Church in Monpazier
Village Beynac-et-Cazenac
Vineyards
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Dordogne River Valley

By bike through the gorgeous Périgord.

Our cycling tour through the purple-coloured Dordogne-valley leads you through diverse scenery: ascents and descents in the shade of the deep forests, breathtaking panoramas, ancient rockfaces gilded by the sun, palaces and prehistoric caves – Welcome to the Périgord!

Starting from Bergerac or Mouleydier, the capital of the Périgord, you cycle through numerous lovely villages, some of which are considered the most beautiful villages in France, such as the medieval Sarlat. En route across the magical Périgord, the village of Eyzies-de Tayac, world capital of the prehistory, and many palaces line the way.

Holiday Cyclist

Holiday Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

Today is all about rivers! Starting from Bergerac you cycle on small hidden roads through charcteristic villages, forests and across vast fields, along the course of the river Dordogne. Although today’s route is relatively hilly, a swim in Limeuil awaits you as a reward, at the confluence of the rivers Vézère and  Dordogne!

 

The terrain today is again slightly hilly. Eyzies-de-Tayac is world capital of the prehistory. Keep your eyes peeled for the Neanderthals! Afterwards you cycle through cool valleys and along untouched rivers with ample trout in it. We recommend a visit to the Château de Commarque, before arriving in the medieval village Sarlat in the late afternoon.      

 

Fabulous sights are on today’s programme: Monfort and its palace and the fortifications of Domme, a medieval town located approx. 300 metres above the river! Please take your time to explore the little alleyways and little squares of Sarlat on foot.

 

Palaces in all varieties! We recommend you start early today, since there is so much to see! After leaving Sarlat you return to the Dordogne-valley at La Roque-Gageac. Here you are spoilt for choice: Beynac Palace, Castelnau Palace, Marqueyssac Palace, Fayrac Palace or mabye Les Milandes Palace? Afterwards you proceed to Siorac-en-Périgord or Belvés.

 

. The fortress of Belvès has reached it to maintain it´s charme all over the years. Over all these years the fortifications have managed to keep its charm. You continue through untouched scenery and pretty villages until you reach Beaumont du Périgord, an English ‚Bastide’ of the 13th century, which is towered over by its mighty church. You cycle through the Couze-valley, overlooking the clear water, past numerous mills, all the way to ‚Château de Bannes’, state of the art medieval arquitecture and around the Château de Languais

 

Enjoy your final day and explore the vineyards of Bergerac and Monbazillac by bike. Once you are past the hills, the magnificent Château de Monbazillac awaits you. Sample the world-famous ‚Beerenauslese’ and marvel at the fantastic view over Bergerac and the valley!

 

Tour character

You cycle mainly on quiet side roads. This cycling tour is moderate and perfectly suited for cyclists with a good basic fitness level.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
daily arrival
Season 2
Jun 28, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
daily arrival
Dordogne River Valley, category A, FR-AQRBB-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
1455,00
630,00
1555,00
630,00
Season 1
Apr 1, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Season 2
Jun 28, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Mouleydier A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Sarlat A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Mouleydier A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
135,00
225,00
125,00
210,00
135,00
225,00
135,00
225,00
245,00
270,00
135,00
225,00
Price
21 gear bike unisex
21 gear gents
Electric bike
90,00
90,00
210,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or french breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Rental of GPS-navigation device and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Bergerac train station
  • Paris, Bordeaux or Toulouse airport
  • Cat. A : transfer by taxi from the train station Bergerac/airport Bergerac to Mouleydier, costs per person €14 excl. bike or €24 incl. bike, reservation necessary, payable in advance

 

 

Please note

  • Minimum number of participants is 2. Surcharge single traveler upon request
Costumer Service
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tatjana Glawian, Costumer Service

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
4 stars
Gudrun S. DE | 30.08.2018
Lohnendes Reiseziel Dordogne
Die Dordogne ist ein sehr lohnendes Reiseziel. Wir fuhren mit unseren eigenen Rädern durch die reizvolle Landschaft der Dordogne. Die Strecke verlief hauptsächlich auf kleinen Straßen, die uns in wunderschöne Dörfer führte. Aufgrund des GPS-Systems (vom franz. Veranstalter zur Verfügung gestellt) war die Route leicht zu finden. Die Hotels waren sauber und gut. Am besten gefiel uns das Hotel in Sarlat, obwohl das Zimmer recht klein war.
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Wie schön, dass die Tour so gut bei Ihnen ankam! Ich danke Ihnen sehr herzlich für Ihre freundliche Bewertung!
5 stars
Jana H. DE | 15.07.2018
Sportliche Tour durch das Mittelalter
Die Begrüßung vor Ort durch Jean Paul von Abicyclette war sehr nett und vorallem ausführlich. Er hat uns ausgezeichnete Tipps für die Tour gegeben. Der Gepäcktransport hat jedes Mal super geklappt, die gebuchten Hotels der Kat. B waren meist gut gelegen und ordentlich. Die ausgewählten Radwege sind perfekt, wenig Autoverkehr, viele sehenswerte mittelalterliche Dörfer und zahlreiche Highlights, die zur Besichtigung einladen (z. B. Chateau Castelnaud, Chateau des Milandes, Sarlat, Limieul, Domme). Die vorhandenen Sehenswürdigkeiten waren so umfangreich, dass wir leider nicht alles sehen und erleben konnten. Am Wegesrand gab es auch immer Möglichkeiten, die französische Küche zu genießen. Unser kulinarisches Highlight war das La Petite Tonnelle in Beynac. Die Radroute war durch das programmierte GPS leicht zu finden, so dass wir immer auf dem richtigen Weg waren, der stellenweise anspruchsvolle Anstiege enthielt. Wir waren mit den eigenen Rädern unterwegs. Der Hilfeservice funktionierte ausgezeichnet, als uns eine Panne erwischt hatte. Merci an das Team von Abicyclette.
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Es ist immer wieder schön zu lesen, wenn einfach alles bei einer Tour klappt und die Gäste restlos zufrieden sind! Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung!
5 stars
Thomas McNally US | 25.06.2018
Dordogne Valley on electric-assist bikes
My wife and I had a fantastic time during our week-long tour of the Dordogne Valley. The daily routes were great - very scenic, very quiet, hardly any traffic. The routes took us through some of the most lovely villages in France. The hotels each day were quaint local establishments - great locations. The provided GPS made for stress-free routing throughout the day. The area is quite hilly - too hilly for us to have contemplated without the electric-assist bikes. The bikes were first-rate, and functioned flawlessly.
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Great! So good to hear that you had such a nice time in France, Mr. Mcnally! May we help you also next year in assisting your holiday?

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