Perhaps because it snowed in Philadelphia yesterday, I began reminiscing about our wonderful experience at Memoires de Provence back in September! Neil, our host, not only set us up on a series of beautiful self-guided (GPS-assisted) bike rides through many of the local villages, but he also served a gourmet dinner every other night. We loved eating family style with our friends and discussing the days events with Neil and Natalene. Their B&B in Coustellet is centrally located in the Luberon surrounded by relatively flat terrain, which made cycling very accessible. Neil has mapped out more than 60 GPS-directed routes that provide as much challenge (in terms of hills and distance) as you want. It was great to be able to stop anywhere along the route (e.g. for lunch at one of the magnificent villages) and then start up again at our own pace. We did not get to everything we wanted to see in Provence, so I expect that we will return again, perhaps even next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Provence Cycling Holidays operates out of Memoires de Provence, a biking focused B&B. Our self-guided cycling breaks are designed to be flexible - you choose the rides, distances and amount of sightseeing to suit you, along with your tour duration. Use our quality hybrid touring bikes & our easy to use Garmin GPS systems, preprogrammed with 60+ rides for all levels. And you'll stay in our top rated 17th Century Farmhouse B&B (along with pool and gardens) in the Luberon Park, a great base from which to explore the beauty of Provence (Roussillon, Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Oppede le Vieux etc). We also profide breakfasts, every other dinner (with drinks) and bike back up, in the unlikely event that you should you need it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Memoires De Provence Coustellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France