Memories of World War II 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 North and South West France, including the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Limousin, Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire and the Midi-Pyrenees.

You will start and end your fabulous journey staying six nights at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes.

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 then enjoy a further five nights in top quality hotels in the medieval city of Limoges, the fabulous town of Saumur on the Loire River, the beautiful sea resort of Pornichet and a further two nights in the coastal city of La Rochelle.

The Second World War was a period when the world was truly at war and everyone was on the front line, from soldiers to civilians. Some of the most beautiful areas of France became the focus of undercover warfare. The French Resistance and British Special Operations Executive Agents were fighting a secret war against the German army and the SS. Take a tour with us through the stunning scenery and beautiful roads visiting moving and unforgettable places associated with the fight. We’ll visit the museums, memorials and the poignant Oradour-sur-Glane, a town whose entire population was wiped out and has stood still in time from that date. We’ll also visit some fascinating medieval Châteaux and Castles for an all-round history tour.

This is the ultimate history motorcycle touring experience giving you an evocative 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.

Memories of WW2 motorcycle tour
Memories of WW2 motorcycle tour
Memories of WW2 motorcycle tour
Memories of WW2 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.

Le Grand Blockhaus
WW2 Motorcycle Tour
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 North West of France
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions and the Loire Valley
  • Visit many war museums including the poignant Oradour-sur-Glane
  • A visit to one of the world’s largest tank museums in Saumur
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Ride the fabulous western Atlantic coast of France
  • 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
Memories of WW2 motorcycle tour
Memories of WW2 motorcycle tour
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
An early start and today we head north to Brive-la-Gaillarde to visit a WWII Resistance Museum, The Musée Edmond Michelet. After lunch we continue to the medieval city of Limoges, check in to our hotel and then we will visit the Musée de la Résistance before a relaxing evening dinner – 240 kms

Day 6 – Thursday
Today is an early start and emotional visit to the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane. After an early lunch we head to Saumur to visit the Musée de Blindès before continuing to our beautiful hotel on the banks of the Loire River for our second overnight stay – 230 km

Day 7 – Friday
A prompt start as we head west to Batz-sur-Mer to visit the Grande Blokhaus Museum. We will ride through the Regional Natural Park of Brière then onto Pornichet for our third overnight stay – 240 km

Day 8 – Saturday
After a great breakfast we will visit Saint Nazaire where the large U-Boat pens await you. We then take the coastal road towards La Rochelle where you will stay for the next two nights – 230 km

Day 9 – Sunday
Today is an optional rest day, ride or relax. Explore the beautiful city of La Rochelle including the old harbour and modern ‘Les Minimes Marina’. We will visit the former German Barracks ‘Le Bunker de La Rochelle’ and in the afternoon we can visit ‘Musée des Automates’ for an entertaining experience. Alternatively we will take an afternoon ride to Îsle de Ré, a small island off the west of France, well known for its salt-marshes and beaches – 100 kms

Day 10 – Monday
An early start and prompt departure for our journey back to Caday Rouge. This is the longest ride of the tour where you will be able to revel in the beautiful countryside of Nouvelle Aquitaine with a stop at the medieval city of Saint Émilion, well known for its superb wines – 320 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:
March – 19th & 26th
April – 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd & 30th
May – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
June – 4th, 11th & 18th
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.

WW2 Motorcycle Tour
Caday Rouge Motorcycle Tours France

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

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 a night near the medieval city of Limoges, one night in the town of Saumur on the Loire River, one night at the sea resort of Pornichet and a further two nights in the coastal city of La Rochelle.

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.

93 CADAY ROUGE Pool
house bed 4 7
house bed 1 4
cottage bed 1 2
caday garden 40
cottage lounge 5
house dining room 6
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tour in North and South West France
  • 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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