Escape to a magical place in the heart of the Dordogne where centuries of history have left their mark. Limestone cliffs loom overhead, marked by mysterious openings into age-old shelters, and herds of bison thunder across cave walls, attesting to the genius of ancient artists. Imposing castles and sombre churches conjure up images of warring princes and pious pilgrims. Peaceful roads and pathways wind past villages of golden limestone, tobacco fields, walnut groves and shady oak woods where black truffles grow.
Les Eyzies de Tayac
Les Eyzies de Tayac, Chemin de la Gaubert, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
La Roque St. Christophe, Roque Saint-Christophe, Peyzac-le-Moustier, France
Puymartin, Castels, France
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
3 nights hotels
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Start any date between April 15 and October 25
ARRIVE / DEPART
Casual/B&B Accommodation: US$795
Single Supplement: US$160
Classic Accommodation: US$835
Single Supplement: US$225
Luxe Accommodation: US$1295
Single Supplement: US$345
Arrive in Les Eyzies. Explore the tiny backstreets, walk to Tayac and its wonderful fortified church, and follow part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Your bicycle is waiting for you, so you could also head for the fascinating cave etchings at Les Combarelles Cave near Les Eyzies and then ride further through an intimate river valley to the prehistoric sculptures sheltered at the Abri du Cap Blanc rock shelter.
Cycle the Vézère River Valley to the towering cliff dwellings of La Roque-St-Christophe and further to St-Léon-sur-Vézère, selected as a Plus Beau Village. If you like, continue to Montignac and Lascaux. Or enjoy a hilly ride to the medieval gem of Sarlat, with twisting alleys, cosy squares and beautiful buildings.
Ride to Les Cabanes, a village of prehistoric stone huts called bories, and to Puymartin, a castle built in the 13th- century. Consider a side trip to visit the ruined castle of Commarque, a fabulous setting unvisited by tourists. Or head to the Dordogne River, considered one of the most beautiful rivers in France, and follow it through charming villages to St-Cyprien which has a colourful market on Sundays. Extend your ride to the pretty riverside village of Limeuil, or the famous river meander at Trémolat.
Explore the diverse landscapes around Les Eyzies on this pleasant walk that takes you to the Gorges d’Enfer where there are several prehistoric sites. Or get in some more cycing before you depart for your next adventure.
A former mill, this quaint hotel has one of the top restaurants in Les Eyzies. Propiertors Annick & Georges Soulie provide a warm welcome.
This hotel, formerly a member of Relais & Chateaux, has undergone a recent renovation and new management. With 20 bedrooms and a large heated pool and beautiful grounds, this hotel is a traveler favourite.
Set apart from the tourist bustle of Les Eyzies, the 4-star Hotel Les Glycines offers luxury, charm and a warm welcome. It dates from 1862 when it was a "relais de poste". In addition to its interior charm, the hotel offers a tranquil setting with a fine restaurant, swimming pool and lovely gardens.