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Hidden France: Discover the Medieval Cities of the South

France - 12 days trip with motorbike - starting at € 1580

French medieval villages listed as "the most beautiful villages of France" like Rocamadour and Saint Cirq Lapopie
Exploring the hidden France from the Gorges of Ardèche to the heights of Mont Ventoux
Splendid castles of the Loire Valley
Guide speaks : French, English,
Duration 12 day
Driving 9 day
3h per day
1500km in total
From June to October
Available Vehicle Options:
Vehicle Included
With your own vehicle
Available Travel Options:
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Laurent - France - Motorcycle


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Even though I have travelled across the world, Europe continues to hold a special place in my heart and I am always excited about exploring this beautiful region.  In all…

Located in L'Île-Bouchard

Motorcycle Road Trip from Tours to Avignon: Explore the Natural Beauty and Culture of France

On this motorcycle circuit, explore the splendid castles of the Loire valley. Travel to some of the most beautiful villages of southern France and discover their unique history, architecture and culture. Ride across diverse and ever-changing vistas on your motorcycle and visit quaint places like Dordogne, Lot and Lozère. Discover the beautiful historical monuments of France such as the Pont du Gard and the walled cathedral of Albi. Enjoy the culinary treasures of France such as the extraordinary food and wines of Périgord. At the end of each day, relax in quaint hotels. Experience this amazing motorcycle journey in France and discover the treasures of French history and natural beauty.


Day 1



Our local expert partner, Laurent’s team will welcome you upon your arrival in Tours. After picking up your motorcycle, test your new ride in the streets of Tours and nearby areas. In the evening, check into your hotel and pass a leisurely evening in this ancient Gallo-Roman city.

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Day 2

Tours – Loches

187 km of roads

For the first day of riding your motorcycle, you leave from Tours for a beautiful day of visiting the beautiful castles of the Loire Valley. Taking the small winding country roads, you ride to the beautiful Château d’Amboise. You then ride to the Château de Chaumont castle, visit the Royal Château de Blois, the lavish Château de Chambord and the romantic Château de Chenonceau. After riding for about thirty kilometres to the south, you arrive in the medieval town of Loches, your stop for the night. This riverside town, located in the Indre-et-Loire region, still retains its authenticity and is home to houses dating back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Settle into your hotel for the night.

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Day 3

Loches – Uzerche

259 km of roads

Leaving the Loire region, you follow the Gartempe river to reach Limousin. On your way, you cross some more medieval castles followed by hillier areas dotted with historic villages and their old stone houses. You arrive with your motorcycle in Oradour-sur-Glane, an old village that was massacred during the Second World War and that now serves as a war memorial. After visiting the ghosts of this historic village, you take your bike to the town of Uzerche, with its chateau that overlooks majestically over the town. You stay overnight in a quaint hotel in town.

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Day 4

Uzerche – Sarlat

122 km of roads

Today’s itinerary takes you to discover a number of villages, named “the most beautiful villages of France”. You visit the lovely town of Collonges-la-Rouge, also known as the City with Twenty Five Towers. Most of the houses in this charming town date back to the 16th century and have been built with red sandstone and blue lauze roofs. You continue your journey to Turenne, a magnificent French village. The two towers of the old château overlook this beautiful town and its quaint limestone and slate roofed houses. You then ride to Curemonte and then Sarlat, the principal town of the Périgord region. Enjoy your evening in Sarlat by strolling in the Old Town of Sarlat and tasting its excellent cuisine.

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Day 5


Take your motorcycle to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Sarlat region. Explore the charming medieval villages of the region. Visit the dominating château of Beynac village, meander the small streets of Domme lined with old houses, or explore Roque-Gageac perched on a cliff bordering Dordogne. Visit the suspended gardens of Marqueyssac or the prehistoric valley of Vézère, listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The day is full of surprises!

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Day 6

Sarlat – Cahors

114 km of roads

Continue your motorcycle journey through the excellent heritage of southwest France. You explore spectacular village Rocamadour, also called the City of Faith, perched on steep, rocky cliffs. You leave Lot to ride across Quercy. You ride along winding roads between charming villages to arrive in Cahors with its Pont Valentré, a 14th century stone arch bridge across the Lot River.

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Day 7

Cahors – Albi

137 km of roads

Today is rich in cultural discoveries and beautiful vistas. Meandering along lovely roads of the Midi-Pyrénées region, you cross quanit French villages named the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. You arrive in Cordes-sur-Ciel, an old fortified village that was granted its charter in 1222. Sitting high atop a hill, this charming town offers magnificent views of the Midi-Pyrénées countryside. You continue your motorcycle trip towards Najac, perched atop a rocky cliff, and its breathtaking château. You then ride towards the tiny fortified village of Bruniquel. Its impeccably conserved château offers spectacular views of the valley of Aveyron and Vère. You then arrive in the magnificent village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie with beautiful cobbled streets and medieval houses with arched doorways. To finish the day on a high note, you visit Albi and its majestic fortified cathedral. Settle into your hotel room and enjoy a relaxing evening in Albi.

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Day 8

Albi - Millau

250 km of roads

You continue your motorcycle journey on the roads of southern France towards Millau. The excellent roads of this region are perfect for an enjoyable motorcycle trip. You arrive in Millau and visit the impressive Viaduct of Millau. This stunning cable-stayed bridge is the tallest bridge in the world and appears to be floating in the clouds. Enjoy excellent views of the valley of River Tam from this magnificent bridge. Millau is a beautiful town located at the confluence of Tam and Dourbie rivers. Enjoy the excellent vines and delicious cheese here and spend a relaxing evening in your charming hotel.

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Day 9

Millau – Labeaume

210 km of roads

Today’s riding session is going to be even more adventurous than before. You ride across the Cévennes National Park and manoeuvre the turns of its gorges. You take the uneven but thrilling road of Malène till Sainte-Enimie where you take a small break. This small village, located in a narrow passage in the Gorge du Tarn, has perfectly preserved its medieval charm. Continue your motorcycle trip to Labeaume where you stop for the day. Check into your hotel and pass a relaxed evening in preparation for your adventure through the Gorges de l’Ardèche tomorrow.

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Day 10

Labeaume - Avignon

150 km of roads

After breakfast, you set out on your motorbike to hit the roads of Ardèche. A day rich in stunning vistas awaits! You ride on the beautiful roads of the gorge to arrive in Provence. Visit the famous Pont du Gard, the ancient Roman stone aqueduct built in three levels and classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its historical importance. Finally, you arrive in Avignon, an obligatory stop for anyone travelling in Provence! Enjoy the charms of this former papal city situated above the Rhone river. Check into your hotel and pass a leisurely evening, tasting some of the excellent culinary treasures like the alose à l’étouffée or the crespeou.

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Day 11


Enjoy your day in Avignon by taking your motorcycle to the top of Mount Ventoux rising up to 1,912 metres of altitude. Also visit the old town and the unmissable Palais des Papes (or the Palace of the Popes). You will have dinner with Laurent’s team in old Avignon and exchange your travel stories and experiences. Spend a relaxed evening in your hotel before your return journey the next day. 

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Day 12

Avignon - Paris

End of your motorcycle trip to France. Train from Avignon to Paris. 

For this trip, your vehicle is: a BMW 1200 GS, BMW 650 GS, YAMAHA 1300 FJR or HONDA NT 700 V Deauville motorcycle.

To drive this vehicle you need : permis moto sup. 125cc.

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Price for this trip starts at 1580€ .

The price corresponds to a departure with two persons for an unguided trip formula

For a BMW 1200 GS or a YAMAHA 1300 FJR

  • €2,350 in a single room
  • €1,820 in a doube room

For a BMW 650 GS or a HONDA NT 700 V Deauville

  • €1,870 in a single room
  • €1,580 in a double room

The price starts at €2,640 for a departure with two persons for a guided trip formula

For a BMW 1200 GS or a YAMAHA 1300 FJR

  • €3,920 in a single room
  • €3,045 in a double room
  • €3,720 in a shared room

For a BMW 650 GS or a HONDA NT 700 V Deauville

  • €3,110 in a single room
  • €2,640 in a double room
  • €2,910 in a shared room


The price includes:

  • Train transfer from and to the Paris airport
  • Motorcycle rental with third-party insurance and unlimited mileage
  • Services of a professional bilingual guide during the trip in case of a guided trip formula
  • 11 nights accommodation in 2 or 3-star hotels with continental breakfast
  • A support vehicle for transportation of vehicle in case of a guided trip formula for a group of 5 or more persons
  • Entry tickets for visit to one château of choice and to the Pont du Gard
  • Two picnics during the trip and one farewell dinner in case of a guided trip formula
  • An information kit on your motorcycle trip and a detailed road book

The price does not include

  • Flight tickets
  • Any other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and ‘The price includes’ section
  • Beverages and expenses of personal nature
  • Fuel (approximately €25 to €30 per day
  • Motorcycle equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves, etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in ‘The price includes’ section


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