Spring into Summer update!

May 2021 - Spring into Summer Update

We hope you have all survived the last year with limited travel and are as excited as us with the reopening of France over the next few weeks.With the recent announcement that France is further opening its borders to Non-EU tourists, my email box has been brimming with questions! We are very much wanting to see all of you and thought we would give you a few key dates of stages of reopening in France so you can fully understand where we are at. 


May 19, 2021

Gatherings of more than10 people will be allowed and our current curfew is pushed back from 7pm to 9pm. In bigger news, if we want to have a meal outside of our own kitchens ( and we all know we do!) then a meal out is possible IF the bar or restaurant have an outside seating area. However, restauranters are only allowed 50% capacity on the terrace. With many terraces able to seat 25, this leaves them with 10-15 people which is not economical for many to reopen at this time. If you are lucky to be in an area with a restaurant terrace open we are restricted to 6 per table. Inside dining is still prohibited at this date.

June 9, 2021

We welcome tourists back to France - with a Health Pass! More details about the Health Pass will be shared within the next few weeks, however in essence the idea is that anyone who has been vaccinated by one of the 4 vaccines; Pfizer- BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson); has a negative Covid test within 72 hours or has recently recovered from Covid will be allowed entry into France.

Reopening of all cafés and restaurants inside and outside allowed, with the same 50% capacity restriction in place and we are allowed to stay up a little later. 

June 30, 2021

We are no longer teenagers - End of Curfew! We can have a private party with 1000 of you or 800 indoors if it is raining! Restaurants are to be back to full capacity, tourist attractions and cultural sites fully opened.

We are taking reservations and currently have plans for the following dates:

September 5, 2021 -   Provence Villages of the Luberon

September 12, 2021 - Legendary Cols of the French Alps - LAST FEW

September 19, 2021 - Bordeaux Vineyards

September 26, 2021 - Loire Valley 

October 3, 2021 - Mediterranean Coast and Canal du Midi - LAST FEW

October 10, 2021 - Provence Roman Heritage

October 17, 2021 - Coming soon....( Based on demand)  

If there is a tour that you are interested in and is not on the above list please contact us at fch@frenchcycling.com.

For earlier dates, if you have a group of 6 or more that can join a tour together we will be happy to look at organizing a tour. If you are in France and looking for a short stay combining cycling and cooking or cycling and yoga ( minimum 3 nights); take a look at our bespoke tours found on our website here. Please as always contact Mike, Joe or Susan at +44 1923 894305 or by email at fch@frenchcyclingholidays.com or through any of our social media messaging for any questions or queries!