This cycling trip connects the famous roads of the St James' way with an amazing tour by the cultural heritage of the region: Castles, churches, cathedrals and abbeys. You cycle through wonderful medieval villages and rich in contrast landscapes, that were shaped along the years. Between the vineyards of Marcillac, the estates in Conques, the valley of the Lot, the gorges of the Aveyron and the high plateaus of Ségala and the Causse you will enjoy the nature, culture, activities and pleasure.
Every evening you will be welcomed by your french hosts who will cook for you typical regional dishes: Fois Gras, duck chest, goat cheese, savoury pies and delicate wine – In the region of the Rouergue, gastronomy is part of the culture!
Day 1: Arrival in Rodez
Arrival at Rodez and evtl. visit of the cathedrale Notre-Dame, and the old City.
Day 2: Rodez – Marcillac Vallon – Combret
After breakfast easy riding to Marcillac. Then via Vallon, arrival in Combret for dinning and overstay.
Tag 3: Combret – Conques
Today riding through the Dourdou valley to Conques , nice panorama over Pruines castle and the fortress of Servayrie.
Day 4: Conques
Visit and quiet ride through and around Conques.
Day 5: Conques – Vieillevie
A pretty route on minor roads through Lot valley to Vieillevie. On the evening great place for dinner at the Hotel- Restaurant with pool and tennis place.
Day 6: Vieillevie – Saint Julien d'Empare
Starting at Vieillevie, past the Lot valley through to Saint Julien d'Empare
Day 7: Saint Julien d'Empare – Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Today you have the choice between the direct way to Villefranche or over Peyrusse le Roc.
Distance: 38 km
Day 8: Departure
The bicycle tour ends in Villefranche where you will give back the bikes
Dailly departure from April to November according to the availibility in the accommodations
Indicated pricing per person in double room occupancy (Min. occupancy: 2)
Our bicycle tour begins in Rodez and ends in Villefranche-de-Rouergue.
Your organise the arrival and return by yourself and extend your trip on your option.
With your enquiry, please let us know the number of your party and the dates of your holiday.
Touring bike: 170,- €/ person/ 7 days (+ approx. 300,- € guarantee)
These bikes with 18 speeds are robust and made for cycling trips. There are equipped with 2 bags and one maps support.
Electric bike: 270,- €/ person/ 7 days
There will be rent on the first day of your trip.
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Possible for an individual traveller with a price surcharge.
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip
Nights in double bedroom in 2 stars hotels or guesthouses.
Your hosts will be pleased to share their knowledge about the region, the cycling paths and the regional gastronomy. In the guesthouse there are obviously a private bathroom and WC.
The copious breakfast will be prepared with fresh products and home made jam. In the evening, you will enjoy typical regional cuisine. You can also, by paying a small extra-price, ask your hosts to prepare the picnic for your lunchs.
According to the availability in the guesthouses, the programme may change a bit.
This cycling trip is designed for beginners. This is why there are not so much ascents. The stages are between 20 and 46 km (12.5 and 28.5 mi) long. You will ride on small side roads. In order for you to not get lost, you will be given maps and advices.
We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the train to Rodez.
You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!