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Millau, Gorges du Tarn. Activity Cycling Holidays.

  • 6 to 8 days self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer
  • Optional:  extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a restday or an extra cycling day.

These biketours are light tours if you keep cycling down in the canyons and valleys. When cycling up the plateau an active or even sporting tour can be made with daily distances from 60 to 90 kms and with 1 to 4 climbs of 400 m per day (rise increase of 7-9 degree, 400m. altitude difference, climbs of 4 - 7 kms long).  

The scenery in the Gorges is rather spectacular.Gorges du Tarn at Roc Hourtous See here for some Pictures of the Gorges du Tarn.

http://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/en/discover/aveyron-images.php

This tour starts and ends in Millau.
 

East of Millau the Tarn river and its tributaries carved out 4 canyon like Gorges: Gorges de la Dourbie, Gorges de la Jonte, Gorges du Trévezèl and the most famous of all the Gorges du Tarn. These Gorges are at the heart ofthe most spectacular walking area of the Grands Causses Natural Parc. Steep crags of 400m and the typical scenery of limestone plateaux dissected by rivers.You'll  see the Grotte Rose of Dargilan, the unusual scenery of the Causses (Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and Roques Altes).

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In this part of  (Southern France, 'le midi' ) genuine countryside and 'La France profonde' still exist. A district with an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, that you will get to know when  cycling through this far South part of the Massif Central: mountains, limestone plateaus (Causses), lush green valleys, roaring rivers (Tarn, Jonte, Dourbie, Lot, Aveyron, Dourdou). Lots of small villages here.

No fast food here, but the French cuisine, honest food in small family runned hotels where you will get a warm welcome.
Attractive area for those who like quiet, simplicity and unspoiled nature. Situated in the Parc Régional des Grands Causses in South-Aveyron. Aveyron is also a rich source of (ancient) culture: the district of Templars, medieval cloisters and places of pilgrimage. And... apart from the cyclists and hikers, a renowned district for bird-watching, mountain-biking, (fly-)fishing, but above all a region for those who seek nature, piece, quiet and farsights of mountains, valleys and plateaus, called Causses.


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From this bike tour B04 we propose a light version too.


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Spectacular Gorges & Causses  

B04  plus packages.

Stages

5 days

Stages

6 days

Stages

7 days

Stages

8 days

     Creissels    Château de Creissels ***  pool Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1
     Sévérac-le-Château    Hôtel des Causses **  Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 2
     la Canourgue   Hôtel du Commerce **     Day 3 Day 3
     St.Chély-du-Tarn    Auberge de la Cascade ** pool  Day 3 Day 3 Day 4 Day 4
     Meyrueis     Grand Hôtel de France *** pool         Day 4 Day 5 Day 5
     St.Jean-du-Bruel   Hôtel Midi Papillon  ** pool              Day 6
     Creissels    Château de Creissels*** pool  Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
 Leave after breakfast / end of the package Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8


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B04  plus packages
  Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in  €  p.p. double room, sharing.
2018 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July - August
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
e-Bike
rental
 5 days  4  4  0  € 626  € 0  € 159  € 54  € 99
 6 days  5  5  0  € 741  € 0  € 182  € 72  € 132
 7 days  6  5  0  € 844  € 0  € 229  € 90  € 165
 8 days  7  7  0  € 969  € 0  € 268  € 108  € 198

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Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July - August
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
Bike rental
Château de Creissels *** pool   yes  yes  no  € 95  € 0  € 48  € 18  € 33
St. Chély-du-Tarn ** pool   yes  yes  no  € 68  € 0  €36  € 18  € 33
Meyrueis *** pool Grand Hotel de France  yes  yes  no  € 61  € 0  €42  € 18  € 33
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 13 Euro. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure.

Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
 
Parties of  3 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons : 12 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 14 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 16 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 18 % p.p.
Additional discount for one child sharing parents room or third child in triple room: € 10,- per night


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Staying 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days Programme B04-plus
Château de Creissels
***
Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Arrival and overnight in Creissels at 2km from Millau. If you like to bike some flat kms, that's possible.
The tour today to get acquainted with the region and the bike will lead you along the Tarn Valley Westwards to St. Rome-de-Tarn and over the Causse du Larzac. (31 km)
Sévérac-le-Château
**
Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Cycling up the Causse the Sauveterre to Sévérac-le-Château. (50, 74 or 92 km)
La Canourgue
**
    Day 3 Day 3 Cycling trip by the Aubrac mountains to La Canourgue. (51, 64 or 108 km)
St.Chély
du Tarn
** pool
Day 3 Day 3 Day 4 Day 4 Most spectacular stage of this tour to the Canyon of the Gorges du Tarn, the best known part of this canyon area. Huge walls, vultures circulating above you....
No climbing at all or as much as you want. Night in St. Chély-du-Tarn. Pool

(48 or 58 km)
Meyrueis
*** pool
  Day 4 Day 5 Day 5 Today you leave the surroundings of the river Tarn and go to the east, to Meyrueis at the Westside of the Cevennes. The short variant passes by Le Rozier/ Peyreleau, and then trough the Gorges of the Jonte. If you’re lucky, you can admire the vultures, circling high above your head. In Le Truel it is worth the trouble to stop at the Belvedère des Vautours. This is a sort of museum/information centre about the re-introduction of the vultures in the Gorges. If you’re in for some more climbing, take the long variant and go and visit the Aven Armand on the Causse Méjean. (34, 51 or 61 km). Night in Meyrueis; pool.
St. Jean-du-Bruel
**

 

      Day 6 This day starts with a rather heavy climb, but that is the biggest part of the work for today. With a small détour you can visit the subterranean river of Bramabiau or you can choose for the shortest way to Nant via the Gorges du Trévézel. The route along the gorges is one of these very beautiful sites that make France so famous. Apart from that, the road only descends. You pass Cantobre, a village built on a rock and the lively Medieval village of Nant. For the nightstay it is another 7km to St. Jean-du-Bruel.
The most challenging and beautiful stage is
the 75 km long stage  (1565m alt.) going up the slopes of the Mont Aigoual and cycling down some 24 beautiful kms through the Gorges de la Dourbie. 
(44, 58 or 71 km)
Château de Creissels
***
Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Today you go back to Millau down the Jonte Valley, Dourbie  Canyon or Sorgues Valley and via St. Affrique a cosy small southern French town you'll go back to Millau through the Tarn valley and cycle under the Millau viaduct (34, 59 or 70 km).
Only 5 and 6 day tour: you will go back from Meyrueis through the Canyon and the Gorges de la Dourbie to Millau and Creissels.
  Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Leave after breakfast

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