb each day before taking on the mighty Mont Ventoux.

Like many of its Mediterranean neighbours, France is not only a wonderful holiday destination. With kilometres of golden sand and warm summers, it is also a haven for cyclists. Everything that makes France the ideal holiday location, also offers cyclists the perfect conditions for pretty much year-round riding.

Known around the world as the home of the Tour de France, it is not surprising that this country has embraced cycling as if it were a national sport. Drivers are very respectful towards cyclists on country roads, especially those featured in or near the Tour, and many hotels and guesthouses are equipped for visitors who bring their bikes. When organised well, travelling around France by a is a spectacular experience that is sure to give you life-long memories.

Aside from its love of cycling, France’s gastronomy, artistic culture and architectural heritage also constitute some of the country’s most interesting attractions. From ancient mediaeval castles to vast vineyards that produce world-class wines, touring the countryside by bike is an incredible way to get up close and personal with so many of these treasures.

French cuisine, rich in carbohydrates and fats, is also the perfect way to refuel after a long day in the saddle. Riding from town to town is an opportunity to sample many dishes, snacks and local establishments. You might even be lucky enough to ride into a local market selling fresh produce from the area. The best part is, you have the perfect excuse to try a bit of everything!

Provence in the south of France offers one of the country’s most beautiful backdrops for cycling. The landscape is generally flat or hilly, with the odd impressive mountain punctuating the landscape, such as Mont Ventoux or Les Alpilles (captured magnificently by Van Gogh in his day). It is as if the region were designed for cyclists, with long Roman roads surrounded by fields of lavender, cherry trees and olive groves, winding rivers and romantic age-old villages. A trip here in the height of summer is not recommended unless you are prepared to head out very early in the day to avoid the midday heat. However, both spring and autumn can offer the perfect conditions for the perfect cycling holiday.

If you are looking for a more challenging experience, this is your place. With mighty cols and dramatic gorges, the French Alps offer the perfect terrain for some seriously memorable riding. Test your legs on some of Europe’s toughest climbs and add your name to the list of professionals who have battled their way to the top in the world’s most challenging bike races.