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The bike

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If you're a keen cyclist, the Var is your playground! Routes and itineraries of all levels and types, and "le Var à vélo" events taking place all year round: whether you're a road, electric or mountain biker, our department will meet your expectations.Observe the diversity of the Var's landscapes while passing by tourist sites and hilltop villages by following one or more of the Var's major cycling itineraries.

A warm welcome for cyclists

In addition, we have several houses in our network that are recognized for their “Accueil Vélo” label.

What is the Accueil Vélo label?

  • Cycle routes between your accommodation and your cycling itinerary
  • Personalized and attentive welcome
  • Useful tourist information
  • Weather information
  • Luggage transfer to next accommodation point (chargeable service)
  • Concierge service
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free bike loan
  • Free Internet access (fiber optics)
  • Secure single-storey bicycle shed
  • Complete repair kit for minor damage
  • Bicycle cleaning equipment
  • Electrical socket for recharging batteries for bikes, GPS, tablets, etc.
  • Relaxation areas
  • Services and breakfast adapted to your needs (hours, etc…)
  • Long-term parking for your vehicle if you’re on the move

Our accredited homes

Le Mas des Romarins (Fayence); Villa Thalassa (Le Lavandou)

Cycling in the Mediterranean

Cycling in the Mediterranean crosses the Haut Var over 135 km from east to west. This is the French section of EuroVélo 8, one of Europe’s longest cycle routes, linking 12 European countries and stretching 7,560km from Cadiz in southern Spain through Greece and Turkey to Cyprus.

Our houses next door:

La Maison de Platane (Fayence); Le Mas des Romarins (Fayence); Le Clos des Cambres (Les Arcs-sur-Argens)

On the Var section, the route is signposted from Meyrargues to the Bouches-du-Rhône / Var departmental boundary. It is recommended for experienced cyclists, as some parts of the route are quite challenging! A 258 km adventure through sublime villages, breathtaking panoramas and forested massifs: this is the Verdon bike tour.

Our houses next door:

Le Mas de Cotignac (Cotignac); Bastide Notre Dame (Entrecasteaux); Le Clos d’Alari (Saint-Antonin-du-Var)

This loop will take you past emblematic Provencal sites you won’t soon forget: Gréoux-les-Bains, Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, Lac d’Esparron with its sublime viewpoints, the Valensole plateau, which in season is decked out in the colors of lavender, the Artuby river, and of course the Gorges du Verdon.

Discover beautiful, picturesque spots as you move through the forests, valleys and heights of Provence.

If you’re a wanderer or a lover of the Mediterranean Sea choose the Parcours Cyclable du Littoral Varois !

This is the Var section of a route currently under construction that aims to link Aigues-Mortes (Gard) to Nice, passing through 3 major metropolitan areas: Aix-Marseille-Provence, Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée and Nice-Côte d’Azur, while showcasing the natural diversity of the Mediterranean coastline.

Our houses next door:

Villa Thalassa (Le Lavandou);Bastide Selva (La Garde-Freinet)

Cycling through the vineyards

Combine your passion for cycling with wine tasting by following the itinerary of «Cycling through the vineyards ». Discover winegrowing in a different way with the “caves coopératives et vignerons” tourist circuit and its establishments renowned for their awards or period architecture. You’ll also find the most environmentally-friendly products as you travel through the Haut-Var, the heart of the Var and the seaside on the tour of organic winegrowing estates.

Le Clos des Cambres (Les Arcs-sur-Argens)

Mediterranean mountain biking

If you’re traveling by mountain bike, you’ll find over a hundred routes to discover the Var! Our department is home to two FFC mountain-biking bases (Hyères and Provence Verdon), so you can practice in the conditions that suit you best.

Our houses next door:

Villa Thalassa (Le Lavandou); Le Mas de Cotignac (Cotignac); Bastide Notre Dame (Entrecasteaux); Saint-Antonin-du-VarLe Clos d’Alari (Saint-Antonin-du-Var)

Plus three Bike Parks and a Pump Track. We regularly organize mountain bike events, and if you’re planning to visit us in October, you’ll be able to attend the Roc d’Azur, Europe’s biggest mountain bike event, held in Fréjus!

Our houses next door:

Clos de Le Clos des Cambres (Les Arcs-sur-Argens); Maison de Platane (Fayence); Mas des Romarins (Fayence)