Elizabeth Hull from Austinmer near Sydney and her partner David Hull would like to introduce their company ‘Bikeit You’ll Likeit’.
We offer boutique cycle tours cycle tours in the Limousin region of France. Our rides are fully supported and our rates are competitive. Feel free to take a look at our website: www.bikeit-likeit.com
We offer BARBUG and iBug members a special between May- October, 2009.
Special Offer for members of the Bicycle Users Group .
BUG members don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of this special for late Summer and Autumn of 2009.
Don’t miss out on a chance to have a marvellous supported cycling trip on traffic free roads. The variety and consistent good quality of the cuisine and accommodation on our routes are the result of detailed careful research into the best points of historical and natural interest. Our local knowledge will also guarantee excellent wine, food and a comfortable bed in charming accommodation; definitely a memorable incentive to reward the day’s riding.
We have had excellent client response to our rides.
Check our client responses on our website at: www.bikeit-likeit.com
Discounts as follows for group bookings with holding deposit made by April 30, 2009;
- Bring 8 riders and receive a discount of 50% off the cost of one persons tour
- Bring 4/5/6 Riders get 25% off the cost of one persons tour.
- Be the organiser and save on your tour or pass the reduction on to your group.
We are confident that the tranquillity and beauty of the rural landscape in this part of central France provides a great fitness break, with plenty of novelty and adventure throughout each day of cycling. Choose from a variety of tour options to suit your ability or time frame. Cruise the countryside on one of our top quality touring road bikes.
We look forward to meeting you in France.
Elizabeth and David Hull
Cycling the Creuse in June 2008
The Creuse is the perfect cycling mix; rolling quiet rural roads, historic sites, rolling farm and forest lands and great food.
Our party of four included novice and regular tour cyclists. Two Australian teachers and two Kiwis were recently retired from full time work to active adventuring and travel.
As a touring holiday the 40 -55 km per day allowed for château and museum visits and long ‘picnic’ lunches.
Accommodation, including dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch, was arranged in advance by our tour hosts, David and Liz Hull from Auzances.
A detailed route description for each day was accompanied by a detailed map to assist us through the maze of the regions D and V roads.
Our bags were transported each day to our next accommodation. By doing two loop ride days we had two nights in the same location. It was almost like coming home on those evenings !
Small family hotels and farm stays gave us a natural opportunity to meet the ‘locals’ in a warm and friendly environment and eat the best cuisine I have ever enjoyed on a bicycle tour or walking trip!
The picnic lunch packs often assumed we had a bike ‘trailer’ to carry the meal. With some tact we were able to condense the packages of cheese, salad, meats, bread and fruit. These were always enjoyed by a lake, in the forest or by a patch of spring flowers in a field.
Finding an open cafe was a bit of a challenge, but with experience we timed a caffine breaks fairly successfully in some most interesting village bars.
Local drivers are very cyclist friendly compared to ‘down under’. Our two newer touring cyclists were not intimidated at any stage by ‘rally type drivers’, large items of moving farm machinery or stray cows ! Only three potholes were noted in over 450 km of road.
Specific highlights on our tour included; Spa at Evaux, Château in Boussac with it’s tapestries, (I’d just finished reading Tracy Chevalier’s Lady and the Unicorn) Château de Villemonteix, Moutier d’Ahun, Lake Vassiviere, Aubusson, Crocq and Sermur.
Each day was an adventure with a hot shower, a fine meal with wine and cheese and a snug bed to complete the journey.
In our view, the Creuse on two wheels has everything to offer. I know Liz and David Hull (www.bikeit-likeit;com) could plan a cycle tour to meet your or your friends requirements.
We leave to return.
Ted and Jocelyn Booth
Comments From Clients
« Bikeit Likeit Tours should be advertised as a Gourmet Tours..never had such great accommodation and food on a bike holiday !! »
Cathie Tulloh- North Wollongong
« The bikes were superb …light, well-maintained and how wonderful to ride without the worry and weight of luggage. »
Hugh Gilbert- Wollongong
« I just adore my bike, can I take it home with me ? »
Kate Bryant – Suffolk, UK
« What a great sense of achievement to have ridden 500km on holiday and to know my fitness levels have now increased not decreased ! There was no problem about whether to cut down on the gourmet dinners, I just rode off the calories next day »
Jan Young- Aukland, New Zealand