Thursday, December 31, 2009
travel and tour desain
For the Francophile, there is no better way to see France. On a bike you are part of the picture, not just an observer through the glass of your car window. You see la France profonde — ‘the real France’ at a pace that is relaxed enough to capture the essence of the country, yet swift enough to see the changes in the character of the country as you move through the regions.
“We had the best holiday yet. Great cycling, food, and company. I'm sure we will see you again. Aloha!”
Kelly, Anne & Brooke, USA
For the cyclist, France has everything that you could possibly want — stunning scenery, quiet roads and a culture that embraces the bicycle as a fundamental part of its character and therefore welcomes cyclists with respect and enthusiasm.
The thing that most people would associate with France is the superb cuisine, and a wide variety of wines which complement the recipes of each area. By travelling under your own steam, you will end each day with a terrific appetite that you will be able to indulge without any guilt, because you will have earned it!
We have carefully planned our routes through some of the most beautiful parts of France, travelling on minor roads and, where available, designated cycle paths. A guide is with you on the road, and detailed route maps are provided. All baggage is carried from hotel to hotel, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery.
Our tours are recommended for anyone who is reasonably fit. They are also ideal for more experienced cyclists, as our guides will be happy to recommend (and join in on) additional routes for those wishing to do a few more kilometres.
“Just wanted to say thanks for the amazing time we had cycling through Burgundy with you. We began the trip as "first timers" with no real cycling experience and were completely converted by the trip's end! Can't wait to return!”
Tove & Paul, Canada