Butterfly Cottage

Woodland Gite Holidays

Cycling – Bike Hire

We are both very interested in cycling, Mike was in fact a very good amateur road cyclist in the UK. We have both road bikes and mountain bikes of good quality available for hire at 15€/day – adult size only.

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It is easy to set off from the door and go for either an easy or a taxing ride on either the road or the mountain bikes. Road traffic is light even in the height of summer and drivers generally very respectful of cyclists – cycling is after all the national sport of France and many will not only slow down but wave encouragement too!

Our own forest is a challenging place to ride a mountain bike, but there are also many other venues to enjoy in the locality.

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The Tour de France started a mountain stage here in our local town of Limoux in the years 2011 & 2012. Unfortunately though not this year, however the local cycling club Cyclo Club Limoux has decided to run & promote a 227km circular road stage cycling event climbing the Port de Paiheres at 2,000 meters. This is to be held on the 13 & 14 July 2013 and will be fully supported with marshalling, food etc. It is the 15th time that the club has run such an event so you can tell they are not novices!! This would obviously be a very prestigeous certificate to add your collection! Please visit http://sclimoux.ffct.org for entry forms & further details.

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