We’ve all seen them when we’ve been to France – those packs of Lycra-clad cyclists who power past your holiday café just as you reach for that second mille feuille or croissant… But you don’t have to be a superfit bike fanatic to make the most of the landscape here – cycling is a national past-time in France so you can be sure you’ll be catered for with well-marked paths if you plan a two-wheeled trip with family members, young and old.

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 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

The beautiful region of Brittany on France’s North West coast is an ideal choice for a seaside holiday! What’s more, it couldn’t be easier to travel to Brittany on the ferry from the UK, meaning you can bring your own car to France without having to worry about what you’re bringing with you.

With 140 km worth of sandy beaches, the largest departmental cycle network in France and amazing water sports opportunities, Vendée is the place to be for anyone who’s after an active outdoor getaway or who’s craving the feel of the sea breeze in their hair. 

Charente-Maritime is a sunny seaside region of West Coast France where you’ll find three of our most popular Siblu holiday parks: Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade.

With endless sandy beaches, Europe’s largest sand dune, world-renowned wines and 4 brilliant Siblu campsites, it's safe to say that Aquitaine makes an ideal holiday destination. From the chic city of Bordeaux to beautiful Bayonne in the Basque country, 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

Named after the Rhone River and the Alps mountains, the Rhone Alps region in southeast France is an area of stunning natural beauty where forests, mountains and rivers meet in a balmy Mediterranean climate. It’s also home to France’s third-largest city, Lyon, famed for its history, architecture, food and wine.

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

Ideally situated with Paris to the North and the sandy beaches of Vendée and the Loire Atlantique to the West, the tranquil Loire Valley is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway in the French countryside where the country's longest river makes its way through greenery and rolling hills dotted with fairy tale castles.

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 boastspool 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 best.

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.