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Road bike FranceGEMS OF THE DORDOGNE Great riding, great food, great scenery!

The Périgord is one of the top cycling destinations in France. And rightfully so... A rich and diverse terrain, with quiet shady back roads, lush green valleys, and a variety of landscapes with breath-taking views. The area is also steeped in a rich history. This trip takes in the discovery of the Vézère Valley and its prehistoric sites, famous medieval fortresses and sleepy forgotten villages, as well as the Dordogne Valley… But it’s also a culinary paradise for meat lovers: we return to our hotel at the end of each day, where you can look forward to relaxing evenings and fine local food and wine.

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Highlights

  • The exceptional historical heritage of the area: castles, medieval fortresses, churches, prehistoric sites…
  • Quiet back roads that pass through beautiful sleepy villages.
  • The famous gastronomy of the Périgord…
  • The ride up the Dordogne Valley.
  • Tailor-made itineraries concocted by locals.

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  • This trip exists in 3 versions : V1 = 1 wheel / V2 = 2 wheels / V3 = 3 wheels. Each day you can choose between different itineraries (V1, V2 or V3), with varying distances and profiles.
  • Special offers available for private groups. Please ask us for a quote.

Programme

Itinerary start : Rendezvous with the organization team is fixed on day 1 at 1pm at the week's accommodation, approximately 10 km from Sarlat (you will receive the precise address once your reservation is complete).

Welcome and check-in, before leaving for your first half days ride.

For those arriving by train: we can pick you up from the SNCF train station at Sarlat La Canéda, and drop you off on the last day. If you require this service, please specify when completing the booking form.

On request we can book the previous night's accommodation for you.

The following description is a general presentation of the itinerary. Once your booking has been made, you will receive a precise log book of the route, 3 weeks before your due departure date.
The accommodation for this centre-based holiday is a 3 star hotel in the Vézère Valley (10km from Sarlat la Canéda), ideally placed for discovering the treasures of the Périgord. The hotel offers double rooms, with double bed or twin bed options (please specify your choice when making your booking).
The riding: France Bike Trips provides you with 7 itinerary descriptions, all beginning and ending at your accommodation. The itineraries can be ridden in any order, according to your desires and needs, weather conditions, etc.
The loops:
• 5 full days (for days 2 to 6),
• 2 half-days (for days 1 and 7)
The loops vary according to the level you have chosen (it is possible to mix and match different levels on different days).
The description of each loop consists of a map with the itinerary underlined, as well as a “log book”, with directions to be followed at each intersection.
Below is a summary of the different loops we propose during your stay:
• Loop 1: In the direction of La Chapelle Aubareil, and passing through Montignac, close to the Lascaux Caves.
• Loop 2: The Vézère Valley, the medieval village of Sergeac, Castel-Merle archaeological excavation site.
• Loop 3: Discover the White Lady of the Château de Puymartin. A loop rich in local heritage, churches, religious crosses, fountains and the famous legend of Puymartin.
• Loop 4: An unforgettable day, with a visit of Sarlat, and a ride in the Dordogne Valley.
• Loop 5: Domme, a beautiful medieval village with breath-taking views of the Dordogne River.
• Loop 6: A journey back in time with a visit of the impressive fortresses of Castelnaud and Beynac.
• Loop 7: For this last loop in the Périgord, a route that takes in long wooded back roads and numerous local heritage sites.

Distances covered :

  • Level 1 wheel : 2 half days of 50 km, 2 days at 70 km and 3 days at 80 km  with an average of 800 m of altitude gain.
  • Level 2 wheels : 95 to 125 km per day with an average of 1300 m of altitude gain ( between 1000 m for the easiest day to 1600 m for the most challenging day)
  • Level 3 wheels : 90 to 140 km per day with an average of 1700 m of altitude gain

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Itinerary end: The trip ends at around 3:30pm on day 7. On request we can book the following night's accommodation for you.

Levels

Every day you will be able to choose one of three slightly differents routes which vary in distance and profile (1, 2 and 3 wheels).

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