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Chateaux Escapes: luxury cycling holidays fit for king and queens

Posted 09 Nov 2016

Now and then, we all need to spoil ourselves. So for those times when only pure and unadulterated luxury will do, we created out exclusive Chateau Escapes. These fairy-tale luxury cycling holidays in France take some of Cycling for Softies' favourite French chateaux hotels, add in some delectable Michelin-starred cuisine and top it all off with hazy days filled with idyllic cycling to create unforgettable romantic getaways. You'll also enjoy a champagne reception and elegant accommodation that showcases the quintessential French charm of these majestic residences. We've curated three Chateaux Escapes – which will you choose for your anniversary, honeymoon or special occasion?

A luxury cycling holiday in the Dordogne

You'll want to savour every delicious moment of your time in the four-star Lady's Chateau, nestled in the heart of the Dordogne. Featuring a lavish infinity pool and surrounded by peaceful gardens, it's the ultimate place to find calm and tranquillity on your Dordogne cycling holiday. By day you'll be free to enjoy the local area, and how else to do so than by bicycle? Whether you wander through nearby vineyards, visit the impressive Chateau Monbazillac or check out the historic fortified Bastille towns, there's plenty to explore. Round off your day by indulging in a candlelit dinner of delectable French cuisine.

Luxury cycling holiday in the Loire

Where better to get away from it all in a grand 15th-century fortress? At this historic hotel, the rooms are filled with character – the low oak beams and cosy furnishings will make you feel a million miles away from everyday stresses – and dinner is prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. Adventure awaits when you venture outside your sumptuous accommodation on your cycling holiday in the Loire; highlights in the local area include the Chinon Vineyards and a range of medieval towns such as Tours or Amboise.

Luxury cycling holiday in Provence

If you're looking for that unmistakable French charm – not to mention luxury taken to a whole new level – you've found it with this French cycling holiday in Provence. Every detail of your stay in this five-star chateau hotel is steeped in luxury – from the grandly appointed bedrooms to your Michelin-starred meal served on the terrace. There's also so much to do in Provence that you'll feel spoiled in more ways than one. Why not spend the day cycling to the attractive medieval towns of Saint Rémy and Les Baux, or take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Rhone?

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