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5 Days Self Guided Bike Tour in Nature Parc des Grands Causses, France
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Millau Château de Creissels, Place du Prieur, Creissels, Canton of Millau-1, Milau, Avreyon, Occitanie, France

Light Bike Tour in France

Experience a self-guided bike tour along the gorges and causses in the unspoiled Southern France countryside! You will be amazed at an extraordinary diversity of landscapes that you will get to know when cycling through this far south part of the Massif Central. This tour is meant for holidaymakers who first of all want to have enough time to visit all the interesting places and still have time to stop on the way for a pause. What are you waiting for? Pedal your bike and enjoy the tour!

Key Information:

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point-to-point
  • Terrain: Mostly paved road along canyons and valleys
  • Starts and ends in: Creissels, Millau
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total distance: 60 Miles / 97 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid, E-bike, or all-terrain bikes
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 135 EUR

Highlights

  • Biking along amazing gorges
  • Passing through Tarn and Jonte River
  • Visiting some Medieval and Roman villages
  • Excellent service of a local tour operator
  • GPS support and luggage transfer
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • 4-night accommodation

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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in rooms with en-suite shower and bathroom in small typical country hotels or guesthouses with character and charm from two and three-star family run hotels to three and four-star luxury hotels.

You will be staying at Château de Creissels, Millau, on the first night. On the second night, you will be staying in a two-star hotel in Le Rozier. On the third night, the overnight will be in a three-star hotel in Meyrueis. Lastly, on the fourth night, you will stay in a three-star hotel in Creissels.

Program

The daily distances will not exceed 60 kilometers and cycling time will be no more than four to five hours a day. This tour is also well suited for families with children, with enough opportunities to stop for a swim in a river or lake or have a canoe trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Creissels

You will cycle along the river to the viaduct of Millau and Creissels at two kilometers from Millau.

  • Distance: 2 kilometers / 1.24 miles

Day 2: Le Rozier

You will cycle along Tarn River to the entrance of the canyon of the Gorges du Tarn.

  • Distance: 22 kilometers / 14 miles

Day 3: Meyrueis

You will cycle into the Gorges de la Jonte (Les Douzes, restaurant, Museum of the Vultures).

  • Distance: 22 kilometers / 14 miles

Day 4: Creissels

You will cycle down by the Gorges de la Jonte via Le Rozier to Millau and Creissels.

  • Distance: 51 kilometers / 32 miles

Day 5: Departure

You will leave after breakfast.

Location

This tour starts and ends in Millau. East of Millau, the Tarn River, and its tributaries carved out four canyons like gorges: Gorges de la Dourbie, Gorges de la Jonte, and the most famous of all the Gorges du Tarn. These Gorges are at the heart of the most spectacular walking area of the Grands Causses Natural Parc. Steep crags of 400 meters and the typical scenery of limestone plateaux are dissected by rivers.

Food

You will be provided with four breakfasts and four dinners. Lunches are not included. The price of a takeaway lunch varies from nine to fourteen EUR. You can order it from the hotelkeeper the evening before departure. No fast food here but the French cuisine and honest food are available in small family-run hotels where you will get a warm welcome.

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

  • Biking along spectacular gorges
  • Passing through Tarn and Jonte River
  • Visiting some small villages from Medieval to Roman times
  • The excellent service of a local tour operator
  • Baggage transfers
  • GPS support (GPX / KML)
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • 4 nights' accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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