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8-Day Dordogne & Lascaux Cave Classic Cycling Tour

8-Day Dordogne & Lascaux Cave Classic Cycling Tour

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,562 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2786
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,562 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Dordogne
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Hobby
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2786
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 dinnersInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

This exhilarating, 8-day cycling tour will take you to the heart of the Dordogne region including the replica of the famous Lascaux caves. Your cycling tour will start in Bergerac, a town known for its half-timbered houses and lovely castles. Then, explore Les Eyzies, the capital of prehistory and Lascaux Cave II, which is the replica of the famous cave. You also have he opportunity to discover Sarlat,a beautiful medieval town known for its well-preserved archictecture and beautiful buildings.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Bergerac
Arrive in Bergerac, a large town with good rail access and services. This is your gateway to the famous Black Perigord. The historic city is very picturesque, with many places to visit including the Maison des Vins for local wines. Orientation and bike delivery at your hotel.

Dinner out on your own in Bergerac; some suggestions will be included in your travel book.

Day 2, Bergeract to Tremolat (25 mi or 40 km)
A fairly challenging start to this tour, involving some hilly terrain up to the viewpoint of Les Cingles de Tremolat. The ride will take you along a scenic route to St Sauveur and through the surrounding forests.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 3, Ride to Les Eyzies (28 mi or 45 km)
You have a lot to see and visit today! The route starts easily, you will arrive to Audrix then down to Le Bugue and Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then on to Les Eyzies, the capital of Pre-History! Take your time to visit this charming town and its sites and museums including the Font de Gaume grotto. Font de Gaume is a cave that houses a collection of prehistoric polychrome cave paintings. Prehistoric people living in the Dordogne Valley first settled in Font de Gaume around 25,000 BC. The cave was forgotten until the 19th century when the locals rediscovered the cave. Paintings were discovered and dated from 17000 BC, during the Magdalenien period. The cave's most famous painting, a fresco of five bisons was discovered accidentally in 1966 while scientists were cleaning the cave.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Loop ride to Lascaux Cave (33 mi or 53 km)
You have the opportunity to visit the most famous cave in the region: Lascaux! The original Lascaux is not open to the public anymore but Lascaux 2 is the exact replica. Located just near to the town of Montignac, the cycling is a bit longer today. We recommend to start early if you want to have enough time to explore Lascaux 2. Pass through St Leon sur Vezere and numerous charming villages. Return to Les Eyzies, overnight at the same hotel.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Ride to Sarlat (Option 1: 14 mi or 23 km or Option 2: 18 mi or 29 km)
Your destination is the pitturesque town of Sarlat. This town with its cobbled streets, old roofs, and warm stone walls has an exceptional heritage. Sarlat is a medieval town created around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the most representative towns of the 14th century in France. Your hotel is located in the center of the historical old town of Sarlat.

Dinner on your own tonight. Breakfast included. 

Day 6, Loop around Sarlat
A rolling ride to visit the countryside and some of the main sites, as Chateau of Monfort, while riding on quiet country roads. Ride on a bike path back to Sarlat. Overnight in the same hotel, dinner on your own tonight.

Breakfast included.

Day 7, Dordogne countryside to Belves (24 mi or 38 km)
Ride through some charming villages such as la Roque Gageac and Beynac. La Roque Gageac was also awarded the Most Beautiful Villages of France label. Built at the foot of a cliff, right along the river, don't miss its Exotic Garden and the troglodyte fort. Just 3 miles away is Beynac, boasting an imposing castle once besieged by Richard the Lion Hart. This visit is not on the itinerary but it's worth the detour if you have time!

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 8, Departure Day
Departure after breakfast, trains for Paris and other destinations throughout France are available. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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