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Bike tours South of France: Millau - Gorges du Tarn - Millau

  • 5- 8 days cycling tours in the Gorges and Causses of the Grands Causses Nature park

  • Optional: extra nights in any of the hotels of the package for a restday or an extra cycling day.
  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.
  • Standard ** hotel packages starting in Millau.

  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31th.
  • Many opportunities forcanoeing and swimming in Tarn river.

  • Bags transfers included.
  • Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.
  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental.
  • Important group discounts for parties from 3 persons to 8 persons.

You trip will be in the three main areas of Tarn basin: Tarn valley, Pays de Roquefort and part of the Gorges and Causses, the canyons of the limestone plateau, most of all in Aveyron department. Click here for a virtual visit of Aveyron.

Pictures of Canyons, Gorges and Causses

Pictures of Pays de Roquefort.

Pictures of Tarn Valley.

This cycling tour will be a light one if you stay down in the canyons and valleys. But if you bike up the plateau an Moderate or even Challenging tour can be made with daily distances from 60 to 90 kms and 1 to 4 climbs of 400m per day (rise increase of 7-9 degree, 400m. altitude difference, 4 - 7kms long).

We provide route-descriptions of stages 40-50 km (light), 50-70 km (Moderate) and 70-120 km (Challenging).

St.Jean d'AlcasAfter some days in the Canyons, you will bike through the hilly environment of the Pays de Roquefort.

Sportsmenwill bike to the Cirque de Navacelles and past abysses of the Larzac Méridional in Hérault departement. You will see Templars towns and visit the Roquefort cheese caves if you like, before returning to the Tarn valley on your way back to Millau underneath the viaduct.

The scenery in the Gorges is spectacular.

Find here some Pictures of the Gorges du Tarn and
here some pictures of Pays de Roquefort.

Starting from and ending in Millau (5, 6 or 7 days).

You can book extra nights with or without maps & route descriptions in any of the hotels you wish.

From Millau you bike eastwards following the Tarn river and its tributaries. You'll be in the gorges, carved out canyons: Gorges de la Dourbie, Gorges de la Jonte, Gorges du Trèvezel and the most famous of all the Gorges du Tarn.

These Gorges are at the heart of the most spectacular area of the Grands Causses Natural Parc. Steep crags of 400m and the typical scenery of limestone plateaux dissected by rivers.

For booking this tour we ask you to complete our booking form.

Rates and details of this B11 tour in standard ** accommodation (on this page).

Rates and details of this B11 tour inplus**&*** accommodation.

Rates and details of this B11 tour in superior*** accommodation.

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B11 stnd package Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in € p.p. double room, sharing.
2020 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
single room
5days 4 2 0 € 506 € 9 € 129 € 51 € 99
6days 5 3 0 € 612 € 9 € 159 € 68 € 132
7days 6 4 0 € 764 € 9 € 198 € 85 € 165
8days 7 5 0 € 904 € 9 € 228 € 102 € 198

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Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
Supplement single room Bike
Millau ** yes no no € 40 € 4 € 29 € 17 € 33
St. Chély-du-Tarn ** pool yes yes no € 69 € 0 € 36 € 17 € 33
Meyrueis *** pool yes yes no € 62 € 0 € 31 € 17 € 33
Nant *** le Camaret yes yes no € 55 € 0 € 29 € 17 € 33
(for a canoe trip)
yes yes no € 59 € 0 € 29 € 17 € 33
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 12 Euro. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure.

Discount p.p. for groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts

B11 standard package

Parties of 3 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 18 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 20 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 21 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 22 % p.p.

Day by day programme standard and plus tours

Staying 5 days 6 days 7 days 8 days Programme B11 8 days
Millau** Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Arrival and overnight in Millau. If you like to bike some flat kms, that's possible.
The tour today to get acquainted with the region and the bike will lead you along the Tarn Valley Westwards to St. Rome-de-Tarn and over the Causse du Larzac. (31 km)
St. Chély-du-Tarn
Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 Day 2 You will bike the Tarn valley up to the Gorges (Canyons) du Tarn, the best known part of this canyon area. Huge walls, vultures and no climbing, unless you prefer to do so. Night in St. Chély-du-Tarn. Pool
(52 km)
Day 3 Day 3 Day 3 Day 3 Today you leave the surroundings of the river Tarn and go to the east, to Meyrueis at the Westside of the Cevennes. The short variant passes by Le Rozier/ Peyreleau, and then trough the Gorges of the Jonte. If you’re lucky, you can admire the vultures, circling high above your head. In Le Truel it is worth the trouble to stop at the Belvedère des Vautours. This is a sort of museum/information centre about the re-introduction of the vultures in the Gorges. If you’re in for some more climbing, take the long variant and go and visit the Aven Armand on the Causse Méjean. (34, 51 or 61 km). Night in Meyrueis; pool.
Nant** Day 4 Day 4 Day 4 The day starts with a rather heavy climb, but that will be the biggest part of the work for today. With a small detour you can visit the subterranean river of Bramabiau or you can choose for the shortest way to Nant via the Gorges du Trèvezel. The route along the gorges is one of these very beautiful sites that make France so famous. Apart from that, the road only descends. You pass Cantobre, a village built on a rock and arrive in the lively village of Nant for the night stay.
The most challenging and beautiful stage is the 75 km long stage (1565m alt.) going up the slopes of the Mont Aigoual and cycling down some 24 beautiful kms to St. Jean du Bruel and Nant through the Gorges de la Dourbie.
(37, 62 or 75 km)
Day 5 Day 5 Today you will go up the Causse du Larzac with moonlike sceneries and visit the Templars town of La Couvertoirade. (27, 47 or 68 km). Night in St.Félix-de-Sorgues, Cornus or Fondamente.
Day 6 Today you will bike through the Sorgues valley and St. Affrique or visit the Templars cities and Roquefort Chees caves. (43 or, 55 or 78 km). Night in Brousse-le-Château
** pool. Canoe base nearby.
Millau ** Day 4
45 km
Day 5
36 km
Day 6
45 km
Day 7
48 km
Today you will bike through the Gorges des Raspes du Tarn in Tarn Valley and via St. Rome-de-Tarn you'll go back to Millau and cycle under the Millau viaduct.
Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 End of packageafter breakfast

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