Family cycling tour in Dordogne
Season: March – November.
This tour, specially created with short itineraries from 32 to 47 km per day, is ideal for families. Fertile Green Valley’s, castles and bastides, fortified villages, gently meandering river’s, lush pastures, wines, walnuts, geese for foie gras and the warm southern sun – this is Dordogne!
*Base price for a double room in low season. Please ask for a detailed offer down in “BOOK NOW”.
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Cycling Style Holiday TypeOn Road, Touring
Activity Level Easy
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 4-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. Dinner included and night in a charming 3 star hotel.
Souillac – Saint Sozy 22 km
Along the river Dordogne, you can admire the castles of la Treyne and Belcastel, visit the famous « grottes de Lacave », and discover charming villages.
Saint Sozy - Carennac 22 km
This easy trip along the riverside of Dordogne will drive you up to the brown roofs of Carennac, considered among the most beautiful villages of France.
Around Carennac (20 to 30 km)
The valley of the river Dordogne in Quercy shows many different landscapes and richness of patrimony: Castles of Castelnau and Montal, Grottes of Presque considered by Prince Henri d’Orleans as « the jewel in Europe’s crown », and picturesque villages of Autoire and Saint Céré.
Carennac - Rocamadour 30 km
After leaving the valley, you can enter in the very heart of the earth : the gouffre de Padirac. The visit is particularly interesting. Then you will cycle among the Natural Parc of Causses du Quercy towards the marvellous site of Rocamadour. Do not miss the free flight show of birds of prey on the eagles rocks.
Around Rocamadour (20 to 30 km)
Rocamadour, the second site the most visited in France, is opening to you the gate of its religious city. From here, you can also go and discover the Causse Quercynois and its capital Gramat.
Rocamadour – Souillac 27 km
You will cycle among the valley of Ouysse and admire the Moulin de Cougnaguet, before arriving to Calès, village offering a beautiful panorama of the Causses. From here, you go back to the valley of Dordogne up to Souillac.
End of your trip