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Want to spend your summer holidays cycling through France? Choose from a wide selection of breath-taking routes offered by SNCF and our partners. Whether you ride a road bike, a mountain bike or an electric bike, you’re sure to find a tour that’s right for you.

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Travel by bike with SNCF and France Vélo Tourisme

From the shores of Lake Leman to the Atlantic Coast to the vineyards of Burgundy, we’ve got it all. Under our partnership with France Vélo Tourisme, we offer:

  • a wide range of itineraries in every region of France
  • expert advice to help you plan your rides
  • safe, well-marked routes, primarily on bike trails and other less-travelled routes
  • a selection of lodgings
  • ideas for places to see and things to do all along the way

Our routes

Enjoy the beauty, history and culture of France when you set off on one of these carefully chosen journeys.

Burgundy—famous for its hills, vineyards and unforgettable cuisine—is yours when you take one of these tours. Suitable for all ages.

Explore Burgundy by bicycle

Cycle along EuroVelo 6, one of the most famous bike trails in France, from the banks of the Rhine to the mouth of the Loire.

Explore EuroVelo 6

The Loire Valley is home to châteaux, authentic villages and vineyards listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites—and with 800 km of bike trails, it’s a must for cycling enthusiasts.

Explore the Loire Valley

Cycle along more than 1,200 km with the ocean as your companion, on a trail that winds past sandy beaches, coastal forests and charming fishing ports.

Learn more about the Vélodyssée route

From the shores of Lake Leman to the beaches of the Mediterranean, explore the villages, vineyards and cuisine of the Rhône River—a vital artery with a rich, 2,000-year history 

Learn more about the ViaRhôna route

Cycle along the Garonne Canal and the Canal du Midi, stopping to enjoy French cuisine, culture and curiosities.

Learn more about the Canal des Deux Mers route

The EuroVelo 15 bike trail follows the storied Rhine River for over 1,320 km, linking France and Germany in an adventure that’s suitable for all cycling levels.

Learn more about the EuroVelo 15 route

Cycle along a variety of greenways as you explore Southern England, the Alabaster Coast, the scenic Pays de Bray, the Epte Valley and France’s Vexin region, then hug the banks of the Oise and Seine rivers all the way to the City of Light.

Learn more about the Avenue Verte London-Paris reout

Take the Véloscénie route from the Paris region through Versailles, Chartres and scenic Normandy, all the way to the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. 

Learn more about the Véloscénie route

See iconic sights, from Mont-Saint-Michel and the Normandy Beaches to Etretat and the Baie de Somme, as you ride the Channel coast from western Brittany to the Belgian border.

Learn more about the Vélomaritime route

Enjoy over 600 km of La Douce France at its best, as you cycle from the port of Ouistreham to the famous towers of La Rochelle, with Atlantic beaches just a stone’s throw away.

Learn more about the Vélo Francette route

Your cycling adventure with Cirkwi

Whether you ride a road bike, a mountain bike or an electric bike, our partner Cirkwi has an itinerary for you, with thousands of cycling routes throughout France. For each one, your map provides:

  • estimated cycling time
  • distance
  • changes in elevation (up- and downhill)

Browse Cirkwi’s cycling routes