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7-Day Languedoc Cathar Country Cycling Tour

7-Day Languedoc Cathar Country Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,233 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    200 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2789
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,233 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Languedoc
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    200 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2789
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

This exhilarating, 7-day cycling tour takes you to the beautiful region of Languedoc. Your cycling tour starts in the medieval city of Carcassonne and ends in Coullioure. Explore the Cathar castles in Corbieres and visit the towns of Cucugnan and Thuir.  

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Carcassonne
Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Weather permitting you can try your bicycle along the famous Canal du Midi. You can dine and discover the fascinating medieval city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO world heritage site. Dinner on your own.

Day 2, Couiza (31 mi or 50 km)
On your first day of cycling, you will travel south through grapevines to the village of Limoux, renowned for its famous Blanquette (bubbly white wine). On this stop you can taste it. You will then need fresh legs to climb some hills before to join the village of Couiza for one night in a magnificent 16th century historically classed château. Gastronomic dinner included. Breakfast also included.

Day 3, Cathar Castles in Corbieres & Cucugnan (29 mi or 47 km)
This route between the Pyrenees and the wild Corbieres traverses the beautiful Hautes Corbieres countryside with the Pic de Bugarach 1230m. Here you will see the famous Citadelles du Vertige, the Queribus and Peyrepertuse Castles deeply embedded in the epic Cathar history. The uphill challenges are well compensated with the awaiting breathtaking panoramic vistas. Evening meal included as well as breakfast.

Day 4, Cucugnan - Thuir (34 mi or 55 km)
You will leave the Corbieres passing in front of the Padern Castle on its rocky peak and you will go towards the village of Tautavel where there is the European Centre of Prehistory. After this visit there are some more hills to climb before reaching Thuir. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Collioure (25 mi or 41 km)
Before leaving Thuir, we would recommend a little detour (+11k ms) to Castelnou, a charming village classed among the Most Beautiful French Villages. Today's itinerary is easier than the previous days. Faced with the Pyrenean summits and then go on the beach at Argeles sur Mer, and the magnificent village of Collioure, where a well-deserved swim can be enjoyed. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 6, Short hike or free day to enjoy the beach (6 mi or 9 km)
On your last day you will have the choice of visiting Collioure, a snooze on the beach or else a walk through the vineyards which surround the sea. The splendid landside is there to be enjoyed. It is the ideal spot to end your trip and return home with lots of special memories. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 7, Departure
Depending on your wishes and plans, we can arrange additional accommodation or transportation before or after your tour. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

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