This tour can be booked as a
package or as a *** superior package (You stay on this
a self lead light cycling tour of 6 to 10 days in *** hotels (and
some ** hotel-accommodations "de charme") and with "la bonne cuisine
du terroir". Bagage transfers included.
Daily distances: min 30 - max 44 km (or for an "Moderate" trip with
daily distances up to max 60, 70, 80 or 90 km). A cycling vacation along
valleys and through the canyons of the Tarn and Sorgues river and the
hills around. You'll surround the Larzac plateau.
If you prefer a more "Moderate" trip with daily distances up to max
90 km per day you get the route descriptions as well.
From the starting place Creissels at 2 km from Millau yhou will be heading
kinto the Gorges du Tarn. Aftrer the Gorges (canyons) of the Jonte or
the Dourbie you will bike to the Pays de Roquefort and come to Roquefort
(cheese!), St. Jean d'Alcas and St. Affrique. You'll end in the valley
of the Tarn valley and come to Millau cycling under (light stage) or
above (Moderate stage) the Millau viaduct and Creissels.
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.
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 cycling tours in this beautiful area. The landscape exudes
peace and unspoiled nature.
Travellers coming by airplane can best fly in to Rodez (Ryanair from
London Stansted), Montpellier or Marseille. Toulouse is an option too.
road book with detailed directions including options for longer
or shorter options,
maps and site/visit information.
Airport transfers from Rodez-airport to starting point St.Affrique.
Bikes: 21 speed hybrid bikes equipped with lock, tire/tube repair
tools, extra tire, pump, mineral water bottle, rear rack with panniers.
Pedals can be changed if clients bring their own clipless pedals and
shoes. Helmets available for rent at 3 euros per day. To be paid
at bicycle fitting.