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'Mixed Ability Group' Six of us stayed for a week at the end of September and it was fabulous. Although we were there to cycle, we also had a fabulous social time enjoying Teresa our host's wonderful cooking, drinking too much local red wine, sampling local cheeses, meeting the other guests and sitting in restaurants and bars in the quaint local village. Now the cycling. A couple of our group were pretty good cyclist and the rest enthusiastic but not particularly experienced. Every morning Roger, our other host, would sit with us at breakfast and discuss options for the day. I can honestly say that each day's cycling was fantastic; pretty scenery, challenging climbs, exhilarating descents, smooth roads.Excellent Holiday. Steven Robertson, London Sept 2014

'Beautiful and Uncomplicated'.We made the trip from Australia this year just to return to Velo Vercor because we loved the cycling and the accommodation so much. We take our riding, food and relaxing seriously so this place ticks all the boxes for us. Teresa and Roger are brilliant hosts who as English speakers provide a valuable link to the French community and have a deep understanding of what the region offers. Loved our repeat stay! Zoe Wilson, Queensland, Australia Sept 2014

'Best Cycling You can Imagine' We chose Velo Vercors on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed there last year and we certainly weren't disappointed. Roger and Teresa are wonderful hosts who really make you feel welcome.I would have to say that our "rest day" was the most enjoyable day that I have ever had on a bike. Cycling through the tunnels and gorges around Col de la machine was unforgettable, and Roger's local knowledge of awesome views yet quiet country roads was invaluable. Hope to come back someday. Bruce Baenisch, Bendigo, Australia Sept 2014

'Best Family Holiday Ever' In August, we stayed at Velo Vercors in August for 9 days. We stayed 2 nights in the B&B rooms and a week in a gite. We found Velo Vercors when searching for self catering accommodation near places with cycle hire as a family with an 8 and 10 year old who were just starting to get their cycling legs. We didn't intend to have a cycling holiday.. It's a testament that despite taking our children to Paris for the first time including a day at Disneyland that, unanimously, our stay at Velo Vercors was the best part of the holiday. Nicola Edmonds, Derbyshire Aug 2014

'Thanks for a wonderful time'. Your enthusiasm is infectious. An inspirational week. Fab, fab, fab! Nicky and Pete. Twickenham Sept 2010

'Roger's route planning and passion for cycling has made our tour of the Alps unforgetable'. Fab views and terrific climbs and we have only scratched the surfact. We hope to return in the near future. Joe and Barbara Gylanders. Blackpool Sept 2010

'We had a really good training week at Velo Vercors'. We couldn't have asked for  better routes, roads or terrain to train on. Thank you very much for the diners - haven't eaten that well in a long time. Will return in the future for some more hard training. Al Murison, Conor Dunne (National GB 25 TT champion), Tom Moses (GB World Champion rider) Paul Young - Glendene Junior CC. Aug 2010

'One of the best training camps I have been on'. Good weather, good food and of course fantastic hosts. Bob Downs. Glendene CC coach/ex GB pro.

'Thank you for the most wonderful time' - the switch off from work and the UK was instant, bike rides to suit those who want to pootle and those who are hardcors and most of all the ability to get 'everyone' in padded lyrca was an award winning feat in itself. It truly was the most brilliant weekend and we will be back. A lot.     Elly and Pete, April 2010 Bristol

'Thank you Teresa and Rog for a truly brilliant 4 days' - we'd all been looking forward to it for ages but it was even more fun than expected. The cycling was fantastic, the scenery spectacular but, most of all, your hospitality and generousity made this the best group holiday we've ever done. Lydia Howland, April 2010 London

'Au revoir Vercors'. You have stolen our hearts with your towering cliffs and green valleys. We leave with stronger legs, hearts and lungs. Hundreds of kilometres;everyday a different route. By bike is best! Many thanks to Roger and Teresa for making us feel so welcome. the great maps and food! Castely Lombe, Canberra Australia April 2010 

'A fantastic holiday' - perhaps the best way for me to enter the world of cycling! Amazing scenery made the tough rides worth it. Many thanks to Roger and Teresa for being such exceptional hosts, (and providing wine in emergencies!) I look forward to a return visit. Carly-Jane O'Hara April 2010

'I felt warmly welcomed to Velo Vercors' Roger and Teresa took care to ensure all our needs were looked after. Our hosts took the time to understand the mixed abilities in our group and suggest routes to suit. Their enthusiasm and experience of the region was a hugh help in getting the best out of this fantastic cycling region. Chris Elliston, Aug 2009

'A wonderful base to explore the beautiful surrounding cols with ample opportunity to kill yourself chasing the fast boys up the hills'...A great mixture of terrain allowing you to mix challenging hill climbs with flatter recovery routes. Roger is a fantastic guide, even if he does get embroiled in half wheeling competitions with younger guys who think they're better than they really are...(and he'll always win!) Great hospitality thank you. Am sure you will be full next year... Lucy Gossage, Triathlete/Ironman 2009

From Trip Advisor...

I've just come back from a brilliant holiday in the Vercors National Park in South Eastern France - a place I didn't really know of before because although it’s in the Alps, it’s the lower, southern Alps that has a character all of its own. We stayed in 1 of 3 great self-catering gites (cottages) called Velo Vercors run by Teresa and Roger Dunne.

The gites have everything you need for a relaxed holiday - comfortable beds, new showers and well equiped kitchens. In fact they have just been completely renovated this year. The Vercors is all about exploring the fabulous landscape and national parks. It’s a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. We went canoeing, spent days picnicking by the waterfalls, climbed up gorges, and just watched the world go by.

There is a constant feeling of anticipation whilst travelling this region, as you never know how the landscape will unfold around the next corner. It is extremely diverse, parts of it are so dramatic it is reminiscent of South Africa with winding mountain roads and jaw-dropping views into valleys and gorges. On the other hand it can be a rolling landscape of wild flower meadows and fields of lavender with gentle running rivers and streams. We also explored some of the small historic towns such as Pont-en-Royans and Crest which are full of typical French elegance and charm and are well worth a visit. 

Velo Vercors is a great base situated in the lovely village of St Jean-en-Royans with its shops, restaurants and cafes and only 40 minutes from Grenoble airport or 30 minutes from Valence TGV. We flew for free from Stansted to Grenoble with Ryan Air. It is easy enough to book a vehicle from the airport, just make sure you do so in advance as we didn’t and luckily our hosts at Velo Vercors were kind enough to pick us up! As Roger finished his semi-pro cycling career in this region he knows it like the back of his hand and offers accompanied rides or route maps and next year they told us they will have a supply of both road and mountain bikes.

Teresa and Roger were great company. We socialised with them quite a lot, although they didn’t impose themselves on us, in fact it was probably the other way around. Teresa is a brilliant cook and having worked in the music industry in London for many years, she is fun-loving and isn’t adverse to the odd social gathering.

I can't say enough about this little gem of a region, Velo Vercors, or our hosts. I just wish we could have spent the whole summer there. Emma Stuart, Norfolk, May 2009

Had a great family holiday at Velo Vercors . Found the village of St Jean charming, with it's little shops, fabulous bakeries and good choice of restaurants. During our stay there was a music festival held in the village square. Our kids were intrigued to see teenage bands joining in  alongside the adults - it was a real family affair and a true taste  of modern French culture.  We are not experienced cyclists but really enjoyed our bike ride around Vassieux en Vercors accompanied by our host Teresa.  We stopped off at the wartime cemetery and the Resistance Museum, which was fascinating and a must for anyone interested in world war 2 history.  All in all ,we felt this area has something for everyone so makes an ideal base for a family holiday and Teresa and Roger are very welcoming hosts. We will be back...  Dimes Family Ireland, July 2009

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Family Offer 2017

Velo Vercors do not charge more during school holidays. Prices start from £1,340 for one week, based on a family of 4 sharing. Price includes 7 nights accommodation in a gite, bike and helmet hire, mapped family-friendly cycle routes throughout your stay, transfers from Lyon St.Expury and a home-cooked, seasonal evening meal on the day of arrival. Offer available until 31st March 2017. 

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