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Price

£2,195.00 based on 2 people sharing a Twin/Double Room

($2,743.75 USD or $3,929.05 AUD)

£250.00 deposit

£500.00 single room supplement

Dates

25th Sep to 9th Oct 2021

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Highlights

  • Seeing the most spectacular scenery and nature France has to offer on incredibly deserted roads.
  • Experiencing the regional changes in culture, tradition, and amazing variety of landscapes from Channel to Med.
  • From stunning riverside roads, wine filled fields, famous Col's to thrilling gorge descents, this tour has it all.
  • Sample gastronomic delights with fine wines in peaceful towns and villages boasting beautiful historic architecture. 
  • Descending to Nice via the Gorges Verdon to ride along the Promenade des Anglais like a Tour de France winner

 

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Joining the tour

Start: St Malo

Our first night 'arrival day' Saturday is spent exploring the historic walled town of St Malo. We start cycling after the obligatory dip of the wheel in the Channel at around 9am on Sunday morning.

For more detailed information please click the "Itinerary" tab below: 

Cycling level

Cycling level is 4 out of 5

Challenging: For cyclists with stamina and a good level of fitness - requires training. Long days with some tough ascents.

Description



A Classic French Adventure from Channel to Med  

Duration 14 Days cycling
Accommodation 15 nights 
Distance 884 miles | 1422km
Av. Daily Distance 63 miles | 101km
Longest | Shortest 84 miles | 38 miles | 135km | 61km
Ascent 65,000ft | 19,812m 

Our 14 day tour takes us from Brittany’s St Malo shoreline and doesn’t stop until we reach the glamorous and warm Mediterranean waters of Nice on the French Riviera. Our journey of more than 880 miles takes us through no fewer than 19 of France’s regional départements as we ride into some of the country’s most striking and dramatic landscapes, discovering the true heart of rural France. 

With the Massif Central, Ardèche and Verdon gorges there is plenty of truly spectacular scenery and we are confident that this is a holiday you will remember fondly for a long time to come—and not forgetting the option to tackle Mont Ventoux if you wish! 

Tour Summary 

Passing through a patchwork of subtle and striking changes in terrain and landscape this is a route of two distinct halves. We begin by hugging the Brittany coastline, momentarily flirting with Normandy, and seeing the iconic Mont St Michel before heading south to the banks of France’s longest river, the Loire. 

The route then plunges down into the fruit and vineyard choked Ardèche département before following the famous gorge of the same name to the Rhône valley.

Crossing the Rhône announces our arrival in Provence. The towering shape of Mont Ventoux on the skyline, hot sun, lavender fields and blue-shuttered cafés, combine to make you feel as if you are in a separate country entirely. Finally, after an exhilarating descent to the Mediterranean coast we cruise along the Promenade des Anglais for a celebratory dip in the Med.

Overview of Route

  Start End Distance (Miles)
Arrival Day - Saturday   St Malo  

Day 1

St Malo Vitre 79
Day 2 Vitre Brissac-Quince 84
Day 3  Brissac-Quince Loches 79
Day 4 Loches Crozant 71
Day 5 Crozant Aubusson 56
Day 6 Aubusson Le Mont Dore 60
Day 7 Le Mont Dore St Flour 62
Day 8 St Flour Mende 52
Day 9 Mende Vallon Pont d'Arc 72
Day 10 Vallon Pont d'Arc Vaison-La-Romaine 59
Day 11 Vaison-La-Romaine Sault 38
Day 12 Sault Moustiers-Sainte-Marie 67
Day 13 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Castellane 52
Day 14 Castellane Nice 53
Departure Day - Sunday Nice Total 884

 

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