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France - Perigord & Dordogne Bike Tour
Discover the South west of France between Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. These two areas reflect all the values that create the region atmosphere offering its visitors a mosaic of preserved landscapes with an amazing diversity. Start your cycling holidays from Agen, a friendly and lively town renowned for its canal bridge, the second longest in France and its famous prunes. Cycle through medieval “bastille” town and fortified castles, pretty villages such as Monpazier, la Roque Gageac and Sarlat, classified “most beautiful villages of France”. Ride on gentle rolling hills and fertile valleys through wild wood and pine forest. Authentic and convivial, these areas are ideal for green tourist lovers. The gastronomy and local food are part of their identity; don’t miss a taste of the typical dishes of the region (black truffles, mushrooms, foie gras, duck confit…) renowned worldwide.

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+ Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival to Agen

Day 1 | Arrival to Agen

Arrive at your 3-star hotel in Agen, where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you. Agen is a rich city with 2000 years of history, which reveals its heritage throughout medieval streets and elegant boulevards from 19th Century.

Stim'otel Agen

Agen

Stim'otel AgenThe hotel is ideally situated in a resolutely modern area, with friendly and welcoming staff, full and quality service. All our team are ready and at your disposition to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, as well as show you the local richness of Agen. Our reservation service will answer all your needs and also will help with any organising for accommodation. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city, with parking. It is also conveniently a 5 minute walk from the train station, from the town hall, the theatre and the main high-street. By car, it is a 10 minute drive from the airport, the Congress Centre, the Walibi Park, and the interchange A 64.

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Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Room Service Restaurant

Day 2 | Ride around the Lot Valley (45 km)

Day 2 | Ride around the Lot Valley (45 km)

Your cycling tour in South West France takes you from Agen, pretty city of the Prune to the medieval bastide of Villeneuve-sur-Lot though beautiful countryside roads. Take the time to visit the “Foie Gras museum” and discover all the secrets of its fabrication! Many farms open their doors in the area. Then the itinerary take you to Pene d’Agenais, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Hotel Le Moulin de Madame

Villeneuve sur Lot France

Hotel Le Moulin de MadameSituated right in the heart of South West France, between Bordeaux and Toulouse, Le Moulin de Madame, overlooking the magnificent locks on the Lot, will give you a warm welcome. This XVIIIth century mill has lent its costume to house a panoramic restaurant and a spa from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Lot. Alongside it you will also find a charming 30-room hotel. The majority of rooms have either a garden, or a private terrace with unforgettable view over the Lot. An idyllic place for your well being ! Our rooms are spread out over 9 different houses. You can stay in either Sophia, Jasmine, Elaine, Katie, Pauline, Emma, Bridget, Caroline or Sarah.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Room Service Restaurant

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Day 3 | Lot Valley and Dordogne (50 km)

Day 3 | Lot Valley and Dordogne (50 km)

This cycling day pursues its itinerary towards Monflanquin, bastide classified most beautiful village of France. Cycle through woods and forest and reach the fortress of “Gavaudun”, border line between the Perigord and the Lot Valley area. Take the time to visit it and head towards Biron where a fortified castle awaits you. Enjoy a pleasant end of the itinerary in a Perigord landscape: forest of chestnut, oak, stone walls with earth tones and discover the remarkable medieval bastide of Monpazier, another village classified most beautiful village of France.

Hotel Edward 1er

Monpazier

Hotel Edward 1erLet us introduce you to the Dordogne, Monpazier – a historic fortified ‘bastide’ village, and of course to our hotel. Come and experience the natural beauty and explore the history of Monpazier, while you relax in our comfortable 19th century petit-chateau hotel. Set in the heart of the Dordogne, Hotel - Restaurant Edward 1er is a beautiful hotel with a stunning view over the surrounding rolling countryside.

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Open Parking Internet Access Restaurant

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Day 4 | Bastides towns of Perigord (45 km)

Day 4 | Bastides towns of Perigord (45 km)

Your cycling holiday takes you this time on the Route de Bastides. From Monpazier discover the thirteenth century English bastides and remarkable religious monuments. Take the time to admire the “cloister of Cadouin” a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will end your cycling day in the Black Perigord, the most famous and tourist area of the Dordogne.

Hotel Le Relais du Perigord Noir

Siorac en Perigord

Hotel Le Relais du Perigord NoirA 10-minute walk from the river, this contemporary boutique hotel, open from mid-April to mid-October, is a 3-minute walk from Golf de la Forge and a 4-minute walk from Siorac-en-Périgord station. Fashionable rooms and studios feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite bathrooms. Studios sleep up to 5 guests and add kitchenettes; some also have pull-out sofas. There's a breakfast buffet (fee), and the bright, modern restaurant has a terrace. Other amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a heated indoor/outdoor pool with a terrace, as well as a billiards room and a gym.

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Swimming Pool Restaurant

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Day 5 | Châteaux and most beautiful villages of France ( 50 km)

Day 5 | Châteaux and most beautiful villages of France ( 50 km)

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Black Perigord and discover the most beautiful castles of the Valley. Les Milandes , Castelnaud or Beynac open their doors! Cycle alongside the Dordogne and enjoy the beautiful medieval villages of France. Located at the foot of a cliff, the Roque Gageac will amaze you. Then you cycle in the direction of the gastronomic capital of the Black Perigord where you can enjoy a regional cuisine, foie gras, truffles, duck. SARLAT: one of the most important towns of the region; it is classified as a city of art and history. Built during the 9th century around a Benedictine Abbey, its a lovely walking town with its narrow alleyways and historical monuments.

Hotel Le Compostelle

Sarlat la Caneda

Hotel Le CompostelleThe hotel de Compostela is situated between the valleys of the Dordogne and the Vézère, famous for its historic and prehistoric richness, close to the heart of the medieval city and its cultural center. In a stone building, this modest hotel is 2.5 km from Gare de Sarlat train station and 8.1 km from the 13th-century le Château de Puymartin. Bright, classic rooms and suites feature en suite bathrooms, minibars and desks, as well as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have patio or garden access. There's a relaxed cocktail bar, plus a garden terrace and an exercise room.

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Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service

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Day 6 | Loop in the heart of the prehistory (45 km)

Day 6 | Loop in the heart of the prehistory (45 km)

Today is a loop ride from Sarlat and back. This is a can't miss ride into the Vezere Valley of "pre-history"! Ride to the town of Les Eyzies where you find the Pre-History museum and the Font de Gaume grotto. Considered one of the most important areas where Cro-Magnon left so many visible traces, this is one of the most interesting stops of the region! Back in Sarlat you have an open evening to enjoy your last night before departing.

Hotel Le Compostelle

Sarlat la Caneda

Hotel Le CompostelleThe hotel de Compostela is situated between the valleys of the Dordogne and the Vézère, famous for its historic and prehistoric richness, close to the heart of the medieval city and its cultural center. In a stone building, this modest hotel is 2.5 km from Gare de Sarlat train station and 8.1 km from the 13th-century le Château de Puymartin. Bright, classic rooms and suites feature en suite bathrooms, minibars and desks, as well as flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have patio or garden access. There's a relaxed cocktail bar, plus a garden terrace and an exercise room.

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Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service

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Day 7 | Departure day

Day 7 | Departure day

After breakfast you are free to depart at your leisure. From Sarlat you can get a train to Souillac and then onward to Paris, or other regional cities. If you have time for an extra night, we can arrange a canoe trip on the Dordogne River!  
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Prices

Perigord & Dordogne Bike Tour

Double Occupancy:

1148 €/person

Single Supplement (2 or more travelers):

345 €/person

Extra Nights:

Per person in Agen:

66 €/person

Per person in Sarlat:

72 €/person



No Solo travelers.

Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 117 euros, please see the Bike Rental tab for all details about the bikes we offer.

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+ What's Included?

- 6 nights of accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
- Daily breakfast at each hotel
- 3 dinners included
- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- All luggage transfers
- Comprehensive trip literature send prior to travel
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Pre and Post Travel assistance for any France travel needs


Lodging

Accommodation: 3 and 4 star hotels in each area. All lodgings include private bathroom and a variety of other amenities.

Standard hotels:

- Stim'otel Agen ***
- Hotel Le Moulin de Madame****
- Hotel Edward 1er***
- Hotel Le Relais du Perigord Noire***
- Hotel Le Compostelle***

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Pre history sites in Les Eyzies, La Roque Gageac

- Castles, Cliffside villages, jaw dropping villages.

- Some of the best gastronomy and wine in France!

Need to Know:

- lighter distances mixed with longer rides over rolling country; not an easy tour

- Some hotels may have city tax that is due on the spot. Usually 1-2 Euros per person per night.

Best of Dordogne & Lot Valleys Cycling
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

Dates - Dates of Tour availability: can start any day, but subject to hotel availability, advance planning suggested for high season, April through October.

Level - Level 3 is intermediate, rolling terrain. Good physical condition suggested. Average riding of 47 km per day on the circuit; additional riding at client leisure.

Details - Train: From Paris to Agen and from Souillac at the finish. Tour finishes in Sarlat which is a short train or taxi to Souillac. Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 5min.

We can also organize guided trips for any group size of 4 or more and can accommodate custom requests; please inquire

This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more and discounts on parties of 4 or more.; please inquire.

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    Local Coordinator: Our on site expert will meet you for orientation and then provide support throughout your trip. They live in the region and know it so well!  

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    Our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of emergency, breakdown (except flats), and if due to weather or other reason you need to arrange a transfer. About Self Guided Tours

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    Bikes Available on This Tour:

    CUBE Attain Frame: Aluminium 6061 T6 Superlight, Road Comfort Geometry
    Fork: CUBE CSL Race, One Piece 3D-Forged Steerer/Crown, Carbon Blades
    Headset: FSA Z-t, Top Zero-Stack, Bottom Integrated
    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500, 11-34
    Brakes: Shimano Tiagra BR-4700
    Stem: CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
    Saddle: CUBE RO 1.0
    Seat post: CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
    Tires: Conti Ultra Sport 2, 25x622
    182 Euros

    CUBE Touring Pro Frame: Aluminium Superlite Trekking Comfort Double Butted
    Fork: SR Suntour NEX; 63mm
    Headset: FSA No.10, Semi-Integrated
    Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T801, 48x36x26T, BB-UN100, 175mm
    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200, 12-32T
    Brakes: Tektro HD-M285, Hydr. Disc. Brake (160/160)
    Stem: CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
    Saddle: Selle Royal Freccia
    Seat post: CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm; EE: CUBE Performance Post, 30.9mm
    Rims/Spokes: CUBE ZX20, 36H, Disc
    Tires:Schwalbe Spicer, Active, 40x622
    117 Euros

    Included are:

  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • 2 Rear bags
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • 1 Bottle holder (only man bike)
  • Bike lock
  • Frame pump
  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.


    E-bikes: E-bikes are also available on this tour. The Touring Bike Pro 500 is an 9 geared bike to help get you over some of those rolling hills of this region. This frame style is the only one available. (see photo)182 Euros

     
     
     
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    "I cannot begin to tell you what a postive and beautiful experience we had. The logistics ran like clockwork, leaving us free to enjoy bicycling, the lovely French people, food, wine and countryside. Accomodations were better than expected and hotel staff were all delightful! I want to go back...now!"
    - A. Urso"


    "Fantastic Trip! You folks really have this bike trip thing down. Every aspect of the trip was great..."
    - Tom M./USA

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    France - Perigord & Dordogne Bike Tour

    Tour Type: Self-guided hybrid cycling
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    Distance: 45 km/day
    Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
    Availability: April to October
    Cost: Starting at €1148





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