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Dordogne by Bike: Castles, Prehistoric, River Valleys and the Capital of Perigord

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  • 6 days, 5 nights, 5 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to October
  • Bergerac (France) to La Roque-Gageac (France)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • 6 days, 5 nights, 5 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to October
  • Bergerac (France) to La Roque-Gageac (France)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Touring or Hybrid BikeThe route is almost entirely on a greenway (gravel track).
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm. We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the Dordogne by bike trip

Discover the magnificent Dordogne region by bike, 6 wonderful days traveling through its valleys and discovering its natural and gastronomic diversity with every pedal stroke.

You will be able to visit some of the most famous vineyards and castles in the typical villages of the area, which you will ride through during this experience. In addition, you will cross valleys such as the Valley of Man, where you can discover some of the cave paintings found in its prehistoric sites and move with the bike through ancient troglodyte villages.

An incredible experience that will take you back in time!

You will ride along the banks of the river and have the opportunity to do some different activities, such as a canoe trip, before visiting various medieval fortifications, such as Sarlat or Montignac.

Day 1: Arrival at Bergerac

Today, after your arrival, this adventure will begin in the medieval town of Bergerac.

We hope you will have time to stroll around the city, on the banks of the Dordogne River, and discover the most special corners of its streets that are so dear to its inhabitants.

Day 2: Monbazillac 33km

Today you will arrive in the town of Monbazillac, where you can visit its beautiful 16th century castle, known to be part of its most important heritage and also classified as a historical monument.

We recommend a leisurely visit to the town and a glass of its white wine, appellation of origin and specialty of the house.

Day 3: Bergerac – Le Bugue 52km

Today you will pedal leisurely along an old greenway, along the river, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the boats and the surrounding nature.

You will cross the famous Valley of Man and its 15 prehistoric sites, which are part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Today’s stage will take you to Le Bugue, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the town or enjoy shopping for local produce at the market (depending on the day of the visit).

Day 4: Le Bugue – Montignac 38km

Today, after breakfast you will leave for Montignac, where you can visit one of its beautiful and intriguing caves and caverns to discover the ancient cave paintings.

The Lascaux Cave, without a doubt a different option that will take you back in time!

On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the prehistoric capital of the world, Les Eyzies. We hope you will have time to visit the National Museum of prehistory.

Today you will rest in Montignac, bed and breakfast.

Day 5: Montignac – Sarlat 43km

Today, after breakfast, you will leave Montignac behind to cycle gently along some country roads, until you reach Sarlat. On the way, we recommend you to make some stops, to discover the gardens of Eyrignac and take some pictures – a nice visit to these well-kept gardens!

Upon arrival in Sarlat, give yourself some time to get to know this pretty town, and the spectacle that all its heritage offers, both historical and artistic as well as gastronomic, as it hosts one of the most important traditional markets in the area.

Day 6: Roque-Gageac 43km

Today, you will arrive at your destination late in the afternoon, to put an end to this wonderful cycling adventure in Dordogne.

We hope you enjoyed cycling through the Dordogne and getting to know France!

Price includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations (1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Tracks in digital format and GPS
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Telephone assistance 09:00 – 18:00

 

Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (consult)
  • Lunches and dinners (please consult)
  • Extra nights in hotel (please consult)
  • Travel insurance or cancellation (consult)
  • Accompanying guide (please consult)

What is it like to do the Dordogne by bike trip

  • Valle del Hombre and its beautiful surroundings
  • Beautiful vineyards and surrounding towns
  • Wonderful towns such as Le Bugue
  • National Museum of prehistory
  • Caves and caverns full of cave paintings
  • Dordogne river

Usual accommodations
The hotels for this trip have been selected to provide maximum comfort to the cyclists.

For this particular trip, we have 2-3 star hotels.

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Dordoña, Francia
From750€675€
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