Dordogne Bicycle Tours

The Dordogne River valley through France is best seen by bicycle

The Dordogne River Valley is part of the historical region of Aquitaine, which for centuries was vaster and richer than the territory held by the kings of France, and so played a crucial role in shaping the wealth and prosperity of the region. Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, left an impressive mark on the Dordogne as she owned a number of territories that currently are part of this area.

While the Dordogne exudes history, its natural beauty is equally captivating. On a bike tour in Dordogne, lush vineyards, rolling hills, and serene riverbanks create a picturesque backdrop as you pedal by fortified castles, quiet villages, and ancient abbeys. Towns like Sarlat-la-Canéda and Rocamadour take you back in time with their well-preserved cobblestone streets and timber-framed houses, while sparsely populated villages and roads almost devoid of traffic enhance the pleasure of riding through this richly historic region.

You’ll explore prehistoric wonders at the Lascaux Caves, adorned with intricate cave paintings dating back thousands of years. The troglodyte dwellings in La Roque-Gageac showcase an ingenious use of the natural landscape by ancient inhabitants.

The Dordogne’s culinary scene is a true delight for your taste buds. Indulge in foie gras, truffles, and walnut-infused delicacies, savoring the flavors of the land. Local markets like the one in Sarlat offer a feast for your senses, with vibrant displays of fresh produce and regional specialties.

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Cycling the Dordogne Plus! the Vineyards of Bordeaux

Cycling the Dordogne Plus! the Vineyards of Bordeaux

A journey through pre-history and Bordeaux vineyards highlight our bike tour in France’s Dordogne River valley.
11 days
From USD$5695
Classic Level 3.0
  • Sep 03, 2024 – Sep 13, 2024
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Cycling the Dordogne

Cycling the Dordogne

France’s Dordogne River valley offers some of the finest bicycling and culinary experiences in France.
7 days
From USD$4150
Classic Level 3.0
  • Sep 03, 2024 – Sep 09, 2024