Memories of World War II Tour 2020

Tour Overview

12 days / 11 nights from just £1155 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This tour is a mesmerising historical journey. Whilst on this 12-day tour you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge and various other quality hotels within France.

You will start and end your memorable tour at Caday Rouge and will ride through the fantastic North and South West of France including the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Limousin, Centre – Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire and the Midi Pyrenees. 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.

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 also 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 tour includes six nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge and a further five nights at various locations including Oradour-sur-Glane, Saumur and Rochefort. We are pleased to offer you a complimentary welcome 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 – Please enquire for dates
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. We will ride approximately 200 kilometres per day totalling 2,000 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun and very sociable.

Tour days start at 9am to maximise your days’ tour enjoyment.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • Various World War 2 museum visits
  • Visit to Oradour-sur-Glane, a village seeped in history
  • Visit to the largest tank museum in the world at Saumur
  • Visit the German U-boat pens near La Rochelle
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 24-hour support and advice
  • Service of a professional tour escort
  • Riding through the beautiful Lot Valley
  • Travel the picturesque countryside of South West France
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • See the remarkable Rocamadour, Sarlat and Domme
  • A workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
  • Large barn to keep your motorcycle undercover
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 your welcome meal.
Day 2 – Sunday
This is the start of your touring adventure and today we head off towards Figeac through the Célé Valley visiting Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cahors – 200 kms
Day 3 – Monday
After breakfast we continue your journey with a visit to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour. After lunch we head South to Château de Beynac before returning to Caday Rouge – 220 kms
Day 4 – Tuesday
We travel into the Dordogne, where we firstly visit the town of Sarlat. We then lunch in the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme before returning to Caday Rouge via Chateau de Biron – 210 kms
Day 5 – Wednesday
Today we prepare ourselves to visit Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais and then onto Château Le Stelsia. In the afternoon we visit Château de Gavaudun before returning to Caday Rouge – 100 kms
Day 6 – Thursday
An early start as we prepare the motorcycles and head to Brive-la-Gaillarde and Salon-la-Tour to visit a Resistance museum. After lunch we continue North to the Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin for our first overnight stay – 210 kms
Day 7 – Friday
Time to explore this beautiful park before heading off to Oradour-sur-Glane, a martyr village fixed in history, before heading off towards Saint-Junien for our second nights’ stay – 165 kms
Day 8 – Saturday
We will head towards Saumur and visit the famous tank museum ‘Musee des Blindés’. Our overnight stay will be in the beautiful Adagio hotel on the banks of the Loire River – 200 kms
Day 9 – Sunday
We head off to the Atlantic Coast to Rochefort to an aeronautical museum and then to the banks of the River Charente where we will be staying for two nights – 200 kms
Day 10 – Monday
Today we will be exploring the Atlantic Coastline up to La Rochelle, visiting former German barracks and bunkers such as ‘Le Bunker de la Rochelle’ and the islands of Île de Ré and Île d’Oléron – 150 kms
Day 11 – Tuesday
We head back to Caday Rouge via Bergerac and the Château de Monbazillac for the history of wine-making in Bergerac – 250 kms
Day 12 – Wednesday
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

CRMT can change the itinerary to suit seasonal opening times as required.

AVAILABLE TOUR DATES for 2020

• Sat 16th May
• Sat 13th June
• Sat 11th July

Please contact us to request further information or with details of your requirements.

1 person

Private double room
£ 1980 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 3280 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • CRMT Hired Motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 2310 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 2530 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 3610 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 5130 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

1 person

Private double room
£ 1980 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 3280 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • CRMT Hired Motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 2310 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 2530 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 3610 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 5130 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS THROUGH WORLDPAY

(PLEASE NOTE A SMALL FEE APPLIES)

ACCOMMODATION

This tour includes six nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge and a further five nights at various locations including Oradour-sur-Glane, Saumur and Rochefort on the Atlantic coast. We are pleased to offer you a complimentary welcome meal, home-made with local produce.

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 meal. We also offer picnic lunches and evening meals using local produce.

All drinks including alcoholic beverages are available on request.

No pets are allowed.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 12 Days escorted motorcycle tour in South West & North West France
  • 11 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Complimentary welcome meal
  • Full 24-hour support and expert advice
  • Use of private swimming pool, tranquil gardens to relax in and all facilities at Caday Rouge
  • Use of Caday Rouge’s barn to keep your motorcycle undercover
  • Service of experienced escorts with vast local and regional knowledge
  • Parking for motor vehicles at Caday Rouge
Options Available
  • The all-in-one by CRMT including accommodation, bike hire and fun
  • Fly ride holidays
  • BMW, Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and evening local transportation
  • Hire of motorcycle safety-wear
  • Caday Rouge restaurant for evening meals
  • Local airport and train station transfers
  • Custom and bespoke tours for group bookings
  • All CRMT tours are available self-guided
  • Video highlights of your tour using Go-Pro camera
  • Indulge in other activities at Caday Rouge Adventure Holidays
  • Use of a fantastic workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Fuel
  • Road tolls
  • Ferry or flights
  • Any entrance fees to attractions
  • Meals other than breakfast and arrival meal
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Helmets and protective clothing (available for 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

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 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.

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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