Weekend Road Cycling Holidays & Bike Tours in France
Welcome to Bike Weekender – the specialist tour operator for weekend and short break road cycling holidays.
We have over 15 years of experience delivering holidays in the UK and France to people looking for active weekends and short breaks. Providing guests with ‘ultimate convenience’ has been our key aim throughout many winter seasons; over 10,000 people so far have enjoyed hassle-free Ski Weekender weekend and midweek skiing and snowboarding breaks with us.
This tried and tested format is now available throughout the summer months, for road cyclists looking to experience the amazing riding, beautiful landscape and relaxed culture of the French Alps, Provence and Côte d’Azur.
Our ‘Classic’ and ‘Lite’ cycling weekends are open to individuals, couples or groups. Simply fly out to France on Thursday, and leave the rest to us; transfers, accommodation and 4 full days of riding a wide choice of stunning cycling routes.
We also create customised holidays and events for cycle clubs and groups. We have the knowledge and resources to offer incredible options for cycle trips in France, and will work with you throughout to plan, perfect and deliver a truly memorable road cycling experience.
If you’re looking for maximum cycling time, with minimum hassle, you’ve come to the right place.
Bike Weekender holidays include:
- Airport transfers
- Bike friendly en-suite accommodation
- Fully catered with great food
- Full route guides & support
- Quality Road Bike Hire available
…from just £365pp for 4 days.
Lake Annecy & the Aravis – the perfect base for cycling short breaks
Bike Weekender’s home base is in the beautiful Aravis region of the French Alps. Only an hour from Geneva airport, the Aravis Mountains are one of France’s best kept secrets.
You’ll ride through unspoiled farming villages, past streams and meadows surrounded by towering peaks… then, off the saddle, soak up the relaxed approach and authentic charm of traditional Alpine life.
On top of this, Annecy, with its medieval old town, shaded parks and crystal-clear lake, is just down the road. Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, Annecy and its environs offer truly breath-taking scenery and an unforgettable setting for riding, swimming and relaxing.
Annecy and the Aravis are also steeped in cycling culture and history, and regularly play host to the Tour de France and other major cycling races like the Criterium de Dauphiné. You can follow in the traces of cycling legends over famous cols and time trial routes, all riding straight out of the door of our base, or take part in one of many local cycling events, sportives and challenges throughout the summer.
Whether you’re looking for challenging race-training, Tour de France col-bagging or just Alpine riding and relaxation, this stunning biking region of Aravis and Annecy has it all!
Southern Alps, Provence & Côte d’Azur – the best of cycling in France
Further afield, we run regular cycling tours and custom bike events in Southern France and the Mediterranean.
The ethos remains the same – we use our experience and resources to let you ride amazing cycling routes and enjoy authentic French culture, without having to worry about any of the organisation.
The majestic Southern French Alps are a cyclist’s dream, with the legendary climbs to Alpe d’Huez, col du Galibier and col d’Izoard just a few of the famous names from the Tour de France that we can help you conquer.
Provence and the Ventoux region offer riding with spectacular contrasts, from rolling vineyards and lavender fields, to the gruelling ascent of majestic Mont Ventoux, one of the most famous cycle climbs in the world.
The Côte d’Azur combines glittering sea, palm trees and beach-side glamour with quiet roads through the hills and green forests of the Massif des Maures a little way inland.
Wherever you choose to ride, you can rest assured that we will make it a cycling holiday to remember.
Summer 2016 Tour de France, Cyclosportives & Special Road Cycling Events
This year we’re running a special Tour de France 2016 weekend holiday, with 3 days of amazing racing to watch within a quick pedal from our home base.
The route of the Tour’s final day will pass our front door, en-route to a gripping stage finish in Morzine. Our 3 or 4 day Tour de France holidays will let you watch multiple stages and tackle a few of the same famous cols as the Tour over the course of the weekend.
La Resistance Alpine Cycling Challenge
Are you ready for a cycling challenge with a difference? La Resistance could be exactly what you’re looking for.
La Resistance is a cycling festival combining a unique road and gravel cycling challenge in and around the Aravis mountains of the French Alps, paying tribute to the brave men and women of the French Resistance, with a fantastic after event party recreating the mood of 1940s France.
La Grand Bo 2016 Cyclo Sportive
Come and enjoy a great weekend of cycling in the French Alps, and take part in La Grand Bo, a cyclosportive event in the French style…
Our local Sportive takes place at the end of June and is a great warm up for the better known Marmotte or Etape du Tour events. A tough challenge in its own right, with three different routes, the GrandBo Sportive is a great way to experience the French passion for cycling alongside the locals.