The Loire Valley & The Tour de France 2021

Tour Overview

12 days / 11 nights from just £1155 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

This is a fabulous tour through South West France including the Centre-Val de Loire, Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions. Whilst on this tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge for six nights and a further five nights in quality hotels throughout these regions. You will also get to enjoy the 2021 Tour de France stages 6 and 7 and see this spectacular sporting event on a motorcycle tour. Park anywhere en-route and see the caravane spectacle and race. We are the only motorcycle touring company to offer this fabulous opportunity to see various stages of the Tour de France elite cycling race, on a motorcycle touring holiday.

Additionally to this, we will visit historic World War museums and monuments as well as medieval chateaux. Please see our World War 2 tour for more details.

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. For all cycling and motorcyclist enthusiasts this tour is the ultimate all round experience.

Tour de France and the Pyrenees motorcycle tour
Tour de France and the Pyrenees motorcycle tour
Tour de France and the Pyrenees motorcycle tour
skill level

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 220 kilometres per day totalling 2,200 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.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Loire Valley and Atlantic Coast
  • Explore the Occitanie region and visit Saint Cirq Lapopie
  • See stages 6 & 7 of the Tour de France 2021 Cycle Race – Optional
  • Visit the amazing Rocamadour, one of the wonders of this area
  • Explore France and the Centre-val de Loire in one tour
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Service of a professional tour escort
  • 24-hour support and advice
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • A workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
  • Large barn to keep your motorcycle undercover
Tour de France and the Pyrenees 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 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 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
An early start as we prepare the motorcycles and head north to Limoges via the magnificent Chateau de Hautefort. After lunch we will continue to the centre of Limoges for our first overnight stay – 200 kms
Day 6 – Thursday
After breakfast we will have a morning visit to Oradour-sur-Glane, a martyr village fixed in history, before heading off towards Chateauroux to see Stage 6 of the Tour de France and our second nights’ stay nearby – 200 kms
Day 7 – Friday
An early start and we will be heading towards Vierzon to see the start of Stage 7 of the Tour de France. We then head off to Saumur where we will stay in a beautiful hotel on the banks of the Loire River for our third nights’ stay – 220 kms
Day 8 – Saturday
We will start our day with a visit to the largest tank museum in Europe ‘Musee des Blindés’. After this fascinating stop we will head to La Rochelle for our fourth and fifth overnight stays – 200 kms
Day 9 – Sunday
Today will be a casual ride-out exploring the Atlantic Coastline including the former German barracks and bunkers such as ‘Le Bunker de la Rochelle’ and the island of Île de Ré – 150 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 Château de Monbazillac near Bergerac along the way – 300 kms
Day 11 – Tuesday
Today our tour takes us to the stunning villages of Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais, Beauville and Lauzerte taking in some local chateaux and historic castles before returning to Caday Rouge – 150 kms
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.

TOUR DATES - 2021

Sat 26th June to 7th July
Enjoy the 2021 Tour de France stages 6 and 7 – Optional

For any information on the Tour de France please refer to the official website www.letour.fr/en/overall-route

*Discounts available for group bookings, the bigger the group the bigger the discount, please enquire for details.

Tour de France motorcycle tour

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 CARD PAYMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL

(ONCE WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR BOOKING YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO OUR PAYMENT SECTION)

ACCOMMODATION

This tour includes six nights’ accommodation at Caday Rouge and five nights at other various accommodations for the rest of the tour – the first night near the famous Millau Viaduct. The second night near Cazeres and Saint Girons following the Tour de France Teams while the third, fourth, and fifth nights will be in the French Pyrenees.

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.

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Caday Rouge in France
Caday Rouge in France
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tour in the Massif Central, Rhône-Alpes and South 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
  • 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 motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and evening local transportation
  • Hire of motorcycle safety-wear (in France, protective gloves must be worn at all times whilst riding a motorcycle)
  • 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

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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