Le Havre to St Tropez
7 days, 1161 miles

 

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The Le Havre to Saint Tropez is a route we’ve dreamed of putting together for a long time now and finally, after months of hard work, it is at last ready. Unlike our ‘traditional’ roadbook tours, the aim was never to maximise the off-road ratio. Rather it was to offer a 50% mix of tracks and tarmac backroads that would allow you to cross deepest rural France, coast to coast in seven days, over a route perfectly adapted to a 4-stroke enduro bike. During those seven days you will see and experience the huge variety of terrain and scenery this magnificent country has to offer, from the sunken lanes of Normandie to the rocky mountain tracks of the South of France. In another departure from tradition, the route is navigated by preloaded GPS that gives you ‘bale out’ options for nearly every off-road section. This has the advantage of letting enduro bike riders dose the length of their days, while also opening up the trip to owners of big trail bikes, who can pick and choose their route as a function of their ability, their fitness levels and prevailing weather conditions. Seven long days in the saddle means this trip isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the sense of achievement when you finally roll into the surreal opulence of St Tropez, after days of seeing hardly another living soul, makes this both a unique adventure and a trip of a lifetime.

Priced at £1800, the Le Havre to Saint Tropez includes: 7 nights half-board accommodation in 2 / 3 star hotels, support vehicle with mechanic carrying your luggage, a sweep rider, loan of GPS and mounting kit, minibus transport from Saint Tropez to Marseille airport and transport of your bike from the UK to Le Havre and from Saint Tropez back to the UK. Hire bikes are available. Please don’t hesitate to ring us if you’d like to talk this trip over in more detail.

A typical Normandie trail. Shouldn't be too muddy in June, but you never know.......

 

As you head into central France the tracks start to dry out.

 

Road or track, the views are often spectacular.

 

There is nothing extreme in the route, but there are still plenty of challenging trails.

 

The tarmac roads are tiny and twisty and fun to ride on an enduro bike.

 

Plenty of picturesque villages, but not a shopping centre in sight.

 

Coming off the last mountains before the coast.

 

There's a real sense of achievement when you finally arrive in St Tropez.

 

 

 
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