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

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

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.


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 62km).

Cycling Tour Albi and Bastides
Albi

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
Musee Toulouse Lautrec 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-sur-Ciel.

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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Holiday programs Day stages Prices

B07P superior 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 € 763 € 0 € 258 € 60 € 84
6 days 5 3 € 916 € 0 € 315 € 80 € 112
7 days 6 4 € 1072 € 17 € 399 € 100 € 140
8 days 6 4 € 1271 € 17 € 469 € 120 € 168
9 days 6 5 € 1380 € 31 € 521 € 140 € 196

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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 € 93 € 0 € 58 € 20 € 26
Albi Saint Antoine **** yes no € 82 € 0 € 67 € 20 € 26
Puycelsi *** l'Ancienne Auberge yes yes € 93 € 0 € 56 € 20 € 26
St. Antonin-Noble Val *** La Résidence yes yes € 94 € 13 € 65 € 20 € 26

Cordes *** Le Vieux Cordes

yes no € 77 € 0 € 66 € 20 € 26
  • 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 packages: add 69 % 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 : 10 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 16 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 19 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 21 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 23 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 24 % p.p.



Holiday programs Day stages Prices

B07: sup program 5 days
4 nights
6days
5 nights
7days
6 nights
8days
6 nights
9days
6 nights
PlaisanceLes Magnolias Pool
***
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Cordes sur Ciel (Le Vieux Cordes *** Day 2
63km
Day 2
63 km
Day 2
40, 48km
Day 2
40, 48km
Day 2
40, 48km
Villefranche de Rouergue
Les Fleurines ****
Day 3
44 km
Day 3
44 km
St Antonin Noble Val, La Résidence *** Day 4
25 or 48km
Puycelsi (l'Ancienne Auberge) or Bruniquel
Cornelia ***
Day 3
40 or 48 km
Day 3
44 km
Day 4
54 km
Day 5
44 km
Chateau de Salettes ****
Cahuzac sur Vère
Day 4
25or 48 km
Day 5
25km
Day 6
25km
Albi
Hotel Saint Antoine****
Day 3
47km
Day 4
51 km
Day 5
23 or 39 km
Day 6
53 km
Day 7
53 km
Plaisance*** Pool Day 4
36km
Day 5
36km
Day 6
36km
Day 7
36km
Day 8
36km
Leave after breakfast
Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

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