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6 Day Vichy to Blanes Trail Guided Motorcycle Tour in France and Spain

Vichy - Saint-Paulien - Pont-de-Salars - Capendu, France; Terrades - Blanes, Spain

Off-Road Motorcycle Tour in France and Spain

Come and join Easy-Raider in this motorcycle tour from Vichy, France to Blanes, Spain. You will cross the southern half of France with this superb one-way circuit that will take you to discover the Forez and Velay mountains, La Margeride and Aubrac, the Causses of Lozère and Aveyron, Haut-Languedoc and the Black Mountain, the Corbières, and finally in Spain with the Catalan Pyrenees and the mountains of Emporda. This tour is suitable for trail type bikes adapted to ride on the road and with all-terrain tires. The tracks are mainly easy-going trails with some technicals rides.

Key Information

  • Terrain: 70% off-road with some technical trails
  • Bike: rental (Honda CRF 250 L or Husqvarna 701)
  • Mileage: 1,130 kilometers / 703 miles
  • Daily rides: 180 - 250 kilometers / 112 - 156 miles
  • Meals: Half-board basis

Meet the guides

William
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Highlights

  • Starts in Vichy and ends in Blanes
  • Ride the beautiful tracks of the Aubrac
  • Climb the foothills of the Forez Mountains
  • Ride the rolling tracks in the plain of Limagne
  • Descend to the coast of the Costa Brava
  • Climb on the plateau of Margeride
  • 5 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Russian, Ukrainian
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay in two and three-star quality hotels at Brit Hotel Le Parc Rive Gauche - Vichy in Vichy, Logis Hôtel des Voyageurs in Saint-Paulien, Logis Hôtel des Voyageurs in Pont-de-Salars, Le Top du Roulier in Capendu, and La Salut de Terrades, Santuario in Terrades consecutively on a double or triple room basis. There is a room upgrade to single room basis if you want more privacy. You will have an extra night after the tour at Hotel Ca La Maria in Blanes if you book the rental bike package.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Vichy, France

The grouping point will be at Easy-Raider around an aperitif for the briefing. Dinner and overnight at the three-star hotel in Vichy.

Day 2: Vichy - Saint-Paulien, 210 kilometers / 131 miles

Departure for the first rolling tracks in the plain of Limagne. You will climb on the foothills of the Forez Mountains, then in the Livradois followed by lunch over Ambert. The very beautiful trails in the dense forests will make you cross the Forez by the nice villages of Viverols and Craponne sur Arzon. You will reach Saint-Paulien near Puy en Velay in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the two-star hotel.

Day 3: Saint-Paulien - Pont-de-Salars, 240 kilometers / 150 miles

You will leave Le Puy-en-Velay towards the mountains of Velay then you will climb on the plateau of Margeride and you will follow the Naussac dam. Lunch will be at Aumont-Aubrac. Then, you will drive on the beautiful tracks of the Aubrac before reaching the Aveyron and its wide open spaces. You will end this wonderful day at Pont-de-Salars near Rodez. Overnight and dinner in a two-star hotel.

Day 4: Pont-de-Salars - Capendu, 250 kilometers / 156 miles

You will cross the Grand Causses by tracks that will remain long engraved in your memory. Lunch will be at Lacaune. You will continue in the Parc du Haut-Languedoc and the Montagne Noire on very beautiful tracks totally adapted to the trails. The end of this day will be in the vineyards of Minervois. Overnight and dinner in a three-star hotel in Capendu, 15 kilometers from Carcassonne.

Day 5: Capendu - Terrades, Spain, 190 kilometers / 119 miles

You will leave Capendu while climbing in the mountains of Corbières. Lunch will be at Estagel. In the afternoon, you will cross the Pyrenees by the chain of Albères. After Ceret, you will cross the border by Albères then you will finish the stage by the beautiful winding tracks to the Sanctuary of Mare de Deu which will welcome you for the night.

Day 6: Terrades - Sant feliu de Guixols, Spain, 190 kilometers / 118 miles

You will begin your last day by the Serra de l'Emporda and breathtaking slopes. A beautiful track along the dam of Planta de Sau will take you to Villanova de Sau where you will have a lunch break. You will take the tracks of Montagnes to pass Sant HIlari Sacalm before crossing the Sierra de Montseny. You will descend to the coast to the beaches of the Costa Brava end of this unforgettable journey.

Difficulty level

Average level: the course can include some technical trails and tracks. The stages can be long. Experience in off-road driving is required.

Guides

William Richter

Location

This tour will start in Vichy, France and end in Blanes, Spain. You will pass through Saint-Paulien, Pont-de-Salars, and Capendu in France and Terrades in Spain.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • 5 days of riding according to the program
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Guide
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • An extra night in Blanes (if you choose rental bike package)
  • Meals based on the half-board basis
  • Support vehicle carrying your luggage

What's not included

  • Fuel of the motorcycle
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Repatriation insurance (50 EUR)
  • All that is not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Riding gear (available for rent)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE).

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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Start: Sunday June 6, 2021
End: Friday June 11, 2021

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