- This was a most enjoyable trip. Hats off to the tour leader Andrew Perryman who has obviously put a great deal of time into researching the area; finding interesting and attractive routes; seeking out good hotels in Beziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne near the centres and tourist attractions; well-maintained bicycles with the useful option of bringing one’s own saddle and pedals. I’ve been on a few cycling holidays and the provision of such detailed maps and route descriptions in handlebar map holders was fantastic. Andrew’s personal tour dossier and information booklet was also extremely useful. It was great to be able to cycle to the beach a couple of times to add a little relaxing variety to the tour and I was very grateful that the holiday didn’t simply involve cycling all the way along the canal path, which was generally pretty bone-shakingly rough because, beautiful though it was, could have become very repetitive after a while. The cycling pace was very comfortable to all on the holiday and nobody raced ahead or got left behind since none of us were very regular cyclists. All in all I would highly recommend this holiday and would certainly happilydo another trip with Andrew as the guide.
Published on: 15 October 2016