Bordeaux to Sarlat cycling tour: between vineyards, castles and Dordogne river | 9 days

from 1 310 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 4 pers.)
Reference : BS2
9 days / 7 days riding
Difficulty : Sustained
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour from Bordeaux to Sarlat:

From the great wines of Bordeaux reach the medieval Dordogne castles.
A 7-stage cycling tour offering fascinating sceneries, from the vineyards of Bordeaux, St Émilion and Sauternes to the most impressive mediaeval fortresses of Dordogne: Beynac castle and Castelnaud castle! The meandering Dordogne river leads you through amazing landscapes to La Roque Gageac and Sarlat, the splendid capital of the Périgord Noir.

Day 1 : Arrival in Bordeaux


Discover Bordeaux, with its numerous green and flowered open spaces, its exceptional heritage, and its quality of life naturally punctuated with gastronomic pleasures and night parties. Enjoy its remarkable renovated Garonne river banks.

Day 2 : Bordeaux – Cadillac | 49 km


For your first bike stage, leave easily the town centre to ride on an original and rustic cycling path which will lead you through the heart of ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards to Créon, a typical fortified village of the area, then to the former Sauve-Majeure Abbey. Then continue through the vineyards of Cadillac to old village’s surrounding walls, overlooked by a beautiful castle.

Day 3 : Excursion to Sauternes vineyards | 46 km


Another loop for your papilla and your adventure in the vineyards : After a ride between forest and vineyards, the Chateau Yquem appears … veritable icon of the Sauternes wines ! A honey flavour for a sweet white wine highly appreciated by wine’s lover ! From the deep cellars to the small routes between vineyards, ride on the path of a soil renown through the entire world. Then en route you have the opportunity to stop at the Toulouse Lautrec resting place before coming back to Cadillac.

Day 4 : Cadillac – St Emilion | 50 km


Ride through the heart of ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards, from the  Garonne to the Dordogne river. After a stop at medieval chateau of Rauzan, continue to explore the Bordeaux vinyards by reaching the famous village of Saint-Émilion. Discover this World Heritage site, the fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets.

Day 5 : Saint Emilion – Bergerac | 68 km


Cycle once again through the famous St Emilion vineyards before reaching the Dordogne river. There you will enjoy the charming 18th century Sainte-Foy-la-Grande village with its half-timbered houses and sunny streets. From here, follow the splendid routes going through the Montbazillac vineyards, overlooked by its majestic chateau. Stop in Bergerac, city of art & history settled on the Dordogne river banks.

Day 6 : Bergerac – Les Eyzies | 61 km


Leave the Renaissance city center of Bergerac to follow the meandering Dordogne river up to the beautiful and picturesque village of Limeuil. At the confluence of the Dordogne and the Vézère rivers, this medieval village offers an ideal swimming or canoe spot in an outstanding natural environment. Continue to Les Eyzies, a amazing village built on a cliff and capital of Pre-History!

Day 7 : Les Eyzies – Sarlat | 26 km or 54 km


On the long version of this stage, from Les Eyzies, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes until Montignac in order to the well known Lascaux grottos which are one of the most important prehistoric sites thanks to their numerous prehistorical paintings and caves.
Ride the scenic routes through the ‘Sarladais’ country to join the famous medieval town of Sarlat. This city with its cobbled streets, old roofs, and warm stone walls give an exceptional heritage. Sarlat is also well known by gourmets for its delicious local products (such as ducks ‘foie gras’ and truffles). Enjoy its market where you can smell, taste and discover all these treasures.

Day 8 : Excurstion to La Roque Gageac & Beynac | 42 km


A last bike excursion to discover the most beautiful views over the Dordogne area, with its numerous medieval villages and chateaux. First ride on the peaceful cycling path, then go to the charming Domme village, offering an amazing view over all the valley and the river. Then continue to La Roque Gageac, old river harbour pressed up against the cliff before visiting Beynac with its impressive 12th century chateau perched on a rocky peak! Then come back to Sarlat.

Day 9 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: BS2 STD
superior category
Reference: BS2 SUP
Low season
  • from March 15th to April 30th 2019
    from October 1st to November 15th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 380 € / pers.
375 € / pers.*
1 740 € / pers.
680 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 310 € / pers.
375 € / pers.*
1 670 € / pers.
680 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 430 € / pers.
375 € / pers.*
1 790 € / pers.
680 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 360 € / pers.
375 € / pers.*
1 720 € / pers.
680 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 8 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 7 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (8 nights included)
• Transfer from Sarlat to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 8 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 7 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (8 nights included)
• Transfer from Sarlat to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-125 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 105 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 355 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: BS2 STD
superior category
Reference: BS2 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 8 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 265 € / pers.
+ 315 € / pers.
Extra night in Bordeaux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Extra night in Sarlat
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

CUBE hybrid bike - 27 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 handlebar bag with map holder
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter (per booking)
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

CUBE e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 handlebar bag with map holder
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter (per booking)
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Bordeaux
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Roads with little traffic and some cycling paths through vineyards to leave Bordeaux.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

Good to know!

You will have the possibility to shortern some bike stages by taking the train!

On this document you will find the time schedule of all the train stations of the train line Bordeaux > Sarlat: see the train schedules.

How to arrive in Bordeaux

By car:
From A10 then A630 highways >> Exit n°4 direction « Bordeaux centre ».

 By Train:
From Paris Montparnasse station >> Bordeaux St Jean station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest – Line 1 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train).
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Sarlat train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by train).
    – Sarlat >> Bordeaux (by taxi).

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike eturn costs are on your responsibility)
    – Sarlat train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by train) >> Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Sarlat train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 Station (by TGV train).

Close Airports:
– Toulouse airport: www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en
– Bordeaux airport: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en