2 independent reviews for Provence self guided cycling holiday, gastronomic

Reviews for Provence self guided cycling holiday, gastronomic

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review 29 Oct 2022

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

The beauty of Provence countryside and small towns. Loved La Baux de Provence and the hotel we stayed at there. The country outside isle de surge was amazing also, not the hotel.

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

The coordinator needs to be more specific on directions to hotel after getting off train. There are three Ibis hotels and we walked to all of them before finding our reservation at the last one at 10pm not fun! Also less of the farm roads with gravel and pot holes when riding road bikes. The day of 42 miles they should make a note to recommend starting early. The last hotel was nothing special and no AC.

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

Yes because we road bikes.

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

4 star. 3 star for first and last hotel.

review 27 May 2019

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

The unknown! Everyday was whatever we wanted it to be, because we had the freedom to bike quickly to our next destination, or stop and gaze at every landscape or building or ANYTHING we felt like doing! We discovered something new everyday.

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

If you book it for the time frame we did (mid May) beware the mistral winds! They are more fierce at this time, as we discovered very quickly. It did not negatively affect our experience because we are athletic and love a challenge, but we can appreciate how some people with lesser endurance would find it difficult. If you're not, just be aware that at some points you may feel it best to dismount and walk the bike for short distances here and there. And bring a jacket because wind makes any beautiful weather seem more chilly!

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

Absolutely

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

10/10. Everything was taken care of by the cycling company. It was a worry free and stress free vacation. Highly recommended!

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