The Vienne Département is named after the majestic River Vienne which courses through the heart of the region.
The area around Longère Louise offers wonderful contrasting landscapes for cyclists, as well as an abundance of cultural heritage.
The cottage lies close to the wonderfully diverse La Brenne National Park as well as being directly on one of the 12 cycling routes in the Vienne.
Jump on your bike and cycle through undulating fields of sunflowers and wheat, unspoilt mysterious forests and sloping vineyards dotted with dolmens.
You can also access the extensive network of signed cycle paths meandering through the valleys.
Cycles can be stored securely on the ground floor of the cottage.
CYCLE HIRE AT LONGÈRE LOUISE
Bike Hire Direct is a really convenient way to arrange bike hire before you leave with free delivery to and collection from the cottage.
However if the cycling bug is something that only first bites when you arrive - fear not! There are several local firms that will be happy to rent you bikes for the duration of your stay. Among them are:
La Grange Blanche - hire mountain bikes (VTT) for adults and children, child seats and helmets. They also offer cycle tours, maps and cycling activities at the centre. Find them at: La Grange Blanche, Saint Germain, 86310 Saint-Savin, 05 49 48 98 69, http://www.gite-enlo.com
CPA Lathus, Randonnee VTT - hire mountain bikes for all the family. They are classified as a centre for mountain bike activities and can offer a wide variety of accompanied tours. Find them at: La Voulzie, 86390 Lathus-Saint-Rémy, 05 49 91 83 30, http://www.cpa-lathus.asso.fr
Base de Plein Air du Blanc - hire of adult and child mountain bikes and tandems. Find them at: Rue des Landelles, 36300 Blanc (Le), 02 54 37 36 85.
PLEASE VISIT THEIR SITE FOR MORE DETAILS ON BIKE HIRE IN FRANCE