South-west France chateau that's ideal for cycling groups and families
Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Phone: +33 (0)6 78 07 91 61
Price from: Varies with the season - please check via our links or email/phone for info
Open: April to December
There's nothing more quintessentially French than staying in a private family-owned chateau – and that's exactly what Chateau de la Richardie promises for cycling groups. Near the village of Champagne-et-Fontaine on the Dordogne/Charente border, Chateau de la Richardie is halfway between Angouleme and Perigueux in south-west France. The chateau sleeps up to 17 people in 7 bedrooms and it's offered on a self-catered basis (local catering can also be provided). This is an ideal base for cycling groups or families with a mix of cyclists and non-cyclists. The chateau – which dates to the 18th century – has been full restored and comes complete with modcons (including a heated saltwater swimming pool). The area is packed full of interesting cycling routes for all abilities, going via historic towns and villages. These quiet roads are massively undercycled and underrated. Hosts Fran and Paul are on hand to provide additional support and advice about local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and activities. English and French spoken.
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