Gastronomy Mini Break Cycling Tour
Gastronomy Mini Break Cycling Tour
Explore France, one of the most visited and classic destinations for cycling! With its bountiful history, plenteous chateaux and castles, beautiful countryside and a relaxed way of life. The countryside charms of the Lot-et-Garonne and Lot Valley make it one of the favourite and best places for a cycling trip, whether you are a first-timer or experienced traveller. With these country roads, you won't see too many cars along the way but are sure to see plenty of stunning views, amazing scenery and occasional wildlife going about their business.
At the right time, the bright and cheery yellow of sunflower fields juxtaposing with the pépinières and chateaux beneath the intense blue sky and only the sounds of birds and nature around you is most exhilarating. The generally smooth riding in the Lot has its occasional ascents, with picturesque and interesting rural routes, riding through towns and villages, taking in plenty of sightseeing and stops along the way.
These day tours take us through the fantastic Lot Valley of South West France, with three days cycling covering approximately 125 kilometres and includes four nights bed and breakfast accommodation.
Come and join us for a Mini Break Tour of Tasting, Sightseeing and Cycling in the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne and Lot Valley.
Tour Dates Available
5 Day Mini Break Tours of Tasting, Sightseeing and Cycling in the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne and Lot Valley
This guided tour includes 5 days bed and breakfast accommodation.
Thursday 21st March to Monday 25th March 2019
Saturday 6th April to Wednesday 10th April 2019
Tuesday 14th May to Saturday 18th May 2019
Tuesday 11th June to Saturday 15th June 2019
Saturday 20th July to Wednesday 24th July 2019
More dates to follow, please enquire
Our 5 day Mini-break cycle holiday has a culinary taste to it with wine and foie gras tasting whilst we meander along various sections of the River Lot, crossing orchards, vineyards, and traditional riverside and perched villages through the departments of the Lot-et-Garonne and the Lot. We discover the Lot Valley lifestyle combining a delight in local produce, gastronomy, outdoor activities and remarkable cultural heritage.
We will visit many towns and villages en-route including the towns of Fumel, Saint-Front-sur-Lémance, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Bouziès, Vers, Albas, Mercuès and Penne d'Agenais.
We have chosen routes that have truly spectacular views, interesting stops and which won't fail to impress you as we cycle through the departments of the Lot-et-Garonne and the Lot.
These daily tours take us through the fantastic Lot Valley of South West France, with three days cycling covering approximately 125 fabulous kilometres and includes four nights quality accommodation. It is ideal for competent cyclists who are relatively fit and should be capable of riding the distances stated in the daily tour.
This holiday is a very sociable and well organised trip with the personal touch. We are very personable and attentive and wish nothing more than to make your holiday special for you. This touring holiday is flexible giving you the option to shorten or extend the duration, and allow you to self-guide if you wish. Additionally the daily cycle rides are optional.
Guided Cycle Tour
Starts and ends in Caday Rouge
Terrain: Mostly paved, moderately hilly & flats
Difficulty level: Moderate, we cycle between 34 - 49 enjoyable kilometres per day
Total tour distance 130 kilometres
3 days of cycling tours
Visiting Castles and Chateaux dating back to the 12th Century
Service of a tour escort
Discover the amazing Lot Valley
Luxury support minibus
Free evening transportation
4 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
The 'Caday Rouge Euro Bar' which serves wines, beers, coffee and soft drinks at just €1 each!
This tour includes four nights accommodation at Caday Rouge.
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 2 acres of well-kept tranquil gardens hosting a large heated saltwater swimming pool, nestling peacefully in the serene countryside beside the River Lot.
The saltwater swimming pool is 14 meters long by 6.8 metres wide and 1 meter leading to 2.5 metres deep with a 1 meter high ledge all the way around for safety and comfort. 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 socialising. These are surrounded by beautiful flowers, herbs, palm trees and hedges.
Caday Rouge is situated between the hamlets of Saint-Vite and Saint-Georges, set amongst the fruit farms in semi-rural South-West France. It is situated in the Lot-et-Garonne Department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, between Quercy, Périgord, the Lot Valley and the Dordogne.
This holiday is very sociable and a well-organised trip with the personal touch. The tour is flexible giving you the option to shorten or extend the duration and allow you to self-guide if you wish. Additionally, the daily cycle rides are optional. It wends its way along some beautiful parts of the River Lot. You will cross extensive orchards, vineyards, countless traditional riverside and perched villages.
You will discover the Lot Valley lifestyle combining a delight in local produce, gastronomy, outdoor activities and remarkable cultural heritage.
A brief itinerary of your holiday.
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool or on one of the terraces.
After breakfast a relaxing start to our tour with a cycle over the Lot River to the very impressive Chateau de Bonaguil, the last fortified castle in France, and afterwards onto Domaine de Cause in Soturac for a spot of wine-tasting. We continue to Château de Fumel for a walk around the beautiful French gardens before returning to Caday Rouge - Approximate distance 34 kms / 21 miles, Ascent: 167 meters
Today you will be dropped off in the beautiful Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and cycle alongside the amazing Lot River visiting the towns of Bouziès, Saint Géry, Vers, Albas and Mercuès to name but a few and then we’ll be collected from the prehistoric town of Luzech to be returned to Caday Rouge - Approximate distance 49kms / 31 miles, Ascent: 222 meters
Today we will cycle across the rolling countryside roads through Trémons and Dausse and visit Souleilles Foie Gras for a guided tour and to discover the history as well as tasting. Return to Caday Rouge via beautiful Penne d’Agenais and the picturesque route back alongside the River Lot - Approximate distance 45 kms / 29 miles, Ascent: 221 meters
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 of our fabulous tours.
5 Days / 4 Nights from € 255 per person
based on 2 people sharing a double room
Caday Rouge Bicycle Hire
Daily hire €20.00
3-day hire €50.00
6-day hire €100.00
A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.
The remainder of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
We have a fantastic workshop with cycle washing facilities and tools should you want to wash or carry out any repairs or maintenance on your own bicycle during your stay.
You may keep your bicycle secure and undercover in the barn.
During the cycling holiday, people can choose not to cycle due to poor weather conditions or just wish to relax by the pool.
Airport / Train Transfers
These are available from Bergerac airport and Agen TGV train station.
Please enquire for details.
We can offer a range of hybrid bikes, a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike from manufacturers such as Giant and Trek. They are all of good quality and serviced regularly for your safety and comfort. They are the perfect choice for the routes that you will cover on the tours and suitable for light gravel and tarmac roads.
A security damage deposit of €200 per bike is required. The bikes are supplied on a first come first served basis with various frame sizes.
Daily hire costs €20, a three day hire costs €50 and a six day hire costs €100. Using a local bike hire agent we are able to offer a range of bikes.
You will visit many towns and villages en-route including Fumel, Saint-Front-sur-Lémance, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Bouziès, Vers, Albas, Mercuès and Penne d'Agenais.
This touring holiday is flexible giving you the option to shorten or extend the duration, and allow you to self-guide if you wish. Additionally the daily cycle rides are optional.
Caday Rouge Cuisine
Caday Rouge is a licensed Table d'Hôtes offering 4 course evening meals and packed lunches if you require.
We do not include evening meals as we feel it gives you the chance to choose to either socialise with the group or on your own. We offer free transportation to local towns for your evenings entertainment.
If you are interested in this tour, please enquire for full details of the itinerary
What is included
3 days of cycling
4 nights accommodation
Service of a tour escort
Support vehicle throughout the tour
Free evening transportation to local restaurants
Lots of fun and smiles per miles!
What is not included
Ferry or flights
Airport/train station transfers
All entrance fees to attractions
Others not mentioned in the inclusions