South West France Tour 2019

Tour Overview

8 days / 7 nights from just £445 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This is an amazing tour to discover the beautiful South West France and the Lot Valley. Whilst on this 8 day tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge Chambre d’Hôtes. The tour is suitable for all riders from beginner to advanced levels.

Throughout this 8 day tour, we will ride some of the finest motorcycle roads that France has to offer. You will be escorted to an abundance of hidden and secret places of immense natural beauty where you will be able to enjoy freedom without a care in the world.

You will start and end your exciting daily journeys at Caday Rouge riding through South West France’s regions and departments including Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Auvergne, Lot-et-Garonne, The Lot, Dordogne and the stunning Lot Valley. The daily tours will show you truly spectacular and breathtaking scenery, monumental and historic sights which will not fail to impress you as we travel through the fantastic South West of France.

This tour includes 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge. 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.

skill level

Beginner
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 approximately 1,300 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are relaxed, good fun and very sociable.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Starts and ends at Caday Rouge
• Riding through the beautiful Lot Valley
• Travelling in the picturesque countryside of South West France
• Visiting Castles and Chateaux dating back to the 12th Century
• 7 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
• Use of the support vehicle if required
• 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!
• 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
This is the start of your touring adventure and today we head off to Figeac visiting Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cahors – 200 kms
Day 3
After an early breakfast we continue your journey with a visit to the remarkable historic Rocamadour. After lunch we will head South to Château de Beynac for a relaxing and pleasurable stop before returning to Caday Rouge – 220 kms
Day 4
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 5
After a relaxing breakfast and a later start we prepare ourselves to visit Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais and then onto Château Le Stelsia for an optional game of entertaining mini-golf. Optional wine tasting in the afternoon travelling in the support vehicle – 120 kms
Day 6
Visit the town of Bergerac for lunch returning via Issigeac, Monpazier and Monflanquin – 200 kms
Day 7
We head towards Périgueux and onto Château de Hautefort in the Dordogne and then head back to Caday Rouge for your farewell meal – 280 kms
Day 8
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 30th Mar – Sat 6th Apr Fully Booked
• Sat 27th April – Sat 4th May Limited Availability
• Sat 4th May – 13th May Fully Booked
• Sat 18th
• Sat 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th June Limited Availability
• Sat 13th, 20th, 27th July
• Sat 10th, 17th, 24th August
• Sat 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October
• Sat 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November

We can offer a 3 night bed and breakfast mini-tour, please contact us to request further information or with details of your requirements.

1 person

Private double room
£ 780 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 1,440 8 DAYS / 7 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 €120

2 people

Private double room
£ 890 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 980 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,550 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,670 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • BMW R 1200 GS TE or BMW R 1200 RS SE

1 person

Private double room
£ 780 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 person

Private double room
£ 1,440 8 DAYS / 7 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 €120

2 people

Private double room
£ 890 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 people

Private double room
£ 980 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,550 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • Yamaha 700cc or 900cc Tracer
Popular

2 people

Private double room
£ 1,670 8 DAYS / 7 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 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge.

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

• 8 Days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France
• 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
• Complimentary welcome and farewell dinners
• Security of full 24-hour support and expert advice
• Free evening transport to restaurants and local entertainment events in our luxury support vehicles
• 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.