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A holidaymakers' view - the Venise Verte

Posted 01 Jan 2016

Want to know what our cycling holidays in France are like? What better than to ask our holidaymakers? 

Nigel, Sandie, Robin and Dee went to the Venise Verte in May. Here they describe their ride from Fontenay to Vouvant.

The Vendée is a beautiful part of France and, of course, on two wheels has to be the best way to see it.  

Our hosts, Dani, at the house and Alan for the cycling, were superbly accomodating and could not do enough to make our stay as comfortable and
as pleasant as possible. The house is wonderful and Fontenay le Comte is a delightful place!

All of the resaurants were very good and we have enjoyed many great meals. As for the cycling...well! we did some amazing journeys. Some far and some not so far. But All with wonderful scenery and views,

A word of warning for future holidaymakers... when Alan refers to a serious hill, then you can believe it. I am not sure my legs will ever recover! (We say don't worry they will)

All in all,  A wonderful, albeit tiring few days but absolutely worth the effort!
Signed Nigel, Sandie Robin and Dee.

Our gourmet French cycling holidays in the Venise Verte start from £1090 per person including dinner, bed and breakfast, full-serviced lightweight bicycles, helmets, panniers, maps and personalised holiday guide. You'll meet our assistant at your first hotel, who talks you through the region and is there for (unlikely) emergencies throughout your stay. Most of the Venise Verte is very flat. We also have a Softies without Suppers option, where you find your own evening meals, from £965 per person.

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