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BIKING

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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5 min read, inspiration, wales, we love

Top 10 activities for a wild Welsh adventure

17th April 2015
Top 10 activities for a wild Welsh adventure

A day hang gliding or horse riding, before a sleepy evening of stargazing is just one way to experience Wild Wales.

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1. Feeling adventurous? Climb to the top of the tallest waterfall in the UK – Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

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2. Look up and spot birds of prey at Lake Vyrnwy moorlands, Monmouthshire.

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3. Marvel at the stars in the Brecon Beacons – an international dark sky reserve.

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4. Cast a line and go wild trout fishing for tea in the Cambrian mountains.

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5. With sandy beaches and soaring waves to rival some of the sunniest climes, head out to surf at Llangennith in the Gower Peninsula. It’s one of the most popular Welsh surf spots for a reason.

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6. Get your adrenaline racing and go coasteering in Pembrokeshire – an exhilarating
mix of rock climbing and water sports.

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7. Try mountain biking at one of the most renowned locations Coed Llandegla Forest with trails for all ages and
experience levels.

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8.  Hike the Welsh coastal path, the longest in Europe!

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9. Soar through the skies with hang gliding and paragliding in Snowdonia.

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10. See bottle-nosed dolphins all year round at Cardigan Bay, home to Britain’s largest resident dolphin population

 

 

Find the perfect base for your wild Welsh adventure in our Wild Wales collection.

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