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The base for our Provence bicycle tours - our 17th century farmhouse built from white Gordes stone. Cycling in Provence - Riding the backroads near Roussillon. Provence cycling tours - Biking through lavender fields. Abbaye of Senanque, near Gordes, in Provence, France. Our Provence Cycling Holidays' cyclists in Taillades, Provence, France.

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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. 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 out 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).

The base for our Provence bicycle tours - our 17th century farmhouse built from white Gordes stone. Cycling in Provence - Riding the backroads near Roussillon. Provence cycling tours - Biking through lavender fields. Abbaye of Senanque, near Gordes, in Provence, France. Our Provence Cycling Holidays' cyclists in Taillades, Provence, France.

×

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. 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 out 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).

The base for our Provence bicycle tours - our 17th century farmhouse built from white Gordes stone. Cycling in Provence - Riding the backroads near Roussillon. Provence cycling tours - Biking through lavender fields. Abbaye of Senanque, near Gordes, in Provence, France. Our Provence Cycling Holidays' cyclists in Taillades, Provence, France.

×

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. 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 out 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).

Bike Tours Provence - Single Base Trips from our B&B.

Enjoy our hosted, self-guided Provence bike tours from our family-run, 17th Century stone Farmhouse B&B in the Luberon, Provence.

Special Offer: 10% OFF 2021/2022 Tours. Offer ends 9th Feb 21.*

We have been running our single based Provence bike trips for the last 13 years, and have had a 5* rating on Tripadvisor for all of that time, along with a 100% recommendation rate.

Our cycling holidays are small scale, with no more than 8 bikers, so we are able to give you an individual personalised service, thus making sure you get the best experience possible cycling in Provence, France.

We live here all year round, so we have lots of local knowledge. And we use this to guide you along quiet, beautiful backroads, that will take you through picturesque landscapes, some beautiful lavender fields and on to the best sights; whether it be to an unknown pretty stone village, a favourite local restaurant, an authentic farmers' market or renowned vineyard.

Our Provence bike trips from our our 17th Century farmhouse in Coustellet are self-guided and flexible. And we are always happy to help you choose the right ride, distance and level of difficulty to suit you on a daily basis. And you ride at your pace, after all these are your cycling holidays!

And you'll use our quality, new Trek hybrid bikes (Ebikes, Road bikes or Tandems available on request) & the latest, easy to use, stress-free Garmin GPS systems, preprogrammed with all of our most popular rides, for all levels.

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

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

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR B&B BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR B&B BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR B&B BASED PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

The best fun on two wheels.
"There isn’t much we can add to the previous 5 star reviews but I feel we have to. We spent 6 nights with Nat and Neil and their delightful children and 5 days riding. Neil’s advice is comprehensive, articulate but importantly spot on. He sends you out with the finest advice for the best ride.
Breakfast is plentiful and casual. Accommodation is also comfortable, relaxed and spotlessly clean as well. Neil’s dinners were fantastic, casual dining all served with a generosity of spirit and good conversation.
I can thoroughly recommend this fabulous way of seeing the gorgeous Provence."
Cycling Holidays in Provence, France - Janette & David - Aus - Sept 19 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Absolutely perfect.
"My husband and I had five fantastic nights staying with Neil and Nat in their gorgeous home.
We booked this after friends from NZ said it was the best part of their holiday and didn’t stop raving about it. Neil is a really keen cyclist himself and so caters to the serious athlete as well as he did to us. We decided we were there to relax, see as much as we could and eat ourselves silly so we requested e-bikes. Excellent decision as we arrived in hilltop villages feeling very perky and pleased with ourselves. Neil was able to give us lots of local info about what to see and suggestions about good places to eat. The villages are stunning, lots to see. I’d say if you are looking for a cycling holiday, book this! I’m a foodie who enjoys biking and this was absolutely magic."
Bike Tour in Provence, France - Carol - NZ - June 19 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Highlight of our holiday.
"Spending our week at Neil and Nat's single base B&B was the absolute highlight of our holiday. The experience was incredible, and the cycling was some of the best I have seen. Neil knows his stuff and has spent years fine tuning the best routes for his clients to see the very best of Provence. I am already planning my next trip and have recommended this experience to at least 5 other people and I've only been back for a couple of weeks!"
Cycle Tours in Provence & France - Claire - Australia - Sept 18 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Neil Knows the Roads.
"Had a great time biking in Provence at Neil and Nat's B&B, they were wonderful hosts. He knows how to get you to your destination via gentle hills or the hard way. And he's a devil in the kitchen. The meals he prepared were fantastic. 94% 5-star reviews says it all. A votre santé et merci beaucoup!!"
Cycling Holidays France & Provence - Mike - US - June 18 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Biking through the lavender fields of Provence.
"The towns we visited were nothing short of breath taking. My favourites were Rousillon and Gordes. On the ride there the lavender fields were in full bloom so we stopped to breath in the beautiful scent that filled the air. I would recommend Provence Cycling Holidays to anyone interested in doing a bike tour of this spectacular region of France."
Bike Vacation France in Provence - Danila - Canada - June 18 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Great cycle touring.
"Neil has a wonderful system of bike trips all prepared for the little Garmin machines which you clip onto your bikes. Their farmhouse is within easy reach of all the pretty villages of the Luberon. The accommodation, the food and the swimming pool were all excellent and the little town of Coustellet was a perfect central point in the Luberon."
Bike Trip France & Provence - Sally - Australia - June 17 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Fantastic Cycling Tour in Provence!!!
"Every day we saw a different part of the Provence countryside. We biked through orchards, lovely vineyards and wineries and into charming hillside villages. We loved that we returned to the same spot each day to relax and then enjoy dinner at the B&B or pick a recommended restaurant for dinner nearby! If you are looking for a cycling vacation in Provence this is the one for you!"
Cycle Trips France & Provence - Gregg - US - June 17 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
A dream came true!
"We were looking for the perfect vacation, a combination of cycling, sightseeing, good food and nice people. Neil & Nat's place is totally the one. With Neil's guidance we got to see the most beautiful places, villages and roads. Neil sat with us every evening and did everything he could to fit the routes to our requests. The hospitality was super nice; on the one hand they made us feel at home and on the other hand we had our privacy in our quiet, large and beautiful room on the second floor. Neil's dinners were one of the best things in this trip, cooked and served with love. Miss them already. The bicycles were in an excellent mechanical condition and made the rides enjoyable and easygoing. Many thanks to Neil and Nat for great memories de Provence."
Cycling Holidays in Provence, France - Guy & Ruth - Israel - June 17 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Wow!
"Our six days of cycling from Neil and Nat's single base B&B has been our favorite biking experience ever! From the moment we arrived, we felt completely comfortable. Just know that if you decide on Provence Cycling Holidays, you are in for a real treat..."
Bike Tours in Provence, France - Bonnie & Eric - US - Jul 16 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Fantastic Provence Cycling Holiday!
"Our experience with Neil and Nat's property and guest experience was extraordinary. There is no better way to sightsee a beautiful area than on a bicycle seat, and it's nice when all the routes and planning are so well laid out and easy to negotiate with GPS units."
Bike Trips in Provence, France - Hugh - UK - June 16 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Lovely Cycling Holiday!
"This was our second stay at Neil & Nat's farmhouse B&B. The hospitality was just as outstanding as before. I can highly recommend staying here. We had a lovely vacation."
A Bike Vacation in France & Provence - Mairi - Saudi - May 16 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Cycling Provence - The Only Way.
"This is the easy way to stay in one location and go on all these amazing rides through beautiful lavender fields and rolling hills of grape vines and fabulous Centuries old homesteads. Even if you have not been on a bike for a long time you are looked after so well by the hosts Neil & Nat."
Cycle Vacation Provence & France - Denise - Australia - Sept 15 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
A terrific week of biking and hospitality!
"We've been on 7 self-guided biking trips, and this is our favorite."
Cycle Tours in France & Provence - John - US - June 15 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
Cycling Heaven!
"For anyone who enjoys cycling, French cuisine, beautiful scenery and being sociable, this is an ideal place to book for a week or so."
A Cycle Trip in France & Provence - Alan - UK - Sept 13 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
"I would recommend this trip to any cyclist."
Cycling Holidays in France - Provence - Stephen - US - Sept 11 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
"Hard to imagine a better vacation cycling in France..."
Cycling Tours in Provence, France - Peter & Frances - UK - Sept 10 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.
"Fantastic! A haven for cyclists, Neil was extremely helpful in assisting us with route planning and pointing out many of the fabulous attractions of Provence."
A Cycling Vacation in France & Provence - Janette & Uys - South Africa - July 09 - 5* B&B Tripadvisor review.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO TRIPADVISOR FOR MORE REVIEWS OF OUR PROVENCE CYCLING TOURS...

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* Offer valid from Jan 1st, 2021, for 2021/2022 new bookings made before 9th Feb, 2021. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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