We'd like to say that these are five of our guests racing to get back here for dinner! We have to confess, however, that they are in fact the lead cyclists in the 2014 Tour de France, photographed by your host as they passed within a few hundred metres of our cycling holiday base (pictured below).
Cycling is of course hugely popular in France but it is particularly so in the southwest. 2016 will see over fifty road races in our locality, including the 21st running of 'le Tour du Lot-et-Garonne'.
Whatever your specific cycling interest might be, and whatever your age or your level of fitness, you will find that a cycling holiday based in the Lot-et-Garonne offers you a great deal - lots of river valley and canal flat, lots of hills, lots of quiet, traffic-free roads, and lots of beautiful countryside, (Click here for more information)
If your cycling holiday criteria is a fixed base with :
outstanding accommodation and food - in the centre of a picturesque area - offering a different type of scenery every day
then, "Bienvenue à 'Les Peupliers!" - a tastefully-renovated, 350 year old pantiled farmhouse set in this lovely quiet and virtually undiscovered area of Aquitaine, some 100 kms south-east of Bordeaux. Available full board or self-catered.