South West France Motorcycle Tour 2024

Tour Overview

8 days / 7 nights from just €649 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

On this fabulous 8-day small-group hub tour you will discover the beauty and amazing history of South West France. You will start and end your exciting daily journeys at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes.

We will ride through the regions and departments of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Auvergne, Lot-et-Garonne, Lot, Dordogne and of course, their stunning valleys. The daily ride-outs will show you truly spectacular and breath-taking scenery, monumental and historic sights which will not fail to impress you as we explore this beautiful region of France.

We will escort you to an abundance of hidden and secret places of immense natural beauty. You will visit the medieval chateaux of Biron, Bonaguil, Beynac and Gavaudun. You will ride through the historic bastides of Monpazier, Monflanquin, Issigeac and Villereal.

We will take you deep into the green valleys of the Lot and Dordogne and visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and the fortified medieval town of Domme. You will travel through the Célé Valley and see houses built into the cliff faces. These magnificent routes will allow you to enjoy some of the best scenic and traffic-free motorcycling roads France has to offer.

This is the ultimate South West France touring holiday experience and it will give you a delightful and memorable touring holiday you will never forget.

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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 1,200 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun, very sociable and start at 9am to maximise your day’s tour enjoyment.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • 7 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Domme
  • Explore the beautiful South West of France
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • 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
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner.

Day 2
This is the start of your touring adventure as we travel into the Dordogne Valley to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme. We will visit the Abbey Nouvelle and a magnificent viewing tower with breath-taking views of the surrounding area. After lunch, we enjoy a tour of the historic Château de Beynac or the fun museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ before returning to Caday Rouge – 200 kms

Day 3
After breakfast we ride to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour, set in the far north of the Occitanie region close to Perigord and the Dordogne Valley. We travel through the scenic towns of Peyrilles, Gourdon and Reilhaguet, before lunching in Rocamadour. We will head back to Caday Rouge through the amazing Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park and the Col de Crayssac for some superb scenic motorcycling – 220 kms

Day 4
Today our tour takes us to the stunning villages of Tournon d’Agenais and Penne d’Agenais. We head South towards Agen and then onto Beauville, Montjoi, Lauzerte, Montcuq, Bélaye and then onto Château de Bonaguil, a magnificent 13th century fortified castle – 200 kms

Day 5
Today we head east deep into the beautiful Lot Valley visiting Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc. We will stop at the 14th century Pont Valentré then onto Cajarc for lunch by the River Lot. We then head north into the Célé Valley visiting Marcilhac-sur-Célé and Cabrerets for some of the most scenic riding this region has to offer, before our return to Caday Rouge – 240 km

Day 6
After breakfast we head to the medieval town of Pujols and then onto Monbahus and Lauzun before visiting the 16th century Renaissance Château de Monbazillac, which has been a listed historic monument since 1941. We will lunch in Issigeac before returning to Caday Rouge via the bastides of Villereal and Monflanquin and the commune of Montagnac-sur-Lède – 190 kms

Day 7
Our first stop today will be the beautiful Château de Campagne in the Dordogne. Our scenic route will take us to the amazing and historic Abbey of Cadouin for lunch. We will then ride south to the famous bastide of Monpazier, then onto Chateau de Biron for a visit of this remarkable historic monument, before returning to Caday Rouge via the Chateau de Gavaudun – 140 kms

Day 8
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

2024

March – 20th, 30th

April – 6th, 15th, 23rd

May – 1st, 9th, 24th, 31st

June – 8th

July – 1st, 9th, 16th, 24th

August – 3rd, 10th, 19th, 27th

September – 20th, 28th

October – 7th, 15th, 23rd, 31st

November – 8th, 16th, 24th

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Here's some video footage taken on this tour in 2019

LOW-SEASON PRICES: 1st November - 31st March

1 rider


Private double room
699 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your
    motorcycle

1 rider


Private double room
1399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your
    motorcycle

2 riders


Private double room
1099 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your
    motorcycles

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
1699 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders


Private double room
2499 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

REGULAR PRICES: 1st April - 31st October

1 rider


Private double room
999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your
    motorcycle

1 rider


Private double room
1999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
1299 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your
    motorcycle

2 riders


Private double room
1399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your
    motorcycles

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
2299 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders


Private double room
3399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

*Half-board package available for an extra €299 per person.

*Half-board package: Includes evening meal only. Drinks are not included.

LOW-SEASON PRICES: 1st November - 31st March

1 rider

Private double room
699 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your motorcycle

1 rider

Private double room
1399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your motorcycle

2 riders

Private double room
1099 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your motorcycles

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
1699 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders

Private double room
2499 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

REGULAR PRICES: 1st April - 31st October

1 rider

Private double room
999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • your motorcycle

1 rider

Private double room
1999 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
1299 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • your motorcycle

2 riders

Private double room
1399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • your motorcycles

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
2299 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders

Private double room
3399 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

*Half-board package available for an extra €299 per person.

*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 seven nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19thcentury Quercy stone cottage. All the newly renovated bedrooms are en-suite with private bathrooms.

Group bookings also have the availability to use our three-bedroom luxury holiday cottage with three double bedrooms 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.

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 throughout your tour. Please enquire.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 8 days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France,
  • 7 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
  • 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 (Flights not included)
  • BMW & Honda motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles 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
  • 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: If you book one of our tours, we guarantee the tour will proceed. There is no minimum number required for the 8-day South West France tour to proceed.

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.

• No minimum number for the tour to proceed.

• 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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