Published by Lyn on 28 June 2016
Jacqui Brown checked out the bike-friendly Les Amandiers Hotel in Tournon-sur-Rhône on the river Rhone.
We stayed for two nights at Les Amandiers in Tournon-sur-Rhône when we cycled the Archechoise sportive. It's a family run accueil vélo hotel a short walk from the town centre. It has a car park and generously allowed us to leave our car here while we were away cycling La Dolce Via.
5 things we liked
1. We were impressed at how accommodating for cyclists they were – despite already having a group of 15 cyclists storing their bikes in the garage, they found secure space in the laundry room for ours, along with some others.
2. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, with a bath that Adrian’s legs really appreciated after his Ardechoise sportive.
3. We were lucky to have a room with a balcony, an outside table and chairs, a view of the mountains and evening sunshine.
4. Breakfast was a very generous buffet, including savoury meats, cheeses and eggs as well as croissants, bread, fruit and yoghurt. There was no going hungry here. A really nice gesture was opening up early for breakfast at 5.30am as many of the guests were cyclists taking part in the Ardechoise cyclosportive.
The Comako restaurant is clean, bright and fresh with original artwork on the walls, and the food is innovative. Le Tournesol is very smart with friendly service and food that looked good on the plate and tasted delicious. It is the vibrant colours and flavours I remember, especially the chocolate dessert of my dreams.
Les Amandiers Hotel
13, Avenue de Nîmes, 07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône
Book online here
Our guest reviewer Jacqui Brown writes French Village Diaries, a blog about life in Poitou-Charentes, cycling, French food, travel, and books.