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Dordogne 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3
Between vineyards, Dordogne river and châteaux
Have a bike experience among amazing landscapes! You will ride through the Bordeaux and St Emilion “grands crus” great vineyards before reaching the old villages and medieval chateaux of the Dordogne area, also famous for its outstanding gastronomy. A bike ‘rendez-vous’ not to be missed for history and gastronomy lovers.
Average sometimes difficult = hilly stages OR long stages (about 50 km or more)
Daily departures March to October.
Solo traveller surcharge 355 euro
Reduction for groups of 4+ people
Accommodation in 3/4* on request
If you would like to rent a bike (115 Euros) or e-bike (190 Euros) please contact our office when booking [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Bordeaux.
From your hotel ideally located, discover Bordeaux, with its numerous green and flowered open spaces, its exceptional heritage, then the quality of life naturally punctuated with gastronomic pleasures and nocturnal parties.
Bordeaux – Cadillac | 49 km.
Proud of its new transport facilities, Bordeaux has given a large access to bikes! By this way, leave easily the town centre to ride on an original and rustic cycling path which will lead you to Créon, a typical fortified village of this area! Then continue through the vineyards of Cadillac until the surrounding wall of the village.
Cadillac – Saint Emilion | 50 km.
This stage will allow you to ride through the heart of ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards, from the Garonne to the Dordogne River. You will have the opportunity to visit the charming village of Rauzan, overlooked by its dignified medieval chateau, before reaching the prestigious village of Saint-Emilion, one of the richest villages in historical testimonies.
Saint Emilion – Bergerac | 68 km.
Ride once again through the great St Emilion vineyards before reaching the Dordogne River. There you will enjoy the charming 18th century village Sainte-Foy-la-Grande with its half-timbered houses and sunny streets. Now it’s time to follow the splendid routes crossing the Montbazillac vineyards, overlooked by its majestic chateau. Make a stop in Bergerac, city of art & history settled on the Dordogne river banks.
Bergerac – Les Eyzies | 61 km.
Leave the Renaissance city center of Bergerac to follow the Dordogne River until the beautiful and picturesque village of Limeuil. At the confluence of the the Dordogne and the Vézère rivers, this medieval village offers an ideal swimming or canoe spot in an outstanding natural environment. Proceed to Les Eyzies, a village built on a cliff with numerous prehistorical testimonies.
Les Eyzies – Sarlat | 26 km or 54 km.
From Les Eyzies, nicknamed "The Prehistory capital", on the long version of this stage you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes until Montignac for visiting the well known Lascaux grottos which is one of the most important prehistorical site thanks to its numerous prehistorical paintings and caves.
Incursion in the Sarladais country to join the famous medieval town of Sarlat. This city is also well known by gourmets for its delicious local products, such as ducks ‘foie gras’, truffles mushroom and its market where you can smell, taste and discover all these treasures.
Departure during the day after returning your cycling equipment
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