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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!

Atlantic to Med (La Rochelle to Perpignan)

Grading: Difficult

Atlantic to Med (La Rochelle to Perpignan)
August 2018

New for 2018. 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 wit...

£2,395

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

Western Front Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme

Grading: Moderate

Western Front Battlefields: Ypres, Passchendaele and the Somme
August 2018 | September 2018

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

St Malo to Sète

Grading: Expert

St Malo to Sète
September 2018 | 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

Dordogne and Lot

Grading: Moderate

Dordogne and Lot
September 2018

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

Provence and Luberon

Grading: Moderate

Provence and Luberon
September 2018

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

Canal du Midi

Grading: Easy

Canal du Midi
September 2018

A gentle holiday along flat paths and lanes following the Canal du Midi through southern France. Let the slow pace of canalside life lure you into a relaxed state as you ride along this amazing waterway. 5 days cycling, 7 nights: 6 nights dinner bed ...

£1,295

Shortest Day: 40 km / 25 Miles
Longest Day: 60 km / 37 Miles
Total Days: 5 days cycling, 1 non cycling day spent in Carcassonne
Total Miles: 240 km / 150 miles

Loire Valley Classic

Grading: Easy

Loire Valley Classic
September 2018

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
September 2018

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...

£1,195

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 1944

Grading: Moderate

D-Day Beaches and the Battle of Normandy 1944
May 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

Loire Source to Sea

Grading: Difficult

Loire Source to Sea
June 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

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)

Verdun Battlefields

Grading: Moderate

Verdun Battlefields
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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...

£TBC

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

The Triple Crown

Grading: Expert

The Triple Crown
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One of the ultimate cycling challenges, this ride includes three climbs that would be tough enough on their own without doing them three days in a row. You will certainly have bragging rights after completing this Hors Categorie ride with 7,500m of a...

£TBC

Shortest Day: 65km
Longest Day: 82km
Total Days: 5 Days Days Riding
Total Miles: TBC Miles

Normandy Heritage

Grading: Moderate

Normandy Heritage
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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
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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 500

Grading: Moderate

Brittany 500
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A region full of tradition and history, with one foot in the sea and the other in its historic forests and mountains, Brittany has been described as a country within a country. Moderately high daily distances day after day mean this ride is a challen...

£TBC

Shortest Day: 91 km / 57 Miles
Longest Day: 152 km / 95 Miles
Total Days: 8 Days Days Riding
Total Miles: 800km / 500 Miles Miles

Brittany Discovery

Grading: Moderate

Brittany Discovery
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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

Picardy and Champagne

Grading: Moderate

Picardy and Champagne
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Picardy is often passed through on the way south but is an interesting and historic area. Lying just north of Paris it has a wealth of fine houses, abbeys and castles and plenty of unspoilt countryside....

£TBC

Shortest Day: 57 km / 36 Miles
Longest Day: 85 km / 53 Miles
Total Days: 8 Days Days Riding
Total Miles: 397 km / 248 Miles Miles