This 5 to 8 days luxury cycling tour is an Moderate cycling tour. A light
tour is available too. But if you keep cycling down in the canyons and valleys
the trip is a light one. When biking up the plateau the tour becomes an
Moderate or even Challenging tour with daily distances from 60 to 90 kms
and with 1 to 4 climbs of 400 m per day (rise increase of 7-9 degree, 400m.
altitude difference, climbs of 4 - 7 kms long).
This tour starts and ends in Creissels or St.Rome-de-Tarn.
From Millau Eastwards 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. These Gorges are
at the heart ofthe most spectacular walking area of the Grands Causses Natural
Parc. Steep crags of 400m and the typical scenery of limestone plateaux
dissected by rivers.You'll see the Grotte Rose of Dargilan, the unusual
scenery of the Causses (Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and Roques Altes).
In this part of (Southern France, 'le midi') genuine countryside
and 'La France profonde'still exist. A district with an extraordinary diversity
of landscapes, that you will get to know when hiking and cycling through
this far South part of the Massif Central: mountains, limestone plateaus
(Causses), lush green valleys, roaring rivers (Tarn, Jonte, Dourbie, Lot,
Aveyron, Dourdou). Lots of small villages here instead of large urban alras
with dense population. Le Tourisme Vert (green tourism) as they say here.
No fast food here, but the French cuisine, honest food in small family runned
hotels where you will get a warm welcome.
La Ligne Verte has settled in a small village in the
Valley of the Tarn, at 60 km from and halfway Millau and Albi in a nature
park, the Parc Régional Naturel des Grands Causses in South-Aveyron.
Aveyron is also a rich source of (ancient) culture: the district of Templars,
medieval cloisters and places of pilgrimage. And modern art : the Musée
Soulages in Rodez.
Apart from the cyclists and hikers, (fly-)fishing, above all a region
for those who seek a rather unspoiled nature, quiet and the views of mountains,
valleys and karstic plateaus, called Causses.
From this bike tour B04 we propose a light and other versions too.
Dinner in Chateau de la Caze is not included.
No lunches included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from
10 to 15 Euro. You can order at the hotel the evening before departure
or else have lunch in a restaurant on the way.
Supplement for rooms with 2 beds: € 6 per night per room.
Solo all-in: add 74% at basic rate. Supplement single room included,
bike rental not included.
Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
Parties of 3 persons : 5 % p.p. Parties of 4 persons : 7
% p.p. Parties of 5 persons : 8 % p.p. Parties of 6 persons
: 9 % p.p. Parties of 7 persons : 10 % p.p. Parties of 8
persons : 11 % p.p.