Discover the French Landscape on Two Wheels

  

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.

 

 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

Brittany is France's north westernmost tip that reaches bravely outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a delightful area to discover, and being well served with ferry ports bringing it even closer to Ireland. And there are many other reasons to choose Siblu holiday park, Domaine de Kerlann, Le Conguel or Les Pierres Couchées as a base.

Visit the beautiful Vendée region for a quintessentially French camping holiday in an idyllic spot. Situated on the West Coast near the Loire Valley, south of Nantes and north of La Rochelle, the sparkling, sun-soaked “Côte de Lumière” boasts kilometres of Blue Flag sandy beaches.

Get ready to discover a dazzling corner of France that lies between Bordeaux to the south and the Loire Valley to the north.

Infinite golden beaches, Europe’s largest sand dune,  arguably the world’s finest wines... And 4 amazing Siblu campsites: La Réserve, Domaine de Soulac, Les Viviers,  and Les Dunes de Contis. What’s not to love about Aquitaine in France’s southwest corner?

 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

The stunning Rhone Alps region stretches from Lake Geneva in the north to Provence and the Cevennes in the south. This eastern corner of France is all about forests, mountains, rivers and fresh air, and Siblu’s holiday park, Les Rives de Condrieu, is the perfect exploring base.

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

The romantic Loire Valley lies in France’s heart. It is just south of Paris, yet still wonderfully accessible for the beaches of the Vendée and Loire Atlantique on the Loire coast. The Loire River, France’s longest, meanders through its verdant, vine-covered hills dotted with fairy-tale castles. To boot, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore Other Holiday Parks

We know it’s a big ask, but if you can peel yourself off the sun-drenched beach, you’ll find a treasure trove of activities and adventure to enjoy.

France has a long and proud horse riding tradition and boasts multitude of trail rides and bridleways (known as randonnées) criss-crossing the country. Many of our Siblu parks are near riding schools, but La Pignade holiday park in Charente-Maritime takes it one step further with its own riding school on-site.

The Atlantic Coast may be famous for its waves, but there are plenty of more protected bays and large lakes near our parks where you can hone your sailing skills in safety. La Réserve holiday park in Aquitaine even has a private marina for mooring boats.

France offers a wealth of cultural activities, from its 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. 

The Atlantic Coast may be famous for its waves, but there are plenty of more protected bays and large lakes near our parks where you can hone your sailing skills in safety. La Réserve holiday park in Aquitaine even has a private marina for mooring boats.

If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it’s wine. In fact, two French wine-making regions have even achieved Unesco World Heritage status – meaning they’re “of outstanding value to humanity”!

At Siblu we know it is tough to leave any member of your family behind when you head on holiday. That's why we've opened up availability for up to two pets per mobile home on six of our holiday parks in France.

At Siblu we often get requests from holidaymakers who are keen to enjoy the Siblu French holiday park experience while staying in their own tent or caravan. Well, now you can easily do just that in Brittany, Normandy, South West France and the Netherlands.

The kids have packed buckets and spades and you want to sunbathe on golden sands… It has to be a beach holiday in France. France has miles of sandy coast to choose from, much of it just a short drive – or walk – from one of our holiday parks. The only decision you have to make is whether to go wild on the Atlantic side or a bit ritzier on the Med!

If you want the freedom of bringing your own car to France the ferry can be a great way to start your holiday. Many families find that the journey itself becomes an adventure for the kids, especially as many of them have supervised play areas, cinemas and children’s entertainers. Grown-ups can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.

Planning to get the plane from Ireland and rent a car when you arrive in France? France has many world-class airports with direct links to Ireland – with some Siblu campsites within an hour’s drive. ‘Fly-drive’ packages give you the best of both worlds: the speed and convenience of flying and the use of a car for your holiday.

If you want the freedom of bringing your own car to France the ferry can be a great way to start your holiday. Many families find that the journey itself becomes an adventure for the kids, especially as many of them have supervised play areas, cinemas and children’s entertainers. Grown-ups can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.