We will pick you up from the Airport and transfer to Chateau D’Essendieras. You can take advantage of the many facilities available. For the energetic why not take in a round of golf or mountain bike through the forest. Or you can simply relax by the swimming pool or in the Club bar with a cool drink. Following a tour briefing relax over an all inclusive a la carte meal and drinks.
After breakfast collect your bike from the front of the hotel, fuelled and ready to go. You can travel light. All of your luggage will be picked up and be waiting for you at the end of the day. We ride to Saint Nectaire in the heart of the Auvergne Region a distance of approximately 150 miles.
Standard package – Hotel accommodation notified at time of booking
Deluxe package - Overnight in Hotel Mercure.
We ride through the beautiful Tarn Gorge to Millau in the Midi Pyrenees region, a distance of 190 miles. For both our Standard and Deluxe packages our overnight stay is in Chateau de Cresseils, recently voted top regional hotel by TripAdviser. Relax by the Swimming pool with a drink and stunning views of the famous Millau viaduct. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant.
Standard Package – Hotel notified at time of booking
Deluxe package - Overnight in Hotel de la Cite located right in the heart of the Carcassonne medieval fortress
From Carcassonne we head south into the heart of the Pyrenees mountains, a popular bikers destination. Mileage is not long but the biking will require full concentration and you will be looking forward to putting your feet up with a beer at the end of the day!
Overnight in Bagneres de Luchon.
We spend the day exploring the spectaular scenery of the Pyrenees mountains ending the day in Pau, capital of the Pyrenees-Atlantique department. Overnight in Hotel Villa Navarra.
We ride to Bordeaux in the Aquitaine region, a distance of approximately 140 miles. Our aim is to book into the hotel around lunchtime in order that you can take advantage of the many facilities on offer at our chosen hotel. Les Sources de Caudalie is a Spa hotel next door to the vineyard of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Here you have many options. Take a tour around the vineyard, explore the exciting city of Bordeaux or simply relax in the Hotel or Spa. Dinner can be taken in the Michelin star restaurant, Bistro or in one of the numerous excellent restaurants found in Bordeaux.
Our last days ride takes us back to Chateau D’Essendieras a distance of approximately 160 miles. If time permits you can make full use of the facilities. Following which you can recount tales from the tour with your new found friends over complimentary a la carte dinner and drinks.
Sadly it’s time to return home. We will transfer you to the airport in good time for your flight Home. We hope to see you again in the future!
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