Getting HereDiscovering the Massif Central with Correze Cycling Holidays
The Correze region of France, is located in foothills to the west of the Massif Central Mountains, and is easily accessible by road from the A20 and A89 autoroutes, with local airports at Brive and Limoges
Chateauret is located approximately 25 minutes from Tulle the capital of Corrèze. Tulle is 20 minutes from the A20 motorway, junction 45, or 10 minutes from the A89 junctions 20 & 21.
Driving time from Calais via Rouen is approximately 9 hours (allowing petrol and rest stops).
GPS: N45 13. 483’ E001 55. 119’
We can send you driving directions to help you plan your route. We do encourage you to follow our directions from Tulle as GPS tends to take people a ‘more direct route’ which involves small single track twisty lanes and an extremely narrow ancient bridge, which adds a good 20 minutes on to the journey… local knowledge rules!
The SNCF from Paris Austerlitz to Brive la Gaillard takes approximately 4 hours. You can change at Brive for the local train to Tulle (approx 20 minutes) although we are happy to do a transfer from Brive (approx. 50minutes each way). Transfers from Tulle take approximately 25 minutes each way.
Flying to your Cycling Holiday is a preferred option for many of our guests. We offer transfers from Brive Dordogne Valley & Limoges airports, which are the closest airports to us.
Flying into Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse we recommend car hire as the easiest option for your onward journey, although there is a good direct train from Toulouse central station to Brive la Gaillarde from where we can organise transfers.
Brive - Dordogne Valley Airport
Approximate transfer time : 50 mins
Paris – 3 flights every weekday and 1 flight Sunday (Hop)
London Stanstead – Flights Tuesdays & Saturdays (Ryanair)
Approximate transfer time : 1hour 45mins
British Airways from London Gatwick
Flybe from: Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man & Dublin
Approximate travel time : 2 hours
British Airways from ……
Approximate travel time : 2hours 30 mins
Ryanair from: Edinburgh & Cork
Flybe from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Kirkwall, Leeds Bradford, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stornoway, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man & Dublin
Easyjet from from: Belfast, Bristol, Lasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton
Approximate travel time 2hours 30 mins
Easyjet from : Bristol & London Gatwick
Flybe from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Southampton, Guernsey & Jersey
Can’t find a flight from your local airport to any of the airports listed above? Many of our clients fly into Paris and then travel down to Brive la Gaillarde by train or fly to Brive/Dordogne valley airport from Orly.
Flying with your Bike to Correze
Many of our guests choose to bring their own bikes by plane – there’s nothing better than your own wheels!. Carriers charge around £50-£70 each way to transport bikes, which must be packed in a suitable container and there is usually a weight limit of around 30 kilos. Bike boxes come in all shapes and sizes and are also available for hire. If we are booked to collected you from the airport there is no need to worry – we will bring our Crewbus, which has space for 5 guests and their bike boxes and luggage.
Some guests have had their biked shipped to us which can be significantly cheaper – we are more than happy to take delivery of bikes up to 10 days in advance of your holiday, although you will still have to unpack them when you arrive…
If you want to hire a bike box, the Southern Bike Box Hire Company offer a 10% discount for Corrèze Cycling Clients. You can also check out Bike Box Hire Easy who offer a delivery service nationwide and will also give you a 10% discount to our guests.
The following article may be of use – although it was published in 2012, so be warned that the pricing may have increased since then – especially for Ryanair…https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2012/jul/31/airline-bike-friendly
See also the section below on ‘Shipping your Bike’
Travelling to Correze From USA and Canada
Travelling on your own in France doesn’t have to be scary. We will be happy to advise or help you reserve hotels in Paris and elswehere if you want to extend your trip and can recommend good places to visit. We can also advise on car hire. Driving in France is very easy (except in central Paris!) and you can often arrange to collect and drop off your car at different place
Travelling from the USA to Correze
Flying from the USA flights are cheapest from New York. The flights from NY and from LA are direct with no layovers. We recommend flying straight into Paris. We have found no price difference flying into other European cities.
Operators between NY and Paris include Norwegian, WOW, XL France, Air France, American Airways, Delta, United and British Airways
We recommend flying from Toronto or Montreal – most flights stop over at one of these locations anyway. We recommend flying straight into Paris. We have found no price difference flying into other European cities.
Operators between Canada and Paris include: WOW, Westjet, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air France , KLM
Shipping your Bike to France
A good alternative to risking your precious bike to the ‘care’ of the Airlines, is to ship your bike. There are now specialist operators who can arrange to collect and deliver your bike, for around the same price that you would pay an airline carrier, but with the benefit that you don’t have to lug a huge bike box around the airport – especially great if you have to transit across Paris. We recommend BagSOLO who also offer our clients a 10% discount off their rates if you book your holiday with us:
We recommend that British guests travel with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). These extend your National Health cover to European hospitals at no extra cost, and will be available and valid until March 2019.
Non EU travellers may need a visa – click the button below for more Schengen Area Visa details
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