Tarn, Pays de Bastides

Cycling Holiday Pays de Bastides Albi - Cordes sur Ciel

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

In some *** 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 (8- and 9-days packages) the Gorges de l'Aveyron: a light cycling tour made up to discover this historically interesting part of France.

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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, B07P-plus packages.

Start in Albi, superior packages Start in Plaisance, B07P-superior packages.

Start in Albi, luxury packages Start in Plaisance, B07P-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.

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cycling around Albi

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.

Medieval Cathar city Cordes-sur-Ciel

You will stay 1 night in **** hotel Saint Antoine in Albi, a night in Puycelsi or Bruniquel and one night in Cordes-sur-Ciel.


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Cordes sur Ciel,

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Itineraries Day stages Pricing

B07P superior 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 3 855 33 332 86 110
6 days 5 4 1076 33 410 114 147
7 days 6 5 1305 51 518 143 183
8 days 7 4 1463 51 595 172 220
9 days 8 5 1607 56 662 200 256

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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 sup room yes yes 124 11 77 29 37
Albi Saint Antoine **** yes no 74 0 73 29 37
Puycelsi *** l'Ancienne Auberge yes yes 109 0 69 29 37
Château de Salettes ****  SPA yes yes 182 16 94 29 37

Cordes *** La Maison au Puits

yes yes 110 11 66 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 packages: add 77 % 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 van 3 personen :   5 % p.p.
Parties van 4 personen :   9 % p.p.
Parties van 5 personen : 13 % p.p.
Parties van 6 personen : 10 % p.p.
Parties van 7 personen : 13 % p.p.
Parties van 8 personen : 16 % p.p.



Itineraries Stages Pricing

B07: sup program 5 days
4 nights
6 days
5 nights
7 days
6 nights
8 days
6 nights
9 days
6 nights
Plaisance
Les Magnolias Pool
***
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Cordes sur Ciel
La Maison aux Puits *** Pool
Day 2
63 km
Day 2
63 km
Day 2
40, 48 km
Day 2
40, 48 km
Day 2
40, 48 km
Villefranche de Rouergue
Les Fleurines ****
      Day 3
44 km
Day 3
44 km
C&TdH Cornelia Bruniquel****         Day 4
53km
Puycelsi,l'Ancienne Auberge 
 ***
  Day 3
40 or 48 km
Day 3
44 km
Day 4
54 km
Day 5
44 km
Chateau de Salettes ****
Cahuzac sur Vère Pool
    Day 4
25 or 48 km
Day 5
25 km
Day 6
25 km
Albi
Hotel Saint Antoine ****
Day 3
47 km
Day 4
51 km
Day 5
23 or 39 km
Day 6
53 km
Day 7
53 km
Plaisance*** Pool Day 4
36 km
Day 5
36 km
Day 6
36 km
Day 7
36 km
Day 8
36 km
Leave after breakfast
Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

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