Highlights of the Dordogne by Bike

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The Dordogne, as the French say, is a land with 'un peu de tout', a little of everything; a gently meandering river, lush pastures, wine, walnuts, geese, the warm southern sun and of course a web of country roads linking the historic hamlets and towns, all just ideal for a stimulating cycling holiday. From Souillac in the valley of the Dordogne River, the cycle route follows tiny lanes and byroads, initially following the river, which winds through a landscape of steep green wooded hills, patchwork fields and terraced slopes. This area of France is rich in scenery, architecture, history - and of course has a famous gastronomic reputation, as this is the home of the truffle! Spend two nights in Sarlat the capital of Black Périgord; it is an exceptionally well-preserved city. The second half of the circuit is a little more rural and there is a chance to visit the world famous Lascaux Caves. Staying in a selection of hand picked hotels, there is ample time to relax and enjoy the villages and scenery for which the area is famous.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive in Souillac DAY 2 Choice of two cycle routes to Sarlat (35 or 37km/21.5 or 23mi) DAY 3 Optional circular cycles to Domme and Le Roque-Gageac (33 or 38km/20.5 or 23.5mi) DAY 4 Visit the Chateau de Beynac en route to Les Eyzies (48km/30mi) DAY 5 Optional cycle to Troglodyte Cave and onto the tomb of Cro-Magnon Man (29km/18mi) DAY 6 Cycle Montignac with an optional canoe trip (24 or 30km/15 or 18.5mi) DAY 7 Cycle to the famous caves of Lascaux, then to Souillac (48 or 55km/30 or 34mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 1 Apr to 15 Oct
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what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts, 5 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *7 nights in 2-3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *luggage transfer *emergency hotline EQUIPMENT: *hybrid bike rental (electric bike available on request - supplement applies)
Highlights of the Dordogne by Bike
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trip grading:
8 days
trip code:
US $1,670
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