French Riviera & Massif Central Tour 2024

Tour Overview

15 days / 14 nights from just €1749 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

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 start and end your fabulous journey staying seven nights at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. Enjoy a further seven nights in top quality hotels in the popular seaside resort and port of La Grande-Motte, a further two nights in the beautiful resort and port of Saint Raphael. The remaining four overnight hotel stays will be in Moissac Bellevue near the Lake Sainte-Croix and Verdon Gorge, then onto the commune of Fontvieille in the Bouches-du-Rhône department and Meyrueis in the Cevennes National Park.

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, Fréjus and the marvellous Monaco.

On our return to Caday Rouge you will enjoy the Route Napoleon as we head towards Digne and the Verdon Gorge. We continue west through the Natural Parks of Luberon and Alpilles before we head into the beautiful Cevennes and the famous Tarn and Jonte Gorges with an enjoyable visit to the Viaduct of Millau in the Grands Causses Natural Park.

This is the ultimate motorcycle touring experience giving you a delightful and memorable touring holiday you will never forget.

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 2,900 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun, very sociable and start at 9am to maximise your days tour enjoyment.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • 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
  • Garage parking for your motorcycle whilst at Caday Rouge
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ITINERARY

Day 1 
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner.

Day 2 
This is the start of 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 3 
After breakfast we ride to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour, set in the far north of the Occitanie region close to Perigord and the Dordogne Valley. We travel through the scenic towns of Peyrilles, Gourdon and Reilhaguet, before lunching in Rocamadour. We will head back to Caday Rouge through the amazing Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park and the Col de Crayssac for some superb scenic motorcycling – 220 kms

Day 4 
Today our tour takes us to the stunning villages of Tournon d’Agenais and Penne d’Agenais. We head South towards Agen and then onto Beauville, Montjoi, Lauzerte, Montcuq, Bélaye and then onto Château de Bonaguil, a magnificent 13th century fortified castle – 200 kms

Day 5 
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 6 
After breakfast we head to the medieval town of Pujols and then onto Monbahus and Lauzun before visiting the 16th century Renaissance Château de Monbazillac, which has been a listed historic monument since 1941. We will lunch in Issigeac before returning to Caday Rouge via the bastides of Villereal and Monflanquin and the commune of Montagnac-sur-Lède – 190 kms

Day 7 
An early start preparing the motorcycles and heading towards the Mediterranean. We head through the town of Albi on the River Tarn through the Natural Regional Park of Haut-Languedoc, then onto the Mediterranean coast to our first overnight hotel stay in La Grand Motte – 320 km

Day 8 

After breakfast we head towards the Côte d’Azur and the seaside resort of Saint-Raphaël for our second and third overnight stays. You will enjoy the beautiful coastal towns of Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël and Sainte-Maxime with fabulous evening entertainment and cuisine this part of the French Riviera has to offer – 300 km

Day 9 

A deserved motorcycle rest day and a chance to visit some of these world-famous cosmopolitan seaside towns along this magnificent Mediterranean coastline. We can either stay as a group or you may decide to venture alone. Public transport is of the highest quality and train links to Monaco and the Monte Carlo Casino are convenient and simple – 0 km

Day 10 
We leave Saint-Raphaël promptly for a fabulous days’ riding on Route Napoleon, winding through the spectacular mountains of Provence. We will ride the D6085 and D4085 to Grasse and Castellane and then head into the Natural Regional Park of Verdon, also known as ‘The Grand Canyon of Verdon’. Our fourth and fifth overnight stay will be at Moissac-Bellevue in this fabulous natural park – 250 km

Day 11 
An easier day today as we explore the Verdon Gorge and the Routes des Cretes. Some fabulous scenic riding reaching altitudes of 1400 metres before we return to Moissac-Bellevue for a relaxing evening – 200 km

Day 12 
We leave Moissac-Bellevue through the Natural Regional Parks of Luberon and Alpilles en-route to the amazing Cévennes and Ardeche National Parks and the commune of Meyrueis in the Lozère department in southern France. A tough but magnificent riding day with a variation of beautiful scenery en-route to our hotel and sixth and seventh overnight stays – 320 kms

Day 13 
A relaxing start and we will explore the commune of Meyrueis in the Lozère department and Cévennes National Park. We travel through the Tarn and Jonte Gorges making this another magnificent riding day – 200 kms

Day 14 
Today we will be riding through the Parc de Cevennes towards the amazing Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge at 343 metres, higher than the Eiffel Tower! After lunch we will head back to Caday Rouge for a relaxing evening– a pleasant finale to your riding experience with CRMT – 330 kms

Day 15 
Farewell and bon voyage, we hope you have had a fantastic holiday and 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.

AVAILABLE TOURS:
START DATES for 2024

April – 15th
May – 1st
June – 15th
September – 28th
2025 Pre-bookings available. 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 breakfast and evening meal only. Drinks are not included. Breakfast and all meals whilst touring the French Riviera and Massif Central and away from Caday Rouge are not included.

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7499 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
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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 away from Caday Rouge 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 seven nights accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. You will also stay seven nights at other superb quality hotels during the tour. Enjoy your first night on the Mediterranean near La Grand-Motte, then onto the Côtes d’Azur and Saint-Raphaël for a further two nights. Your fourth and fifth overnight stay is near Moissac-Bellevue. We continue riding west to the quaint town of Meyrueis in the Cevennes National Park for your sixth and seventh nights’ stay.

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 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 South and South West France
  • 14 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis 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
  • Garage parking for your motorcycle whilst at Caday Rouge
  • There is a minimum number of three for this tour to proceed
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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
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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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