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12 Day Fabulous French Riviera Guided Motorcycle Tour

Caday Rouge, Lieu-dit-Cadays, 47500, Saint-Vite, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Guided Motorcycle Tour in France

This is a fabulous exclusive tour which comes with all the frills of glamour you would expect when traveling the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. A certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’! Whilst on this tour you will start and end your fabulous journey at Caday Rouge and various other quality hotels in France.

You will be riding from the South West to the South Coast of France, exploring the regions of Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, Provence, and Côte d’Azur and the famous Riviera coast cities of Saint Raphael, Saint-Tropez, Fréjus.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW’s R1250R, R1250RS, and R1250GS)
  • Mileage: 2,250 kilometers / 1,452 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 250 kilometers / 155 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmets and protective clothing; available to rent: motorcycle safety-wear
  • Meals: breakfast and welcome meal

Meet the guides

Trevor & Patsy
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • Riding to the beautiful Saint-Cirque-Lapopie
  • Cross the Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in the world
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Parc Naturel Camargue
  • Visiting Castles dating back to the 12th Century
  • Travelling in the picturesque countryside of Southwest France
  • Ride to and stay in the fabulous French Riviera
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


10 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (US$131 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

On this 12-day tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge and various other quality hotels in France throughout the tour. This tour includes six nights bed and breakfast at Caday Rouge and a further five nights at various accommodations for the rest of the tour including the first night near La Grande-Motte, the second and third nights in Saint Raphael, the fourth night in Fontvieille situated near the Rhône River, and the fifth night within the city walls of the medieval city of Carcassonne.

Caday Rouge is pleased to offer you a complimentary welcome meal, home-made with local produce.

Caday Rouge

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19th-century Quercy stone cottage and barn dating back to 1862. These beautiful buildings are set within two acres of well-kept tranquil gardens nestling peacefully in the serene countryside on the banks of the river Lot. There are various terraces around the house, cottage, and pool for outside dining and socializing during the summer season.

The saltwater swimming pool is 14 meters long and 6.8 meters wide and one meter leading to 2.5 meters deep with a one-meter high ledge all the way around. The pool is open between June and September. The pools large terraces are equipped with parasols, sun loungers, and seating for your comfort, enjoyment, and socializing. These are surrounded by beautiful flowers, herbs, palm trees, and hedges. No pets are allowed.

Program

This experience is what motorcycling and touring is all about. It provides fabulous pleasures for a delightful and memorable motorcycle holiday you will never forget. Book your place with the group and come and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday

Arrive and check-in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax, and socialize by the pool and meet your new companions before your welcome meal.

Day 2: Sunday (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

This is the start of your touring adventure and today, you head off towards Figeac through the Célé Valley visiting Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and Cahors.

Day 3: Monday (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

After breakfast, you continue your journey with a visit to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour. After lunch, you head South to Château de Beynac before returning to Caday Rouge.

Day 4: Tuesday (210 kilometers / 131 miles)

You travel into the Dordogne, where you first visit the town of Sarlat. You then lunch in the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme before returning to Caday Rouge via Chateau de Biron.

Day 5: Wednesday (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

Today, you prepare yourself to visit Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais, and then onto Château Le Stelsia. In the afternoon, you visit Château de Gavaudun before returning to Caday Rouge.

Day 6: Thursday (360 kilometers / 224 miles)

An early start as we prepare the motorcycles and head towards the Mediterranean. En-route, you will pass the amazing Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in the world and among the 24th highest and onto La Grande-Motte for your first overnight stay.

Day 7: Friday (275 kilometers / 171 miles)

After a great breakfast, we head through the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue before stopping for lunch in Saint-Tropez and continuing to the beautiful town of Saint Raphael for your second and third overnight stays.

Day 8: Saturday (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

A great day for some sightseeing and casual riding as you explore the Côtes d’Azur coastline and the French Riviera.

Day 9: Sunday (380 kilometers / 236 miles)

After breakfast, you start your ride on Route Napoléon towards Dignes and the spectacular Verdon Gorge and onto Fontvieille situated near the Rhône River for your fourth overnight hotel stay.

Day 10: Monday (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

After a good breakfast, you make your way to the Medieval City of Carcassonne, via the Natural Park of Haut Languedoc, where you will spend the night near or within this amazing fortified city.

Day 11: Tuesday (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

You head back to Caday Rouge via some scenic and fabulous roads, stopping along the way for lunch and continue winding our way back, stopping at Château de Bonaguil along the way.

Day 12: Wednesday

Farewell and bon voyage, Caday Rouge is sure you have had a fantastic holiday and they would love to see you back here again for another tour.

Notes

A detailed itinerary is available upon inquiry.

  • CRMT can change the itinerary to suit seasonal opening times as required.
  • For beginner riders, please enquire for dates.

Motorcycle hire and info

If you hire a motorcycle from CRMT: It may only be used during the tour days and whilst with the group. The motorcycles are not for private use.

If you hire a motorcycle from CRMT: A 600 Euro Excess Damage Deposit is required before any riding takes place. You must provide a copy of your passport, a valid driving license and an international driving permit with the correct endorsements. All original documents must be provided on arrival. If you hire a motorcycle from CRMT the mileage is included within the hire price.

If you are using your own motorcycle and a breakdown occurs, CRMT can return your bike to Caday Rouge. CRMT may also be able to assist in repatriating your motorcycle to some regions of Europe. A pre-determined date and cost can be confirmed subject to CRMT’s free time and when their tour season allows them.

If you ride a motorcycle in France, you are required to wear a safety helmet with reflective decals and you must wear protective gloves. If you hire a CRMT motorcycle, it is obligatory to fulfill these requirements and laws.

Bike rental deposit

There is a 600 EUR cash deposit required before using a Caday Rouge Motorcycle Tours motorcycle.

Skill levels

This escorted tour is suitable for capable riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary at a comfortable pace. Please note, you will ride an average of 250 kilometers per day on curvy and challenging roads, totaling approximately 2,200 kilometers for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are relaxed, good fun and very sociable.

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Guides

Trevor Gingell

Patsy Gingell

Location

You will start and end your fabulous journey at Caday Rouge and riding from the South West to the South coast of France, exploring the regions of Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, Provence, and Côte d’Azur and the famous Riviera coast cities of Saint Raphael, Saint-Tropez, Fréjus.

Food

The package includes daily breakfast as well as an arrival meal. Caday Rouge also offers picnic lunches and evening meals using local produce. Beers, wines and soft drinks are also available on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Boat trips at a slower pace but an experience; not to be missed

Canoeing or kayaking as this is very popular on the Lot River

Cycling as Caday Rouge has bicycles for hire

Golf on a number of good standard courses within 30 kilometers and there is also a 9-hole golf course only 10 kilometers away in a most enchanting setting

Horse riding or trekking at popular riding stables close by

Mountain biking on mountain-bike tracks

Painting, a must for any landscape artist with fields full of sunflowers or poppies and blue skies all around; wherever you look, there is a scene ready for painting

Relax and take it easy by the pool (open and heated between June and September)

Walking tours as Caday Rouge is surrounded by river walkways for your enjoyment

Wine tasting in popular wine-growing areas, as Caday Rouge has local and nearby Buzet, Duras, Bergerac, Cahors, Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, and many others open for tours and tastings

What's included

  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tours in South West and South of France
  • 11 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Complimentary welcome meal
  • Security of full 24-hour support and expert advice
  • Free evening transport to restaurants and local entertainment events
  • Use of a fantastic workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
  • Use of swimming pool and tranquil gardens to relax in at Caday Rouge
  • Use of Caday Rouge's barn to keep your motorcycle secure and undercover
  • Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
  • Use of Caday Rouges’ facilities

What's not included

  • Fuel
  • Road tolls
  • Ferry or flights
  • Any entrance fees to attractions
  • Meals other than breakfast and arrival meal
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Helmets and protective clothing (available for rent subject to availability)
  • Bike deposit: 600 EUR cash deposit required before using a CRMT motorcycle: Refundable.
  • Anything that is not in 'included'
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and evening local transportation (options available)
  • Hire of motorcycle safety-wear (options available)
  • Caday Rouge restaurant for evening meals (options available)
  • Local airport and train station transfers (options available)
  • Custom and bespoke tours for group bookings (options available)
  • All CRMT tours are available self-guided (options available)
  • Video highlights of your tour using Go-Pro camera (options available)
  • Indulge in other activities at Caday Rouge Adventure Holidays (options available)
  • Use of a fantastic workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools (options available)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC). Transfer from this airport is available upon request. The cost is approximately 100 EUR one way trip with a maximum of four people.

You can also book your flight to arrive at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport (TLS) or Bordeaux - Mérignac Airport (BOD). From these airports, you can take TGV train which links to Agen and connecting train to Monsempron-Libos, Fumel. Travel by train is a great experience and very reliable.

Airport: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport Airport transfer available: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (US$131 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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12 days / 11 nights
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Availability

Start: Saturday October 31, 2020
End: Wednesday November 11, 2020

Pricing information 

Two riders who would share one double room would benefit from a special rate. Please inquire mentioning your request!

 
Tour information 

Caday Rouge Motorcycle Tours' commitment to you. If you book one of their tours, they guarantee the tour will proceed. There is no minimum number required for any tour to go ahead. For non-european permit holder, they must have an international driving licence with the relevant sections stamped.

Return of deposit: If for any reason you have to cancel your confirmed booking with Caday Rouge Motorcycle Tours, they will endeavor to rebook your place within the group. If this is successful, we will refund all your money paid to date. The tour will have to be fully booked for this to take effect.

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