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

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.

LATEST NEWS - We will be restarting our tours from the 29th August '21. Book now with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 09/08/21*.
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: 13th July '21 Update.

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

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

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 come up with 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 will be restarting our tours after the summer heat, that’s from the 29th August 2021, plus of course our 2022 dates are now available.

Hope to see you soon...

The situation in France.

Locally, where we are in the Luberon valley, Provence, we continue to fare considerably better than the national average, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting, as most of the hot spots have occurred in the cities.

After a peak in cases in Nov '20, and a strict lockdown and curfew, the case numbers have now come down massively as have hospitalisations.

Deconfinement is now total; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums are open, 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 at their highest from June into July. And some good news, in order to increase the vaccination rate further, and to reduce the impact of the Delta variant, from the 1st of Aug entrance to a lot of establishments (restaurants, cafes, supermarkets etc) will require proof of double vaccination or a 48h negative PCR test. The same proof that will be necessary for international visitors to enter France in the first place.

So given the improved situation, we are planning to restart our tours after the summer heat, from the 29th Aug '21 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).

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).

We now have a new No Risk Reservation Policy in place: You can book now & pay just 30 days prior to your tour start date. And, if you cannot or don't feel comfortable travelling on your planned dates due to Covid and need to cancel, we will refund any payments - no arguments.

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 9th Aug '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 :

With our No Risk Reservation Policy we are not asking for deposits to book tours, we simply need your written confirmation to reserve your dates and we will then send you your booking confirmation.

Then 1 month prior to your tour start date we will send you a request for total payment (payable by Wise (previously known as TransferWise), PayPal - which incurs a 2% fee or a Bank Transfer).

And you know you can book with us with confidence, as, should you need to cancel due to Covid-19, we will refund any monies paid, no arguments!! We just ask that if you think you are going to need to cancel that you let us know as soon as possible.

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.

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.

LATEST NEWS - We will be restarting our tours from the 29th August '21. Book now with a 10% OFF - Offer ends 07/06/21*.
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: 13th July '21 Update.

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

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

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 come up with 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 will be restarting our tours after the summer heat, that’s from the 29th August 2021, plus of course our 2022 dates are now available.

Hope to see you soon...

The situation in France.

Locally, where we are in the Luberon valley, Provence, we continue to fare considerably better than the national average, no doubt due to the size of our villages and our rural setting, as most of the hot spots have occurred in the cities.

After a peak in cases in Nov '20, and a strict lockdown and curfew, the case numbers have now come down massively as have hospitalisations.

Deconfinement is now total; Restaurants can serve inside and on terraces, Museums are open, 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 at their highest from June into July. And some good news, in order to increase the vaccination rate further, and to reduce the impact of the Delta variant, from the 1st of Aug entrance to a lot of establishments (restaurants, cafes, supermarkets etc) will require proof of double vaccination or a 48h negative PCR test. The same proof that will be necessary for international visitors to enter France in the first place.

So given the improved situation, we are planning to restart our tours after the summer heat, from the 29th Aug '21 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).

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).

We now have a new No Risk Reservation Policy in place: You can book now & pay just 30 days prior to your tour start date. And, if you cannot or don't feel comfortable travelling on your planned dates due to Covid and need to cancel, we will refund any payments - no arguments.

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 9th Aug '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 :

With our No Risk Reservation Policy we are not asking for deposits to book tours, we simply need your written confirmation to reserve your dates and we will then send you your booking confirmation.

Then 1 month prior to your tour start date we will send you a request for total payment (payable by Wise (previously known as TransferWise), PayPal - which incurs a 2% fee or a Bank Transfer).

And you know you can book with us with confidence, as, should you need to cancel due to Covid-19, we will refund any monies paid, no arguments!! We just ask that if you think you are going to need to cancel that you let us know as soon as possible.

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 June 1st, 2021, for 2021/2022 new bookings made before 9th Aug, 2021. Additional ebikes, road bikes or tandems not included.

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