Perigord cycling tour Ref. : DO1
- from 850 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 7 days | 6 days riding
from March 2017 to November 2017
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An escapade alongside majestic rivers to discover Quercy and its way of life, the fabulous town of Rocamadour built into the Cliffside and the black Perigord (Périgord noir) area with its beautiful landscapes.
Travel along the deeply embanked Dordogne and Vézère rivers and their numerous castles that line this historical route.
Your cycling tour in Perigord:
Day 1: Arrival in Souillac
Don't miss a visit to the 7th century Benedictine Monastery built by St Eloi and its magnificent abbey church.
Day 2: Souillac - Rocamadour | 21 km or 28 km
An itinerary along the Ouysse Valley. The many visits include Rocamadour which used to be one of the most famous Christian pilgrimage destinations. Make the most of the fabulous panoramic views offered by the Belvederes.
Day 3: Rocamadour - Gourdon | 33 km
A ride through forest and hills in the Regional Nature Park called "The Causse du Quercy" with the possibility to visit the charming little church "Notre Dame des Neiges" before reaching the medieval city of Gourdon.
Day 4: Gourdon - La Roque Gageac | 26 km
Leaving the Cougnac grottos, ride to the Dordogne Valley to discover a wide range of castles and fortified towns overlooking the river, as well as the superb village of Domme. Stop in La Roque Gageac, a magnificent old river harbour pressed up against the cliff.
Day 5: La Roque Gageac - Les Eyzies | 30 km or 54 km
A magical ride along the meandering Dordogne river leads to the unforgettable Château de Beynac, the "sublime point of the valley", perched on a rocky peak, or to the typical village of Limeuil. You also have the possibility of discovering the Proumeyssac chasm, one of the deepest chasms in Europe.
Day 6: Les Eyzies - Sarlat | 26 km or 54 km
On the long version of this stage, from Les Eyzies nicknamed "Prehistory capital", you will enjoy the beautiful landscape up to Montignac in order to visit the well known Lascaux grottos which are one of the most important prehistoric sites thanks to their 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 duck ‘foie gras’, truffles and its market where you can smell, taste and discover all these treasures.
Day 7: Sarlat - Souillac | 31 km
A day ride on a former railway track transformed into a long and very pleasant cycling path. Way back to Souillac along the banks of the Dordogne river overlooked by the Chateau de Fenelon, a chateau from the 15th century covered with Lauzes (stone rooffing) settled in a green and quiet scenery.
Departure at the end of the day.
Possibility to book an extra night in Souillac.
From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 850,00 € Single room supplement : 190,00 € Bike discount : - 95,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +135,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 890,00 € Single room supplement : 190,00 € Bike discount : - 95,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +135,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 850,00 € Single room supplement : 190,00 € Bike discount : - 95,00 € (If you bring your own bike) 'Solo' Supplement : +135,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
- 6 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 2 dinners (drinks not included)
- 6 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
- Tourist brochures
- Luggage transfer during the day
- Equipped rental cycle for 6 days with helmet
- Hotline 7 days a week
- 4 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (6 nights inclusive)
> Your rental bike:
VTC ORBEA bike - 27 speed gears
Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
Helmet and reflective vest included.
> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
BH EMOTION bike - 8 speed gears
Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 front pannier with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
Helmet and reflective vest included.
> How to arrive in SOUILLAC:
From A20 highway > Exit n°55 direction « « Souillac ». Then follow direction « centre ville ».
From Paris : Austerlitz train station > Souillac train station.
Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Souillac train station: about €8.
. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Bordeaux St Jean train station > Sarlat train station > Souillac train station.
. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Austerlitz train station > Souillac train station.
. From Toulouse airport: taxi or 'Tisséo' shuttle transfer : Toulouse train station > Souillac train station.
. From Bordeaux airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Bordeaux St-Jean train station > Sarlat train station > Souillac train station.
Annabel c. (New-Zealand) - October 2016
"This is a wonderful week of beautiful scenery,quiet country roads,lovely hotels and great food. Recommended!"
Florence M. (France) - Août 2016
"Une semaine de rêve en famille où tout était parfait; des circuits en passant par les hôtels , les repas et l'accueil !"
Marc V. (Belgique) - Août 2016
"Excellent compromis entre une organisation sans faille et toute la poésie de l'itinérance, à prix juste."
Daniel F. (France) - Août 2016
"Organisation sans faille, circuits bien pensés, hôtels bien situés"
Mark L. (Canada) - July 2013
"We are back from the trip and can't thank you enough for organizing everything for us. Everything went perfectly, amazing country to ride through and the food especially was unbelievable. The hotel meal in Gourdon was probably the best meal any of us have ever had and will be talking about it for a long time. The weather was a little on the hot side so the swims in the river were much appreciated. Thanks Again. . "
Josep (Spain) - Spring 2012
"Yesterday I came back home after a week riding in Dordogne. It was a very good week and I really enjoyed everything...landscapes, hotels, food, wine, etc. … Everything was very well organised. Thank you so much to all Rando-Velo team. For sure, we'll recommend such experience to our customers and friends. "