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Dordogne Cycling Self-Guided Tour, France

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 21 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Sightseeing  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1315 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2065 Euro (EUR)

This tour offers a chance to discover the heart of the countryside of the wonderful Dordogne and Lot regions in south-west France. The area is dominated by the magnificent Dordogne and Lot rivers and their stunning valleys. It is quite simply an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Option I:

Day 1.
Arrive in Gourdon. You will be meet and greet by our representative and, also you will be provided with your bikes and equipment.

Days 2-3.
Cycle to Rocamadour with its stunning location. Explore the Gouffre de Padirac, Loubressac and many other delightful villages scattered throughout the countryside.

Days 4-5.
Pedal to La Roque Gageac set in the heart of the Perigord Noir, surrounded by awe-inspiring chateaux.

Days 6-7.
Continue on to Les Eyzies and the numerous famous prehistoric sites of the Vézère valley.

Days 8-9.
Wind your way along beautiful country lanes to Monpazier, with visits to wonderful Cadouin and Chateau Biron.

Day 10.
Follow your route through remarkable countryside back to Gourdon and your departure.

Option II:

Day 1.
Arrive in Gourdon. You will be meet and greet by our representative and, also you will be provided with your bikes and equipment.

Day 2.
Leave Gourdon lying in the green Bouriane and head out through the natural park of Les Causses. A wealth of unspoiled heritage and beautiful wild scenery. Arrive in Rocamadour, the village clinging to the almost perpendicular side of the valley.

Days 3-4.
Onwards from Rocamadour to St Cérè, passing through beautiful, enchanting villages. A day ride out of St Cérè. You will visit the Waterfalls at Autoire, Chateau de Montal, Castelnau-Bretenoux castle, and Les Grottes De Presque.

Day 5.
Pedaling parallel to the river towards stunning Carennac, stop to stroll around the tiny streets with their leaning houses before heading off through wonderful scenery to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, built on the banks of the River Dordogne.

Day 6.
From Beaulieu through the deserted countryside to Collonges La Rouge. This beautiful red sandstone village pervades a historic atmosphere that will make a permanent impression upon your memory.

Day 7.
From Collonges La Rouge in the Correzé you head back into the Dordogne, with Salignac your next port of call. This is the tour's longest day, approximately 60 km, passing through countryside that seems to have been forgotten nowadays. The silence is amazing and relaxing.

Day 8.
Before leaving Salignac for Gourdon you may wish to visit the impressive Jardins D’Eyrignac. From here, via Carlux and its commanding position overlooking the valley, you cycle back into the Bouriane and Gourdon, your final destination.

Option III (Lot Valley):

Day 1.
Arrive in Gourdon. You will be meet and greet by our representative and, also you will be provided with your bikes and equipment.

Day 2.
Leave Gourdon behind heading through La France Profonde and all it has to offer towards the Bastide of Monpazier.

Days 3-4.
Cycle down into the glorious Lot Valley. Immerse in this wonderful landscape. Visit Chateau de Bonaguil and feel free to visit any of the numerous vineyards heading towards Cahors.

Days 5-7.
Cahors fades into the distance as you cycle along the edge of the River Lot under the overhanging cliff-face. Stroll around St. Cirq La Popie, visit Peche Merle cave and view its wonderful ancient cave drawings.

Day 8.
Return to Gourdon, cycling through a landscape that appears not to have changed for centuries. Day of the departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Booking deposit - 10% of tour price

Single Supplement - 35 Euros per day

Price Includes:
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts and some dinners
- Bike rental
- Additional equipment.
- maps and route guides

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006

The company is owned and operated by an Anglo/French couple. They've been involved in the tour industry since 1995 and in the holiday business since 1991. In 2006 it was decided to form the company and besides running tours themselves they also sub contract their services to other tour companies. Being situated in...

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