Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019)
On May 11th, the strict COVID-19 confinement will end in our region of France (Pays de la Loire). We will be able to travel up to 100kms from home and cycling locally will be back on our agenda.
Ruby, our daughter, will also be returning to school on Thursday 14th May so parts of life are returning to the new normal.
Travel restrictions both within France and with other countries remain and we look forward to these gradually being removed.
We want to say thank you to our guests who were booked on Spring & early Summer 2020 cycling holidays. You have been understanding and generous in allowing us to reschedule your holidays to later this year or into 2021. We cannot wait to host you when you finally arrive at Le Gué de Ray!
To reflect the uncertain times, we’ve changed our booking policy for new bookings.
- New deposits for cycling holidays in 2020 & 2021 have been reduced to €100 p/person
- The deposits are transferable – should you need to delay your holiday due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can transfer your deposit to another date of your choice, up until June 2022.
- For the remainder of 2020 we will take the balance of your holiday two weeks before the holiday.
Why Loire Life Cycling will still be here after Covid-19
Many businesses will be unable to withstand the loss of business due to Covid-19. When there is no income, paying the rent, loans and fixed costs will be impossible.
Loire Life Cycling Holidays will still be here when this is all over and it will end – these things always do.
Not only is Le Gué de Ray our base for cycling holidays, it is also our home and we’re not planning on going anywhere, anytime soon!
We have always taken an organic approach to growing Loire Life Cycling Holidays and have not borrowed to create the business. So, we don’t have loans to service and we already own the complex at Le Gué de Ray.
With the state help we are receiving, making cost savings where we can and guests rolling over their deposits to 2021 we will get through 2020. We will also look to the French domestic market to try and fill our empty weeks.
No cycling holidays but plenty to do
We have kept busy, even without guests during March, April, May & June.
We’ve brought forward maintenance projects that need time rather than money. The grounds of Le Gué de Ray look amazing and the property will be in great shape when we welcome you to our cycling holidays!
Stay safe and we will be here when you are all once again able to travel.