Tarn, Pays de Bastides

Cycling Holiday Pays deBastides Albi - Cordes sur Ciel

La Ligne Verte

Home         Biking France         Light cycling tours          B07P-plus




















Light Cycling Holiday Bastides Albigeois from Plaisance

Plaisance, Albi, Bruniquel, Cordes sur Ciel, Plaisance.


B07P-plus Light cycling tour in South-West France, Albi   



We propose plus, superior or luxury versions of this light cycling tour in department Tarn.
You can start these packages in Albi or in Hotel les Magnolias in Plaisance (Aveyron). For all details see the links below.

Start in Albi, plus packages

Start in Albi, superior packages

Start in Albi, luxe packages

Start in Plaisance, plus packages. This page.

Start in Plaisance, superior packages.

Start in Plaisance, luxe packages.


Planning a tour with us

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.

Albi Cathedral
Albi Cathedral

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 in Plaisance by the river Tarn to Albi.

cycling around Albi Cycling Tour Albi and Bastides

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. On third day you bike on the quiet roads of the Gaillac vineyards to Puycelsi.

Click here for some pictures of this cycling tour in Tarn, Albi & Bastides

 
 



Albi Market


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 in **/*** hotel Les Pasteliers in Albi, a night in Puycelsi or Bruniquel with its two castles from where you will go to St. Antonin Noble Val before the short stage to Cordes and a longer stage of 62 km back to Plaisance.

For booking please complete our booking form .

Medieval Cathar city Cordes-sur-Ciel
Cordes-sur-Ciel

Click here to see more pictures of this cycling tour in Tarn, Albi & Bastides



About us Booking a trip contact






Itineraries Day stages Pricing

B07P plus packages Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in p.p. double room, sharing.
2024 BnB Dinners Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
e-Bike
rental
5 days 4 2 768 4 256 86 103
6 days 5 3 997 4 324 114 137
7 days 6 3 1090 4 394 143 172
8 days 7 4 1246 4 434 172 206

Book this trip here.

Extra nights BnB   Dinner Basic rate
p.p.
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
Plaisance *** les Magnolias Pool yes yes 117 7 58 29 37
Albi Hotel les Pasteliers ** yes no 69 2 48 29 37
Cordes *** Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes yes no 685 0 62 29 37
  • Take-away lunches are not included. 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 all-in: add 77 % 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 van 3 personen :   8 % p.p.
Parties van 4 personen : 15 % p.p.
Parties van 5 personen : 22 % p.p.
Parties van 6 personen : 17 % p.p.
Parties van 7 personen : 23 % p.p.
Parties van 8 personen : 25 % p.p.



Itineraries Day stages Pricing

B07 Plaisance: plus program 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days
Plaisance Les Magnolias Pool
**/***
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Albi
les Pastelliers
**/***
Day 2
40 km
Day 2
40 km
Day 2
40 km
Day 2
40 km
Puycelsi la Vieille Auberge *** Day 3
53 km
Day 3
53 km
Day 3
53 km
Saint Antonin Noble Val
la Terrasse***
Day 4
41 km
Day 4
41 km
Najac l'Oustal del Barry**/*** Day 5
47 km
Cordes sur Ciel
Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes***
Day 3
24 or 45 km
Day 4
44 km
Day 5
30 km
Day 6
36 km
Plaisance*** Pool Day 4
62 km
Day 5
62 km
Day 6
62 km
Day 7
62 km
Leave after breakfast
Day
5
Day
6
Day
7
Day
8

Itineraries Day stages Pricing










Home           B07Plaisance Plus**/***           Light cycling tours La Ligne Verte



Planning a tour with us



Thanx to the CDT-TARN for use of the phototheque.
The background image of this webpage is pix 23 Vue-d-ensemble Cordes -CRT -©- MP by D.Viet