Blossom and the ventoux

Chairs are set outside, the sunshine is coming

Spoke Concierge

Welcome to our April newsletter and to an April that’s intermittent between fresh sunshine and the first feelings of warmth in the air, to a down right coldness that seeps in at night. Take a deep breathe and feel the Spring bursting out all around you. White and pink blossoms of the almond and cherry trees and deep purple Iris’s poking above ground and filling the grass banks at the sides of the road.

Everyone is getting ready for the season, when families and friends start to flock into this magical part of the world. Restaurants are starting to open their awnings, cafe chairs are being put outside and pool shops, les magazines des piscines” in the towns are getting visited each day by maintenance crews as they gear up the workings of their private pools.

But more than anything else, April 2016 sees the launch of Spoke Concierge, a cycling holiday company that caters for keen cyclists looking to explore Provence with some luxury offerings along the way. Spoke has chosen The Apple Orchard to be one of its luxury cycling villas. Spoke specialize in creating exciting luxury travel itineraries for cyclists (including high end bike rental and tour guiding) whilst sourcing beautiful villas and offering a host of other activities (including cookery lessons, wine tours, chefs to cook in your own villa, yoga classes, massage, tours of the region, whatever it is you want to do…..Choose a selection of recommended activities and Spoke can deliver an exsquisite holiday package. To make inquiries please visit the Spoke Concierge website at:

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