Light cycling tour on 1937 railway line. This tour is an almost flat tour
while still being surrounded by hills up to 700m.
5- 13 days light, light or Moderate cycling tour along the 1913 railway
line and Tarn river.
Extension with rest-days possible in any of the hotels of this cycling
Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.
Suited forfamilies kids 10-14 years old.
Standard ** packages: ** hotel accommodations, some with a pool.
You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th
and October 31st .
Many opportunities for canoeing and swimming in Tarn river.
Start and end in Albi.
Bike rental , electric bikes can be rented too!
Bags transfers included.
Important group discounts for parties (families) from 3 to 8 persons.
Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away pick-nicks) :
8 - 12 €
Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
Included: all luggage transfers.
When you bike the whole old railway line up to St. Affrique (8-day tour)
you will ride past 6 railway bridges and through 10 railway tunnels. For
holiday makers who don't like tunnels: you will be able to avoid the longer
ones (more than 100m).
Albi is a beautiful,
Southern Italian like town along the Tarn river. With its famous architecture,
alike Toulouse, from which it is only 75 kms away, its cathedral, of the
times of the Cathar and its Museum Toulouse Lautrec it is a perfect start
and end for a family cycling holiday.
Albi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
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.
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 colours, 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.
Restaurants and hotels in this trip are of excellent quality.
You will be cycling daily 35 km average through the friendly Valley of
In Albi and Millau you will stay in a B&B Hotel **.
For booking this tour we ask you to complete our booking form.
The old medieval villages and towns in the Gorges des
Raspes du Tarn on your
way will add to your feeling connected with ancient times.
All details of an Moderate and a very light version of thiscycling tour
in Tarn valley : surf to Moderate
package, or to the very
light package. Click on the links above for all details on the other
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.
Supplement twin rooms (with 2 beds): € 3 per night per person.
Solo all-in: add 66% at basic rate. Supplement single room included, bike
rental not included.