Full support road bike tour in the Dordogne, France

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The prehistoric sites, such as Lascaux cave, testify to millenniums of human history and are exceptional in both quality and quantity, like in the Vezere valley (which is inscribed on the World Heritage List). Some of the most charming villages of France are found in the Dordogne region. The opulent Dordogne valley is rich with countless grandiose and spectacular sites such as castles and fortresses, villages built into the cliff, caves with their amazing rock formation,...Very good local food made with local fresh products.

 We have selected very nice lodgings to make you confortable while visiting this superb region...

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Day 1: Welcome in Gourdon heart of the pastoral Bouriane area. Very short drive  to your hotel. Installation at the hotel, a very nice ancient house.

 

Day 2 :

Ride down the Dordogne valley. Among other beautiful sites :, the Fenelon castle that can be visited, the Montfort lookout and castle, the banks of the Dordogne.

Night at a very nice hotel overlooking the Dordogne river.

 

 Day 3 :

Indeed the route may be called "the Castle Route" as the density of awesome castles is incredible! Some are splendid residences, others are fortified castles and even fortresses facing each other! It is possible to visit several of these castles or fortresses. One of them accommodate a museum dedicated to Josephine Becker. Another one features a splendid garden with an extraordinary view of the surroundings. You will be also able to discover beautiful villages with troglodyte houses, built into the cliff! The route will lead you to Les Eyzies , capital of prehistoric times in Europe, where is set the prehistoric national museum

.Castelnau Castle

Night in a typical house from the Dordogne

 

Day 4:

The Vézère valley is a remarquable route both for the beauty of the countryside and for its fascinating prehistoric sites (Lascaux painted caves, prehistoric villages, traces of the Cro-magnon and the Neanderthal humans from the prehistoric times, ...).

Night in a lovely estate.

Day 5 :

Crossing of a very nice country side. Castle from the 12th and the 17th (renaissance) centuries, very nice villages, ...

Night at a charming house.

Day 6 & 7:

The upper part of the Dordogne valley. Although this section is curiously not very well known, it is composed of numerous treasures : medieval villages, scenery, Lacave cave & castle, fortified villages, a castle which is one of the largest fortress in the south of France... In the valley, Saint-Cere is protected by the high towers of Saint-laurent-les-tours, that are now home of Jean Lurcat painter museum. And also the Montal renaissance castle and ancient villages ...and the awesome Rocamadour!

 

Day 8: The"Au revoir", after a great breakfast.

 

 

 

How to book this trip... 

Trip ref.: FC-D3B-07

Riding level : 40/60 km per day (can be easily adapt to the group level). Daily longer options and climbs. Some stages are on flat/moderately hilly terrain. Others ones are on hilly terrain.

Date : At a date that suits to your group, from April to October (except July and August)

Price per person: depend on the number of people in your group (price exemple : 1,190 Euros,when 6 people, double occupancy, (Click to convert)

Bike renting:
80 Euros per
hybrid bike (Click to convert) or
105 Euros per
road bike (Click to convert)

Start: Gourdon

Finish: Souillac

Gourdon and Souillac are on the train line Paris - Toulouse (several trains a day). They also are nearby the highway Paris - Toulouse.

We can also arrange transportation from/to Toulouse airport.

It includes:.

  • all accommodations, based on double occupancy (see extra-prices for single room) in charming country inns or Bed&Breakfast (nice 2/3 stars)
  • all breakfasts
  • all dinners
  • a wine testing
  • Trip bilingual leader(s)
  • Assistance vehicle
  • Transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off
  • Baggage transport from rendezvous to final drop-off
  • Maps and detailed route suggestions
  • suggestions on interesting side trips to take

It  doesn't include:

  • Snacks,lunches, picnics
  • Beverages
  • Visits entrance fees such as Museum, caves, castles, ...
  • All costs before rendezvous point and after final drop-off.
  • Travel / cancelation insurance

 

 

 

 

 

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