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5 min read, france, opinion

Four French B&Bs for cycling enthusiasts

21st April 2017


“The thing about France is that the French aren’t great at building bike routes, but they don’t need to be because there are endless stunning roads with no traffic – and what little traffic there is, is considerate towards cyclists.”

Peter, Owner of Le Cheval Blanc


France is a dream for cycling, after all, it is where the Tour De France was born. With its wealth of virtually car-less backroads, the option of a challenging climb for the sports enthusiasts or a gentle pootle between pretty villages for the more laid-back, freewheeling in France is a joy.

Purpose-built routes allow you to cycle the length of the Loire all the way to the Atlantic, making it irresistibly tempting to hop on a bike and discover a different perspective to this beautiful country. But it’s the locals that really know how to work this wonderful landscape and create epic cycle-routes that show off historical sites and jaw-dropping views. We asked four of our Owners to share with us their favourite routes leaving straight from their front door.

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2 min read, inspiration, KIND, opinion, READ TIME

Exciting Easter escapes and inspiration from the team

23rd February 2017

Being pioneers of Special Places, the Sawday’s office is always full of chatter about weekend plans and wanderlust. With the Easter bank holiday looming, we asked for some inspiration on where to escape – being an eclectic bunch this post takes you from Edinburgh to Milan so buckle up your seatbelt (or tighten your walking boots) and get some inspiration for your next adventure…

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2 min read, britain, inspiration, we love

8 brilliant stargazing spots in Britain

10th November 2016
Brilliant stargazing spots in Britain

Venture out to these brilliant stargazing spots in Britain for a stunning natural light show. It’s a proven fact, everyone benefits from time spent in nature. Whether it’s climbing a lonely mountain, walking wild coastal paths or even hugging a tree, taking time out to reconnect with the great outdoors gives a boost of mental wellness. Continue Reading…