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

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

 

  • 5 to 7 days (arrival day and last day (with breakfast) included) self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.
  • Superior hotels **/*** hotels and Chambres d'Hôtes de Charme ***.
  • All dinners (except in Albi and Bruniquel), beverages not included.
  • Optional:  extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a rest-day or an extra cycling day.
  • Short to medium length; light hilly stages in a rolling countryside with lots of medieval towns.
  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31st.
  • Bike rental possible, electric bikes too!

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

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.

Th
is cycling holiday starts on the quiet roads of the Gaillac vineyards Tarn at Gaillac

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. (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 of Toulouse and (UK travellers Ryanair) the Airport of Rodez.



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

 

 

 

 


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B07P  plus packages
  Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in  €  p.p. double room, sharing.
2019 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single room
Bike
rental
e-Bike
rental
 5 days  4  3  0  € 619  € 0  € 172  € 81  € 81
 6 days  5  3  0  € 774  € 0  € 229  € 108  € 108
 7 days  6  5  0  € 907  € 0  € 260  € 135  € 135
 8 days  7  6  0  € 1058  € 0  € 307  € 162  € 162

You can book this trip here

Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July - Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Bike rental e-Bike rental
Plaisance *** les Magnolias Pool  yes  yes  no  € 92  € 0  € 56  € 27  € 27
Albi  Hotel les Pasteliers **  yes  no  no  € 53  € 0  € 49  € 27  € 27
Cordes *** Auberge de la Halle  yes  yes  no  € 67  € 0  € 39  € 27  € 27
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 13 Euro. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure.

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


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 :  15 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons :  16 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons :  18 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons :  19 % p.p.



 
Packages Day programs Prices

B07-P: sup Programme 5 days
4 nights
6 days
5 nights
7 days
6 nights
8 days
7 nights
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
Castelnau de Montmiral les Consuls ***     Day 3
44 km
Day 3
44 km
Bruniquel Cornelia ****   Day 3
53
km
   
St Antonin Noble Val la Résidence ***     Day 4
41 km
Day 4
41 km
Najac  l'Oustal del Barry ***       Day 5
47 km
Cordes sur Ciel
**/***
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
 
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