7 days South West France motorcycle tour

Journey : 7 days in France, from Geneva to South West France.

Ride : 1540 km, 4 to 6 hours ride / day.

Itinerary 100% on paved road, narrow and twisty roads, small countryside roads.

Panoramas : Varied, valleys, lakes, vineyards, gorges, countryside, forests, villages...

Highlights : Medieval cities : Cordes sur Ciel | UNESCO heritage : Albi, Carcassonne, ...

The Millau Viaduc, Roquefort Cellars,... |  wine tasting

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This motorbike tour will guide you in the authentic South Western France and you will discover its various treasures, preserved heritage and wide gastronomy. Fortified villages made of stones, nice red bricks houses and castle sprinkled in the hilly countryside, you will ride in the heart of different lands. Sometimes you will ride on isolated plains surrounded by cows and horses, at any time through vineyards as well as, on curvy roads between medieval villages. You will follow a carefully selected itinerary enhanced by colored patch worked culture, river that will be yours views. During your stop, enjoy the 'Most beautiful villages in France' located on rocky headlands with cobblestoned streets that don't seem to have changed for centuries.

 The life rhythm is different here; take time to sit outside on the shaded terrace to discuss with locals who will share some secrets with you. For you, we created a 'star' itinerary with one accommodation ensuring your comfort and relaxing moments. A different table every dinner will allow you to discover local flavors and the benefits of local product that chief know how to cook perfectly. A travel for epicurean bikers…

Motorcycle rental included.

10 motorcycles maximum.

Support Vehicle for the transportation of luggage for 8 people or more.

¤ Day 0

Lake Geneva | 0 kms | Geneva

The day before, we welcome you close to the shore of the Léman lake.  We get to know each other and we introduce you the Tour. It's also time to pick up your motorcycle.

We suggest you book a hotel close to our shop as this night is not included in the tour. We can take of that for you.

 

¤ Day  1

On the way to the South, Crossing wild lands | Geneva - Lozère | 350 kms

! Welcome ! After your breakfast, departure for your first day. You will leave the lake surrounding to follow the cap to South West. No direct ways, some intersections, mountain bypasses and crossing isolated lands, your routes will be wild today.  You will ride among tormented reliefs, inaccessible for a long time, which gradually gave birth to legends. Sometimes on sunny highlands, then you go ride down through the forest. No worries, the stops on your way enables you to enjoy the peacefulness of these remote areas. You will arrive in the evening in an authentic village where you spend the night.

 

¤ Day 2

Veined cheese & Episcopal city | Lozère - Albi | 260 kms

The crowing rooster wakes you up this morning!

Progressively on your routes,  you will ride closer the Tarn river. After crossing the Grands Causses region and its arid areas, you will ride along the Gorges du Tarn, sculptures that create a natural setting. Suddenly, a giant span the valley, the impressive Millau Viaduct, one of the highest road bridge. Another secrets animates this valley, it is a famous cheese, the Roquefort. You will visit the cellars where its transformation happens before taking part in a tasting. Cover up, you will go underground. After taking the roads and ride lot of curves, your stop for the afternoon will be monastic at the foot of this Priory protected by the river surrounding. Finally, in the evening you arrive in the city of Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec where the Episcopal City and the Cathedral of bricks are registered as a UNESCO Heritage site.

 

¤ Day 3

Fortified villages & Vineyards | Albi | 245 kms

Fresh fruits and croissants to start this nice day !

Completely new surroundings today. You will ride in the heart of vineyards and fortified villages. Land of local and good products, there will be lot of stops today. During your breaks, certainly you will discover the fantastic colored stalls of one typical market in a typical village. Enjoy your lunch in a medieval city above the clouds. You will not come back directly to your accommodation; you will make a detour by a fortified place along Aveyron river. Just before getting back to your comfortable room, last stop in a vineyard to understand the work of the winemaker and taste his nice wines.

 

¤ Day 4

Medieval city & canal du Midi | Albi | 295 kms

Homemade marmalade and crunchy breads delight your breakfast.

Discover the Cathare country today with as main thread the Canal du Midi. More lakes and forests as well as a steep relief will be yours views. A Perfect asphalt will guide you to the surprising Medieval City of Carcassonne where you will have lunch. Roam the small stone street of this fabulous city registered at UNESCO heritage. Another vineyard for the afternoon, the Minervois region will take you by small curvy roads to the top with dominant views. Return in the evening to the city made of red bricks before activating your taste buds.

 

¤ Day 5

Black Mountain & charcuterie | Albi | 290 kms

Have you tasted the chocolatines ?

The mountain that separate you from the Mediterranean sea will be your playground today. A new surrounding above 1000m made of granite and dense vegetation. Welcome in the country of the Sidobre where rocks have an international reputation. Your stop at noon will take place not so far away from mineral water sources. Here the climate is unique, rough or soft depending on the season which makes it possible to perfect an excellent local charcuterie. This afternoon, you will discover the work of saltings and it will make you drool in front of the ham. Some corners again bring  you later on shore of river Tarn.

¤ Day 6

Cliffs & Causses of Lot | Albi - Lot | 280 kms

After your breakfast, you will leave the 'little Tuscany' to reach the Lot regions. Another rich and complex, you will arrive in Cahors by the rocky Causses region. Key step of the route to Santiago Compostela, here the pilgrims enjoy nice wines. Sometimes on the limestone plateau of the Quercy, sometimes along the water where the river dug the rocks, your routes will be varied. Very nice experience to reach one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' hanging on the cliff 100m above. Take your lunch at SaintCirqLapopie. After leaving the Lot Valley you will follow your route to the East. Tonight you will stay in a cooler area, with more mountains where volcanos have fallen asleep. 

 

¤ Day 7           

Mountains of Cantal | Genève | 280 kms

The last day of your trip will bring you to Geneva. A middle mountain landscape and highlands where the peaceful flocks graze, will guide you during a large part of the day. Brioche and cheese make some gourmet breaks. Soft mounts and perfect roads to have fun on this route. The volcanic Massif Central will be a large part of the latest special panoramas.  On your way back, some valleys and soft relief will guide you to your final destination. End of your trip and back to the reality.

 

>  ACCOMMODATION <

6 nights in charming 3* accommodation | 6 dinners (drinks not included), 6 breakfast

D1: Old stones for this hotel located in the Cevennes region.

D2, D3, D4, D5: Charming old bourgeois house which combine tradition and contemporary decoration. 

D6: overnight in the Massif Central region, land of volcanos 

   

  

 

>  Included <

- nights 3* with breakfast from Day 1 to Day 6 

- all the dinners (6)  during your travel (drinks not included)

- Guided Tour: Guide on his motorcycle, luggage transport (8p mini), airport transfer

- travel book (tips, RoadBook, daily schedule, GPS files…)

- Highlighs advices and visits

- friendly time and good mood…

>  Not Included <

- the lunch 

- any services not specified: flight ticket, motorcycle gear, fuel, drinks, personal expenses, etc…

- optional accessories (helmet, jacket, gloves)

- night and dinner before tour start

 

Single room extra : 290 euros

Booking advices: 

In the summer season, an earlier booking is recommended to ensure the availability of the accommodations and motorcycles.

At the latest 90 days before departure. The reservation is effective after acceptance of the general conditions of sale and a deposit of 45%. The journey must be paid 60 days before departure.

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