Cycling holidays in ancient, rural France

We specialise in guided or self-guided, forest-mountain-river-gourmet cycling holidays in the idydllic cycling environment of the Aveyron and Tarn region in the South West of France.

Our clients are based at the magnificent Les Magnolias hotel for the duration of their stay in the quaint village of Plaisance and we help them design their ideal cycling program for however many days they wish to explore the area. We have top-of-the range racing, hybrid and electric bikes as well as customised maps of over 15 green, yellow or red routes, varying widely in difficulty. We are the perfect cycling holiday destination for individuals, groups or families wishing to combine cycling with a gourmet experience as well as other activities such as walking, canoeing or historic site-seeing. Cyclists also enjoy simply relaxing at the hotel terraces shaded by giant Magnolias trees or new outdoor covered and heated swimming pool .

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Self-Guided Holidays

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Guided or self-guided itineraries

7 Night Itinerary

Here is our suggested 7 Night Itinerary for 2017, for guided or self-guided cyclists, whether groups or individuals! Cyclists ideally start in the morning after breakfast from the Magnolias and return to the hotel every afternoon or early evening, for a swim and a beer and gourmet dinner! Final guided or self-guided itineraries are designed to ensure that rides and activities are matched to different levels of fitness and interest in historical and other pursuits.

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9 Night Itinerary

Here is our suggested 9 Night Itinerary for 2016, for guided or self-guided cyclists, whether groups or individuals! Cyclists ideally start in the morning after breakfast from the Magnolias and return to the hotel every afternoon or early evening, for a swim and a beer and gourmet dinner! Final guided or self-guided itineraries are designed to ensure that rides and activities are matched to different levels of fitness and interest in historical and other pursuits.

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11 Night Itinerary

Here is our suggested 11 Night Itinerary for 2016, for guided or self-guided cyclists, whether groups or individuals! Cyclists ideally start in the morning after breakfast from the Magnolias and return to the hotel every afternoon or early evening, for a swim and a beer and gourmet dinner! Final guided or self-guided itineraries are designed to ensure that rides and activities are matched to different levels of fitness and interest in historical and other pursuits.

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Cycling and Touring Day Trips from Plaisance

Brousse Le Chateau (26 kms)

Brousse-le-Château is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. It has been honored as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Since Roman times, Brousse le Chateau has had strategic value. Perched in its prominent position the present castle has architectural elements that date back to the 13th Century.

Ambialet (20 kms)

Working their way up the Tarn valley in small groups, the Celts were the first to settle in Ambialet around the 6th century BC. They were followed by the Gauls, and the Romans, who set up a frontier post in this important strategic position. In 942, the Viscount of Albi, Aton “the Old”, assumed the title of Viscount of Ambialet, giving rise to the first official reference to the town.

Albi (40 kms)

Admirably situated on the edge of the River Tarn, old Albi forms a magnificent group of buildings with its brick-built fortified cathedral, its former episcopal palace and its old houses.

Millau (70 kms)

Millau is a commune in the Aveyron department in the Midi-Pyrenees region in southern France. It is located at the confluence of the Tarn and Dourbie rivers. It has approximately 22 000 inhabitants and in modern times has become most famous for its Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world and the nearby underground Roquefort cheese caves.

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