The Gorges de L’Aveyron and surrounding countryside is idyllic cycling country. With quiet or almost deserted roads leading to breathtaking views, beautiful medieval villages and excellent local restaurants. The Tour de France regularly passes through our region, and for good reason. We are blessed with some of the best road and gravel routes in France. Although the area is becoming more and more well known for cycle tourism, it is still a relatively well kept secret, meaning quieter roads, lower prices and beautiful unspoilt landscapes. Come and explore!
A Le Camp cycling holiday combines the best of all worlds, a fantastic location for cycling for all abilities and interests; bring your own or hire one of our Canyon gravel bikes and get to stay at a unique and beautiful destination. We are able to cater for parties of all sizes, from couples to families to organised groups and we only charge for the accommodation and cycle hire which makes a Le Camp cycling holiday extremely good value.
Sleep in our of our luxury safari tents, cool down in our spectacular 20 metre natural swimming pool. Cook, BBQ and enjoy local wines in our Summer kitchen and shaded seating area, all the while surrounded by trees, wildlife, our friendly pets and like minded people. Le Camp’s ethos is all around sustainability and we encourage guests to live in harmony with our natural environment, which is not only good for the planet, but good for the soul.
Unlike smaller highly specialised tour providers, Le Camp can sleep up to 30 adults or a group of 40 (maximum capacity with a mix of adults and children). Meaning you can either join us as a big group of serious cyclists, or as families with mixed interests and abilities. One parent can go out exploring all day on their bike, while the rest of the family enjoy an unforgettable outdoor holiday at a five star luxury glamping retreat.
While we are able to arrange caterers and professional cycling guides on request, at Le Camp you have the opportunity to enjoy your cycling holiday your way. We provide the accommodation, facilities, advice, and can arrange bike hire, but you have the freedom to set your own schedules while benefiting from being located in the centre of fantastic cycling countryside. If you have any trouble during your ride we are only a phone call away and can “rescue” you in the Land Rover if needed.
We visited Le Camp for six nights in mid June. As two people in our early 30s we were looking forward to leaving city life behind us and getting back to nature for a week, whilst still having a touch of luxury at hand. We were more than impressed with our stay! We stayed in one of the spacious Safari Tents. The quality of the tent, furniture and bedding was extremely high.
Nigel is a keen cyclist and having lived here since 2016, the team now know our spectacular local area like the back of their hands. We can advise riders on route planning and have prepared routes for you to follow, varying in difficulty, length and theme. Taking in some of the best roads and scenery, there is always a bar, cafe or restaurant to enjoy along the way. selection of cycling routes, advice and gratuitous bike shots can be found on Nigel’s instagram account.
Le Camp is a specialist provider in luxury outdoor holidays, or glamping if you wish. If you are bringing your own bikes and self catering, we do not charge any extra for our cycling routes, advice and support. You will only be charged you for the accommodation you book. Accommodation costs vary depending upon the time of year and the tent chosen. By pricing our cycling holidays in this way we feel that we offer exceptional value for guests who seek adventure on their own terms. As a guest at Le Camp you and your family will benefit from all the facilities and services that we offer including our beautiful natural swimming pool which provides the perfect place to relax and cool down after a day’s ride.
Local bike hire prices vary considerably depending on the quality of kit you prefer. From excellent value mountain bikes from 12 euros per day, to top end specialist gravel bikes. There is a bike and price to suit all needs and budgets.
May, June and September are the perfect months for cycling here in South West France. The weather is usually excellent and you can benefit from all the sights and activities in our local area outside of the main tourist season. During July and August, it is still possible to get out on two wheels but prepare for hotter riding conditions and stick to the mornings and evenings.
If you have any questions or are ready to book your adventure, get in touch today. If you book online though our booking widget, please include a note asking us to get in touch to discuss the cycling element of your holiday.
To celebrate the launch of our new bilingual website, we are offering a 5% discount to guests paying in full by 31/01
Samburu and Maasai Mara tents upgraded to magnificent safari lodges
Le Camp listed in The Times Travel feature “The 50 best holidays in France for 2020” under “Family Trips”.