Albi and Tarn Valley, Cycling holidays
Cycling tour on 1937 railway line, so this trip is
almost flat while being surrounded by hills up to 700m. Hilly however, if
you prefer climbing the hills with elevantion gains of max. 400m (from 300m
alt. to 700m altitude).
So you can book this cycling tour in Tarn valley as
light senior or light family
package or as a very
light package. Click on the links above for all details.
6 to 13 days cycling by the 1937 railway
line along Tarn river.
Family tours for kids 7 to 14 years
old. From very light to active holiday bike tours.
Self guided cycling hotel-tour with
- You can start this tour any day of the week between
March 15th and October 31th.
Standard ** packages: ** hotel accommodations,
some with a pool.
Many opportunities for
canoeing and swimming in Tarn river.
- Start and end in Albi.
- Bags transfers included.
- Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take
away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.
- Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
Electric bikes can be rented too!
- Important group discounts for parties from 3 to
- Included: all luggage transfers.
Albi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
Albi, Lapérouse Museum.
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 long ones
(more than 100m).
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.
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.
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.
Restaurants and hotels
in this trip are of excellent quality.
You will be cycling 35
km average daily through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
For booking this tour we ask you to complete our booking form.
you can make a canoe trip. In Albi you will stay in a B&B Hotel**.
Travelling via Toulouse-Blagnac airport is best.
Take the shuttle bus to the railway station of Toulouse.
Take the Train to Albi (1 hour, departure every hour, €12
You can start any day of the week.
Click here for
some pictures of this bike tour in Tarn Valley
You can book this B08
cycling tour in Tarn valley as :
Click on the links above for all details and prices
of the different packages.