Ride your bike and discover beautiful, authentic and generous regions
Cycling holidays are a promise of escape and discovery. Whether you are passionate about nature, history, culture or even gastronomy, the possible destinations are numerous, in France or elsewhere in Europe. The diversity of our destinations guarantees that everyone will find the cycling trip that suits them, a combination of their tastes, desires or fitness level.
Traveling by bike in France
As the first tourist destination in the world, France alone offers numerous possibilities for bicycle travel enthusiasts. Along its Atlantic facade, through its vineyards, in the heart of territories with a rich cultural and architectural heritage, there are plenty of opportunities for cycling holidays in France. By taking the cycle routes that cross it, its small country roads or the many greenways that punctuate the country, let yourself be tempted by a cycling holiday in France.
The small roads of Brittany allow the traveler to discover a land of legends and character. The birthplace of Abicyclette Voyages awaits you with a temperate climate for trips from port to port or around the Gulf of Morbihan for a maritime atmosphere, or along its canals for immersion in the land.
From the corsair city of Saint-Malo on the eastern border of the region, you can reach the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel where you will enter Normandy. Famous for its landing beaches, it promises, between land and sea, to satisfy those passionate about history and gastronomy. Its cycle routes and its small bucolic roads will make you enjoy the beauties of the coast with its fishing ports and cliffs and the charm of its towns and villages.
Further south, the Loire Valley invites you in the footsteps of the Kings of France to taste the riches of the last wild river in Europe. You will take part in this getaway by visiting its castles which bear witness to the history of France and crossing its vineyards which overlook the wild banks of the Loire. Whatever your level, many cities steeped in history and places of interest await you along this majestic river.
The Loire and its estuary are one of the many gateways to the ocean. The hundreds of kilometers of the Atlantic coast offer territories of great diversity through which the Vélodyssée extends and in front of which many islands await you for stays of one or more days. On the southern border of Brittany, Vendée has built its reputation on its long beaches and marshes with such special charm. Continuing south, the Charente, one of the most sought after seaside destinations, invites the bike traveler to venture on the famous islands of Ré and Oléron.
Around Bordeaux and towards the Basque Country, you will cross a region known worldwide for its wines which will be able to display its most beautiful assets to make your cycling holiday unforgettable. From the long beaches of the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees mountains, the Vélodyssée will take you through terroirs with varied flavors and landscapes. By pushing east, the Périgord and its multiple valleys will satisfy lovers of prehistory and gastronomy.
Lovers of steep vineyards and charming villages will also look towards Champagne. This territory where nature is adorned with its most beautiful attires between forests and rivers offers a beautiful playground for bicycle travelers wishing to combine gastronomy and natural surroundings.
If you dream of warmth, lavender fields and olive trees, head for Provence. You will enjoy superb panoramas at the end of small steep roads or move through a variety of landscapes on the greenways of the region.
Cycling adventure elsewhere in Europe
Abicyclette Voyages also accompanies you to other European destinations. Give other accents to your cycling trip on the roads of Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic or Austria.
Cycling through Italy means, at the turn of a small hilly road, discovering a medieval village and venturing through its cobbled streets. Take the time to savor the fine local gastronomy and share the italian art of living. Between vineyards, cypresses and olive trees, come and appreciate the good and beautiful things of Tuscany and marvel at the rich heritage of the cradle of the Renaissance.
If there is one destination that knows how to pull out all the stops when it comes to cycling holidays, it is certainly Austria. Its magnificent landscapes of lakes and mountains are home to a very important cycling network. The Eurovélo 6 follows in particular the curves of the Danube and leads the traveler from one valley to another to discover castles and other wonders of the country.
Portugal, for its part, relies on its climate, its preserved natural spaces and the charm of its cities. Between the Douro vineyards, through the Algarve pine forests or along the rugged coastline, you will enjoy the hospitality of the Portuguese and will not miss the opportunity to taste their renowned cuisine.
On the side of the Czech Republic, cycling trip rhymes with romanticism and nature getaways. The cultural richness of the cities rivals with the interest of the multiple historical sites which the country enjoys. Nature lovers will not be left behind by venturing into exceptional natural sites or by taking the cycle route that follows the course of the Elbe.