Everyone seems to be spending this year catching up on holidays which were originally planned for spring/summer 2020. This was the case for our group of 10 cyclists from WSCC who have just returned from a week in France, staying with Sam and James Parry of Corrèze Cycling near Espagnac https://correzecycling.com/

And what a week it was!

Everything was fantastic – the scenery, the weather (in fact it was a bit too hot at times!), the accommodation, the amazing meals Sam provided for us, the cycle routes James took us on himself or provided us with and the enthusiasm of the group to share a long overdue holiday.

The Corrèze area, unknown to most of us, offered up a wide variety of cycling delights – long climbs, swift descents, rolling hills, views across valleys to the Massif Central, shade in the forest areas, lakes, pretty villages with wonderful tiled roofs, smooth road surfaces even on very narrow roads and welcoming coffee and lunch stops. We were fortunate to have some talented and enthusiastic French speakers in our group, which made engaging with the locals easier and more enjoyable.

Had it not been so hot we would have cycled further each day and explored more of the region, perhaps going a little further south into the Dordogne region. But towards the end of the week, by lunch time the temperature was rapidly approaching the mid 30Cs and all most of us could think about was getting back to James and Sam’s beautiful house, cooling off in the pool, then sitting in the shade listening to the croaking of the frogs in their lake. Our evenings were spent eating, drinking and laughing together – what could be better.

If you are thinking of a cycling holiday in France then check out Corrèze Cycling as an option. It’s hard to imagine that you’d be disappointed.