Town or City: Villefranche nr Simorre
"Amazing relaxing holiday especially great for cycling…"
Superb family-friendly gites, super clean and with very relaxed owners, Eliane and Mark (English and French speaking). Swimming pool lovely and superb grounds to walk in. Chickens to feed as well - eggs are fantastic too. Eliane and Mark love cycling (mountain and road) and have high quality bikes and helmets for hire at extremely good rates. Guiding is completely free and all levels are catered for - my son (aged 11) has been really inspired and in our third year of coming here, Mark and Eliane got him up the Col du Tourmalet, a serious road bike challenge for any age and not far to get to from Villefranche. So proud! They have also taken me, a complete beginner, mountain biking and this year I even tried descending - now I'm a complete convert to the joys of two wheels. Plenty to do if you are not a cyclist, particularly if you love the outdoors (super walks, high ropes course, historic city of Auch, thermal spas in the Pyrenees). Camping is available in addition to the gites. Less than one hour from Toulouse airport. Talk to Mark and Eliane about which gite would suit your family, given children's ages and mobility.