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Cycling Tour Dordogne

Style:Group Difficulty: Medium Length:7 days

Discover this fascinating region of France on our Cycling Tour Dordogne whilst marvelling at the beauty of hilltop castles and underground caves, between tastings of world class wines and cuisine, and even a canoe along the Dordogne river itself.  The Cycle Tour Dordogne is a moderate level tour that has become one of our most popular French cycling tours, and for good reason!  The region of Dordogne has a lot to say not only about the long and chequered history of France, but also about the geography of Europe and how the continent was formed and shaped.

Cycling Tour Dordogne 2017: 28 May, 16 July, 20 Aug, 24 Sept

Tour Highlights

  1. Prehistoric art at Lascaux and Les Eyzies

  2. Medieval châteaux perched above the river

  3. The pilgrimage site of Rocamadour

  4. Canoeing on the Dordogne

  5. Superb Périgordian cuisine

  6. The fun of cycling in a group and making new friends!

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1
Transfer from Brive la Gaillard and our hotel in Meyronne overlooking the Dordogne river. An optional warm up ride or swim in the hotel pool before our group dinner.

Day 2
A highlight visit to Carrenac (UNESCO listed), lunch by a spectacular waterfall, a stop at the beautiful village of Autoire before reaching our stop for the night at Rocamadour, an stunning village on the banks of River Alzou. Cycling distance: 54kms

Day 3
Another day of cycling alongside the flowing Dordogne, and an optional canoe paddle, before reaching Sarlat-le-Caneda, an amazing medieval town . Cycling distance 52kms

Day 4
No need to pack as we do a loop ride today coming back to Sarlat. We visit the local weekly market, and the villages of Beynac & Roque Gageac, before a group dinner in the heart of the medieval town. Cycling distance 42kms

Day 5
A morning climb is rewarded with incredible views, a historic village and fortress visit and a thrilling descent. We are staying in an amazingly converted farmstead in the pretty village Saint-Cyprien. A pool swim, a cool drink and a special home cooked feast awaits. Cycling distance 48kms

Day 6
Today we visit the pre-historic caves of Lascaux II, a tour highlight. We make our way to Coly for the evening and our last group dinner.

Day 7
After breakfast, exchange emails and farewells before transfer & your onward journey.

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