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Family cycling tours in Tarn basin

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Family cycling tours in Tarn basin

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"Active" cycling tour along Tarn river between Albi and Millau, so almost flat if you want or hilly if you prefer on the hills (slopes of the valley) from 300m alt. up to 700m.

  • 6 - 8 days cycling tours along the 1937 railway line along Tarn river.
  • Self guided cycling hotel-tour with baggage transfer.
  • Suited for family and youngsters 14 years and older.
  • Standard ** packages: ** hotel accommodations, some with a pool.
  • You can start this tour any day of the week between March 15th and October 31th.
  • 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 rented too!
  • Important group discounts for parties from 3 to 8 persons (10 tot 23 %!).
  • Included: all luggage transfers.
  • All hotel wireless internet

 

Tarn valley.

When biking 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 longer 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. Restaurants and hotels in this trip are of excellent quality.
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.

 

Albi 
Viaduc de Millau
Albi Viaduc de Millau

On your way to and from Millau you will ride under and above the viaduc de Millau.

You will be cycling daily 50-60 km average (a sporting tour is with max 100km daily is possible too) through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
Near Broquiès you can make a canoe trip. In Albi and Millau you will stay in a ** B&B Hotel.


For booking this tour we ask you to complete our booking form.

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.

http://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/en/discover/aveyron-images.php 

Click here for some pictures of your tour in Tarn Valley

  • Included: all luggage transfer

  • Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.

  • Not included in basic rate: Bike rental

    You can book this cycling tour in Tarn valley as an

  • active package (this page), as a
  • light family package or as a
  • very light package.
    Click on the links above for all details on the other two packages.

Packages Stages Prices

B08 active  stnd packages
  Bags transfers included in basic rate. Basic rate: in  €  p.p. double room, sharing.
2017 B&B Dinners Lunches Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single room
Solo
all-in
Bike
rental
 6 days  5  3  0  € 619  € 3  € 117  € 1028  € 64
 7 days  6  4  0  € 746  € 4  € 140  € 1243  € 80
 8 days  7  4  0  € 817  € 9  € 168  € 1368  € 96

You can book this trip here

Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Basic rate
p.p. double
room sharing
Suppl.
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement single room Route notes Bike rental
Albi **    yes  no  no  € 41  € 3  € 31  Free  € 16
Brousse-le-Château **    yes  yes  no  € 57  € 2  € 12  Free  € 16
St. Affrique **    yes  yes  no  € 59  € 4  € 23  Free  € 16
Millau **    yes  no  no  € 36  € 7  € 27  Free  € 16
Castelnau Pégayrols **/*** pool    yes  yes  no  € 56  € 3  € 23  Free  € 16
Ayssènes **    yes  yes  no  € 50  € 2  € 18  Free  € 16
Lunches are not included. The price of a take-away lunch varies from 9 to 13 Euro. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure.
Supplement twin rooms (with 2 beds): €3 per night per person.

Discount on basic rate p.p. for small groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
 
Parties of  3 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons : 17 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 20 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 23 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 25 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 26 % p.p.
Additional discount for one child sharing parents room or third child in triple room: € 10,- per night

 
Packages Stages Prices

Programme and lodging B08active
Standard packages,  6 - 8 days
Distances indicated in kms are for the minimum programme of the day.
6-day 7-day   8-day
Albi ** B&B, arrival day .
N
o biking today
Altitude: 150m
day 1 day 1 day 1
Brousse-le-Château **
Alt. 236m.
Elevation gains: +150 m
day 2
(60 kms)
day 2
(60 kms)
day 2
(60 kms)
St. Affrique **
Alt. 320m.
Elevation gains: +110 m
day 3
(35 kms)
day 3
(35 kms)
day 3
(35 kms)
Millau ** B&B.
Alt. 357m.
Elevation gains: +250 & -250 & +50 m
    day 4
(39 kms)
Castelnau Pégayrols ** Chambre & Table d'Hôtes. pool.
Alt. 750m.
Elevation gains: +350 m
  day 4
(50 kms)
day 5
(39 kms)
Ayssènes ** .  Alt. 363m. Elevation gains: none or 100, -350 m day 4
(42 kms)
day 5
(42 kms)
day 6
(42 kms)
Albi **
Alt. 150m.
Elevation gains: -30m
day 5
(70 kms)
day 6
(70 kms)
day 7
(70 kms)
Leave after  breakfast day 6 day 7 day 8

Number of  kms indicated is the minimum you'll bike. The route descriptions will also provide longer tours for each day if you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summary of all La Ligne Verte cycling tours   
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cycling holiday
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