Dordogne cycling tour, France

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Departure information

This tour starts any day from April through October

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Travelling by bike, you are no longer an observer — you are an active participant in the local environment and culture.

Travelling on small and quiet roads, this tour will allow you to experience part of the rural countryside and ride through famous and not-so-famous small and authentic villages that all so well illustrate the multi-faceted Perigord and Quercy character.

During this trip you may get the best out of fine local produce – dining as the locals do and directly buying authentic food to local producers like goose, duck, walnuts, mushrooms, boudin noir…

We recommend travel by train, a much more eco-friendly solution. To travel within Europe, we recommend taking trains over renting cars, or air transports. Trains are more energy-efficient and will minimize the CO2 emission by capita.

In cities, we recommend clients to use public transportations, or to walk or bike. City bike rentals are more and more widely available in big and medium-sized cities across Europe they are the best way to get around congested cities.

The Impacts of this Trip

We are based in France. This is where we live and work. Our office is located in the French Alps, just a stones throw from the Swiss border, and we ride the very same roads we recommend to you for your cycling vacations. As firm believers of sustainable development, we have established a friendly network of professionals, comprised mainly of local tour guides, small operators, and family-run agencies. Most of our people have created their own jobs/enterprises in order to live their passion for the region and cultural heritage. All have extensive travel experience and have lived in various places before falling in love with the area they now call home.

Relying on local guides and family-owned hotels, you will be ensured a warm, personalized welcome. All properties are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage. We use genuine places with local charm, blending harmoniously into the environment. Our hotels offer guests a pleasant, nice-sized environment. Some of them have as few as two rooms, while others are small human-sized hotels.

Traveling with us guarantees that you will be taken care of by caring professionals who chose to build their lives here. Forget the non-descript and indistinguishable big chain hotels; we use genuine places with local charm. All the properties we use are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage.'


1 Reviews of Dordogne cycling tour, France

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Sarlat - we just loved wandering around the medieval part of town.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack as light as possible, but for all temps (the caves were quite cold). If you want to visit lots of attractions, you'd need to be a very strong rider to have enough time to do this.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Almost perfect...4 1/2 stars. Just a couple of comments if you want to make this a 5 star holiday: A map of Rocamadour showing where our hotel was (as it wasn't actually in Rocamadour) - we got one a map soon as we arrived at the Tourist centre, but it took us a while to find that, and even then finding the hotel took us a while! Also, the restaurant in Rocamadour (Chateau), had our reservations, but got our bill wrong 2 nights in a row (kept trying to charge us for dinner). It might have helped with this particular restaurant to have a voucher. All the other eating establishments were fabulous. The hotel in Souillac (St Martin's) was *absolutely* gorgeous, and we loved it our 1st night there (it was cooler), but when the temperatures went up a week later, not having air conditioning at the same hotel made it quite uncomfortable. Since I was ill and unable to cycle this time, we just rented a car and drove. Since the distances were so close we had lots of time to explore all he sights. We enjoyed the area so much though, that we will most probably book this same vacation again and actually cycle it the next time :)

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