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Ireland

A Coastal Craic

South Western France 
 Exclusive 'Bike Shed Moto Co' Adventure

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Duration: 1 week

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Dates: 21 - 28 Sept 2024

Spaces: Available

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This trip is part of our exciting collaboration with the very excellent motorcycling establishment, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Company of London and Los Angeles. The trip has been designed with members of this fine organisation in mind - if you have never been to this wonderful place, your life is simply not complete...get yourself down there and enjoy brunch in the excellent restaurant, browse the gear in the shop or drop in one evening and enjoy a cocktail or two and drool over the fabulous bikes dotted around the club premises.

All seven nights of the trip bar one are spent either 'glamping' in well appointed bell tents or in comfortable and charming bedrooms at our lovely old farm house in the Tarn-et-Garonne in south western France and each day there will be a ride to a different part of the region, be it the magnificent Gorge du Tarn or the delightful ancient villages around the area. The tents sleep two in comfort with single beds, feather pillows, sheets and blankets and you will fall asleep to the sound of the cicadas chirping in the warm September air...The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated in traditional French style and have either shared or ensuite bathrooms. Please check the pricing of each option available - we have something to suit every budget..!

One night is spent out in the hills in order to give enough time to fully experience the breathtaking landscape of the Cevénnes region and you will stay in a charming village for the night. There will be a day off the bikes, to laze by the pool or to enjoy a long lunch in a nearby village.

 

Each morning we head off after a breakfast of hot coffee and freshly baked croissants on some great roads to see some of the wonderful countryside that surrounds us, stopping off to enjoy lunch or a coffee in one of the many beautiful villages along the way.  

 

There are many medieval castles and ‘bastides’ (fortified hill top villages) in the area, dating back from the time when England ruled this part of France, each with their own character and we will see some of these on our daily rides.  

 

We will return to the house in the early evening in time to enjoy a cold beer or chilled glass of wine and maybe a swim in the pool, before tucking into a delicious home-cooked dinner under the stars. 

This is truly a holiday to cater for all!  It incorporates great biking roads with magnificent scenery, the opportunity to relax in wonderful surroundings and enjoy great local cuisine…

We leave in the morning at 8.30/9.00am and aim to be at our destination by 6.00pm in the evening.  This equates to around 6 hours in the saddle - we typically ride for an hour and a half before a break for coffee or a leg stretch with a 1 hour stop for lunch and another break in the afternoon. We are definitely happy to stop to admire the view and for photo opportunities along the way.

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Adventure Overview

 

  • Trip runs from Saturday pm to Saturday am

  • Starts at our property near Miramont de Quercy, South West France

 

  • We can advise on routes from St Malo or Calais for your ride down​

  • Daily rides on some great roads to some fabulous landscape & stunning ancient villages

  • Back in time for a swim and a drink before dinner!

  • 5 nights spent at the house either glamping or in the house

  • 1 night spent in a charming village in the amazing mountainous Cévennes National Park

  • Day off by the pool or visiting local villages 

  • Glorious pool area is available to relax with a book, a glass of chilled rosé or simply to catch up on some sleep!

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Minimum: 5 bikes, 5 riders

Maximum: 10 bikes, 10 riders 

 

Price For:

 

Per rider in shared bell tent (2 people max)

£995

£895

Per rider in own bell tent (1 person max)

£1,295

£1,095

Per couple in shared bell tent (rider & pillion)

£1,395

£1,195

Per solo rider in the house (shared bathroom)

£1,495

£1,295

Per solo rider in the house (ensuite bathroom)

£1,595

£1,395

Per couple in house (rider & pillion, shared bathroom)

£1,795

£1,595

Per couple in house (rider & pillion, ensuite bathroom)

£1,995

£1,795

*Bike Shed Members' rates shown in red

*Please note that there are 5 two-person bell tents and 4 bedrooms in the house (2 ensuite & 2 with shared bathroom). The bedrooms in the house have double beds only and therefore suitable for couples. Tents and rooms are available on a 

first-come, first-served basis.

 

Prices include:

  • All accommodation as above

  • All meals provided at the house

  • Dinner on the night in the mountains

  • Drinks before dinner

  • Wine or beer with the evening meal

  • All soft drinks provided at the house

  • An experienced guide throughout your stay

  • Some awesome riding!

Prices exclude:

  • Ferries/Channel Tunnel crossings

  • Insurance - we recommend that you take out personal travel insurance before you set off

  • Any food and drink consumed away from the house (other than as specified above)

  • All fuel throughout your stay

  • Bike transport at the beginning and end of the trip

  • Autoroute tolls

Please note that routes and trip details may change due to circumstances beyond our control.  We will inform you of this as soon as is practicable.

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