Cycle through lush, green Dordogne with its rich history and produce, and see why it's one of France's most popular regions.
Dordogne has prehistoric caves, medieval walled towns, and beautiful châteaux throughout its sun-warmed countryside.
Known as Périgord to the French, the region is home of prized Périgord black truffles and liqueurs, foie gras and duck dishes, and Bergerac wine.
You'll start and end in pretty Souillac. Highlights include a garden with famous topiaries, visits to châteaux and stone age grottos, and gorgeous produce markets.
It's an easy-going place, so it's an easy-going holiday. Daily distances are 30–50 km on gentle to rolling terrain. Longer rides are available for those who want to ride further.
This self-guided holiday is available for a minimum of 2 people, departing daily. We take care of all your accommodation, luggage transfers and breakfasts. We give you all the maps and info you need to cycle unguided.
Come find your place in the warm Southern sun — Dordogne awaits.
Easy tours are specifically designed to allow you to experience a new activity and culture in a relaxed environment. If you’re after a peaceful holiday with a light introductory focus on one or more activities then easy torus are a great option. Routes chosen will be easy and often ridden entirely at your own pace, suitable for families.
An average level of fitness is required, exercising at least once a week prior to the tour.
Check into your charming hotel in the pretty medieval town of Souillac in the afternoon. Then, take some time to visit Souillac’s 12th century Benedictine monastery, Abbey Sainte-Marie, with its fine carvings and statue of the prophet Isaiah — a masterpiece of Romanesque art.
Meals: No meals
An easy day of riding through the Dordogne River Valley. There are many places to visit along the way such as Eyrignac, one of the Remarkable Gardens of France, known for its amazing topiaries and borders. Better still, you have plenty of time in today’s destination, Salignac, with its interesting castle.
A leisurely ride today to St Genies, a typical Dordogne village with stunning views from the medieval Château de Losse on the banks of the River Vézère. The many beautiful sights along the way including La Roque St-Christophe, a fantastic limestone cliff with many grottos and caves. Today’s destination, Les Eyzies, where Cro-Magnon skeletons have been found, is a wealth of archaeological history, cave paintings and miles of underground caves.
A day to relax, or for those interested in a longer ride, an early start is essential to see Les Eyzies and visit its fascinating grottos. You can also head for the stunning château village of Beynac-et-Cazenac, perched high on a cliff top overlooking the Vézère river and valley. Beynac-et-Cazenac is on the official list of the most beautiful villages in France.
The ride from Les Eyzies takes you through Montignac, known for its beautiful bridge. Along the way is the famous Lascaux cave complex with art that is nearly 18,000 years old. In Sarlat, a beautifully preserved 14th century town, attractions include the produce market selling fresh fruit, nuts and typical Périgord liqueurs.
Visit the grottos of Cougnac and continue along the Dordogne River Valley with its many châteaux. Well worth a look are the château and scenic fortified village of Domme and La Roque-Gageac, an old river port built into the cliffs.
Today you return to your starting point, following the Dordogne River and passing the châteaux of Veyrignac and Fenelon. You’ll stay in the same hotel as on Day 1.
Today your journey ends. One more substantial breakfast, then it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers, and to one of the most beautiful regions of France.