The Périgord, nestled in the Dordogne, is a paradise for history buffs and food lovers alike. So many stunning nature sites and historic vestiges can be reached by bike.
In the heart of the Périgord Noir region (black Périgord), the famous prehistoric wall paintings in the Lascaux cave will dazzle you, as will Les Eyzies, world capital of prehistory. There seems to be no Read moreend to the charms in the medieval towns of Sarlat and Domme. As for the Périgord Pourpre region (purple Périgord), its name evokes the nobleness of the vineyard. Your bike trip offers splendid panoramas on small, winding roads connecting deep forests and the vineyards of Bergerac and Limeuil, a small village listed as one of the prettiest in France, and ideally nestled where the Dordogne and the Vézère rivers meet.
The verdant valleys dotted with old, fortified farms built in stone and bathed in sunshine, are also known for the stunning structures with gray slate roofs – delights for cyclists. Reward yourself for your efforts with a stopover at any of the many medieval castles along your way for a tasty slice of local foie gras accompanied by a small glass of Monbazillac.Reduce