The best of Dordogne, France best bike trip

Cyclists consider Dordogne one of the nicest places to ride because it provides a lovely combination of natural beauty, with the Dordogne River running right through the town, and ancient history virtually untouched by the hand of time. There are many reasons why Dordogne should be on any cyclist’s to-do list!

Dordogne is equivalent to famous cave paintings, remarkable chateaux, delicious food, rolling green countryside, and historic villages and –

NOTE this trip is rated easy to moderate: any leisure biker can face this bike tour.
Cycle over undulating hills and along riverbanks, be spellbound from cliff-side villages, dine in terrific surroundings, indulge in the flavors of Périgord noir cuisine: foie gras and truffles.

Highlights

  • Gaze in wonder at this magical land of caves, rivers, and prehistoric creations
  • Bastide town of Domme, La Roque-Gageac, built flat against the cliffside overlooking the Dordogne, and with original troglodyte dwellings.
  • Overnight at medieval town of Sarlat – best explored in the evening, when the beautiful “lauze” stone roofs and tiny cobblestoned streets are lit up beautifully
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Arrive in Bergerac

Bergerac: a large town with good rail access and services. This is your getaway into the famous Black Perigord. The historic city is very picturesque and offers visits including the Maison des Vins. Settle at your charming hotel. Orientation & bike set-up at your hotel: our local guide will meet you at your hotel and adjust your bike so you feel comfortable riding.
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Le Cingle de Tremolat

Bike tour The Cingle de Tremolat Distance : 49 Km (30 mi). Departure from your hotel at south east of Bergerac. A fairly challenging ride, it involves some hilly terrain up to the viewpoint of Les Cingles de Tremolat. The ride will take you along a scenic route to St Sauveur and through the surrounding forests.
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Les Eyzies de Tayac

Le Bugue - Font de Gaume - Les Eyzies de Tayac Distance : 45 Km (28 mi). Your ride today will take you to Les Eyzies, capital of prehistory, where Cro Magnon was discovered. Starting out easy you come to Audrix, down to Le Bugue & Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then on to Les Eyzies. Font de Gaume is a cave that houses a collection of prehistoric cave paintings.
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Saint Leon sur Vezere - Lascaux II

Loop bike trip from Les Eyzies de Tayac to Saint Leon sur Vezere - Lascaux II Distance: 53 Km (33 mi). Here is an opportunity to visit a famous grottos in the region: Lascaux II. The original Lascaux is not open to the public anymore but version II is an exact replica. Located just near to the town of Montignac. Pass through St Leon sur Vezere and numerous small villages.
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Sarlat

Bike tour from Les Eyzies de Tayac to Chateau de Puymartin and Sarlat Distance: 23 Km (14 mi). Your destination has plenty to offer, this town with its cobbled streets, old roofs, and warm stone walls give an exceptional heritage. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin.
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La Roque Gageac

Bike ride through scenic villages such as la Roque Gageac, Beynac Distance: 38 Km (24 mi). La Roque Gageac has the title of 'one of the most beautiful villages' of France! Built at the foot of a cliff, right along the river, don't miss its Exotic gardens and the troglodyte fort. Just 3 miles away is Beynac, boasting an imposing castle once besieged by Richard the Lion Hart.
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Couze Valley

Couze Valley- Distance: 53 Km (33 mi). Your last ride will take you to Bergerac through beautiful forests over the Dordogne valley. Then you will join the charming Couze valley, with many mills and pure waters. You will discover the Castle of Bannes, a marvel of medieval architecture, perched on its rocky outcrop. Last miles along the Dordogne river.
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Departure from Bergerac

Departure from Bergerac: You can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure by train for Paris via Bordeaux or other destination.
Plaza Madeleine - Sarlat
The hotel Plaza Madeleine is located in the heart of Sarlat with direct access to the medieval city. Contemporary, opulent decor, relaxed atmosphere, quality of services, is our first choice: it was completely renovated and redesigned. For your enjoyment, hotel now has a heated pool, a wellness center.
La Metairie - Tremolat
In the heart of the Périgord, in the wilds, La Métairie will appeal to you, with its rural and stylish side at the same time.
You will find a smiling landscape, a refined gastronomy, personalized rooms and a gentle way of life.
Les Glycines - Les Eyzies de Tayac
Hotel Les Glycines: a delightful lush park featuring weeping willows, ros trees, poplars and, next to a swimming pool, a few palm trees. A splendid terrace overlooks this enchanting building. Spacious rooms ensuring a peaceful stay, nestled in the 19 th century building, with its sober and elegant façade.
Hotel Clement V - Belves
In the heart of Belvès, medieval city, this former grocery shop has been transformed into the charming hotel Clement V. Owners’ goal was to give the whole a “home sweethome” intimate atmosphere, the harmony of the antique furniture combined with the quality of thematerials and fabrics and bedrooms are spacious. Beauty and calm in the heart of all major sites, castles and bastides.

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 1650 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 490

Inclusions
Seven nights in excellent four & three-star hotels
Seven breakfasts
Three gourmet dinners
Delivery bike at first hotel and professional bike fitting
Route notes, maps, elevation gain and city map
Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
All Baggage transfers
Technical and emergency support available
Drop Off bikes and gear in Bergerac
Keepsake Cicloposse water bottle
Sales tax

Bike Rental
Hybrid bike euro 110
Race bike euro 210
E-bike euro 210

Daily Mileage
20-25 miles on gently rolling terrain.

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