2021 UPDATE - We have moved!

Don't worry. We're just 2km up the road from our previous location in Faucon.

We are now in the stunning viillage of Puymeras which has more facilities including the best bar in the area and a small general store.

Still on the edge of the beautiful Baronnies Regional Park and still just half and hour ride away from the foot of Mont Ventoux.

Our accommodation now consists of two self contained apartments. One sleeps 3 - 4 people and the other sleeps 2 - 3 people. Each apartment / gite has a choice of single or double beds, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with inside and outside dining areas.

Using hand picked outside accommodation in our area we can cater for groups of up to 28 people.

We have secure bike storage which includes full workshop facilities and all the team are excellent bike mechanics.

There's also a fantastic restaurant, The Girocedre, which serves a typical Provencale menu. All are just a few minutes walk away.

We're also just 10 minutes away from the large tourist town of Vaison la Romaine which has restaurants, bars and supermarkets.


 


Large bathroom at the veloventoux house

Large twin bedroom at the veloventoux guesthouse

Large double room at the veloventoux house
Food
When it comes to eating - you're spoilt for choice. Here's a summary of all the eating options we have available.

Breakfast
We serve a cyclists friendly breakfast every morning. Cereals, fruit juice, yoghurts, bananas and seasonal fruit, coffee, tea and of course fresh bread and croissants from the local bakers.

Lunch
Most guests choose to stop and get lunch on the road and we can recommend the best restaurants and cafes for lunch relative to whichever ride you're doing that day.
If you're not staying out for lunch and arriving back early or mid-afternoon, let us know and we'll provide a light pasta meal for when you get back.

Evening Meals
Just give us 24 hours notice or let us know before you arrive and we can cook you a three course evening meal - this includes wine and coffee and we charge 25€ per person. We also do a simpler meal of pasta and a dessert, wine and coffee for 15€ per person.
BBQ's in our garden are also very popular.

The Dandelion Bar
Less than 5 Minutes walk is The Dandelion - a great bar serving good food with pasta options, steak and chips, great salads and a daily Plat du Jour.

Le Laurier
We also have another great restaurant in the village called Le Laurier. They serve traditional French / Provencale cuisine with local wines and we recommend you eat there at least once during your stay.

Faucon, Vaison La Romaine & The Vaucluse

Faucon is in the Vaucluse department of south east France. It is a beautiful medieval village situated on a hilltop just 5km from the larger town of Vaison la Romaine.
In the village we have great restaurant and there is a bar just around the corner and a fantastic bakery where we buy fresh bread and croissants every morning for breakfast. Across the road there is a wine bar which is open from June until September.

Vaison La Romaine is a much busier market town and is famous for it's Roman ruins. In particular it's 1st century AD theater which is still used today for concerts, operas and choral singing.
Vaison is also famous for a number of local products and much of the surrounding countryside is given over to the production of olives and olive oil as well as apricots, cherries and lavender.
Every Tuesday morning a large Provencale market takes over the town and it is a great place to buy all the products mentioned above and also local cheeses, cured meat from The Ardeche and walnut oil from the Isere valley. On Sunday between May and September a craft market also lines the streets of the old town.

To the west of Vaison are the Cotes du Rhone vineyards and famous wine villages such as Gigondas, Rasteau, Sablet, Seguret, Vinsobres and Chateauneuf du Pape are just a stone's throw away. Needless to say wine tasting is a popular passtime in this area!
We will happily arrange wine tasting trips to some of the best local vineyards and if you happen to go wine tasting while you are out cycling we can arrange to collect any wine you buy later.

There is masses to do in and around Vaison la Romaine for non cyclists and cyclists on a rest day. One of the main attractions is walking in the surrounding countryside and visiting some of the scenic perched villages in the region. Most villages have waymarked circuits for ramblers and local "randonee" maps can be found at the local tourist offices.

For a fully guided Trekking holiday in our region we highly recommend Trekking in Provence run by Hilary Sharp. Hilary offers great walking holidays in the stunning and unspoilt Barronies hills in the northern part of Provence close to us here near Mont Ventoux.

Rock climbing is also popular in The Dentelle Mountains and in the nearby village of Buis les Baronnies.

Horse riding is also very popular and there are many local equestrian centres offering half and full day trekking packages.

There are two large waterparks close by, Nyonsoleido and la Saggataire are just 10km away  and are open from June to September. There are waterfalls, slides and a large pool to keep the kids happy and quiet areas for sunbathing.

Further afield there are some great tourist attractions. More notably the Pont du Gard just an hour away and the historic cities of Avignon and Aix en Provence. The famous Old Port in Marseille is just one and a half hours away.