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Weekend and short getaway cycling tours

Weekend bike getaways

Head out on a two or three day bike tour. Change your mind, discover a new way of traveling, surprise your better half, gather your family or share an original weekend with your friends. There are plenty of opportunities to get away from it all. You don’t need a full week to breathe in the scent of adventure. Within a reasonable distance of your departure point, there are undoubtedly beautiful places to explore by bicycle. And sometimes a two or three day weekend break every now and then is better than a long vacation.
Are you convinced? Hop on a bike and discover French regions with many charms and surprising uniqueness.

Bike weekends tailored to your desires

In order to meet your wishes, we offer a wide selection of bike weekends. There is something for all tastes and budgets. If you crave for a fresh breath of sea air, opt for the weekend in Saint-Malo or set sail to discover the Vendée islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu. Two hours from Paris, the Somme Bay is an ideal haven of peace for a weekend to disconnect and have a change of scenery. Between the dunes capped with wild grasses, you ride under the gaze of the seals that inhabit this refuge of biodiversity.

History and heritage lovers will head to the Loire Valley. Departing from Tours, Blois or Amboise, several weekend packages transport travelers from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. On these stays, canoe sections on the Loire and the Cher bring an additional touch of adventure. The stay at the Pont du Gard and its secrets goes back even further in time. Around Nîmes, you will explore the sites that made the glory of the Roman Empire more than 2,000 years ago.

Epicureans and gourmets have not been forgotten in these getaway offers. Among our stays, several weekends favor the gastronomy and culinary treasures of France. In Champagne, inebriated with glasses of the most prestigious of sparkling wines, you meander between rows of vines. On the Canal du Midi, stops are an opportunity to taste local specialties such as the unmissable Castelnaudary cassoulet (casserole) and apple croustade (pie).

5 unmissable biking weekends:

  • Cycling weekend on the Canal du Midi: Between Carcassonne and Toulouse, it’s a bike weekend getaway that awaits travelers on the untamed trails of the Canal du Midi. The opportunity to discover the “pink city”, to taste a good cassoulet from Castelnaudary or to walk through the medieval citadel of Carcassonne.
  • Cycling weekend in Saint-Malo: Saint-Malo welcomes you for a fresh ocean air weekend trip. Departing from the corsair city, three stages by bike allow you to discover the port of Cancale famous for its oysters, Saint-Suliac classified among the most beautiful villages in France and the seaside resort of Dinard embellished with beautiful villas from the 1900s.
  • Cycling and canoeing weekend in Amboise: Combining cycling and canoeing on the Cher and the Loire, this weekend combines the discovery of nature and visits to Renaissance gems that are the castles of Chenonceau and Clos Lucé. A city full of surprises, Amboise is the starting point for this three day getaway.
  • Cycling weekend in Champagne: Nestled between the vineyard hills, Epernay is the capital of champagne. On your bicycle, you will become intoxicated with these wine-growing landscapes. Cellar visits make your stops sparkle and bring an oenological touch to the weekend.
  • Nature cycling weekend in the Somme Bay: A sanctuary of rich biodiversity, the Somme Bay lends itself well to a weekend in contact with nature. From Saint Valéry sur Somme to Le Crotoy, you will discover the natural riches of this unique region.