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FAQs about your Cycling Holiday

Biking holiday questions


Some common questions you might want to ask about our French cycling holidays

What is a single centre based holiday? Is this limiting?

Do I need to be really fit for these holidays?

How many miles a day can I expect to cycle?

How big is the group I would join?

What sort of bike can I expect?

Should I bring any special clothes?

Is a cycling helmet provided?

Can I bring my own bike?

Answers:

What is a single centre based holiday? Is this limiting?

The best thing about being single centre-based is that you can unpack your suitcase when you arrive and don't need to re-pack until it's time to go home!

A single centre holiday means that you are based for the whole holiday at our home, Mas de Flory, where we have renovated our 18th century barn to provide extensive guest accommodation.
You will have a lovely spacious en-suite bedroom plus light and airy sitting, eating and relaxing spaces. There are also lovely gardens and grounds, shady paths and sunny terraces to enjoy.

Our daily cycle routes are well planned to enable you to explore this region extensively. They do not repeat themselves and give you plenty of time to really experience the Lotoise way of life.

We drop you off or pick you up at the end of theday on several routes so that you are able to go furtherafield and explore all the best sites this lovely region has to offer.

Do I need to be really fit for these holidays?

Don't worry! Our cycling holidays are designed to attract adults of all levels of fitness. We have had guests who have not cycled for years and who still completed all the rides quite comfortably.
You will obviously enjoythe cycling more if you are reasonably fit but our tours are very much aimed at the leisure cyclist and because our groups are small, it is always possible to adapt the routes to suit your needs.
It's not a crime to get off and walk sometimes or even have a lift in the support vehicle!

How many miles a day can I expect to cycle?

No route is longer than 40 kilometres (about 25 miles)
A gentle cycling pace is about 7-8 miles per hour, so, if you cycle for four hours, you can expect to cover 25-30 miles comfortably. This leaves plenty of time for sightseeing,  exploring, lunch, a cold beer or chilled glass of wine  in the afternoon - or whatever you want to do. You have all day to spend at your leisure and then return home at the end of the day to a lovely shower followed by an aperitif and a delicious 4 course meal.

How big is the group I would join?

Because we are a small family business and are home-based you will only ever find yourself as part of a small group; usually between 4 and 8 people, which could be made up of couples and singles.
This allows you plenty of space to relax and unwind and enables us to provide a really personal service by taking everyone's needs, abilities and preferences into account - so you get a holiday that is tailor made for you.
People normally eat together in the evenings but some people prefer to cycle as a couple during the day while others like to team up and cycle together - it's really up to you.

What sort of bike can I expect?

We supply you with a high quality touring bike with  27 gears to make things as easy as possible for you.  It's fitted with a clip-on front handlebar bag for you to store what you want to take with you for the day; sun cream, camera, drink - and has a map pocket on top.  There is also a rear pannier.  The bikes are fitted with comfortable saddles and pedals, but you are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Should I bring any special clothes? Is a cycling helmet provided?

The most important thing is to be comfortable while cycling. Padded cycling shorts for both men and women are highly recommended or else comfortable loose fitting shorts/trousers worn with a pair of padded undershorts. In the hotter weather lightweight coolmax or dri-fit fabric tops make for extra comfort.
Padded finger-less cycling gloves will protect your hands from a lot of the vibration that comes with distance cycling.
Most people wear trainers on their feet but if you normally wear cycling shoes with cleats and you wish to use them on the bike provided, remember to bring your own pedals too.
While we hope for fabulous weather throughout the summer it's as well to be realistic and bring a lightweight shower-proof jacket!

In the evenings most people opt for comfortable smart-casual wear at dinner - but you are more than welcome to dress up (or down!)

Is a cycling helmet provided?

Cycling helmets are not compulsory in France and we normally do not wear them. However we do have them if required. Let us know before you travel and will ensure we have one put by for you.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes you can, if you need to transport via plane why not hire a bike box from: our friends at:

http://www.southernbikeboxhire.co.uk/index.shtml
Visit Southern Bike Box Hire for Bike Box Alan Hire


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