Cycling Holidays France - Cycle to Villandry

Loire Valley Hire Bikes – Hybrid, Electric & Road

The cost of hire bikes are included in our Loire Valley Discovery Tour and Loire Valley Short Break prices.  We’re happy for you to bring your own bike and we’ll apply a discount to the price.  You can also upgrade your hire bike to a road bike or electric bike.

The Hire Bikes

For some, cycling holidays in France are about relaxing and soaking up the scenery without too much effort.  For others, it’s about recreating that ‘Tour de France’ feeling!  We have bikes that can satisfy both aims.

Hybrid Touring Bikes

Our touring hybrids have relaxed gearing and plenty of headset adjustment so we can make you comfortable. There are two styles and a range of sizes for ladies and men.

Hybrid Bike Equipment

Our hybrid bike hire includes the following equipment:

  • Handlebar Bag or Panier
  • Rear bike rack
  • Bottle holder & Water Bottle
  • Odometer & Map Holder
  • Bike Lock
  • Helmet
  • Hi-viz Vest
  • Puncture repair equipment

Electric Bikes

New for the 2018 season we can offer electric bikes – with a range of between 50 & 65kms.  Hire of the electric bikes  does incur a rental fee supplement and damage deposit – please ask us for further information.

Carbon Fork Road Bikes

Also new for 2018, we have carbon fork, flat bar Orbea road bikes.  As standard they are fitted with flat pedals, so if you want to clip in, then please bring your own pedals, which we’ll be happy to fit.

Hire of the road bikes does incur a rental fee supplement and damage deposit – please ask us for further information.

Road Bike Equipment

Our road bike hire includes the following equipment:

  • Water Bottle
  • Bottle holder & Water Bottle
  • Bike Lock
  • Odometer & Map Holder
  • Flat Pedals
  • Helmet
  • Hi-viz Vest
  • Puncture repair equipment

Garmin GPS Hire

We provide you with brilliantly detailed paper maps and written instructions for all our routes.  Also new for 2018, we have Garmin GPS units for rent.  The unit is preloaded with our Loire Valley cycle routes – making navigation even easier.  Ask us for details.

Support and Extra Help

If you have hired your bike on our Discovery Tour or one of our Short Breaks, then all through the week we ensure that it is in full working order and comfortable.

We are also happy to fit your own saddle, pedals or your GPS to our bikes for the duration of your cycling holiday – just let us know when you book so that we can have the bike ready to recieve your equipment when you arrive!

When you are out on the road we will assist you in the event of major technical failure,  but it really helps us if you are able to mend punctures with the equipment we provide.  If you can’t we will get out to you as soon as possible to change the tyre for you – but bear in mind you may be over 35kms away.

If you have brought your own bike, then you are more than welcome to use the bike stands and tools that we have available.

Hire Bikes Loire Valley - Mens Touring Bike

Men’s Touring Bike

Hire Bikes Loire Valley - Womens Hybrid

Women’s Upright Touring Bike

Hire Bikes Loire Valley - Womens Hybrid

Women’s Hybrid Touring Bike

Hire Bikes Loire Valley - Road bike hire

Orbea Road Bike

Hire Bikes Loire Valley - Garmin GPS for Hire

Garmin Edge Touring GPS