Diverse Directions: France Cycling Tours
Self-Guided Bike Tours in France

Cycling Tours in Provence, the Loire Valley, and the Dordogne Valley

Welcome to France Self-Guided Cycling at its Best!

Diverse Directions produces self-guided cycling tours for today's discerning independent traveler. Our turnkey France bike tour packages provide complete ease of planning, unparalleled flexibility in choice of accommodations, and support services of the highest caliber. At a fraction of the cost of guided group tours, our self-guided France cycling tours are a great value!

What's Included in Your France Cycling Tour?

Each Diverse Directions' self-guided bicycle tour package includes bike rental, baggage transfers, hotel reservations, easy-to-follow route instructions, sights information, on-site support, comprehensive tour documentation, and if desired, optional GPS navigation files to load onto your GPS device.

France Cycling Tour Itineraries

Our France cycling tour itineraries feature biking in Provence, the Loire Valley with its sumptuous castles, and the Dordogne River Valley. All France cycling trips feature off-the-beaten-path routes, vineyards, wine tasting, gastronomic delights, outstanding scenery, and amazing sights such as Roman monuments, medieval and Renaissance castles, and prehistoric cave paintings and cliff dwellings. And for fans of the world-famous Tour de France race, our Provence of the Tour de France itinerary offers the challenge of one of the race's most famous stages: an optional climb up Mount Ventoux. See France Cycling Tour Itineraries for an overview of each of our France bike trips.

Choosing Your Tour Itinerary

To help you determine which itinerary best meets your preferences, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the various regions in which Diverse Directions offers tours. From each region overview page you can access the daily itinerary, photo slideshow, and pricing information for all cycling tour itineraries offered in that region. If you still have questions, send us an email explaining what you're looking for in a tour and we'll suggest the itinerary that's right for you!

France Bicycle Touring Formats

Diverse Directions offers cyclists a choice of two touring formats: Circuit Tours and Hub & Spoke Tours. Tour itineraries of the Circuit Tour format are for those who wish to cycle to a different overnight destination daily (with the exception of rest days.) For travelers preferring to limit the frequency with which they change hotels, our Hub & Spoke tours include one or two base locations (hubs) from which you make multiple roundtrip cycling excursions (spokes.)

Why Choose Diverse Directions for your Self-Guided Cycling Tour in France?

  • Flexibility & Personal Choice: You may begin your tour any day during our season (with just a few restrictions), you may add or subtract days from the itinerary as needed, and you are free to choose your own accommodations from our comprehensive, well researched options.
  • Great Cycling Routes: All tour itineraries feature highly scenic cycling routes using the tiniest, most traffic-free routes possible. Most routes are designed for the skills of the average cyclist, though we do offer a few highly challenging itineraries for those wishing to test their cycling mettle.
  • Expert, Individualized Support: Drawing upon our 14 years of experience, we provide comprehensive planning and consultation support, taking into account your specific travel itinerary and key areas of interest. Every member of the Diverse Directions team is dedicated to facilitating your trip of a lifetime.
  • Integrity & Dependability: You can count on us to meet our commitments, to be exceptionally responsive to your requests, and to exceed your expectations in any way that we can.
  • Reasonable Prices: We don't charge a premium for outstanding, personal service. It's just who we are!