What is the Best Bike Tour in France? - Planning a French Cycling Holiday

I’m Going To France & I Need Your Help Selecting The Best Bike Tour

I’m currently in the process of planning my bike tours for 2019… and I’ve decided that I’m going to return to France for another epic bicycle touring adventure! Click here to help me plan my bike tour.

France Bike Tour

I’ve been to France on several previous bike tours, but France is one of the best destinations in the world for anyone who enjoys cycling (and delicious food & drinks)… and that’s why I’ve decided to return to France in 2019 for another memorable cycling holiday.

I Need Your Help Planning My French Bike Tour

I’ve decided that rather than go to France on my own, I’m going to do the trip with a tour company called Belle France.

Belle France is a tour company that assists you in exploring the most beautiful areas of France by bike on a wide variety of self-guided cycling holidays. Each Belle France cycling tour gives you time to take things at your own pace, admire your surroundings and enjoy leisurely lunches. Then, at the end of each day, you’ll find yourself at a comfortable hotel where you can relax, tuck into a delicious meal and sleep soundly.

Belle France has nearly two dozen bike tours on offer, but I’ve narrowed my choice of tours down to just two of the company’s most popular routes.

  • Burgundy Prestige en Vélo – an easy 6 day / 7 night bike tour focused on wine, vineyards and gourmet food featuring classic French cuisine.
  • Provence Prestige en Vélo – a 6 day / 7 night medium-difficulty bike tour through sleepy villages, sun soaked vineyards, Roman ruins and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct.

Which Of These Two Bike Tours Should I Participate In?

Please take a moment to read the information on each of the following two bike tours and then fill out this short survey to let me know which of these two French cycling holidays looks the best.

Burgundy Prestige en Vélo

Burgundy France Bike Tour

Tour Summary

This easy cycle through prestigious vineyards offers sublime wine tasting opportunities with such names as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. Stay at elegant hotels offering gourmet menus – an opportunity for some classic French cuisine.

Holiday Highlights
  • Famous vineyards such as Pommard, Meursault and Puligny Montrachet
  • Sublime wine tasting opportunities
  • Luxury hotels with gourmet meals
  • Amazing wine list choices
  • Dinner in Chagny at Michelin Star restaurant

What’s Included

  • 5 days cycling
  • 6 nights in luxury hotels, half board
  • Gourmet meals
  • Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Bike hire
Difficulty: Easy

Price:
From £1,935 per person

Provence Prestige en Vélo

Tour Summary

Absorb the essence of Provence, France – sleepy villages, sun soaked vineyards, Roman ruins and the magnificent Pont du Gard. Easy cycling along quiet lanes and canal paths brings you to charming destinations where you are guaranteed a comfortable room and delicious food.

Holiday Highlights
  • Wonderful fortified city of Avignon
  • Magnificent Pont du Gard Aqueduct
  • Cycling through scented pines, vineyards and fields of sunflowers
  • Luxury accommodation and gourmet food
  • Dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant

What’s Included

  • 5 days cycling
  • 6 nights in luxury hotels, half board
  • Gourmet meals
  • Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Bike hire
Difficulty: Medium

Price
: From £2,261 per person

Which Belle France Bike Tour Looks Best?

Now that you’ve seen the two bike tours I’m considering, I need your help deciding which of these two self-guided cycling holidays I should participate in.

Click Here To Cast Your Vote

Take a moment right now to fill out this short survey and let me know which of these two bike tours you would choose if you were planning a cycling holiday in France.

In about a week or two I’ll make an announcement and let you know which of these two bike tours I’ve decided upon. Be sure to subscribe to the Bicycle Touring Pro email newsletter so you don’t miss out on this announcement once I make it.

Want To Join Me On A Bike Tour In France?

Good news! You can join me on one of these two bike tours!!!

When I announce in the next week or two which Belle France bike tour I’ve decided upon, I’ll also let you know how you can join me on this specific bike tour in April or May of 2019. The exact dates, the specific bike tour and all the details will be announced soon!

I’ll send out a special announcement via email and post all the details on the Bicycle Touring Pro event calendar as soon as I’ve made a decision and gotten all the details sorted.

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Click here to learn more about Belle France and the self-guided walking and cycling tours they offer.

6 thoughts on “I’m Going To France & I Need Your Help Selecting The Best Bike Tour

  1. Dave Gilligan says:

    I guess that after all your tough tours you deserve a touch of luxury however this may be the start of a slippery slope. Even at 70 it is an adventure that I seek not a pre planned holiday. Not having a definite route or daily destination is what gives you some excitement. Sleeping under the stars, cooking on your petrol stove, washing in the river. You will be back!

  2. Jean says:

    Dear Darren, Last year I took my bike along canals to the Loire river of France. The ride was challenging and amazing. I also rented a car and drove to Pont du Gard. The area is quaint and charming even though it rained. This is why I recommend the #2 tour for you.
    While I am planning another bike trip with a friend for next year, It will continue from where I left the Loire in Tour and go towards the coast along the river Loire. Then we will ride to the Dordogne to explore the small towns from Sarlat to Bergerac and sightseeing the caves that are available for viewing.

  3. Daniel de Vree says:

    In april and the beginning of may the wineyards are almost empty, when you cycle there in august/september the vineyards are full and rich in fruit and colour. If I was you, I would head to the Provence, more to see and the surroundings are even better.

  4. Sven Solberg says:

    PROVENCE!
    I visited Pont du Gard 1972. The roman constructions are so impressive. At that time the main road passed the bridge. Provance is the favorite place for artists. Buy Guide Michelin of Provence and see the mountains on the small paved roads on your own. There are so many beautiful areas in France. I have lived in Paris for three years/Sven

  5. Leon says:

    Hi Darren,
    April and May may still be a bit nippy (max 15-20°C ) and rainy in Burgundy(Bourgogne in French). Therefore I would suggest to cycle Provence. I cycled both areas myself and both are definitely worth touring.
    However, I will not join you as I am not interested in organised luxury tours. I bring my own stuff, cook my own meals, cycle when I want and decide day-by-day where and how far I cycle. That’s why I spent my holidyas cycling: no sceduled hotels, no programmes, just me, my bicycle and the road.
    But do not let all this distract you from your plans and enjoy the trip. Whichever you choose.
    Cheers!

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