South West France Tour
8 days / 7 nights from just £595 per person
Based on 2 people sharing a double room with own bikes
This is an amazing tour to discover the beautiful South West France and the Lot Valley. Whilst on this 8-day tour, you will stay at the beautiful Caday Rouge Boutique Bed and Breakfast. The tour is suitable for intermediate and advanced level riders. Beginners tours are available, please enquire for details
Throughout this 8-day tour, we will ride some of the finest motorcycle roads that France has to offer. You will be escorted to an abundance of hidden and secret places of immense natural beauty where you will be able to enjoy freedom without a care in the world.
You will start and end your exciting daily journeys at Caday Rouge riding through South West France’s regions and departments including Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Auvergne, Lot-et-Garonne, The Lot, Dordogne and the stunning Lot Valley. The daily tours will show you truly spectacular and breath-taking scenery, monumental and historic sights which will not fail to impress you as we travel through the fantastic South West of France.
This tour includes 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge. We are pleased to offer you a complimentary welcome meal, home-made with local produce.
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.
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 200 kilometres per day totalling 1,180 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.
Every day starts and ends at Caday Rouge
Riding through the beautiful Lot Valley
Travel the picturesque countryside of South West France
Visit historic Castles and Chateaux
See the remarkable Rocamadour
7 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
A workshop with motorcycle washing facilities and tools
Large barn to keep your motorcycle undercover
Arrive and check in at Caday Rouge, settle in, relax and socialise by the pool and meet your new companions before your welcome meal.
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
After breakfast we continue your journey 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
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
Today we prepare ourselves to visit Tournon d’Agenais, Penne d’Agenais and then onto Château Le Stelsia. In the afternoon we visit Château de Gavaudun before returning to Caday Rouge – 100 kms
Todays visit is to the Château de Monbazillac for the history of wine-making in Bergerac. We return to Caday Rouge via Issigeac and Monflanquin – 200 kms
We head towards Périgueux in the Dordogne for lunch before visiting the amazing and historic Château de Hautefort. We then make our way back to Caday Rouge via Château de Bonaguil – 250 kms
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 tour
CRMT can change the itinerary to suit seasonal opening times as required.
START DATES FOR 2020/21
All tours start on a Saturday:
March - 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
July – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
August – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
September – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
October – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
April – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
May – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June – 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
July – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
August – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
September – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
October – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
November – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
We can also offer mini-tours from 1-nights bed and breakfast, please contact us to request further information or with details of your requirements.
*Discounts available for group bookings, the bigger the group the bigger the discount, please enquire for details.
This tour includes 7 nights bed and breakfast 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 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 during the months of June, July and August. The 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.
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
WHAT IS INCLUDED
8 Days escorted motorcycle tour in South West France
7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Caday Rouge
Complimentary arrival 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
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
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
Ferry or flights
Any entrance fees to attractions
Meals other than breakfast and arrival meal
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
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 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.
CRMT has the right to cancel any tour due to only unforeseen circumstances. If this happens we will return all funds paid.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.