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Aquitaine Bike

Address: Chez Owensmith | Martelou, 24220 Coux-et-Bigaroque, France
Phone Number: +33 5 53 30 35 17
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We discovered Aquitaine Bike after an internet search of companies that would rent bikes and provide routes for a self-guided tour of the Dordogne region. After contacting Robert Owensmith, the owner, it was evident that this was a company with experience. We decided that we would cycle out of 2 hotels-proposed by Robert- so that we could experience a number... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I are not new to self-guided cycling in Europe. However, this was our first adventure with our children (ages 8 and 5) along for the adventure. We decided to rent a farmhouse for 4 weeks and bring along our nanny so that we could ride our bikes during the day. My online research implied the Dordogne Region... More 

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From the very first email, Robert made it easy. We were two couples, wanting to do road biking. Our bikes were ideal and the routes Robert supplied were excellent and easy to follow. Equally important, was the fact we had no idea where to stay as we have never visited the area. Again we were glad we listened to Robert... More 

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Tallangatta, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Using Aquitaine Bike to explore the Dordogne region proved to be a stroke of genius! Robert supplied my wife and I with two quality Trek bikes for our 10 days of cycling. He not only delivered the bikes personally to our B and B in Belves, but spent an hour with us going over suggested routes, answering our many questions,... More 

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a long held dream of ours to ride for a week in France. Robert was very helpful with his answers to many many questions in the months leading up to our trip. He provided us with good quality bikes and seamless luggage transfers. He was always available for any assistance we needed during our ride through this beautiful... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'll just add another rave review for Robert. Our family rented hybrid bikes for four days in the Dordogne. We are recreational bikers and have never done a biking tour before, but thanks to Robert's great equipment and excellent route suggestions, we had a fabulous time. Robert was extremely helpful in advance of our trip, recommending a great location to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It seems almost superfluous to add another review to the 60 five-star reviews already listed. (I didn't bother to chase up the single four star review.) Great customer service from someone who knows his business, is technically proficient and who is also unfailingly helpful and cheerful. My wife and I followed Robert's suggestions for the six-day Classic ride and really... More 

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Raymond Island, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were very lucky to chance upon Robert's Aquitaine Bikes when planning our cycling holiday in France. The La Pierre road bikes were excellent with the most comfortable seats. We cycled for 8 days staying in varied accommodation for two to three nights each. The accommodations recommended by Robert were excellent and the hosts extremely helpful and friendly. When we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Robert runs a class A bike rental service and I highly recommend him for your cycling or biking needs while in the Dordogne area. The road bikes were more than adequate to get in some serious cycling. The bikes were in excellent condition and well maintained. Robert was also extremely helpful in offering his expert advice on where to ride,... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Robert exceeded all our expectations. The Trek bikes were perfect touring bikes for the route, his initial meeting with us was very helpful and gave us confidence to take on the 6 day challenge of the Classic Tour of Dourdogne. We had booked our accommodation according to his recommendations and each hotel we stayed at was an experience in itself.... More 

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