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Family - light - Cycling holiday in France

Cycling holidays with children

Tour des Grands Causses

B05a
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  • 5 to 9 days self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.

    Packages Stages Prices

  • Hotels with toilet, shower/bath en suite (one guesthouse - Chambre & Table d'Hôtes).
  • All dinners (except in Millau) included (entrée, main course, dessert), beverages not included.
  • Optional:  extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a restday or an extra cycling day.
  • Short and light hilly stages in a very diverse area in South of France.
  • You can book this tour as a budget hotel package or as a standard ** hotel package.
  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31th.
  • Important group discounts for parties of 3 to 8 persons.
  • Optional: (electric) bike rental.

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A light journey along three rivers: Dourbie, Sorgue and Tarn.

You'll start through the Canyon of de Dourbie and the Gorges du Trevezel, cycling past fantastic rock faces.
In the second half you'll be traversing the Causse du Larzac, a limestone plateau from where the Templars started their crusades to Jerusalem in th 12th and 13th century, nowadays known because of José Bové 's strugglle with the globalized world. You'll find Roquefort and its cheese caves on your way. Through the beautiful valleys of the Sorgue, the Dourdou and the Tarn (under the new viaduct, higher than the Eiffel tower) you'll get back to your starting place in Millau.

Your first and last night will be in Millau in a B&B hotel.

The scenery: in this tour you will see all of the variety of Aveyron. Surf below for an impression of this tour:


Some pictures of Gorges & Causses.

Some pictures of Pays de Roquefort.

Some pictures of the Tarn valley.

Day distances: 31 - 45 km.
Starting days : every day from March till October.
For booking this tour, we ask you to complete our booking form.
Travel: The nearest airport to B05 are Rodez and Montpellier. (Ryanair flying from London Stansted).
Transfer/transport to Start B05 is not included. Taxi to Rodez = €14 + train/bus to Millau = € 20,-
You also can fly in to Montpellier or Nîmes, take the airport coach / train to Montpellier and coach to Millau (€24,-). 
Find more travel info here.

 
Packages Day programs Prices

Prices budget packages (for all details of the standard package click here)

B05a  budget package
  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.
single room
Solo
all-in
Bike
rental
 5 days  4  2  0  € 373  € 94  € 590  € 58
 6 days  5  3  0  € 503  € 121  € 798  € 70
 7 days  6  4  0  € 639  € 129  € 999  € 82
 8 days  7  5  0  € 729  € 135  € 1132  € 94
 9 days  8  6  0  € 809  € 151  € 1251  € 106

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Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Route notes Supplement single room Bike rental
Millau **  yes  no  no  € 39  Free  € 28  € 11
St. Affrique **  yes  yes  no  € 64  Free  € 27  € 11
Broquiès ** pool  yes  yes  no  € 62  Free  € 10  € 11
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 12 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

 
Packages Stages Prices

Stages B05a - budget packages
Distances indicated are minimum distances
 5 days
 Tour
 6 days
 Tour
 7 days
 Tour
 8 days
 Tour
 9 days
 Tour
Extra night if arriving late,
no cycling, B&B.
Millau  Day 0  Day 0  Day 0  Day 0  Day 0
Biking round Millau ** B&B
Light tour: 40, 50 or 55 km;
Elevation gains: 50m  or:
Active tours: 75 km;
Elevation gains: once or twice 350m
Millau  Day 1  Day 1  Day 1  Day 1  Day 1
Biking to  Aiguebonne *
(Chambre d'Hôtes plus)
 DBB
48 km. Elevation gains: 300m
Aiguebonne        Day 2  Day 2
Biking to  Nant *  DBB
34 km. Elevation gains: 150m
Nant  Day 2  Day 2  Day 2  Day 3  Day 3
Biking to Ste. Eulalie-de-Cernon ** DBB
Templars city

Light tour: 49 or 40 km
Elevation gains: -200m & +300m or
Active tour : 74 km 
Elevation gains: +550m or more.
Ste. Eulalie-de-Cernon  Day 3  Day 3  Day 3  Day 4  Day 4
Biking to Saint-Affrique ** DBB
Light tour: 36 or 44 km
Elevation gains: -250m or

Active tour: 79 km

Elevation gains: +250m & -400m
St. Affrique    Day 4  Day 4  Day 5  Day 5
Biking to  Broquiès * DBB  Pool
Light tour: 31 km
Elevation gains: -50m 

Active tour: 72 km

Elevation gains: twice or more 250m
Broquiès     Day 5  Day 6  Day 6
Biking to Viala du Tarn * DBB.
Visit beach and boattrip

Light Tour: 40 km
Elevation gains: 450m -150m 

Active tour: 56 km

Elevation gains:  450m
Viala du Tarn          Day 7
Biking to Millau ** B&B
Light tour: 39 km
Elevation gains: -300m + 100m or
Active tour : 81 km
Elevation gains: twice or more 350m
Millau  Day 4  Day 5  Day 6  Day 7  Day 8
Leave after breakfast    Day 5  Day 6  Day 7  Day 8  Day 9

Summary of all La Ligne Verte cycling tours   
Very light
cycling holiday
Light
cycling holiday
Active
cycling holiday
Sporting
cycling holiday