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Last Saturday the Telegraph newspaper's magazine published its annual travel issue, with major features by top writers reporting from around the world - and one of them was about a family cycling holiday at our gorgeous Les Bernaches villa on the Ile de Re. Close to La Rochelle, the island has become seriously glamorous in an understated sort of way and is now  popular with celebrities like Jonny Depp, Gerard Depardieu and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Charles Aznavour once wrote a song about its forest.

Journalist Tim Moore was surprised that even his teenage children enjoyed their days in the saddle, observing that in the flat landscape of the Ile de Re 'the bicycle was simply the only sensible means of getting around'. He was also impressed by Villa Bernache's modern luxuries and walled garden shaded by olive and fruit trees and enjoyed cycling to the Bois-Plage market for fresh croissants and provisions each morning.

Many parts of France are ideal for cycling. If you're thinking of tasting the delights of a holiday on two wheels, then our range of cycling holidays, based at your own self-catering property, gives you the best of all worlds with independence to plan your own routes and schedules - often with the help of experienced owners living on-site. Why not see France the slow way this year - and get fitter as you go?

You can see the complete article here.