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Dordogne Bike Tour

An Undiscovered Sanctuary of France's Simple Beauty

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price from: $5,195Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Pay a visit to the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a centuries-old pilgrimage site in Rocamadour
  • Kayak on the Dordogne River for a different perspective of the region’s dense forests, hillside manors, and grand châteaux
  • Experience a Michelin-starred meal to remember at Château de la Treyne
  • Marvel at the Cro-Magnon paintings in the Lascaux II cave complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Eat

Foie gras, Périgord truffles, wild cèpe mushrooms, walnuts, Rocamadour cheese, and game like duck and Toulouse goose

Drink

Dark, full-bodied reds and fruity, dry whites of the Bergerac region; sweet dessert wines from Monbazillac

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Dordogne

    Your guides will greet you at the train station in Soulliac, and we’ll set off into the countryside. We’ll toast our arrival during a light lunch at Château de la Treyne, our breathtaking hotel perched atop the Dordogne river. After a bike fitting and safety talk, we’ll start our cycling trip with a loop ride in the surrounding countryside, plunging into the forests and gorges that have made the Dordogne famous for its natural beauty. Tonight we will toast to a wonderful week ahead of us as we dine at a chic local bistro.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Souillac, Lacave
    Accomplished: 14 miles / 22.5 km, elevation gain: 274 meters
    Accommodations:  Château de la Treyne

  • Day 2

    Getting to Know Rocamadour

    Visit the historical monuments and Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rocamadour. Ride in the footsteps of pilgrims from every country—among them kings, bishops, and nobles—who have trekked to this site over hundreds of years. Rocamadour is a place unlike any other, set in a gorge perched above the river and built among the rocks and trees. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch as your guides teach you about the exceptional specialty goat cheese named after the town. After visiting this incredible village, we’ll wind our way through the scenic countryside back to our riverside retreat. Relax a bit at the hotel before we dine in luxury in its Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Rocamadour
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 473 meters
    Accommodations: Château de la Treyne

  • Day 3

    La Dordogne by Canoe

    Wake up today and get energized with a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries. We’ll start with a breathtaking ride through the rolling countryside, passing by hillside villages, châteaux, and vast forests. Arriving at Vitrac, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and relax before switching gears and hopping in some canoes to explore the region from the Dordogne River: the area’s original highway. Paddle along with the river’s current, passing by châteaux built right into the cliffs above. Upon arrival at Castlenaud, we’ll enjoy a refreshing glass of wine under the shadow of the Château, an important castle during the Hundred Years War. We’ll then transfer to Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most famous towns in France for medieval art and history. Here we will discover our next stunning hotel, Clos la Boëtie. Tonight we’ll indulge in an authentic Dordogne meal at our favorite local restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Vitrac, Castelnaud, Sarlat-la-Caneda
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 388 meters
    Accommodations: Le Clos la Boëtie

  • Day 4

    A Ride Through Pre-History

    Today we’ll delve into Dordogne’s rich history as we ride through the Forêt Domainale Barade. Enjoy cycling through the lush countryside before stopping for a refreshing lunch en route to Lascaux II. Be amazed by the perfect replicas of real-life paintings left by Cro-Magnon people in this complex series of caves that are over 17,000 years old. Rolling through the countryside on our return ride to Sarlat, we’ll spot an abundance of agricultural and culinary specialties of the region: walnut trees, ducks, and the geese which become the famed walnut oil and foie gras. Tonight you are free to explore Sarlat’s excellent bistros and try them yourself.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Sarlat-la-Canéda, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Saint-Cyprien
    Accomplished: 42 miles / 68 km, elevation gain: 742 meters
    Accommodations: Le Clos la Boëtie

  • Day 5

    Castles and Panoramas

    After a tasty breakfast, we’ll start the day with a shuttle to nearby Beynac-et-Cazenac, a medieval town frozen in time, topped with yet another fully intact medieval castle. After some time to explore the château and soak in the views, we’ll start our journey west towards the famous sweet wine region of Monbazillac. Pass charming villages and stop to admire the manors and château scattered through the region. We’ll enjoy a cafe lunch in the center of Le Buisson de Cadouin. After our arrival at our last hotel, Le Vieux Logis, we’re in for a treat with a savory feast in the hotel’s elegant restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Saint-Cyprien, Siorac-en-Perigord, Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, Saint-Chamassy, Tremolat
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 454 meters
    Accommodations: Le Vieux Logis

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir

    Bid farewell to this stunning region with a final optional loop ride or some more time relaxing at your beautiful hotel. Your guides will then transfer you to Marmande where they will see you off at the train station.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Optional Ride: 8 miles / 12 km

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Paris, France
Pick-Up Location: 11:30am at the Souillac Train Station

Depart

Airport City: Bordeaux, France
Drop-Off Location: 10:45am at the Tremolat Train Station

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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