CRMT South West France Tours

South West France Tour

Tour Overview

8 days / 7 nights 

What's Included

On this fabulous 8-day, small group hub tour you will discover the beauty and amazing history of South West France. You will start and end your exciting daily journeys at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d'hôte. 

We will ride through the regions and departments of Nouvelle-

Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Auvergne, Lot-et-Garonne, Lot, Dordogne and of course, their stunning valleys. The daily ride-outs will show you truly spectacular and breath-taking scenery, monumental and historical sights, which will not fail to impress you as we explore this beautiful region of France. 

We will escort you to an abundance of hidden and secret places of immense natural beauty. 

You will visit the medieval châteaux of Biron, Bonaguil, Beynac, Gavaudun and of course, Hautefort. You will ride through the historic bastilles of Monpazier, Monflanquin, Issigeac and Villereal.

 

We will take you deep into the green valleys of the Lot and Dordogne and visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and the fortified medieval town of Domme. You will travel through the Célé Valley and see houses built into the cliff faces.  These magnificent routes will allow you to enjoy some of the best scenic and traffic-free motorcycling roads France has to offer. 

This is the ultimate South West France touring holiday experience and it will give you a delightful and memorable touring holiday you will never forget.

SKILL LEVEL


Intermediate
Advanced

This escorted tour is suitable for proficient riders who are confident and able to ride the distances stated in the itinerary at a comfortable pace. We will ride approximately 1200 kilometres for the holiday duration. The tour riding days are good fun. very sociable and start at 9am to maximise your days tour enjoyment.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The tour starts and ends at Caday Rouge

  • 7 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with private en-suite bathrooms

  • Explore the beautiful green valleys of the Lot, Dordogne, Célé and Vézère

  • Escorted riding through the picturesque Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions

  • Visit Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour and Domme

  • Explore the beautiful South West France

  • Visit historic Castles and Châteaux

  • 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
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

This is the start of your touring adventure as we travel into the Dordogne Valley to the beautiful bastide and fortified medieval town of Domme. We will visit the Abbey Nouvelle and a magnificent viewing tower with breath-taking views of the surrounding area. After lunch, we enjoy a tour of the historic Château de Beynac or the fun museum ‘La Rue du Temps qui Passe’ before returning to Caday Rouge – 200 kms

 

Day 3 – Monday
After breakfast we ride to the remarkable and historic Rocamadour, set in the far north of the Occitanie region close to Perigord and the Dordogne Valley. We travel through the scenic towns of Peyrilles, Gourdon and Reilhaguet, before lunching in Rocamadour. We will head back to Caday Rouge through the amazing Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park and the Col de Crayssac for some superb scenic motorcycling – 220 kms

 

Day 4 – Tuesday
Today our tour takes us to the stunning villages of Tournon d’Agenais and Penne d’Agenais. We head South towards Agen and then onto Beauville, Montjoi, Lauzerte, Montcuq, Bélaye and then onto Château de Bonaguil, a magnificent 13th century fortified castle – 200 kms

 

Day 5 – Wednesday
Today we head east deep into the beautiful Lot Valley visiting Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Cajarc. We will stop at the 14th century Pont Valentré then onto Cajarc for lunch by the River Lot. We then head north into the Célé Valley visiting Marcilhac-sur-Célé and Cabrerets for some of the most scenic riding this region has to offer, before our return to Caday Rouge – 240 km

 

Day 6 – Thursday
After breakfast we head to the medieval town of Pujols and then onto Monbahus and Lauzun before visiting the 16th century Renaissance Château de Monbazillac, which has been a listed historic monument since 1941. We will lunch in Issigeac before returning to Caday Rouge via the bastides of Villereal and Monflanquin and the commune of Montagnac-sur-Lède – 190 kms

 

Day 7 – Friday
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 Abbey of Cadouin for lunch. We will then ride south to the famous bastide of Monpazier, then onto Chateau de Biron for a visit of this remarkable historic monument, before returning to Caday Rouge via the Chateau de Gavaudun – 140 kms

 

Day 8 – Saturday
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.

 

 

Additional 2023 dates maybe available, please enquire

 

2024 Pre-bookings available. Please enquire for more information. 

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. 

AVAILABLE TOURS: WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR
START DATES FOR 2022/23

All tours start on a Saturday:

Tour Dates 2022

November – 19th, 26th
December – 3rd, 10th

Christmas Special – 22nd – 29th December 2022

New Year Special – 29th – 5th January 2023

 

Tour Dates- 2023

 

January – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

February – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

March – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

April – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

May – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

June – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

July - 29th

August – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

September – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th – Limited Availability

October – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th – Rugby World Cup Special – Please enquire

November – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

December – 2nd, 9th

 

Christmas Special – 21st – 28th December 2023

New Year Special – 28th December to 4 January 2024

 

2024 Pre-bookings available. Book for 2024 and pay 2023 prices. Please enquire for more information. 

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ACCOMMODATION

This small group hub-tour includes 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful Caday Rouge chambre d'hôtes.

Your accommodation at Caday Rouge is a beautiful stone manor house with a 19th-century 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 home with three double bedrooms and 2 private 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 licensed bar and revel in the tranquility Caday Rouge offers.

FOOD

Every tour day includes a delightful continental breakfast to get you started.

Whilst at Caday Rouge we can 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 evenings 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 a half-board 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.

 

No pets are allowed

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 8 Days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France

  • 7 nights superb accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis  with private en-suite bathrooms at Caday Rouge

  • Use of private swimming pool and all facilities 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.

  • Parking for motor vehicles at Caday Rouge

 OPTIONS AVAILABLE

  • All-inclusive motorcycle tours

  • Fly-Ride holidays

  • BMW and Honda motorcycle hire

  • Luxury support vehicles for pillion or non-riders

  • Local airport and train station transfers

  • Evening transport to local towns and villages whilst at Caday Rouge

  • 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

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Fuel and parking

  • Road tolls

  • Ferry or flights

  • Any entrance fees to attractions

  • Meals other than breakfast

  • Drinks

  • Personal insurance

  • Helmets and protective clothing (available for rent subject to availability)

  • A €1000 Excess Damage Deposit is required for all CRMT motorcycle rentals

  • 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.

CRMT has the right to cancel any tour due to only unforeseen circumstances. If this happens we will return all funds paid.

Caday Garden & Pool

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 €1000.00 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.