Here Comes the Sun! March 2022 Update

With the birds chirping and small buds appearing on the trees around us, we can only hope the winter is coming to an end here in the French Alps, the base for many of our guides, and that we are soon back on our bikes! Not sure about anyone else, but we feel it has been a long winter already!  


We are comforted and somewhat envious of the images coming from our hotel partners south of us who are starting to re-open for the upcoming season and we cannot wait to join them.   For those who have joined us on our Mediterranean and Canal du Midi Tour, you will have noticed some Spanish influences as we are close to the Spanish border. We often start and finish our season down south as this is where the sun gets to work first and the last warmth of the season continues.


This year, French Cycling holidays are starting the season with a bespoke custom cycle tour crossing that border into Spain! This is in the early part of May so follow us on our social media channels for the pictures! We are also finishing this year on a Balearic beat with a trip to Mallorca in October. For any keen road cyclists out there, contact Susan at for further details.

A Drop of the hard stuff...

Following Spain and then Provence (how can we miss Provence in May?!); we head west from the Mediterranean towards the Atlantic coast riding through Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne……no, not that Champagne! Think fewer bubbles, more alcohol…


Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne in fact have nothing to do with the sparkling drink but refer to the two most prestigious areas in the Cognac appellation of the Charente. Our Cognac and Atlantic Coast tour starting June 5th features leisurely flat riding and of course, a sip or two of the famous Cognac should you be so inclined. It also features some fabulous coastal rides and the historic cities of Rochefort and La Rochelle.  Click here to read our latest Blog about the area.  If you’d like to book on to the June 5 Cognac and Atlantic Coast with guides Katie and Roger, you can sign up here.

Have you decided where you want to Cycle for Summer 2022? 

With borders back open to France, mask-wearing being phased out and hospital admissions low, we are looking forward to welcoming everyone from all over the world to join us again.   Our schedule is listed on our website here so please take a look.

If you don't see what you are looking for. please send us an email at or call us in the office and we can see what we can do.  

We have customers registered for the following dates already and are looking for more of you to join in!  

 June 5, 2022 - Cognac and the Atlantic Coast

June 19, 2022 - Dordogne 

July 10, 2022 - Provence  

August 7 2022 - Bordeaux 

August 14, 2022 - Pyrenees 

 August 28, 2022 - Dordogne

 September 4, 2022 - Loire 

 September11, 2022 Provence  

September 18, 2022 - Med & Midi

Meanwhile… If you want to brush up on your knowledge of all things French, we are running a monthly quiz to get you in the mood for some Gallic culture. The March edition is up on the website – click here!

Let us know how you get on – the best scores (honesty please, no googling!) will qualify for a prize to be presented on whichever tour you book!