Prize Draw - 'Starry Nights in Provence' leisurely, self-guided cycling holiday courtesy of Cycling for Softies

October 2018 Prize Draw

Date published: 30 Sep 18

Starry Nights in Provence by Cycling for SoftiesThis prize draw is now closed.

For this month’s prize, you have the chance to win a fantastic five-night half-board cycling break for two in Provence, France. Our partner Cycling for Softies curated this tour based on client feedback, taking the very best bits from a longer cycling tour to create a unique, leisurely experience with inspiration drawn from Van Gogh’s famous painting, ‘Starry Nights’.

You will cycle between beautiful Provençal villages and stay at luxury 4 and 5-star boutique hotels. You will also have the option to upgrade to an e-bike if you want to.

Begin in the beautiful town of St Rémy de Provence, with its historic square, winding streets and Van Gogh heritage. The next day, head toward the hilltop fortress of Baux-de-Provence. Here, the cobbled streets are lined with lovely cafés and the views from the medieval ‘Citadelle des Baux’ are magnificent.

Starry Nights in Provence by Cycling for SoftiesOver the next few days, you will cycle west to meet the Rhône river at the twin towns of Beaucaire and Tarascon (with its stunning castle not to be missed). The route then continues southwards, following small roads to Arles. You will head south into the Camargue Nature Reserve, which covers Europe’s largest river delta. The beautiful wetlands and salt water lagoons here are a haven for a wide range of wildlife.

Finally, you will return to St Rémy de Provence, taking you past Château de Barbegal and winding around the southwestern corner of the Alpilles.

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Other Members' Thoughts - 111 Comment(s)

  • SilverTravelUser_3660
    about 1 month ago
    Would love to win!
  • Chamaco
    about 1 month ago
    Neither my wife nor I have cycled for years. My wife has Parkinson's and I have mobility problems. We would both be very happy to try this, but on E Bikes.
  • SJO
    about 1 month ago
    30 or more years since I last cycled in Provence. Would live to go back with such a great operator as Cycling for Softies
  • IanT13
    about 2 months ago
    Wow what a great way this would be to get back into cycling!
  • eeee
    about 2 months ago
    I've just started cycling again - this looks like a fantastic little holiday!
  • DLM
    about 2 months ago
    Husband would be over the moon, it's his idea of a perfect holiday! I think I would be on the e-bike though! What a fantastic prize. Fingers crossed X
  • bikerbill
    about 2 months ago
    This sounds like an ideal holiday for a cycle lover.
  • JulieAAA
    about 2 months ago
    I haven't cycled for years, and I'm not very fit either, but I like the idea of cycling for "softies" including being able to use an e-bike! I'd love to win this prize to try it out at nil cost.
  • gretgreen
    about 2 months ago
    Looks great
  • cherries
    about 2 months ago
    Would love to win
  • DaveM
    about 2 months ago
    Looks great would make a fantastic starter into the world of cycling holidays
  • keithydee
    about 2 months ago
    It sounds fantastic and our sort of holiday!
  • june
    about 2 months ago
    love france
  • Devonsun1
    about 2 months ago
    Sounds idyllic, went to Il de Re, France this summer, loved the cycling on the dedicated traffic free paths.
  • forestheather
    about 2 months ago
    Sounds like my kind of pedalling
  • SKYmike
    about 2 months ago
    Love to see how easy the route is - going at my own pace :)
  • Gaz
    about 2 months ago
    Cycle everywhere, would be great to win!
  • SueH53
    about 2 months ago
    Always wanted to visit Provence & a cycling tour looks ideal!
  • MikeC586
    about 2 months ago
    Excellent prize - stunning countryside and healthy too (well, apart from the wine, maybe)!
  • JenniferM
    about 2 months ago
    Love cycling, would love this holiday!
  • Artista
    about 2 months ago
    I couldn't manage a regular bike but an electric one sounds wonderful - starry starry nights!!!!
  • LizCraw5
    about 2 months ago
    i am not a competent cyclist, but this looks so good
  • Yorkshire-Lass_3
    about 2 months ago
    Great prize but i think my Granddaughter will pinch it if i win .
  • KenPoole
    about 2 months ago
    Better get some lycra just in case!
  • Martinh4
    about 2 months ago
    That’s a really nice prize!