‘an unusual journey in the South-West of France, ride a Vespa in the Gaillac Vineyard’
Vespa tour 3*, 5 days/4 night
Nature, landscapes, monuments and fortified villages, gastronomy and wine; there is no doubt you are in the heart of the vineyards of Gaillac between the town of red brick ‘Albi’ and the pink ‘Toulouse’.
Each unique path will surprise you with the richness of the Tarn and take you from blond plains of wheat to promontories overlooking the valleys on which hang some villages classified as “most beautiful villages in France”. Beautiful views insured…
Guided Tour: 5 days ride on a Vespa in the Tarn region with a guide
Albi (Unesco), fortified villages, Gaillac Vineyards, cultural patrimony…
5 days, 70 to 150 kms/d (app.), 4 hours ride/d, (beginners level)
> ACCOMODATION ***(1)
4 nights in a charming guest house 3* in the Gaillac vineyard,
pool, relaxation area, … (depend on accom.), 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts
secondary roads in a leisurely pace, views
Various Panoramas: rivers, vineyards, plains, country sides….
Fortified villages, Gaillac Vienyards, visit of Domaines et distillery,
Castelnau-de-Montmirail, St Antonin Noble Val, Laguépie, …
Albi: Cath. Ste Cécile, Episcopal City (UNESCO), museum Toulouse-Lautrec
Puycelsi, Penne, Rabastens, Cordes-sur-Ciel, …
Underground shelter ‘Castela’, Lautrec ‘pink garlic’, leather museum Graulhet
(1) Accommodation and dinner will vary according to availability, but will be of equivalent benefits. If it is not possible to have meals at the guest house, the dinner will be taken in a restaurant.
¤ Day1 Take possession of the Vespa (40 kms)
! Bienvenue !
reception, discovery of your accommodation (transfer possible)
Get to know your Vespa … with a ride in the vineyard
Visit and tasting at a domain
Back we’ll present your staying with an aperitif.
… fro your first dinner you’ll discover ‘the Tastous’ in a ‘bistro’
¤ Day 2 Fortified villages 1 (110 kms)
… Homemade breakfast to start a nice day
Departure with the Vespa in the heart of medieval villages, country houses and other fortifications in the middle of the terroir and vineyards of Gaillac. a stop at Castelnau-Montmirail and its typical village market
… free lunch in St Antonin Noble Val before discovering its narrow stone streets , Stop in Laguépie for a coffee
Visit of a winery Domaine upon our return.
… enjoy the peaceful environment of your accomodation before enjoying your dinner ‘of the season’
¤ Day 3 Albi & it’s Episcopal City (75 kms)
… To start a nice day, take a good breakfast!
Head to the roads of the Gaillac vineyards with stops to discover its famous wines.
Arrival in the Red City ‘Albi’ and it’s Episcopal City (UNESCO)
Visit the Cathedral of St. Cecilia, the largest brick cathedral in the world.
… You’ll be spoiled of all the choices for your free lunch.
Enjoy some time to visit the city and the beautiful Toulouse-Lautrec museum
Back to Gaillac … maybe there are still things to be enjoyed!
… In the evening, you will discover the kitchen of a listed restaurant ‘Michelin Bib Gourmand’, with a large selection of wines
¤ Jour 4 Bastides (120 kms)
… Homemade Jams and croissants to start this beautiful day
Head to the oldest fortified village – port on the Tarn then Puycelsi, a fortified village on a promontory, were we will take our morning coffee break and then we will leave and arrive facing the Penne Castle defying the laws of balance.
… Free lunch in Cordes sur Ciel, medieval town perched high …
In the afternoon, you will discover the flavors of a whiskey from Tarn.
… Back to your peaceful accommodation before enjoying your dinner where the wines will be associated with your choice of dishes.
¤ Day 5 Land of Cocagne (150 kms)
… Some croissants or ‘chocolatines’ this morning!
Start to Rabastens and its hills before going to visit the Castella and its unique underground shelter. By chance, another Wine Domaine is on our road …
… The time has come to discover Nicolas’ cuisine, the ‘Echauguette’ dominating the ceramic clay valley.
Let’s take the back roads to Lautrec, city of ‘pink garlic’, in Graulhet we’ll discover the amazing history of leather
… Return to your accommodation, end of the stay and back to reality
> OPTION 6 days
¤ Day5 evening at Toulouse
Direction the ‘Pink City’ Toulouse for the last night!
In the late afternoon, you will discover your 3 * accommodation in the heart of Toulouse.
… Your taste buds will enjoy a dinner in this small restaurant with a remarkable kitchen facing the Victor Hugo market
¤ Day 6 Toulouse
.. breakfast from Toulouse
CityTour in a bus to best discover the city of the violet
… Free lunch with a large choice among the many establishments
Free visit to the heart of the city heart before choosing your visit, Augustins Museum, the Museum of Abattoirs (slaughterhouses), …
End of stay and possibility of airport transfer
> 3d/2n Vespa Guided Tour 3*, Prices (twin):
740 € /pilote
575 € /passenger
> 5d/4n Vespa Guided Tour 3*, Prices (twin):
1250 € /pilote
975 € /passenger
> 6d/5n Vespa Guided Tour 3* , Prices (twin):
1395 € /pilote
1115 € /passenger
– Nights in 3* charming accommodation and breakfast
– All the dinners during the stay
– Transfer to / from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
– guided tour (+ support)
– 1 Vespa per person
– Scheduled visits: Albi (Unesco), cath. St. Cecilia, Toulouse-Lautrec museum, typical village market, underground Castella, leather museum, Vineyard Domains and distillery …
… Conviviality and good mood
– Lunches, where everyone is free to choose
– Beverages during dinners at the restaurant
– All services not specified: drinks, personal expenses, etc …