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Along the river Drôme 4 days

A cycling holiday created especially for families
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme rivers and canals, countryside
380€

Information : Along the river Drôme 4 days

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Presentation

A cycling holiday created especially for families. It's great fun to follow the river and its affluents along minor country roads and paths with very little traffic. Far off the cliffs of the Vercors Nature Park add a touch of grandeur to the already provençal scenery
Thus from guest house to guest house, withample opportunities to take a dip here and there, you'll make your way to the romanesque city of Die, the mediaeval Tower of Crest and, after going through the Ramières Nature Reserve, your journey comes close to its end between the peach and cherry trees of the Rhône Valley.
 

You'll love

  • bathing in the turquoise waters of the river Drôme
  • the varied accommodation: inn, B+B in owners' house, small hotels
  • mediaeval Crest and Roman Die
  • narrow practically traffic-free roads that wind through the vineyards of the Diois

Program : Along the river Drôme 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Chabrillan

    Arrival in Chabrillan late afternoon.

    Dinner and night in hostelry in a restored farmhouse with its own pool.

  • D2 Down to the railway station in Livron, then continuing from Luc en Diois to St Roman

    Each of today's two stages is 15 km long. Total uphill 250m. Duration about 4 hours.
    First you leave your accommodation and go down to the Drôme River, using narrow country roads. You will go past the old railway station called Les Ramières where you can find information about the nature reserve of the same name. Then you go along the banks of the Drôme on a delightful shady path. There's a brief rise to the heights of Brézème and upper Livron, which is followed by the descent to the station at Livron.
    You get off at the station of Luc en Diois and here you are on the little roads of the Diois among the walnut trees and the vineyards with the impressive cliffs of the Glandasse mountain in the background.

    Possibility to do only one of the two stages. On request.

    Dinner and night in a welcoming guesthouse in the centre of the old village.

  • D3 From Saint Roman to Ponet et Saint Auban

    23 km with total uphill 200 metres - Level 2/5 - Duration about 3hrs
    The route is composed of earth tracks and small tarmacked roads. It follows the Bez, tributary of the Drôme, where you'll find pretty bathing spots on the way to Die.
    Don't miss the museum of history and archaeology in the town of Die.

    Dinner and night in a charming guesthouse in a small village.

  • D4 Taxi transfer to Saillans then ride from Saillans to Chabrillan

    A taxi will pick up you after breakfast to Saillans, where you can begin your ride safety.

     

    26,6km with total uphill 210 metres. Level 2/5. Duration about 3 hours15.
    The ride goes along peaceful little roads on the left bank of the Drôme.
    The Valley is wider here and there are various places you can bathe.
    Aouste is the first little village you come to, followed by the mediaeval city of Crest , which you cross from East to West. Highly recommended: visit to the Tour de Crest, the highest castle keep in Europe, spectacular!
    On the way out of Crest, you ride along narrow tarmacked roads. Then you will see the pretty village of Chabrillan perched on a rocky spur, its castle dominating the plain of the Val de Drome.

    Departure.

Tariffs high season

From July to August, no departure

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

In family room

Adult : 380 €
Junior (12-17)* : 340 €
Child (2-11)* : 245 €
Baby (0-1) : 40 €

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  440 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 440 €
Child (2 - 11) : 410 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

500 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

610 €

*Rates based on a room shared with two adults. Single-parent families, please contact us.

What's included

  • Holidays are half-board.
  • 2* Hotel and 3'épis' guest houses.
  • Detailed roadbook and maps.
  • Logistical and technical support.
  • Baggage transfer
  • Taxi Transfer

En option

  • Picnics for the whole trip from :
    • Adult or junior : 33 €
    • Child : 21 €
  • Bike rental from :
    • Bike for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 60 €
    • MTB for child (under 1m45) : 40 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 40 €
    • Child seat : 8 €
    • Electric power bike rental for adult or junior (from 1m45) : 100 €
  • Rental of GPS : from - €

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and rapatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Cycling from place to place, suitable for all the family
  • Daily stages between 13 and 30 km, from 1hrs30 to 4 hours cycling.
  • Daily total uphill: 100 - 370 metres
  • Altitudes from 700 to 100 metres
  • Paths and small country roads.
  • Cycles: suitable for country bikes.

Organisation

These outings are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We move youe luggage from lodging to lodging and your roadbook will guide you from beginning to end of your stay. We provide the logistical and technical support necessary.

These holidays are in 2 or 3 star/"épis" hotels or guest houses chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting.
N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

Accommodation is half-board. Picnics are extra; you may like to order these at reservation.

Access

By car

Highway A7 exit 16 Privas, La Voulte, Loriol, Crest - 10 km.

By air

Lyon St Exupéry Airport

By train

Crest railway station or Valence-Ville railway station. Then, by taxi or car to the accommodation in Chabrillan

Comments

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5.0
  • Super organisation, hébergements et repas exactement dans nos attentes. La découverte du Diois a été magique et nous pensons y revenir encore pour explorer encore plus de sentiers!!!

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