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“The Perfect Holiday”

Loire Life Cycling Holidays
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We provide self-guided, single centre cycle tours in the Loire Valley, including detailed cycle routes and all the equipment you need.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent months searching for the "right" place for my cycling holiday - none of them checked off all my boxes until I happened upon a recommendation buried in a trip advisor review for Jon and Alison's place. First off, hosts Jon and Alison are warm, attentive, accommodating and helpful. Accommodations were excellent - I had a lovely, quiet and rather large but cozy room (bath en-suite) in the main house. Décor was quintessential French farmhouse. The house has views of amazing sunsets over rolling farmland with nice areas to relax (pool, hot tub, patio). While they have a really nice fleet of hybrids, Alison was able to secure an excellent road bike for me. There is a huge selection of routes to choose from - just tell Jon how many miles you want to ride and what you want to see and he'll have it! The routes themselves are amazing - through vineyards, farmland and forests - all great roads and peaceful surroundings. Of course there are plenty of chateaus to see as well. Jon's maps are super detailed and helpful. If you're not the best map reader (like me) Jon will send a gpx file of the route. Thank you Ali and Jon for a truly relaxing and memorable holiday. I hope to come back soon!

Thank Lisa M
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LoireVeloGirl, Owner at Loire Life Cycling Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for a great review Lisa! We had great fun hosting you for the week and definitely hope to see you again over here - maybe with some friends for a big birthday celebration?!!

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you are looking for a 'centre based' cycling holiday then look no further than Loire Life Cycling. This is our second cycling holiday organised by John and Alison. This time we stayed at Les Peupliers, closer to the Loire. This was a wonderful b&b place with gourmet evening meals and once again John provided excellent bikes and well thought out and researched cycling routes. Our week this year was very hot so we were able to shorten the rides when we felt like it.

Thank Sonya C
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Jon L, Owner at Loire Life Cycling Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

It was great to see you again and pleased we could help with making the cycling easier in the unusual heat we had for that time of the year!

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Well organised holiday. The planned routes were well thought out with good guiding notes and maps. The bikes were comfortable and well maintained. Good support was provided by John and Alison and all queries were promptly answered. The accommodation was superb and the food delicious.

Thank Ruth K
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LoireVeloGirl, Owner at Loire Life Cycling Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks for a great review Ruth and we're really pleased you all enjoyed your holiday. Hopefully see you again for new routes and destinations!

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We ( two couples ) spent 5 days at the renovated homestead of Jon and Alison's in the Loire Valley and it was the highlight of our trip to France. The accomodation was excellent with a large lounge area to sit after a days biking. A sumptious fresh breakfast was provided each morning by Alison before our day cycle to a nearby Chateaux, village, winery...there were plenty of options for cycle routes on the back roads and directions provided by Jon excellent. Jon also advised on places to stop for lunch, local markets, and evening meals out. They even bought us a Paella from the local markets for one evening meal.- which I would highly recommend with a local bottle of wine or two. The scenery in the Loire valley is truly breathtaking. I would highly recommend for couples or family's ( with children that can comfortably ride for 30 -50km ). Hopefully we will be back sometime.

Thank sueBsyd
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LoireVeloGirl, Owner at Loire Life Cycling Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Sue - so pleased you all had a great time - we love showing off the area and it was a pleasure!

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Fantastic few days spent in the picturesque Loire Valley.
Our stay at Gue de Ray with Jon, Alison & Ruby was excellent.
The three cycling routes Jon conjured up for us were ideal, plenty of miles taking in all the scenery and sites that typify this area of the Loire Valley.
The cottage is perfect - beer cold, wine excellent and a perfect continental breakfast prepared by the host !
What more can I say !
We will certainly be returning soon.

Thank G6245RKrichardg
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Jon L, Owner at Loire Life Cycling Holidays, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hi Richard - we really enjoyed helping you make the most of your cycling time in the Loire Valley. Plenty more things to see and we've plenty more routes for your next visit!

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