Bordeaux to Sarlat cycling tour: from vineyards to Dordogne river | 6 days

from 930 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 4 pers.)
Reference : BS1
6 days / 4 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:

Have a typical French bike experience: beautiful medieval villages, prestigious wines and terrific food. From Bordeaux, 4-bike stages to cycle into the famous St Emilion and Montbazillac vineyards before reaching the Prehistory region of the Dordogne in Les Eyzies. Stay in the superb medieval towns of Sarlat and Bergerac.
Enjoy amazing and various landscapes in one of the most beautiful of France: between famous wines, chateaux, old charming towns, picturesque abbeys … a bike ‘rendez-vous’ not to be missed for history and gastronomy lovers.

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 – Saint Emilion | 64 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. 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 3 : 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 4 : 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 5 : 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 6 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: BS1 STD
superior category
Reference: BS1 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th 2019
    from October 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
980 € / pers.
1 260 € / pers.
4 persons basis :(price per person)
930 € / pers.
1 210 € / pers.
Single supplement
250 € / pers.
420 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
1 030 € / pers.
1 310 € / pers.
4 persons basis :(price per person)
980 € / pers.
1 260 € / pers.
Single supplement
250 € / pers.
420 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 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 (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Sarlat to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 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 (5 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.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 70 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 320 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: BS1 STD
superior category
Reference: BS1 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 180 € / pers.
+ 225 € / 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
+ 65 € / 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


Trip overall rating : / 8 testimonials

Kelly
Canada
travel date: 09 September 2018.
" Good experience "

Amazing way to see south of france. Well thought out routes, good accommodations. Would do it again.

Anthony
United Arab Emirates
travel date: 25 June 2018.
" Overall very good "

Great cycling experience in the most beautiful French countryside. Bikes were excellent, hotels very good, and a really fantastic holiday overall.

Maria Theresa
Brazil
travel date: 04 October 2017.
" The bicycles were excelentes. "

It was our first experience with Randovelo. We really had a good time… For sure we are going to do it again.

Martine
New Zealand
travel date: 02 August 2017.
" Wonderful trip "

We had an incredible time biking in Bordeaux and the scenery and beautiful villages far exceeded our expectations, photos just don’t do them justice. My e-bike was fantastic and the routes generally off road and varied each day. Every stop was worthwhile but Bordeaux city, St Emilion, Limeuil and Les Eyzies were highlights.

Mark
New Zealand
travel date: 13 May 2017.
" The bike was good and organised well. "

Well organised and provided exactly what was offered in the brochure/internet. The accomodation was top grade for a 3 star rating. A great way to be introduced into cycling through France without being in a large tour group. Most enjoyable way to see the Dordogne valley.

Andra
Brazil
travel date: 12 July 2016.
" Je recommande Rando Velo !! "

Nous avons fait l’itinéraire Bordeaux-Sarlat, une belle région, avec la nature étonnante, les grands hôtels, belle routes, très secure! itinéraire parfait et une excellente organisation !! Nous y retournerons certainement à d’autres circuits autoguidés! C’était tout superbe. Les routes charmant , les pistes cyclable extraordinaire !

Gordon
Great Britain
travel date: 25 June 2016.
" Perfect "

Great bikes for touring.

Peter
England
travel date: 02 August 2016.
" Fantastic trip "

Hotels were excellently located and we enjoyed recovering in the swimming pools. We recommend particularly booking an extra day in Bordeaux- what a fantastic, underrated city. Routes were interesting and each day subtly different. Graded 3 stars, this did raise a fair level of challenge in terms of roller coaster climbs away from the river routes. Bikes were generally well looked after. Luggage service was faultless