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12 Day Magical Massif Central Guided Motorcycle Tour in France
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Caday Rouge, Lieu-dit-Cadays, 47500, Saint-Vite, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Stunning France Motorcycle Tour

This tour has an abundance of scenic delights throughout the whole journey. You will start and end your scenic tour at Caday Rouge and will ride through the fabulous south and southwest of France including the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie, Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes, and the Massif Central. We will be riding some of the best motorcycling roads through Central France, which has been relatively unknown in past years.

You will see truly spectacular and breath-taking scenery, monumental and historic sights which will not fail to impress you as we travel through this fantastic country. This experience is what motorcycling and touring is all about. Pick your place within the group and come and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or hired motorcycle (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 2,200 km / 1,367 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 250 kilometers / 155 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmets and protective clothing are available for rent
  • Meals: breakfast and welcome meal

Meet the guides

Trevor & Patsy
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Caday Rouge, Saint-Vite
  • Venture to the Viaduc de Millau and Le Mont-Dore
  • Visiting castles and chateau dating back to the 12th century
  • Explore the various national parks in the Auvergne-Rhône region
  • Ride through part of the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez
  • Riding through Saint-Cirque-Lapopie and Rocamadour
  • Service of a professional tour escort
  • 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

This tour includes six nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge and a further five nights at various locations - the first two nights near Anduze in Parc National des Cévennes, the third and fourth nights near the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes and the fifth night in the beautiful Mont Dore.

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 May 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

Day 1: Arrival

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

Day 2: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - Cahors (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

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

Day 3: Rocamadour - Château de Beynac (220 kilometers / 136 miles)

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

Day 4: Sarlat - Domme (210 kilometers / 130 miles)

You will travel into the Dordogne, where you firstly 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: Tournon d’Agenais - Penne d’Agenais - Château Le Stelsia - Château de Gavaudun (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

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

Day 6: Rodez - Parc National des Cévennes (360 kilometers / 223 miles)

An early start as you prepare the motorcycles and head to Rodez continuing onto the amazing Viaduc de Millau and your first of two nights’ stay near Anduze in the Parc National des Cévennes.

Day 7: Cevennes National Park (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Time to explore the Cevennes National Park and enjoy some fantastic roads that are quite unspoilt and perfect for motorcycles.

Day 8: Grenoble - Vercors Regional Natural Park (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

You head towards Grenoble and stay at the Vercors Regional Natural Park at the beautiful town of Villard-de-Lans in the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes for two nights.

Day 9: Vercors Regional Natural Park (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Today, you will have fun riding round and exploring the mountains and amazing scenery of the Vercors Regional Natural Park.

Day 10: Le Mont-Dore (350 kilometers / 217 miles)

Early start today as you leave Villard-de-Lans and ride through part of the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez onto Le Mont-Dore where you will stay for your fifth night.

Day 11: Caday Rouge via Turenne (26 kilometers / 161 miles)

You head back to Caday Rouge via the beautiful town of Turenne where you'll take lunch and continue winding your way back stopping at Château de Bonaguil along the way.

Day 12: Departure

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

Notes

  • Tour days start at 9 a.m. to maximize your days’ tour enjoyment.
  • Please note that 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 EUR Excess Damage Deposit is required before any riding takes place. You must provide a copy of your passport, a valid driving licence and 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 fulfil these requirements and laws.

Skill level

This escorted tour is suitable for capable riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary at a comfortable pace. You will ride approximately 250 kilometers per day, totaling 2,200 kilometers for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are 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 scenic tour at Caday Rouge and will ride through the fabulous south and southwest of France including the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie, Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes, and the Massif Central. You will be riding some of the best motorcycling roads through Central France, which has been relatively unknown in the past years.

Food

Caday Rouge includes daily breakfast as well as arrival meal and also offers picnic lunches using local produce. Beers, wines and soft drinks 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)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tour
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge
  • 5 nights accommodation in various locations
  • Complimentary welcome home-made meal
  • Daily breakfast
  • Full 24-hour support and expert advice
  • Use of private swimming pool, tranquil gardens to relax in, and all facilities at Caday Rouge
  • Use of Caday Rouge’s barn to keep your motorcycle undercover
  • Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
  • Parking for motor vehicles at Caday Rouge

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)
  • A 600 EUR Excess Damage Deposit is required for all CRMT motorcycle rentals
  • Anything that is not in ‘included’

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bergerac-Roumanière Airport (EGC). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The airport and train station's transfers are available and the price will vary depending on the group numbers and the transfer destination. The transfer from the airport will cost approximately 100 EUR.

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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