Arrive at campsite and meet your fellow tour members and Club Tour Escorts. Walk to a nearby restaurant for a welcome evening dinner with a drink. 3 nights at campsite in Saint-Émilion.
Coach excursion to board the 'Train de Guitres' for a steam train ride to Moulin de Charlot in the morning. You will then have free time in Bordeaux in the afternoon, where you can have lunch (payable locally) and explore at your own pace this beautiful city.
A day at leisure to enjoy the delightful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saint-Émilion or take a wine tour in the local area.
Drive to Argelès-Gazost in the Pyrenees (195 miles). 4 nights at campsite in Argelès-Gazost.
Enjoy a day at leisure with the opportunity to visit the nearby pilgrimage site of Lourdes.
Coach transfer to Fabrèges where you will take the cable car up to 'Le Petit Train' to make a spectacular ride on the highest train route through the Pyrenees to Lac d'Artouste. Return to the campsite by coach via the Col d'Aubisque and Col du Solour. There will be an evening group dinner in the onsite restaurant.
Day at leisure to take in the region’s spectacular landscape and scenery, or simply relax on site. Hikers will rejoice with numerous trails around, including the GR10 from Pont d’Espagne at the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, near Cauterets, with waterfalls and lakes throughout the valley. You’re also close to famous peaks and cols such as ‘Pic du Midi’ and ‘Col du Tourmalet’.
Travel further into the Pyrenees towards Andorra and cross the border into Spain to Puigcerdà. 4 nights at campsite in Puigcerdà (175 miles).
Days 9 - 10
Two days at leisure to explore Andorra and the Catalan Pyrenees.
A coach excursion to a mountain train that will take you to Vall de Núria, where you will have a guided tour and lunch, followed by free time for walking or taking a cable car should you wish to go higher (payable locally).
Drive back into France and towards the Mediterranean coast to Canet-en-Roussillon (70 miles). 4 nights at campsite in Canet-en-Rousillon.
A day at leisure to discover the Vermeil Coast and the colourful artists' town of Collioure.
Today’s train journey will take you through the Cathar country, with a coach taking you to Rivesaltes to board the ‘Train Rouge'. You will make a stop for a visit of the Puilaurens castle and lunch, then continue on the train through the Aude canyon before returning to the campsite by coach.
A day at leisure to relax onsite or at one of the local beaches.
Travel through the Languedoc region to Millau situated at the heart of the Grands Causses Regional Natural Park in the Aveyron department (135 miles). 4 nights at campsite in Millau.
A day at leisure to admire the scenery of the Tarn canyon and perhaps learn more about the construction of the Millau viaduct?
Pedal power will be required for today’s rail journey as you "cycle" on the tracks of the 'Vélorail du Larzac' for a couple of hours. Then it will be on to Roquefort by coach, for a lunch and visit of the cellars of the famous French equivalent to Stilton blue cheese.
Enjoy another day’s rest in the Aveyron.
The last drive of the tour takes you towards Clermont-Ferrand in central France and the Auvergne region (155 miles). 3 nights at campsite in Ambert.
Walk from the campsite to the train station to enjoy the beautiful views over the landscape of the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park from the panoramic coaches of a touristic train. You will stop in La Chaise-Dieu for a visit of the abbey and three-course lunch with a drink before catching the train back to Ambert and walk back to the site.
Day at leisure to relax onsite or explore the area further. Evening coach trip to a nearby restaurant for a three-course farewell meal with drinks.
End of tour arrangements. Your Tour Specialist can recommend and book other sites for your return journey.
Approximate tour milage: 730 miles.
Driving rating: AMBER. This tour has some long drives and/or sometimes the roads will not be well maintained.
Mobility rating: MODERATE: Will include sections of walking on uneven terrain such as cobblestones, walking up steps, getting on and off coaches and trains.