The Dordogne

 


 

Escape along the sumptuous rivers to discover the Quercy, its way of life, the fabulous vertical city of Rocamadour and the black Perigord with its beautiful landscape. Not much has changed since before people settled in the region.Travel through this unspoilt land passing the deeply embanked Dordogne and Vézère rivers and past their numerous châteaux that mark out 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 - £780

(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. Possibility to visit the Benedictine Monastery which was built in the XIIth century by St Eloi and his sumptuous abbey.

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

For you 1st bike stage, cross over the Dordogne river and its astonishing landscapes to reach Rocamadour which used to be one of the most famous Christian Occident pilgrim. This astonishing village has been built on a rock which offers you a view over the valley just fantastic. Do not miss to have a short walk to the Belvederes.

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

A run through forest and hills in the Nature reserve called "The Causse du Quercy". An area of constrastes 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 black diamond ‘truffle’ mushroom: taste and enjoy all the delicious local produce and discover the French way of life.

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

Come back to the Dordogne Valley to discover to beautiful fortified town: Domme, overlooking the river. This village classified as one of the most beautiful village of France will offer you a wonderful view over the valley and numerous testimonies of its feudal architecture. Stop in La Roque Gageac, ancient river harbour pressed to the cliff: another beautiful village classified where the Dordogne river gives the rhythm of life and a charming atmosphere.

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

A magic stage along the loops of Dordogne River to discover Beynac perched on his rock and the château des Milandes where Josephine Baker lived and left her mark. Continue along the Dordogne river via typical small villages to reach Les Eyzies, a village built on a cliff with numerous prehistorical testimonies.

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

From Les Eyzies, nicknamed "The Prehistory capital", on the long version of this stage you will enjoy the beautiful landscape until Montignac for visiting the well-known Lascaux grottos which is one of the most important prehistorical site thanks to its numerous prehistorical paintings and caves. Incursion in the Sarladais country to join the famous medieval town of Sarlat. This city is also well known by gourmets for its delicious local products, such as ducks ‘foie gras’, truffles mushroom and its market where you can smell, taste and discover all these treasures.

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

A day ride on a former railway track transformed in long and very pleasant cycling path. Way back to Souillac along the banks of the Dordogne river overlooked by the Chateaux de Fenelon, a chateau from the 15th century covered with Lauzes (stone roofing) settled in green scenery and quiet place.

Day 8: Souillac 

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

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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