Publié le : 02 octobre 2022
Ecological, sporty, trendy, vintage... Cycling holidays have more than one trick up their sleeves.
Charmhotel offers holidays for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you're on a mountain bike, a road bike or a city bike, whatever your level, walkers or sports enthusiasts can pedal to their heart's content, preparing their routes or totally improvising.
In our hotel-restaurants, everything has been thought of to welcome individual or club cyclists: areas dedicated to 2-wheelers, route advice, organisation of visits, must-see stops...
Travel through one or more regions, staying in hotels that suit your passion for cycling!
Whatever your level or type of cycling (road, sport, city), a cycling holiday is a great way to pursue your passion or hobby while discovering one or more regions. You can cycle on cycle paths, secret back roads, famous mountain passes, greenways, towpaths, mountain trails, sports routes and famous circuits such as the Tour de France. At the same time, you'll discover fabulous panoramas, local flora and fauna, crafts, heritage, history and culture.
It's also an opportunity to combine several holiday themes (gastronomy, wine, history, nature, etc.).
The ecological advantage is the great strength of cycle tours. Travelling by bike obviously has no impact on the environment, apart from preserving it. On the other hand, the health benefits are legion! It's good for your cardio and your muscles. Remember that pedalling is a gentle physical effort for many parts of the body, with no trauma to the joints.
Running is also about well-being: you can clear your head, take in beautiful scenery and feel more energetic... In short, it's good for your body and your morale.
If you're riding in a group, with club members, friends or family, cycling also gives you a good dose of freedom. Everyone can stop or branch off whenever they like for a few solo pedal strokes.
Cycling holidays are accessible to everyone. All you need is the ability to pedal, whatever your physical strength. In every region, there are easy, affordable trails for beginners. Cycling pros will find just as many routes to enjoy and test their endurance. There are plenty of routes to suit all cyclists.
Cycling allows you to cover long distances at your own pace, avoiding traffic jams. It's also a chance to visit unspoilt places that are inaccessible to vehicles, so less subject to mass tourism.
Cycling in the fresh air allows you to stop and chat whenever you like with locals, other cyclists or even hikers. Cycling, as a common point of interest, can lead you to meet people completely different from your usual circles.
Our group of hotel-restaurants is used to welcoming cyclists from all over the world, whether as couples, families, friends or members of the same club. Our establishments have a large number of rooms to accommodate groups of at least 50 people. They also have areas dedicated to cleaning and bike storage. These areas for parking 2-wheelers are of course secure to protect the equipment you value, which can be worth several thousand euros.
Charmhotel packages are flexible and varied:
Our accommodation covers 16 French regions as well as Quebec. This geographical diversity means you can discover one or more regions per trip.
Our hotels have been awarded the FFvelo Bonnes Adresses(1) label, which rewards tourism professionals who are committed to welcoming cycle tourists by offering appropriate services.
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Our establishments are equipped with relaxation areas, convivial spaces and good tables serving local recipes.
If you wish, hotel and restaurant owners can :
They will share with you their extensive knowledge of the region and their sound advice.
Charmhotel's hotel-restaurateurs can help you plan your holiday in cyclo. You can also plan your own getaway.
To do this, you will need to list the following items:
If you're looking to hire or buy a bike, here's our selection of the most popular 2-wheel pedal cycles:
Ride on famous circuits, exceptional roads or take the back roads, while discovering one or more regions.
After your cycling trip, relax at Charmhotel and enjoy the peace, comfort and tasty food.
Cycling holidays offer a wide range of possibilities: discoveries of all kinds, rare routes, a pace of your own choosing, environmental conservation, physical fitness or challenging yourself...
It's a state of mind: that of suspending time, of experiencing an authentic holiday filled with simple pleasures.
Your body, your morale and the environment will thank you.
(1) "Good addresses" can be found on the Cycle Tourism portal, www.veloenfrance.fr since 2010.