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Three Top Cycling Holidays around France’s Wine Regions with HF Holidays

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Of all the reasons to visit France, its vineyards are one of the best and a tour round these scenic areas is one of the best ways to see the country with HF Holidays

UK (PRUnderground) August 24th, 2012

Of all the reasons to visit France, its vineyards have to be one of the best. Located in Frances more rural areas, a tour round these scenic regions really is one of the best ways to experience the country and with HF Holidays many great cycling holidays in France, there’s plenty of  choice too. Some of the top picks include:

Burgundy Bike & Barge

For just £699, for a seven night guided tour, you can enjoy the best of Burgundy from both the saddle and on deck. This stunning guided tour follows the Canal of Burgundy and the Saône River, as they wind their way through the rolling hills; which are covered in vineyards, ancient monasteries and pretty little towns. Highlights include stops at Dijon and Beaune and organised wine tastings to sample the regions wines.

Villages & Vineyards of Provence

For those looking for cycling holidays in the south of France, the ‘Villages & Vineyards of Provence’ can be enjoyed for just £825, again for a seven night guided tour. The region is famous for its beautiful landscapes, vineyards and lavender fields, and a visit here is sure to delight. Highlights include a trip through the Camargue National Park, best known for its flamingo and wild horse populations, and the impressive city of Avignon.

Self-guided Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux

Finally we have a slightly shorter tour, with a little more freedom, a self-guided cycling holiday in Bordeaux for only £745 for six nights. This self-guided tour takes you round the regions wine growing areas at your own pace, allowing you to explore the richness of the Gironde as set out from the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux.

About HF Holidays

HF Holidays has been helping people enjoy the great outdoors for nearly 100 years. Today over 50,000 people come on holiday with us every year. They come for the walking. They come for the activities. They come for the fun. They come for the food. And they come for the high quality accommodation. It’s why we’re Britain’s biggest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists.

Background info:

* Founded in 1913, HF Holidays is a co-operative society arranging walking, outdoor and
leisure activity holidays for 50,000 people each year (for non-members, a £5 associate fee
is payable per holiday).
* Options range from guided walking breaks and self-guided trails in Britain to challenging
ascents Worldwide. The leisure activities range includes art, music, literature and mindand-body holidays.
* HF Holidays is the recommended walking holiday partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s
walking charity (ramblers.org.uk), and supports the work of the Ramblers through
membership initiatives and charitable donations.
* HF Holidays has 20 Houses in the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty as well as independent hotels for overseas holidays.
* HF Holidays’ walks leaders are passionate about walking and keen to share their
experience with guests (after passing a rigorous selection course).
* HF Holidays is committed to Responsible Tourism, contributing to environmental projects
around the UK – such as footpath maintenance – through its Pathways Fund and
supporting local Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue teams as well as charities in Kenya
and South Africa.
* Voted Best Large Tour Operator by Guardian and Observer readers 2010, 2011 and 2012,
with a 2012 satisfaction score of 98 per cent. Also Best Large Short Break Operator 2011
and 2012.
* In recent research (March 2012) carried out by Which?, HF Holidays achieved
Recommended Provider Status receiving an overall customer satisfaction score of 94%.
* HF Holidays is a member of ABTOT and is ATOL protected.

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