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Albi and Tarn Valley
 
B08
very light
Bike tour in South of France
Family cycling tours in Tarn basin

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Albi and Tarn Valley bike tour.

Very light cycling tour on old railway line, so almost flat while at 300m alt. being surrounded by hills up to 700m.

  • 5 - 9 days light, very light cycling tour along the 1913 railway line and Tarn river.

  • Extension with restdays possible in any of the hotels of this cycling package.

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  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer for family.

  • Suited for families with kids 7 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 31th.
  • 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 picknicks) : 8 - 11 EURO.
  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
  • Included: all luggage transfers.
  • All hotel wireless internet
 

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 800m).
Albi is a beautiful,Albi 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 Cathar and its Museum Toulouse Lautrec,Albi is a perfect start and end for a family cycling holiday. Restaurants and hotels in this trip are of excellent quality.

You will be cycling daily 25 km average through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
Near Broquiès you can make a canoe trip. In Albi you will stay in a B&B Hotel**.

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.

Click here for some pictures of your tour in Tarn Valley

 

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

You can book this cycling tour in Tarn valley as active package, light or family package or  as a very light package. Click on the links above for all details on the other two packages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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B08 VL  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
e-Bike
rental
 5 days  4  2  0  € 484  € 2  € 95  € 51  € 99
 6 days  5  3  0  € 589  € 2  € 112  € 64  € 132
 7 days  6  4  0  € 698  € 3  € 119  € 75  € 165
 8 days  7  5  0  € 843  € 4  € 142  € 84  € 198
 9 days  8  6  0  € 932  € 4  € 165  € 91  € 231

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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  € 46  € 0  € 27  € 13  € 33
Ambialet *** pool    yes  yes  no  € 73  € 0  € 18  € 13  € 33
Brousse-le-Château **    yes  yes  no  € 57  € 0  € 13  € 13  € 33
St. Affrique **    yes  yes  no  € 62  € 0  € 23  € 13  € 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.
Supplement twin rooms (with 2 beds): €3 per night per person.
Solo all-in: add 53% at basic rate. Supplement single room included, bike rental not included.

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


Programme and lodging B08-soft
5 - 9 days
Distances are minimum kms.
5-day 6-day 7-day   8-day 9-day
Albi ** B&B, arrival day .
N
o biking today
day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1
Ambialet *** pool
Alt. 210m. Elevation gains: 70m
  day 2
(23 kms)
day 2
(23 kms)
day 2
(23 kms)
day 2
(23 kms)
Villeneuve sur Tarn **  Indoor pool
Alt. 220m. Elevation gains: 70m
 
day 2
(22 kms)
       
Brousse-le-Château **
Alt. 236m.
Elevation gains: +150 & -240m
day 3
(34 kms)
day 3
(34 kms)
day 3
(34 kms)
day 3
(34 kms)
day 3
(34 kms)
St. Affrique **
Alt. 320m.
Elevation gains: 110m
      day 4
(32 kms)
day 4
(32 kms)
St. Affrique **
Alt. 320m.
Elevation gains: 110m
        day 5
(32-48 kms)
Le Truel **
Canoe base at 5km in July and August; pool in town.
Alt. 260m.
Elevation gains: 40m
    day 4
(20 kms)
day 5
(28 kms)
day 6
(28 kms)
Villeneuve sur Tarn **  Indoor pool
Alt. 220m. Elevation gains: 70m
  day 4
(22 kms)
day 5
(31 kms)
day 6
(31 kms)
day 7
(31 kms)
Albi ** B&B
Alt. 150m.
Elevation gains: -30m
day 4
(52 kms)
day 5
(33 kms)
day 6
(33 kms)
day 7
(25 kms)
day 8
(25 kms)
Leave after  breakfast day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8 day 9

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.

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