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  • 10 to 14 days cycling tours in Grands Causses Nature park starting in Tarn Valley from Albi.

    A light-to-active bike tour.

      Day programs  

  • This biking tour is designed for family with children from 14 years old used to biking in a hilly scenery.
  • Option:  extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a rest day or an extra cycling day.
  • Half board packages (B&B + dinners) in most hotels. Rooms with toilet, shower/bath en suite.
  • Standard **, Plus **&*** and Superior ***&** packages.
  • Important group discounts for parties from 3 persons to 8 persons.
  • Starting days : any day of the week from March till November.
  • Daily cycling distances: 35 - 55 km

  • Not included: Lunches.

  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.

This tour goes through the three main areas of South Aveyron and Tarn basin: Tarn valley, Pays de Roquefort and part of the Gorges and Causses, the canyons of the limestone plateau.

Click here for a Virtual visit of Aveyron.

This biking tour is designed for family with children from 10 on, who like biking in a hilly to mountainous environment but at the same time avoid climbing and long distances. You’ll be in the Tarn Valley and the Canyons de la Dourbie. You will stay  in some hotels with swimming pools and there will be enough time for children to have fun, swimming in the river or do a canoe trip.
You will be cycling through 3 river valleys: Tarn, Dourbie (Canyons) and Sorgues.
Tarn valley at Broquiès
You will visit a 10-12th century Templars city: La Couvertoirade and a archetypical 9th - 13th century castle in Brousse-le-Château.
You will see a splendid and ever changing scenery with hilly mountains, canyons, plateaus, villages and small towns.
 
Albi, the city of the famous painter of Moulin Rouge and Aristide Bruant, Toulouse Lautrec, is moreover worth your visit because of its cathedral and its nice old town centre.
 

You will be starting in Albi. Via the spectacular Gorges de la Dourbie and a Templars village you'll pass the Valley of the Sorgues in the Pays de Roquefort and St. Affrique and come back in Albi.

Sud-Aveyron

 

 

 

 

 

Tarn valley.

When biking 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, Southern 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.


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.

Albi 
Albi



Gorges du Tarn

On your way to and from Millau you will ride under and above the viaduc de Millau.

See some more pictures of  Tarn Valley  and  Pays de Roquefort

 

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Click here for all details of the superior (*** and ** hotels) packages. Millau Viaduct

Millau viaduct
Grand Site Midi-Pyrénées

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
  Day programs  


Program B13 standard, plus and superior 10 - 14 days   Distances are minimum kms.

10-day 11-day 12-day 13-day 14-day
Albi , arrival day .
N
o biking today
Altitude: 150m
day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1
Villeneuve-sur-Tarn
Alt.180m. Elevation gains: 20m
day 2
(48 kms)
day 2
(48 kms)
day 2
(48 kms)
day 2
(48 kms)
day 2
(48 kms)
Melvieu  
Alt. 260m.
Elevation gains: 240m
day 3
(52 kms)
day 3
(52 kms)
day 3
(52 kms)
day 3
(52 kms)
day 3
(52kms)
St. Jean d'Alcas
Alt. 320m.
Elevation gains: 110m
pool
day 4
(38 kms)
 
    day 4
(34 kms)
day 4
(34 kms)
Creissels
Elevation gains: -250m
pool
day 5
(38 k6s)
day 4
(38 kms)
day 4
(38 kms)
day 5
(38 kms)
day 5
(38 kms)
Creissels
Elevation gains: -250m
pool
  day 5
(38 kms)
day 5
(38 kms)
day 6
(38 kms)
day 6
(38 kms)
St. Chély-du-Tarn
Elevation gains: 100m
pool
  day 6
(38 kms)
day 6
(38 kms)
day 7
(38 kms)
day 7
(38 kms)
Meyrueis
Elevation gains: 300m
pool
        day 8
(38 kms)
St. Jean-du-Bruel
Elevation gains: 100m
day 6
(38 k6s)
day 7
(38 kms)
day 7
(38 kms)
day 8
(38 kms)
day 9
(38 kms)
St. Rome-de-Tarn
Alt. 236m.
Elevation gains: -40m
day 7
(36 kms)
day 8
(36 kms)
day 8
(36 kms)
day 9
(36 kms)
day 10
(36 kms)
Brousse-le-Château
Alt. 236m.
Elevation gains: -40m
day 8
(36 kms)
day 9
(36 kms)
day 10
(36 kms)
day 11
(36 kms)
day 12
(36 kms)
Albi
Alt. 150m.
Elevation gains: -30m
day 9
(56 kms)
day 10
(56 kms)
day 11
(56 kms)
day 12
(56 kms)
day 13
(56 kms)
Leave after  
breakfast
day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14


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