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Château-de-Montfort [click to enlarge]Beautiful Carrenac [click to enlarge]Where’s the traffic? [click to enlarge]
Cycle-the-Dordogne’s self-guided tours are extremely flexible. Once we know your preferred start date and choice of tour, leave everything else up to us. By the way, if you’re not sure which tour to choose, don’t hesitate to give us a ring so that we can discuss all the possible options with you before you book.

Sample itineraries and prices are shown below for our Cycling Tours: Dordogne One (7, 9 or 11 days), Dordogne Two (9 days), Lot Valley One (9 days), Lot Valley Two (8 or 10 days), Dordogne/Lot Combo, Sarlat Plus One and Hub and Spoke. We also offer a Multi-Activity Tour.
The quaint streets of Gourdon [click to enlarge]La-Roque-Gageac [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : DORDOGNE ONE (7, 9 or 11 days)
Day 1Arrive in Gourdon and meet Cliff for the "meet’n’greet". Cliff will then give you your bikes and all other necessary equipment, run through the tour details and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2 & 3Cycle to the stunning Rocamadour. Explore the "Gouffre de Padirac", Loubressac and several other delightful villages along the way.
Day 4 & 5Pedal to La-Roque-Gageac set in the heart of the Périgord Noir, surrounded by awe-inspiring châteaux.
Day 6 & 7Continue on to Les Eyzies and the famous prehistoric sites of the Vézère Valley.
Day 8 & 9Wind your way along beautiful country lanes to Monpazier and visit wonderful Cadouin and Château Biron.
Day 10The route back to Gourdon takes you through some remarkable countryside - a wonderful way to end your holiday!
  • The above itinerary is the 11-day version of the Dordogne One Tour
Euros (€)
Short: B&B
Hotel
885€
1115€
Standard: B&B
Hotel
1140€
1445€
Long: B&B
Hotel
1390€
1765€
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
  • Deluxe hotels are available at certain locations - please contact us for more details and prices
Rocamadour [click to enlarge]Château-de-Castelnau-Bretenoux [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : DORDOGNE TWO (9 days)
Day 1Arrive in Gourdon and meet Cliff for the "meet’n’greet". Cliff will then give you your bikes and all other necessary equipment, run through the tour details and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2Leave Gourdon and the verdant Bouriane and head for the wide open spaces of Les Causses. Pass through unspoilt, beautiful scenery on your way to the famous village of Rocamadour.
Day 3 & 4From Rocamadour, cycle through charming villages to reach St-Céré. A day ride out of St-Céré poses the question "Where first?" There are the waterfalls at Autoire, the Château-de-Montal, Castelnau-Bretenoux castle or "Les Grottes de Presque". You decide.
Day 5Pedal parallel to the river towards stunning Carennac. Stroll around the village’s narrow streets which are lined with leaning houses, before setting off through wonderful countryside to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne on the banks of the River Dordogne.
Day 6From Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, cycle through deserted lanes to Collanges-la-Rouge in the Corrèze. The buildings in the village were built using red sandstone - and the historic atmosphere of the village is sure to make a lasting impression on you.
Day 7From Collonges-la-Rouge, head back to Salignac in the Dordogne. This is the tour’s longest day as you will cycle approximately 60kms through countryside which seems to have been forgotten by all but the farmers. The silence is deafening!
Day 8Before leaving Salignac for Gourdon, you may wish to visit the impressive Jardins d’Eyrignac. From here, via Carlux and its commanding position overlooking the Valley, you cycle back into the Bouriane and Gourdon, your final destination.
Euros (€)
Hotel
1305€
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
The streets of Gourdon [click to enlarge]Pont Valentré at Cahors [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : LOT VALLEY ONE (9 days)
Day 1Arrive in Gourdon and meet Cliff at the "meet’n’greet". Cliff will then give you your bikes and all other necessary equipment, run through the tour details and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2Leave Gourdon behind as you cycle into La France Profonde towards the bastide town of Monpazier.
Day 3 & 4Cycle down into the glorious Lot valley and immerse yourself in the wonderful landscape. Why not visit Château-de-Bonaguil or one of the many vineyards along the route to Cahors?
Day 5, 6 & 7Cahors now fades into the distance as you cycle along the edge of the River Lot beneath overhanging cliffs. Wander round St-Cirq-Lapopie and visit the Pech Merle cave with its ancient cave drawings.
Day 8Return to Gourdon through a landscape which appears not to have changed for centuries.
Euros (€)
B&B
Hotel
1100€
1365€
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
The River Lot at Cahors [click to enlarge]The Lot Valley [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : LOT VALLEY TWO (8 or 10 days)
Day 1Arrive in Gourdon and meet Cliff for the "meet’n’greet". Cliff will then give you your bikes and all other necessary equipment, run through the tour details and answer any questions you may have.
Day 2Set off from Gourdon to Gluges, nestled at the foot of a 120m cliff which borders the River Dordogne. Visit Souillac’s abbey along the way or the grottes at Lacave.
Day 3 & 4A wonderful ride from Gluges to Loubressac. Visit Martel, the town of the seven towers. A free day to possibly visit Carennac, Autoire or any one of the equally beautiful villages that adorn this region.
Day 5Riding over the causse takes you to Rocamadour, dramatically perched on the side of a high cliff. Call at the "Gouffre de Padirac" along the way, an underground river system deep beneath the earth. Not to be missed!
Day 6Continue through unspoilt countryside, a natural park, to Labastide Murat. A charming town so typical of this beautiful region.
Day 7Cycle into the remarkable Célé Valley. Visit the Peche Merle cave before arriving in the spectacular village of St-Cirq-Lapopie, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the River Lot.
Day 8Ride alongside the Lot into Cahors, the capital of the Lot. Cross Pont Valentré, the old medieval prison, into a bustling town. Explore the delightful narrow streets of this vibrant town.
Day 9Follow the river for a short distance before heading back into the Bouriane. Pedal through attractive villages, such as Catus and Lavercantière, before arriving in Gourdon.
Euros (€)
Short
Standard
1140€
1445€
  • The above itinerary is the 10-day version of the Lot Valley Two Tour
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
  • Deluxe hotels are available at certain locations - please contact us for more details and prices
Stunning Turenne [click to enlarge]The deserted roads of the Lot [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : DORDOGNE/LOT COMBO (tour duration varies)
The Dordogne/Lot Combo Tour explores both these magnificent regions. This tour is custom-built and varies in length from 8 to 18 days. How much cycling do you want to do? How much do you want to see and explore? If you are contemplating this astonishing tour, talk to us first. Tell us what you’re looking for and let us help you make a decision that you will not regret.

We can, of course, help you make your decision - just give us a ring so that we can discuss your requirements and preferences with you. Within 48 hours, we guarantee to get back to you with a suggested itinerary and a price per person. We firmly believe that our prices represent excellent value for money and are highly competitive when compared with other, similar tour operators.
Sarlat elegance... [click to enlarge]Belcastel Castle [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : SARLAT PLUS ONE (tour duration varies)

This tour is a "two-centre" tour. As the title suggests, you stay in Sarlat, the ancient capital of the Périgord, and either Rocamadour or Les Eyzies, each famous in its own right. You choose!


A suggested route between the two centres is provided. As you cycle along the quiet country lanes to your second location, your luggage will be transferred there for you.

The tour is aimed at those clients who:

  • prefer not to cycle every day and want to choose when they do
  • do not want to follow a specific route from one hotel to another
  • may be travelling with someone who isn’t quite as keen a cyclist as them
  • want sufficient time to sightsee and explore


The region is ideal for exploring on a bicycle at a leisurely pace. Our suggested cycling day trips incorporate many of the local attractions and tourist sites. Alternatively, discover the area on foot.


The duration of "Sarlat Plus One" is your choice. The accommodation available is all of a high standard and, as with everywhere you go in the Dordogne, the cuisine is second to none. If this type of tour appeals to you, please do contact us and we’ll do our best to meet all your requirements and plan a great holiday for you.

Villa Quieta [click to enlarge]Carsac village [click to enlarge]
Cycling Tour : HUB & SPOKE (tour duration varies)
For those cyclists who might want to take on a full tour, this formula allows you to visit this beautiful part of France but to stay in one location - either in a hotel or in our gîte (www.villaquieta.com) - and to make day trips as and when you want. With all the comforts of home, our gîte is situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir and all that this magnificent area has to offer. Sarlat, Domme, La-Roque-Gageac and Beynac are all an easy cycle away. And if you don’t want to cycle one day, just relax by the pool or go for a day’s canoeing! This tour is a delightful introduction to cycling holidays, but is also perfect for experienced adventurers who want to explore the Périgord.

If you like the sound of this tour, do please give us a ring so that we can discuss your requirements and preferences fully. Within 48 hours, we guarantee to get back to you with a suggested itinerary and a price per person. We firmly believe that our prices represent excellent value for money and are highly competitive when compared with other, similar tour operators.
The River Dordogne at Montfort [click to enlarge]St-Cirq-Lapopie is high above the river [click to enlarge]
MULTI–ACTIVITY TOUR (tour duration varies)
The Multi-Activity tour combines freedom with flexibility. You decide on how many activities you’d like to incorporate into your tour, as well as how long the tour will last. We offer cycling, walking and canoeing in the main part of the tour, but horse riding is also available at either the beginning or the end of your holiday.

If you are interested in this tour, please do contact us to discuss possible itineraries and combinations of activities. Every tour is tailor made to suit your requirements. It’s your holiday. You decide. And within 48 hours of your initial enquiry, we guarantee to get back to you with some suggested itineraries and a price per person. We firmly believe that our prices represent excellent value for money and are highly competitive when compared with other, similar tour operators.
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