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Treat your whole family to cycling in Dordogne. Explore the beautiful Dordogne Valley and ride through medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda, the Black Périgord, the meandering River Dordogne and Rocamadour. Join us today as our family bike tour in Dordogne takes you past Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Beynac-et-Cazenac, all in one family cycling vacation.
6 Days / 5 Nights
Bergerac Train Station
Brive-La-Gaillarde Train Station
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Your Dordogne bike trip starts in Bergerac, a town in Southwest France. Take a transfer to your hotel for the next two nights, La Métairie, a 19th century farmhouse. After a light lunch and introduction to the week, head out on your 1st ride of the week through lush walnut groves and shaded forests. On the way, pass through Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang, a town on the edge of the Dordogne river. In evening, enjoy lunch in the dining room of your hotel.
Today’s Ride: 13 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
This morning, follow the sweeping curves of the Dordogne Valley. Get ready for a challenging ride all the way to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Vézère Valley. You’re on your own for lunch but feel free to ask your trip leaders for recommendations. In the afternoon, tour a prehistoric cave with a 15’000 years old monumental frieze. Then, get back on your bicycle or go with your kids for a visit of the village of Le Bournat,and learn about yesteryear’s traditions, crafts the art of living “à la française”. Before dinner, relax by the pool of your hotel.
Today’s Ride: 39 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Long Option: 48 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
Enjoy a nice breakfast at your hotel before getting on your bike for another wonderful day. Head out to La Roque-Gageac, one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” with its narrow streets, a chateau and a natural solarium where you can find exotic plants like palm trees, fig trees and banana plants. First, stop in Beynac-et-Cazenac for lunch and a visit of the Château de Beynac, a fortress over the Dordogne river. Then get back on your bike and arrive in La Roque-Gageac before cycling some more to Sarlat-la-Canéda, the Capital of the Black Périgord.
Today’s Ride: 35 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 24 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing
Long Option: 39 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
On your fourth day, you have another challenging ride in front of you. However, you may start by going with the kids at an outdoor adventure park just outside of Sarlat-la-Canéda. If you have the legs, get on your bike and ride through fields and forests all the way to your next destination, Lacave. On the way, take a break for lunch in Carlux, a village with fortified ruines from the 12th century. Later in the afternoon, arrive at Le Pont de l’Ouysse, your hotel for the next two nights. In the evening, dine beneath the Château de Belcastel and along the banks of the Ouysse River.
Today’s Ride: 37 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
Short Option: 17 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing
Long Option: 48 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing
Today, enjoy a nice ride to the town of Rocamadour, a 12th century village, once an important pilgrimage destination. On the way, take a break at the Moulin de Cougnaguet, a 14th century mill. Explore the mill before getting back on your bike for a challenging climb to Rocamadour. In town, don’t forget to visit the Chapelle Notre-Dame with its Black Madonna statue. After lunch, spin back to your hotel for some downtime or go canoeing with the kids. In the evening, celebrate with your newfound friends at the hotel gourmet restaurant.
Today’s Ride: 31 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
Short Option: 13 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Long Option: 44 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
Your Dordogne family cycling vacation ends at the Brive-la-Gaillarde train station.
We enjoyed spending time with Simon and Angie. Both timely, efficient, so sweet and funny. Both were very flexible and supportive when we wanted something different from the itinerary. We all really LIKED Angie and Simon as people! Thank your for a great bicycle tour.
I think you do a wonderful job of taking care of every little detail for your clients. This family cycling trip was fantastic to not have to worry about loading and unloading luggage, getting dinner reservations, finding rides to dinner, etc, etc. You never overlooked any detail. You were very professional and we would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends.
Thank you for a lovely bicycle trip. Merci beaucoup.