Channel to Med Challenge – 9 days
- A faster version of our classic French ‘End to End’ taking you all the way from the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea, including a stop in in the incredible medieval city of Carcassonne
- Stunning scenery, plains, hills, picture postcard villages and even a Tour climb over Puy St Mary!
- If you can average 95 miles per day this is an unbeatable way to see some of the most beautiful areas of France.
A new take on Bike Adventures long-running holiday at a most delightful time of the year with an all new route. The holiday offers similar challenges to the UK ‘End to End’, but the weather is usually better, the total distance is slightly less.
The holiday starts with an overnight stay in Dover then the ferry crossing from Dover to Calais from where you start the journey south. Our route takes you through the pretty farming countryside of northern France and into Normandy, with its lush green countryside and distinctive timber framed houses.
After crossing the River Seine we cross the vast plains via Chartres and continue south through the magnificent chateau region of the Loire Valley. The scenery becomes increasingly dramatic as we head into the mountains of the Massif Central and around the Category 2 ‘Tour’ col of Puy St Mary. Our penultimate stop is the stunning medieval city of Carcassonne where we will stay within sight of the old city walls.
We continue through some spectacular scenery with the landscape becoming drier and rockier as we pass over the Black Mountains. We then drop down to the plains of southern France to arrive at the Mediterranean Sea in Cap D’Agde.
You return to the UK from the nearby airport of Beziers or, for a small supplement, we can arrange transport back to Carcassonne or Toulouse.
This is a superb challenge and our cycling holiday groups are always great fun. The trip includes a certificate for those that make it all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea, just to show you did it!!!
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