Self lead mountain bike tour in the Quercy, South of France

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Gorgeous scenery, lovely narrow trails & single tracks will be your daily bread...

Our circuits will enable you to access magical places. Here, every step takes you to a visible trace of human history like the countless centuries old stone-built houses, or the castles from the Middle Ages,or the awesome monuments and paintings from prehistoric times.

The main part of the region is built upon a limestone plateau cut by deep valleys and covered with orchids and with small white oaks.

On this tour, lodging are nice Bed and Breakfast ("at the inhabitant") or nice two stars hotels.

For more information about the Quercy, please click here.

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Day 1:

Welcome in Figeac in the afternoon. Depending on your arrival time, you may decide to ride around or just to rest...

 

Day 2, 3 & 4 :

Many single tracks within the gorgeous parts of the Célé Valley, surrounded of limestone cliffs. You are following the valley, sometimes down in the valley, sometimes on top of it along the edge line, some times along footpath hanged onto the cliff. But you are also crossing a limestone plateau and its small trails surrounded by small stone fences, very typical from the area. The plateau is an arid region with specific flora, land of orchids and of numerous other flowers. Time seems to have no effect on this so well preserved area ...

Many lovely villages,a cave with prehistoric paintings, ancient houses built into the cliff....

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Day 5 & 6  &7:

 

 

 The lovely Lot valley area : a medieval castle on its rocky promontory, St Cirq lapopie famous village: overlooking a bend in the Lot, the village is perched on the edge of the cliff; the ancient houses rise up over the rocky slope protected by the 500 years old church.

A very high but narrow castle but also a circular medieval village and its cirque will charm you, as well as among others, a castle on its rocky promontory.

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Shepherds' stone huts, that locals call "Cazelles" are usually circular in shape with a conical roof of flat stones. They have been built from ancient times, more then 3000 years ago!

 

 

Day 8:

End of the trip after the breakfast and drive back to Figeac (It is possible to ride again also)

 

 

How to book this trip... 

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Trip ref.: SM-Q2B-07

Physical level : 33/45 km per day

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Technical level: .

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Kind of trip: from accommodation to accommodation

Available dates:

From April to October

Accommodation: At the inhabitant houses (bed and breakfast) or nice two stars hotels

Price per person:

When two people double occupancy : 870 Euros, (Click to convert)

When four people in two rooms (double occupancy) : 810 Euros; (Click to convert)

Full suspension Bike renting:130 Euros (Click to convert)

Start: Figeac

Finish: Figeac

There are several trains a day to Figeac from Paris or Toulouse. Figeac is also not far away from highway Paris / Toulouse.

We can also arrange transportation from/to Toulouse airport.

It includes:.

  • All accommodation in typical bed and breakfast or two stars hotels
  • All breakfasts (7)
  • All picnics (6)
  • All dinners (7)
  • Baggage transport
  • Loan of maps and detailed road-books to follow the route
  • Emergency support
  • Loan of a cell phone to call us

 

It doesn't include

  • Beverages
  • Visits entrance fees such as Museum, caves, castles, ...
  • All costs before rendezvous point and after final drop-off.
  • Travel / cancellation insurance

 

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