I chose Echelon from a recommendation by a friend who said they cater for complete beginners to serious cyclists. What an excellent choice! I last sat on a bike 40 years ago when I cycled 800 miles through France as a 22 year old. Obviously one never forgets how to ride a bicycle but Echelon allowed me to gently return to the saddle. We had a fabulous week. Most days I just did a half day and then went sight seeing and wine tasting. It was the perfect combination - sufficient sport to feel I was doing myself good and sufficient down time to feel like I had a proper holiday. Oh and the accommodation and cuisine - top notch. We shall return next year.