Gorgeous Gorges

       and the Millau.

  • Tour Overview
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary 2019
  • Overview Map
  • What's Included?
  • Prices in GB £
  • Prices in Euro €
  • Prices in US $
  • Testimonials

Want to enjoy a relaxing but twisty ride through South Western France without raking up a thousand miles there and back? With our Gorgeous Gorges tour you can fly into Toulouse to collect your own bike and enjoy a week of great riding. Ride your motorcycle to Northampton and we will then transfer you to Luton, where you pick up your flight to Toulouse. A quick transfer to our hotel near the city and your welcome dinner. Whilst you enjoy a relaxing meal we will transport your bike and riding kit overnight to your hotel in Toulouse where it will be waiting for you the next morning ready for you to ride away before lunch.

Your first days ride is to Mende in the Occitanie region in the Lot Valley. Your route takes you through the Gorges du Tarn home of course to the Millau Bridge, one of the worlds tallest cable hung bridges. You will ride through the Cévennes National Park. With a short day leaving Mende there is time to spend wandering the side streets lined with old houses; small squares decorated with fountains; the picturesque medieval Notre-Dame bridge, the Penitents' Tower and the 18th-century town hall.

Nyons is your next stop. At the centre of the French Olive growing region Nyons is an interesting town with lots of outdoor cafés and restaurants and large plane trees offering shade. The main square, the Place du Docteur Bourdongle, is surrounded by arcades and one side is the arcaded Rue des Grands Forts which is the ancient route of the ramparts.

From Nyon you are heading for Castallane for three nights. There is so much to do here. Visit Lake Castillon, ride to the Gorges de Verdon along the D71 clinging to the southern rim, walk up to the "le Roc" a geological wonder in the Verdon Valley. It protects the town of Castellane, which is nestled at the foot of this majestic block of limestone, and dominates the Verdon at a height of nearly 200 metres.

Leaving Castallane you are heading back towards Toulouse but not before a night in Orange with its typically French main square lined with cafes and restaurants. At Toulouse we arrive back at our start hotel to return the bikes for shipping home and for our farewell dinner. The following morning we will transfer you to Touloiuse airport for your flight home and from Luton to the shipping depot where you bike will be waiting for your. All that is left is the short ride home.

This is an easy paced tour with low daily mileages. However some of the quiet D roads used are twisty and can be challenging for new or in experienced riders.

  • Breath-taking riding Sout Western France
  • Stuning Gorges and Scenery
  • 3 and 4 star hotels throughout
  • Ride the Millau Viaduct
  • The Gorges du Verdon
  • Three nights in Castellanne
  • Low daily mileages
Date Day Location Miles About the day
4 July 2019 Thursday Toulouse 0 Drop your bike into the depot near Northampton and we will transfer you to Luton airport for your flight to Toulouse for our first night and welcome dinner
 
5 July 2019 Friday Mende 195 A day riding to Mende is punctuated by the Gorges du Tarn and the Millau Viaduct
 
6 July 2019 Saturday Nyons 200 Heading east through the Occitane region
 
7 July 2019 Sunday Castallane 120 A shorter day to your home for the next three nights close to the Gorges du Verdon
 
8 July 2019 Monday Castallane 0 /100 A chance to ride the famous Gorges du Verdon, visit Lake Castsillon and explore this charming town
 
09 July 2019 Tuesday Castallane 0 Chill and relax or do whatever you did not get round to yesterday!
 
10 July 2019 Wednesday Arles 150 From the gorges through the olive groves to Arles with it's UNESCO listed centre and incredible Roman Amphitheatre, almost a gorges in its own right
 
11 July 2019 Thursday Carcassonne 120 Continue heading west towards Languedoc and ancient fortified Carcassonne
 
12 July 2019 Friday Toulouse 100 Returning to our first hotel to wave the bikes off and for our farewell dinner
 
13 July 2019 Saturday Home 0 Transfer to the Airport, fly home and transfer to the depot to collect your bike and ride home.

Whats Included?

  • Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
  • Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
  • Commemorative polo shirt for all riders and pillions
  • Eight nights accommodation as listed in the itinerary in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinners (excludes beverages)
  • Dinner on the middle night in Castallane (excludes beverages)
  • Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
  • Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
  • Transport of your motorcycle and bike kit to Toulouse and back
  • All transfers to/from airports
  • Expert advice and support throughout
  • The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator

 

Whats Not Included? 

  • Fuel
  • Lunches
  • Dinners other than those listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed as included

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in GB£ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           £2,395 £3,095 £3,395
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike £3,095 £3,795 £4,095
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   £3,295 £3,995 £4,295
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           £3,395 £4,095 £4,395

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

 

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in €uro Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Riding Your Own Motorcycle                                           €2,595 €3,395 €3,695
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike €3,395 €4,195 €4,495
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   €3,595 €4,395 €4,695
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           €3,695 €4,495 €4,795

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.

Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW's complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.

Tour Prices in US$ Solo Rider
   Shared Room   
                              
Solo Rider
Single Room
                              
Rider and
Passenger *
                              
  Including an F700GS or F800GT Hire Bike $3,995 $4,895 $5,295
  Including an R1200GS, R1200RS or R1200RT Hire Bike   $4,295 $5,195 $5,595
  Including an awesome new S1000XR Hire Bike           $4,395 $5,295 $5,695

* Rider and Passenger price is for both people, not per person.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking with a hire bike we include two additional nights accommodation at the start of your tour. Please ensure you arrive two days prior to the official start date. This allows you to have a nights rest before picking up your hire bike. You can then familiarise yourself with the bike prior to taking a half day pre tour ride with your Tour Leader. This way you are prepared and ready to enjoy your tour from day one, not spending the first days distracted fiddling with the bike.

US$ OR EURO PAYMENTS:  Currently our website will only take your 10% deposit payment in GB£ and your credit card company will convert this to your home currency. However your balance payment can be made in either US$ or Euro, directly by bank transfer with no currency conversion. Your balance payment will be 90% of the US$ or Euro Price shown.