France. Home of legendary road cycling and its national passion
The Tour de France. The world’s most famous bike race, the iconic climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees are embedded in cycling folklore.
Passionate about cycling? France will be high on your bucket list.
But the beauty of France is its strength and depth. So while these are the big hitters, you’ll find epic rides almost everywhere:
Click below to find your one-stop guides to epic road cycling: ride guides, café stops, the best places to stay and things to do when you’re not cycling.
You might also like our articles on the best cycling destinations in France, how to pick the right cycling holiday in France for you and our articles comparing the best bike tours in Provence, best bike tours in the Alps and the whole of France!
For the climbers out there, you might also want to take a look at our pick of the best climbs in Europe, many of which are in France!
Alpe d'Huez region, French Alps
Col de l'Iseran region, French Alps
Col de Peyresourde region, French Pyrenees
Col du Tourmalet region, French Pyrenees
Ile de Ré
Mont Ventoux and Provence
Nice and Côte d'Azur
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