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Périgord noir by bike

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Cycling trip in 6 days and 5 nights in *** hotels in the Dordogne, in the heart of the Périgord noir from Sarlat la Canéda to the sacred city of Rocamadour.

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Cycling trip in the heart of Périgord Noir


From Sarlat la Canéda to the sacred city of Rocamadour via Les Eyzies de Tayac and Souillac, discover one of the most beautiful sites in France: the Périgord noir.
Cross the Vézère valley and the Dordogne valley by bike to discover the most beautiful villages in France such as the village of Roque-Gageac.
Return to prehistoric times via the greenways to the Lascaux caves. And tasting of the many specialties of the Périgord Noir region because it is also a gastronomic journey.

 

Points of interest during the stay:

  • Sarlat la Canéda, a medieval gem
  • Prehistoric getaway along the Vézère valley
  • The caves of Lascaux
  • Sacred city of Rocamadour
  • Medieval villages in the Dordogne valley.

Day 1: Arrival in Sarlat la Canéda


Sarlat is classified as a city of art and history from the 9th century with its winding streets and its large Benedictine abbey. This medieval city has the highest density of historical monuments classified or registered in the world.
Take the time to explore this exceptional city before returning to your *** hotel for the night.

 

Day 2: Sarlat - Les Eyzies / 25 km


If you haven't toured Sarlat, you can still enjoy the city before getting on the bikes to start your journey in the Dordogne. Take the opportunity to take a walk in its famous market.
Then join the Vézère valley and Les Eyzies by bike. On your route, you will find many caves, deposits or shelters under rocks.
Discover the world wonders of cave art in Les Eyzies for a unique encounter with Homo Sapiens.
Night in a *** hotel in Les Eyzies.


 
Day 3: Les Eyzies - Sarlat - 25 to 47 km

 
You have two options:

Short option of 25 km with return to Sarlat via a new route.
47 km long option passing through Lascaux to visit the Lascaux caves.
Return to Sarlat for the night.


 
Day 4: Sarlat - Souillac / 30 to 52 km

 
You leave Sarlat by bike via a greenway on an old railway line along the Dordogne valley to Cazoulès near Souillac. You ride on a safe and easy route through a varied landscape between forests and small villages.
By choosing the long option, you can visit the village of La Roque-Gageac and even reach Beynac or Dommes by bike.
Night in a *** hotel in Souillac.


 
Day 5: Rocamadour loop / 42 km

 
Discover the wonders of Périgord Noir by bike by making this loop to reach the sacred city of Rocamadour, an essential stopover. This medieval cliff-top town overlooks the Alziou canyon. It is also a high place of pilgrimage on the road to St Jacques de Compostela.
In Rocamadour, do not miss the Saint Sauveur basilica, the Saint Amadour crypt and its Notre-Dame chapel which houses the Black Virgin.
Night in a *** hotel in Souillac.


 
Day 6: End of the Dordogne bike trip

 
Your stay ends after breakfast. Don't hesitate to extend your visit by reserving an extra night.

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General informations :

  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • Accommodation comfort level: 3 *
  • Prices for children: contact us.

The dates :
 
Achievable between April and October 2022.
 
Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except puncture).
  • Luggage transfer at each stage
  • A travel file (the road book in French or English with color maps and tourist documentation)

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program.

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • GPS navigation with smartphone application (Audio and visual), in addition to the traditional road book: + 10 euros per person
  • Canoe descent on the Dordogne (3 to 4 hours of canoeing): + € 35 per person (including return transfers from the hotel to Sarlat)
  • Extra night (s)
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance

Levels:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Weather :
 
Soft sun, little wind and pleasant temperatures.
 
Technicality:
 
Cycling: 25 to 52 km per day or 2 to 4 hours of cycling per day
Partly marked itinerary, useful roadbook and map reading.
 
 
Meal :
 
- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: not included.
 
The bike :

 
- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the day of your arrival at the 1st hotel. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the tour, you will have to leave this bike at the last accommodation and notify reception. We will take care of his return.
We offer specific equipment for children, seats, small hitched bikes and trailers.
 
- Personal bicycle: We do not recommend bicycles with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will have to take care of your own bicycle. If you have rented a bicycle, it will be picked up at the hotel.
 
Assistance:
 
- Assistance in case of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)
- In case of bad weather or if you cannot cycle for one day, possibility of a direct journey to the next stage (paid service).
 
Luggage:
 
They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg).
 
Roadbook :
 
We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also provide you with vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.
 
Transport :
 
- By train: journey from Paris in 6 hours with changes, information from SNCF
- By road: 5h30 drive by motorway.
 
 
Cancellation insurance :
 
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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