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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

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.

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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 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

In this part of (Southern France, "le midi") genuine countryside and "La France profonde"still exist. 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.

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Gorges and Causses, French canyons

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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 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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B02 Challenging plus package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2021 B & B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July & August
Suppl.
single room
Hybrid Bike
rental
Carbon Road-E-Bike
rental
5 days 4 4 0 € 573 € 11 € 192 € 54 € 81
6 days 5 5 0 € 758 € 11 € 252 € 68 € 108
7 days 6 6 0 € 877 € 11 € 285 € 85 € 135
8 days 7 7 0 € 1029 € 11 € 315 € 102 € 162
9 days 8 8 0 € 1188 € 11 € 352 € 119 € 189
10 days 9 9 0 € 1288 € 18 € 395 € 136 € 216
11 days 10 10 0 € 1377 € 18 € 427 € 144 € 226

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July & August
Supplement single room Bike rental E-rental
St.Affrique **-*** Le Vern yes yes no € 57 € 0 € 28 € 16 € 24
St. Jean-du-Bruel ** Midi Papillon Pool yes yes no € 65 € 0 € 32 € 16 € 24
Château de Creissels **** Pool yes yes no € 98 € 0 € 58 € 16 € 24
Take-away lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 10 to 13 Euro. You can order them at the hotel or the host the evening before departure.

Solo all-in: add 65% 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 of3 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of4 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of5 persons : 14 % p.p.
Parties of6 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of7 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of8 persons : 18 % p.p.



Holiday programs 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 or92 km

day 3

61 or92 km

day 4

61 or92 km

day 4

61 or92 km

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

60 or94 km

day 4

60 or94 km

day 4

60 or94 km

day 5

60 or94 km

day 5 en 6

60 or94 km

Château de Creissels **
(near Millau)
day 4

68 or93 km

day 5

57 or73 km

day 5

57 or73 km

day 5

57 or73 km

day 6

57 or73 km

day 7

57 or73 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 or86 km

day 5

44 or70 km

day 6

44 or70 km

day 7

62 or71 km

day 8

60 or80 km

day 9

60 or80 km

day 10

60 or80 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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