A few weeks ago I was contacted by Catherine and Jim who live in France. They invited me to visit their place in the Limousin but, alas, circumstances are not going to allow me to take them up on their offer. However, I did say that I would be more than happy to publish a little information about their cycling venture here on CyclingEurope.org…
“Launching this year are Cycling holidays in the Limousin, a relatively undiscovered part of France with easy links from the UK to provide an excellent short cycling break. Staying at Grue Demoiselle you will have your bikes arranged for your arrival, great en-suite rooms, good food and a homely feeling. Then it’s down to you to explore the area, although routes are suggested the area offers something for all abilities from long stretches of roads with gentle inclines to windy hill climbs or great off road tracks.
With packages available for families or individuals and well marked routes it’s a great all round destination yet to be explored
It’s very competitively priced too. Le Tour de France is passing through our village in July so they must think we are worthy of pedal power, come and try it yourself!
Catherine and Jim offer self catering holidays and some activity holidays at their place in Rancon, and have been talking about offering cycling holidays for the last two years, with Bike Hire Direct moving very close to them it was just the push needed to get this put together and now just need bums on saddles (good name there!) Many places here in France offer the usual broken bicycle, a dubious variety which have been holed up in the wood shed from one year to the next and with a groan would reluctantly get them out and hand over a bicycle pump and wave off some poor adventurous soul, hell bent on exploring by bike, but not any more, our own bikes are retired or have been re-homed and well maintained bikes with all necessary equipment are available on demand.. hoorah!
It’s a great area, very rural with lots of trees, landscapes and lakes, known at the French Lake District, there are also standing stones and prehistoric burial tombs dotted around with a convenient French bar or cafe nearby to refresh oneself en-route. Clean and quiet roads, with great vistas so be sure to bring your camera.”
Tel 0033 555 602419
Catherine & Jim Jamieson
What do you think?