From the vineyards of Bordeaux to the castles of Dordogne

From Bordeaux to Sarlat via Bergerac, enjoy the best of the French South West!

Highlights

Bordeaux, wine capital, lively metropolis
Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, world capital of prehistory
Sarlat, a true architectural gem

Cycling through some of the most prestigious vineyards and the magnificent valleys of the rivers Dordogne and Vézère.

From Bordeaux to Sarlat via Bergerac, enjoy the best of the French South West!

Discover Bordeaux and Dordogne by bike

Admire magnificent landscapes by browsing the great wines of Bordeaux and St Emilion before being greeted by Périgord. The Dordogne Valley offers rich and tasty regional cuisine, enchanting castles, peaceful and flowery villages, green countrysides and beautiful and constantly changing landscapes.

At the meanders of the Dordogne and the Vézère, you are rewarded by superb views: the “cingles” (meanders) formed by the rivers, a medieval castle overlooking a valley, a manor house surrounded by walnut trees to the charming medieval town of Sarlat .

Séjour à velo Des vignobles de Bordeaux aux châteaux de Dordogne - Abicyclette Voyages
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Day 1

Bordeaux

Arrive to Bordeaux on your own. Orientation meeting at your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 2

From BORDEAUX to SAINT-ÉMILION 52km 300m Niveau Loisir

You leave the regional capital on a bicycle lane that takes you into the Bordeaux countryside to the charming little walled city of Creon. Continue your ride by admiring the site and the Romanesque pillars of the La Sauve-Majeure Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a few kilometers, you are in the middle of vineyards, as far as the eye can see, that stay with you all the way to Saint Emilion.

Day 3

From SAINT-ÉMILION to SAINTE-RADEGONDE 53km 300m Niveau Loisir

Through small roads, between vineyards and prestigious castles, you leave Saint-Emilion to reach leisurely the banks of the Dordogne.

Day 4

From SAINTE-RADEGONDE to BERGERAC 40km 250m Niveau Loisir

At the bastide (fortified town) of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, you are at the gateway of Périgord. You then leave the terroirs of the appellation Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superiors to join the AOP Monbazillac apellation, the pride of the region! This sweet white wine, rich or mellow, goes perfectly with aperitif, blue cheese and foie gras. No doubt you will find it on your table tonight!

To finish your route you cross the Dordogne to reach Bergerac, the city of Cyrano.

Day 5

From BERGERAC to LE BUGUE

Day 6

From LE BUGUE to SARLAT LA CANEDA 55km 1190m Niveau Forme

A day through mountains and valleys. After a few kilometers, you arrive at Eyzies-de-Tayac, the world capital of prehistory, city of Cro-Magnon, you can surely see him near his cave! After greeting him, you pedal in cool valleys along the wild rivers of the region where trout like to rest. A visit to the castle of Commarque leaves you with an impression of the Middle Ages and pretty villages with flagstone roofs, you rejoin Sarlat, a medieval jewel.

Day 7

SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA, DOMME LOOP 40km 1030m Niveau Forme

A loop to discover the Monfort cingle (meander) and its castle, and the fortified town of Domme, medieval town perched at 300 m altitude above the river. Make some time to stroll through Sarlat and lose yourself in its charming streets and squares.

Day 8

SARLAT LA CANEDA

End of the stay after your breakfast. Have a safe trip back !

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Comfort Range

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.

Accommodation example
Façade de l'Hôtel de Bordeaux à Bergerac Façade Hôtel Restaurant la Couleuvrine à Sarlat la Caneda

Starting from 1030€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

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Essential Range

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.


Quote on request | Contact us

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Privilege Range

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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Homemade and fully tested itineraries
  • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
  • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
  • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

Close assistance
  • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
  • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
  • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditionalguide

GPS included Travel with Abicyclette France

  • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)/ Twonav Anima hiking GPS /
  • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day and touristic information)
  • French topo maps of the area (IGN 1/100 000e) to have a global view of your itinerary

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On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
  • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
  • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
  • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

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.


Touring bike

A straight and easy going position

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Trekking bike

A layed out and dynamic position

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Ebike

With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

Supplied equipment per bike

  • 1 helmet
  • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
  • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
  • 1 multi tools box
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bike computer
  • 1 bottle
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Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

Bike trailer

Abicyclette remorque enfant voyage à vélo

Getting here

Meeting point

Bordeaux, Gironde (33)

Bordeaux by car
  • From Rennes by A83 & A10 (470 km 4h30)
  • From Paris by A10 (580 km 5h35)
  • From Lyon by l’A89 (555 km 5h20)
Bordeaux by train*
  • TGV Train Station in Bordeaux
Bordeaux by plane*
  • Airport in Bordeaux

*Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.

Recommended equipment

Bike
  • Trekking or hybrid bike
  • 21 to 30 speeds
  • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels
Clothing and equipment
  • Helmet (included with the rental)
  • Clothing suitable for cycling
  • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
  • Rain proof jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 pair of cycling shoes
  • 1 small backpack or panniers
  • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
  • 1 lock (included with the rental)
  • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
    • 1 night see fluorescent vest
Bike maintenance
  • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
  • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil
Other
  • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
  • Change of clothes for the evening
  • Warm jacket for the evenings
  • Set of toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger

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