France

As the home of the world’s most famous cycle race, France has long been a popular destination for cycle tourists hoping to follow in the footsteps of their heroes but perhaps at a more leisurely pace. When you consider that it also has to offer spectacular scenery, delicious food and a growing network of signed long-distance cycle routes, it is not surprising to hear that France has become the second biggest market for cycle tourism in Europe. However, with a country as large as France, there are still opportunities to find quiet rides for those who like to escape from the crowd. And with 10 different EuroVelo routes crossing France, the choice is all yours!

Landelijke Informatie

France Vélo Tourisme

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

France Vélo Tourisme is de Franse nationale website voor de promotie van langeafstandsfietsroutes. De website heeft specifieke pagina's voor alle 'kant-en-klare' EuroVelo-routes met kaarten, bezienswaardigheden en andere nuttige informatie.

La Vélomaritime - EuroVelo 4

La Vélomaritime crossing legendary sites such as the Pink Granite Coast, the Mont-Saint-Michel as well as its bay, the D-Day landing beaches, the cliffs of Etretat, the Bay of the Somme and the Opal Coast. With a large section of shared roads, it is the ideal route for riders looking to get away from it all, ready for a challenge, or in search of a cultural experience with delicious food to boot.

EuroVelo 19 op Frankrijk Vélo Tourisme

De Europese fietsroute La Meuse à Vélo (Maas met de fiets) doorkruist de Franse provincie (of het departement) van de Ardennen via de groene weg die de Trans-Ardennen heet. Langs het jaagpad langs de Maas van Remilly-Aillicourt naar Givet, werd deze fietsroute in 2011 verkozen tot Véloroute de l'année (Fietsroute van het jaar). Deze website geeft gedetailleerde informatie over de route in Frankrijk.

EuroVelo 6 / The Loire by Bike

The Loire by Bike, from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins to Nevers, along the Loire valley, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France with 280 km listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed as an easy, family-friendly ride, the cycle route takes you through the Loire landscapes, passing through the river’s natural banks, vineyards, Loire castles, troglodyte sites, via the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park.

France on EuroVelo 17: ViaRhôna

EuroVelo 17 goes from the border with Switzerland to the coast and beaches of the Mediterranean in the south of France, after 1,050 km of cycle paths. From Alpine panoramas to Camargue beaches across emblematic landscapes of the Cotes du Rhône vineyards and those of the southern Provence: hilltop villages, lavender or olive tree fields, gastronomic discoveries.

La Vélodyssée – Atlantic Coast Route

La Vélodyssée is the name of the French part of EuroVelo 1. It is a 1,300 km cycle route that is entirely marked in both directions and 80% car-free. Ideal for discovering the French coastline in complete serenity, you will cycle to the rhythm of preserved heritage and exceptional landscapes.

EuroVelo 8 / France

This website provides all the informations you need to cycle around La Méditerranée à vélo, the French part of EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Cycle Route. You will find an interactive map, a route calculator, the route presented in 15 stages with description and you can also download GPX files and PDF maps. Practical advices, proposals for cycling trips and links to Accueil Vélo service providers are also available.

Accueil Vélo

"Accueil Velo" is a national accreditation scheme guaranteeing a high quality of services for cyclists using French cycle routes. You will find accommodations, bike rental and repair companies, restaurants, tourist offices and places to visit.

EuroVelo 3 / La Scandibérique

The Scandibérique crosses France diagonally to offer you its most iconic landmarks: its terroirs and capital city. In France, the Scandibérique therefore invites you to discover its showcase and back kitchen. It is a trip through the heart of France, offering a discovery of the peacefulness of its valleys and glowing cities, tasting its best wines and succumb to the most beautiful jewels of its cultural and historical heritage.

EuroVelo 6 / France

From Nevers to Saint-Louis, the EuroVelo 6 follows the wildest part of the Loire valley, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the canals of Burgundy, the Saône Valley, and the Canal from the Rhine to the Rhône. As the route follows the course of rivers, it is generally quite flat making it ideal cycling territory for those with children.

Kaarten & Gidsen

Chamina Gids: EuroVelo 6 de Bâle à Nevers

600 km van de Rijn naar de Loire, door de Haute-Alsace, Franche-Comté, Bourgondië... De gids: - pagina's met spiraalbinding, gemakkelijk te hanteren op een fiets - Formaat 11,5 x 21 cm, geschikt voor een kaarthouder aan het stuur - Duidelijke en nauwkeurige kaarten - Beschrijvingen van de fietsroutes - Kaarten van de belangrijkste doorkruiste steden - Goede adressen voor accommodatie, verhuurbedrijven en diensten - Trein + fiets informatie (in het Frans)

Chamina gids: La Loire à vélo de Nevers à l'Atlantique - Grands Itinéraires

De Loire-vallei heeft schrijvers geïnspireerd met haar natuurlijke schoonheid en heeft vorsten aangetrokken die haar hebben begiftigd met een opmerkelijk architecturaal erfgoed. Zijn milde klimaat en bodem hebben de beroemde Loirewijnen voortgebracht. Het staat op de werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO. Van Nevers naar de Atlantische Oceaan in 840 km gemakkelijk fietsen. 39 etappes volledig uitgezet per fiets. Goede adressen, accommodatie, diensten, "trein + fiets" informatie. (in het Frans)

EuroVelo 15 - Rijnfietsroute Handboek

Van bron tot monding: 1233 kilometer lang genieten op de fiets langs de rivier. Zoekt u een fietsvriendelijke overnachtingsmogelijkheid in de buurt van Andermatt? Of bent geïnteresseerd in de highlights van Düsseldorf? Wilt u Flammkuchen proberen in Straatsburg of wijn in Rheinland-Pfalz? Of misschien een fiets huren aan de Noordzeekust? Per etappe vindt u al deze grensoverschrijdende informatie met daarbij handige tips en trucs voor een mooie tour. Je kunt het handboek hier downloaden.

Gids op EuroVelo 15 - Rijnfietsroute [Cicerone]

De reisgids bevat beschrijvingen van alle etappes langs de Rijn van de bron in de Zwitserse Alpen tot aan de monding in Nederland. De illustratieve kaarten en de gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen begeleiden je als fietser langs de gehele route. Verder biedt de gids veel praktische informatie (overnachtingsmogelijkheden, fietsenwinkels, de geschikte uitrusting etc.) en informatie over historische en culturele bezienswaardigheden. Alleen beschikbaar in het Engels.

La Véloroute du Rhin - de Karlsruhe à la mer du Nord via Cologne [Guide Ouest-France]

Van romantisch Duitsland naar de molens en wilde stranden van Nederland, een prachtige rivierreis met vele Unesco bezienswaardigheden. 26 routes voor het hele gezin. 799km route - 20 etappes tussen 20 en 68km - 6 escapades van 25 tot 54km - 38 gedetailleerde kaarten op schaal 1:50.000 - Culturele en historische informatie over het erfgoed - Een adresboek - Aanwijzingen voor het volgen van de route - Bezoeken, omwegen en varianten - praktische informatie - Taal: Frans

EuroVelo 6: Loire Cycle Route ''Loire-Radweg" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the French section of EuroVelo 6 from the Atlantic to Nevers (645 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 6: East of France "Frankreich Ost” [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 6 in France and Switzerland from Orléans to Basel (796 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 17: ViaRhôna [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of EuroVelo 17 in Switzerland from Geneva and in France (772 km). It's the perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. It can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the guide user manual available at esterbauer.com/international. Also available in French since November 2022.

EuroVelo 17: Genfersee Rundtour – Tour du Léman [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes EuroVelo 17 in Switzerland around Lake Geneva (192 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation & distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 3: Aachen – Paris [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in Belgium and in France up to Paris (556 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translations of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 5: "Saarland-Radweg Veloroute SaarLorLux" [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 5 in Luxembourg from Luxembourg city, through Germany and in France up to the lake Étang du Stock (230 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/internation…

EuroVelo 3: Namur - Tours

One of the most beautiful cycling routes to Santiago de Compostela. Discover the banks of the Sambre, the Oise, the Loing, Senlis, Paris, Blois, the castles of the Loire... This cycling guide allows you to follow the route from Belgium to the Loire: - 800 km of easy route accessible to all - 39 stages - official route (or variants) entirely marked by bike - good addresses, accommodation, services, train+bike information - everything you need to know to discover and visit

EuroVelo 5: Saar Cycle Route [Bikeline Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the sections of EuroVelo 5 in Germany between Merzig and Saarbrücken and then in France up to Strasbourg (233 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:50,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 1: Le Guide du Routard – La Vélodyssée ® [Hachette]

Organize your cycle tour simply and easily with this156-page travel guide written in French, including: maps, practical and tourist information, tips and practical bike advice, Le Routard’s suggestions and good ideas, addresses for accommodation, restaurants, bike rentals, bike transportation. This edition is in augmented reality. Simply scan a page via the Hachette Scan application to get additional information on events, places, visits and much more!

EuroVelo 1: Bikeline Guide of La Vélodyssée [Esterbauer]

This cycling guide describes the section of the EuroVelo cycle route in France between Roscoff and Hendaye (1,287 km). The perfect tool before and during your journey: precise and informative maps, 1:75,000 scale, elevation and distance profiles, GPS tracks, accommodation and service directory. Can be used even without any knowledge of German. English translation of the map legend and the user manual of the guide available at esterbauer.com/international.

EuroVelo 1: From Nantes to Royan - Freewheeling the Atlantic [Ouest-France]

Guidebook written in French. 600 km of coastal tracks, all signed and traffic-free for safe cycling in the departments of Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime. The guide includes 25 detailed maps, 11 stages of between 30 and 50 km, 5 all-inclusive self-guided tours, practical advice, addresses of bike rental companies, 120 hotels, camp sites, self-catering gîtes and bed and breakfasts and the major sites to visit.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - From Roscoff or Brest to Nantes [Chamina]

Guidebook written in French. From Roscoff to Nantes: 390 km of easy cycling routes along the Nantes-Brest Canal with its 238 locks, and an alternative 110-km route from Brest to Carhaix. The guide includes 96 pages packed with all the information you need to prepare and carry out your trip: 24 stages entirely signed for bikes, maps on a scale of 1:100 000, places to visit, accommodation, restaurants, bike repair shops, Accueil Vélo services and ‘Bike+Train’ information.

EuroVelo 1: Brittany by bike - The canal from Nantes to Brest and La Vélodyssée [Ouest-France]

Written in French, this cycle guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal offers you more than 500 km of safe and signed cycle routes, 36 detailed maps and all the practical advice and useful addresses you need to organise your trip. From Nantes to Landévennec via the Nantes-Brest Canal, the route follows in the footsteps of the Dukes of Brittany. From Rosporden to Carhaix and from Saint-Méen-le-Grand to Questembert it goes on former railway tracks.

Aanbiedingen

ViaRhôna and Provence, from Condrieu to Avignon

EV17
@Frankrijk

With the finest vintages of the “Côtes du Rhône”, ( among which, Côtes Rôties, Saint Joseph, Châteauneuf du Pape…) and the delicacies of Provence (nougats, candied fruits, chocolate truffles), gastronomy is omnipresent. The route starts south of Lyon in Condrieu and goes up towards the Roman city of Vienne. Then, it runs down along the river Rhône to Avignon and possibly to the Mediterranean Sea.

Through the Alsatian vineyards by EV5 in 5 stages

EV5
@Frankrijk

We have designed you a circuit almost entirely on tracks and lanes, one Tour of Alsace which will make you discover the magnificent road wines and where you can ride in peace and security with your friends and family. Alsace has the widest bike lanes of France, we have a course where you can also discover much of the rich tourist and cultural heritage of the region such Eguisheim preferred village of France or even two pearls of the vineyards Kaysersberg and Obernai.

Cycle tour - Franche-Comté

EV6
@Frankrijk

The region Franche-Comté in the eastern part of France is rich of cultural and natural heritage. Besançon with its famous bastille, is even on the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Many small towns in the Comté region have a very rich heritage of historic treasures. But the actual reason to go on this trip is definitely the beautiful nature and the marvellous river landscapes. The peaceful cycle path EuroVelo 6 is part of this cycling trip. This holiday is also a highlight for every foodie.

Ver naar het westen: Rijnfietsroute en Elzas

EV15
@Duitsland @Frankrijk

Geniet van de unieke 8-daagse fietstocht van het Panoramahotel Kapuzinergarten in Breisach. Het startpunt is Breisach en van daaruit kunt u de waterwegen van de Sonnenkönig, Colmar, Freiburg en de Kaiserstuhl verkennen. Wij bieden u 7 overnachtingen met halfpension, inclusief huurfiets, parkeervoorziening en een gastenkaart voor het gebied van Breisach. Aankomst is dagelijks mogelijk van 10 april tot 20 oktober 2020.

Charms of Alsace

EV15
@Frankrijk

An easy route to appreciate all the charms of Alsace. Discover the traditional and picturesque Alsace, the one from the postcards but also the unusual and little-known one. You will cycle through cities of art and history as well as villages snuggled up in the vineyards. Have a taste of their wood framing and half-timbered architecture throughout stages full of charm. Have rest in lovely hotels and sit down at prestigious tables to savor regional food.

The Atlantic French coast from La Rochelle to Royan

EV1
@Frankrijk

La Vélodyssée is one of the most famous cycling routes in France and runs along the Atlantic coast on the EuroVelo 1. In one week, you will discover one of its most beautiful parts from La Rochelle to the charming port city to Royan, which marks the beginning of the Gironde estuary. We add a few variants to discover 3 superb unmissable islands: Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron and Île Madame. Nature, swimming, history and oyster farming will be on your program!

The French north coast of Brittany and Mont Saint Michel

EV4
@Frankrijk

Discover Brittany's Coast, in north of France through iodinated places and cross the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel and the mythical town of Saint-Malo. A dream bicycle tour that follows a part of Eurovelo 4 - Central Europe Route, with varied maritime and country landscapes. From the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, you will visit the astonishing sites of Brittany by bike : the Pink Granite Coast, Cap Fréhel, and many more wonders along the Channel coastline. Grand Angle