• AFFORDABLE biking breaks in south west France



    Escape the city for a long weekend; discover rural south west France; add some variety to your holiday.

    Affordable - no-frills. Local knowledge. Beautiful scenery. Customised route plans. Wine tasting & other activities.

    Looking for accommodation only? See the 'Accommodation' section


    Come and stay with us in our pretty village house in Buzet-sur-Baise south west France.


    Tell us your level and we will adapt the itineraries to you. Head along the canal for an easy, pretty and shaded route, or take on some hills and reward yourselves with stunning views.

    Bike Hire

    Hybrid bike and accessories available on request. Or bring your own bike.


    Escape the everyday with an active trip away


    The package includes:


    * 3 nights accommodation in pretty village house with swimming pool

    * 3 days cycling

    * Bike hire (hybrid bikes)


    Price per Person: From 125EUR

    (Based on 6 people sharing 3 double rooms. Contact us for prices for smaller groups)


    * Supplementary activities possible (wine tasting, kayaking, etc). At extra cost.


    Would you prefer to stay longer? No problem! Contact us to discuss details & prices


    We also hire out our hybrid or e-bikes by the day and can deliver to your holiday accommodation.



    1 - 5 DAYS 15€ per bike per day

    6+ DAYS 10€ per bike per day



    30€ per bike per day


    Included: Hybrid bike, helmet, water bottle, lock, 1 puncture repair kit per booking


    Rear panniers available to hire on request. 2€ per set per day


    Security deposit required. Amount depending on number of bikes. Payment in cash, EUR cheque or bank transfer.


    Free delivery within 20km of Buzet-sur-Baïse. Delivery along the Canal de Garonne between Bordeaux & Toulouse possible.


    Contact us for more information or a quote - 07 85 14 56 17 or use the form below


    We have men's and women's bikes available. All from the French manufacturer Arcade. Please see photos & specifications below.


    Children's bikes and accessories also available - baby/infant seats, tag-a-long, trailer

    Women's Hybrid

    From French bicycle manufacturer 'Arcade Cycles'

    21 Gears

    Aluminium Frame

    Men's Hybrid

    From French bicycle manufacturer 'Arcade Cycles'

    21 Gears

    Aluminium Frame

    E-Bike Men/Women

    From French bicycle manufacturer 'Arcade Cycles'


    Clare and Jean-Pierre

    In the summer of 2016 Jean-Pierre and I received our first guests for our new cycling holidays company 'Cycle South West France'. This was a very exciting moment, as with all new businesses, but also because it showed an idea that we had had for many years finally coming to fruition.


    I first moved to Lot-et-Garonne in 2008 for a year as part of my studies for a degree in French. I fell in love with the area, met Jean Pierre, and after heading back to the UK to finish my studies and work, I knew I would eventually move back to this beautiful part of the world.


    Lot-et-Garonne is a fantastic area, there is so much to see, and much quieter than the more touristy Bordeaux or the Dordogne. For me, this makes Lot-et-Garonne​ the perfect 'slightly-off-the-beaten-track ' destination. There are beautiful landscapes, rivers for kayaking, quiet back roads and the Canal de Garonne for biking, fantastic south of France weather, and not to mention delicious local wine.


    Jean-Pierre and I have always loved sports, generally being active and outdoorsy and the area lends itself to this lifestyle. Back in 2008 we had already started talking about how it would be great to set up a business in tourism in the area, particularly cyclo-tourism as we both felt there was so much potential.


    So after working in a corporate job in London for a few years after graduating, and spending too many weekends waiting in airports for a flight to France, in 2014 I decided to take the plunge and move back.


    I now split my time between being an English trainer in Toulouse, and running Cycle South West France in Lot-et-Garonne.


    We are based in Buzet-sur-Baise, a pretty little village right next to the Canal de Garonne. Jean Pierre grew up here and knows the area inside out. He always knows the right person to talk to or the best place to visit.


    Cycle South West France is based on the desire to show people this beautiful area, but in an affordable way, using Jean-Pierre's local knowledge, and my enthusiasm, to create circular itineraries and customised cycling holidays for people of all abilities.


    This is a very new venture for us, it is very exciting, and has been a huge learning curve. We have loved every minute of it and are really enthusiastic for what the future will bring.


    Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



    Richard & Sandy Hill - 1 week bike hire, delivery to their gîte in Aiguillon June 2017


    "Dear Clare,

    The bicycles made our holiday. Sandy preferred hers to her one at home.

    Cannot fault your service and the care you took to ensure that everything was as it should be.

    My thanks to you and your partner.

    We are planning a return trip next year and so we will be in touch again.

    My best regards




    Jenny Nutter & Jennifer Sinclair - 6 day cycling break July 2016


    We organised a 6 day cycling break for Jenny & Jennifer incorporating a variety of rides both flat and hilly ranging between 20 and 45km. They visited the pretty towns of Nérac, Mas d'Agenais and Vianne, went kayaking, had a tour/tasting at Domaine Calbo and did plenty of relaxing by the pool. They very kindly said the following of their stay:

    "[the trip] exceeded our very high expectations - the highlight of our trip to France"

    Jenny & Jennifer booked the accommodation for their stay on AirBnB and very kindly left us this lovely review:

    "We spent 6 nights at Clare and Jean-Pierre's place in the gorgeous village of Buzet. The hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpfully bilingual.


    The house is beautiful, very bright and comfortable, with a large kitchen which is fully equipped for self catering. Our bedrooms were spacious with great wifi signal and best of all opened up onto a joint balcony overlooking the back garden. We had our own bathroom which was perfect, clean and equipped with the little extras.


    We loved spending time in the garden in the chill out area as well as in the fabulous pool. Buzet is a fantastic location, perfect for our 6 days of cycling through the French countryside, along the canal and visiting other pretty villages nearby (we did it all by bike and didn't have a car).


    Clare has bikes available to rent and can give advice on some great itineraries (see her website: www.cyclesouthwestfrance.com.) Ask about the ride which incorporates a visit and tasting at a local winery with Thierry!


    Buzet itself is small however has a great Spar shop which we used for groceries for our 6 days, a bakery with the best croissants we had in France and 4 restaurants with our favourite one being on the corner, overlooking the canal.


    Overall, we thought this was the perfect experience to get the local insight while being great value for money. We'll be back again next year!"

    Thanks girls - we are looking foward to having you back sometime!

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