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, 7 or 8 days cycling tours along the 1937 railway line along Tarn
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
- 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
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. (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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this bike tour in Tarn Valley
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