A Long Weekend in the Dordogne

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  • View from Villa Courtissous, Dordogne
  • Town of Terrasson, Dordogne
  • River at Roque Saint Christophe
  • View of the hills in Dordogne, France
  • Quiet street in Dordogne village, France
  • Flower market in Dordogne, France
  • Dordogne village
  • View of Dordogne Valley from Domme
  • Cycling the Dordogne: Taking a break in Domme

A Long Weekend in the Dordogne

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Fully supported cycling tour through the beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside, and valleys of the Perigord Noir.

The Perigord Noir provides a wealth of cycling opportunities for riders of all levels. There are many quiet routes through the rolling hills as well as challenging climbs.

From our base in Saint Rabier, we will select the best routes and locations to visit both on and off the bike in this culturally rich and historic region.

Our support team will manage the logistics to ensure you can focus on taking in the stunning scenery and enjoying your ride.

4 days

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With miles of scenic rolling countryside, fascinating ancient bastide towns and delicious gourmet delights, it’s easy to see why the Dordogne is such a popular cycling destination.

Tour includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Saint Rabier
  • Transfer for you and your bike from Bergerac airport
  • Daily supported rides with guide
  • Breakfast and evening meals each day



Minimum group size for this trip is 4 persons

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided by our partner Villa des Courtissous a 3 star gite in St Rabier which can accomodate up to 8 people.

We have a secure garage for bike storage and access to standard maintenance tools.

Sample itinerary

Level: medium to challenging, some hill climbs, designed for active to avid riders (can be adjusted for more recreational riders).

Arrival

We will pick you up at Bergerac airport and transport you and your bike to Villa des Courtissous in the picturesque village of St.Rabier, Dordogne.

Depending on your flight times, there should be time for a leg-warmer ride today (~50 km) followed by a group dinner at Villa des Courtissous.

  • Chateau Hautefort in Dordogne

Leg-warmer ride (50 km, 770m) and explore the magnificent Chateau Hautefort

Medieval Villages of the Dordogne

This route is a undulating circular loop heading northwest from St. Rabier and passing through a variety of picturesque villages several of which are designated as amongst “Les plus beaux villages de France”.

After a lunch break in medieval square of Saint Jean de Cole we will continue the ride back to St. Rabier. Late afternoon can be spent relaxing poolside followed by a group BBQ.

  • St Jean de Cole, Dordogne
  • View from the bridge, St Jean de Cole, Dordogne

Distance: 105km, Climbing 1675m

Exploring the Prehistoric Dordogne

This route takes a winding path through the hills on the way to the popular town of Sarlat. It is full of short and sharpish hill climbs.

We will stop for lunch in the “bastide” or fortified village of Domme. Domme is perched on a breathtakingly high cliff that allows it to enjoy an exceptional view of the Dordogne valley and the neighbouring “Most Beautiful Villages” of La Roque-Gageac and Beynac-et-Cazenac. Domme boasts a successful combination of architectural, natural and gastronomic heritage typical of Périgord Noir.

On the return trip, the route passes along the Vezere river valley which is famous for its prehistoric sites such as the impressive cave dwellings at La Roque St. Christophe.

  • Village of Sarlat, Dordogne
  • Roque Saint Christoph in Dordogne

Distance: 130km, Climbing 2355m

Morning ride and heading home

Those who want to fit in a final ride, will rise early and be rewarded by the stunning Dordogne valley under the dramatic early morning light.

We will ride about 30 km through the surrounding hills before disassembling the bikes for you and packaging them into the bike boxes ready for your flight home.

  • Morning view over the hills of Dordogne
Final day and heading home

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