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

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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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  • almonds
    8 months ago
    Fantastic opportunity. Love to do this. Perfect way to spend time together.
  • Eric56m
    8 months ago
    Hill top fortress, on a bike, sounds interesting.
  • jillwales
    8 months ago
    This holiday would be a fantastic opportunity to combine 2 goals I have set for myself- for the coming yea: one, to return to France and two, to bite the bullet and go on a cycling adventure. A gentle introduction to the French countryside and cycling experience-marvellous.
  • AE-Wales
    8 months ago
    Absolutely Fantastic for hubby and myself have to keep ourselves young!
  • BigG
    8 months ago
    Never been on a cycling holiday before so this would be the perfect way to start
  • june
    8 months ago
    oh, at my age i would certainly need the up grade ! it woud be great
  • hengis
    8 months ago
    Looks like an awesome expedition.Cycling has the advantage of making progress but being able to drink in the landscape sights and smells.
  • Joodles
    8 months ago
    I want this prize so much!
  • Mistie
    8 months ago
    Cycling for Softies. Just up my Rue. Here's hoping (not hopping if I fall off!)
  • garwen
    8 months ago
    My partner and I have got the cycling bug. We are out together at every opportunity and the fresh air and exercise is great. The things we see that you miss when in the car are amazing. It would be a wonderful chance to go and see some different sites in a different country.
  • lee8000
    8 months ago
    yes please!
  • mr.ling
    8 months ago
    yes please!
  • Rico
    8 months ago
    Great prize. Have wanted to visit Provence for ages and also wanted to go on a cycling holiday. Two birds, one stone .....
  • roy-rogers
    8 months ago
    If I don't win I think I'm still going !
  • Paras
    8 months ago
    What an absolutely lovely cycling opportunity! Would love to be a part of it. :D
  • Claire25
    8 months ago
    Super prize- would love to win
    8 months ago
    Great prize. Would absolutely love to win it.
  • Helen10
    8 months ago
    This sounds fabulous. I’ve always fancied a cycling holiday and the “softies” part of the title makes it sound much more achievable (not to mention the upgrade to electric bikes!).
  • Thelly
    8 months ago
    I would SO love this - I am a softy but still cycling as long as it's flat! Really want to see France too.
  • Jackdash
    8 months ago
    Idyllic holiday - France on a bike
  • JackD
    8 months ago
    Wow !
  • MeMyselfI
    8 months ago
    Great Prize !
  • blackbis5
    8 months ago
    I have got to admit I have not rode a bike for years, I just hope the term "like riding a bike, you never forget" is true. I would love to do this tho, as the thought of cycling around France with a breeze in my hair, sounds amazing
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
    An adventure in Provence would be a great way to celebrate retirement! The small of lavender and herbs and some lovely Italian wine under beautiful summer skies. Might need an e bike though.
  • Rowsie
    8 months ago
    I haven't been on a bike for years but this appeals and it must be easy to pick up the basics again!