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Albi and Tarn Valley
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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 Moderate package, light senior or light family package or  as a very light package. Click on the links above for all details.

  • 6, 7 or 8 days cycling tours along the 1937 railway line along Tarn river.

  • Family tours for kids 7 to 14 years old. From very light to Moderate holiday bike tours.

  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.

  • 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 - 11 EURO.
  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental , electric bikes can be rented too!
  • Important group discounts for parties from 3 to 8 persons.
  • Included: all luggage transfers.

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

Whenyou 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).
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.

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.
Near Broquiès
you can make a canoe trip. In Albi you will stay in a B & B Hotel**.

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

Travelling via Toulouse-Blagnac airport is best. Take the shuttle bus to the railway station of Toulouse. (20 minutes)
Take the Train to Albi (1 hour, departure every hour, €12 p.p.)
You can start any day of the week.

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