French Riveria, Massif Central & Tour de France Tour 2024

Tour Overview

15 days / 14 nights from just €2649 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

For our seventh successive year, CRMT are proud to offer this amazing opportunity to see this elite cycle race and enjoy perfect and scenic motorcycling during your touring holiday.

This fabulous 15-day small-group hub tour comes with all the frills and glamour you would expect when travelling the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. A certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’! Whilst on this tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes and other luxury hotels throughout the remainder of the tour. You will enjoy the 2024 Tour de France stages 18, 19, 20 & 21. What better way to see this outstanding sporting event than on a motorcycle tour! Park anywhere en-route and see the intensifying build-up of the caravane and race spectacle for just a couple of hours of your day, a great time to socialise with a beverage.

You will start and end your fabulous journey at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes for five nights. Enjoy a further nine nights in top quality hotels. You will stay in Orange on the Rhone River for your first night, Then onto Moissac Bellevue for a further two nights where you will explore the Verdon Gorge. Then a further three nights in the beautiful Mediterranean seaside resort of Saint Raphael. We will then spend one night in the commune of Fontvieille before heading towards the Mediterranean and the beautiful seaside resort of Sete. Our ninth night will be in the magnificent medieval city of Carcassonne.

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 Mediterranean and Riviera coast, exploring the regions of Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, the Provence and Côte d’Azur as well as the famous Riviera coast cities of Saint Raphael, Saint Tropez and the marvellous Monaco, visiting the Grand Casino of Monte Carlo.

This is the ultimate motorcycle touring experience giving you a delightful and memorable touring holiday you will never forget and for the first time ever in the Tour de France history, you will see the final stage with a magnificent time-trial from Monaco to Nice. As a motorcyclist and cyclist, what more could you want.

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

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skill level

Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for proficient riders who can ride the distances stated in the itinerary. We will ride a maximum of 2,800 kilometres for the holiday duration, much of which will be in mountainous terrain with many hairpins and demanding roads. The tour riding days are good fun, very sociable and start at 9am to maximise your days’ tour enjoyment. Please note one of the days is 420 kilometres with a possibility of high ambient temperatures.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • See stages 18, 19, 20 & 21 of the Tour de France 2024 Cycle Race
  • 14 nights’ superb accommodation with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore the breath-taking scenery of the Natural Park of Camargue
  • Escorted riding to, and staying in, the fabulous French Riviera
  • Visit the principality of Monaco
  • A visit to the Grand Canyon of Verdon
  • See the Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in the world
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Domme
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • Service of a professional tour escort and 24-hour support and advice
  • A fabulous workshop and motorcycle washing facilities
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ITINERARY

Day 1 – Tuesday 16th July 
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner. Tomorrow is an early start so we need to prepare the luggage for tomorrow’s departure.

Day 2 – Wednesday 17th July 
An early start today with a tough ride, our longest, ahead of us to Orange in the Provence-Alpes and Cote d’Azur for our first overnight stay. We will ride past the magnificent Millau Viaduct, the Cevennes and Ardeche Natural Parks to the commune of Orange near the Rhone River – 430 kms

Day 3 – Thursday 18th July 
Another early start and we head towards Ubaye-Serre-Poncon and La Batie-Neuve to watch Stage 18 of the Tour de France. We will then head South through the Verdon Gorge to Moissac Bellevue for the next two nights stay – 300 km

Day 4 – Friday 19th July 
A relaxing start and a pleasant ride through the Mercantour National Park where you will see Stage 19 of the Tour de France near the commune of Jausiers. You will explore the Verdon Gorge and enjoy spectacular and scenic riding throughout the day – 300 kms

Day 5 – Saturday 20th July 
We will leave Moissac Bellevue and head towards Lantosque to see Stage 20 of the Tour de France. A fabulous riding day as we head South to the Mediterranean Sea and Saint Raphael where we will stay for the next three nights and enjoy this beautiful part of France – 300 kms

Day 6 – Sunday 21st July 
For the first time ever, the Tour de France will not end in Paris. This is a fabulous opportunity to see the final stage of this iconic sporting event on the French Riviera. This Stage is a Time Trial and will be a great spectacle to see throughout the day and will start in Monaco and end in Nice – 200 km

Day 7 – Monday 22nd July
A perfect and well-deserved rest day and the opportunity to jump on a train and visit Monaco and Monte Carlo’s Grand Casino, or lounge by the hotel pool or take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea, the choice is yours – 0 kms

Day 8 – Tuesday 23rd July
We leave Saint Raphael and head towards Avignon and Arles and to the Camargue for our overnight stay near the beautiful village of Fontvieille – 220 kms

Day 9 – Wednesday 24th July
A relaxing start and after breakfast we will head to the Mediterranean coast through the Camargue National Park, visiting Aigues Mortes and its magnificent towers and ramparts. We will then head to Sete for our eighth overnight stay – 200 km

Day 10 – Thursday 25th July
We leave the Mediterranean and head West to the medieval city of Carcassonne. Spend the afternoon walking through the medieval cobbled streets and ramparts and enjoy a tour around the Chateau Comtal before a great dining experience – 200 kms

DAY 11 – Friday 26th July
An early start as we head back to Caday Rouge through the Haut-Languedoc Natural Park heading North through many Romanesque villages and communes. A fabulous days riding with beautiful and historic monuments to see – 250 km

DAY 12 – Saturday 27th July
A relaxing start today and a either a short riding day or a rest day. We will head to the medieval town of Pujols for a relaxing stroll around this beautiful village with its great views and café/restaurants.  We will return to Caday Rouge via the bastides of Villereal and Monflanquin and the commune of Montagnac-sur-Lède – 140 kms

DAY 13 – Sunday 28th July
We continue your adventure and head east into the Lot Valley visiting Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc. We will stop at the 14th century Pont Valentré then onto Cajarc for lunch by the River Lot. We then head north into the Célé Valley visiting Marcilhac-sur-Célé and Cabrerets for some of the most scenic riding this region has to offer, before our return to Caday Rouge – 240 km

DAY 14 – Monday 29th July
We continue your touring adventure as we travel into the Dordogne Valley to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme. We will visit the Abbey Nouvelle and a magnificent viewing tower with breath-taking views of the surrounding area. After lunch, we enjoy a tour of the historic Château de Beynac or the fun museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ before returning to Caday Rouge – 200 kms

DAY 15 – Tuesday 30th July
Farewell and bon voyage, we are sure you have had a fantastic holiday enjoying the experience of the Tour de France. We would love to see you back here again for another tour.

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.

TOUR DATES - 2023

Tuesday 16th July to Tuesday 30th July 2024
Enjoy the 2024 Tour de France stages 18, 19, 20 & 21

For any information on the Tour de France please refer to the official website www.letour.fr/en/overall-route
For 2025 Pre-bookings, please enquire for more information.
Minimum 3 riders for the tour to proceed. 

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*Half-board package available whilst at Caday Rouge. Please enquire for details.

*Half-board package: Includes evening meal only. Drinks and lunch are not included. Breakfast and all meals whilst touring the French Rivera and Massif Central and away from Caday Rouge are not included.

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2999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
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3999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
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5899 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
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  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
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2 riders

Private double room
7999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
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  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

*Half-board package available whilst at Caday Rouge. Please enquire for details.

*Half-board package: Includes breakfast and evening meal only. Drinks are not included.

WE ACCEPT PAYMENTS VIA CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL

(ONCE WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR BOOKING YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO OUR PAYMENT SECTION)

ACCOMMODATION

This small group hub-tour includes five nights accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes and a further nine nights in top quality hotels. You will stay in Orange on the Rhone River for your first night, Then onto Moissac Bellevue for the second and third nights where you will explore the Verdon Gorge. Then a further three nights in the beautiful Mediterranean seaside resort of Saint Raphael. We will then spend one night in the commune of Fontvieille before heading towards the Mediterranean and the beautiful seaside resort of Sete for the eighth night. Our ninth night will be in the magnificent medieval city of Carcassonne.

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

Group bookings also have the availability to use our three-bedroom luxury holiday cottage with three double bedrooms and sharing 2 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 large swimming pool for outside dining and socialising during the summer season.

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

No pets are allowed

FOOD

Every tour day at Caday Rouge includes a delightful continental breakfast to get you started. Please note breakfast is not included whilst away from Caday Rouge and touring the Massif Central and French Riviera.

We will picnic lunch at some beautiful secret places or dine in local restaurants throughout these regions which allows you more time to ride and explore!

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

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

We can offer a half-board option which includes evening meals whilst at Caday Rouge only. Please enquire.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 15 days escorted motorcycle tour in the Massif Central, South and South West France
  • 14 nights superb accommodation with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Use of private swimming pool and all facilities whilst at Caday Rouge
  • Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
  • Full 24-hour support and expert advice
  • There is a minimum number of three for this tour to proceed
Options Available
  • All-inclusive motorcycle tours
  • Fly ride holidays (Flights not included)
  • BMW & Honda motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and for pillion or non-riders
  • Local airport and train station transfers
  • Evening transport to local towns and villages whilst at Caday Rouge
  • 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
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Fuel & parking
  • 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)
  • Anything that is not in ‘Included’
Confirmation of Booking

Deposit: A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you by email. The balance of the payment is to be paid 90 days before your tour begins.

CRMT’s commitment to you: There is a minimum number of three required for this tour to proceed.  A full refund will be given if this number is not met 90 days before the tour starts.

Return of deposit: If for any reason you have to cancel your confirmed booking with CRMT, we will endeavour to rebook your place within the group. If this is successful, we will refund all your money paid to date, less any incurred expenses. The tour will have to be fully booked for this to take effect. Please refer to Terms and Conditions and the Cancellation Policy.

CRMT has the right to cancel any tour due to only unforeseen circumstances. If this happens we will return all funds paid.

please note

Note 1
If you hire a motorcycle from CRMT it may only be used during the tour days and whilst with the group. Our motorcycles are not for private use.

Note 2
If you hire a motorcycle from CRMT, a €1500.00 Excess Damage Deposit is required before any riding takes place. You must provide a copy of your passport, a valid Driving Licence and 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.

Note 3

• Spoken Languages: English, French.

• The maximum number of people in the group is 10.

• The maximum number of bikes in the group is 8.

• Airport & train station transfers available.

Note 4
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 fulfil these requirements and laws.

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