Charente Bike Route - La Vie en Rose B&B (Champagne Mouton)

Picture postcard B&B on the official Tour de Charente bike route

15 Chez Pouvaraud
16350 Champagne Mouton
Charente, Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Phone: +33 (0)5 45 30 73 77

Price from: €55 per night per room with ensuite or €350 per week. (Mention Freewheeling France when you get in touch)

Open: Closed Christmas and New Year

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This charming Charantaise cottage B&B is on the official Tour de Charente bike route. It's run by Sue and Gordon, who's a cyclist keen to share his local routes with the rest of us. "I can strongly recommend the roads and many paths in the Charente to both road and off-road bikers," he writes. "I would liken the terrain of our part of the Charente to the Cotswolds, though it's still very, very quiet here – when I bike to Ruffec on the main road, it's a leisurely ride taking about an hour, and I might see six or so cars. Taking the dogs for a walk on one of the many paths through the local fields and woods is usually a solitary ramble – we saw one other couple the whole of last week. Our B&B would suit any cyclist, and we have a stone bike shed and stone barn to house bikes as well as to work on them." The 1870s cottage offers comfortable en suite B&B accommodation with lovely timber ceilings and a four-poster bed. Sue and Gordon have local maps that cover the extensive network of country paths and lanes, plus they can help arrange bike hire if you're not bringing your own. Private garden and patio. Free wifi. Hidden away in the quiet countryside about 90km from both Limoges and Poitiers.
*** We've stayed here - read our review. ***

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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