Channel to the Med

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15 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
870 Miles
avg 62 Miles
Guided

Cycle challenge “extraordinaire” from one end of France to the other.

Starting from the northern French coast at Ouistreham close to the port town of Caen we continue southwards to finish the tour near Nice on the Mediterranean coastline two weeks later.

So, Why a cycle holiday in France? France is a wide and diverse country which contains a variety of different and stunning landscapes. France is also only one quarter as densely populated as the UK and much more rural so the roads are quieter and cyclists are treated with a good general level of respect.

Most people have heard of the Tour de France and the country can arguably be considered the cultural home of cycling. We will cycle through some of the iconic landscapes that you may have seen whilst watching “The Tour” and most notably we will take in the unforgettable Mont Ventoux and Gorge de Verdon en-route to Nice.

France enjoys much better weather than the UK so chances of a dry and sunny tour is much more likely than if tackling LEJOG although it must also be noted that it can get very hot in the summer months, especially in the South.

France is also well known for it’s gastronomy and fine wines and we will do our best to ensure that you sample plenty of the delights on offer. Added to that a rich culture, medieval villages and stunning architecture, all of which makes France an ideal place for a long distance cycle tour. Covering the country from the English Channel to the Mediterranean enables you to visit many of Frances most beautiful and interesting places.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
France
Region:
Normandy
From:
Ouistreham
To:
Nice

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
15 Days
Level:
Adv/Challenging
Terrain:
Hills
More Options:
Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 2095

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
870 Miles
Riding Days:
14
Month(s):
May|June|July|August|September
Departure:
6+27 Sep 2019 8+29 May, 19 Jun, 3+24 Jul, 4+25 Sep 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: £400

Booking Conditions:

Deposit £250

Inclusions

14 nights accommodation, 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, snacks throughout the day, full trip support including a tour leader that cycles at the back of the group, back up van with spare parts and a few spare bikes, we will even take your bikes over to France for you and bring them back at the end of the tour at no extra charge (providing that you can get your bikes to us in Derbyshire or meet us at one of the pick up points en-route, detailed route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, certificate, luggage transfer each day, lots of fun!

Exclusions

Evening meals, cycle hire (available for a fee), transport to Caen, transport from Nice.

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