Fabulous French Riviera Tour 2019

Tour Overview

12 days / 11 nights from just £785 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This is a fabulous exclusive tour which comes with all the frills of glamour you would expect when travelling the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. A certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’! Whilst on this 11 day tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge and various other quality hotels in France throughout the tour.

You will start and end your fabulous journey at Caday Rouge and riding from the South West to the South coast of France, exploring the regions of Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees, Provence and Côte d’Azur and the famous Riviera coast cities of Toulon, Saint-Tropez, Fréjus and the marvellous Monaco.

This tour includes seven nights accommodation at Caday Rouge and various other accommodations for the rest of the tour including the first night near La Grande-Motte, the second night in Toulon, the third night in Grasse and the fourth night near Beaucaire on the Rhône River.

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. It provides fabulous pleasures for a delightful and memorable motorcycle holiday you will never forget. Book your place with the group and come and enjoy this unforgettable tour.

skill level

Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for intermediate to advanced level riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary at a comfortable pace. Please note, we will ride an average of 300 kilometres per day, totalling approximately 2,500 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are relaxed, good fun and very sociable.

This excursion to the French Riviera requires four days of longer riding. During this period, you will average 330 kms per day. The remaining tour riding days are more relaxed, tranquil averaging approximately 200 kms per day.,

HIGHLIGHTS

• Starts and ends in Caday Rouge
• Venture to the Périguex area visiting the Grotte du Grand Roc
• Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Parc Naturel Camargue
• Ride to and stay in the fabulous French Riviera
• Visit to Monaco and walk the streets of La Condamine around the harbour
• Cross the Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in the world
• Travelling in the picturesque countryside of South West France
• Visiting the amazing Rocamadour, one of the wonders of this area
• 11 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
• Luxury support vehicle for the overnight tours
• 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!
• Tournon and Penne d’Agenais visits
• Domme, Sarlat and Château des Milandes stops
• Riding to the beautiful Saint-Cirque-Lapopie
• Visiting Castles and Châteaux dating back to the 12th Century
• Travelling in the picturesque countryside throughout 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
An early start and a long ride ahead. Load up the support vehicle and trailer and head towards the Mediterranean. En-route we visit the fortified city of Carcassonne, where we will lunch within the city walls. Our final leg will take us to La Grande-Motte for our first overnight stay – 390 kms
Day 4
After a lovely relaxing start and great breakfast, we head towards Toulon, the home port of the French Navy. We will visit the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes and Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue before continuing to Toulon for our second overnight stay – 300 kms
Day 5
Another prompt start for some great sightseeing as we leave Toulon to visit Saint-Tropez and Fréjus en route to Grasse for our third overnight hotel. An easy days riding which will give you the option of an evening visit to Monaco in our luxury support vehicle – 270 kms
Day 6
An early breakfast and start as today we ride Route Napoléon towards Dignes and the spectacular Verdon Gorge and onto Beaucaire, situated on the Rhône River for our fourth overnight hotel stay – 380 kms
Day 7
A relaxing start and breakfast and we make our long trek back to Caday Rouge. It’s a hard days ride but we have plenty of time and with great fun as we cross the Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in the world and among the 24th highest. We will be using the only autoroute on any of our tours to cross this fabulous viaduct – 410 kms
Day 8
We can call this a rest day if you wish to relax by the pool at Caday Rouge or we can offer some great local attractions nearby, either using motorcycles or our luxury support vehicle, the choice is yours – optional kms
Day 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 14th Sep to Wed 25th Sep Limited Availability
• Sat 28th Sep to Wed 09th Oct

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
£ 1,420 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 2,520 12 DAYS / 11 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 €200

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,570 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,760 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,670 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,870 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE

1 person

Private double room
£ 1,420 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 2,520 12 DAYS / 11 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 €200

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,570 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,760 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,670 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 2,870 12 DAYS / 11 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 seven nights accommodation at Caday Rouge and various other accommodations for the rest of the tour including the first night near La Grande-Motte, the second night in Toulon, the third night in Grasse and the fourth night near Beaucaire on the Rhone River.

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

• 12 Days escorted motorcycle tours in South West, Central and South of France
• 11 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.