Cycling

Take a Bike or Choose to Hike

Why bike in Europe? Let’s put it this way: For the best sushi in the world, you go to Japan; the best surfing, Hawaii; the best golf, Scotland. But if you are a cyclist, as good as many routes are in North America, there is nothing like road riding in Europe; especially in France, Italy and Spain. The roads are quiet and scenic. The drivers are respectful (one of their family members is certainly a keen cyclist, so they “get it”), and every 5 to 10 miles there is a small grocery store, cafe or restaurant where you can get supplies or a bite to eat.

Our regions are also home to some of the world’s most mythic rides -- the Mont Ventoux, the Amalfi Coast and the Costa Brava. Wherever you choose to travel, one thing is certain: Hosted Villas will put together a cycling week to remember.

For those looking to stay active but who aren’t keen on staying in the saddle, why not put on your sturdiest shoes and take a hike?  France, Italy and Spain are all criss-crossed with scenic, well-marked hiking routes that are guaranteed to take you off the beaten track. In Catalonia, Spain, for example, the spectacular Garrotxa volcanic natural park covers over 12,000 hectares and offers plenty of options for walking, hiking and sight-seeing along breath-taking natural topography.

If you are interested in an active trip – whatever your skill level may be – our Villa Specialists will work with you to plan a customized Hiking & Biking experience.

Example Itinerary: HV Cycling Brochure.pdf, Sample Itnerary - Cycling in Catalonia.pdf, HVCycling - Q&A.pdf
Additional Information

Avid Cyclists? You might be interested in an HVBike Stay. Have a look at the PDF brochure below.

4 Laurels
Nestled at the foot of the rugged Alpilles hills, this delightful and informal mas is a haven of peace, surrounded by a natural garden with grassed areas, olive groves and pine trees.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 6 - 4 adults, 2 children
Weekly:$12,960
Per BR/night:$-
5 Laurels
CENTRAL DORDOGNE - Immaculately restored and equipped family château, dating from the 16th Century. Fantastically spacious grounds with tennis onsite, and a perfect location just minutes from a renowned market town.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$10,890-15,350
Per BR/night:$389-549
4 Laurels
This newly updated mas is located in the centre of the pretty village of Maussane, in the heart of Les Alpilles. A few steps from its front door is the colorful village square with shops, bars, a wonderful weekly market and some fine restaurants.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$10,250-11,360
Per BR/night:$-
4 Laurels
This unique mas, perched on a hillside in 2 hectares of land on the outskirts of Les Baux, enjoys spectacular views of the village, the valley, the Alpilles hills and on a clear day, even Mont Ste. Victoire, over 50km away.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$15,330-17,880
Per BR/night:$
4 Laurels
Located at the top of the pretty hillside village of Cabrières d'Avignon in the Luberon, this delightful 18th century mas makes an ideal base for enjoying life à la provençale.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$9,400-14,000
Per BR/night:$-
3 Laurels
CORTONA REGION - Part of a large estate, Villa Grandi makes the perfect vacation home, whether you choose to relax on the property or explore the riches of the region.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$9,540-12,160
Per BR/night:$341-435
4 Laurels
PERIGORD REGION - Near Périgueux, a charming classic French home with elegant contemporary décor built in 1750 for a local dignitary and given an immaculate first class renovation.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 8
Weekly:$14,700-18,600
Per BR/night:$-
3 Laurels
TODI REGION - This lovingly restored farmhouse is perfect for friends and family and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Max Occupancy: 10
Weekly:$11,210-14,830
Per BR/night:$321-424
4 Laurels
ALPILLES REGION - Sited at the edge of a gem village, this substantial and inviting 'mas' is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a large pool, and tennis court.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Max Occupancy: 10
Weekly:$14,110-18,750
Per BR/night:$404-536
4 Laurels
SOUTHERN TUSCANY - Situated atop a hill with panoramic views, this superb home is surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the rural Tuscan landscape.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Max Occupancy: 10
Weekly:$11,830-18,750
Per BR/night:$338-536

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