Cycling Holidays in France

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Common questions

We've listed a selection of common questions below, however if you have any further questions, please contact us

Are the cycling holidays suitable for children?
Many of our cycling holidays are suitable for children
particularly the grade 1 tours. Details of the grading can be found on the "Holidays"
page of each region.

Can the luggage be transferred from one hotel to another?
Usually suitcases are stored at the first hotel during your holiday, and 'seasoned Susis', carry their belongings in the pannier on their bike (the way we have always done it). However, in most regions where there is a convenient taxi service, suitcases can be transported from hotel to hotel at an extra cost. The cost depends on the distances between hotels. Please contact us for further information.

Do the hotels have pools?
Many of our hotels do have pools
- you will find details on the "Holidays" page of each region.

Can I bring my own bike?
You are welcome to bring your own bike.

Do I have to cycle?
, some of our routes can be covered on foot or of course by car. There are many things to see and do in the regions including
horseriding, tennis, golf and canoeing.

Do you provide helmets?
We do not provide helmets so please bring your own.

Does the price include dinner?
Our prices DO include dinner except with our Slimline Susi Holidays.

Do you provide Holiday Insurance?
Under the terms of this contract you are required to have suitable travel insurance. This must include the costs of medical treatment and repatriation in the event of a serious accident or illness, and replacement value of our bicycle in the event of it being stolen.

EHIC European Health Insurance Card (this replaces the old E111 certificate.)
To acquire an EHIC, the quickest and easiest way is to apply online at

NJ Heritage Partnership Ltd can arrange Personal Comprehensive Holiday Insurance for our UK holidaymakers. To contact them for details of the level of coverage and other queries
Please tell them that you are with Cycling for Softies too.

Insurance for the bikes is 15 per person (see booking conditions).

What are the distances from one hotel to the next?
The distances vary depending on the region, you will find details on the "Holidays" page of each region.