2023 PROVENCE BIKE HOLIDAYS - FRANCE - B&B AND VILLA AVAILABILITIES.

You'll find below our 2023 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 - Book now your 2023 tour with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 09/05/22*.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19/Ukraine: 7th Mar '22 Update.

France Covid-19 situation & Ukraine: booking your bike tour with confidence.

Covid-19: As with many countries, the number of Omicron cases and hospitalisation rates, in France, has massively dropped off. And there is now a real feeling of "life back to normal" now in France. This has been achieved in part with a high vaccination rate of 94%, high booster levels, the health pass and a good adherence to wearing masks.

Given the improvements we've had, masks will now only be required on public transport, and the health pass will no longer be required when entering a public building.

International borders were opened to vaccinated visitors around the middle of Summer 2021, and as such we were able to run our tours, with American, Canadian & European guests, with positive experiences all round. Proof of vaccination is still currently required to gain entry to France.

We understand though that even if you are fully vaccinated, some guests may still have some reluctance to organise overseas travel, for fear of the Covid situation deteriorating and due to the tragic situation in Ukraine. So, in order to give you peace of mind when booking your future tour with us, we have put in place our 3-point Covid/Ukraine Guarantee policy.

  1. Full Credits – Should your local Gov’t not let you travel to France, or the French Gov’t not let you enter France (within 21 days of your tour start dates), then we will provide you with a Full Credit for any payments made.

  2. Full Flexibility – Any credits made by us, will be on an open-ended basis, allowing you to use them for any future tour date of your choosing and convenience. There is no short “use by date”.

  3. Full Transferability – If you want to pass your full credit onto a friend or family member, that would be fine, and there is no admin fee either.

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

So, after an enjoyable restart to our tours in the Summer of 2021 - we are now looking forward to our 2022 dates, and we hope to see you then…
Please note though that with the back log of people wanting to travel, availabilities are moving very fast…

Here’s a link to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html
and to our 2023 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2023.html.

Happy biking - Neil & Nat (Owners).

French Travel Requirements for Covid-19.

FRENCH COVID HEALTH PASS / VACCINE PASS: The health pass came into effect on the 31st May 21, and was required to gain access to any public building (restaurants/cafés/museums etc). The pass will no longer be required from 14th March 22.

ENTRY TO FRANCE WITH PROOF OF VACCINATION: Currently, to gain initial entry to France, you just need to show proof of full vaccination, either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government. You may also need to show a negative Covid-19 test – please check prior to travel.

PROVIDE A “SWORN UNDERTAKING” TO ENTER FRANCE: You will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement (it's very simple) that states 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.

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

YOUR LOCAL GOV’T (NON FRENCH) REQUIREMENTS: So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is essential, 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.

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/

END OF STAY COVID TESTING: 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 all very easy, as we have 3 locations right in our village that we have been using without any problems.

The booking process is easy, everything is well organised, it's a quick test and the results are usually emailed to you within 30 minutes for natural flow/antigen tests and up to 12 hrs for PCR tests.
PCR tests are currently charged at a price of 49€ and natural flow/antigen at 29€.

The need for testing is dropping off, please check both the French and your own country's requirements before travelling.

If you have any questions, please contact us.
Neil & Nat Cowell.

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

We are comfortable receiving our biker guests, as any international traveller entering France has to show evidence of their double vaccination.

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 for more tours in 2022.

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.
  • The shared bathroom for the rooms "Menerbes" and "Gordes" is sanitized on a daily basis, and has antibacterial spray and gel, and wipes always available.
  • 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 you 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 in 2022 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 €1,084 to €1,165 per person.
VILLA (SELF-CATERING) BASED BIKE TOURS -
6 nights. Arrivals on Saturdays, departures on Fridays.
Special Offer prices -
from €846 to €1,188 per person.
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
Starts Thur 13th April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Fri 21st April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 30th April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st April - sold out.
Starts Sat 8th April - sold out.
Starts Sun 16th April - available.
Starts Sat 22nd April - available.
Starts Sat 29th April - available.
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
Starts Tues 9th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Wed 17th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 25th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 6th May - available.
Starts Sat 13th May - available.
Starts Sat 20th May - available.
Starts Sat 27th May - available.
JUNE 27°C
The perfect cycling conditions with lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time and the lavender is in blossom!
Starts Sat 3rd June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 11th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 19th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Tues 27th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 3rd June - available.
Starts Sat 10th June - available.
Starts Sat 17th June - available.
Starts Sat 24th June - available.
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in blossom!
Starts Thurs 6th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 15th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 23rd July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 31st July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st July - available.
Starts Sat 8th July - sold out.
Starts Sat 15th July - available.
Starts Sat 22nd July - available.
Starts Sat 29th July - available.
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
Starts Sat 5th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 12th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 19th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 26th Aug - available.
SEPTEMBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
Starts Sat 2nd Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 10th Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 18th Sept - 0 room available.
Starts Tues 26th Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 2nd Sept - available.
Starts Sat 9th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 16th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 23rd Sept - available.
Starts Sat 30th Sept - available.
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
Starts Wed 4th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 12th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Fri 20th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 7th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 14th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 21st 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.

2023 PROVENCE BIKE HOLIDAYS - FRANCE - B&B AND VILLA AVAILABILITIES.

You'll find below our 2023 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 - Book now your 2023 tour with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 09/05/22*.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19/Ukraine: 7th Mar '22 Update.

France Covid-19 situation & Ukraine: booking your bike tour with confidence.

Covid-19: As with many countries, the number of Omicron cases and hospitalisation rates, in France, has massively dropped off. And there is now a real feeling of "life back to normal" now in France. This has been achieved in part with a high vaccination rate of 94%, high booster levels, the health pass and a good adherence to wearing masks.

Given the improvements we've had, masks will now only be required on public transport, and the health pass will no longer be required when entering a public building.

International borders were opened to vaccinated visitors around the middle of Summer 2021, and as such we were able to run our tours, with American, Canadian & European guests, with positive experiences all round. Proof of vaccination is still currently required to gain entry to France.

We understand though that even if you are fully vaccinated, some guests may still have some reluctance to organise overseas travel, for fear of the Covid situation deteriorating and due to the tragic situation in Ukraine. So, in order to give you peace of mind when booking your future tour with us, we have put in place our 3-point Covid/Ukraine Guarantee policy.

  1. Full Credits – Should your local Gov’t not let you travel to France, or the French Gov’t not let you enter France (within 21 days of your tour start dates), then we will provide you with a Full Credit for any payments made.

  2. Full Flexibility – Any credits made by us, will be on an open-ended basis, allowing you to use them for any future tour date of your choosing and convenience. There is no short “use by date”.

  3. Full Transferability – If you want to pass your full credit onto a friend or family member, that would be fine, and there is no admin fee either.

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

So, after an enjoyable restart to our tours in the Summer of 2021 - we are now looking forward to our 2022 dates, and we hope to see you then…
Please note though that with the back log of people wanting to travel, availabilities are moving very fast…

Here’s a link to our 2022 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2022.html
and to our 2023 tour dates https://www.provence-cycling-holidays.com/availabilities-2023.html.

Happy biking - Neil & Nat (Owners).

French Travel Requirements for Covid-19.

FRENCH COVID HEALTH PASS / VACCINE PASS: The health pass came into effect on the 31st May 21, and was required to gain access to any public building (restaurants/cafés/museums etc). The pass will no longer be required from 14th March 22.

ENTRY TO FRANCE WITH PROOF OF VACCINATION: Currently, to gain initial entry to France, you just need to show proof of full vaccination, either a digital or paper based document from your own national Government. You may also need to show a negative Covid-19 test – please check prior to travel.

PROVIDE A “SWORN UNDERTAKING” TO ENTER FRANCE: You will also need to print off and sign a "Sworn Undertaking" statement (it's very simple) that states 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.

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

YOUR LOCAL GOV’T (NON FRENCH) REQUIREMENTS: So, we have detailed above the current local (French) conditions for entering France - it is essential, 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.

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/

END OF STAY COVID TESTING: 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 all very easy, as we have 3 locations right in our village that we have been using without any problems.

The booking process is easy, everything is well organised, it's a quick test and the results are usually emailed to you within 30 minutes for natural flow/antigen tests and up to 12 hrs for PCR tests.
PCR tests are currently charged at a price of 49€ and natural flow/antigen at 29€.

The need for testing is dropping off, please check both the French and your own country's requirements before travelling.

If you have any questions, please contact us.
Neil & Nat Cowell.

Our Covid-19 bike tour measures.

Vaccination requirements.

We are comfortable receiving our biker guests, as any international traveller entering France has to show evidence of their double vaccination.

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 for more tours in 2022.

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.
  • The shared bathroom for the rooms "Menerbes" and "Gordes" is sanitized on a daily basis, and has antibacterial spray and gel, and wipes always available.
  • 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 you 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 in 2022 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 €1,084 to €1,165 per person.
VILLA (SELF-CATERING) BASED BIKE TOURS -
6 nights. Arrivals on Saturdays, departures on Fridays.
Special Offer prices -
from €846 to €1,188 per person.
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
Starts Jeu 13th April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Fri 21st April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 30th April - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st April - sold out.
Starts Sat 8th April - sold out.
Starts Sun 16th April - available.
Starts Sat 22nd April - available.
Starts Sat 29th April - available.
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
Starts Tues 9th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Wed 17th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 25th May - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 6th May - available.
Starts Sat 13th May - available.
Starts Sat 20th May - available.
Starts Sat 27th May - available.
JUNE 27°C
The perfect cycling conditions with lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time and the lavender is in blossom!
Starts Sat 3rd June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 11th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 19th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Tues 27th June - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 3rd June - available.
Starts Sat 10th June - available.
Starts Sat 17th June - available.
Starts Sat 24th June - available.
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in blossom!
Starts Thurs 6th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 15th July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 23rd July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 31st July - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 1st July - available.
Starts Sat 8th July - available.
Starts Sat 15th July - available.
Starts Sat 22nd July - available.
Starts Sat 29th July - available.
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
Starts Sat 5th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 12th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 19th Aug - available.
Starts Sat 26th Aug - available.
SEPTEMBER 27°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
Starts Sat 2nd Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sun 10th Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Mon 18th Sept - 0 room available.
Starts Tues 26th Sept - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 2nd Sept - available.
Starts Sat 9th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 16th Sept - available.
Starts Sat 23rd Sept - available.
Starts Sat 30th Sept - available.
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
Starts Wed 4th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Thurs 12th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Fri 20th Oct - 4 rooms available.
Starts Sat 7th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 14th Oct - available.
Starts Sat 21st 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 Apr 1st, 2022, for 2022 or 2023 new bookings made before 9th May, 2022. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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