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Family cycling tours in Tarn basin

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Family cycling tours in Tarn valley

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Light, very light or active cycling tours on 1937 railway line, so an almost flat biketour while being surrounded by hills up to 700m.
 

  • 5 - 11 days light,  light or active cycling tour along the 1913 railway line and Tarn river.

  • Extension with rest-days possible in any of the hotels of this cycling package.

  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.

  • Suited for families kids 10-14 years old.

  • Standard ** packages: ** hotel accommodations, some with a pool.

  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31st.
  • Many opportunities for canoeing and swimming in Tarn river.

  • Start and end in Albi.
  • Bike rental, electric bikes can be rented too!
  • Bags transfers included.
  • Important group discounts for parties (families) from 3 to 8 persons.
  • Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away pick-nicks) : 8 - 12 €
  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
  • Included: all luggage transfers.

When you bike the whole old railway line up to St. Affrique (8-day tour) you will ride past 6 railway bridges and through 10 railway tunnels. For holiday makers who don't like tunnels: you will be able to avoid the longer ones (more than 100m).
Albi is a beautiful,Albi cathedral & market Southern Italian like town along the Tarn river. With its famous architecture, alike Toulouse, from which it is only 75 kms away, its cathedral, of the times of the Cathars and its Museum Toulouse Lautrec it is a perfect start and end for a family cycling holiday.
Albi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
On the banks of the Tarn river in south-west France, the old city of Albi reflects the culmination of a medieval architectural and urban ensemble. Today the Old Bridge (Pont-Vieux), the Saint-Salvi quarter and its church are testimony to its initial development (10th -11th centuries). Following the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics (13th century) it became a powerful episcopal city. Built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colours, the lofty fortified Cathedral (late 13th century) dominates the city, demonstrating the power regained by the Roman Catholic clergy. Alongside the Cathedral is the vast bishop’s Palais de la Berbie, overlooking the river and surrounded by residential quarters that date back to the Middle Ages. The Episcopal City of Albi forms a coherent and homogeneous ensemble of monuments and quarters that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.

Restaurants and hotels in this trip are of excellent quality.

You will be cycling daily 35 km average through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
In Albi and Millau you will stay in a B&B Hotel **.

For booking this tour we ask you to complete our booking form.
 

Click here for some pictures of your tour in Tarn Valley.

The old medieval villages and towns in the Gorges des Raspes du Tarn on your way will add to your feeling connected with ancient times.

All details of an active and a very light version of this cycling tour in Tarn valley : surf to active package, or  to the very light package. Click on the links above for all details on the other two packages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Packages Stages Prices

B08 light  stnd 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-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
Bike
rental
 5 days  4  2  0  € 476  € 3  € 104  € 51  € 81
 6 days  5  2  0  € 584  € 3  € 141  € 64  € 108
 7 days  6  3  0  € 734  € 5  € 165  € 75  € 135
 8 days  7  3  0  € 844  € 9  € 193  € 84  € 162
 9 days  8  4  0  € 927  € 10  € 216  € 91  € 189
 10 days  9  5  0  € 1045  € 10  € 233  € 96  € 216
 11 days  10  6  0  € 1148  € 10  € 268  € 99  € 243
 12 days  11  7  0  € 1267  € 11  € 306  € 110  € 270
 13 days  12  8  0  € 1341  € 11  € 329  € 121  € 297

You can book this trip here

Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
Albi **    yes  no  no  € 41  € 0  € 31  € 17  € 25
Villeneuve-sur-Tarn  in-door pool **    yes  yes  no  € 73  € 0  € 27  € 17  € 25
Castelnau Pégayrols ** pool    yes  yes  no  € 56  € 0  € 23  € 17  € 25
Millau **  yes  no  no  € 37  € 5  € 28  € 17  € 25
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.
Supplement twin rooms (with 2 beds): €3 per night per person.
Solo all-in: add 63% at basic rate. Supplement single room included, bike rental not included.

 

e-bike rental: prices are for start in Plaisance (The tour is not starting/ending in Albi but in Plaisance at 40 km from Albi)


Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
 
Parties of  3 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons : 14 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 16 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 20 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 21 % p.p.
Additional discount for one child sharing parents room or third child in triple room: € 10,- per night

Packages Stages Prices

Program B08
light cycling holiday
6 - 11 day  stnd ** packages
5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days 11 days

Number of  kms indicated is the minimum distance you'll have to bike. The route descriptions will also provide longer tours for each day if you wish.

Albi ** B&B, arrival day, no cycling. day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1
Villeneuve-sur-Tarn ** 
Overdekt zwembad

Alt. 220m.
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
Villefranche-de-Panat **
Alt. 750m .  grass beach at lake  nearby
  day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
Castelnau Pégayrols
Ch. d' Hôtes Rouviaguet ***
Pool
        day 4
(43 km)
day 4
(43 km)
day 4
(43 km)
Millau **
Alt. 360m.
      day 4
(58 km)
day 5
(38 km)
day 5
(38 km)
day 5
(38 km)
St. Rome-de-Tarn *             Day 6
(25 of 45 km)
St.Affrique **
Alt. 320m.
    day 4
(51 km)
day 5
(44 km)
day 6
(44 km)
day 6
(44 km)
day 7
(36 km)
Brousse-le-Château **
Alt. 236m.
day 3
(19 of 32 km)
day 4
(36 km)
day 5
(37 km)
day 6
(37 km)
day 7
(37 km)
Day 7
(37 km)
Day 8
(37 km)
Ambialet ***
210m, Pool.
          day 8
(56 km)
day 9
(56 km)
Albi ** B&B
Alt. 150m.
day 4
(55 km)
day 5
(55 km)
day 6
(55 km)
day 7
(55 km)
day 8
(55 km)
day 9
(25 km)
day 10
(25 km)
End of the package after breakfast day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9 day 10 day 11

 

Program B08
light cycling holiday
12- 13 day  stnd ** packages
12 days 13 days
Etappes : De hieronder aangegeven afstanden zijn minimum afstanden in kms.    
Albi ** B&B, aankomstday
No cycling day
day 1 day 1
Villeneuve-sur-Tarn ** 
Pool

Alt. 220m.
day 2
(34 km)
day 2
(34 km)
Villefranche-de-Panat **
Alt. 750m grass beach at lake nearby.
day 3
(36 km)
day 3
(36 km)
Salles Curan **
Alt. 855m.

Lake, Lac de Pareloup at 800m from hotel
Day 4
 
Day 4
 
Castelnau Pégayrols
Ch. d' Hôtes Rouviaguet ***
Pool
day 5
(43 km)
day 5
(43 km)
Millau **
Alt. 360m.
day 6
(38 km)
day 6
(38 km)
Le Rozier **

(into the Gorges du Tarn)

Day 7
(28 km)
Day 7+8
(28 km)
St. Rome-de-Tarn * Day 8
(54 km)
Day 9
(54 km)
St.Affrique **
Alt. 320m.
day 9
(22 of 40 km)
day 10
(22 of 40 km)
Brousse-le-Château **
Alt. 236m.
Day 10
(35 of 45 km)
Day 11
(35 of 45 km)
Ambialet ***
Pool
   
Albi ** B&B
Alt. 150m.
day 11
(58 km)
day 12
(58 km)
End of the package after breakfast day 12 day 13

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