The must-see places of Périgord by bike

from 540 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 4 pers.)
Reference : DO2
5 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Sustained
Round trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycle tour in Perigord:

Welcome in the heart of the Black Périgord. This is a sporty bike tour offering a nice mix between valleys and hills, green landscapes and ochre colored houses, peaceful countryside roads and paths and lively center towns.
You will climb up to Rocamadour, European major pilgrimage, you will cross the amazing Regional Nature Reserve of the Causses de Quercy, you will ride along the Dordogne river, and go from villages to medieval castles, all unique but all united by History.

Day 1 : Arrival in Souillac


Souillac is the ideal departure point to discover the Périgord: a perfect mix between river and built heritage: indestructible bridges span the Dordogne down the city; Sainte-Marie’s abbey, ancient Benedictine abbey, crowned by byzantine style cupolas, takes pride of place in the middle of the city.

Day 2 : Souillac – Rocamadour | 21 km or 28 km


This first bike stage leads you to Rocamadour, Marian sanctuary welcoming one of the greatest pilgrimages in Europe. To reach the village, you will ride along the Dordogne, then the Ouysse valley. You will arrive in Rocamadour from the heights with a breathtaking view on this village, built on the side of the cliff, in three parts: the village, the sanctuary and the castle.

Day 3 : Rocamadour – Gourdon | 33 km


Leave Rocamadour through the heights and cross the peaceful and preserved Regional Nature Reserve of the Causses de Quercy. The hilly landscapes on the Black Périgord will enthrall you. Before reaching the medieval city of Gourdon and its quaint ochre houses, stop over the beautiful Notre-Dames des Neiges’ chapel and its colored frescoes.

Day 4 : Gourdon – Sarlat | 46 km


The small countryside roads will lead you to Domme, perched bastide above the Dordogne river. Follow your road along this river: all around you, are erecting numerous castles, witness of a belligerent past between the lords of the region: Castelnaud and Beynac are only examples. You will arrive at the end of the day in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Black Périgord capital city. Have a walk in the lively streets and sit on the terrace to taste a typical Périgord dinner.

Day 5 : Sarlat – Souillac | 31 km


Reach the quiet Dordogne river through the old railway transformed as a Green path. All along the way, you will cross numerous ochre colored villages, and the medieval castles will keep going watching you from the heights of the hills; as an example: Fénelon castle covered with ‘Lauzes’ typical stone of the region.
Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to plan an extra night in Souillac.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: DO2 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th 2019
    from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
580 € / pers.
4 persons basis :(price per person)
540 € / pers.
Single supplement
150 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
610 € / pers.
4 persons basis :(price per person)
570 € / pers.
Single supplement
150 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 4 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 1 dinner (drinks not included)
• 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 :

• 3 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (4 nights included)

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.
-65 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 50 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 120 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: DO2 STD
Half board supplement

(including 3 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 110 € / pers.
Extra night in Souillac
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 25 € / 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.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ORBEA Hybrid bike - 27 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

BH EASY MOTION e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 handlebar bag with a map holder
  • 1 water bottle holder
  • 1 life jacket
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 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 Souillac
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Roads with little traffic and some cycling paths around Sarlat.

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.

How to arrive in Souillac

By car:
From A20 hihway > exit n°55 direction « Souillac ». Then follow direction « centre ville ».

By train:
Paris Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus):  from Orly Sud  >> Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 6 + line 5 >> Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro:  from Orly Sud  or Orly Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’  >> Metro line 6 + line 5 >> Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Austerlitz train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

  • From Toulouse Blagnac airport:
    – Bus shuttle « Tisseo » direction ‘Gare routière’ – stop Toulouse Matabiau train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
    www.tisseo.fr/en/airport-shuttle
  •  From Bordeaux-Mérignac airport:
    – Shuttle transfer (30 minutes) to town center: Bordeaux St Jean train station >> Montauban Ville Bourbon train station or Brive la Gaillarde train station >> Souillac train station (by train).
    www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en
    www.30direct.com

Return

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)
    – Souillac train station >> Paris Austerlitz train station (train station).

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