The Perfect Pyrenees & The Tour de France 2022

Tour Overview

12 days / 11 nights from just €1749 per person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

what's included

For our fifth successive year, CRMT are proud to offer this amazing opportunity to see this elite cycle race and enjoy perfect and scenic motorcycling during your touring holiday.

This fabulous 12-day small-group hub tour ventures through South-West France, the French Pyrenees Mountains and Andorra. You will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge Chambre d’hôtes for six nights and a further five nights in quality hotels en-route. You will also get to enjoy the 2022 Tour de France stages 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, plus the stage 20 time-trial in Rocamadour. What better way to see this outstanding sporting event than on a motorcycle tour! Park anywhere en-route and see the intensifying build-up of the caravane and race spectacle for just a couple of hours of your day, a great time to socialise with a beverage.

On this tour you will revel in the green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère. You will visit historical landmarks, monuments and medieval chateaux whilst riding through the traffic-free roads of South-West France, enjoying its amazing green scenery. You will ride to the medieval city of Carcassonne, through the spectacular Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees to Andorra La Vella. We will then travel through the Pyrenees Regional Natural Park on the beautiful D618 continuing onto the sacred town of Lourdes. You will climb into the mountainous regions and visit the fabulous Col de Tentes. You will see the mountain tops of the Col d’Ech, Col de Taulemale and Col de Tramassel. Truly spectacular riding and panoramic views.

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

For those who don’t ride pillion, CRMT can offer a luxury support vehicle for the tour duration, please enquire.

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skill level

Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for proficient riders who are able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary. We will ride a maximum of 2,300 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun, very sociable and start at 9am to maximise your days’ tour enjoyment.

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge
  • See stages 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 of the Tour de France 2022 Cycle Race
  • 11 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Explore South West France, Northern Spain and Andorra – three amazing countries in one tour
  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère
  • Visit the fabulous Col de Tentes, Col d’Ech, Col de Taulemale & Col de Tramassel
  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Domme
  • Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
  • Luxury support vehicle option for your luggage and pillion or non-riders
  • 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 – Saturday 16th July
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before dinner.

Day 2 – Sunday 17th July
This is the start of your touring adventure and today we head off to the medieval city of Carcassonne and our first overnight stay within the city walls. En-route you will enjoy stage 15 of the Tour de France – 250 kms

Day 3 – Monday 18th July
We leave Carcassonne heading south-west into the Pyrenees arriving at Andorra-La-Vella for our second overnight stay and some great duty-free shopping – 220 km

Day 4 – Tuesday 19th July
A great day to see stage 16 of the Tour de France at the beautiful commune of Massat in the Ariége department. We will ride the magnificent D618 before the roads are shut for the race, after which we will head to the sacred town of Lourdes in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, our base for the next three days – 300 km

Day 5 – Wednesday 20th July
A relaxing start today as we explore the Pyrenees mountains. We will then head towards Loudenvielle to see stage 17 of the Tour de France before returning to Lourdes for our second nights’ stay – 170 kms

Day 6 – Thursday 21st July
An optional rest day to explore the ancient and religious town of Lourdes and see the start of stage 18 of the Tour de France. For those who desire no rest, it’s a great chance to venture south to see the finish near Hautacam. We will head south to Gavarnie and the Col de Tentes for some beautiful scenic riding – 200 km

Day 7 – Friday 22nd July
A prompt start as we venture north towards Cahors to see stage 19 of the Tour de France in the Lot Valley on the banks of the magnificent River Lot – 270 km

Day 8 – Saturday 23rd July
The penultimate stage of the Tour de France and a 40 kilometre time-trial ending in Rocamadour.  This will be an amazing days riding through the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park, spending a couple of great hours watching these extraordinary athletes bringing this magnificent race towards its end – 200 km

Day 9 – Sunday 24th July
Today we head east to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc. We then head north to Brengues to join the Célé Valley for some of the most scenic riding this region has to offer. We will visit Cahors on our return to Caday Rouge – 230 km

Day 10 – Monday 25th July
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 Château de Hautefort for an afternoon tour. We will then ride towards Perigueux on the magnificent D5 then head south to the beautiful Abbey of Cadouin – 240 km

Day 11 – Tuesday 26th July
We travel into the Dordogne Valley and to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme and onto Château de Montfort. We will then visit the museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ and the historic Château de Beynac – a pleasant finale to your riding experience with CRMT – 200 km

Day 12 – Wednesday 27th July
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 - 2022

Sat 16th July to 27th July 2022
Enjoy the 2022 Tour de France stages 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

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.

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1 rider


Private double room
2799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

1 rider


Private double room
4499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
3499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal
    motorcycle

2 riders


Private double room
3799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal
    motorcycles

1 rider
1 pillion

Private double room
4999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
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2 riders


Private double room
6999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

1 rider

Private double room
2799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 personal motorcycle

1 rider

Private double room
4499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
3499 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 personal motorcycle

2 riders

Private double room
3799 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 personal motorcycles

1 rider, 1 pillion

Private double room
4999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 rider & 1 pillion
  • 1 CRMT Hired Motorcycle
Popular

2 riders

Private double room
6999 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 riders
  • 2 CRMT Hired Motorcycles

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 six nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d’hôtes. You will also stay five nights at other superb quality hotels during the tour. Enjoy a night near the medieval city of Carcassonne, one night in Andorra la Vella and a further three nights in the sacred town of Lourdes at the foothills of the Pyrenees. This gives you a real chance to explore and enjoy the Pyrenees Mountain region.

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19thcentury Quercy stone cottage. All the newly renovated bedrooms are all en-suite with private bathrooms.

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

Whilst at Caday Rouge we offer wholesome daily picnic lunches. We will lunch at some beautiful and secret places of natural beauty 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 high-quality 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 days 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 an all-inclusive option which includes lunch, dinner and all beverages throughout your tour. Please enquire.

We can also offer a complimentary shuttle service using our luxury support vehicle taking you to local nearby villages if you prefer to dine elsewhere.

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house bed 4 7
house bed 1 4
cottage bed 1 2
caday garden 40
cottage lounge 5
house dining room 6
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 12 days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France, Andorra and the Pyrenees Mountains
  • 11 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
  • Complimentary evening transport to local towns and villages 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
  • BMW Motorcycle hire
  • Luxury support vehicles to carry your luggage and for pillion or non-riders
  • Local airport and train station transfers
  • 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
  • Extend your holiday duration to 14 nights
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Fuel
  • 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)
  • 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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