We’ve just received this wonderful testimonial from Jill and Wendy who came for a self-guided cycling week with us in May. There’s not much to add, except to say that it brought quite a lump to our throats. It’s really nice when what we work so had to achieve is appreciated, so thanks Wendy and Jill for taking the time to write this. I’ve added some of the pics they took at the end.
Idyllic, tailored cycling with outstanding veggie/vegan food, flexible accommodation and super- helpful hosts!
We stayed here for a week’s cycling holiday after a friend’s recommendation. The cycling was FANTASTIC along amazingly quiet roads with lush valleys, atmospheric, mediaeval villages, airy ridges and spectacular views. Peter could not have been more helpful, adapting details like distance and climbs to suit our needs throughout the week, maintaining the bikes and even lending us his trusty saddle-bag! His passion for the area, combined with “route geek” tendencies meant we got straight into super cycling without wasting a minute of the holiday.
Natalie’s veggie and vegan food was OUTSTANDING, from the delicious, generous breakfasts to the 3 course, gourmet blow-out, which was superb and great value. We were made to feel completely at home and made much use of the lovely dining/sitting room and guest kitchen.
Le Cheval Blanc’s location means you have everything you need just minutes walk away. St Antonin has much to offer as the base for a cycling holiday – a hidden gem for discerning cyclists who want something different from busy, bucket-list routes. Many great loops start from the door and the local train provides opportunities for linear rides. On a rest day Peter lent maps and a guidebook and we walked among beautiful wild flowers and butterflies with birdsong echoing up from the gorge’s valleys.
Peter and Natalie provide an ideal combination of individual tailoring and flexibility. We were extremely well looked after but we made our own decisions about every aspect of our holiday, which helped us get the maximum out of the week.
If all of the above sounds your sort of thing, we highly recommend that you book a cycling break at Le Cheval Blanc!
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