France Bordeaux to Sete Cycle Tour 2019

From NZD $4,050.00
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Location: Martinborough, Wellington

 A great opportunity to taste the pleasures of an extended ride under your own steam across historic French countryside! No noise, no traffic, no stress... just a gentle progression through French countryside and towns. Your kiwi hosts and Green Jersey cycling buddies add familiarity to the magic French countryside, and support your journey. We visit medieval cities; little changed from the Middle Ages. Dine at local restaurants that deservedly have international reputations. All you need to do is get to the start point. We will take care of the rest. Available 2019 tour dates:

• Depart Bordeaux city  3rd July 2019

• Arriving Sete – 17th July 2019

Kiwis on tour in France 2018

You should train to cover about 50km on a daily basis. If you can jump on your bike and cycle 50km (say Martinborough to Masterton) without undue effect, you will be ok on this tour. Your fitness improves as the days progress. :>)

About the ride

Cycling days will range from 40 to 85km mostly off road on canal paths or purpose-built cycleways. The cycle path is an easy grade. There are rest and sightseeing days at Toulouse and Carcassonne. We have optional side trips to local villages and historic places which are additional kilometres. Some museums and attractions may charge entrance fees, which are at your own cost. 2019 Itinerary


Euro 2,300 or $NZ 4,050 per person based on double/twin share rooms and based on the $NZ exchange rate at 27/9/2018. Final price will be fixed at Euro to $NZ exchange rate on payment due date. Exchange rate fluctuations are at customer’s risk. Supplementary or optional additional costs:

• E-bike hire: Euro 200

• All evening meals prepaid: Euro 311per person - 3 to 4 course menu - (only available if a whole group opts for this)

• Single person room supplement 16 nights: Euro 550

• Supplementary nights in Bordeaux or Sète: (Bed & Breakfast) at a 2* hotel: Euro 62 per person per night – double twin rooms

The tour price includes

• Standard hybrid bike & helmet hire and repatriation of bikes

• Bike repair kit

• 16 x nights in guest houses and 2*/3* hotels in double/twin rooms with en-suite facilities

• 16 x breakfasts

• 6 x dinners (3 to 4 course menu)

• Daily baggage transfers (one bag up to 30kg)

• Detailed road book, maps and GPS tracks

• Tour host support and some historical interpretation

• Support including expert French based support as required


• Currency conversion costs, and NZ and French taxes

• International flights

• Your transfers to the meeting place and from the finish point – both have airports/railway stations nearby

• The cost of all lunches and 10 dinners are not included, unless the group agrees to purchase the all evening meals included supplement

• All alcohol and other drinks

• Travel Insurance (health/travel insurance is mandatory) – please ensure that you tell your insurer what you are doing and disclose any pre-existing conditions

• The costs of any medical treatment required on tour

• The costs of visits to any museums, monuments or other attractions while on tour

• Additional travel or costs related to change in the programme due to bad weather or other unavoidable issues

• Local Sim card or roaming costs

• Additional travel or costs related to change in the programme due to bad weather or other unavoidable events

• All personal expenses

• Everything not mentioned under “the price includes".

How to book:

• Register your interest by phoning 0275972667 or emailing

• A link or form will be sent to you to complete all your booking information. Payment Payment must be by bank transfer to the Green Jersey bank account within 24 hours of invoicing. We cannot accept payment by credit card on this transaction. Payments are due

• On confirmation of booking 30% of the full cost is due

• The balance will be invoiced and is due on 15th April 2019 based on the ANZ buy Euro rate on the day

• Full payment can be made at any time thus fixing the Euro to $NZ exchange rate at that date. Cancellation policy In the event that you cancel your tour Green Jersey will reimburse the entire sum paid for the tour, minus the following cancellation charges:

• More than 60 days before departure: 5 % of the tour price

• Between 60 and 31 days before departure: 15 % of the tour

• Between 30 and 21 days: 35 % of the tour price

• Between 20 and 14 days: 50 % of the tour price

• Between 13 and 7 days: 75 % of the tour price

• Less than 7 days before departure: 100 % of the tour price You should ensure that your travel insurance covers unforeseen need to cancel.