Magnificent Massif Central & Tour de France Tour 2024

Tour Overview

10 days / 9 nights from just €1999 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 10-day small-group hub tour ventures through South-West France, the Massive Central, the Cevennes and Ardeche Natural Parks, the Rhone Alps and the Vecors. You will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge Chambre d’hôtes for two nights and a further seven nights in the heart of the Massif Central where you will enjoy stages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Tour de France. 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.

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 Massif Central visiting the Millau Viaduct, the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, the Vecors Natural Park and some of the most amazing balcony roads in France, offering spectacular riding and panoramic views.

This experience is what motorcycling and touring is all about. It provides fabulous pleasures for a delightful and memorable motorcycle holiday you will never forget.

Book your place with the group and enjoy this unforgettable tour. For all cycling and motorcyclist enthusiasts, this tour is the ultimate all round experience.

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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 2,100 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.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • See stages 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Tour de France 2024 Cycle Race
  • 9 nights superb accommodation with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore South West France and the Massif Central
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Visit the fabulous Millau Viaduct
  • Ride through the Tarn and Jonte Gorges
  • 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 – Saturday 29th June
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner. We’ll prepare and load up the motorcycles for tomorrow’s departure to the magnificent Millau Viaduct.

Day 2 – Sunday 30th June
An early start and a long ride to the Cevennes visiting the Millau Viaduct and Tarn and Jonte Gorges before we arrive at our hotel in the commune of Meyrueis,  – 360 km

Day 3 – Monday 1st July
A great ride ahead of us as we venture east to Villard de Lans, riding through the Cevennes, Ardeche and Vercors National Parks, where we will be staying for the next two nights – 300 kms

Day 4 – Tuesday 2nd July
Today you will see Stage 4 of the Tour de France cycle race as we find a great spot near the Col du Galibier and Col du Lautaret before we return back to Villard de Lans for a relaxing evening – 250 km

Day 5 – Wednesday 3rd July
A relaxed start before we head off to explore the Vecors Natural Park. The riding is spectacular offering scenic routes looking over many balcony roads as we head to Saint Vulbas to see Stage 5 of the Tour de France. We will then head northwest to the commune of Tournus for the next 3 nights – 250 kms

Day 6 – Thursday 4th July
A great rest day to enjoy the facilities at our hotel. Or take a short ride to see the start of Stage 6 of the Tour de France. You will enjoy the build-up and the caravane and soak in the atmosphere this event offers. We head back to the hotel seeing the same stage race progress en-route – 50 km

Day 7 – Friday 5th July
Time to relax and enjoy the amazing facilities at our hotel before we go. We will then head north to see the Stage 7 individual time trial of the Tour de France. An exciting day and a chance to explore this region of France before returning to Tournus and our hotel – 200 kms

Day 8 – Saturday 6th July
An early departure and we head southwest through the Natural Park of Livradois-Forez for some amazing riding and magnificent scenery. We continue west to the Natural Regional Park Vulcans d’Auvergne enjoying more riding before we settle into our hotel near Le Mont-Dore – 300 kms

Day 9 – Sunday 7th July
We head back to Caday Rouge riding through the Causses du Quercy National Regional Park visiting Rocamadour or Saint Cirq-Lapopie en-route – 330 kms

Day 10 – Monday 8th 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.

TOUR DATES - 2023

Saturday 29th June to Monday 8th July 2024
Enjoy the 2024 Tour de France stages 4, 5, 6 & 7
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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Private double room
2699 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your
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1 rider


Private double room
2999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
3899 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your
    motorcycle

2 riders


Private double room
3999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your
    motorcycles

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
5899 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
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2 riders


Private double room
7999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

1 rider


Private double room
3599 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
3999 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders


Private double room
5299 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

*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 Massif Central and away from Caday Rouge are not included

1 rider

Private double room
2999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your motorcycle

1 rider

Private double room
4999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
3899 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your motorcycle

2 riders

Private double room
3999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your motorcycles

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
5899 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders

Private double room
7999 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 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 two nights accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes and seven nights at various beautiful hotels in the Massif Central and Rhone Alps.

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19th century 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 Rhone Alps.

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
  • 10 days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France, the Massif Central and Rhone Alps
  • 9 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 whilst at Caday Rouge
  • 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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