Massif Central Motorcycle Tour 2022

Tour Overview

12 days / 11 nights from just €1749 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This fabulous 12-day small-group hub tour ventures through South-West France, the Massif Central and the French Rhône Alpes.

You will start and end your fabulous journey at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes for six nights. Enjoy a further five nights in top quality hotels near Clermont-Ferrand and the communes of Villard-de-Lans and Meyrueis.

During 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 then ride to Clermont-Ferrand in the Massif Central through the Causses du Quercy and Auvergne Natural Parks. You continue east to the Vercors Massif in the Rhône Alpes enjoying fabulous scenery and motorcycling. Your return to Caday Rouge will venture through the Ardèch and the National Park of the Cevennes and Grands Causses.

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.

For those who don’t ride pillion, CRMT can offer a luxury support vehicle for the tour duration, please enquire.

Massif Central Motorcycle Tour
Massif Central Motorcycle Tour
Massif Central Motorcycle Tour
Massif Central Motorcycle Tour
skill level

Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for proficient riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary. We will ride a maximum of 2,300 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
  • 11 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore the south and south west of France including the Massif Central
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • The ultimate chance to ride the south west, central and eastern regions of France
  • Enjoy the Rhône Alpes and Vercors Regional Park
  • Ride through the Ardèche and Cévennes natural parks
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Domme
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • Luxury support vehicle option for your luggage and pillion or non-riders
  • 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 – Saturday
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner.

Day 2 – Sunday
This is the start of your touring adventure and we head east to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc, deep into the Lot Valley. We then head north to Brengues to join the Célé Valley for some of the most scenic riding this region has to offer. We will visit Cahors and the 14th century Pont Valentré on our return to Caday Rouge – 230 kms

Day 3 – Monday
After breakfast we continue your journey to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour, set in the far north of the Occitanie region, close to Perigord and the Dordogne Valley. After lunch we head back riding through the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park for some superb scenic motorcycling– 200 km

Day 4 – Tuesday
We travel into the Dordogne Valley and to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme and onto Château de Montfort. We will then visit the museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ and the historic Château de Beynac – 200 km

Day 5 – Wednesday
After breakfast we head towards the Massif Central riding through the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park and the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park for some superb scenic motorcycling. After a visit to Le Mont-Dore we will continue our journey towards Clermont-Ferrand for our first overnight stay – 320 kms

Day 6 – Thursday
Another fabulous day riding, as we venture towards the Vercors Massif for two nights in the beautiful commune of Villard-de-Lans in the Isère department. We will visit the natural area and canyon of Ecouges, riding through its eerie tunnel before checking in to our hotel for the next two nights – 320 km

Day 7 – Friday
No luggage needed today as we explore the Vercors Natural Regional Park for some of the best motorcycle roads this region has to offer. For a short break we will visit the ‘Musée de La Resistance’ in Vassieux-en-Vercors before returning back to Villard de Lans for a pleasant evening and dinner – 150 km

Day 8 – Saturday
An early start as we pack up the bikes and head to the Cévennes National Park. We will head south west through the Ardechè Natural Park where we will visit the Pont d’Arc enjoying lunch along the way. We then continue deep into the Cévennes to the beautiful commune of Meyrueis in the Lozère department in southern France for the next two evenings– 300 km

Day 9 – Sunday
Another no luggage day today as we explore the Tarn and Jonte Gorges making this a magnificent riding day with a variation of beautiful scenery– 200 kms

Day 10 – Monday
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 – 300 km

Day 11 – Tuesday
Today our tour takes us to the stunning villages of Penne d’Agenais, Tournon d’Agenais, Montcuq, Bélaye and then onto Château de Biron and Château de Gavaudun before our tour of Château de Bonaguil, a magnificent 13th century fortified castle – a pleasant finale to your riding experience with CRMT – 170 km

Day 12 – Wednesday
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 2022

All tours start on a Saturday:
April – 30th
May – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
June – 4th, 11th & 18th
July – 30th
August – 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
September – 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
October – 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

*Discounts available for group bookings, the bigger the group the bigger the discount, please enquire for details.

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2799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
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  • 1 personal
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Private double room
4499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

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Private double room
3499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
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Private double room
3799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

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1 pillion

Private double room
4999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
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2 riders


Private double room
6999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

1 rider

Private double room
2799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 rider

Private double room
4499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
3499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 riders

Private double room
3799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
4999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders

Private double room
6999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

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 six nights accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. You will also stay five nights at other superb quality hotels during the tour. Enjoy your first overnight stay in the university city of Clermont-Ferrand. You will then venture to the Rhône Alpes for your second and third overnight stays in Villard-de-Lans in the Isère department and Vercors Massif. Your fourth and fifth overnight stays will be in the commune of Meyrueis in the Cevennes National Park.

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 includes a delightful continental breakfast to get you started.

Whilst at Caday Rouge we offer wholesome daily picnic lunches. We will lunch at some beautiful and secret places of natural beauty 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 high-quality 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 days 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 an all-inclusive option which includes lunch, dinner and all beverages throughout your tour. Please enquire.

We can also offer a complimentary shuttle service using our luxury support vehicle taking you to local nearby villages if you prefer to dine elsewhere.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France, the Massif Central and the French Rhône Alpes
  • 11 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
  • Complimentary evening transport to local towns and villages 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
  • One booking secures a tour. There is no minimum number required to proceed
Options Available
  • All-inclusive motorcycle tours
  • Fly-Ride holidays
  • BMW Motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and for pillion or non-riders
  • Local airport and train station transfers
  • 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
  • Extend your holiday duration to 14 nights
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Fuel
  • 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)
  • A €600 Excess Damage Deposit is required for all CRMT motorcycle rentals
  • Anything that is not in ‘Included’
Confirmation of Booking

Deposit: Only a 10% 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 60 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.

COVID Travel Restrictions: If you are unable to attend your booked tour due to COVID-19 Government travel restrictions, we can reschedule your tour at no extra cost.

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 €600.00 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.

• 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.

Note 5
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.

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

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