2 independent reviews for Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

Reviews for Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue

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review 29 Oct 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing the Pont du Gard. This was amazing! The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. The variety of fruit and vegetables growing in the fields was fascinating as they changed from one area to another.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Cover up very well when in the Camargue as we got bitten to death by mosquitos. The wildlfie in the Camargue was very disappointing. The ponies were mostly shut in small fields with not much to eat waiting for somebody to ride them and the flamingos werre all in the Bird Park. Opt for the Cadran Solaire B&B instead of the Moulin d'Aure in Graveson. The Olivier restaurant in Graveson gave us a fantastic meal vcery reasonably.Go for a B&B basis rather than dinner included if you have specific dietary requirements.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes because all the hotels were locally owned.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very well organised and very enjoyable. The extra day in the Camargue was not needed especially as there was nothing to do other than the Bird Park and walk around Saintes Maries de la Mer which was very commercialised - a typical seaside town.

review 31 Jan 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Ask all the questions you have up front. They were answered quickly and openly by email and individual adjustments were able to be made.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Locals were very accepting of us cyclists on their roads, (much more so than Sydneysiders were we live). I don't know if this was partly recognising that we do little damage to the environment on bikes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. Bikes were better than ours at home. Accommodation was great. People friendly. Maps for directions could be improved.

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