Cathar castles journey to

Montégur & Roquefixade

A day trip into the Cathar Country

Discover the pleasure of cycling in the mountains. The ascent will be absorbed by the electric assistance, and you will be able to benefit fully from the stunning 360° panorama offered to you from your driving seat. The castle of Montsegur, the high point of Catharism, awaits you on its rocky peak, which you will be able to enjoy climbing by bike!

Highlights :
  • Access to the Château de Montségur and Roquefixade
  • Journey through the wild and preserved landscapes of l’Ariège
  • High-end electric bikes for an original ride
  • Climb mountain pass Col de Montségur
  • Accompaniment by a professional guide
Departure: From April to October

4 person at a minimum

Schedule

Planning of the day :

Meeting point :
8h00 in front of the shop Cité2roues, 15 Allées Forain-François Verdier, 31000 Toulouse
08h15 Départure, 1h30 minibus drive to joint the start of the bike tour.

Morning :
25 km on peacefull road surronded by mountain, visit of  Roquefixade castel and village.

Noon :
Picnic / Tasting of local product

Afternoon :
20 km of e-bike ridding, climbing mountain pass de Montségur, access to château de Montségur. On the way down, we’ll stop by the village, end of the ride in Fougax et Barrineuf.

Back to Toulouse arround 18h30/19h

Cost and Departure

When:

From April to October

Cost:  Adult 105€/pers
               Children< 16 years old : 95€

Price Includes :

  • Supervision by a qualified cycling instructor
  • Transport by minibus to and from the meeting point
  • Hire of a high-end electric bike
  • Safety equipment
  • On-the-road support vehicle
  • A picnic lunch
  • Admission to Château de Montségur
  • A hot or cold drink before setting off

Price does not include:

  • Transport from your accommodation to the meeting and setting off point
  • Personal expenses
  • Generally speaking, anything not quoted in “Price Includes”

Payement :

  • Deposit : 30% while signing up.
  • Balance : due two weeks before the start of the tour.
Infos

Departure garantee with 4 person

Meeting point :

8h00 am in front of the shop Cité2roues, 15 Allées Forain-François Verdier, 31000 Toulouse
08h15 Départure, 1h30 minibus drive to joint the start of the bike tour.

Suitability:
All our tours require mastery of the fundamentals of cycling, “Balance, Propulsion, Braking”.
In general, our courses are designed for everyday participants. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist to ride with us, our instructors are there to guide you!

Level :Challenging
The departure takes place on a terrain of high elevation, in the Mountains, at high altitude. The roads and trails are uneven, with numerous potholes and obstacles. You are comfortable on your bike in all situations, so you can share a beautiful ride for several hours.

Terrain :
Mountain trail, using road and forest track. The ascent of the Col de la Croix des Morts is on a fortified forest track with some ruts and can become more or less loose in places depending on weather conditions. The rest of the ride takes place on a road with little traffic, which presents some hairpin turns around which one should take particular care on the descent.

Baggage :
The bikes are equipped with a pannier bag, allowing you to carry your personal belongings during the day.

Instructor:
A State-Qualified Cycling Instructor-Guide

Meals :
A picnic of local products is provided for the lunch break.
You can, of course, complement this meal as you wish by bringing additional food to suit your tastes.

Recommended equipment:

What to pack:

Remember: All our bicycles are equipped with a side pannier bag, in which you can store your belongings.

The VélOtrement will provide drinking bottles (designed for cycling)

  • Clothes: A comfortable outfit, a fleece jacket, a waterproof windbreaker (essential, even in summer the descents can feel very cold). A change of clothes (optional, for your comfort on the return by minibus)
  • Shoes: Closed-toe sneakers or trainers, (sandals, bare feet, high heels, or any other dress shoes are prohibited)
  • Small Items: Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, personal first aid

First Aid :
Your Guide will have a first aid kit.
Be sure to take all your personal medical prescriptions and advise your Guide.

Equipment made available

E-Bikes
We supply, top of the range e-bike, from the french brand « Moustache »

Rear Panier
Each bike will be equiped with a set of rear panier, ortlieb back Roller

Helmet
Each cyclist will be equiped with nice helmet, Abus, Hyban

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