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Dordogne Family Bike Tours – Cycling in Dordogne

From the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda to the village of Rocamadour, our Dordogne family bike tours take your family on an adventure through tobacco fields, lush walnut groves and shaded forests. Castles, prehistoric caves and picturesque villages set the perfect stage for an experience of a lifetime. Each day is designed to appeal to children and adults. Whether you and your kids canoe down the Dordogne river, visit a chateau, ride along the sweeping curves of the region or through medieval villages, cyclists of all ages have fun. Discover La Roque-Gageac perched above the Dordogne river. Canoe down the Dordogne river named a UNESCO biosphere reserve. And discover some of the oldest artworks known to man as your cycling holiday stops in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil. No matter when you decide to join us, a DIGnGO trip creates memories that last a lifetime.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Bergerac
Finishing Location Brive
Activity Level Moderate
Price $2,898
Sgl. Suppl. $975

Details of our Dordogne family bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Ride through the Perigord Noir

From Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang to Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang (13 miles)
Our leaders introduce themselves and the tour over a light lunch at a former farmhouse. For your first ride of the week, discover where the Perigord noir gets its name from. The route takes you along shaded forests, tobacco filed and lush walnut grooves, typical of the region.

Day 2: Cycle through the Vezere Valley and visit of a prehistoric cave

From Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang to Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang (39 miles)
The Vézère Valley consists of prehistoric sites and decorated caves. Reach into humanity’s distant past as you’re treated to views some Magdalenian engravings and paintings dating back to 14,000 B.C.. Later on, kids visit a village looking like a century ago.

Day 3: Bike along the Dordogne river on your way to Beynac and Cazenac

From Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang to Sarlat-la-Canéda (35 miles)
The bicycle tour takes you along the banks of the Dordogne river and to some of France most beautiful villages. The chateau de Beynac has an amazing location sitting 200 meters above the Dordogne river and is worth a self-guided visit. Sarlat widely known as the capital of Perigord is yours to discover this evening.

Day 4: Adults cycle through the Dordogne region while the kids have fun at an adventure park

From Sarlat to Lacave (37 miles)
The Dordogne region offers many varied landscapes for cyclists to enjoy. While adults cycle through the area, the children have some fun at an adventure Park.

Day 5: Visit of a 13th century windmill before lunch in Rocamadour

From Lacave to Lacave (31 miles)
Your cycling tour takes you to the 13th century windmill of the Moulin de Cougnaguet for you to see the mechanism and learn how it worked. Later, Rocamadour welcomes you for lunch on your own.

Day 6: End the trip in Bergerac

End of the trip
After a week of cycling, the Dordogne valley and the famous Foie Gras don’t have any more secrets for you.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it in the Activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

La Métairie (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang
Amenities: Pool
Member of: Châteaux & Hotels Collection

Hôtel de la Madeleine (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Sarlat
Amenities: Pool, Spa
Member of:

Le Pont de L’Ouysse (2 nights)

Star rating: ***
Location: Lacave
Amenities: Pool
Member of: Charme & Caractère Hotels

Activity level

Our Dordogne family bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.
 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  13  1000
2  21  2000  39  3800 48 4300
3  24  2100  35  3300  39  3600
4  17  1600  37  3400  48  4100
5  13  1400  31  2600  44  3400

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Kids’ Bike (Included)

Age: 8 and more years

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Trailercycle (Included)

Age: 4 to 7 years

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Bike Trailer (Included)

Age: 1 to 3 years

Tour map

Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang

Trémolat

Limeuil

Paunat

Le Bugue

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Beynac-et-Cazenac

La Roque-Gageac

Sarlat-la-Canéda

Rocamadour

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Paris to Bergerac on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Bergerac:

  • Chateau les Merles | Rates: €€
  • Hotel de Bordeaux | Rates: €
  • La Chartreuse du Bignac | Rates: €€
Room rate guide:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 51 54 61 64 73 78
Low F 35 35 38 42 49 55
Prec. (In) 2.1 1.9 1.7 2.7 2.6 2.8
July August September October November December
High F 82 83 75 67 56 51
Low F 58 58 51 47 39 35
Prec. (In) 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.7

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