From the purple Perigord to the black Perigord, discover a rich prehistorical heritage. You enjoy refined local cuisine.
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Lovers of history and nature-sculpted spaces, hop on your bike to explore Dordogne. In the Vézère and Dordogne valleys, small roads take you to castles, rupestrian painted caves, troglodyte villages, forests and vineyards. Enjoy the liveliness of historic towns and quiet of the countryside and itineraries. Périgord is a varied and hilly region we recommend you cycle through.
A vast rural area with a huge heritage, Périgord reflects the country’s history. With a diverse geography and geology, Périgord is represented by 4 colors, which correspond to 4 touristic destinations:
Dordogne has many historical villages. Connected by an important secondary road network they make it a beautiful region to cycle through! You will enjoy these small roads among valleys and hills, taking you to vineyard, forests, manors and castles.
Prehistoric men probably chose to settle in the fertile lands of the Dordogne Valley for the climate, as it is pleasant all year round. Winters are mild even if it is not unusual to see snow. Spring offers more rain yet temperatures are pleasant for cycling. Summers are hot, with peak of temperatures that can go above 35°C (95°F)! We would avoid going there in August. It is the busiest month and prices are at their highest! Prefer traveling in September and October. These quieter months offer quite a lot of sunshine and ideal temperatures for cycling.
It is difficult to get around everything there is to explore in one bike trip in Dordogne. You might especially want to stop and discover:
It is one of those destinations where you can cultivate yourself and rest under the midday sun. It is a good place to live in. The light will fill you up with positive energy, and gastronomy enchant you. Famous for its foie gras production, restaurant chefs prepare and serve it in all forms, classic to the most original versions. You can accompany these dishes with local wines that combine perfectly with it ! Moderatley of course ! The bike will do the rest!
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)
Dear Nathalie, We are back in Australia now and wish to thank you for organising our wonderful cycling trip Brest to Bordeaux. We finished the cycling part of our travels feeling very positive about Abicyclette and would recommend you highly to other travellers. We were impressed with the professionalism of your company and attention to detail. We felt confident in the ‘back up’ service and really appreciated your help with a few matters. In light of assisting you re future clients we would like to make the following comments: - the equipment (bikes, panniers, helmets etc) was excellent, being of very good quality - reliable and well maintained - our introductory session in Brest was excellent: Sebastian gave us his undivided attention and time, ensuring we were comfortable with the equipment, the route, etc - the GPS was great (...) - the accommodation was generally very good (...) We loved Brittany!! and would love to return!! Brittany is beautiful & perfect for a cycling holiday. (...) Cheers Deb (& Michael) (10/2017)
Hello Natalie, We are now back in Sweden from our bicycle tour in Normandy. I would just like to give you some feed back from the tour: We were all very satisfied with the trip. When planning the trip, we found it very easy to work with you, quick answers and good flexibility for our ideas. Excellent choice of roads, which took us through the fantastic landscapes of Normandy, and also along the fashinating see shores ending with the first D-day shore. Most roads with very little traffic. We also appreciated the kindness of all french drivers who never complained although we sometimes were in the middle of the small narrow roads. The distances was OK for all of us. When there was a choice of long or short distances, we always selected the long ones. Easy to find the roads with the excellent GPS and the very good Road Book. We also appreciated the very good choice of B&B, places where we felt wellcome and with good standard. A trip we will recommend to our friends. We also had good luck with the weather, lots of sun, not to strong winds, just one or two showers in daytime. (Was the weather also organised by you??) With Best Regards (05/2017)
Dear Fabien, Thank you very much for your interest. Thanks to the good one to do, the enthusiasm and the explanations of the guide, today the first day we have completed the first stage successfully in spite of being experienced neither at bicycles nor in GPS. Incredible!!! Thank you very much. A greeting Martha (08/2017)
Hi David Just wanted to mention again what a wonderful trip we had along the Loire in Brittany . We loved the food, and the itineraries were just right (...) Cheers Trevor (11/2018)
Bonjour, Suite au Week-End, un peu pluvieux, passé ensemble autour des Châteaux de la Loire, merci pour tes efforts et ta compagnie. A une prochaine fois, sans doute... (05/2013)