Mountain bike tour in the Dordogne & the Quercy, France

Cyclande

 

 

 The Cyclande difference

Accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have selected the best chateaux and luxurious estates to make you particularly confortable while visiting this superb region: "c'est la vie de chateau..."

Beautiful scenery, lovely narrow trails & single tracks will be your daily bread...

Our circuits will enable you to access magical places. Here, every step takes you to a visible trace of human history like the countless centuries old stone-built houses, or the castles from the Middle Ages,or the awesome monuments and amazing caves.

The main part of the region is built upon a limestone plateau cut by deep valleys and covered with orchids and with small white oaks.

 

For more information about the Quercy, please click here.

 

Day 1:

Welcome in Gramat in the afternoon. Short drive to the accommodation.

 

Day 2, 3 & 4 : The Dordogne river region and its lovely paths, narrow tracks and single tracks.

Rocamadour area

A splendid pilgrimage route will lead you through a canyon to Rocamadour surprising site, filled with historical tales. Crossing of a limestone plateau and its tracks & roads surrounded by small stone fences. You may decide to visit a cave with countless stalactites and stalagmites.

.Then you will arrive at the beautiful upper part of the Dordogne valley: it is the border between the Quercy and the Dordogne regions. Numerous treasures like medieval villages and beautiful scenery. Shepherds' stone huts, that locals call "Cazelles" are usually circular in shape with a conical roof of flat stones. They have been built from ancient times, more then 3000 years ago!

Day 5 : from the Gramat limestone plateau to the chestnut groove area

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A giant cave but also, lovely villages, listed as among the prettiest of France. The chestnut groove area and its gently sandy path. The nice Saint-Cere is protected by the high towers of Saint-laurent-les-tours, that are now home of Jean Lurcat painter museum. A fortress from the middle ages and a renaissance castle ...

Day 6 & 7: the Lot and the Célé Valleys area

A typical single track

Crossing of a limestone plateau and its small trails surrounded by small stone fences. The plateau is an arid region with specific flora, land of orchids and of numerous other flowers. Time seems to have no effect on this so well preserved area ...

Then you will arrive in the Célé valley area and its numerous single tracks and gorgeous scenery. The route is often outlined by the pretty limestone cliffs.

Many lovely villages,a cave with prehistoric paintings, ancient houses built into the cliff....

A 18,000 years old painting...

The lovely Lot valley area : a medieval castle on its rocky promontory, St Cirq lapopie famous village: overlooking a bend in the Lot, the village is perched on the edge of the cliff; the ancient houses rise up over the rocky slope protected by the 500 years old church.

A very high but narrow castle but also a circular medieval village and its cirque will charm you, as well as among others, a castle on its rocky promontory.

Figeac is a busy small town where one can discover countless houses and buildings from the Middle Age..

 

Day 8:

End of the trip after the breakfast.

 

 

 How to book this trip...  

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Trip ref.: SM-Q4B-07

Kind of trip : travel from point to point

Physical level : 30/50 km per day

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Technical level: .

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Available dates :

Any from April to October

Accommodations: the best Chateaux and luxurious estates (and one nice country inns)

Price per person:

When two people, double occupancy 1,675 Euros, double occupancy (Click to convert)

When four people in two rooms (double occupancy) : 1,575 Euros; (Click to convert)

Full suspension Bike renting:135 Euros (Click to convert)

Start: Gramat

Finish: Figeac / Gramat

There are several trains a day from Paris or Toulouse. The Paris / Toulouse highway is nearby also.

We can also arrange transportation from/to Toulouse airport.

It includes:.

  • Accommodation in luxurious estates ( Chateaux and hotels of the highest level) and one country inn.
  • All breakfasts (7)
  • Two dinners
  • Baggage transport
  • A package of cereal bars and biscuits, for the rides
  • Baggage transport
  • Maps and detailed route instructions
  • Emergency support
  • Loan of a cell phone to call us

 

It doesn't include

  • Snacks,lunches or picnics, 5 dinners (available as option )
  • Beverages
  • Visits entrance fees such as Museum, caves, castles, ...
  • All costs before rendezvous point and after final drop-off.
  • Travel / cancellation insurance

 Roacamadour

A 150 years old path cut into the cliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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