9 days/8 nights, with 7 days cycling

Any start date between April 1 to October 25

We recommend you to start your tour on a Friday to see the market in Gourdon held every saturday

45 km daily average (30 miles)

Some hills every day of moderate difficulty, as well as a few more challenging ones.
Extra km possible

Classic Accommodation:   US$1900     

Single Supplement:


Casual/B&B Accommodation:   US$1540

Single Supplement:


Luxe Accommodation:US$2640
Single Supplement:US$640


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  • 8 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Luggage transfers
  • Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
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You start in Gourdon, about 550 km south of Paris.

Gourdon is a charming village, crowning a hill in quiet wooded countryside. It boasts a charming medieval quarter of narrow streets and golden limestone houses and a 14th-century Gothic church.

Gourdon is on the main Paris-Toulouse rail line, a five-hour trip with no change of trains


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Dordogne Cycling 9 Days
The Dordogne is often called the most beautiful river in France. Our tour to this land of the castles of Richard the Lionheart features the most famous and spectacular section of the river, studded with castles and cave art. The pedaling is perfect, and a plenitude of sights and attractions rounds out your vacation. This tour in the southwest serves as a delightful introduction to France, but also suits experienced adventurers.


Dordogne Cycling 9 Days

Day 1
Arrival in Gourdon. Our Area Manager will give you the bikes and a briefing for the tour. 
Distance: 12 km, elevation gain 170 m.*

Day 2

Leave Gourdon to pedal to the Dordogne Valley. You’ll climb to the region of the causse, a wild limestone plateau crisscrossed by stone walls and dotted with black-eyed sheep. Visit an ancient water-powered flour mill on the way to Rocamadour, today’s destination.
Distance: 37 km, elevation gain 400 m or 64 km, gain 795 m.*

Day 3
Explore the ancient pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, a near-vertical town overlooking the isolated Ouysse ravine. Then ride to Carennac, or to Autoire, delightful villages dotting the course of the Dordogne River. Explore the sinkhole of Padirac Chasm and take a boat ride on an underground river, before returning to Rocamadour.
Distance: 52 km, elevation gain 310 m or 57 km, gain 430 m.*

Day 4
Wind your way past oak groves, where the famous truffles grow, to the Dordogne River. Follow its curves to the cliffside villages of La Roque-Gageac and Vitrac and settle in for two nights. Or, if you prefer, continue to the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat for two nights.
Distance: 55 km, elevation gain 375 m or 65 km, gain 550 m.*

Day 5

Enjoy a full day to explore the region. Wander through Sarlat, with its charming winding streets and magnificent buildings. Visit Beynac, then Castelnaud castle with its medieval warfare museum. Feast your eyes on the unforgettable view from the golden hilltop village of Domme.
Distance: 60 km, elevation gain 440 m.*

Dordogne Cycling 11 Days Day 6

Enjoy spectacular views of the Dordogne valley as you follow winding roads through the forests and villages of the Périgord Noir. Pause at St-Cyprien, dominated by its massive Romanesque church, then head to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, sometimes referred to as “The World Capital of Prehistory”. 
Distance: 49 km, elevation gain 388 m.* 
Day 7

On a day ride from Les Eyzies you’ll explore the Vézère River valley. This is the land of the most famous prehistoric sites, including caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit Font de Gaume, Abri du Cap Blanc, and the lovely village of St-Léon. Go as far as Lascaux.
Distance: 42 km, elevation gain 816 m or 86 km, gain 1667 m.*

Day 8
Follow gentle river valleys through the green hills of the Bouriane to return to Gourdon. Savour the beauty and tranquility of this charming landscape.
Distance: 67 km, elevation gain 700 m or 93 km, gain 1018 m.*

Day 9
Take a final stroll through Gourdon’s medieval streets before heading off on your next adventure.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.


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- S. Ashmore

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