Family-friendly cycling holidays in France

Whether you are full on MAMIL or just enjoy a gentle trip out with the family, then France offers a wealth of cycling opportunities for a relaxed cycling holiday. 

Take a look at the France Velo Tourisme website for lots of inspiration, or check out our recommendations below for great routes for cycling holidays in France near Siblu holiday parks. 

 

 Cycling Along the Atlantic Coast

  

The Velodyssey cycle route covers 746 miles from Brittany down the Atlantic coast to the border with Spain and is conveniently split into 14 sections so you can stop off at various campsites along the way. You’re never very far from the sea along the whole route – or from one of our holiday villages.
 
You can hire a bike at our 
La Réserve holiday park in Aquitaine, then follow the cycle route past the beautiful on-site lake before heading through the surrounding villages all the way to Biscarrosse, where you can join the Velodyssey. In fact, you can join the route from any of our holiday camps along the coast. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the pools and entertainment on the campsite!

 
And there are 16 miles of cycle trails just 220 yards from our two campsites in Vendée, 
Le Bois Masson and Le Bois Dormant. The trails pass through forests, by the ocean and alongside marshes and you can cycle to the centre of the nearby town Challans.

 

Discover Atlantic Coast Cycling at our West Coast Parks

A brilliant seaside choice, with gorgeous weather and big sandy beaches.

Endless sandy beaches at Europe’s largest sand dune, there is so much to explore! 

Via Rhôna Cycle Path in the Rhône Alps

  

Another famous route in this cycle-friendly country is the Via Rhôna, which runs all the way from Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the Mediterranean. It passes close by our holiday village Les Rives de Condrieu in the Rhone Alps region of France. The spectacular scenery around the town of Condrieu – just 875 yards from the campsite – includes forest, caves and mountains as well as the protected natural parks of Vercors and Pilat, so there’s plenty to see as you’re rolling by.
 
The Via Rhôna even has family-friendly sections, noting distances and accessibility, so that even the youngest athletes have a chance of keeping up with the pack. And the best thing about an active day cycling? You work up an appetite for the delicious food and drink that the area is famed for before you retire to your comfy mobile home for a well-earned sleep.

 

Discover Our Park in the Rhone Alps

Leisurely Cycling Along the Loire 

 

Many of our other campsites are close to cycle paths or have dedicated cycle lanes and trails. For example, a 15-minute bike ride away from our Domaine de Dugny holiday park, there’s the Loire Valley circuit with 500 miles of cycle trails. It joins the ‘châteaux à vélos’ route  –  a 5 to 20 mile cycle trail that takes you past 18 of the most famous Loire châteaux.

 

Discover Our Park in the Loire Valley

Explore More Holiday Parks

Sun, sea and sailing – the three magic words to set an old salt’s heart alight. And whether you like water-skiing behind a boat or relaxing with a glass of wine while enjoying the view from one, a mobile home holiday with Siblu is the perfect choice.

France has a long and proud horse riding tradition. Many of our Siblu parks are near riding schools, but La Pignade in Charente-Maritime takes it one step further as it has its own riding school on-site!

All Siblu holiday parks in France offer the change to enjoy a variety of water sports activities, be it on the Atlantic Coast, the Mediterranean, Lake Biscarrosse, or the Loire river... sailing, surfing, diving, paddle-boarding... there's loads to discover.

Lush green scenery, breathtaking views, water sports for kids and adults… If this sounds like your perfect break, why not try a lakeside holiday? France is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, from small natural mountain lakes to large artificial leisure lakes.

France offers a wealth of cultural activities, from is beautiful Chateaux in the Loire Valley to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, medieval towns in the south and so much more. Our holiday parks make the perfect base for exploring this fascinating country and learning more about its rich history.

Many of our holiday parks in France feature pool complexes with an incredible selection of slides, including some fantastic multi-lane racer slides. View a selection of our best water parks and choose the one which suits you and your family best for your summer holiday.

You’ll probably find more than enough to do at your Siblu holiday park, but if you (or the kids) fancy a change of scene, a theme park is a great idea. Wherever you are in France, you’re never more than a quick hop to an out-of-this-world experience because France has some of the best theme parks in the world.