the Tarn, a secret destination with multiple richness.

The Tarn is above all the sweetness of life so much its landscapes and its climate are pleasant. It is also a palette of colors oscillating between the red of the bricks of the old town of Albi, the blue of the river Tarn and the green of the Gaillac vineyard. Here small perched villages, the “Bastides” punctuate the horizon: Puycelsi, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Cordes-sur-Ciel. Built between the 10th and 13th centuries on a precise and original plan, these villages respond to political and economic characteristics. As for the city of Albi, it straddles both banks of the Tarn river, offering visitors many points of view on its historical center: the Saint Cecile cathedral which is the largest brick cathedral in the world, but also the episcopal city, listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

Highlights

  • Cathédrale Sainte Cécile – Albi
  • The most beautiful bastides of the Tarn : Puycelsi, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Cordes-sur-Ciel.
  • The old town of Albi and its Episcopal City
  • Gaillac and its vineyard

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 1650€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 2290€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering, bike rental…

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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BIKe itinerary

Welcome to GAILLAc

We will meet you at Toulouse airport at 1pm before driving you to your hotel in Gaillac. We take advantage of this first day to adjust your bikes and present the tour. 

GAILLAC > PUYCELSI

After having skirted the Tarn river we cross it when we enter Gaillac, this city gave its name to the millennial vineyard. Through the countryside we continue towards Castelnau-de-Montmiral, its medieval alleys and the Place des Arcades. To conclude this day, the village of Puycelsi, which like Castelnau is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

gaillac > cordes-sur-ciel  

Today we take the direction of Cordes-sur-Ciel “the pearl of the bastides”. This medieval city and its alleys steeped in 800 years of history are the pride of the region. For the most greedy, do not leave without having tasted the specialty of the village: the croquant de Cordes!

cordes-sur-Ciel > ALBI

Located on both banks of the Tarn, Albi fascinates. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the episcopal city reveals architectural treasures. The Sainte Cécile cathedral impresses with its castle-like allure: the largest brick cathedral in the world, it is also the largest painted cathedral in Europe. The brick is the architectural signature of this urban ensemble that has become exemplary today. It is also the only heritage in Europe of this architectural model. It creates this singular urban atmosphere. It signs its identity, its particularity thanks to its palette of colors that vary according to the light.

END OF TOUR

It is the end of this Tarn bike tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Toulouse Airport.

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

GAILLAC – 2 nightS

Château de Tauziès 4*

In the heart of the Gaillac vineyards, Château de Tauziès welcomes you all year round in an intimate and green setting.

 
CORDES-SUR-CIEL – 1 night

Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes 3*

Located in the heart of the medieval city you stay in a house built between the XIIIth and XVth centuries.

ALBI – 1 night

Hôtel Alchimy 4*

This Art Deco style hotel is located in the historical heart of the city, a few steps from the Sainte-Cécile cathedral..

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equipment / bikes

Included

Hybrid Bike

Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

Supplement + 25€

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 45€

Hybrid E-bike

Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

Supplement + 85€

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

Supplement + 160 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

Pinarello Prince or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 545 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Supported tour
Not Included
Supported Tour

Accomodation

  • 3 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
  • 1 night in a 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
Included
Guided tour
Not Included
Guided Tour

Accomodation

  • 3 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
  • 1 night in a 3* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide
  • 1 certified bike guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides
  • Visit of Ste Cécile Cathédrale
  • Gaillac wine tasting

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants