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Yvonne & friends

Jan 2023

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The people we met in Provence, the B&B owners, the shop owners and the guides were fantastic.

Loved the accommodations. We were very thankful for air conditioning in all the locations. les Remparts did not know we had booked dinner but they honored the reserv...

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Mark & Elizabeth

Jan 2023

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The bikes were great and we are definitely interested in coming back again in the future

The gorges de la nesque was especially beautiful. Marie at BB La Villa de Margot was utterly wonderful and sweet. Hotel les Remparts had a great restaurant. We were ...

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Matthew & Sarah

Jan 2023

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The trip highlights were riding Ventoux, beautiful backroads riding around Provence.

Villa de Margot (in Avignon) had the best breakfast. The trip highlights were riding Ventoux, beautiful backroads riding around Provence. The hotel in Bedoin was mor...

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Robert, Junith & friends

Jan 2023

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Intura knows the good service providers and the area very well.

The Nesque Gorge bike ride was beautiful and within everyone's capabilities. Avignon was enjoyed by all. Generally cycling through the countryside of Provence on qui...

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Joseph & Jennifer

Jan 2023

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Overall, a memorable trip, made much more pleasant by the many attention to details provided by the company, allowing us to focus on the cycling and sightseeing

Throughout our trip, the proprietors were accommodating with any requests that we had and they had secure storage for the bicycles. We also enjoyed the fact that two...

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William & Marcia

Jan 2023

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We really liked the equipment including the day pack boxes, paniers, and especially the bikes.

We really liked the equipment including the day pack boxes, paniers, and especially the bikes. Well matched to the types of roads we were on. We will reccomend you t...

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Nancy & Steven

Jan 2023

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It was nice biking on quiet roads with beautiful scenery

Wonderful cycling tour of Provence! It was nice biking on quiet roads with beautiful scenery. I loved the e bike!I wish we stayed more then one night in each place. ...

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Sandy & Seth

Jan 2023

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I loved the trip! It was a perfect way to see Provence

The routes were perfect. Though I’d rate the ones with more elevation gain as moderate rather than easy. We found them challenging coming from an area without many h...

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Garon & Kathleen

Jan 2023

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The trip was great

We used the road books mostly for info on the towns we went through. We kissed the Strava maps mostly for directions. BB Maria and Andrea in Chateauneuf was the nice...

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Shir & Noga

Jan 2023

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A fantastic trip! Everything was so simple, well planned and accommodating.

A fantastic trip! Everything was so simple, well planned and...

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Hilary

Oct 2023

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Cycling in France - Canals and Castles of the Midi

Cycling to Chateaux de Lastours and walking to some of the chateaux.

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Trusted Customer

Oct 2023

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Cycling in France - Canals and Castles of the Midi

Really enjoyed cycling by the lagoons and seeing the flamingos. Also enjoyed...

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Paula

Jul 2023

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Cycle Canal du Midi

I had chosen this trip because I wanted to enjoy cycling through beautiful countryside, at an appropriate pace, allowing time to enjoy the fascinating scenery and hi...

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Nikola

Jun 2023

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Cycle Canal du Midi

the cycle route was not as attractive as we had been given to understand. There were some unpleasant, potentially-dangerous sections on roads. As the leader had to t...

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Phillip

Oct 2022

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Cycle Canal du Midi

I really enjoyed the rides and the pace of them. The length of the rides was suitable for all on the trip. The routes were nice and particularly enjoyed the beach da...

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Alan

Sep 2022

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Cycle Canal du Midi

A good holiday with only minor disappointments.

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Editor’s Take

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country. 

Travelstride features over 2,000 reviews on trips to France. You can sort reviews by highest, lowest, oldest and newest rated with further refinements by tour company.  

Try starting with the highest rated reviews - they can be inspiring! Is it a trip to France or a multi-country trip that includes France? A river cruise or self powered by bike? A culinary or castle adventure? Just a quick scan of the review titles will get you on your way. They’ll also highlight some watch-outs; for example, how challenging it can be to ascend Mont Blanc. 

Guides - Indeed, some guides are good but quirky, some rub people in their group the wrong way and in a few cases, are simply unqualified. As you’ll read in so many reviews though, the vast majority love their jobs and are eager to share their passion for the region, its history, culture, food, etc. Read the most recent reviews on the tour company and the trip you are going on. 

Tour Company - Again, read the most recent reviews on the tour company. The majority of 1 and 2 star ratings are a few years old. They also tend to reflect experiences from just a few tour companies.

Reviewers are quick to point out if they felt the trip was “worth every penny” or just the opposite: the trip was not as advertised whether it was the food, accommodations, attractions or other aspects of their experience that lacked in quality. Make sure the company is responsive to all of your requests pre-trip as this will likely reflect their level of responsiveness during the trip. 

Service Level - Tour company reviews will give you insight into service levels. Unexpected costs seemed to pop up often in poor reviews so ask your tour company if you should expect any.

Poor to no communication with the tour company whether pre-trip, during or post-trip was also mentioned in several of those rating at the 1 or 2 star level. Three star reviews are largely recommendations for the tour company and trip but they lack descriptives like: “trip of a lifetime,” “outstanding,” and “unforgettable.” 

Itinerary - Some reviews commented on the itinerary being too packed. This was often the case in multi-country tours. If considering a walking tour, note that there is a high likelihood of  different pace levels.

This can sometimes be a challenge, particularly if you prefer walking in a group and find yourself walking alone at a much slower or faster pace than the rest of the group.

A few reviewers, in fact, felt like they were in a military boot camp. If considering a hike in the mountainous regions of France these can be strenuous, so be honest when it comes to your level of fitness.  

Accommodations - ask about the size of the rooms if this is important to you. By American standards, European accommodations can be cramped. In most cases, expect to pay more for larger rooms.

Early booking sometimes means better room allocation so this is something you may wish to consider/inquire about. Also, you may wish to confirm that accommodations are within reasonable distance to the sites and attractions on your itinerary. More budget minded trips might mean a bit more travel to and, or more basic accommodations.

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