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


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

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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 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.

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Light tour : 28 - 48 km a day. (longer distances up to 70 km a day are possible).
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, one Chambre d'Hôtes de Charme with equal standard **/*** B & B hotel in Albi. 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 ofToulouse and (UK travellers Ryanair) the Airport of Rodez.


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.

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

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Holiday programs Day stages Prices

B07P plus 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 2 € 665 € 3 € 204 € 81 € 84
6 days 5 3 € 818 € 3 € 251 € 108 € 112
7 days 6 3 € 867 € 3 € 295 € 135 € 140
8 days 7 4 € 999 € 8 € 331 € 162 € 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 € 89 € 0 € 48 € 27 € 28
Albi Hotel les Pasteliers ** yes no € 55 € 3 € 48 € 27 € 28
Cordes *** Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes yes no € 66 € 0 € 55 € 27 € 28
  • 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 69% at basic rate. Supplement single room included, bike rental not included.

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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 : 12 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 21 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 23 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 25 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 27 % p.p.



Holiday programs Day stages Prices

B07Plaisance: 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
40km
Day 2
40 km
Day 2
40km
Day 2
40km
Puycelsi la Vieille Auberge *** Day 3
53km
Day 3
53km
Day 3
53km
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
30km
Day 6
36km
Plaisance*** Pool Day 4
62km
Day 5
62 km
Day 6
62km
Day 7
62km
Leave after breakfast
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