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THE FEATURES AT BOTH OUR B&B & VILLA BASED BIKE TOURS.

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Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 14th Jan 2021 Update.

Covid-19 and booking a tour with confidence..

Bookings are open for 2021 & 2022 B&B and Villa based bike tours.

The situation in France.

As with many other countries France continues to take active measures to lessen the impact of Covid-19; masks in public indoor / outdoor spaces, social distancing and currently there is a curfew in place. Thankfully we are currently showing less than a third of the peak of cases that we saw during the second wave.

Locally, where we are in the Luberon valley, we continue to fare considerably better than the national average, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting, as the majority of the hot spots have occurred in cities.

Obviously the encouraging news is that vaccines have been signed off in France, and there are more to be signed off shortly. Vaccinations have started, and are ramping up with the expectation that the numbers will continue to accelerate further, with full vaccination plan by Aug' 21. Hopefully this means that we are closer to getting back to normal life, and the ability to start travelling again. We are looking forward to starting our tours and seeing our guests as soon as possible - Vive les holidays!

Booking your bike tour with confidence.

We want you to have the peace of mind, that if you had a problem due to Covid-19, that you would still be covered when making a booking. That's why the below conditions apply to all bookings; present or future.

If you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 we will continue to apply an improved version of the French Government's guidelines on how best to handle cancellations.

If your insurance is not covering Covid-19, then we will continue to offer full deposit credits on any future booking, so that you as a customer don't lose any money. Guidelines recommend offering the credit for a maximum of 18 months from the intended travel date. We are going beyond this, in order to make it easier for our guests to rearrange their travel plans, after these turbulent times. So a credit on any future date will be honoured by us.

Here’s a link to our 2021 tour dates - https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2021.html
and to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html.

Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Covid measures and our tours.

We are of course implementing all necessary Covid-19 measures to keep everybody as safe as possible. Something that is relatively easy given that we have lots of space at our properties and that we run relatively small group numbers, with no more than 8 guests at any one time at the B&B - and no more than 6 guests at the villa. These are not mass tours.

Measures at the B&B -

Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the property, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
Additional daily cleaning measures at the property and for all bike equipment.
Dining groups are set one metre apart at the B&B, with extra care during food preparation.
Wearing a face mask when walking in the common areas inside the B&B. Keeping 1 metres distance between guests from different groups.

Measures at the Villa -

Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the properties, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
All bike equipment sanitised at the beginning and end of your tour.

Also something to remember is that our guests spend the majority of their time out biking in their own small groups, made up of family and friends. The biking is also in a low density, rural setting, with the majority of the time being spent in open countryside and the small villages that we visit along the way. Areas, that to date, have been less impacted by Covid-19 than urban areas.

Our B&B based tours are on the edge of the small village of Coustellet, whereas our Villa based tours are in the small village of Taillades.

Another advantage that we have is that we can minimise risks by using the quieter, smaller, yet convenient transport hubs to get to our locations. Marignane/Marseille airport is a medium sized, relatively quiet airport (yet it has good links) and we have the Avignon high speed train station (TGV) - which are both just a 50 min car journey away.

If you have any questions regarding an existing booking or a future booking, please contact us.

Hope to see you for some great cycling in Provence – Neil & Nat Cowell - (Owners).

Tour the idyllic Luberon Park, famous for its lavender fields and Peter Mayle's "Year in Provence" book.
Unique set-up, single base cycling holidays - Relax in 1 of our 2 properties, no packing & unpacking.
Small-scale, family-run, flexible Provence bike trips - The right rides for you, at your pace.
Self-guided bike tours using the latest Garmin GPS systems for easy, stress-free navigation.
Daily personal guidance - Benefit from our local knowledge (we live here all year long).
Well-maintained new Trek hybrid bikes & all the equipment you need + bike break-down support.
Ebikes and Road bikes available on demand.
Bike trip duration: 6 nights / 7 days.
13 years of 5* Provence bike tour reviews on Tripadvisor - CLICK HERE to see them.

B&B and Villa Provence Bike Tour AVAILABILITIES: 2021 Dates 2022 Dates

THE FEATURES AT BOTH OUR B&B & VILLA BASED BIKE TOURS.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 14th Jan 2021 Update.

Covid-19 and booking a tour with confidence..

Bookings are open for 2021 & 2022 B&B and Villa based bike tours.

The situation in France.

As with many other countries France continues to take active measures to lessen the impact of Covid-19; masks in public indoor / outdoor spaces, social distancing and currently there is a curfew in place. Thankfully we are currently showing less than a third of the peak of cases that we saw during the second wave.

Locally, where we are in the Luberon valley, we continue to fare considerably better than the national average, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting, as the majority of the hot spots have occurred in cities.

Obviously the encouraging news is that vaccines have been signed off in France, and there are more to be signed off shortly. Vaccinations have started, and are ramping up with the expectation that the numbers will continue to accelerate further, with full vaccination plan by Aug' 21. Hopefully this means that we are closer to getting back to normal life, and the ability to start travelling again. We are looking forward to starting our tours and seeing our guests as soon as possible - Vive les holidays!

Booking your bike tour with confidence.

We want you to have the peace of mind, that if you had a problem due to Covid-19, that you would still be covered when making a booking. That's why the below conditions apply to all bookings; present or future.

If you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 we will continue to apply an improved version of the French Government's guidelines on how best to handle cancellations.

If your insurance is not covering Covid-19, then we will continue to offer full deposit credits on any future booking, so that you as a customer don't lose any money. Guidelines recommend offering the credit for a maximum of 18 months from the intended travel date. We are going beyond this, in order to make it easier for our guests to rearrange their travel plans, after these turbulent times. So a credit on any future date will be honoured by us.

Here’s a link to our 2021 tour dates - https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2021.html
and to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html.

Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Covid measures and our tours.

We are of course implementing all necessary Covid-19 measures to keep everybody as safe as possible. Something that is relatively easy given that we have lots of space at our properties and that we run relatively small group numbers, with no more than 8 guests at any one time at the B&B - and no more than 6 guests at the villa. These are not mass tours.

Measures at the B&B -

Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the property, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
Additional daily cleaning measures at the property and for all bike equipment.
Dining groups are set one metre apart at the B&B, with extra care during food preparation.
Wearing a face mask when walking in the common areas inside the B&B. Keeping 1 metres distance between guests from different groups.

Measures at the Villa -

Hydroalcoholic gels and tissues in each room and at strategic points around the properties, along with enhanced end of stay cleaning.
All bike equipment sanitised at the beginning and end of your tour.

Also something to remember is that our guests spend the majority of their time out biking in their own small groups, made up of family and friends. The biking is also in a low density, rural setting, with the majority of the time being spent in open countryside and the small villages that we visit along the way. Areas, that to date, have been less impacted by Covid-19 than urban areas.

Our B&B based tours are on the edge of the small village of Coustellet, whereas our Villa based tours are in the small village of Taillades.

Another advantage that we have is that we can minimise risks by using the quieter, smaller, yet convenient transport hubs to get to our locations. Marignane/Marseille airport is a medium sized, relatively quiet airport (yet it has good links) and we have the Avignon high speed train station (TGV) - which are both just a 50 min car journey away.

If you have any questions regarding an existing booking or a future booking, please contact us.

Hope to see you for some great cycling in Provence – Neil & Nat Cowell - (Owners).

Tour the idyllic Luberon Park, famous for its lavender fields and Peter Mayle's "Year in Provence" book.
Unique set-up, single base cycling holidays - Relax in 1 of our 2 properties, no packing & unpacking.
Small-scale, family-run, flexible Provence bike trips - The right rides for you, at your pace.
Self-guided bike tours using the latest Garmin GPS systems for easy, stress-free navigation.
Daily personal guidance - Benefit from our local knowledge (we live here all year long).
Well-maintained new Trek hybrid bikes & all the equipment you need + bike break-down support.
Ebikes and Road bikes available on demand.
Bike trip duration: 6 nights / 7 days.
13 years of 5* Provence bike tour reviews on Tripadvisor - CLICK HERE to see them.

B&B and Villa
Provence Bike Tour AVAILABILITIES:
2021 Dates. 2022 Dates.

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

5* comfort with awesome cycling!
"Dear Neil & Nat - Our first time & hopefully not our last! We have so thoroughly enjoyed staying at your gorgeous Les Taillades Villa.
Everything we hoped for! I would recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys 5* comfort combined with awesome cycling in the Luberon.
We were so very lucky to experience this, thank you so much for running this for tourists. All the very best!"
Bike Tours Provence - Christina & Mike - NZ - June 2019 - 5* Villa Review.
Wonderful cycling week.
"Another good vacation, this time at your beautiful Taillades Villa. Five fabulous days of riding!
The villa was delightful: clean, spotless, well supplied and our tours were well planned and delightful. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail.
Thankful you came to see us each day to give us the benefit of your insight and counsel on ride selection, restaurants and sites."
Cycling Holidays France - Bonnie, Tim & friends - US - June 2019 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor Review.
Simply Fabulous.
"Spent 6 nights here in beautiful Provence. An absolutely fantastically located base for touring round this lovely area under Neil’s expert guidance. The B&B is immaculately run by Neil & Nat.
Would not hesitate in recommending this place to anyone!
Well done Neil, Nat & the kids."
Bike Holidays France in Provence - Mike M - UK - July 2019 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor Review.
Absolutely merits 5 stars!
"As all previous reviews state, what a fantastic and quality set-up.
The Villa is beautiful and so well equipped. The bikes and the sat nav's showing the best routes to amazing villages with least effort all just perfect.
The hosts Nat and Neil work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who stays with them either in the Villa or their B& B get the best out of their holiday.
Absolutely merits 5 stars. Thank you both. We have very happy memories."
Cycling Tours France, Provence - Lorna - UK - May 2019 - 5* Villa review.
It fitted our needs to perfection. Highly recommended!
"We are a family of 6 and stayed at the self-catering villa in Taillades. It was splendid. We loved the set up of the villa - the huge well-equipped kitchen, spacious living areas and comfortable rooms.
It fitted our needs to perfection - we had privacy and all the support we needed from Nat & Neil.
Our days were spent cycling on one of the many routes programmed on the GPS and Neil would point out the restaurants and highlight sights we should not miss. The bikes were in tip-top condition and it was so helpful that they provided helmets.
Nat & Neil were helpful, engaging and wonderful hosts.
Highly recommended!"
Bike Vacation in Provence - Caroline - Singapore - June 2018 - 5* Villa Review.
Super Provence Biking!
"We can't say enough about what a wonderful vacation we had cycling in the beautiful Luberon area of Provence.
Neil and Nat and kids are fantastic hosts in their lovely farmhouse complete with fabulous meals and atmosphere.
It was great meeting new people from other places. Real family feel, very comfortable.
Highly recommended! We hope to be back soon!"
Cycle Tours France in Provence - Bonnie - US - May 2018 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
A big thank you to Neil, Nat and family.
"We had a wonderful trip, the bikes were perfect and the GPS navigation took all the worry out of directions.
Our hosts Neil and Nat, briefed us every morning on our rides. With the easy GPSs, we were able to enjoy the beauty of the area, stunning views and delightful little villages to explore, including markets, lavender, galleries, churches, and lovely cafes and restaurants to enjoy our lunches.
I thoroughly enjoyed my week, a big thank you to Neil, Nat and family."
Bicycle Holidays in France, Provence - Heather - Australia - May 2018 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
A fabulous holiday and highly recommended!
"We stayed at the Taillades Villa in June 2017 with a group of friends and had a brilliant time. The villa was beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard. The Garmin route guides took us on quiet tracks and roads that we would never have found ourselves, and were a real bonus as there was no map reading required. Neil and Natalene were really helpful with advice on the rides, which restaurants to try and the best places to visit. All in all a fabulous holiday and highly recommended!"
Cycling Vacation France, Provence - Julia H. - UK - July 2017. - 5* Villa Review.
Exceeded our expectations in every way!
"We're just home from a truly memorable way to experience Provence and our best (four so far) self-guided cycling tour. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better six days. As a small, family-run business, Neil and Nat invite you into their home and lives - you don't get this experience with a large cycling company. We'd love to return and try out their new villa in Taillades."
Bike Trip in Provence, France - Sue - US - June 2017 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.

* Offer valid from Feb 1st, 2021, for 2021 & 2022 new bookings made before 12th Apr, 2021. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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