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Celebrate the Tour de France with Explore

With the Tour de France looming, the adventure travel specialist Explore have put together a hot-list of French cycling holidays. 

From the Canal Du Midi, sampling fine wines and pedalling through the Loir Valley, customers can celebrate the biggest event in the cycling calendar and immerse themselves in all things French by booking one of the following tours with Explore.

Explore’s moderate graded Vélo En Provence offers an eight day cycling tour to France. The tour journeys through the heart of Provence, visiting ancient vineyards including Châteauneuf du Pape and stopping to sample local wines and enjoy the region’s gastronomic delights. Cycling beneath the towering rock formations of Dentelles de Montmirail, discover the 1st century Roman theatre and explore the market town of St-Rémy-de-Provence, once home to Vincent Van Gogh. Tours depart in August, September and October 2015 and cost from £899 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; bike hire; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.

Offering easy graded cycling is Explore’s eight day Canal Du Midi tour. Pedalling the tree-lined path alongside the Canal du Midi, ride through the natural beauty of the Corbières region, explore the medieval city of Narbonne and discover the walled fortress of Carcassonne. These will also be time to enjoy the regional delicacies and sample local wines. Tours depart in July, September and October 2015 and cost from £849 per person. This price includes return flights; seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; bike hire; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.

For those who enjoy the freedom of exploring a destination at their own pace, Explore’s Self-Guided Loir and Sarthe Cycling offers easy graded cycling in the picturesque Loir Valley. Customers will enjoy peaceful cycling along quiet back roads, visit the charming riverside town of La Fleche and experience chateau life while staying overnight in French castles and manor houses. Soak up the views of the medieval castles and explore the vineyards and forests from the saddle. Departures are available from June until October 2015 and cost from £965 per person. This price includes six nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; bike hire and the services of a luggage transfer.

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.
 

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Laura Dewar, PR Manager Laura.dewar@explore.co.uk, 01252 379501

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