Just like our Pyrenean Road Tour you will experience the full splendour of the mountain roads and enjoy the numerous opportunities to stop for coffee, lunch, photos and sightseeing.
As you are riding an adventure bike the suggested routes will also use more of the back-roads, away from the traffic wherever possible. The road surfaces may be crumbly or have the odd pothole but it will be worth it. Your route will, of course, take you through the many Col’s made famous by the Tour de France but maybe at a time outside of the busy periods, allowing you to explore the narrow, winding lanes at your own pace, moving from one valley to another, flitting between France and Spain via the twisting passes and with the occasional use of faster flowing roads, before delving back into the unfrequented local lanes and byways.
It is the addition of the trail riding segments that separates this tour from the rest.
Ideal for those Adventure Bike Riders looking to experience the pleasure of off-road riding for the first time, safe in the knowledge that they are not alone. It’s a great way to combine a passenger trip with a little “me time!” The majority of the tour is back-road based with a small off-road element. In a 10 day tour expect 3 x 1/2 day trail segments. The trails will not be technically challenging but pillions are not recommended and we are happy to offer alternative activities for your passengers at these times.
The road based element of the trip benefits from a support vehicle. You will be given suggested routes, stops etc as well as a direct A-B option if required. We will move from one hotel to another, daily, for the majority of the tour.
The trail segments (optional) are a great opportunity to experience some light trail riding, whether it be for the first time, the first time in a long time or the first time on a big adventure bike. The pace will be steady and, unlike the road riding, will be fully guided. Its also a nice opportunity for your pillion to take a break and we will happily suggest group activities that they may wish to take part in.
lots to do, visit etc. time for stops, lunches etc. ride with friends or on your own, all have dinner together etc.
pillions will be looked after during trail rides
Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Temperatures can reach 40 degrees C in July and August and it can still be in the 30’s at the highest of the mountain passes. Being hot is almost as uncomfortable as being cold. We recommend armoured mesh clothing/motorcycle jeans or similar with packable waterproofs for summer tours. For cooler days, a softshell jacket over or under the mesh helps to keep out the wind. Bring warm clothes by all means, we can carry it in the support vehicle but be prepared for the heat too. Having lived here for the last 3 years we have seen most conditions and are happy to advise. French law dictates that helmets and gloves are CE Marked and worn at all times whilst on public roads.
Most nights will be spent in a different hotel to the previous night although we may visit some hotels more than once during a tour. Evening meals will be provided each day as part of a halfboard hotel booking or using a local restaurant when this is the better option. Breakfast will be provided each day.
For guests using bike hire we can provide flight transfers by arrangement. A support vehicle will be provided throughout the tour and will include the option of carrying any passengers wishing to have a break from riding.
Breakfast and evening meals will be provided. This will include wine consumed with the meal but will exclude other bar bills
There are no specific health requirements for visiting France, but it is a good idea to be up to date on routine vaccinations and to take precautions to stay healthy during your trip.
Since 14 March 2022, the “vaccine pass” has been lifted in France in all areas where it was previously required (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.). Similarly, the COVID certificate is no longer required as of 1 August 2022.
It is recommended that you check the following link as well as any requirements from your home country before visiting France:
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