Cycling Holidays in France

Choose from any one of the 3 sumptuous rural Chateaux Hotels below.

The gorgeous Chateau de Marcay*** in the Loire is a 15th century fortress. This 30 bedroom hotel is turreted and towered.The rooms, while filled with oak beams, thick rugs and wonderful old tiled floors, also offer every modern comfort. The surroiunding park includes a flower garden, a vegetable potager and a heated outdoor pool. the vines grow in rows around the house. Dinner is a very special occasion with a delicious menu and a Michelin starred chef.

What can you do besides relax and eat?

Discover the Chinon vineyards, the magnificent gardens at the Chateau de Rivau, the Loire Valley chateaux and medieval towns, the troglodyte dwellings.

The perfect add-on for itineraries in the Chateaux of the Loire or to complete a holiday in Mayenne & Sarthe or possibly the Venise Verte.


Price each night per person sharing twin/double room £392

The charming Chatreuse de Bignac**** in the Dordogne is a 17th century lady's chateau.
It
is privately owned and run,and with its elegant sitting rooms, small plush cinema and 10 individually designed bedrooms, it has the perfect relaxed feel. the chateau id perched on top of a hill with gardens cascading around it, while the open-air swimming pool has uninterupted views of the perigord countryside. Each evening you can choose candlelit dining either on the terrace or in the oak panelled dining room.

What can you do besides relax and eat?
Discover the Bergerac vineyards, taste the sweet white wines of Monbazillac, visit the fortified bastide towns once part of the 100 years war, enjoy a morning at the local market.

The perfect add-on for itineraries in the Dordogne & Garonne.


Price each night per person sharing twin/double room £330


The stunning Chateau des Alpilles***** is an 18th Century chateau in Provence. Where once, during the 13th century, stood a farmhouse you will now find this glamorous chateau hotel. You reach it by a traditional avenue of trees, a large garden and a very luxurious reception. Beautiful rooms with every modern facility cocoon their guests with plush curtains and richly padded furniture. The Alpilles vineyards which coat the neighbouring hillsides produce rich, deep local wines, while the limestone craggs support summer flowering herbs used fresh in many delicious local dishes. dinner, with its Michelin starred chef, will be served on the terrace.

What can you do besides relax and eat?
Discover the medieval hilltop towns, taste the wines of Provence, wander beside the river Rhone, examine Van Gogh's irises, admire the Amphitheatres and other roman remains.

The perfect add-on for itineraries in Provence


Price each night per person sharing twin/double room £425

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Mrs Ritchie, Alsace 2009