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Fabulous France, Andorra, and Spain Motorcycle Tour

This fabulous 15-day small-group exclusive hub tour comes with all the frills of glamour, luxury, distinction, and a touch of class. You will start and end your fabulous journey at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes for six nights. Enjoy a further eight nights in top-quality 4 and 5-star luxury hotels. You will be staying in the medieval city of Carcassonne, the principality of Andorra, and then onto a beautiful monastery near Boltaña. Your next stay will be near the city of Pamplona before returning to France for a further two evenings in the pilgrimage town of Lourdes.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (BMW or Yamaha models)
  • Mileage: 2900 kilometers / 1802 miles
  • Daily rides: 170 - 270 kilometers / 106 - 168 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmets and protective clothing; available to rent: motorcycle safety-wear
  • Meals: breakfast

Meet the guides

Trevor & Patsy
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • Explore the fortified medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Riding through and exploring the picturesque Pyrenees
  • Explore South West France, Northern Spain, Andorra, 3 amazing countries in one tour
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour, and Domme
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


13 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (US$114 per person)
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Accommodation

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

This small group hub-tour includes six nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. You will also stay eight nights at other superb top-quality 4 and 5-star luxury hotels during the tour.

Enjoy a night near the medieval city of Carcassonne, two nights in Andorra la Vella, three nights in beautiful paradors near Aínsa and Pamplona, then two further nights in the sacred town of Lourdes at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This gives you a real chance to explore and enjoy the Pyrenees Mountain region.

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19th century Quercy stone cottage. All the newly renovated bedrooms are all en-suite with private bathrooms.

Group bookings also have the availability to use a three-bedroom luxury holiday cottage with three double bedrooms and sharing two bathrooms.

These beautiful buildings are set within two acres of well-maintained tranquil gardens nestling peacefully in the serene countryside on the banks of the River Lot. There are various terraces around the house, cottage, and a large swimming pool for outside dining and socializing during the summer season.

Relax and enjoy our private large saltwater swimming pool after a great day riding. The terraces are equipped with parasols, sun loungers, and seating for your comfort, enjoyment, and socializing, so all you need to do is order your cool beverage from the licenced bar and revel in the tranquillity Caday Rouge offers.

No pets are allowed.

Program

This experience is what motorcycling and touring are all about. It provides fabulous pleasures for a delightful and memorable motorcycle holiday you will never forget.

Book your place with the group and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

For those who don’t ride pillion, CRMT can offer a luxury support vehicle for the tour duration, please enquire.

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 dinner.

Day 2 - Sunday

This is the start of your touring adventure and you head east to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc, deep into the Lot Valley. You then head north to Brengues to join the Célé Valley for some of the most scenic ridings this region has to offer. You will visit Cahors and the 14th century Pont Valentré on your return to Caday Rouge – 230 kilometers / 143 miles

Day 3 - Monday

After breakfast, you continue your journey to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour, set in the far north of the Occitanie region, close to Perigord and the Dordogne Valley. After lunch, you head back riding through the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park for some superb scenic motorcycling– 220 kilometers / 137 miles

Day 4 - Tuesday

You travel into the Dordogne Valley and to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme and onto Château de Montfort. You will then visit the museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ and the historic Château de Beynac – 200 kilometers / 124 miles

Day 5 - Wednesday

An early start and today, you head south-east to the medieval city of Carcassonne and your first overnight stay. Spend the afternoon walking through the cobbled streets and ramparts and enjoy a tour around the Chateau Comtal before the perfect dining experience – 270 kilometers / 168 miles

Day 6 - Thursday

Another early but enjoyable start as you head into the Pyrenees and to the principality of Andorra. You will visit Limoux, Quillan, and then into the Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees where you will see fabulous panoramic views. You will ride amazing motorcycling roads whilst en-route to Andorra la Vella for your second and third overnight stays – 250 kilometers / 155 miles

Day 7 - Friday

A choice of a rest day for some fabulous duty-free shopping and a chance to explore the capital city of Andorra. Or jump on the bike for a luggage-free day as you head to the north and west of Andorra for some great riding and scenic views – 170 kilometers / 106 miles

Day 8 - Saturday

A great day riding ahead as you leave Andorra, heading west into the Spanish Pyrenees to Vielha and towards the Pico Aneto mountain peak, enjoying the stunning scenery and great motorcycling. After lunch, you will head to the municipality of Boltaña for your fourth and fifth overnight stays at a beautiful ancient monastery – 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Day 9 - Sunday

An optional rest day or for another day of some great luggage-free riding through the magnificent Spanish Pyrenees and the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Truly spectacular mountain peaks to be seen – 170 kilometers / 106 miles

Day 10 - Monday

An early start as you continue heading west to Jaca and visit the pentagonal fortress, Ciudadela de Jaca which houses the museum of military miniatures. After lunch, you will continue towards the city of Pamplona where you can enjoy an evening of traditional Spanish cuisine and your sixth overnight stay – 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Day 11 - Tuesday

Some great riding today as you leave Spain, returning into France through the Pyrenees National Park and onto your hotel in the sacred town of Lourdes in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, for the next two overnight stays – 240 kilometers / 149 miles

Day 12 - Wednesday

Another optional rest day to explore the ancient and religious town of Lourdes. For those who desire no rest, it’s a great chance to venture south to the Park of Loisirs of Hautacam and the Col de Tramassel then onto Gavarnie and the Col de Tentes for some amazing scenic riding – 170 kilometers / 106 miles

Day 13 - Thursday

You leave the Pyrenees and head north towards the commune of Lauzerte. This beautiful village lies between the foothills of the Massif Central and the Garonne River plain in the region known as Quercy Blanc, due to the limescale predominating the landscape. You will ride through Nouvelle Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrenees enjoying the natural green beauty of these regions whilst returning to Caday Rouge – 260 kilometers / 162 miles

Day 14 - Friday

Today the tour takes you to the stunning villages of Penne d’Agenais, Tournon d’Agenais, Montcuq, Bélaye and then onto Château de Biron and Château de Gavaudun before the tour of Château de Bonaguil, a magnificent 13th century fortified castle – a pleasant finale to your riding experience with CRMT – 190 kilometers / 118 miles

Day 15 - Saturday

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

Notes

  • CRMT can change the itinerary to suit seasonal opening times as required.
  • CRMT cannot be held responsible for any government Covid restrictions implemented during your stay.

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 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.

Options available

  • Fly-ride holidays
  • BMW motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and for pillion or non-riders
  • Local airport and train station transfers
  • Hire of motorcycle safety-wear
  • Custom and bespoke tours for group bookings
  • Indulge in other activities at Caday Rouge Adventure Holidays
  • A fabulous workshop and motorcycle washing facilities
  • Laundry service

Skill level(s) required for this tour:

This escorted tour is suitable for proficient riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary. We will ride a maximum of 2,900 kilometers for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun, very sociable, and start at 9 a.m. to maximize your days’ tour enjoyment.

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

On this tour, you will revel in the green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé, and Vézère. You will visit historical landmarks, monuments, and medieval chateaux whilst riding through the traffic-free roads of South-West France, enjoying its amazing green scenery.

You will ride to the medieval city of Carcassonne then onto Andorra La Vella through the spectacular Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees. Leaving Andorra, you head west into the Spanish Pyrenees to Vielha and the Aneto Mountain peak then onto Boltaña where you will explore the Natural and National Parks of this mountain range.

You will then continue west through Jaca and onto Pamplona enjoying the traditional Spanish way of life. Leaving Spain and heading north over the Pyrenees, you will ride through the tip of its National Park and onto the sacred town of Lourdes. You will climb the mountainous regions and visit the fabulous Col de Tentes. You will see the mountain tops of the Col d’Ech, Col de Taulemale, and Col de Tramassel. Truly spectacular riding and panoramic views.

One of the highlights of this tour is to spend two nights in the capital city Andorra la Vella, a tax-free haven for the shoppers amongst you. During your stay, you will explore the surrounding mountainous regions riding truly magnificent motorcycling roads with amazing scenery and history.

There is so much to see whilst riding through these three fabulous countries where you will be mesmerized by the fantastic landscape and sights.

Food

Every tour day includes a delightful continental breakfast to get you started.

Whilst at Caday Rouge, CRMT offers wholesome daily picnic lunches. You will lunch at some beautiful and secret places of natural beauty throughout these regions which allows you more time to ride and explore!

Evening dining is available at Caday Rouge in the beautiful restaurant where the team prepares and serves superb high-quality home-cooked meals. Weather permitting and during the summer months, you may dine on one of the many terraces within the tranquil gardens of Caday Rouge. A great way to spend a lovely evening after a fabulous day riding.

The bar is available to all guests for alcoholic beverages including wines, beers, and soft drinks, all offered at a very reasonable price.

CRMT can offer an all-inclusive option that includes lunch, dinner, and all beverages throughout your tour. Please enquire.

They can also offer a complimentary shuttle service using their luxury support vehicle taking you to local nearby villages if you prefer to dine elsewhere.

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

Things to do (optional)

Sightseeing in Andorra, museum visits, chateau visits, boat trips, golf.

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available at some hotels for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 15 days escorted motorcycle tour in France, Andorra, Northern Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains
  • 14 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Use of private swimming pool and all facilities whilst at Caday Rouge
  • Free evening transport to local towns and villages whilst at Caday Rouge
  • Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
  • Full 24-hour support and expert advice
  • Garage parking for your motorcycle whilst at Caday Rouge

What's not included

  • Fuel
  • Road tolls
  • Ferry or flights
  • Any entrance fees to attractions
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Helmets and protective clothing (available to 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 Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC). Transfers are available at 100 EUR per one way trip, maximum of 7 people. Please inquire for other local airport transfers, for example from Toulouse or Bordeaux.

Airport: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport Airport transfer available: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (US$114 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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Saturday June 4, 2022
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