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
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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
Night in a typical house from the Dordogne
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
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:
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
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,
Euros per hybrid bike (Click
to convert) or
105 Euros per road bike
Gourdon and Souillac are on the train line Paris
- Toulouse (several trains a day). They also are nearby
highway Paris - Toulouse.
We can also arrange transportation from/to
- 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)
- Transportation from rendezvous to
- Baggage transport from rendezvous to
- Maps and detailed route suggestions
on interesting side trips to take
entrance fees such as Museum, caves,
- All costs before rendezvous point and after final