Fertile green valleys, castles and bastides, fortified villages, gently meandering rivers, lush pastures, wine, walnuts, geese for foie gras and the warm southern sun – this is Dordogne!
Dordogne & Perigord - Individual - 8D/7N
History and Gastronomy in Dordogne
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
Once at your hotel you can take some time to visit the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. See the remarkable abbey-church with fine carvings, and a statue of the prophet Isaiah, a masterpiece of the Romanesque art. Overnight stay in a charming hotel.
Day 2 Souillac – Tamniès 38 km
Your first day riding is easy and follows the valley with many visits possible, most notably the gardens of Eyrignac. Nice château to visit when you arrive in Salignac. Afterwards you continue to Tamniès.
Day 3 Tamniès – Les Eyzies 42 km
A leisurely ride towards St Genies, a typical village. You will then enter the Vézère valley, famous for its prehistorical past. Many places to visit along the way, for example Roque-St-Christophe, with its caverns set in the rock. Your cycling ends In Les Eyzies de Tayac, world prehistoric centre, where you will discover the well-known archaeological wealth and underground caves.
Day 4 Around Les Eyzies 37 km
A longer ride today, you will want to start your day early to spend more time in Les Eyzies to visit the grottos. Be sure to also visit the château in the village of Beynac perched on a clifftop as well.
Day 5 Les Eyzies – Vitrac 34 km
The ride from Les Eyzies takes you through Montignac where along the way is the famous Lascaux and Lascaux II grottos. In Sarlat, largest medieval town in Europe, true jewel of the renaissance and gothic era.
Day 6 Around Vitrac 37 km
You can visit the grottos of Cougnac before continuing to the Dordogne Valley where you start to discover many of the local châteaux. You will have time to visit the château and fortified village of Domme overlooking the river. La Roque Gageac is an old river port pressed against the cliffside.
Day 7 Vitrac – Souillac 32 km
Returning now to the starting point, you will follow the Dordogne River and along the way pass the chateaux of Veyrignac and Fenelon. Return to the same hotel as the first night.
Departure after breakfast
7 nights in 2*/3* star hotels in room with private facilities
Nights in 2*/3* star hotels in room with private facilities
3 course dinner (option)
Personal welcome meeting
Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Rout book, maps and information material
24 h Service Hotline
GPS-Tracks on demand
On side routs, flat to hilly terrain