9 days/8 nights, with 7 days cycling


Any start date between April 1 to October 25

We recommend you to start your tour on a Friday to see the market in Gourdon held every saturday


45 km daily average (30 miles)

Some hills every day of moderate difficulty, as well as a few more challenging ones.
Extra km possible


Classic Accommodation:   US$1900             
B&B Accommodation:   US$1540         
Luxe Accommodation:   US$2640
                                 Single suppl. classic: US$595
Single suppl. B&B: US$425     
Single suppl. Luxe: US$640


  • 8 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Use of a top quality 20-speed hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour


You start in Gourdon, about 550 km south of Paris.

Gourdon is a charming village, crowning a hill in quiet wooded countryside. It boasts a charming medieval quarter of narrow streets and golden limestone houses and a 14th-century Gothic church.

Gourdon is on the main Paris-Toulouse rail line, a five-hour trip with no change of trains


Randonnée Tours

France

Dordogne Cycling 9 Days
The Dordogne is often called the most beautiful river in France. Our tour to this land of the castles of Richard the Lionheart features the most famous and spectacular section of the river, studded with castles and cave art. The pedaling is perfect, and a plenitude of sights and attractions rounds out your vacation. This tour in the southwest serves as a delightful introduction to France, but also suits experienced adventurers.




Dordogne Cycling 9 DaysDay 1
Arrival in Gourdon. Our Area Manager will give you the bikes and a briefing for the tour.


Day 2

Leave Gourdon to pedal to the Dordogne Valley. You’ll climb to the region of the causse, a wild limestone plateau crisscrossed by stone walls and dotted with black-eyed sheep. Visit an ancient water-powered flour mill on the way to Rocamadour, today’s destination.

Day 3
Explore the ancient pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, a near-vertical town overlooking the isolated Ouysse ravine. Then ride to Carennac, or to Autoire, delightful villages dotting the course of the Dordogne River. Explore the sinkhole of Padirac Chasm and take a boat ride on an underground river, before returning to Rocamadour.

Day 4
Wind your way past oak groves, where the famous truffles grow, to the Dordogne River. Follow its curves to the cliffside villages of La Roque-Gageac and Vitrac and settle in for two nights. Or, if you prefer, continue to the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat for two nights.

Day 5 Dordogne Cycling 9 Days

Enjoy a full day to explore the region. Wander through Sarlat, with its charming winding streets and magnificent buildings. Visit Beynac, then Castelnaud castle with its medieval warfare museum. Feast your eyes on the unforgettable view from the golden hilltop village of Domme.

Day 6

Enjoy spectacular views of the Dordogne valley as you follow winding roads through the forests and villages of the Périgord Noir. Pause at St-Cyprien, dominated by its massive Romanesque church, then head to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, sometimes referred to as “The World Capital of Prehistory”.


Day 7

On a day ride from Les Eyzies you’ll explore the Vézère River valley. This is the land of the most famous prehistoric sites, including caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit Font de Gaume, Abri du Cap Blanc, and the lovely village of St-Léon. Go as far as Lascaux.

Day 8

Follow gentle river valleys through the green hills of the Bouriane to return to Gourdon. Savour the beauty and tranquility of this charming landscape.

Day 9
Take a final stroll through Gourdon’s medieval streets before heading off on your next adventure.

 

"Wow. The tour of a lifetime. Memories to treasure forever. The beauty is unparalleled."

- S. Ashmore


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