Tour: Southern France, the Aude – Land of the Cathars

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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Departs: 2017-08-15
  • Arrives: 2017-08-26
  • Price per rider, starting: CHF 7 360
  • Book by: 2017-04-02
  • Participants-rider: Min. 6 -Max. 6

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The Aude, a region in southern France; warm and friendly people, varied landscape, unspoiled nature, lots of castles, full of legends and sadly with a very troubled history where the believes of the Albigensians (also known as the Cathars) came to a end.

The time of the Cathars also called true and good Christians, starts around 1140 until 1310. It was a way of living and many people lived happy according to these “rules and beliefs”. They even had the support of the landlords and the kings.
We ride into the stronghold and the hearth of the Land of the Cathars. We follow some of their old itineraries along cathedrals, castles, various landscapes until their last refuge, the fortress of Montségur. It is a tour through a cultural melting pot with incredible roads through mountain scenery, fascinating stories and legends. Lots of unique highlights are part of our program, like a traditional lunch as in the medieval times and … more.
Join us for a brilliant journey to a captivating part of France that is too often ignored by current tourists.

Tour highlights
To name a few

Béziers, Narbonne, Fontfroide Abbey, Castle Puivert and Villerouge, Canal du Midi, Wine and Sparkling wine Degustation, Carcassonne, Fort Montségur, Mirepoix, Peyrepertuse, Cucugnan, etc…

Riding skills
2 Average

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Included are

Ten days motorcycle rental (BMW 800 GS, Ducati 696 Monster, HD Sportster, or similar)
Insurances and free kilometres
Fuel of the rented motorcycle used while riding with the tour-guide
Eleven nights in top hotels
Daily breakfast
Seven lunches/picnics including non-alcoholic drinks
One exquisite medieval lunch, which is served in the old tradition
Ten multi-course dinner including non-alcoholic beverage
A cruise with a regional wine tasting
All entrance fees acc. to program
Restaurant gratuities
Hotel and porterage tips
Information package
Experienced tour guide on a motorcycle

Not included are
  • Any expenses which are not mentioned as included
  • All personal expenses
  • A credit note in case you join the tour with your own motorcycle, we surely refund you these costs!
Tour-Starts Bern
Tour-Ends Bern
Riding days 10 days
Possible resting days Three days. Two nights in same hotel and breaks with small city or sightseeings walks and boat excursions!
Accomodations In typical, smaller and cosy hotels
Total length of tour 2’590 – 3’000 km
Km per day 160 – 480 km
Riding hours per day 4 – 7 hrs.
Best time You may also book this tour individually between July until the end of September

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