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Southern Spirit motorcycle tour

Dates 2021
Destination South of France
Category Guided or Self-guided
Duration 12 days 11 nights

Mileage : 1500 km / 932 miles  

Tour highlights : Castle of Chambord, Martyr village of Oradour sur Glane, Gorges of Ardèche and Tarn, medieval villages of Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie, Viaduct of Millau, Unesco city of Avignon, ride to the Mt Ventoux. Pont du Gard 1st century Roman bridge.

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Dates & Prices

Day 1 - Tours - Loches
Day 1 - Tours - Loches

We will start our tour with the jewels of the Loire Valley: the castles of Amboise, Chaumont, Blois, Chambord, and finally, the most charming of all, Chenonceau. We will stop for the night in the medieval city of Loches with its castle of the Anjou Family, Chateau de Loches, and the Church of St Ours, dating from the 6th century.

Day 2 - Loches - Uzerche
Day 2 - Loches - Uzerche

We will leave the Loire Valley and start heading toward the Limousin region following the river Gartempe. The landscape becomes more hilly but castles will still be part of our journey. We will stop at Oradour sur Glane, a martyr town completely destroyed by the Germans during WWII. Today it is a testimony of the brutality of war and one of the most moving sites to visit in all of France.

Day 3 - Uzerche - Sarlat
Day 3 - Uzerche - Sarlat

On this day we will travel in the region with the highest number of villages with Heritage Landmarks, including Collonges la Rouge, and Turenne. We will spend the night in Sarlat, the capital of the Perigord region, and enjoy the rest of afternoon in the old town where gastronomy is raised in the old town where gastronomy is raised to an art from.

Day 4 - Sarlat
Day 4 - Sarlat

Today is a free day dedicated to Sarlat and tis beautiful surroundings, including the medieval villages of Domme, la Roche Gageac, and Beynac, and also the sumptuous garden of Marqueyssac and the prehistoric valley of the Vézère River. One month would not be enough to enjoy all of the sights that abound. Be prepared for making choices of what to see and do.

Day 5 - Sarlat - Cahors
Day 5 - Sarlat - Cahors

After a stop at the cliff-hanging village of Rocamadour, we will enter the curvy-roads region of Quercy and arrive in Cahors, famous for its fortified bridge of Valentré.

Day 6 - Cahors - Albi
Day 6 - Cahors - Albi

On this day will visit a number of the Most Beautiful Villages of France (a government sponsored designation), including St Cirq Lapopie, Najac, Bruniquel, Cordes sur Ciel and more as the main course, topped off by a visit to the magnificient Unesco fortified cathedral of Albi for dessert.

Day 7 - Albi - Millau
Day 7 - Albi - Millau

Today’s ride will take us to the Aveyron County, one of the most isolated parts of France. This is France’s Wild West. We will stop at the abbey of St Guilhem le Desert, and la Couvertoirade, a major Templar site. We will finally arrive in Millau for the night, sight of the Millau Viaduc, the highest suspended bridge in the word and a true engineering marvel.

Day 8 - Millau - Labeaume
Day 8 - Millau - Labeaume

Be ready for curves, switch backs, and steep-walled gorges on this day’s breathtaking ride as we enter the National Parc of the Cevennes. We will descend the curves of La Malene and stop in Ste Enemie to recover over lunch. We will arrive at the gates of the Ardeche’s Gorges in Labeaume for the night.

Day 9 - Labeaume - Avignon
Day 9 - Labeaume - Avignon

More curves and more beautiful spots to enjoy on a motorcycle as we male our way through the gorges that will lead us to Provence and the Unesco Papal Town of Avignon.

Day 10 - Avignon
Day 10 - Avignon

For the last day of our tour, those who want more riding can visit the Pont du Gard, a remarkably preserved Roman tree-level bridge, or ride the Mont Ventoux at 1,912 meters. Or you an simply enjoy the Avignon Old Town and its magnificent Palace Of the Popes. A farewell dinner in the Old Town will close the tour.

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Let the spirit of the south blow your way in this motorbike trip. Feel the charm of old stone, visit dozy villages at the foot of fortified castles and sample the culinary treasures of Perigord. From one corner to the other we will visit the old lands of France, in the heart of Provence.  

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN TOURS
Day 2 TOURS - LOCHES (187 km / 116 miles)
Day 3 LOCHES - UZERCHE (259 km / 160 miles)
Day 4 UZERCHE - SARLAT (122 km / 75 miles)
Day 5 SARLAT (loop ride around Sarlat)
Day 6 SARLAT - CAHORS (114 km / 70 miles)
Day 7 CAHORS - ALBI (137 km / 85 miles)
Day 8 ALBI - MILLAU (250 km / 155 miles)
Day 9 MILLAU - LABEAUME (210 km / 130 miles)
Day 10 LABEAUME - AVIGNON (150 km / 93 miles)
Day 11 AVIGNON (loop ride around Avignon)
Day 12 TRAIN RETURN TO PARIS *

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 (*) optional : FREE !! enjoy 2 more days of free riding for those who choose to bring back the motorcycle to our office in Tours.

Rates in guided tour formula (in € pp) : 

Motorcycle tour in Auvergne
  * These are the prices for those joining the tour with their own bikes

Motorcycle / type of room
(price per person)

lit single

lit double

lit twin

moto perso *

€ 1 840

€ 1 390

€ 1 390

BMW R1200RT   BMW R1200GS € 3 710 € 2 840 € 3 510
Moto guzzi V85  BMW F 750 GS

€ 2 940

€ 2 450

€ 2 740

 

The price of this guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • Train transfer from/to Paris airport and transfer to hotels on arrival and departure
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
  • A professional bilingual guide on a motorcycle leading the group
  • 11 hotel nights in two and three star hotels with continental breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to one castle (to be defined on the tour) and the Pont du Gard
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Tour information package with road-book and travel tips

Not included in the price of this guided motorcycle tour :

  • Flight tickets
  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and all personal expenses
  • Fuel
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)

 

Rates in self-guided formula (in € PP) :

Motorcycle / type of room
(price per person)

lit single

lit double

lit twin

voyage en italie avec votre moto *

€ 1 550

€  1 040

€ 1 040

BMW R1200RT   BMW R1200GS € 2 350 € 1 820 € NC
Moto guzzi V85  BMW F 750 GS

€ 1 870

€ 1 580

€ NC

 

The price of this self-guided motorcycle tour includes :

  • Train transfer from/to Paris airport and transfer to hotels on arrival and departure
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and insurance
  • 11 hotel nights in two and three star hotels with continental breakfast
  • Tour information package with road-book and travel tips

Not included in the price of this self-guided motorcycle tour :

  • Flight tickets
  • Any other meals not included in the tour
  • Drinks and all personal expenses
  • Fuel
  • Riding equipment (helmet, jackets, gloves)
Southern Spirit - Discount for shared room

Discount applies on single room rate for a single rider sharing room with other rider

€ -200

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Guided tour calendar 2020 / 2021

2021

March

Southern Morocco
06 to 14 march 2021
05 to 13 march 2022

May

Irish loop
07 to 19 may 2021
06 to 18 may 2022

Asturias & Picos Europa
30 may to 07 june 2021
29 may to 06 june 2022

D-Day Normandy tour
22 to 27 may 2021

Tour de France
22 may to 07 june 2021 

France Discovery
22 may to 06 june 2021

June

Grand Alps tour
21 to 30 june 2021
20 to 29 june 2022

July

Trans Pyrénées tour
04 to 11 july 2021
03 to 10 july 2022

Memorial & Battlefield tour
17 to 26 july 2021
16 to 25 july 2022

August

Auvergne & Cévennes
15 to 24 august 2021
15 to 24 august 2021

Grand Alps road & Provence Riviera
26 august to 05 september 2021
27 august to 06 september 2022

Heart of Europe
29 august to 04 september 2021
27 august to 02 september 2022

September

Northern Italy & Dolomites tour  
12 to 19 september 2021
11 to 18 september 2022

Tuscany & Cinque Terre tour
20 to 27 september 2021
19 to 26 september 2022

December

Canarias islands