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Light Cycling Holiday Bastides Albigeois from Plaisance
Plaisance, Albi, Bruniquel, Cordes sur Ciel, Plaisance.

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B07P-luxe Light cycling tour in South-West France, Albi Luxury ****/*** Package


We propose a plus, superior or a luxury version of this light cycling tour in departement Tarn.
You can start these packages in Albi or in Plaisance. For all details see the links below.

Start in Albi, plus packages. Start in Plaisance, plus packages.
Start in Albi, superior packages Start in Plaisance, superior packages.
Start in Albi, luxury packages
Start in Plaisance, luxury packages.

Albi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
Albi, Lapérouse Museum.
Albi, Cathedral Ste Cécile.


On the banks of the Tarn river in south-west France, the old city of Albi reflects the culmination of a medieval architectural and urban ensemble.

Cathedral of Albi
Cathedral of Albi

Today the Old Bridge (Pont-Vieux), the Saint-Salvi quarter and its church are testimony to its initial development (10th -11th centuries). Following the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics (13th century) it became a powerful episcopal city. Built in a unique southern French Gothic style from local brick in characteristic red and orange colors, the lofty fortified Cathedral (late 13th century) dominates the city, demonstrating the power regained by the Roman Catholic clergy. Alongside the Cathedral is the vast bishop’s Palais de la Berbie, overlooking the river and surrounded by residential quarters that date back to the Middle Ages. The Episcopal City of Albi forms a coherent and homogeneous ensemble of monuments and quarters that has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.

Tarn at Gaillac
Gaillac


This cycling holiday starts on the quiet roads of the Gaillac vineyards West of Albi. You then head North through rolling countryside, visiting wonderfully preserved fortified villages (Bastides), the most famous of which is hill-top Cordes-sur-Ciel. These walled settlements, with grid-pattern streets and handsome squares, are now beautiful reminders of the great conflicts of the Middle Ages.

Click here to see some pictures of your cycling tour in Tarn, Albi & Bastides

Light tour : 28 - 48 km a day (last stage however 62 km).

Cycling Tour Albi and Bastides

cycling around Albi

In some of the superior hotels of a less known department (Tarn) of France we propose a high quality cycling holiday tour. Medieval villages with famous names and beautiful castles, Gaillac vineyards, and the Gorges de l'Aveyron: a light cycling tour made up to discover this historically interesting part of France.

Accommodations: *** hotels and Chambre d'Hôtes de Charme The hotels chosen for this tour are small nicely restored mansions in medieval village of which 4 are labeled " l'un des plus beau villages de France " : one of the 100 nicest villages of France.

Good accessibility (railway) from the airport of Toulouse and (UK travellers Ryanair) the Airport of Rodez.

Gaillac center
Albi


Winding river valleys, empty roads with just the occasional tractor. Gorgeous Gaillac wines, plus the culture and old city of Albi, with its museums and art galleries, its markets and medieval city centre. Albi is the perfect start of a holiday. Rolling countryside, with half-timbered houses and the walled 'Bastides'that go back to the time of the Plantagenet Kings. Easy to escape down meandering back roads and not see a soul for hours.
You will stay 1 night in **** hotel Saint Antoine in Albi, a night in Puycelsi or Bruniquel and one night in Cordes.

For booking please complete our booking form .

Medieval Cathar city Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes sur Ciel,

Mome pictures of your cycling tour in Tarn, Albi & Bastides


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Packages Stages Prices

B07P Luxury packages Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2021 B & B Dinners Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
e-Bike
rental
5 days 4 3 € 884 € 32 € 338 € 66 € 84
6 days 5 4 € 1099 € 49 € 440 € 88 € 112
7 days 6 5 € 1282 € 63 € 513 € 110 € 140
8 days 7 5 € 1476 € 63 € 598 € 132 € 168

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
Plaisance *** les Magnolias Pool yes yes € 106 € 0 € 68 € 22 € 27
Albi Mercure **** yes no € 129 € 15 € 112 € 22 € 27
Bruniquel Cornelia *** yes yes € 126 € 0 € 99 € 22 € 27
St.Antonin-Noble Val *** La Résidence yes yes € 116 € 13 € 84 € 22 € 27
Cordes *** Maison Bakéa yes yes € 137 € 15 € 108 € 22 € 27
  • Take-away lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 11 to 16 Euro. You can order them at the hotel or the host the evening before departure.

  • Supplements. Per night in July or August : € 8,- per room.

  • Solo packages: add 66 % to "basic rate p.p. double sharing room" (single room suppl. included; not included suppl. July/Aug.)

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Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
Parties of 3 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 12 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 13 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 14 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 16 % p.p.



Packages Stages Prices

B07P: Luxury ****/*** Program 5 Days
 
6 Days
 
7 Days
 
8 Days
 
Plaisance, les Magnolias *** pool day
 1
day
 1
day
 1
day
 1
Albi Hotel Mercure **** day
 2
46km
day
 2
46km
day
 2
46km
day
 2
46km
Chateau de Salettes **** Cahuzac sur Vère day
 3
52km
day
 3
52km
day
 3
52km
St. Antonin Noble Val, La Résidence *** day
 4
47km
day
 4
47km
Villefranche de Rouergue*** Hotel Fleurines day
 5
57km
Cordes sur Ciel*** Maison Bakéa day
 3
41 km
day
 4
44 km
day
 5
40 km
day
 6
49km
Plaisance, Les Magnolias *** pool day
 4
65km
day
 5
65km
day
 6
65km
day
 7
65km
Leave after breakfast day
 5
day
 6
day
 7
day
 8

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