|Months||October | View Dates»|
|Start & End||Bergerac, France | Brive-la-Gaillarde, France|
|Trip Length||6 days | 5 nights|
|Rider Type||2 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 13 - 45 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Canoeing, Historical Site Visit, Cultural Tour, Wine Tasting, Food Tasting, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Winding through a countryside rich in history and tradition, this bike trip takes a journey through time; from the Stone Age through the Middle Ages to today. This region's unique landscape of history provides days of limitless discovery and nights of unmatched luxury. Relax in lavish chåteaux hotels and relish Michelin-starred cuisine after pedaling through quaint villages and picturesque valleys dotted with mysterious Paleolithic art and grand Medieval castles. Truly an enchanting and enlightening travel experience, Trek Travel's Dordogne bicycle vacation offers a unique, elegant blend of history, adventure, and luxury.
- Ride on quiet tree lined roads, through medieval villages, and along the peaceful Dordogne River.
- Savor the local dishes of duck magret served with delicious cepes mushrooms at our one-starred Michelin restaurant.
- Marvel at the medieval fortress of Beynac
- Visit the only cave in the world open to the public featuring prehistoric polychrome paintings.
- Canoe along the Dordogne River with castles clinging to the limestone rock overhead.
Days 1 & 2 | Trémolat
Stay at Le Vieux Logis
Enjoy moderate riding on peaceful roads, amidst rolling terrain | Discover the fortified bastide town of Monpazier | Linger over a biére pression at a side walk café in Lalinde | Indulge in a delightful dinner at a one-star Michelin restaurant
Days 3 & 4 | Sarlat
Stay at Hotel Clos la Boetie
Visit the historic Font de Gaume cave with a world renowned expert | Canoe down the Dordogne River | Visit the formidable ChÃ¢teau de Beynac | Pedal past battle sites from the Hundred Years War | Walk the cobblestone streets of the medieval town of Sarlat
Days 5 & 6 | Quercy
Stay at Chåteau de la Treyne
Ride through quaint farmlands, ancient forests and picturesque villages | Explore the gravity-defying village of Rocamadour | Savor a Michelin-starred dinner featuring local specialties
Le Vieux Logis | Trémolat, France
A member of the Relais & Chåteaux collection, this high-standard hotel has been in the same family for over 450 years. Originally a simple tobacco barn, the building was renovated under the close eye of Madame Giraudel (the current owner's mother). She transformed the property into a first-class hotel at a time when tourism in the Périgord was only just beginning. The hotel has been redecorated since that time, but retains all its charm. Every book, every piece of furniture and every armchair is original and has a story, some four centuries old.
Hotel Clos la Boetie | Sarlat, France
Perfectly located in the center of the charming and lively town of Sarlat, the hotel owners recently converted their family home into an intimate and luxurious four-star hotel. The hotel artfully combines traditional elegance and comfort with stunning fabrics and bold colors. You will feel at home relaxing by the pool or having a drink in the salon.
Chåteau de la Treyne | Souillac, France
The castle is ideally located overlooking the Dordogne River, surrounded by a classic French formal garden, rare species of trees and ancient cedars. The swimming pool will provide a relaxing and refreshing break, while the Michelin-starred restaurant will replenish your energy in unparalleled French gastronomic style.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 5 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
The Dordogne region enjoys a warm climate. October brings temperatures in the 70s to high 80s. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with the proper rain gear in order to best enjoy your vacation.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 2||Average Daily Mileage | 40|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 2,500|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Dordogne is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is highlighted by rolling hills and quiet winding roads lined with lush forests. Some hills in the Dordogne are quite steep but relatively short. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
Some non-riding options on this trip are:
- Private tour of prehistoric cave paintings in Les Eyzies
- Canoe down the Dordogne River, classified as the cleanest river in France
- Private guided tour of the Medieval fortress of Beynac
- Exploring and shopping in Medieval Sarlat
- Explore fortified "bastide" towns of Domme and Monpazier
- Exploring the village of Rocamadour
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Dordogne bike vacations, here is what they said…
I loved the variety. Canoeing down the Dordogne! Wow! Wine school and castle tour! Wow! Lunch at Patrick’s vineyard was out of this world! I found myself calling friends back home (during my trip!) and telling them to book a trip with Trek Travel!—Joanne
Everything! Doug and Cendrine were amazing guides, the bikes were terrific & the accommodations and food were incredible!—Martha
As compared to biking in Minnesota, biking in France takes my breath away. Such beautiful roads and vistas!—Leslie
We took another trip with Trek Travel because we had such an amazing time in Italy (Tuscany). We were thrilled again by the trip experience and know we will travel again soon with Trek.—Marisca
The roads and the routes were wonderful, but the guides, Doug and Cendrine made the trip—Tom
We got to feel like a VIP every day—Chris