Enjoy easy walks, great wine and fabulous food on a journey from the shores of the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea. Starting out in Bordeaux, we indulge in the first of several included wine tastings and explore the city and nearby coastal dunes on foot. Heading inland, we ramble through beautiful countryside with time to wander in medieval villages. We discover the fabulous fortified citadel of Carcassonne and stroll alongside the Canal du Midi. Reaching the Mediterranean at charming Collioure, we end as we began, with a glass of wine in hand to toast our journey's end.
Oh, là, là ... a real dream trip on the bike through France! We start in the metropolis of Paris. In Burgundy we taste the good wines and cycle along the Yonne and the Nivernais canal. In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region we are captivated by the deep gorges of the Gorges de l'Ardèche before cycling down to the Provence after a magnificent view from the Mont Ventoux. There lies the wild Gorge du Verdon with turquoise water of the river at the bottom. Our "Tour de France" ends on the beaches of Nice - where the sun always shines!
Medieval towns, old fishing villages and port towns, prehistoric places of worship and Celtic festivals and names bear witness to the extraordinary cultural potential of Brittany and its inhabitants. This "bewitching" fairytale land is full of variety and contrasts and a great place to be explored on bicycle. The Bretons do not feel themselves as French. "Bretons forever" is their motto and an own language supports this attitude. The people are very friendly and open and are not reluctant to speak English or German. All this makes Brittany one of the most interesting regions of France and our 13-day cycling tour will allow for some good insights into most of the area.
For many the most enchanting region of France this part of the country is perfect for combining an exploration of the great Roman and medieval architecture of Arles and Avignon, with cycling through the lowlands of the Camargue and discovering the charm of the small hillside villages of the Luberon. Combine this with great food and local wines and the exceptional sun of the south and you have everything one needs for a memorable holiday.
The ingenious Canal du midi which connects the Atlantic with the Mediterranean Sea dates back to the 17th century. The easy cycling along the plane tree lined canal will be enriched by our cultural visit to the mediaeval fortification of Carcassonne and small French towns along the way. Splendid prepared picnics await us daily on the riverbank.