Our French cycling holidays
France is a wonderful destination for a cycling holiday. There are endless country lanes, woodland paths and coastal trails to meander along, with almost no traffic to speak of. Take your time on our self-guided routes to experience quintessential French culture: classic gastronomy, world-famous vineyards and wines, huge sunflower fields, wide sandy beaches, impressive châteaux, medieval churches, picturesque villages and charming hotels.
We offer a range of gentle and not-so-gentle cycling holidays in France, from short 4 day trips to adventures lasting 8 nights or more. Most of the tours have a choice of classic quality or luxury hotels. Whether you want to explore the stunning Brittany coast and catch a glimpse of Mont St Michel, or simply take your time to sample the best of Bordeaux's local food and wine (amidst some leisurely cycling), we have something for you.
Or perhaps you'd like to combine a taster of both England and France... in which case we would recommend our 'Kent Castles and Nord Canals' trip, which begins in Canterbury, winds its way through pretty Kent villages, transfers briefly onto a ferry to cross the Channel, and then concludes with an overnight stay in a charming French market town inland from Calais.
Unlike other providers, we put a lot of thought and care into crafting itineraries that lead you past not just the highlights but also the hidden gems of an area. We hunt down the locals' best kept secrets and incorporate them into our routes or share them in your Carter Company Adventure Handbook, which you will receive alongside your route directions upon booking. We know the areas of France we operate in from the inside out, and we have years of expertise in creating bespoke cycling holidays in France. Please contact us and we'd be happy to tailor make a holiday to suit your personal interests and requirements.