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Green Jersey French Cycling Tours

Tours

We organise both fully supported  and self-guided cycling holidays taking in a variety of regions in France. Our itineraries last from several days to a fortnight with varying daily distances, and varying terrain. What they have in common are quiet roads, comfortable hotels, and beautiful landscapes.

On our fully supported tours we accompany the holiday with a vehicle and full back up. We transport your luggage each day, and are close at hand in case you need assistance, get lost, or fancy a ride in the vehicle. Our French speaking guides are always on hand to help and advise, and they know our routes intimately.

On our self-guided options you make your own way from place to place, carrying your own luggage and making use of our detailed route notes. This allows you the flexibility to travel when you can, be it a last minute decision to hop across the channel or a week long tour where you want to know that hotels and route are taken care of. In short, we take the guess-work out of the planning.

The bicycle is a wonderful means of transport, being quick enough to cover a good distance each day, yet slow enough to take it all in. What’s more, when you’re taking lots of exercise you can eat and drink what you like without feeling guilty!

We advise our clients to make as much preparation as they can before their trip. The more you do before, the more you will enjoy it. The rule of thumb is that if you can cover half the day’s distance non-stop, then you will be able to cover the whole distance once you throw in several breaks for eating, sightseeing or just sitting by the side of the road enjoying a fine view. Therefore all of our trips are within reach of moderately active people, and indeed even the longest have been completed by people who have made no preparations whatsoever.

We actively encourage single travellers who do not pay a supplement (unless they specifically request a single room) and who will immediately have much in common with the other guests.

We hope that you like our selection of tours. If you cannot find what you are looking for please get in touch as we can tailor our trips, or even create new ones for you. It’s what we love doing!

Ypres Salient Walking Tour

Grading: Easy

Ypres Salient Walking Tour
April 2019 | October 2019

A guided walking tour of the Ypres and Passchendaele battlefield based in Ypres with three day walks out in the surrounding battlefields with a knowledgeable battlefield guide....

£795

Shortest Day: 13 miles
Longest Day: 13
Total Days: 5
Total Miles: 45

Passchendaele and Ypres Salient Battlefields

Grading: Easy

Passchendaele and Ypres Salient Battlefields
May 2019

The Ypres Salient was scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in World War One. Here we look in depth at the north and south sections of the salient, and the area behind the lines, to gain an insight into this fascinating area....

£725

Shortest Day: 40km / 25 miles
Longest Day: 45 km / 27 miles
Total Days: 5 Days
Total Miles: 142 km / 89 miles

Western Front Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme

Grading: Moderate

Western Front Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme
May 2019 | August 2019

A fascinating tour exploring the battlefields of World War One. Varying daily mileage with some longer days, plenty of history and poignancy. A century on it is still humbling to see the places where such sacrifice took place in such terrible conditi...

£995

Shortest Day: 45 km / 28 miles
Longest Day: 91 km / 58 miles
Total Days: 7 Days
Total Miles: 340 km / 212 miles

Somme Battlefields Weekend

Grading: Moderate

Somme Battlefields Weekend
May 2019

Experience the major and minor sights of the 1916 Battle of the the Somme. seeing places the tourist buses simply cannot go. 1 July 1916 is etched on the national conscience and we examine the actions of that day, as well as the remainder of the batt...

£650

Shortest Day: 30 Miles
Longest Day: 35 Miles
Total Days: 5 Day
Total Miles: TBC

Loire Valley Classic

Grading: Easy

Loire Valley Classic
May 2019

Whatever your reason for visiting the Loire Valley superlatives do not suffice and you will not be disappointed. The amazing architecture with the backdrop of the powerful river combine to make this one of France's best loved areas....

£1,295

Shortest Day: 60 km / 38 Miles
Longest Day: 91 km / 57 Miles
Total Days: 8 Days
Total Miles: 429 km / 268 miles

The Bordeaux Superieur

Grading: Easy

The Bordeaux Superieur
May 2019 | July 2019 | September 2019

Historic wine chateaux with eye watering price tags and more modest vin de table are often only separated by a few metres. This tour reads like a wine dictionary with both the left and right bank, as well as a trip out to St Emilion and its satellite...

£1,295

Shortest Day: 61 km / 38 miles
Longest Day: 86 km / 54 miles
Total Days: 7 Days
Total Miles: 363 km / 227 miles

D-Day Beaches and the Battle of Normandy 75th anniversary tour

Grading: Moderate

D-Day Beaches and the Battle of Normandy 75th anniversary tour
May 2019 | July 2019 | September 2019

Thought-provoking sites and museums, with a professional battlefield guide bringing alive the momentous events of the world's biggest amphibious landing and the fierce fighting throughout Normandy as the Allies tried to establish a foothold on mainla...

£850

Shortest Day: 60 km
Longest Day: 78 km
Total Days: 5 Days
Total Miles: 355 km / 221 miles

Dordogne and Lot

Grading: Moderate

Dordogne and Lot
May 2019 | August 2019 | September 2019

Famous sights and quiet roads around a region that epitomises France, with good food and character hotels. A round-trip from Bergerac encompasses all the best known places for which the region is justifiably well known as well as the best cycling. Pe...

£1,395

Shortest Day: 46 Miles
Longest Day: 54 Miles
Total Days: 8 Days
Total Miles: 302 Miles

Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)

Grading: Expert

Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG)
May 2019 | September 2019

Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) is the classic British cycle ride from the south west tip of England to the north east point of Scotland. It is challenging but extremely rewarding as the diverse landscape of our island is showcased in all its glor...

£2,395

Shortest Day: 60
Longest Day: 80
Total Days: 14
Total Miles: 1000

Alsace and the Vosges

Grading: Difficult

Alsace and the Vosges
June 2019

Historic Alsace and the unspoilt Vosges mountains; perfect partners for a week of food and exercise. This tour is a mixture of picture postcard villages on the Rhine plain, and some days spent in this beautiful area. You may see the grape harvest or ...

£1,495

Shortest Day: 58 km / 36 miles
Longest Day: 89 km / 55 miles
Total Days: 9 Days
Total Miles: 502 km / 313 miles

St Malo to Sète

Grading: Expert

St Malo to Sète
June 2019

Diverse landscapes from flat to mountainous, the route takes in quiet roads virtually all the way. Discover la France profonde as you travel off the beaten track in this diagonal traverse of France. This trip is a true experience with sometimes long ...

£1,895

Shortest Day: 76 km / 47 miles
Longest Day: 136 km / 85 miles
Total Days: 11 days total / 10 days cycling
Total Miles: 1,123 km / 702 miles. 15,161m ascent

The Champagne Region

Grading: Moderate

The Champagne Region
June 2019 | September 2019

Champagne vineyards and the magnificent city of Reims await on this wonderful tour around this world famous region....

£1,495

Shortest Day: 62 km / 40 Miles
Longest Day: 85 km / 53 Miles
Total Days: 7 Days
Total Miles: 376 km / 235 Miles

Caen to Cantabria

Grading: Expert

Caen to Cantabria
June 2019

A fantastic ride across France and into northern Spain to take the ferry back to where you started. No need to worry about flights or trains, all travel is included in this wonderful new tour for 2019....

£2,695

Shortest Day: 66 km / 42 miles
Longest Day: 125 km / 79 miles
Total Days: 16
Total Miles: 858

Atlantic to Med (La Rochelle to Perpignan)

Grading: Difficult

Atlantic to Med (La Rochelle to Perpignan)
July 2019

Ride from glamorous La Rochelle on the Atlantic Coast to Perpignan on the sandy Mediterranean. Discover some of France's most beautiful regions as we showcase quiet roads and pretty villages. 12 days' riding, 13 nights accommodation with breakfast, 1...

£2,395

Shortest Day: 42 miles / 67 km
Longest Day: 66 miles / 106 km
Total Days: 12 days' riding
Total Miles: 613 Miles

St Malo to Nice

Grading: Difficult

St Malo to Nice
June 2019 | August 2019

Two thirds of days on this fantastic ride are in the 50 - 60 miles bracket; a couple of shorter days and a few longer ones combine to make this a memorable journey through the very best of France suitable for all recreational cyclists, passing throug...

£2,495

Shortest Day: 47 km / 30 Miles
Longest Day: 125 km / 70 Miles
Total Days: 18 Days
Total Miles: 1,513km / 946 miles

Wheels on the Western Front: Ride to Normandy

Grading: Difficult

Wheels on the Western Front: Ride to Normandy
August 2019

A charity ride in aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity exploring the landing beaches and terrrain of the Battle for Normandy 1944....

£

Shortest Day: 40
Longest Day: 75
Total Days: 6
Total Miles: 310

Loire Source to Sea

Grading: Difficult

Loire Source to Sea
August 2019

An epic journey along France’s longest river, from its source in the mountains of the Massif Central to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast near Nantes. Follow vineyards along the way and see world famous chateaux....

£1,995

Shortest Day: 61 km / 38 miles
Longest Day: 111 km / 70 miles
Total Days: 13 days total / 11 days cycling
Total Miles: 1,053km / 662 Miles

Brittany Explorer

Grading: Moderate

Brittany Explorer
August 2019

A 5 day tour of delightful villages, hidden coves and excellent food, giving a real taste of what the region has to offer. Brittany has a varied terrain and is not flat, although neither is it mountainous! 5 days' cycling; 5 nights’ accommodation, ...

£850

Shortest Day: 67 km / 42 Miles
Longest Day: 93 km / 58 Miles
Total Days: 6 Days
Total Miles: 360 km / 225 miles

Brittany and Normandy Combined

Grading: Moderate

Brittany and Normandy Combined
August 2019

A week long taster of these two adjoining regions, each with a distinct personality. Beaches, seafood, apples and cream. Forests, lush countryside and a relaxed way of life. This tour is a combination of our Normandy Discovery and Brittany Explorer h...

£1,295

Shortest Day: 65 km / 40 miles
Longest Day: 85 km / 53 miles
Total Days: 9 Days
Total Miles: 685 km / 428 miles

Normandy Discovery

Grading: Moderate

Normandy Discovery
August 2019

Cider apple orchards with cows grazing under the trees. Historic castles and towns. Lush countryside. Quiet lanes. Rich food from local producers. It is impossible to do justice to Normandy in a mere 4 days but this tour gives a taste of what the reg...

£550

Shortest Day: 53 km / 33 miles
Longest Day: 97 km / 60 miles
Total Days: 4 Days
Total Miles: 325 km / 203 miles

Calais to Nice

Grading: Difficult

Calais to Nice
September 2019

A true classic journey, this 15 day voyage will leave you with a great impression of France as you see the landscape and architecture change as you head south. An average of 60 miles a day means this is a ride most cyclists can achieve, and there are...

£2,395

Shortest Day: 49 miles / 79 km
Longest Day: 75 miles / 120 km
Total Days: 16 Days
Total Miles: 893 miles (1,429 km)

Provence and Luberon

Grading: Moderate

Provence and Luberon
September 2019

Provence occupies a special place in the heart for all who have visited it. Our route is carefully formulated along the gentlest sections, although there are one or two hills up to the perched villages. However these are well worth it for the excuse ...

£1,395

Shortest Day: 46 km / 29 miles
Longest Day: 77 km / 48 miles
Total Days: 8 Days
Total Miles: 348 km / 216 miles

Verdun Battlefields

Grading: Moderate

Verdun Battlefields
September 2019

Verdun is the town that stood between the Germans and victory in 1916; it stood firm and the battle which lasted for 300 days was without doubt the most hellish of the entire war. It's an absorbing and incredible place to visit and one which has more...

£995

Shortest Day: 30 Miles
Longest Day: 45 Miles
Total Days: 5 Days
Total Miles: 150 Miles

Normandy Heritage

Grading: Moderate

Normandy Heritage
There are no available dates at this moment, please check back soon.

An in-depth look at this pastoral region, showcasing all the highlights including Mont St Michel, whilst passing through the idyllic unspoilt countryside of the Pays d’Auge, Calvados and the Suisse Normande....

£TBC

Shortest Day: 50 km / 31 miles
Longest Day: 77 km / 48 miles
Total Days: 6 Days Days Riding
Total Miles: 404 km / 252 miles Miles

Ones to watch for the future

Grading: Easy

Ones to watch for the future
There are no available dates at this moment, please check back soon.

Below is a selection of one-off rides that we are planning to run. They fit in with our philosophy of celebrating an anniversary or marking an event; often they are a journey to make the arrival that much sweeter....

£TBC

Shortest Day: TBC
Longest Day: TBC
Total Days: TBC Days Riding
Total Miles: TBC Miles

Brittany Discovery

Grading: Moderate

Brittany Discovery
There are no available dates at this moment, please check back soon.

Brittany is an historic and proud region, not dissimilar to Cornwall, steeped in myth and tradition. A visit here is likely to prove memorable as you get a flavour of what makes it so special....

£TBC

Shortest Day: 60 km / 38 miles
Longest Day: 81 km / 51 miles
Total Days: 8 Days Days Riding
Total Miles: 497km / 310 Miles Miles