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Département du Tarn

Le Garric, Occitanie Altitude : 170m
1 Road cycling centre

Centre disciplines

Cycling (road) Para cycling (road)


The “Cap'Découverte” Park is a 600 hectare domain located near Albi, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. One hour from Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France. These grounds have been established for twenty years, in the heart of a once used open-cast mine, which has now become a natural leisure area. The reconversion of the site gave birth to a unique place, accessible to athletes with disabilities and offers a multitude of facilities and equipment, thus giving a multitude of options in function of your demands:

  • - A vast natural area, traversed by tracks for : hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding.
  • - A gym, giving the possibility of training for athletes.
  • - Several sporting grounds.
  • - A hotel, three restaurants and a campsite.
  • - Rooms that can accommodate for conferences and seminars
  • - A theater, dedicated to major events and culture
  • - A leisure park accessible by chairlift with a lake and beach, and many more aquatic activities.
  • The area is forbidden to motorized vehicles, thus preserving the natural spaces, the tranquility of the site and its visitors.
Both original and authentic, this one of a kind facility can accompany you in any project, especially any sport training program.

Special features

Cap’Découverte offers an “all in one” stay. Without having to move, you will find :

  • A hotel and its restaurant
  • A gym
  • A spa
  • Leisure activities
  • Cycling routes and tracks
  • A lake and a beach
  • Multiple training courses

All at access in a splendid natural reserve of 600 hectares

Known for

Cap’Découverte hosts regional and national cycling competitions every year, as well as major events :

  • The “Tour de France” in 2003, with a time attack
  • La Route d’Occitanie”, start of stage 1 in 2018, arrival of stage 2 in 2020
  • Beyond cycling, the site has hosted various other sport competitions :
  • National cross country and triathlon competition
  • Regional championships in mountain biking, water rescue, water polo, football
  • Finally, national and regional teams choose  Cap’Découverte to organize preparation courses : athletics, gymnastics, equestrian endurance, team sports, triathlon

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Standard competition wheelchairs provided Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna Personal security service Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service On-site accomodation

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