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Our top Tour de France cycling tours

With the Tour de France getting underway, now is a great time to dust off your cycling helmet and head off on one our of cycling in France holidays.

If you want to cycle parts of the Tour de France and also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of France at a more leisurely pace, we have cycling holidays in France that are a perfect combination.

Our Tour de France Cycling Tours

We have two cycling trips that are in the south-west region of Carcassonne, that touch on this year’s route of the Tour de France;

Cycle along Canal du Midi

This 8-day trip takes you along the beautiful tree-lined path of Canal du Midi, from ancient Roman cities to the shores of the Mediterranean coast. Take a leisurely ride on this ‘easy’ graded trip through the natural beauty of the Corbières area.

Cycling tour in South West France

Enjoy a week of superb cycling around the Cathar Castles. For more experienced cyclists, you’ll cover an average of 65km per day. The cycle routes are varied and take you into the Pyrenean foothills and along the Vermillion Coast – not forgetting to stop off to sample the local French wine and delicacies!

3 of Explore’s top cycling trips

If you are looking for our other top cycling holidays, here are our top cycling trips to do In 2018.  Whether you want to ride through the desert and to spend a night under the stars in Wadi Rum or wind your way through ‘the garden of France’ in the Loire Valley, we have a range of top cycling trips to suit everyone.

Cycling tour of Jordan 

‎Embrace a real adventure on two wheels and cycle from Shobak Crusader Castle to Petra. Discover the ‘Rose Red City’, spend a night under the stars in Wadi Rum and float in the Dead Sea on this moderately-graded cycle trip. In only 9 days you’ll experience the wild beauty and cultural heritage of Jordan, which is brought to life by our expert local guide.

Cycling Holiday in France 

Meander through the beautiful vineyards, orchards and villages of ‘the garden of France’ – the Loire Valley. Cycle along the forest path to visit Leonardo da Vinci’s final home at Clos Lucé, experience the delectable local food and wine and discover the beautiful Chateau of Chenonceau. This relaxed 8-day cycling trip is graded as ‘easy’ – so you can enjoy cycling through this French region at your own pace.

Cycling holiday in Southern India 

Experience the real culture of Kerala, India, as you cycle along the rural backwaters, stay with a local family enjoying Keralan hospitality and cycle past tea, spice and rubber plantations. Cycling an average of 27km per day, this 13-day trip is graded as ‘easy’ – the perfect beginners cycling trip.

Why do a cycling holiday with Explore?

Whether you’re a keen cyclist or enjoy the occasional bike ride at the weekend, Explore offer a range of cycling holidays to suit every ability. From our easy relaxed rides to challenging road bikes, you can find your perfect cycling tour. We arrange all of our travelling requirements and bikes, all you have to bring is a helmet.

Usually cycling in a group of around 12 people, you will be accompanied by our especially trained Explore guide, who has the very best knowledge of the route and a passion for the destination – ensuring you get the most out of your cycling holiday.

First time cycling? Read our frequently asked questions for beginners cycling HERE 

Cycling through a country gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and discover hidden gems, usually not seen on ordinary holidays.

For more information on our small group cycling trips, you can click here for all our trips and experiences. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our expert travel team on 01252 883 687

Feeling inspired? You can see all of our self-guided and group cycling holidays here.

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