2022 PROVENCE BIKE HOLIDAYS - FRANCE - B&B AND VILLA AVAILABILITIES.

You'll find below our 2022 availabilities for both our B&B and Villa Provence based cycle tours.

If the dates you require are not available at your preferred location, you might like to consider our other accommodation option.

LATEST NEWS - We restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September. Book now with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 11/10/21*.
Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 28th Aug '21 Update.

Covid-19 and booking your bike tour with confidence..

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

During these complicated times it’s understandable that people are reluctant to organise overseas travel. So, in order to give you flexibility & peace of mind, we have put in place our no risk reservation policy, which allows you to book a future 2021 / 2022 tour with us now, and with confidence.

  1. You can book now & pay later.

  2. Payment is due just 30 days prior to your tour date.

  3. Then, if you cannot travel, or do not feel comfortable travelling, on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any payments – no arguments!

We hope you find the above conditions reasonable; it must be said not many other tours are offering such good terms!

So, we restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September, plus of course our 2022 dates are now available.

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.

Hope to see you soon...

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Covid situation in France and French Travel Requirements.

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

The local Covid situation, where we are in the Luberon valley, Provence, continues to be considerably better than the national picture, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting. And even the national picture is much improved as we have seen a large constant decline in case numbers since mid-August.

Deconfinement is now total in mainland France; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums, Markets & Shopping Centres are open, and the Curfew is over. Regarding masks, outside they are no longer required, but inside public spaces (ie supermarkets, shops etc) they are compulsory.

Vaccination rates have increased massively from March and have remained high from June into August. And some good news, in order to increase the vaccination rate further, and to reduce the impact of the Delta variant, entrance to a lot of establishments (restaurants, cafes, cultural venues, long distance transportation etc) requires the official French "Pass Sanitaire" or "Health Pass".

The basis of the "Pass Sanitaire" is the same vaccination proof (either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government) that will have been necessary for international visitors to show when entering France in the first place*.

When entering France, you will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement that you have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection, and that to your knowledge you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey. Please see the link below for the official French Government form to print off prior to travel.

Importantly, as of the 27th August the French Gov’t has released details of how non French tourists can now obtain digitally the “Pass Sanitaire” – “Health Pass” to guarantee entrance to public amenities: restaurants, museums etc...

Please see the link below to the French administration site that will guide you through the procedure to follow to obtain the “Pass Sanitaire”.

Note, that not all individual establishments are requiring Foreigners to have the French “Pass Sanitaire”, but there would be no question of entrance if you had it. Locally we haven't come across anywhere that won't accept your own local (non-French) paper proof of vaccination, but this could, in theory, change.

So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is sensible, however, to check the conditions with your own local national bodies regarding travel to and from France. Below we have listed links to several official Foreign national bodies regarding their own travel requirements to France.

Also, at the end of your stay, should you need a Covid-19 test to return home, we will be happy to book this is in for you. It's a very easy process. PCR tests are charged at a price of 49€.

As a result of the continually improving Covid situation, we restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September, at both our B&B and Villa based tours.

And remember, you can make a new booking with confidence, with our no risk reservation policy. Knowing that if things should change, we would refund payments – no arguments!

We look forward to seeing our bikers again - Vive les holidays! Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

*Please note that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not currently accepted for entry into the European Union.

Sworn Undertaking Form: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Procedure for Non-French tourists acquiring the French “Pass Sanitaire” Health Pass: https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en

Foreign Nation's requirements for entry into France - Links:
USA: https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221
UK: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
EU + Schengen area: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

We are confident about receiving our biker guests, as, as it stands at the moment, any international traveller coming into France will have to have shown evidence of a double vaccination (+ 7 days) or a negative PCR test carried out 48h before arrival, so any guests arriving at the B&B or Villa should be covered against Covid.

Furthermore, and for your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so again we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

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.

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).

MONTH WEATHER CONDITIONS
(Max Average Temps.)
B&B BASED CYCLE TOURS - 6 nights.
Arrival days vary.
Special Offer prices -
from €994 to €1,074 per person.
VILLA (SELF-CATERING) BASED BIKE TOURS -
6 nights. Arrivals on Saturdays, departures on Fridays.
Special Offer prices -
from €756 to €1,098 per person.
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
Starts Sat 2nd April - available.
Starts Sat 9th April - available.
Starts Sat 16th April - available.
Starts Sat 23th April - available.
Starts Sat 30th April - available.
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
Starts Sun 1st May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 9th May - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 17th May - 2 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 26th May - 2 rooms available.
Starts Sat 7th May - available.
Starts Sat 14th May - sold out.
Starts Sat 21st May - available.
Starts Sat 28th May - sold out.
JUNE 27°C
The perfect cycling conditions with lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time and the lavender is in blossom!
Starts Fri 3rd June - 2 rooms available.
Starts Mon 13th June - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 21th June - 2 rooms available.
Starts Wed 29th June - 3 rooms available.
Starts Sat 4th June - available.
Starts Sat 11th June - available.
Starts Sat 18th June - available.
Starts Sat 25th June - sold out.
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in blossom!
Starts Sat 9th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 17th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 25th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 2nd July - available.
Starts Sat 9th July - sold out.
Starts Sat 16th July - available.
Starts Sat 23th July - available.
Starts Sat 30th July - available.
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
Starts Wed 31st Aug - 3 rooms available. Starts Sat 6th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 13th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 20th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 27th Aug - available.
SEPTEMBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
Starts Thurs 8th Sept - 3 rooms available.
Starts Fri 16th Sept - 2 rooms available.
Starts Sun 25th Sept - 3 rooms available.
Starts Sat 3rd Sept - sold out.
Starts Sat 10th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 17th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 24th Sept - sold out.
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
Starts Mon 3rd Oct - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 11th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Wed 19th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st Oct - available.
Starts Sat 8th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 15th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 22nd Oct - available.

For a link to our Villa based, Provence cycling tours website, please click here: https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/Villahome.html

For a link to our B&B based, Provence cycle trips website, please click here: https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/BBhome.html

If you are interested in any dates, have any questions, or would like full information and/or a quote, please contact us at:
neil_cowell@yahoo.fr and we will mail you back as soon as possible.

2022 PROVENCE BIKE HOLIDAYS - FRANCE - B&B AND VILLA AVAILABILITIES.

You'll find below our 2022 availabilities for both our B&B and Villa Provence based cycle tours.

If the dates you require are not available at your preferred location, you might like to consider our other accommodation option.

LATEST NEWS - We restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September. Book now with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 11/10/21*.
Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 28th Aug '21 Update.

Covid-19 and booking your bike tour with confidence..

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

During these complicated times it’s understandable that people are reluctant to organise overseas travel. So, in order to give you flexibility & peace of mind, we have put in place our no risk reservation policy, which allows you to book a future 2021 / 2022 tour with us now, and with confidence.

  1. You can book now & pay later.

  2. Payment is due just 30 days prior to your tour date.

  3. Then, if you cannot travel, or do not feel comfortable travelling, on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any payments – no arguments!

We hope you find the above conditions reasonable; it must be said not many other tours are offering such good terms!

So, we restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September, plus of course our 2022 dates are now available.

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.

Hope to see you soon...

Neil & Nat (Owners).

Covid situation in France and French Travel Requirements.

For your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

The local Covid situation, where we are in the Luberon valley, Provence, continues to be considerably better than the national picture, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting. And even the national picture is much improved as we have seen a large constant decline in case numbers since mid-August.

Deconfinement is now total in mainland France; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums, Markets & Shopping Centres are open, and the Curfew is over. Regarding masks, outside they are no longer required, but inside public spaces (ie supermarkets, shops etc) they are compulsory.

Vaccination rates have increased massively from March and have remained high from June into August. And some good news, in order to increase the vaccination rate further, and to reduce the impact of the Delta variant, entrance to a lot of establishments (restaurants, cafes, cultural venues, long distance transportation etc) requires the official French "Pass Sanitaire" or "Health Pass".

The basis of the "Pass Sanitaire" is the same vaccination proof (either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government) that will have been necessary for international visitors to show when entering France in the first place*.

When entering France, you will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement that you have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection, and that to your knowledge you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey. Please see the link below for the official French Government form to print off prior to travel.

Importantly, as of the 27th August the French Gov’t has released details of how non French tourists can now obtain digitally the “Pass Sanitaire” – “Health Pass” to guarantee entrance to public amenities: restaurants, museums etc...

Please see the link below to the French administration site that will guide you through the procedure to obtain the “Pass Sanitaire”.

Note, that not all individual establishments are requiring Foreigners to have the French “Pass Sanitaire”, but there would be no question of entrance if you had it. Locally we haven't come across anywhere that won't accept your own local (non-French) paper proof of vaccination, but this could, in theory, change.

So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is sensible, however, to check the conditions with your own local national bodies regarding travel to and from France. Below we have listed links to several official Foreign national bodies regarding their own travel requirements to France.

Also, at the end of your stay, should you need a Covid-19 test to return home, we will be happy to book this is in for you. It's a very easy process. PCR tests are charged at a price of 49€.

As a result of the continually improving Covid situation, we restarted our tours after the summer heat, in September, at both our B&B and Villa based tours.

And remember, you can make a new booking with confidence, with our no risk reservation policy. Knowing that if things should change, we would refund payments – no arguments!

We look forward to seeing our bikers again - Vive les holidays! Please do contact us if you have any questions.

Neil & Nat (Owners).

*Please note that the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not currently accepted for entry into the European Union.

Sworn Undertaking Form: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Procedure for Non-French tourists acquiring the French “Pass Sanitaire” Health Pass: https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en

Foreign Nation's requirements for entry into France - Links:
USA: https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221
UK: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
EU + Schengen area: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

We are confident about receiving our biker guests, as, as it stands at the moment, any international traveller coming into France will have to have shown evidence of a double vaccination (+ 7 days) or a negative PCR test carried out 48h before arrival, so any guests arriving at the B&B or Villa should be covered against Covid.

Furthermore, and for your peace of mind (and ours), we’re happy to say that our entire family has been vaccinated, so again we’re covered, and ready to have a good time with our guests.

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.

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).


MONTH WEATHER CONDITIONS
(Max Average Temps.)
B&B BASED CYCLE TOURS - 6 nights.
Arrival days vary.
Special Offer prices -
from €994 to €1,074 per person.
VILLA (SELF-CATERING) BASED BIKE TOURS -
6 nights. Arrivals on Saturdays, departures on Fridays.
Special Offer prices -
from €756 to €1,098 per person.
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
Starts Sat 2nd April - available.
Starts Sat 9th April - available.
Starts Sat 16th April - available.
Starts Sat 23th April - available.
Starts Sat 30th April - available.
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
Starts Sun 1st May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 9th May - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 17th May - 2 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 26th May - 2 rooms available.
Starts Sat 7th May - available.
Starts Sat 14th May - sold out.
Starts Sat 21st May - available.
Starts Sat 28th May - sold out.
JUNE 27°C
The perfect cycling conditions with lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time and the lavender is in blossom!
Starts Fri 3rd June - 2 rooms available.
Starts Mon 13th June - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 21th June - 2 rooms available.
Starts Wed 29th June - 3 rooms available.
Starts Sat 4th June - available.
Starts Sat 11th June - available.
Starts Sat 18th June - available.
Starts Sat 25th June - sold out.
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in blossom!
Starts Sat 9th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 17th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 25th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 2nd July - available.
Starts Sat 9th July - sold out.
Starts Sat 16th July - available.
Starts Sat 23th July - available.
Starts Sat 30th July - available.
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
Starts Wed 31st Aug - 3 rooms available. Starts Sat 6th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 13th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 20th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 27th Aug - available.
SEPTEMBER 27°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
Starts Thurs 8th Sept - 3 rooms available.
Starts Fri 16th Sept - 2 rooms available.
Starts Sun 25th Sept - 3 rooms available.
Starts Sat 3rd Sept - sold out.
Starts Sat 10th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 17th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 24th Sept - sold out.
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
Starts Mon 3rd Oct - 3 rooms available.
Starts Tues 11th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Tues 19th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st Oct - available.
Starts Sat 8th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 15th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 22nd Oct - available.

For a link to our Villa based, Provence cycling tours website, please click here: https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/Villahome.html

For a link to our B&B based, Provence cycle trips website, please click here: https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/BBhome.html

If you are interested in any dates, have any questions, or would like full information and/or a quote, please contact us at:
neil_cowell@yahoo.fr and we will mail you back as soon as possible.

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

SOME TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS FOR OUR PROVENCE BIKE TRIPS:

The best fun on two wheels.
"Following our fantastic experience at Neil and Nat's B&B, my wife and I were desperate to return to the Luberon, Provence for more cycling, and I can honestly say that the Villa exceeded our expectations."
Cycling Holidays in France - Provence - Sept 16 Villa based - 5* Tripadvisor review.
Absolutely perfect.
"We would without hesitation return as we feel there is still much to explore on our bikes and Neil and Nat are so welcoming. The Villa is fantastic for those wanting a little more independence and privacy in comparison to the B&B and perfect for a family or a group of friends. Really a first class service. Despite being away from the B&B we still felt we were just a well looked after as if we were staying there. The only thing we missed was Neil’s cooking. Hopefully when we return our daughter will be able to go in a bike trailer so she can join the fun too.
Bike Tour in France - Sept 16 Villa based - 5* Tripadvisor review.

* Offer valid from Sept 1st, 2021, for 2021 & 2022 new bookings made before 11th Oct, 2021. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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