Accueil Vélo is a national brand that guarantees a welcome, services and specific facilities adapted to the needs of cycling tourists along the cycle routes in France.
It helps to reassure cycling customers, particularly foreign ones, about the quality of the services available to them, with the aim of facilitating their cycling journey. It is a promise of a quality welcome
for cyclists and cycle travellers in France, to extend the customer experience internationally: Bett + Bike (D), Fietsers Welkom!(NL), Welcome Cyclists (Tch, HU), Bienvenuecyclistes ! (QC)…
It is helping to make France the world’s leading destination for cycle tourism by 2030.
The small green logo in the shape of a cyclist makes it possible to quickly identify the approved facilities, and invites cyclist customers to turn to these establishments, located less than 5 km from cycle routes (included in a departmental, regional or national scheme), including for mountain bike routes and marked local loops.
Be less than 5 km from a cycle route. Have suitable facilities for cyclists: secure bicycle shelter, repair kit, bicycle maintenance area, including the possibility of recharging an EV. Greet cyclists with a few words of welcome in their native language. Provide information or services adapted to cyclists: luggage transfer, washing and drying of clothes, cycle hire, bicycle washing. Give a warm welcome to the cyclist with a special time for discussion: secure the bike, offer refreshments on arrival, discuss the next day’s stage: indications of the best cycle route to join the main route, useful advice for refreshments, tourist attractions, weather forecast. Offer a breakfast adapted to the effort.