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Cycling Chez-Nous

Tailor-made cycling

Welcome to cycling Chez-Nous.  We provide tailor-made cycling holidays,  guided or self-guided, comfortable accommodation and superb home cooked food in the heart of the Perigord Vert National Park in the beautiful Haute Vienne.

 
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About Cycling Chez-Nous

Who We Are

Since moving to France in February 2018, we have enjoyed exploring this beautiful area by bike.  The Haute Vienne, which borders the Dordogne and the Charente is a true cylist's paradise with wide, mainly traffic free roads that run through a landscape of fields and forests.  The  roads are a pleasure to cruise along, the sun on your back as the beauty of the region slides silently past you.  The area is steeped in history, with fairytale chateaux, each with a story and more recently the horror which was Oradour sur Glane where a whole town was massacred by the SS during the second world war.

 

Cycling Chez-Nous (Phil & Sue) are passionate about cycling, great food and fine wine.  We want to create an environment from our home that is welcoming to cycling enthusiasts and food and wine aficionados.  We want to share our home and allow guests to discover this stunning region, with it's unique landscape by cycling, combined with good food and fine french wines.

Hidden in a tiny hamlet, just 30 kms from Limoges and 51 kms from beautiful Brantome, we can offer either Gite accommodation or tailor made dining to suit your needs.

We will try and introduce you to as much local cuisine as possible, either eaten on the terrace overlooking the garden or at our oak dining table in the Salon.

 

When it comes to cycling, France has few equals. Cyclists are greeted warmly and are treated with the greatest respect by motorists, making a french cycling holiday a real joy.

France may be the home of the Tour de France, but what ever your level of cycling the Haute Vienne / Dordogne / Charente offers something for everyone, from a challenging 100km - 160 km a day, or a simple trundle along the Voie verte to Chalus, where Richard the Lionheart was mortally wounded.  Along the 13 km Voie verte are various opportunities to stop off for a drink or a bite to eat.

Why choose us?

The options for your bespoke cycling holiday are endless.  As a region, the Haute Vienne is a stunning location to cycle in.

We can build your perfect cycling holiday, by either a full day or half day guided tour, taking in beautiful, historical chateaux, lakes, rolling roads, fabulous scenery or a self-guided route, using gpx files.

If you want a fine dining restaurant, we can arrange it.

If you want to ride hard and do some serious climbing you can.

If you want a day off the bike to take in a gourmet market, or a spend a day at one of the many local swimming lakes or a day canoeing on the Vienne it's possible.

In the summer spend an evening at one of the many local producers markets, buy their produce, have it cooked, whilst you wait, sit at a trestle table, drinking local wine and listening to live music.

Based at Chez Nous, each morning after a hearty breakfast, you will set off on one of our fantastic cycle routes that leave from our piece of rural France, that we are proud to call home!

 

Dinner on the Terrace

Sample Menus

 

Menu 1 -
Caramelized onion, Mushroom and Gruyere tartlets, Barbecued spatch-cocked marinated chicken, served with homegrown new potatoes and salad from our garden, Lemon posset with fresh red berries and shortbread.

Menu 2 -
A sharing platter of local charantaise melon, buffalo mozzarella, parma ham, cherry tomatoes, salad greens with a balsamic glaze. Salmon en croute, roast potato wedges, fresh legumes with a dill sauce. Fresh fruit meringues,  ice-cream and a red berry coulis.

Menu 3 -
A selection of canapes with something fizzy.  Citrus cured salmon, salmon mousse, horseradish creme fraiche, home grown beetroot salsa and citrus oil.  Slow roast mediterranean spiced leg of local limousin lamb, served with flat breads, salad and cous-cous.  Tarte tatin, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Dinner Menu including Red, White or Rose wine, unlimited soft drinks POA per head

 

A welcoming home from home experience with Bose blue tooth music system, Wifi in all rooms, hairdryers in all rooms and complimentary toiletries.

The below prices are on a self catered basis, room only.  

A hearty cyclists' breakfast is available for 9 euros per person and evening meal prices are listed above along with the sample menus 

Accommodation

Gite, bedroom king-sized bed.

Frequently utilised by our customers, with fantastic feedback.  Our traditional, rustic french gite can be rented, minimum stay 3 nights.

Price per night POA.

Check in 3pm - check out 11am, but we are flexible.

Accommodation

Rustic french farmhouse bedroom

This quaint  rustic en-suite bedroom is situated in the main house.  It can be rented, alongside the gite for a group of four or six people on  a self-catering basis, using the connected gite kitchen facilities.  However, for two people it can be booked on a B & B basis with an option for evening meal.

Price per night POA.

Minimum stay 3 nights.

Check in 3pm - check out 11am, but we are flexible.

Accommodation

Sofa bed in gite living/kitchen space

This comfortable sofa bed is located in the gite and is available when we have need to accommodate a group of six.

Price per night POA (only available when other accommodation is taken)

Minimum stay 3 nights.

Check in 3pm - check out 11am.  We are flexible.

 TOUR PACKAGES (based on 6 people)

COMPLETE PACKAGE TOUR PRICES, to include 6 days bike touring, leaving and returning each day from Chez Nous.

Based on 7 nights, daily continental breakfast,  afternoon tea and three course evening meal with wine, cheese & coffee.  Canapes on first and last evenings.  

King sized Gite double bed (2 people sharing the gite) - POA per person

4 people sharing the gite - POA per person (to include sofa bed and shared bathroom) 6 person occupancy using the 

Rustic farmhouse bedroom & ensuite bathroom POA euros per person.

Four person occupancy using the gite and rustic bedroom POA euros per person.

The above prices include accommodation as described.

Towels and bed linen.

It does not include insurance, airport transfers and dinner on chef's night off.

 
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Full day tour - POA per group

(approx 6hrs)

Half day tour - POA Euros per group

(approx 3hrs)

Private ride - by negotiation.


 

Reviews

An absolute gem of a stay, everything was perfect.  Sue & Phil made us feel right at home and are extremely helpful.  Would highly recommend a cycling holiday based at their beautiful french home.  Great food, best of luck with the dog's operation!

Paul & Jenny McCormack

A perfect place in a beautiful rural area.  Sue & Phil went out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay.  Great hospitality, clean and comfortable, well equipped accommodation and the few days cycling was awesome.  I will be back.

Phil North

We should all be staying at Sue & Phil's before they get fully booked.  Such a pretty spot and warm and attentive hosts.  We felt really at home and the garden is charming with chickens and an apple orchard, so much so, I had two days off the bike with a good book on the comfy sun loungers,  whilst Jon explored the area with Phil, a bit faster than I was able.  Thank  you  both for a great stay.

Erica and Jonathon Crump

 

A week is the ideal time  to spend, providing ample time to relax and immerse yourself in what this region has to offer.  Based around 6 nights at Chez-Nous, your week will involve daily cycling tours, there will be one evening at a local restaurant, a visit to a gourmet market if that is of interest?

Arrive back at Chez-Nous, after a day's cycling to home-made cake or scones, tea, coffee or something stronger if preferred?

Sit and relax in the garden before dinner which is available 5 nights out of your 6 night stay if required?

Cycling Chez-Nous is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

Ryanair fly to Limoges

Tues/Fri/Sun from Manchester

Thurs/Sun from Leeds/Bradford

 Tues/Thurs/Sat from East Midlands

Daily from Stanstead

Transport from the airport can be arranged.

We are located 300 miles from Caen, 305 miles from St Malo, both serviced by Brittany ferries.  Driving through France is a pleasure and we have enough space for car parking.

Les Arcis, 87150 Oradour-sur-Vayres, France

0555 753341