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A week in Provence!!
"Bespoke cycling for all levels, exceptionally well maintained modern bikes and the opportunity to experience the countryside riding through lavender fields and vineyards. Neil and Nat offer a unique cycling holiday for everyone!
Every aspect of this experience is a treat. For this return visit we chose to stay in the 17th Century Farmhouse so we had the luxury of the smorgasbord breakfast prepared by Neil, making new friends and sharing our daily experiences cycling the countryside. Two three course sensational dinners are included during the 6 night stay by Chef Neil. It’s also great to stay in the one place and cycle out to different hilltop villages each day.
Over the years Neil and Nat have continued to evolve the cycling experience. Carefully mapped Garmin GPS routes (this is where you will really appreciate the experience) guiding you through vineyards, poppy and lavender fields set this cycling holiday apart from the rest. Daily briefings including “watch outs, best places to stop, where to explore and eat” where greatly appreciated. All supported by well detailed and mapped trip notes. All the planning and thinking is done for you. Even dinner recommendations and bookings are made for you.
Having the swimming pool available for pre and post ride swims is fabulous!
An extensive range of bikes are on offer to suit beginners through to very experienced cyclists which means this trip can be enjoyed by all members of the family. We chose e-bikes this trip so we could ride further and easily enjoy the countryside.
If self-catering is more your style then their villa in a village nearby is a wonderful option. The bikes and daily cycle briefings still accompany this option.
We had the opportunity of visiting the villa and the pool during this stay - it's gorgeous and we would definitely consider this option when we return.
We have been travelling for 6 weeks in France and this holiday has been the highlight of our trip so far."
Cycle Break in Provence, France. - Travelbuggill - Australia - June 23 - 5* Tripadvisor review.Unparalleled cycling experince in Provence.
"Nat & Neil, our checkout day has arrived, and we are sad to go! What a lovely time we have enjoyed at your beautiful villa.
Cycling in Provence was a long-delayed goal from the summer of 2020, but it was worth the wait!
Thank you for accommodating us in every way!
The detail & preparation you put into every part of our experience is unparalleled!!
From suggesting daily rides based on predicted wind conditions, to reserving spots at some extraordinary local restaurants, you helped us to make every moment count.
You have our higher recommendation, and we can't wait to return!."
Villa Bike Tour in Provence, France. - The Cook Family - US - July 23 - 5* Guestbook review.Not To Be Missed!
"If you are planning to visit this area, please consider seeing it with the help of Provence Cycling Holidays! You will not find a more authentic travel experience than this!
Great people, great conversation, wonderful food (& wine), excellent bikes, fantastic routes, charming villages, spot on suggestions. I could keep going but the best thing to do is experience it for yourself.
Let hosts, Neil & Nat and their children show you how to enjoy the French countryside. Whether you are an experienced rider or just want to try something different, they will make it work for you! "
Bike Trip in Provence, France. - Travel261149 - Can - June 22 - 5* Tripadvisor review.Excellent biking getaway!
"We just returned from our second trip to Provence Cycling Holidays. Neil and Nat are fabulous hosts, the bike rides are gorgeous and beautifully laid out. We get to choose where we want to go each day and take off on our own with the amazing Garmin GPS directing us at every turn. The cards have info about where to eat and what to do in the villages we are passing through that day. If the weather is not great, Nat and Neil have lots of ideas for hiking or museums or more. And the breakfasts are amazing as well as the two family style dinners we shared with the family. This is a must do on the list of anyone that enjoys biking in Europe!."
Cycle Break in Provence, France. - Jane - US - Oct 21 - 5* Tripadvisor review.A wonderful week cycling in Provence.
"Our group had a fantastic time at Provence Cycling Holidays. We felt completely at home with Neil and his engaging family. He was patient with us as our plans evolved at the last minute during the pandemic. The bikes provided met our requests with some using the standard hybrids, some on road bikes and one on an ebike. The rides suggested to us from his library or custom plotted were appropriate to each of our desires, from longer, harder road rides to moderate hybrid tours through amazing scenery to some of the most beautiful villages in Provence. The food, recommendations and information provided were all terrific.
If you want a cycling vacation in a beautiful part of the world where you feel at home and part of the family and where you are extremely well looked after, this is the place to go."
Bike Tour in Provence, France. - Doreen - Can - Sept 21 - 5* Tripadvisor review.Great cycling holiday!
"This B&B provides self-guided bike tours in the Provence area of France. This business provides pre-loaded routes on Garmin Edge bike computers. The owners take great care in helping guests select routes to maximize their enjoyment. Our group had both pedestrian and hardcore cyclists and everyone loved the cycling routes they chose and had a great time. The owners are first class and made everyone feel like they were part of the family. The B&B rooms were very nice and the food was fantastic! No COVID issues."
Cycle Tour in Provence, France. - Dale - Can - Sept 21 - 5* Tripadvisor review.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.
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 March 1st, 2024, for 2024 or 2025 new bookings made before 4th April, 2024. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.