A 2-week Hotel Cycling Tour-de-Tarn
9 to 13 days cycling tours starting
from Albi towards the Bastides of Cordes, Najac and Villefranche de
Rouergue. And then to the Valley of the Tarn and the Parc des Grand
Causses. Start and finish in Albi.
Stages: Albi - Gorges de l'Aveyron
- Cordes-sur-Ciel - Tarn Valley - Millau - Gorges du Tarn - Larzac -
Roquefort - Albi
Self guided cycling hotel-tour with
baggage transfer for family and kids 14 years old.
Average 60km a day, active level.
- You can start this tour any day of the week between
March 15th and October 31th.
Start and end in Albi.
Finish in an other town to discuss.
Bags transfers included.
Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
Very interesting group discounts for
parties of 3 persons to 8 persons.
Included: all luggage transfers.
A "plus" version
you find here.
Albi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
Albi, Lapérouse Museum.
Albi, Cathedral Ste Cécile.
Your trip starts and ends in Albi. This is a long
tour, "sporting" or "active" as you wish. You'll get
day stages of daily average 65 - 90 km and more than 90 km if you want to
do a "sporting" tour.
Albi is a beautiful,
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 it 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
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.
Winding river valleys, empty roads with just the
occasional tractor. Gorgeous Gaillac wines, the culture and old city
of Albi, with its museums and art galleries and its markets. Albi is the
perfect start of a holiday. Rolling countryside, with half-timbered
houses and the walled 'bastides' that go back to the time of the Plantagenet
Kings, will be the secenery in the first part of this trip in the Tarn province.
Easy to escape city stress meandering back roads and not see a soul for
After a easy hilly start in Tarn department you come
in Aveyron and the Gorges and Causses. Past Millau and its beautiful viaduct
you'll get into the canyons and the Gorges du Tarn. Through the Pays de
Roquefort and Templars cities (10-12th century) you'll leave the times of
crusaders through the Larzac and its moonlike landscapes only haunted by
shepherds and their sheep preparing your Roquefort dish, the probable end
of many a dinner. Through Tarn valley you'll come back in Albi.
You will stay four times in L'un des plus beau villages de France: Bruniquel,
Najac and Cordes sur Ciel in Pays de Bastides and in Brousse-le-Château
in Tarn valley and last but not least a night in the tower and highest point
of Cathar city Cordes-sur-Ciel, an unforgettable place. In this small
hotel you can buy the Jacquard Francais tissue.
Restaurants and hotels are all of superior to excellent quality.
Three options as to the accommodation: plus,
superior or luxury. All dinners are included (except in the superior and
luxury packages) in Albi, where you will stay in a ****B&B hotel on
first and last day.
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Pictures of Canyons,
Gorges and Causses
Pays de Roquefort.
of Tarn Valley.
of Albi and bastides area.