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PRICES & DATES FOR OUR B&B BASED PROVENCE BIKING TOURS, FRANCE.

Special Offer: 10% OFF 2021/2022 Tours. Offer ends 7th June 21.*

OUR SELF GUIDED TOURS: 6 nights accommodation (7 day stay with 5 full days of cycling) - start days vary. Our prices are per person and are based on the 2 people sharing a room. Prices vary depending on the room booked.

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Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 20th Apr 2021 Update.

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

During these complicated times 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 new booking from 16th March '21.

So, if you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any monies paid - both deposits and balance payments.

We have put this new refund policy in place, to give you the flexibility and the ability to make plans and bookings in advance. We would however ask, that if you have made the decision to cancel your booking, that you tell us as soon as possible, in order to give us the possibility to make your rooms available.

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

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.

The situation in France.

As with many other countries France continues to take active measures to lessen the impact of Covid-19 with masks in public indoor / outdoor spaces and social distancing.

Europe and France saw an increase in cases up to the end of March 21. Locally though, 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.

As a result of this increase in cases France put in place a stricter national lockdown at the beginning of April 21. The aim is to bring down case numbers by combining the lockdown with increased vaccination rates, and replicate the situations seen in the UK and US.

The good news is that vaccination rates have ramped considerably. And the Government’s aim of vaccinating as many people in April alone, as were vaccinated from Jan through to Mar, looks on target. Full vaccination is planned for Aug 21, and a start to deconfinement from mid-May.

As such we plan to restart our tours from the 21st June 21 at both our B&B and Villa based tours (or earlier at the Villa, if possible). And remember, you can make new bookings with confidence, knowing that if things should change, we would supply full refunds.

We look forward to seeing our bikers again - Vive les holidays!

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).

Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.
For any new booking from 16th March '21, if you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, we will refund any monies paid - both deposits and balance payments.

PRICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A fully hosted bike tour.
B&B single base accommodation in our 17th century Provencal farmhouse.
Large covered pool (open from end April), garden & terrace.
Breakfasts & two 3 course Dinners (including wine, beers & soft drinks).
A new, quality Trek FX3 hybrid bike rental.
Garmin GPS rental - Edge 1000s, 1 per person.
Use of our comprehensive Ride Directory with multiple selection criteria (maps, distance, time, climbing, sights visited etc).
30+ tried and tested backroad rides, pre-programmed into your GPS.
Individual route notes with an overall map, with the best cafes, restaurants and places to visit.
Bike equipment: helmet, repair kit, pump, bottle, lock, pannier bags etc.
Transport in case of mechanical breakdown.
List of tried and tested favourite restaurants & cafes.
Our own guide of the best things to do & see in the Luberon & Provence.
Help with all the "other" questions / requests that you may have.
All holiday taxes.

OUR BIKE TOURS: 6 nights accommodation (7 day stay with 5 full days cycling) - start days vary. Our prices vary depending on the room booked.

Special Offer: 10% OFF 2021/2022 Tours. Offer ends 7th June 21.*

MONTH WEATHER CONDITIONS
(Max Average Temps.)
TOUR START
DATE
ROOM
CABRIERES
per person
6 nights
ROOM
OPPEDE
per person
6 nights
ROOM
MENERBES & GORDES
per person
6 nights
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
JUNE 27°C
Lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in full blossom!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
SEPTEMBER 27°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994

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

Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a room, subject to changes.
Single occupancy surcharge 300 € per 6-night tour.
For electric, carbon road bike or tandem rental, please add €168 per person for your stay.

Other currencies (Guide only - based on Feb 2021 rates & our full list prices):
American Dollar: 1€ = $1.21 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,336 to $1,445 depending on room booked)
Australian Dollar: 1€ = $1.59 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,755 to $1,898 depending on room booked)
Canadian Dollar: 1€ = $1.56 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,877 to $2,030 depending on room booked)
New Zealand Dollar: 1€ = $1.70 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,856 to $2,007 depending on room booked)
British Pound: 1€ = £0.89 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from £983 to £1,063 depending on room booked)

How to make a booking :

On confirmation of your booking request we will send you a pre reservation form for you to check - these dates are then held temporarily for you. We will also send you details regarding the €200 per person deposit that we require to secure your booking. You are also supplied with a link to our terms and conditions for you to check. Sending your deposit acknowledges your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

On reception of your deposit we will email you a deposit receipt and your booking confirmation form, with some information for you to return to us.

We will send you a reminder for your tour balance amount 2 months now only 1 month - due to COVID - prior to the start of your holiday.

Payments can be made by Wise - previously TransferWise - (usually the cheapest option), PayPal, a foreign bank transfer, or by a French Euro cheque.

Payments can be made via:

Wise - A relatively new, really good option, from the people that built Skype, that is usually cheaper than both PayPal and a Bank Transfer.
We use it a lot, as the two main benefits are, that you will often 1, pay a smaller fee and 2, save on the exchange rates compared to those offered by your bank or by PayPal.
The way it works is you transfer money to Wise local account and they then transfer the money from their French Wise account to our local French account.
As with PayPal you first need to create an account. You then enter the € amount that the “Recipient Gets” and it will automatically show you how much “you’re sending”, the equivalent in your local currency.
You need to select to send the money to “someone else” (ie Natalene Cowell) and then key in our bank details (we will supply these). The final step is to decide which source of funds you want to use to pay for the transfer; Debit Card, Credit Card or Bank Transfer.
Following is a link to Wise help center: https://goo.gl/W9VsYG

Your local currency to € Bank transfer (a fairly simple & secure process).
You instruct your bank to convert from your local currency to the € amount (at their € exchange rate).
Your bank then transfers € to our French € account. The cost of this service ranges between free of charge and approx 30 €.

PayPal (Secure internet payment).
We will send you an email invoice through PayPal for the € amount.
You are then directed to the PayPal secure site for payment.
You pay in your local currency by card & choose either your card Co's exchange rates or PayPal's for the conversion.
Once you have paid PayPal – PayPal pay us.
Note - paying via PayPal in € incurs a 4% fee – we offer to cover half of these fees – the remaining half is added to your initial € total on your invoice.

French € cheque.

PRICES & DATES FOR OUR B&B BASED PROVENCE BIKING TOURS, FRANCE.

Special Offer: 10% OFF 2021/2022 Tours. Offer ends 7th June 21.*

OUR SELF GUIDED TOURS: 6 nights accommodation (7 day stay with 5 full days of cycling) - start days vary. Our prices are per person and are based on the 2 people sharing a room. Prices vary depending on the room booked.

×

Our Bike Tours and COVID-19: 20th Apr 2021 Update.

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

During these complicated times 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 new booking from 16th March '21.

So, if you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, you can rest assured that we will refund any monies paid - both deposits and balance payments.

We have put this new refund policy in place, to give you the flexibility and the ability to make plans and bookings in advance. We would however ask, that if you have made the decision to cancel your booking, that you tell us as soon as possible, in order to give us the possibility to make your rooms available.

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

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.

The situation in France.

As with many other countries France continues to take active measures to lessen the impact of Covid-19 with masks in public indoor / outdoor spaces and social distancing.

Europe and France saw an increase in cases up to the end of March 21. Locally though, 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.

As a result of this increase in cases France put in place a stricter national lockdown at the beginning of April 21. The aim is to bring down case numbers by combining the lockdown with increased vaccination rates, and replicate the situations seen in the UK and US.

The good news is that vaccination rates have ramped considerably. And the Government’s aim of vaccinating as many people in April alone, as were vaccinated from Jan through to Mar, looks on target. Full vaccination is planned for Aug 21, and a start to deconfinement from mid-May.

As such we plan to restart our tours from the 21st June 21 at both our B&B and Villa based tours (or earlier at the Villa, if possible). And remember, you can make new bookings with confidence, knowing that if things should change, we would supply full refunds.

We look forward to seeing our bikers again - Vive les holidays!

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).

Please note that our payment terms and cancellation policies have been adjusted to be more flexible due to COVID-19.
For any new booking from 16th March '21, if you cannot travel on your planned dates due to Covid-19 and need to cancel, we will refund any monies paid - both deposits and balance payments.

PRICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A fully hosted bike tour.
B&B single base accommodation in our 17th century Provencal farmhouse.
Large covered pool (open from end April), garden & terrace.
Breakfasts & two 3 course Dinners (including wine, beers & soft drinks).
A new, quality Trek FX3 hybrid bike rental.
Garmin GPS rental - Edge 1000s, 1 per person.
Use of our comprehensive Ride Directory with multiple selection criteria (maps, distance, time, climbing, sights visited etc).
30+ tried and tested backroad rides, pre-programmed into your GPS.
Individual route notes with an overall map, with the best cafes, restaurants and places to visit.
Bike equipment: helmet, repair kit, pump, bottle, lock, pannier bags etc.
Transport in case of mechanical breakdown.
List of tried and tested favourite restaurants & cafes.
Our own guide of the best things to do & see in the Luberon & Provence.
Help with all the "other" questions / requests that you may have.
All holiday taxes.

OUR BIKE TOURS: 6 nights accommodation (7 day stay with 5 full days cycling) - start days vary. Our prices vary depending on the room booked.

Special Offer: 10% OFF 2021/2022 Tours. Offer ends 7th June 21.*

MONTH WEATHER CONDITIONS
(Max Average Temps.)
TOUR START
DATE
ROOM
CABRIERES
per person
6 nights
ROOM
OPPEDE
per person
6 nights
ROOM
MENERBES & GORDES
per person
6 nights
APRIL 21°C
The cherry trees are in full blossom!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
MAY 23°C
The Perfect cycling conditions!
The poppies & flowers are out - It's beautiful!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
JUNE 27°C
Lovely warm spring weather!
It's strawberry & cherry time!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
JULY 30°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
The lavender is in full blossom!
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
AUGUST 33°C
Summer time in Provence: Blue skies, long evenings.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
SEPTEMBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest begins.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994
OCTOBER 24°C
Beautiful "Indian Summer".
Ideal for cycling! The wine harvest continues.
ANY DATE €1,194
€1,074
€1,152
€1,037
€ 1,104
€994

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

Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a room, subject to changes.
Single occupancy surcharge 300 € per 6-night tour.
For electric, carbon road bike or tandem rental, please add €168 per person for your stay.

Other currencies (Guide only - based on Feb 2021 rates & our full list prices):
American Dollar: 1€ = $1.21 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,336 to $1,445 depending on room booked)
Australian Dollar: 1€ = $1.59 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,722 to $1,863 depending on room booked)
Canadian Dollar: 1€ = $1.70 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,877 to $1,734 depending on room booked)
New Zealand Dollar: 1€ = $1.68 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from $1,856 to $2,030 depending on room booked)
British Pound: 1€ = £0.89 (Thus a 6 night tour ranges from £983 to £1,063 depending on room booked)

How to make a booking :

On confirmation of your booking request we will send you a pre reservation form for you to check - these dates are then held temporarily for you. We will also send you details regarding the €200 per person deposit that we require to secure your booking. You are also supplied with a link to our terms and conditions for you to check. Sending your deposit acknowledges your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

On reception of your deposit we will email you a deposit receipt and your booking confirmation form, with some information for you to return to us.

We will send you a reminder for your tour balance amount 2 months now only 1 month - due to COVID - prior to the start of your holiday.

Payments can be made by Wise - previously TransferWise - (usually the cheapest option), PayPal, a foreign bank transfer, or by a French Euro cheque.

Payments can be made via:

Wise - A relatively new, really good option, from the people that built Skype, that is usually cheaper than both PayPal and a Bank Transfer.
We use it a lot, as the two main benefits are, that you will often 1, pay a smaller fee and 2, save on the exchange rates compared to those offered by your bank or by PayPal.
The way it works is you transfer money to Wise local account and they then transfer the money from their French Wise account to our local French account.
As with PayPal you first need to create an account. You then enter the € amount that the “Recipient Gets” and it will automatically show you how much “you’re sending”, the equivalent in your local currency.
You need to select to send the money to “someone else” (ie Natalene Cowell) and then key in our bank details (we will supply these). The final step is to decide which source of funds you want to use to pay for the transfer; Debit Card, Credit Card or Bank Transfer.
Following is a link to TW help center: https://goo.gl/W9VsYG

Your local currency to € Bank transfer (a fairly simple & secure process).
You instruct your bank to convert from your local currency to the € amount (at their € exchange rate).
Your bank then transfers € to our French € account. The cost of this service ranges between free of charge and approx 30 €.

PayPal (Secure internet payment).
We will send you an email invoice through PayPal for the € amount.
You are then directed to the PayPal secure site for payment.
You pay in your local currency by card & choose either your card Co's exchange rates or PayPal's for the conversion.
Once you have paid PayPal – PayPal pay us.
Note - paying via PayPal in € incurs a 4% fee – we offer to cover half of these fees – the remaining half is added to your initial € total on your invoice.

French € cheque.

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:

A fantastic way to experience Provence.
The best value you can find for a premiere holiday cycling in a most beautiful area. Two thumbs up!"
Bike Holidays France in Provence - D. Moliterno - US - June 12 - 5* Tripadvisor review.

WE HAVE BEEN RATED 5* FOR VALUE FOR MONEY ON TRIPADVISOR FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS!

* Offer valid from Apr 1st, 2021, for 2021/2022 new bookings made before 7th June, 2021. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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