Cycling Holidays in the Dordogne

 


 

In southwest France sits the Dordogne region, low lying between the Loire and the majestic Pyrenees mountains. 
Our cycling holidays in the Dordogne take you along wide snaking rivers, through the province of Quercy - the land that time forgot. You’ll visit the astounding vertical city of Rocamadour and the black Perigord with its beautiful landscape.
Cycle through this unspoilt land passing the deeply embanked Dordogne and Vézère rivers, and past the numerous châteaux that mark this historical route.

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £780pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

Single room supplement - £195

Single Traveller supplement - £150

Half Board Supplement - £180

Bike hire - £125

E-bike hire - £205

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Souillac - from £55/£75

Transfers

Return Transfers (min. 2 people, max 8 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Bordeaux Airport-Souillac - on request

Trip Code

BIKELVT04

 

Rob's Highlights

  • History of Souillac 

  • The Dordogne River

  • The Causse du Quercy 

  • Fotified town of Domme

  • Lascaux Grottos

  • Local produce of the area

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Souillac

Explore by foot the architectural heritage of this city, and  visit the Benedictine Monastery and Abbey, which were built in the XIIth century by St Eloi.
 

Day 2: Souillac - Rocamadour (21 km / 13 miles or 28 km / 17 miles)

For your first stage today, cross over the Dordogne river and its astonishing landscapes to reach Rocamadour, which used to be one of the most famous Christian Occident pilgrimages. This astonishing village has been built on a rock offering a fantastic view over the valley. Don’t forget to take the short walk to the Belvederes.

Day 3: Rocamadour - Gourdon (33 km / 20 miles) 

A ride through forest and hills of The Causse du Quercy nature reserve, an area of contrasts where limestone of the Causse gives way to the fertile soils of the valleys. In Gourdon, discover French treasures, such as foie gras and the famous black diamond truffle mushroom. Relax and enjoy all the delicious local produce and discover the rural French way of life.

Day 4: Gourdon - La Roque Gageac (26 km - 16 miles)

Return to the Dordogne Valley to discover to beautiful fortified town of Domme, overlooking the river. This village is recognised as one of the most beautiful in France and offers a wonderful view over the valley and its feudal architecture. Stop in La Roque Gageac, an ancient river harbour clinging to the cliff. This is another beautiful village, where the Dordogne River gives the rhythm of life a charming atmosphere.

Day 5: La Roque Gageac - Les Eyzies (30 km / 18 miles or 54 km / 33 miles)

A magical stage in your journey. Along the meanderings of the Dordogne River to Beynac, perched on his rock and the Château des Milandes where Josephine Baker lived and left her mark. Continue along the Dordogne River, through the typically French villages to reach the cliffside historical settlement of Les Eyzies. 

Day 6: Les Eyzies - Sarlat (26 km / 16 miles or 54 km / 33 miles)

From Les Eyzies, known as the The Prehistory Capital, cycle through the beautiful landscape until Montignac. Here you can visit the well-known Lascaux grottos, one of the most important sites of prehistory, and its numerous neolithic cave paintings.  Travel through the Sarladais country to the famous medieval town of Sarlat. This city is well known by gourmets everywhere for its delicious local products, such as duck foie gras, truffle mushroom and the market where you can smell, taste and discover all these delicacies.

Day 7: Sarlat - Souillac (31 km / 19 miles)

A days ride along a former railway track transformed into long and very pleasant cycling path. Then head back to Souillac along the banks of the Dordogne River, overlooked by the 15th century Chateau de Fenelon, covered with Lauzes - stone roofing, and settled in peaceful green scenery.

Day 8: Souillac 

Departure after breakfast.
 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 6 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Ferries and admissions to museums

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 6 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Ferries and admissions to museums

Testimonial 

This is a wonderful week of beautiful scenery,quiet country roads,lovely hotels and great food. - Annabel

 

 

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