Mellow Vélos
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Mellow Velos, Gorges du Tarn is a local cycle hire service, delivering bikes for your holiday. We have a wide range of styles, sizes and accessories. For a small fee we deliver and collect your bikes and we will also take you and your bikes to the start of rides on the causses and along the gorges. English, French, German and Dutch spoken.
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Marie Daniel
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We rented two bicycles from Geoff and Tessa for a week in August 2019. They made it possible for us to avoid using a car for the entire week as they delivered the bicycles to us and took us to the train station at the end of our stay. Given that this is their peak season I expected that they would be very rushed but could not believe the patience Geoff had when he met us. His attention to detail was amazing.He included water bottles, maps, lights, everything one can think of. The bicycles were in excellent condition! In addition he showed us which routes will be the nicest for us to cycle during the week. His recommendations were excellent and saved us a lot of time trying to figure out where to go. I also forgot my swimming suit in my backpack and he delivered it to us that same evening with a smile. It was such a wonderful experience and the local craft beer he surprised us with at the end of our week must have been the best I ever tasted. We cannot thank you enough Geoff and Tessa and recommend them for anyone planning a trip to les Cevennes!
Written 12 September 2019
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Vince
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
As far a customer service goes, Geoff and the team cannot be beaten.

I was staying roughly 2 hours from Mellow Velo's and the bike was delivered and collected for an extremely fair price (my location was also some way up in the mountain and not easily accessible)

When the bike arrived it was as per the specification, clean, tidy and had been maintained well. I am keen cyclist and it is fair to say I put it through its paces. Geoff delivered the bike with everything one would require, helmet, small pump, spare inner tubes, cafe lock and even a race pump.

After a couple of days of cycling solo my partner decided she too would like a bike for a day, Geoff kindly returned (despite collection being the next day for my bike and the distance and location of drop off being some what out of the way) and delivered a second bike along with all the kit so that my partner could join me, Mellow Velos even went above and beyond and kindly lent my partner some cycling attire, padded shorts and a jersey only to enhance her comfort when riding.

Thanks to the service at Mellow Velo I finally had a chance to experience some of the best cycling the South of France had to offer.

Thank you Geoff

Kind Regards

Vince and Sarah. - the ones who stayed off the beaten track up a mountain :)
Vince
Written 22 July 2019
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Delighted to hear that you managed to get some good rides in, and we were so pleased that your partner decided to join you. Glad you liked the service - as keen road cyclists ourselves we understand the importance of good kit. Hope to see you again.
Written 23 July 2019
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nadjaanan
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Family
This is was the best bike-rent-experience we ever made! Getting the bikes to our starting point and excellent information regarding the fitting route was just perfect. Next time we will do more than one bike-trip!!
Written 2 October 2018
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Eddy M
Asse, Belgium2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We wanted to do a bike trip in the Gorges and asked Geoff and Tessa for bikes and advice. My wife suffers from a bad back - that's why we rented an electric bike for her - and they explained us a road trip that was very beautiful and not too difficult to ride.
Geoff has even adjusted the e-bike to the best position for my wife.

Conclusion: if you want to hire bikes in the Gorges du Tarn, don't hesitate !
Written 12 August 2018
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Sam L
4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We were camping nearby with our three kids (9, 7 and 4) and emailed Geoff and Tessa to ask them to suggest an easy route for a family day cycling -- and about renting us adult bikes (we had bikes for the kids). They responded immediately and with huge helpfulness and enthusiasm, sorted us out on the day, drove all the way to Ispagnac to pick us up and (refusing extra payment) even fixed the brakes on my daughter's bike. The route they suggested was easy to follow, and gorgeous every pedal-step of the way. We couldn't have been more happy with the experience, or more grateful for their friendliness and professionalism. So much more than a basic bike-hire place.
Written 7 August 2018
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Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting you and your very lovely family, it was a fun morning for us too.
Written 9 August 2018
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justerinity
Marshfield, UK2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Thanks to the person who came in at review 100 (which I wanted) I hired a bike from MV and did a wonderful 30k Route round the mountains followed by a 3 mile descent back into the Gorge. It was exhausting and exhilarating. Thanks to Mellow Vélos for sorting reliable, good-quality bikes in a punctual fashion, with a well priced uplift service. Merci Tessa et Geoff!
Written 30 July 2018
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Sorry you missed the 100th slot! But very pleased to hear you had a good time, come again!
Written 31 July 2018
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Charles S
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
I travel from the UK to Lozere in the south of the Massif Central every summer as I'm half French and have family in the area. I'm also a keen cyclist, as are my two sons (11 and 14) who have both raced since they were small. However, this was the first time I'd come across Mellow Velos.

Geoff and Tessa run the operation from their gite on the banks of the River Tarn near Ste Enimie, one of the most beautiful spots in France. It's a great location for cycling whatever your level of fitness and you can pootle along the road the follows the Tarn - or, if you're feeling energetic, head upwards onto the Causses (the high plains). This involves a steep climb of 400-500 metres whichever route you take, or 1000 metres if you go further afield to the top of Mont Lozere or Mont Aigoual. Whether you're into road or MTB you've got an endless choice of testing routes if that's what you're looking for. You can also ask them to drive you out to the start of your ride for a reasonable fee.

This is the best bike hire business I've come across. There's a great choice of bikes (I had a really nice Planet X carbon frame specced with Ultegra and a decent wheelset) and it includes more esoteric options such as a high end Lapierre MTB tandem and e-bikes for on-road and off. But more than that, Tessa and Geoff are accommodating and really go the extra mile, with maps, water and cereal bars added to our order at no cost.

I'll certainly be back next summer.
Written 30 July 2018
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Hi Charles, Thanks so much for this review, sorry you missed on being the 100th reviewer! We're so pleased that you and the boys had such a great time, it was a real pleasure meeting you all and hearing about all your cycling adventures, including the unicycles! We only give our cereal bars to loyal customers....and so we hope to see you again next year. All the best Tessa
Written 31 July 2018
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Andy_P_00712345
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Used Geoff and Tessa to access a VTT route on the plateaux- great service, uplift service and advice on how to access an awesome descent!
Written 29 July 2018
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Greg0A
Minneapolis, MN41 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Found Tessa and Geoff via Tripadvisor and can not say enough positives about Mellow Velos/ Tessa and Geoff -their seamless, super convenient customer service - e.g.pick up with great bikes at the hotel - shuttle to start of ride - great route selection etc. wow - all done in an easy, kind, fun, understated low key manner but importantly with great gear, with great attention to details and deep knowledge of the area.
In our case we followed Geoff's recommendation and added a steep downhill back into the valley- which kept our teenage sons fully engaged and super excited about the whole experience - we unfortunately could not stay longer than a day but would highly recommend to plan for multiple days and a mix between biking and perhaps some canoeing.
Written 4 July 2018
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Thank you! So glad you and your family had a good day.
Written 5 July 2018
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bert v
2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We hired two e-mountainbikes from Mellow Velos site run by Geoff and Tessa from Ispaniac in Georges du Tarn. They delivered to our doorstep and gave us a good set of maps for trips in the region. The bikes performed without a glitch.
All in all Geoff and Tessa provided great service for a fair price. They are highly recommended

Bert and Ingrid
Written 19 September 2017
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