Season: March 25 – October 31.
Fertile green valleys, castles and bastides, fortified villages, gently meandering rivers, lush pastures, wine, Walnuts, geese for foie gras and the warm southern sun – this is Dordogne!
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Cycling Style Holiday TypeOn Road, Touring
Activity Level Moderate
Self-guided Cycling Tour
Departure days: Every day
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
- Accommodation in ** and *** hotels all with swimming pool
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Half board: at least a 3-course evening meal (option)
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- Detailed route guidance
- Detailed travel material (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
- Bike rental (optional)
Arrival in the afternoon in Souillac
Once at your hotel you can take some time to
visit the Benedictine monastery from the 12th
century. See the remarkable abbey-church
with fine carvings, and a statue of the prophet
Isaiah, a masterpiece of the Romanesque art.
Overnight in a charming hotel.
Souillac – Salignac 30 km
Your first day riding is easy and follows
Valley with many visits but important: you
have plenty of time to spend in your
destination, the gardens of Eyrignac. Nice
castle to visit when you arrive in Salignac.
Salignac – Les Eyzies 47 km
A leisure ride today to St Genies, a typical
village and then nice impression from the
castle of Losse in the valley of the Vézère
River. Beautiful panorama along the way until
La Roque-St-Christophe, fantastic cliff with so
many cave points as Les-Eyzies – which is
wonderful place. In Les Eyzies de Tayac,
world prehistoric time center, discover the
well-known archaeological wealth and
Ride around Les Eyzies
A longer ride today, you will want to start
early to spend more time in Les Eyzies in
order to visit the grottos. Be sure to visit the
chateau village of Beynac perched up on a
cliff top as well.
Les Eyzies – Sarlat - Vitrac 34 km
The ride from Les Eyzies takes you through
Montignac where along the way is the famous
Lascaux and Lascaux II grottos. In Sarlat,
medieval town, you have a variety of sites and
great ambiance typical of the Perigord.
Around Vitrac 37 km
You can visit the grottos of Cougnac and then
you come to the Dordogne River Valley where
you start to discover many of the area
chateaux. You will have time to visit the
Chateau and fortified village of Domme
overlooking the river. La Roque Gageac is an
old river port pressed against the cliffside.
Tag Vitrac – Souillac 32 km
Returning now to the starting point, you will
follow the Dordogne River and along the way
pass the chateaux of Veyrignac and Fenelon.
Return to same hotel as first night with dinner
End of the trip
Departure after breakfast