Cycling in the Var
Sunny climate, wonderful scenery, gentle hills and valleys, vineyards, forests and unforgettable bike rides - what's not to love?
The Var in the south of France is part of the region known as Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur - famous for its seaside resorts and the glitz and glamour of St Tropez and the French Riviera. But venture a little inland behind the Cote d’Azur - in the ‘Arriere Pays’ - you’ll discover wonderful scenery, rich agricultural countryside, quaint medieval villages and of course great food and wine.
Our lovely Provencal Bastide is on the outskirts of the ‘1st Organic Village in France’ and has the perfect setup for cyclists - with a choice of accommodation for 2 up to 10 people, in a self-catering house or private suites. We have a large pool and a stunning, peaceful setting in which to relax.
We are blessed to be located on some great Cyclo Tourism Routes (links below) - where you’ll experience quiet back roads, gentle hills and valleys, vineyards, forests, gorges, lakes and rivers. We also have our own personal favourite routes, which we’re happy to share with you as well as great pitstops along the way.
Off the bike, there are lots of vineyards, artisan markets, activities and tourist attractions surrounding our village - the showcase of the area being the breathtaking Gorges du Verdon - the grand canyon of Europe. Within an hours drive you can be on the beaches of the Cote d’Azur, snapping Lavender Fields, visiting in beautiful Aix-en-Provence or edgy Marseille, perfect day trips.
Self-guided Cycling Holidays
We have created a selection of self-guided cycling routes for you to enjoy, starting with a leisurely 20km spin allowing you to take the day at your own pace, enjoy stunning countryside, lovely villages and some of our favourite cafes and lunch stops en-route.
Non-cycling members in your group will find much to do and explore in the region and surrounding villages, or they can relax by the pool and enjoy the facilities available on-site.
Intensive Cycling Programs
For the more enthusiastic cyclists capable of upwards of 50km per day, we have a selection of routes, increasing in intensity to push you harder as the week goes on.
Our cycling programs usually last one week, but may be adapted according to your requirements and cycle fitness.
As a Grand Finale finale to your week - experience a ride around the spectacular Gorges du Verdon - the extreme diversity of the terrain and a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop, is unmatched anywhere in France. Read all about it here:
For cyclists who wish a training block for a set period, we are happy to provide the necessary schedule and work closely with you on achieving your goals during your stay with us.
Local Races & Sportives
Every week there are a number of great sportives and club races taking place in our area or closeby, so why not take part in an event while you're here and make it a cycling holiday to remember. We'll help you choose the best match and organise registration and transportation on the day.
Take a day to watch the Pros up close, with many races happening in the locality we will be happy to arrange that for you - check out the routes below.