We had a super weekend last September after a disaster in La Rochelle, Kevin and Denise most certainly came to our rescue and hosted us a fabulous time. We would and will be returning, we haven’t done the area justice yet. What we have seen is beautiful, the local people are friendly and Chinon is a lovely town. Kevin and Denise are super hosts, food is fabulous and Kevin’s knowledge of the area and the wine is great. Would definitely recommend the wine tasting at Bouvet-Ladubay. Can’t wait to return.
What Our Guests Say
This is the second time this group of old boys, who are now even older, have been away for an adventure weekend. The first time when we were a lot younger saw us experience the delights of the Thames in 3 men and boat style rowing for two days, stopping at every pub we could find.
This time it was suggested we would go to France and the Loire Valley cycling and drinking wine. The reason for the Loire was not only its beauty and stunning landscape but it’s also very flat, no hills good for older boys on bikes. We were given a recommendation to call Kevin and Denise at Loire Valley Leisure Holidays, which we did and this could not have been a better weekend.
Denise and Kev are the most helpful and accommodating hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. From being picked up from the airport we were looked after and wished for nothing the whole weekend. Kev transported us and the bikes which they provided to the drop of points and then collected us when we were finished from any point we decided we had enough. For us a 25-mile bike ride with numerous stops along the route to taste wine and have a leisurely lunch was by far enough.
Their accommodation and hospitality were exceptional, and Denise’s cooking was fantastic. Along with the wine that Colin provided and described we had some very enjoyable evenings which lasted into the early hours.
If you are looking for a tailored holiday, then I would suggest you contact Denise and Kev who will make sure anything you need is catered for. You will not be disappointed, and I guarantee you will be wanting to go back.
Old Boys Jolly French Outing
Kev and Denise have got to be the most hospitable people ever!!
The plan was vineyards (of course we are in the Loire valley) and within twenty minutes of being collected at the airport we were at our first one. Sante.
On our return from brilliantly organised days out with our very own chauffeur (Mr. Smurf) we were greeted with a glass of local wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by really good home cooking by Denise. On day three we changed our plans (only the evening before) and asked for a cycling day. Kev arrived in the morning with their bikes onboard, route planned and ready to go. We were dropped off in one village and picked up in another when we had had enough.
Kev and Denise really are the most accommodating hosts.
Thank you for a fantastic weekend.
Had a wonderful day on the one day bike and wine tour experience. Denise and Kevin were the perfect hosts – they collected us from our accommodation in Saumur, took us cycling along the beautiful Loire, provided a superb picnic lunch with wine, took us to the exceptional Chateau de Targe for the tasting of 12 (yes 12!) wines and finished the day sampling sparkling wines at Gratien & Meyer. We enjoyed every minute – thank you so much Denise and Kevin
Just had the most amazing holiday in France
We were completely spoiled by Kevin & Denise who arrange everything for you including a 4 course meal every night! Highly recommend this to families and friends as a relaxingly active experience. “Getting out of the car helped reconnect us as a family” Thank you!