Cycling for Softies

Tailor-made gourmet cycling holidays in rural France for the independently minded adventurer

Their luxurious cycling holidays aren’t about clocking up the miles, they're about the time in-between. Welcome to life in the easy lane...

TAILOR-MADE AS STANDARD

Whether you’d like to add an extra night here or there, or stop at a particular hotel or town, our cycle experts will create the route to suit you. If we are arranging your transport, you will be free to fly from the departure airport of your choice. While transport isn’t automatically included in our holidays, our travel experts can arrange it all for you if desired (including train connections). Think of us as a one-stop shop for your perfect cycling holiday.

EASY RIDING

If sitting back and enjoying the view with barely a finger (or a foot) lifted is your idea of wonderful, why not try an e-bike? Hugely popular with Softies guests, they take all the puff out of the hill, allowing you to instead glide effortlessly up. Delivering power smoothly and progressively, they’re easy to use and lots of fun too.

GOURMET MEALS

From the exotic flavours of the Mediterranean to the Michelin-stars of the Alsace, our tours take in some of the world’s most iconic gastronomic scenes. We’ve hand-picked local eateries and award-winning restaurants for your evening meals, all of which are included as standard on a Softies holiday.

FIRST CLASS HOTELS

We’ve hand-picked only the loveliest places to stay - from rustic country inns brimming with charm to elegant townhouses and deluxe châteaux hotels. You’ll enjoy a warm welcome at every door - and, of course, delightful dining options: al fresco on the terrace, Michelin-starred in the restaurant or relaxed bistro-style. Whatever you choose, every bite is a delight.

WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING

From the moment you get in touch, you’re in safe hands. Whether you’re after a short break or a longer duration stay, we can help you decide which holiday best suits you, and we’ll take care of all your travel arrangements. Once you’ve booked, simply relax: every detail of your trip will be taken care of. We’ll transfer your bags from hotel to hotel, and set you off on one of our fully serviced bikes. Knowledgeable Destination Managers are on hand throughout your holiday, full of local tips, route advice and mechanical expertise. Most importantly, they are just a telephone call away throughout your holiday.

Their Tours

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Normandy and the Calvados Coast

6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
Self-guided

Historic Calvados in Normandy is home to pretty countryside, World War Two memorials, medieval sights and �Belle �poque� beach resorts.On this tour of contrasts, visit the emotional D-Day landing beaches and memorials, the Bayeux Tapestry, the half-t ...

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Starry Nights in Provence

8 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

This pocket of Provencal perfection inspired Vincent van Gogh through the most productive period of his career, with the beauty of the region, both natural and cultural, captured in more than two hundred of his works.Our route will let you experience ...

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Picture Postcard Provence

8 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
Self-guided

Dazzling colours and aromas in southern FranceIt�s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence. The chatter emanating from rustic street caf�s. The buzz of the cicadas. Against cobalt skies ancient Roman ruins and fortified hil ...

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Côtes du Rhône in Provence

8 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
Self-guided

As generations of film stars and artists have discovered, it's impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence.

From ancient villages scattered with Roman ruins to historic cities, there are plenty of interesting ...

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Châteaux of the Loire

8 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

A magical region, world-famous for its marvellous châteaux, magnificent rivers and delicious wines.

Playground to the French and English royal families for over 1000 years, this is truly the heart of fairy-tale France - illustrated per ...

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