The Lascaux Cave in Montignac
Sarlat, a real gem architectural gem
The Bastide de Belvès, one of the most beautiful villages in France
Les Eyzies de Tayac, world capital of prehistory
The castles of the Dordogne valley: Milandes, Castelnau, Beynac ... p>
A trip through the Périgord Noir from prehistory to the history of the Dordogne valley.
Under the midday sun and the small country roads, enjoy an active and cultural stay!
Between vineyards, forests, historic cities, caves and castles, this trip takes you to discover the places that have made this region one of the cradles of Europe. You will undulate in these fresh landscapes, crossing authentic Perigord villages huddled around their often fortified steeples. You will have the chance to reach:
After the effort, the pleasures continue at the table thanks to the local specialties: Pécharmant or Monbazillac wines, foie gras in toast or pan-fried, duck breast or duck confit… Careful, there’s little luck here to stay on a diet! But isn’t that what the holidays are for?
Discover the vineyards of Bergerac and Monbazillac. After the climbing the hills you arrive at the castle of Monbazillac, high place for the tasting of this world-renowned sweet white wine. From here, you overlook Bergerac and its valley. After dabbling on the small vineyard roads, you dive into Bergerac and its old town for an excellent evening.
Day of the rivers. Leave Bergerac in the morning to stroll along small roads lost in the middle of forests and meadows. You undulate in these fresh landscapes, crossing authentic Perigord villages huddled around their often fortified steeples. After a few spins of the wheels, you arrive on the “cingles”, This is the name we give to the meanders of the Dordogne. Your day becomes more sporty but you are rewarded by magnificent views and you can swim at the confluence of Vézère and Dordogne in Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
The day is more athletic with beautiful climbing roads. But you are rewarded with grandiose views and after the descent, you can swim at the confluence of the Vézère and Dordogne in Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages in France. You then ride up this tributary, the Vézère to Les Eyzies de Tayac, the world capital of prehistory.
By bike, you continue the ascent of the Vézère. You take a little height to ride in the forest. A few hundred meters from the village of Montignac, you arrive at the Lascaux Caves. A nice visit is waiting for you. The copy of the most famous rock cave is a masterpiece of cave art. The visit is not very long but will literally transport you! The return to the light is always a little harsh. Fortunately a nice descent to the village brings you to the following sites of interest! After a good meal in Montignac, this time you go down the Vézère allowing you to reach the surprising site of Roque Saint-Christophe. This prehistoric troglodyte habitat is a new proof of the large population present here tens of thousands of years ago. You also enjoy the beauty of the site and the resources they offer!
You will ride in cool valleys along the wild rivers of the region where trout like to rest. You will pass in front of the castle of Commarque, whose remains can be visited. And by pretty villages with flagstone roofs, you will reach the city of Sarlat, a true medieval jewel.
A loop to discover the Cingle de Montfort and its castle, and the town of Domme, medieval town perched at 300m of altitude above the river. Leave time to stroll through Sarlat and lose yourself in its charming streets and squares.
This is the day of the castles. Leave early because you will be put through the wringer! After leaving Sarlat, you will find the Dordogne valley in La Roque-Gageac, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Once explored, you will enter the valley of the castles, Beynac, Castelnau, Marqueyssac, Fayrac, Milandes … the choice is yours! You will end your day in a hilltop town, Belvès, another of the most beautiful villages in France.
You cross large wild expanses punctuated by pretty little villages with a church here, a covered market there, further down a beautiful home to arrive at Beaumont du Périgord, an English fortified town of the 13th century, dominated by its immense fortified church. You resume your journey by the beautiful valley of Couze, a river with many mills and pure water. You cannot return to Bergerac without before having admired the castle of Bannes, marvel of medieval architecture, perched on its rocky outcrop and the castle of Lanquais, the unfinished Louvre of Périgord. On your arrival, find the life of the streets of the beautiful city of Bergerac.
It’s the end of your stay after breakfast. Have a good journey home!
Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.
Starting from 995€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices
|Number of guests||Price/person|
|2||Starting from 995€|
|3||Starting from 1108€|
|4||Starting from 900€|
|5||Starting from 968€|
|6||Starting from 860€|
|7 or more||Quote on request|
|Extra night in a standard double room in BERGERAC (breakfast included)||Starting from 65€ / participant|
|Extra night in a standard single room in BERGERAC (breakfast included)||Starting from 120€ / participant|
|Bike rental 8 days||Starting from 122€ / participant|
|Electric bike rental 8 days||Starting from 240€ / participant|
|Children bike rental 8 days||Starting from 92€ / participant|
|Cancellation insurance Read more||Starting from 19€ / participant|
|Multiple-risk insurance Read more||Starting from 24€ / participant|
You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.
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Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.
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We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.
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With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!
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Bergerac, Périgord Pourpre, Dordogne (24)
From Rennes on the A83 and A10 (540 km 5h10)
From Paris on the A20 (590 km 5h45)
From Lyon on the A89 (470 km 4h30)
From Bordeaux on the A89 (120km 1h30)
TER station in Bergerac
Airport in Bordeaux
*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option. A booking service for your plane tickets, train or boat to help you organize your trip.
Hello again Nathalie (...) It was wonderful and we so appreciated everything you organized to make it so. (...) The hotel was first class, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfast......5* (...) Your maps and directions were excellent and we only got lost a couple of times! Don't forget to tell your clients about the beautiful gardens....Le Jardins Botanique de la Boirie at Saint Pierre Ile d'Oleron. They are amazing and not to be missed! Journeys over the bridges were thrilling and we especially liked the Ile de Re....we might have to return there one day! Again our thanks Nathalie. We'll be in touch for next year. Sincerely, Brenda & Michael (09/2018)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Hi Fabien, Overall, we liked the experience very much and will recommend your company and service to other friends. with best regards, we had a great time (09/2015)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
Now that we are home and recovering from jet lag we would like to thank you and Davide for making it such an enjoyable trip despite the rain. The routes were very carefully crafted and gave us good views on safe roads and trails. The GPS was very easy to follow (...). The bikes were very good and performed without problem and the panniers and handlebar bags were the best we have encountered. We think that the combination route that we created with your help gave us good variety in the time we had allowed ourselves. (...) We will certainly recommend Abicyclette to anyone interested in seeing Bretagne on a bike. (...) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Will and Marilyn (09/2017)
Back home now Fabien, thanks for all the help…a great week of riding and enjoying Le Tour! Merci! (07/2015)