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Southern-Aveyron: Land of the Templars and Roquefort
In Grands Causses Nature Park
Challenging Cycling Holiday
through the Parc des Grands Causses

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Challenging Cycling holiday in South Aveyron, South of France

A journey through the quiet, sparsely populated Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses. https://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/fr

St. Affrique - Camarès - Brusque - Ceilhes - Fondamente - Nant - Gorges de la Dourbie - Millau - St. Affrique


Causse du Larzac

Through the river valley of the Sorgues and Cernon, up and down the hills of the Monts de l"Hérault you will head to the vast limestone plateau of the Larzacthe domain of shepherds, the providers of the Roquefort. Modern time keeps up at slow pace here. Past centuries-old villages, such as the Templars"fortresses of Ste Eulalie-de-Cernon and La Couvertoirade. You bike in a hilly to mountainous environment staying in small characteristic ** family-run hotels, where you"ll enjoy the special menus of the Aveyron "terroir".
More info on the scenery you"ll be cycling in.

For a stage through the Gorges du Tarn you can book the 7, 8 or 9 days trip. The 8 and 9 trip have stages to Sévérac-le-Château and the Lévézou plateau and Tarn valley.
Every trip can be extended with extra (i.e. second) nights in one of the standard hotels for a rest-day or for a extra cycling day for a small or large loop around the hotel you opt for.

This very typical and characteristic tour of South-Aveyron can be started in St. Affrique as well as in Millau. For booking this tour please complete our booking form .

Pays de Roquefort.

More pictures on 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
St.Jean d'Alcas


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 many walks in this walking area. The landscape exudes peace and unspoiled natural beauty.

St. Affrique in Sud Aveyron
Saint Affrique

Here le "Midi" (South of France) begins: A nice climate, : mountains, limestone plateaus (Causses), lush green valleys, roaring rivers (Sorgues, Dourdou). Lots of small villages here. No fast food here, but the French cuisine, honest food in small family-run hotels where you will get a warm welcome.

More pictures of Pays de Roquefort.

Gorges and Causses, French canyons

More pictures of Gorges and Causses.

The second part of this trip, you will go to the Gorges (canyons) and causses (limestone plateaus).


East of Millau the Tarn river and its tributaries carved out 4 canyon like Gorges: Gorges de la Dourbie, Gorges de la Jonte, Gorges du Trèvezel and the most famous of all the Gorges du Tarn.

Walking or cycling the Canyons of the Grands Causses
Vase de Sèvres, Gorges de la Jonte

These Gorges are at the heart of the most spectacular cycling area of the Grands Causses Natural Parc. Steep crags of 400m and the typical scenery of limestone plateaux dissected by rivers. You can visit the Grotte Rose of Dargilan, the unusual scenery of the Causses (Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and Roques Altes).

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Packages Day stages Prices

B02 Challenging plus package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2021 B & B Dinners Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July & August
Suppl.
single room
Hybrid Bike
rental
Carbon Road-E-Bike
rental
5 days 4 4 € 621 € 14 € 190 € 54 € 91
6 days 5 5 € 806 € 14 € 252 € 68 € 122
7 days 6 6 € 921 € 21 € 287 € 85 € 152
8 days 7 7 € 1070 € 21 € 320 € 102 € 183
9 days 8 8 € 1233 € 21 € 359 € 119 € 213
10 days 9 9 € 1323 € 28 € 398 € 136 € 244
11 days 10 10 € 1425 € 28 € 432 € 144 € 252

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July & August
Supplement single room Bike rental E-rental
St.Affrique **-*** Le Vern yes yes € 57 € 0 € 28 € 16 € 24
St. Jean-du-Bruel ** Midi Papillon Pool yes yes € 65 € 0 € 32 € 16 € 24
Château de Creissels **** Pool yes yes € 98 € 0 € 58 € 16 € 24
  • Take-away lunches are not included. You can order them at the hotel or the host the evening before departure.

  • Solo all-in: add 64 % of basic_rate_pp_double_room_sharing (single room and single bags transfer supplement included)

  • If bike rental is not included you get a discount of € 80 (per pax).


 
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Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
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5 and 6 days trips
Parties of 3 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 18 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 19 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 20 % p.p.



Packages Day stages Prices

Stages 5 to 11 days packages
5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days 10 days 11 days
St. Affrique **-***
day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

day 1

0, 34 or 63 km

Camarès ** pool day 2

42, 62 km or 98 km

day 2

42, 62 km or 98 km

day 2

42, 62 km or 98 km

day 2

42, 62 km or 98 km

day 2

42, 62 km or 98 km

day 2 en 3 42, 62 km or 98 km day 2 en 3

42, 62 km or 98 km

Ceilhes ** day 3

61 or92 km

day 3

61 or92 km

day 3

61 or 92 km

day 3

61 or 92 km

day 3

61 or 92 km

day 4

61 or 92 km

day 4

61 or 92 km

St. Jean-du-Bruel **-***pool day 4

60 or 94 km

day 4

60 or 94 km

day 4

60 or 94 km

day 5

60 or 94 km

day 5 en 6

60 or 94 km

Château de Creissels **
(near Millau)
day 4

68 or 93 km

day 5

57 or 73 km

day 5

57 or 73 km

day 5

57 or 73 km

day 6

57 or 73 km

day 7

57 or 73 km

Brousse-le-Château **
day 6

84 km

day 6

84 km

day 7

84 km

day 8

84 km

Castelnau-Pégayrols
**
pool
day 7

52, 78 or 102 km

day 8

84 km

day 9

84 km

St. Affrique ** -*** day 4

46 or 86 km

day 5

44 or 70 km

day 6

44 or 70 km

day 7

62 or 71 km

day 8

60 or 80 km

day 9

60 or 80 km

day 10

60 or 80 km

day 5

Leave after breakfast

day 6

Leave after breakfast

day 7

Leave after breakfast

day 8

Leave after breakfast

day 9

Leave after breakfast

day 10

Leave after breakfast

day 11

Leave after breakfast



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