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Light cycling in Pays de Roquefort, Gorges & Tarn Valley

Millau and Templars Cities Gorges de la Dourbie, Causse du Larzac

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Cycling in Grands Causses 5 to8 days self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.

Vallée du Tarn

You trip will be in the three main areas of Tarn basin: Tarn valley, Pays de Roquefort and part of the Gorges and Causses, the canyons of the limestone plateau, most of all in Aveyron department. Click here for a virtual visit of Aveyron .

Enjoy a self lead light cycling tour of 6 to 10 days in ** and *** hotel-accommodations "de charme" and with "la bonne cuisine du terroir" and bagage transfer. Hotels with toilet, shower/bath in room (plus package).

Daily distances: min 30 - max 44 km . A cycling holiday along valleys and through the canyons of the Tarn and Sorgues river and the hills around. You'll bike around the Larzac plateau.

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Tarn Valley and Millau viaduct at Peyre between St.Rome-de-Tarn and Millau
Viaduc de Millau

From the starting place St. Affrique you'll be heading in Southern direction through a beautiful, but challenging cycling and diverse scenery. You'll first be in Tarn valley and come to Millau cycling under the Millau viaduct. Then you'll be crossing the rough Causses and deeply eroded river valley, the Gorges de la Dourbie, a tributary of the Tarn. Your trip will end cycling through Pays de Roquefort in the nice Southern town of St.Affrique.

Pictures of South Aveyron and Tarn valley

Pictures of your trip in Canyons, Gorges and Causses area

Pictures of Pays de Roquefort.


South of the Tarn river, water acting on the limestone plateaux created caves, subterranean rivers, gushing springs. The most famous of the caves is now still used for the ripening of sheep cheese: Roquefort, king of cheeses, cheese of kings.

St.Jean d'Alcas
Pays de Roquefort

Pays de Roquefort also includes the Causse du Larzac with its restored Medieval Templars garrisons from where crusades set out in 10th-13th centuries, and the Redlands of Camarès with its Cistercienzer Abbaye de Sylvanès. St.Affrique, a small Southern town, is the starting place of some of our many walks in this walking area. The landscape exudes peace and unspoiled natural beauty.

Travellers coming by airplane can best fly in to Rodez (Ryanair from London Stansted), Montpellier or Marseille. Toulouse is an option too.

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Bikes: 21 speed hybrid bikes or VTC (all terrain) equipped with lock, tire/tube repair tools, extra tire, pump, mineral water bottle, rear rack with panniers. Pedals can be changed if you bring your own clipless pedals and shoes. Helmets available for rent at 3 euros per day, paid at bicycle fitting.

Gorges du Tarn

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B01 plus package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2021 B & B Dinners Basic rate
single room

5 days 4 4 € 629 0€ 8 € 219 € 54 € 124
6 days 5 5 € 779 €10 € 271 € 72 € 160
7 days 6 6 € 914 € 0 € 310 € 90 € 172
8 days 7 7 € 1061 € 0 € 346 € 108 € 187

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Basic rate
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike
St. Affrique ** pool yes yes € 84 € 0 € 56 € 18 € 29
Villefranche-de-Panat **
Near de lake with natural pool
yes no € 42 € 5 € 39 € 18 € 29
Château de Creissels ****
yes yes € 106 € 0 € 62 € 18 € 29
Meyrueis ***Grand Hotel de France yes yes € 73 € 0 € 36 € 18 € 29
St. Jean-du-Bruel ** /*** pool yes yes € 74 € 0 € 38 € 18 € 29
  • Take-away lunches are not included. You can order them at the hotel or the host the evening before departure.

  • Solo all-in: add 68 % at basic rate. Supplement single room included, bike rental not included.


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Parties of 3 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 16 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 18 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 19 % p.p.

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Hotels B01 plus package 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days
St. Affrique *** Le Vern pool day 1 day 1 day 1 day 1
Villefranche-de-Panat  Amarante ** Near lake with natural pool day 2 day 2 day 2
Château de Creissels **** pool day 3 day 2 day 3 day 3
Meyrueis *** pool  Grand Hotel de France day 4
St. Jean du Bruel **/*** Midi Papillon pool   day 3 day 4 day 5
Cornus Hotel du Nord **   day 4 day 5 day 6
St. Affrique *** Le Vern pool day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7
Leave after breakfast day 5 day 6 day 7 day 8

Packages Day stages Prices

Track details daily km
St.Affrique -- Creissels 37 km  By the  valley of the Tarn
St.Affrique -- Villefranche-de-Panat 62 km by Brousse-le-Chateau
Creissels -- St. Jean-du-Bruel 43 km By the Gorges de la Dourbie
Creissels -- Meyrueis 44 km  By the Gorges de la Jonte
Meyrueis -- St. Jean-du-Bruel 42 km By the Mont Aigoual
St. Jean-du-Bruel -- Cornus 31 km By la Couvertoirade
Cornus -- St.Affrique 31 km

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