The Tour de France is passing very close to our base on the 15th July, so it's the perfect time to book a cycling holiday with us. Rooms will be in high demand so don't wait too long!
The full route for the Tour de France hasn’t been released yet, but stage 14 on the 15th July from Blagnac (Toulouse) to Rodez will pass very close to us. If we’re lucky it might even come through St Antonin like it did last year. Whatever they decide it’ll be a short ride or walk from our HQ out to watch the action.
When the route is confirmed, we’ll work out a programme for the day. You can extend either side of the 15th for a self-guided, GPS based cycling holiday, or if you come as a group of 6 or more (10 maximum) you can book the whole place out and we’ll put a custom programme together for you. If possible we’ll figure out routes which take you along the same roads as the race, but of course with the benefit of closed roads they sometimes use routes which have too much traffic for enjoyable cycling. Whatever the tour route, there’s endless great cycling in this part of France.
The terrain around St Antonin is hilly but not severe with plenty of quiet valley roads. Even in peak season there’s very little traffic. A typical ride would be between 50 and 60 miles with a moderate amount of climbing, but this can be adjusted to suit your preferences. The scenery varies from spectacular gorges and oak forests to rolling vineyards. We’re especially well served by restaurants strategically placed for lunch stops which we’ll book for you, and we can do themed days based around food, wine or history.
St Antonin itself has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you occupied in the evening, and there are loads of outdoor activities available if you fancy a day off the bike. Mid-July is peak season for us, and with the Tour de France passing through there won’t be a room available for miles around. Our advice is to get in quick while you still can.