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Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling

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5 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-11606
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Souillac, France
  • Ends Souillac, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover dramatic scenery
  • Visit historic, prehistoric and UNESCO sites
  • Stay in excellent hotels with pools
Starting and ending in Souillac, the trip "Dordogne Valleys And Villages Cycling" is a self-guided food tour that takes 9 days. You will travel through Montignac, Souillac and Sarlat-la-Canéda in France. "Dordogne Valleys And Villages Cycling" is a private trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The Dordogne is set apart by its dramatic scenery characterised by steep sided river valleys and ancient villages. Pedalling along the banks of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, this self-guided route meanders down quiet lanes, through ancient woodland, magical villages and uncovers hidden chateaux. As an area known for exquisite cuisine, this trip is filled with gastronomic meals giving you a taste of the best local delicacies, while the excellent hotels offer swimming pools, local charm and comfort allowing you to completely unwind at the end of each day.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Souillac.
  • Day 2: Ride from Souillac to Sarlat via the Chateau de Fenelon
  • Day 3: Free day to relax in Sarlat or enjoy an optional ride to Domme or La Roque-Gageac.
  • Day 4: Cycle following th Dordogne to Beynac and St Cyprien; end the day in Les Eyzies
  • Day 5: Free day in Les Eyzies; optional ride through the Vezere Gorges or spend the day canoeing or kayaking.
  • Day 6: Cycle to La Roque St Christophe and the village of St Leon; end the ride in Montignac.
  • Day 7: Free day exploring Montignac, or ride to the Lascaux II caves.
  • Day 8: Cycle back to Souillac via Salignac and the Manoir d'Eyrignac.
  • Day 9: End Souillac.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners
Others
  • All luggage transfers
  • GPS route directions and navigation app
  • High Quality BIkes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Arrival & departure transfers for land only bookings (available on request)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2017
5 - Excellent
Self Guided Gastronomic Dordogne Cycling trip
A thoroughly enjoyable cycling trip with some superb food and especially at Les Glycines's restaurant where the service and accommodation were impeccable.
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 16 2017
5 - Excellent
Dordogne gastronomic cycling trip
A fantastic nine day trip through a beautiful section of the Dordogne, riding between hotels and visiting historic chateaus and towns along the way. The accommodation was excellent, the food was wonderful and the self-guided... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 30 2017
5 - Excellent
More hills than we expected
Our week was particularly hot, as temperatures in the high 30's swept over France. This probably made the hills a bit more of a challenge, but they are achievable since the bikes are very good and have plenty of gears. We would... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 29 2015
5 - Excellent
Self Guided Gastronomic Dordogne Cycling trip
A thoroughly enjoyable cycling trip with some superb food and especially at Les Glycines's restaurant where the service and accommodation were impeccable.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Dordogne Valleys and Villages Cycling tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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