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St Malo to Nice Explorer

Guided Road Bike Tour

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St Malo to Nice Explorer

Guided Road Bike Tour

Grade

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Duration

20 days

Prices from

$5,515 P.P.
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Skedaddle have been running the St Malo to Nice trip since 2011 and it's proved to be incredibly popular. The only question that customers have raised with us is whether we could make it a little more relaxing by taking slightly longer to complete the distance. We've done exactly that. The same fantastic journey, but now with slightly lower distances each day to allow you to soak up the scenery along the way. Our journey through France takes us through the 'spiritual home of cycling'. The French love affair with the bike began in 1861 when Ernest Michaux and his son invented and manufactured the first pedal and crank; and soon the modern bicycle was born. Very rapidly, cycling caught on around the country, and indeed, the rest of the world.  
Skedaddle’s “Channel to Med” odyssey takes us from Brittany’s St Malo shoreline and doesn’t stop until we reach the glamour and warm Mediterranean waters of Nice on the French Riviera. Our journey of more than 950 miles takes us through 19 of France’s regional départements as we ride in some of the country’s most striking and dramatic landscapes, discovering the true heart of rural France. Passing through a patchwork of subtle and striking changes in terrain and landscape this is a route of two distinct halves. We begin by hugging the Brittany coastline, momentarily flirting with Normandy and seeing the iconic Mont St Michel before heading south to the banks of France’s longest river, the Loire. After crossing the wheat fields and grazing land of Poitou-Charentes, we reach the rolling hills of the Dordogne. 
On leaving the Dordogne we turn a corner. The terrain changes as hills become ever more prominent, slowly giving way to mountainous terrain and steep sided valleys; there is also a change in climate and terroir. The route hugs the banks of the Lot River, picking a gentle route into the mountains and occasionally propelling us up its valley sides, before we reach its source and the northern edge of the wild and wooded Cévennes. The route then plunges down into the fruit and vineyard choked Ardèche département before following the famous gorge of the same name to the Rhône valley, and luckily for us a taste of the world-renowned wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Crossing the Rhône announces our arrival in Provence. The towering shape of Mont Ventoux on the skyline, hot sun, lavender fields and blue-shuttered cafés, combine to make you feel as if you are in a separate country entirely. After an exhilarating descent to the Mediterranean coast we cruise along the Promenade des Anglais for a celebratory dip in the Med. 
This is the more leisurely 20 day itinerary with a rest day included. For those looking for a slightly more challenging road cycling vacation then check out our Classic 15 day St Malo to Nice itinerary. 

Highlights

  • Cycling along the Brittany coast with views out to the Abbey of Mont St-Michel
  • Travelling under your own power all the way from the Channel to the Mediterranean
  • Meandering along the Loire, Dordogne and Rhône rivers
  • Riding through vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-pape
  • Riding through the lavender fields of Provence and winding your way through the Verdon Gorge
  • Descending to Nice to ride along the Promenade des Anglais

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Best organised tour I’ve been on by light years…

Jay, USA

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival: St Malo
Non Riding Day

Far more than just a ferry port, St Malo boasts the most impressive walled citadel on France’s northern coast as well as large stretches of sandy beach. The wide, sweeping bay to the east of the town makes a great starting point for your journey.

The afternoon and evening is spent building bikes and strolling around the beautifully preserved fortified walls and the maze of cobbled streets in the old town, or perhaps go for a dip in the sea. In the evening we will eat at one of St Malo’s many restaurants for a chance to catch up meet your fellow Skedaddlers and chat about the epic journey ahead.

Day 2
St Malo to Chateaubourg
73 Miles / 117 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 675 Metres Approx.

A gentle first day with friendly flat terrain, enjoy the wide expansive views of Mont St Michel and quiet back lanes of rural Brittany and Normandy.

Pedalling right from the hotel door we make our way to the official start on the beach front, just 500m away, for the obligatory photo with ‘La Manche’ (The Channel) against the backdrop of the tidal island of the Fort National clearly visible from the promenade. This morning’s ride takes us out of St Malo and hugging the coastline, this early part of the first stage gives a true taste of Brittany. We pass close to the small fishing port of Cancale, famous for its fresh oysters before searching for the misty outline of Mont St-Michel across the marshes and vivid colours of the Cote d’Emeraude.

The Abbey was established here as early as the 8th century on top of a large distinctive mound connected to the mainland via a causeway and is the most visited sight in France after the Eiffel Tower! Mont St-Michel is the highest piece of land for many miles around. As we start pedalling inland, just before the town of Pontorson, don’t forget to have a look over your shoulder for your last glimpse of the sea for 2 weeks!

Pedalling south-east the route winds through the tranquil roads of rural Normandy and Brittany, weaving our way past golden fields of hay and deep green pastures. The latter part of today’s stage passes through the town of Fougeres with its well preserved chateau designed to protect the Duchy of Brittany. Brittany fiercely defends its unique culture and identity to this day recently exempting itself from a proposed merger of French regions proposed by the central government.

Day 3
Chateaubourg to Avrillé
69 Miles / 111 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 764 Metres Approx.

Today we enjoy straight roads linking crests crowned with churches, travelling to our destination of Avrillé close to the city of Angers which sits on the banks of the Loire.

After stocking up on pain au chocolat we press on due south as we cross from Brittany into the deeply rural Mayenne then the Loire. We pass though many small villages punctuated by occasional market towns such as Craon and Segre. Most settlements are located on top of small rises, their church spires each competing to be the tallest. A series of undulations along the straight roads ensure the next church is a great visual target to lure you south. Towards the end of the ride we turn south east and pass through small woodland and pastures before resting up in Avrillé and looking forward to visiting the Loire the next morning.

Day 4
Avrille to Fontevreaud L’Abbaye
66 Miles / 107 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 750 Metres Approx.

This morning we cross the famous River Loire – France’s longest river at over 1,000km. We follow the great river upstream on the southern bank all day, even cycling along the quiet lanes of one of the river’s many islands. Along the banks of the Loire we pass our first (and not the last!) vineyard of the trip. The Loire is famous for its rosé wine but the local Saumur sparkling (a rival to champagne) is a must before our evening meal. This evening we stay in Fontevreaud l’Abbaye, 5km south of the river, which is famous for its spectacular turreted Abbaye, the largest abbey complex in Europe.

Day 5
Fontevreaud l’Abbaye to Parthenay
47 Miles / 77 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 450 Metres Approx.

After lingering in the Loire, this is a stage of real pedaling progress, we head due south in two distinct sections. The Loudun church spire teases you from 15km away on the straightest section of road on your whole journey. After this the route winds through the wheat fields and grazing land of the Thouet valley to the unassuming but history-steeped town of Parthenay. The 13th century Porte de St-Jacques guards the old entrance to the town for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostella and is the gateway to some picturesque but surprisingly quiet medieval streets.

Day 6
Parthenay to L’Isle Jourdain
64 Miles / 102 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 690 Metres Approx.

Secluded back lanes with flower-studded hedgerows take you through the pastoral landscape surrounding Parthenay to the more open countryside of the Vienne region. We glide past endless fields of sunflowers and farmers bringing in the hay. Avoiding the city of Poitiers, we stick to quieter routes passing through the small towns of Lusignan, Vivone and Gencay. We rest up just south of L’Isle Jourdain where Cavendish first featured after his Tour crash in 2014 during the Tour de Potiou Charentes. Our hotel is on the banks of the Vienne river, perfect for a post ride dip and a great opportunity to relax after the first few days.

Day 7
L’Isle Jourdain to Brantome
73 Miles / 118 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,300 Metres Approx.

Today is a little bit more exerting than previous days with the added ingredient of the rolling hills of this picturesque ancient region of Perigord making an appearance in the afternoon to add a little extra spice.

By now any morning saddle soreness will have hopefully disappeared and we will all be raring to continue on our journey! The morning starts gently along the peaceful Vienne River following it upstream on some of the quietest backlanes of the whole journey with little disturbance other than a stray roaming cow or the occasional tractor. After passing through the pretty village of Exideuil, the route undulates away from the river past Gallo-Roman ruins to Rochechouart, famous for being hit by a meteorite and is dominated by its chateau. The route enters the ever popular region of Dordogne famed for its lush rolling hills and languid lifestyle, we pass green meadows and clusters of chestnut trees before reaching picture postcard Brantome which is perfect for an evening stroll and is almost an island, surrounded by the Dronne river!

Day 8
Brantome to Sarlat
65 Miles / 104 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,250 Metres Approx.

The riding is similar to yesterday on quiet back lanes for the most of the day and over gently rolling hills. The patchwork landscape of woodlands and pastures make the region famous for truffles and foie gras. We skirt the regional capital of Perigueux, before reaching Les Eyzies, a small town made famous by the many pre-historic cave paintings that can be found in the valley. Cro-Magnon man, our earliest modern human ancestor, was discovered here. A small stretch on ‘_route national_’ brings us to Sarlat; arguably the jewel in Dordogne’s crown. Sarlat has one of the best preserved network of medieval streets in the whole of Europe. In fact, Sarlat was the first old town granted protected status in the whole of France.

Day 9
Rest Day
Optional loop rides available
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today we have earned a rest day. We can wander around the medieval streets of Sarlat with its plentiful array of cafés and bars to explore, giving your legs a well-earned rest before we head out again tomorrow and head eastwards towards Nice. For those of you keen to pedal a few more miles, you can explore some lovely back lanes of Dordogne.

Day 10
Sarlat to Figeac
68 Miles / 110 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,200 Metres Approx.

Our day begins with a journey on a short stretch of perfectly maintained cycle path that avoids the tourist traffic and takes us straight to the southern banks of the Dordogne River, where we will see more cyclists than cars. The stretch to Soulliac is incredibly popular with locals and cycle tourists alike. Riding the flat tree-lined roads along the banks of one of France’s most famous rivers, it’s easy to see why.

We pass the Grottes de Lacave before turning south-east away from the river for a short climb to the famous village of Rocamadour. It is well worth the climb, as the village sits dramatically perched on the cliff side of an abrupt canyon wall, a truly outstanding and audacious location for a village. Since medieval times Rocmadour has been a key site for pilgrims drawn by the apparent healing powers of Rocmadour’s Black Madonna. If you are still feeling energetic, you can climb up the 223 steps to visit her (though perhaps not on your knees as the pilgrims would!). We continue on the quiet lanes of the limestone plateau area known as the ‘Parc Natural des Causes du Quercy’ to the market town of Figeac.

Day 11
Figeac to Entraygues
35 Miles / 58 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 750 Metres Approx.

A shorter day of two halves! We will be tackling a rolling but leg-awakening climb during the first part of the ride and some classic riverside riding on the run into Entraygues.

Our undulating morning takes us past the small village of St Jean-Mirabel and Montredon and a descent to the River Lot follows. We will get to know the River Lot well over the next few days as we follow it to its source in the mountains of the Massif Central. For the second half of the day we stick with the river on a well-maintained but virtually unused minor road that takes us all the way to our hotel in the small town of Entraygues with its picture postcard medieval bridge.

Day 12
Entraygues to Mende
75 Miles / 120 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 2,300 Metres Approx.

A great day as we head to the hills and the town of Mende, which regularly hosts a Tour de France stage. A slightly mountainous stage with 3 climbs, the final one undoubtedly has some bite at the end of the day topping out at 1,020m, but the first 2 climbs we have are very gentle gradients which lure you up the climb almost imperceptibly.

The Lot River guides our morning ride, passing the medieval bridge of Estaing and through three of France’s ‘plus beaux villages’. The scenery is stunning so we hardly notice we are climbing for the early part of the day. The road follows the river’s course only leaving its banks to climb into the wooded hillside of this quiet corner of Aveyron. The first two climbs are gentle before we take a picnic lunch by the river in St Laurent d’Olt.

A flat section allows us to digest our lunch before climbing gradually through Marvejols and we marvel as the surrounding hills become small mountains. As you enter wolf country beware the ‘Beast of Gevaudan’ snapping at your heels as you start the Col de Goudard, a challenging climb and the first of the trip at over 1,000m. A steep descent precedes a final cheeky little 2km climb before we reach Mende, the capital of the Lozere département on the northern edge of the Cévennes National Park.

Day 13
Mende to Vallon Pont d’Arc
79 Miles / 127 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,940 Metres Approx.

A little known region but today’s riding is awesome and will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the trip. 2 very gentle cols are punctuated by a seemingly endless 25km descent which if pedalled slightly flows all the more sweetly.

We dip into the northern edge of the Cévennes National Park, home to gorgeous mountains which are characteristically green and forested and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. One of the hillier days of the trip it includes the Col des Tribes (which at 1,069m is the second highest point on the trip!) and the stunning wooded descent off the Col du Mas de l’Ayre (846m) into Les Vans. Today’s riding is challenging but all the ascents are thoroughly manageable.

The afternoon of this stage is a defining moment when we truly reach the south of France, as we descend through the cool pine forest of the Cévennes to the warm valleys of the Ardèche crammed with vineyards and fruit orchards. The ride finishes at the stunning Pont d’ Arc, the gateway to the Gorges de l’Ardèche

Day 14
Vallon Pont d’Arc to Monteux
60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,200 Metres Approx.

A varied days riding as we enjoy the corkscrew ride above the Gorges de l’Ardèche, cruising along the banks of the Rhône with the mistral on our backs (hopefully!) before riding amongst the vines of wine drenched Châteauneuf-du-Pape and finishing our day in Monteux.

We enter the Gorges de Ardeche, the start of a fantastically winding 35km gorge ride is marked by a great photo opportunity at the Pont d’Arc – an amazing arch that the river has carved through the limestone landscape. As the road rises and falls alongside and above the gorge, take advantage of the many great viewpoints down into the steep-sided gorge where adventurous kayakers enjoy the long descent down the Ardèche. Panoramic vistas accompany the twists and turns of the road, whilst the scent of herbs and wild goats provides a heady concoction of smells.

Shortly after Pont St Esprit we arrive at the banks of the great Rhône River. We follow the river south for around 20km passing vineyards, fruit orchards and some industry, all accompanied by the backdrop of the shadowy silhouette of Mont Ventoux. Shortly after crossing the great river channel of the Rhône we reach the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Rhône also marks our arrival in Provence.

We pause for an afternoon break in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, giving us a chance to explore the caves of this small, but famous wine growing village, before heading onwards, to our accommodation in Monteux.

Day 15
Monteux to Sault
31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,100 Metres Approx.

One of the shortest days of our trip, but still with plenty of interesting riding, not least the irrepressibly beautiful Gorge de la Nesque.

After our morning croissants we are ready for our first day of riding in Provence. We begin by passing through the busy market town of Carpentras. The Tour de France peloton departed from here in mourning following the death of much loved British cyclist Tom Simpson on Mont Ventoux the previous day. We pedal through the village of Mazan, cruising by lavender fields and vineyards; views of the mighty Mont Ventoux start to appear as the ‘Geant de Provence’ looms imposingly, now almost directly overhead.

After stopping for our morning coffee in Villes sur Auzon we ride up the Gorge de la Nesque, arguably the best 30km you can ride in the whole of France. Leaving the vineyards behind, the route winds through the spectacular gorge, climbing at a perfect gradient for cyclists. The stage ends at Sault, the atmospheric old centre of the Provençal lavender trade, at the foot of Mont Ventoux.

Day 16
Sault to Forcalquier
33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 660 Metres Approx.

Leaving Sault we begin our day by tracing a series of minor and virtually traffic free roads through a series of small Provençal villages and towns as we make our way to Forcalquier. It’s a very pretty route in a region virtually untouched by tourism. The roads are generally undulating, but do have the occasional challenging climb to keep us on our toes!

This stage presents a full range of Provençal scenery from the lavender fields above Sault, with the ever present shape of Ventoux on the horizon, to a long valley filled with rocky outcrops and small pine forests. Purples, green and blues form the colour palette of the ride and the air is rich with the scents of lavender and pine.

Day 17
Forcalquier to Moustiers-Saint-Marie
40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,000 Metres Approx.

We start the day with a descent into the Durance River valley which divides Provence in two, before climbing to the Plateau du Valensole. The plateau is a sea of lavender surrounding the town of the same name and is the number one lavender production area in France.

The afternoon is spiced up a little as the route rolls into Riez with a couple of short and punchy ups which can be more difficult on a warm day, but we can always stop for an ice cream under the shady trees in Riez. A steady incline takes us out of Riez before a switchback descent to the foot of Moustiers-Ste-Marie which is precariously perched on a cliff face and guarded by a star chained high above town.

Day 18
Moustiers-Saint-Marie to Castellane
52 Miles / 83 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,750 Metres Approx.

Today will probably be one of the most memorable rides of the tour. A challenging but perfectly manageable stage with a shorter than average distance which includes the dramatic Gorge du Verdon.

Leaving Moustiers we head for the lake, riding the shoreline for a few km to the entrance of the gorge, where the climbing begins almost immediately. The southern rim of the gorge, which we will be riding, is certainly the most dramatic and the most rewarding way to experience this area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also the least visited side of the Verdon Gorge and has considerably less traffic. We’ll climb steadily for an hour or so, dropping down dramatically and then finally rising again out the gorge. Things ease up on the road to Comps-sur-Artuby, as we gently cruise along before plunging into the depths of the upper reaches of the gorge alongside the Verdon river, hugging the overhanging walls as we enter the immediate depths of the canyon. We relax for the evening in Castellane with the Chapelle Notre-Dame du Roc dominating the skyline, sat high above the town on its own rock plinth.


Day 19
Castellane - Nice
57 Miles / 91 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Ascent: 1,063 Metres Approx.

Castellane itself is at the bottom of a hill so the day begins with a couple of climbs, but soon enough things level out and we’ll begin to make good progress as the last leg of our epic journey starts to really take shape. The route plunges from the high Provençal plateau clinging to cliffs and weaving through arches blasted through the rock to the precariously perched village of Greoliers. From Greoliers we lose nearly 1,000m as we descend thorough the tight twists of the Gorge du Loup, reaching the Med at Cagnes-sur-Mer. We pass from Cagnes into nearby Nice where we ride along the famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’ to dip our wheels in the warm sea and reflect on our epic journey through France.

Day 20
Departure: Nice Airport
Non Riding Day
  • Meals: Breakfast

Following a night of celebration in Nice and looking back on almost 3 weeks of epic cycling, we have a very short transfer to Nice-Cote d’Azur (NCE) airport for the return flight home.

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The Cycling

Terrain

France is the spiritual home of road cycling, and as such you’ll find a warm and friendly welcome from the locals.

Travelling the length of the country you’ll see all types of terrain from the quiet country lanes of Brittany, through the long straight undulating roads of the interior and finishing off with the enjoyably challenging hills of Provence.

Our route is chosen with care to balance the climbing and terrain with the daily mileages generally higher when the terrain is flatter. The trip is hillier near the end but distances are generally a bit shorter and the cyclist fitter!

Road surfaces in France are generally good although some of the more minor roads may include uneven sections, occasional potholes and gravel patches, but surface quality in general is superior.

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Road Cycling Grade

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Grade 3: Moderate

45-60 miles / 70-95 kms per day

For riders with experience, good fitness & a decent level of skill

Some features that may be experienced more frequently in a higher grade tour

Most days include a couple of significant climbs

Some long days & some steep to very steep sections

Not for beginners

Our grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you're still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we'll be more than happy to help!

For more information about our grading system click here.

Is this suitable for you?

You’re definitely not a novice rider, you’re fit, you ride regularly at weekends, sometimes staying on the bike for much of the day, you love your bike! You also enjoy a challenge and if you haven’t already done so you’re keen to attempt a semi-serious to serious mountain pass or two. You’re as comfortable with the prospect of descending from the top of a col as you are with the idea of climbing it and you’re confident that you have the skills to do so safely. You’re not necessarily a “racer” but you can crank up the pace a little when it’s necessary and you don’t mind forgoing a coffee stop if the schedule demands it occasionally. You probably own and use clipless pedals. You have good control of your bike and can take a drink from a water bottle without having to unclip and put your feet on the ground. Whilst you find a full day in the saddle fulfilling you’re not obsessed and as much as you are looking forward to the riding on your holiday, you’re also looking forward to a little local culture and cuisine. Grade 3 would be a good option for you.

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A magical cycle through France with an excellent group of play mates and guides!

Megan, Australia

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Whats Included Tick

A) Accommodation (shared twin / double en suite rooms)

B) Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,

D=Dinner)

C) Full support service including a Skedaddle support driver

and a Skedaddle riding guide

D) Unless stated, at least one leader qualified in first aid

E) Support vehicle and luggage transfers

F) GPS device with pre-loaded daily routes

G) Airport transfer on scheduled arrival day from Dinard airport

(DNR) or from St Malo ferry port or train station

H) Airport transfer on scheduled departure day to Nice airport

(NCE)

What's not Included Cross

A) Bike hire (available if required)

B) Flights and charges for travelling with your bike (if

applicable)

C) Meals not stated in the itinerary

D) Single room (available if required)

E) Travel insurance

F) Personal clothing and equipment

G) Personal expenditure (souvenirs, bar bills, hotel facilities

etc)

H) Entrance fees to museums and other attractions en route

I) Airport, ferry port or train station transfers on days other than

the scheduled arrival / departure days

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The Essentials

Travel Options

Group airport transfers are included in the cost of your holiday. To join the airport transfer on arrival, you’ll need to arrive into Dinard airport (DNR) by 15:00 for a 15:30 transfer. As there are no direct flights from North America to Dinard you may find it easier to fly to Paris and catch the train to St Malo where our guides can meet you. The train takes approximately 4 hours and is bookable in advance at www.sncf.com/en, France’s national rail company.

Please note, most journeys from North America require an overnight flight. The first day of our trip should be your arrival day in France.

At the end of the tour, we will transfer the group to Nice airport (NCE), with an estimated arrival time of 10:00 – please consider this when booking your return travel and allow enough time to check in for your chosen flight.

Please contact us for more detailed information on the specific flight schedules available for your holiday. Please check with us before booking any flights, to make sure we have reached the minimum number required to guarantee your holiday and to ensure your flights fit with our scheduled transfers. Please note – If you make travel arrangements that fall outside of the above time windows there may be an additional charge for individual transfers.

Accommodation

Accommodation (shared twin or double rooms) will usually be en-suite in 2 and 3 star hotels, chambre d‘hôtes and local auberges. Our accommodation has all been hand-picked and chosen for their room and service quality, as well as their food quality and, of course, French charm.

Bike Hire

If you don’t own a suitable bike or would prefer to avoid bringing your own we have bikes available to hire. These bikes are Scott Addict 20 or alternative brand equivalent, great bikes with good quality components. If you do decide to hire a bike we can include a helmet and all necessary spares for the trip. Please request helmets when booking. The bikes come with flat pedals as standard, so if you prefer to ride with clip-in pedals please bring your own pedals along with you.

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