If you are looking to book an unforgettable holiday, then look no further. VéloGîtes is a collection of French holiday gîtes with a pool, located just ten minutes’ walk away from the vibrant village of Availles-Limouzine. We are situated on the slopes of the beautiful Vienne river with stunning views and so many activities in the local area. VéloGîtes offers six gîtes contained within a two hundred-year-old converted barn. The entrance hall is a stunning triple mezzanine and all the gîtes have separate entrances and access to outside terraces.
The business was launched in August 2019 with a clear objective to provide an unforgettably relaxing holiday for all guests. Our beautiful 12m x 6m heated swimming pool was built in 2020 and overlooks the village. It is a perfect location for groups and families who wish to explore this region of France and all it has to offer!
Our mini-farm is also a firm favourite with guests where you can help us feed goats, sheep, our donkey, Wilbur and our two Alpacas, Toffee and Chewbacca.
VéloGîtes offers unrivalled supported cycling in a fantastic location, however, we are aware that not all guests wish to explore the local roads on a bicycle. You can rest assured that a stay at VéloGîtes is first and foremost a wonderful family holiday destination in beautiful countryside.
We launched the business in August 2019 and initially wanted to create a cycling holiday center in the beautiful countryside. Unfortunately, Covid hit and we were unable to accept guests until July 2020. There was no point in advertising for cycling holidays during this time but found that all our bookings were from families and groups who were looking for a perfect place to get together.
Even with little advertising, our booking calendar filled up quickly. There is an expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Of course, we have set some beautiful cycling routes, but VéloGîtes is first and foremost the perfect holiday location for groups and families in France. The name “VéloGîtes” will not change as we have many very positive reviews associated with the name, and of course, our website.
Graham is a keen cyclist who recently completed a 1,150km charity bike ride from St Malo to Amsterdam. After doing extensive research, Graham found out that it was almost impossible to fuel a passion for cycling whilst taking a family holiday. Most cycling holidays in France are multi-centre tours which exclude family members who may want to just chill out around the pool or explore the local areas.
Kathy has been involved with the service sector for her entire career and loves nothing more than providing a warm welcome for all our guests. She was awarded a Guernsey customer service award which was voted for by her clients and has a passion for interior design which is reflected in the renovated gîtes.
Our decision to move to France with our family and animals was the subject of recent French Property News article; please click on the button below to take a look.
Establishing the perfect family gîte complex in France required an amazing location. After eighteen months of searching, we found our home; Availles-Limouzine. Nestled in between rolling hills and the river Vienne valley, the village is alive with colour and activity. There is a short tree-lined path leading from VéloGîtes and past the adventure playground, in to the village. Here you will find restaurants and of course the all-important boulangerie for fresh bread and croissants. There is also a market in the village every Thursday with a number of stalls selling fresh local produce. For a full range of activities in the area, please see our page “Things to do“. Whether you like cycling, fishing, motor racing or just relaxing, there is something for everyone!
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