Magical Massif Central Tour 2019

Tour Overview

11 days / 10 nights from just £740 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This tour has an abundance of scenic delights throughout the whole journey. Whilst on this 11 day tour you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge and various other quality hotels in France.

You will start and end your scenic tour at Caday Rouge and will ride through the fabulous South and South West of France including the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie, Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes and the Massif Central. We will be riding some of the best motorcycling roads through Central France, which has been relatively unknown in past years.

You will see truly spectacular and breath-taking scenery, monumental and historic sights which will not fail to impress you as we travel through this fantastic country.

This tour includes six nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge and a further four nights at various locations including Anduze in Parc National des Cévennes, Engins in the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez and in Le Mont-Dore in the Auvergne region.

We are pleased to offer you a complimentary welcome and farewell meal, home-made with local produce.

This experience is what motorcycling and touring is all about. Pick your place within the group and come and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

skill level

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for capable riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary at a comfortable pace. Please note, we will ride an average of 250 kilometres per day, totalling approximately 2,200 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are relaxed, good fun and very sociable.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Starts and ends in Caday Rouge
• Venture to and across the Viaduc de Millau and Le Mont-Dore
• Explore the various national parks in the Auvergne-Rhône region
• Ride through part of the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez
• 10 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
• Luxury support vehicles for the overnight tour
• Security of full 24-hour support and advice
• Service of a professional tour escort
• The ‘Caday Rouge Euro Bar’ which serves wines, beers, coffee and soft drinks at just €1 each!
• Riding around Saint-Cirque-Lapopie and Rocamadour
• Domme, Sarlat and Château des Milandes stops
• Visiting Castles and Chateaux dating back to the 12th Century
• Travelling in the picturesque countryside of South West France
• A workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
• Large barn to keep your motorcycle undercover and secure

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before your welcome meal.
Day 2
We venture from the Lot-et-Garonne into the Dordogne, where we firstly visit Sarlat. We then lunch in the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme. We then continue to the Château des Milandes for a glimpse of the life of Josephine Baker. Whilst at the château, we have the opportunity to observe a fabulous bird of prey display – 210 kms
Day 3
Load up the support vehicle and trailer and head to Rodez continuing onto the amazing Viaduc de Millau and our first night stay near Anduze in the Parc National des Cévennes – 360 kms
Day 4
Today we head towards the Region of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes near the small town of Engins in the Parc Naturel Rêgional du Vercors where we will stay for two nights – 320 kms
Day 5
An easy days riding and exploring the various National Parcs in the Auvergne-Rhône region where we will do some fantastic riding and amazing sight-seeing – 200 kms
Day 6
Early start today as we leave Engins and ride through part of the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez onto Le Mont-Dore where we will stay for our fourth night – 350 kms
Day 7
We leave the fun of the mountains today and take a pleasant ride back to Caday Rouge via Aurillac – 300 kms
Day 8
A relaxing start today and after a fabulous breakfast at Caday Rouge, we will visit Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais and then onto Château Le Stelsia for an optional entertaining game of mini-golf. Optional wine tasting in the afternoon travelling in the support vehicle – 120 kms
Day 9
We head to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and then onto Rocamadour for the afternoon, a real great days riding before heading back to Caday Rouge – 250 kms
Day 10
We head towards Périgueux and onto Château de Hautefort in the Dordogne and then head back to Caday Rouge for your complementary farewell meal – 280 kms
DAY 11
Farewell and bon voyage, we are sure you have had a fantastic holiday and we would love to see you back here again for another tour

AVAILABLE TOUR DATES for 2019

• Sat 18th May – Tue 28th May

Additional dates and tours will be added for July and August 2019. Please contact us to request further information or with details of your requirements.

1 person

Private double room
£ 1,340 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 2,330 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • * Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer

* You can also upgrade the rental bike to a BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE for just an extra €180

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,480 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,670 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,470 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,650 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE

1 person

Private double room
£ 1,340 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 2,330 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • * Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer

* You can also upgrade the rental bike to a BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE for just an extra €180

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,480 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,670 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,470 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,650 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE

NEW FOR 2019: WE NOW ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS THROUGH WORLDPAY

(PLEASE NOTE A SMALL FEE APPLIES)

ACCOMMODATION

This tour includes six nights accommodation at Caday Rouge and other various accommodations for the rest of the tour – the first night near Anduze in Parc National des Cévennes, the second and third nights in Engins in the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez and the fourth night in the Le Mont-Dore in the Auvergne region.

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19th-century quercy stone cottage and barn dating back to 1862. 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 the large swimming pool for outside dining and socialising during the summer season.

The saltwater swimming pool is 14 metres long and 6.8 metres wide and 1 metre leading to 2.5 metres deep with a one-metre high ledge all the way around. The pool is heated to a minimum temperature of 25 degrees centigrade between June and September. The pools large terraces are equipped with parasols, sun loungers, and seating for your comfort, enjoyment, and socializing. These are surrounded by beautiful flowers, herbs, palm trees, and hedges.

FOOD

Caday Rouge includes daily breakfast as well as an arrival and farewell meal and also offers picnic lunches and four-course evening meals using local produce.

Drinks are available from the ‘Euro Bar’ which serves wines, beers, coffee and soft drinks at just €1 each!

No pets are allowed.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

• 11 Days escorted motorcycle tour in South & South West France
• 10 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
• Complimentary welcome and farewell dinners
• Security of full 24-hour support and expert advice
• Luxury support vehicles
• Free evening transport to restaurants and local entertainment events
• Use of a fantastic workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
• Use of heated swimming pool and tranquil gardens to relax in
• Use of Caday Rouge’s barn to keep your motorcycle secure and undercover
• Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
• Use of Caday Rouges’ facilities

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

• Fuel
• Road tolls
• Ferry or flights
• Any entrance fees to attractions
• Meals other than breakfast and arrival and farewell meals
• Drinks
• Personal insurance
• Helmets and protective clothing (available for rent subject to availability)
• Bike deposit – there is a small deposit required which depends on age and bike rented, please enquire for details
• Anything that is not in ‘included’

Confirmation of Booking

Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you by email subject to providing a valid email address and the required deposit which will secure your booking. We require a 30% deposit to secure your booking. The balance of the payment is to be paid 90 days before your tour begins.

CRMT’s commitment to you: If you book one of our tours, we guarantee the tour will proceed. There is no minimum number required for any CRMT tour to go ahead.

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. The tour will have to be fully booked for this to take effect.

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 damage/excess deposit is required before any riding takes place. You must provide proof of your address and valid ID before riding a rental motorcycle from CRMT or from the local agent. 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.

• No minimum number for the tour to proceed.

• Airport & train station transfers available.

Note 4
If you are using your own motorcycle and a breakdown occurs, CRMT can return your bike to Caday Rouge. CRMT may also be able to assist in repatriating your motorcycle to some regions of Europe. A pre-determined date and cost can be confirmed subject to CRMT’s free time and when their tour season allows them.

If you are interested in this tour, please enquire for full details of the itinerary.