Cycling Tour Dordogne

Cycling Tour Dordogne

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris? Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday before 31st December the preceding year an exclusive cycling day tour of Paris complete with an expert local guide. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights. This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines.

  • Prehistoric art at Lascaux and Les Eyzies
  • Medieval chateaux perched above the river
  • The pilgrimage site of Rocamadour
  • Canoeing on the Dordogne
  • Superb Perigordian cuisine
  • The fun of cycling in a group and making new friends!
  • Flexbile collection from local airport or train station & onward transfers
  • Quality Trek bicycles & helmets (if required)
  • Water bottles (to take home as souvenirs)
  • Detailed riding instructions and colour route maps
  • Charming 3* (occasionally 4*) auberges, inns and hotels
  • Gourmet dinners for all 6 nights of your holiday
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
  • 2 experienced bilingual guides with each tour
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites
  • An unforgettable experience!

Dordogne France Tour Dates 2021:

  • 4 - 10 July
  • 3 - 9 October

COVID Practices

COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
  • Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.


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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Transfer from Brive la Gaillard to our hotel in Aubas. A warm up ride takes us to Montignac then some time to relax or have a swim in the hotel pool before our group dinner.

Day 2

Visits to Perigord and cycle along the River Vezere to Saint-Leon. Farmhouse hotel stay tonight in the village of Meyrals, we enjoy a home cooked meal.

Cycling 47kms 

Day 3

Today we descend to the river Dordogne and enjoy a day of historical sites before following rolling backroads to one of the best preserved medieval centres in France, the town of Sarlat. Dinner and spend the night here.

Cycling 40-44kms

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. Opportunity to canoe to Dordogne today.

Cycling 36kms

Day 5

Leaving Sarlat today, we head upstream to the town of Souillac and enjoy lunch by the Romaneque Abbey-Church. Continue on to Lacave, then through the countryside to our stop for the night, Rocamadour.

Cycling 54kms

Day 6

Today we visit the Gouffre de Padirac 75m chasm that leads to a river 103m underground before a highlight visit to Carrenac (UNESCO listed). We make our way to Lacave for the evening and our last group dinner.

Cycling 47kms

Day 7

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

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Dordogne Map

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the group size for guided tours in France?

Group tours are great for making new friends and sharing an amazing experience. Tours in France have a maximum of 16 guests, a good size to ensure a level of personal service. Minimum 6 guests.

What if I want a break from riding?

We encourage all guests to join in and cycle with the group however there is a minibus travelling along with the group that is available for anyone at any point during the day. The bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish.

What is the weather like?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the weather however tour dates are selected to be optimal for cycling - not too hot and not too cold! Considering the region and the temperate climate, it would be unlucky to experience more than one wet day.

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