If you are looking for a high quality cycling holiday in France then please look no further! Set in the green heart of France, the varied terrain, stunning scenery and virtually traffic free roads of Corrèze provide a great location for your cycling holiday. We are based in the rolling foothills of the Massif Central on a plateau (550m) above the Gorges of the Northern Dordogne Valley. This generally undiscovered area of France provides a wide variety of cycling: climbing and descending some of the many local river gorges (3km to 12km); more relaxing undulating routes alongside lakes, rivers and forests suitable for the less experienced cyclist; or more challenging rides in the Cantal mountains (Puy Mary 1588m) and in the Puy de Dome area up to the ski resorts of Superbesse and Mont Dore.
What We Offer
Spacious Quality accommodation - 5 ensuite Rooms
Tailored Routes - All abilities catered for
Guided and Self guided Cycling
Restaurant Quality Food
Cycle the Massif Central Cols of the Tour de France
Secure bike storage and Bike Hire Available
Breakfast, Afternoon cake & 4 course dinner
Emergency vehicle backup
We will tailor your days cycling from one of our well researched routes based on your fitness and experience - all abilities can be catered for and no-one is ever left behind. On at least three days a week you can opt to join a free accompanied day out, no need to take a map or think about where you are going, just enjoy the ride. Our cycling holidays are ideally suited for keen road cyclists, but we can also cater for cyclists who are new to cycling, or for those who want to combine cycling with some of the many other activities available in the region.
At the end of your day's cycling you can clean down and service your bike in out tailor made bike workshop before sitting on the terrace with a cup tea and fresh homemade cake. Later, after relaxation by the pool or in a hammock by the side of our private fishing lake you will enjoy a four course evening meal with wine and coffee.
Our new stone barn conversion and chestnut clad extension provide stylish accommodation for up to 11 people, with all rooms having en suite facilities. We have completed our own two year 'Grand Design', and after a very successful first season, we were awarded the 2012 'Coup de Coeur' award for enterprise in tourism, by the Correze General Council.
Outside of 'poolside season', the large sitting room with log burner and vaulted ceiling revealing the original timbers is a comfy place to gather for pre dinner drinks and to discuss the days cycling
For non cyclists, our 2 hectares of grounds with stunning pool area provide a calm haven for total relaxation. There are secluded seating areas and hammocks around the lake and gardens, ideal for reading, painting or fishing. There are plenty of walks and further afield, lots of places to visit
Corrèze is a natural paradise for many other outdoor activities including Kayaking, Walking, Open water swimming, Horse riding, Mountain biking, Climbing and Sailing as well as having many tourist attractions to visit. Most of these activities available no more than 30 minutes from Chateauret. We are confident that you will fall in love this little known region of france!
"Absolutely Magnificent. With the weather, food, roads and Sam & James as hosts, is this cycling Nirvana?" Dave, Ross on Wye Cycling Club
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To read the article written about us in the March 2012 edition of Cycling Active Magazine
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