The bastides of Aveyron
The bastides of Aveyron
The bastides of Aveyron
The bastides of Aveyron

The bastides of Aveyron

8-day self-guided bike tour from Najac

  • Luggage transfer
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Najac
  • Stunning gorges and valleys
  • Double occupancy in B&Bs
  • Half board with regional cuisine

Cycle through impressive landscapes and some of the prettiest medieval towns France has to offer, including Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac. The unique cultural programme includes mediaeval bastides, abbeys, churches and a route that takes you through the Lot valley and past the gorges of Aveyron.

The medieval towns on the tour have been very much perserved. Guests travelling by car can leave them at a free parking space for the 9 days and luggage will be transferred for you as you embark on relatively easy legs.

Price from 1.185,- €

The bastides of Aveyron

Self-guided tour, 9 days

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Day 1: Arrival in Najac

Participants meet at the hotel in Najac and collect their rental bikes at the sports club very closed to the hotel (8 min at foot). They will have dinner at the hotel restaurant. The hotel offers them free parking during the entirety of the tour.

Day 2: Najac - Villefranche-de-Rouergue

After breakfast, participants cycle to Villefranche-de-Rouergue. It will be a day filled with sightseeing. If you didn't have time the day before, visit the fortress of Najac and in Villefranche take time to discover the amazing well preserved Bastide.

Distance covered: 20km

Day 3: Villefranche-de-Rouergue - Limogne en Quercy

After breakfast, participants will make their way to Limogne. Participants head towards the limestone plateau of Limogne to see its surrounding natural attractions.
Dinner and overnight stay at a B&B.

Distance covered: 95km

Day 4: Limogne en Quercy - St Antonin Noble Val

Participants cycle to Saint Antonin Noble Val, passing the Pétrifiante fountain and the castles of Saint Projet and Cas.
Participants will have dinner and spend the night at a B&B or Hotel in St Antonin Noble Val.

Distance covered: 45km

Day 5: St Antonin Noble Val The gorges of Aveyron- Bruniquel

Finally, participants will see the gorges of the Aveyron, along with pretty villages such as Penne and Bruniquel if time permits.
Dinner and overnight stay in Bruniquel.

Distance covered: 44km

Day 6: Bruniquel - Cordes sur Ciel

Participants enjoy a convenient cycle on the veloroute (route for cyclists) on their way to Cordes sur Ciel via Laguépie. They will visit Beaulieu Abbey if time permits.
Dinner and overnight stay in a accommodation in the historical part of Cordes.

Distance covered: 33km

Day 7: Cordes-sur-Ciel - Najac

Cordes-sur-Ciel is lovely, that is why participants may opt to stay there for the day and take a train back to Najac to save time (fare costs between €2-6).
Dinner and accommodation at the same hotel in Najac from Day 1. Participants must return their bikes before 5pm.

Distance covered: 42km

Day 8: End of trip - Najac

Travel dates

  • Apr 02nd, 22 – Nov 05th, 22
  • From 1.185,- €
  • open for reservation
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Indicated pricing is per person in double occupancy.

There are no fixed departure dates for this tour, however, they depend on availability in the lodgings.

Our cycling tour begins and ends in Najac, easily accessible by regional train or car. Free parking during your bike tour.
Participants are asked to arrange transport to and from Najac by themselves and extend their stay in Najac if they wish (not included in price).


Price includes:
Overnight stay in a double room with half board (except in Villefranche de Rouergue) , detailed directions, geolocalisation and information as well as on our mobile GPS-app (the app serves as a travel companion), luggage transport.

Bicycle rental (incl. emergency number for breakdowns other than punctures, helmets, etc.):
Touring bike: €209 - E-Bike: €339 for 7 days bike rental.

Number of participants

Starting from 2 persons
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.


Double occupancy in B&Bs and hotels. The guest rooms in the B&Bs come with their own bathrooms.
The owners of the family-run accommodations are happy to share their knowledge about the region, the cycling routes and the regional cuisine. The sumptuous breakfast includes homemade jam and is prepared from fresh produce. Typical regional cuisine is served in the evenings. You can also have your lunch picnics prepared by the hosts for a small surcharge.

Level of difficulty: easy to medium

This cycling tour is suitable also for beginners and intermediaries through the use of an e-bike. The routes do climb at times but none are insurmountable. Thanks to the short average stage length of 43km, you can enjoy the landscape without straining yourself. In order to find your way, you will receive a detailed route guide (in English) and maps of the surroundings in our App.

We recommend a low-carbon train ride to Najac via Toulouse.

General information and tips for travelling to France can be found here.

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