Unique bike adventure in Dordogne – France
Unique bike adventure in Dordogne starting in St Emilion, World Heritage site.
A perfect pairing: Bordeaux’s renowned viticulture and the Dordogne’s colourful history – Dordogne itself paints a perfect backdrop for a cycling vacation! Gaze in wonder at this magical land of caves, rivers, and prehistoric creations on the Dordogne Bike Tour.
Discover one of France’s most beautiful and unspoilt regions, the name Dordogne, is equivalent to famous cave paintings, remarkable chateaux, delicious food, rolling green countryside, and historic villages!
All that makes Dordogne famous is available in this trip! 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.
Discover these landscapes on two wheels.
Dordogne biking Highlights
- Visiting the town of St. Emilion with its monolithic church, beautiful views and great little shops
- Pedal past world-famous Bordeaux Grand Cru vineyards
Couple and small friends group – have a look at Self guided Dordogne
Discover this World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The Romans planted vineyards in what was to become St Emilion as early as the 2nd century AD. The town was named after the monk Emilion, a travelling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock there in the 8th century. It was the monks who followed him that started up the commercial wine production in the area. Take some time to explore this charming town and visit the Tour du Roy which dates from 1237.Welcome dinner at hotel Chateau Franc Maine
Loop in Entre-Deux-Mers
After the ruined Benedctine abbey of La sauve Majeure , founded in 1079, was really important stop for pilgrims en route to Spain Santiago de Compostela. Continue to Sauveterre on the bike path where is planned to have lunch. Back to St Emilion
Wine tasting at chateaux and dinner at Restaurant L'Huitrier Pie
Total Distance 50km/31,2miles
Total Distance 65km/40,6miles
Belves & Cadouin
First nice stop can be Belves, for a coffee, in Places des Armes, the town is encircled by ramparts on a promontory above the valley and bristling with seven towers.
The lunch stop is planned in Cadouin, charming village with abbey- it was famous pilgrimage, also Richard the Lionheart! Back to the saddle and from Lalinde you will ride in a beautiful road inside forest that brings to hotel. Free dinner in Bergerac
Total Distance 59km/36,8miles
Tremolat & Les Eyzies de Tayac
Fro les Ezies transfer to Sarlat capital of Perigord noir-and beautiful medieval small town. If someone want to ride there is a quiet and small road – other 20 km Dinner La Cou Levrine
Total Distance 50km/31,2miles
Domme, Vitrac & jardin
Total Distance 66 km/41,2miles
Arrivederci - Au Revoir
Château Les Merles - BergeracCharming XVIII Château Les Merles Recently renovated design rooms and suites with all modern comfort. Situated in the in the heart of Bergerac vineyards and forests on the hills of the Dordogne river, Château les Merles offers a challenging 9-hole golf course with driving range and putting green, swimming pool, tennis court and wellness center. Gastronomique restaurant
Plaza Madeleine - SarlatThe 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.
Chateau Franc Mayne - St EmilionLe Relais Franc Mayne is in a 17 acre vineyard, half a kilometer from the medieval village of St. Emilion on the ancient Gallo-Roman path Rooms are uniquely decorated, feature a view of the vineyard, the surrounding park or the inner courtyard of the Castle. Stylish dining room on the terrace and bio - pool !
Price & Inclusions
Cost: Euro 3750 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 650
Six nights in superior hotels with private bath and breakfast
Six dinners & one wine tastings
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Support Van, all transfer baggage
Services of experienced guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Airfare to Italy, train to Brive, lunches, beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.
Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike euro 180
Road bike, E-Bike, Gravel euro 250