Cycling holidays in the French Ardennes

Cycling holidays in the French Ardennes

7 days on the green tracks and Thiérache by bike

  • Self guided bicycle trip, suitable for children over 12
  • Comfortable Hotels, half board (Dinner),
  • Tour through french “Voies Vertes” and belgian “Voie Ravel”
  • Visit of cities and fortifications, Rimbaud-Museum

Self guided cycling holidays with your children along the Meuse river. From Givet to Charleville-Mézières you drive along the green valleys landscapes of the Meuse river. The baggages are transported from one hotel to another by our team.

The french Ardennes stand just at the border between Belgium, France and Germany. The small hills in the south and the Meuse river in the North are the ideal settings for cycling holidays.

This cycling trip is designed for families with children over 12. The lanscapes of this mysterious valley can be discovered thanks to the 83 km long green path through the French and Belgian Ardennes, along the Meuse River. When you pick up your bike in the morning, you know that you will cycle in complete freedom all day long, without ever being disturbed by any motor vehicules. In France or Belgium, you will pass through amazing landscapes and historical cities, rich of History.

Price from 895,- €

Cycling holidays in the French Ardennes

Self-guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level


Day 1: Arrival in Haybes-sur-Meuse
After your arrival in Haybes-sur-Meuse, you will be welcomed in your guesthouse. There you may relax after your journey.
Dinner at the restaurant and guest-night in the guesthouse.

Day 2: HaybesGivetNismes
After the breakfast you will drive along the Voie Verte (Green Way) to Givet. In Givet you can take a break to visit the city and the fort the Charlemont on yourselves. The lattest is named after Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, who decided to build this fort in 1555 in order to protect this area against the french army, lead by Henry II of France. Then you will continue your way along the ancient railroad to Nismes (Belgium), a lovely small city with a lot of cafés and an animated main square.
Dinner and guest-night in a French Chambre d'hôtes.
Distance of the stage : approx. 55 km / 34 mi

Day 3: NismesRocroi
The next day, you will continue the trip on the Voie Ravel. After an easy ascending slope in the forest, you will reach Rocroi. Here you have the possibility to take part of an individual visit of the city.
Discover the biggest Fort in europe and take a look at its museum and its fortification from the 16th century.
Dinner and guest-night in an hotel in Rocroi.
Distance of the stage : approx. 22 km / 13,5 mi

Day 4: Rocroi – Signy l'Abbaye

Your next stage leads you to the fortified churches of the region Thiérache, where you will find amazing pieces of architectural art. You will then reach Signy l'Abbaye and enjoy a visit of this historical city.
Dinner and guest-night in an hotel in Signy l'Abbaye.
Distance of the stage : approx. 35 km / 22 mi

Day 5: Signy l'AbbayeCharleville-Mezières
You continue your journey on cross-country roads through bucolic landscapes and small villages. After a few days of the trip, the green hills have become easy to handle. A detour that we recommend is to go to the Ferme-Auberge du Gironval that offers home-made cider. After your arrival in Charleville-Mézières, you may, if you want to, take part of the Festival International des Marionnettes (next Puppet Play Festival: September, 16-24, 2017)
Dinner and guest-night in an hotel.
Distance of the stage : approx. 32 km / 20 mi

Day 6: Charleville-MezièresHaybes
After the breakfast you may want to explore Charleville-Mezières. In this town, you can visit the Rimbaud Museum and the Maison des Ailleurs (House of new horizons). The lattest is a modern memorial site set as a poetic circuit that has inspired itself from the journeys of the poet. Then, you should not forget the sumptuous Place Ducale, that was built during the 17th century and counts as the most beautiful in Europa. The Horloge du Grand Marionnettiste, an enormous and fantastic clock that narrates every hour one episode of the legend of the Four Sons of Aymon, a medieval tale spun. From Charleville-Mezières, you will then drive back to Haybes, along the Meuse river.
Dinner at the restaurant and guest-night in the guesthouse.
Distance of the stage : approx. 55 km / 34 mi

Day 7: Departure
After the breakfast, homeward journey. If needed, restitution of the bicycles.

For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.

Travel dates

Indicated pricing for one adult in a family suite

from 350,- €/ 12 years old child in the family suite

Bicycle rental on request
Between April and October

Terms of payment:

20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice
Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay only by SEPA bank transfer.

Please fill out our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.


6 Nights in a family suite or twin room, in french B&B, 3 stars hotels, half-board, transportation of the luggages, detailed route description and our mobile GPS-app (the app serves as a travel companion).

Not included :
Travel fees to the starting point, drinks, bicycle rental, lunches, insurance in case of cancellation.

Number of participants

Minimum number of participant: 2
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Children should be at least 12 years old.
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip.


6 Nights in comfortable rural 3 stars hotels with private Bathroom and WC. Delicious french cuisine !

Difficulty : Easy- medium

The rolling hills and riverside in the Ardennes region make for a perfect setting for family cycling holidays. Our “green” bicycle route “Voie Verte”, one of six themed roads in the region, takes you along the Meuse river – an ideal itinerary for eco-friendly trips on two wheels!

How to get there ?

With the auto, you can drive until the city Charleville-Mézières and then take the train to Haybes sur Meuse.
You can also take the train to the train station Charleville-Mézières-TGV.
You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!

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