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Dordogne River Cycling Tour
8 day cycling tour along the Dordogne River in Souillac France starting from C$1320
departing from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton or Seattle.
DFD-004 (download pdf dossier) 


TRIP PROFILE: Easy to moderate cycling.

GROUP AND STAFF: Self-led, so no leader but luggage transferred and 
telephone contact numbers are provided. 

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights 2- and 3-star hotels.

MEALS: 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners included.


BUDGETING: Bike Rental: 85 Euros, paid locally (Giant hybrid bicycle).

PRICING: starting from $1320 CDN request custom quotation

DFD-004  download the dossier
A leisurely self-led road ride exploring the lanes and villages of one of France’s
most appealing regions. 

As they make their lazy way to the Atlantic, the refreshing waters of the 
Dordogne River pass through some of France’s most beautiful scenery. 
It’s very easy to see why this region has appealed to the British for such 
a long time - a combination of beautiful views, sleepy villages, fine French food 
and delicious wine makes it just too enticing to resist! 

The atmosphere in the local villages compels you to relax, and this trip is 
designed to offer the maximum time for enjoying the cafés and sights - 
each day gives an option of a short or a long route, so you can choose to 
linger and explore, or to strike out further into the countryside. 

Our circular route starts and finishes in the riverside town of Souillac, and 
heads out to explore the two types of landscape that define this region - 
the upland ‘causse’ dotted with ancient farms and dry-stone walls, 
and the wooded valleys and lowlands, perfect for the widespread walnut 
groves - together with their villages and hidden hamlets. 

As the road winds through shady oak woodland, the mediaeval castles, 
walnut-oil mills and Rocamadour cheese farms, and the many welcoming 
cafés, provide ample diversions to hinder your leisurely progress. 

This is a relatively undemanding ‘self-led’ road trip following quiet country lanes. 
Each day offers a choice of a long or a short route, both clearly described in 
the comprehensive route notes and map. 

Luggage is transferred from hotel to hotel each day, leaving you free to ride 
unencumbered and at your own pace. The terrain is hilly in places, 
but not particularly arduous. 

Average short route 30km/day (18 miles/day), long route 49km/day 
(30 miles/day).
8 days starting and ending in Souillac 

Day 1 
Start Souillac. 

Day 2 
Ride to Gluges across ‘Causse de Martel’. 

Day 3 
Ride to Carennac, following the Dordogne or via the towns of Collonges-la-Rouge and Meyssac. 

Day 4 
Free day in Carennac - visit the local museum, wander by the river or relax beside the pool. 

Day 5 
Ride to Loubressac via Castelnau Castle and the River Cère valley. 

Day 6 
Ride to the cliff-side town of Rocamadour, one of mediaeval Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites. 

Day 7 
Ride to Souillac across the ‘Causse de Gramat’. 

Day 8 
End Souillac.
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