Having decided on a cycle tour in France, we trawled through a multitude of websites looking for something that was affordable and appealing. Somehow we happened upon J-Phi's site and we were immediately taken with the range of options. We were impressed that he wanted details of our cycling experience, distance cycled each year, average speed and maximum climbing per day. We communicated by email, back and forth over a period of months, fine tuning the tour. He also assisted in finding bikes to hire and arranged for them to be delivered to our first hotel.
All hotels were comfortable and of a good standard, with friendly, helpful staff and the food was great, all French and plenty. Electing to include breakfasts and dinners meant we had very little extra expense during our tour.
J-Philippe prepared a personalized self-guided tour for us, taking into consideration our cycling experience and ability. We were thrilled to find each day's itinerary was eminently achievable but a significant challenge as well. They were also detailed enough for us to find our way easily.
It turned out to be perfect for us. We rode through a variety of scenery and terrain and as we were able to go at our own pace, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole two weeks.
We felt that we got to know the area well. Climbing all those mountains was a fantastic experience. Just being able to cycle in the Pyrenees was the greatest of achievements for me.
We were happy with the attention J-Phi gave us and enjoyed meeting with him and Yumi and sharing crepes and coffee. I honestly can't think of anything that could be done to improve on these tours.
It was an amazing experience for us, two keen but modest cyclists form Perth Australia.
~Mary Roglich, Australia
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