I have just finished a week long cycling tour with Montfaucon Tours. The hotel, setting, meals, and staff are impeccable, and the cycling team excellent. The rides were selected and coordinated for the variety of riders, and the support was superb. This is my second cycling tour here, and while the first visit was outstanding, Montfaucon has taken the tour to an entirely new level with dedicated personnel for each position of bicycle tech, riding coach, trip leader, and sag. The tour group of Simon, Tim, Penny, and Maeve together with the hotel staff of Dawn and Mo, form a complete team that anticipated every need and fulfilled our wishes with ease. Oh, and the restaurants and chefs that they selected for the tour could not have been better. Jean François prepared meals in house that rival the best restaurants and the wine selections were terrific.
If you are a cyclist, ranging from dedicated beginner to expert, stop thinking about this tour and just do it. You will not regret it. And don't underestimate how nice it is to come back to the same gracious hotel and staff each day, removing the need for packing and unpacking each morning and night. The riding from Limoux offers a huge range of terrain and vistas, from french countryside, idyllic towns, farms, vineyards, the peaks of the Pyrenees, down to the Mediterranean Sea, so staying in a single hotel is in no way a limiting factor.
As other reviews have stated, it just doesn't get any better than this, whether you are here for the cycling, art, or simply to enjoy France.
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