cycling in france

Challenge yourself to the icons of the Tour de France

road cycling

We think France offers some of the best road cycling in the world and can’t wait to share some of our experiences with you. Our first few trips to France were all focused on road cycling in amazing destinations including the Pyrenees, French Alps, Nice, the Dordogne and Bordeaux. France has a long history with road cycling and hosts the largest annual sporting event in the world, the Tour de France.

The articles in this section will help with destination guides, route suggestions and lots of practical information about road cycling in France, with a focus on the Pyrenees and French Alps.

Cycling the Cirque de Troumouse in the Hautes Pyrenees is a bucket list item
Kilometre marker on the road to Col du Tourmalet
Watching the Tour de France at the side of the road is an amazing experience
Stephen from Veloscapes Travel on his way off the the Col du Tourmalet
Experience the French countryside by bicycle

cycle touring

Exploring France by bicycle is a great way to truly experience the countryside and culture of this amazing place. We have been lucky to undertaken a number of cycle touring trips over the years and have cycled across the Pyrenees from coast to coast, explored the D-Day landing beachs in Normandy, visited the iconic Mont Saint Michel and much more.

The articles in this section share our experience of cycle touring in France as well as providing lots of practicle tips and advice so you can plan your own adventure.

Bella from Veloscapes Travel cycle touring in the Ariege region of France
Camp set up while cycle touring in France
Bella from Veloscapes Travel cycle touring in France
Stephen and Bella from Veloscapes Travel at the top of Col d'Aubisque while cycle touring across the Pyrenees
There is something for everyone

other types of cycling

France boasts thousands of kilometres of cycle paths and networks providing a safe way for people of all ages to enjoy the countryside or cityscapes. There are some fantastic locations we have discovered and experienced which we share with you in this series of articles.

One of the many cycle paths in France
Stephen from Veloscapes Travel at the Eifel Tour, exploring Paris by bike
The cycle path out to the iconic Mont Saint Michel
Stephen from Veloscapes Travel cycling along the Canal du Midi in Toulouse