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Discovery of Dordogne - 8 days & 7 nights

Reference: D24

Tour Details


Rate per person in double room:
From A$1,855

This program includes:

  • Accommodation on half board basis:
  • 5 nights in 3* hotels
  • 2 nights in 2* hotels, double room with shower and toilets
  • Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel
  • Maps, Itineraries and tourist information
  • Rental bike

This program excludes :

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses

Bike:
24 speed men’s and ladies' bike, equipped with two saddlebags, a high visibility jacket, an anti-theft device, a map holder, a helmet and a repair kit. Adjustment by a cycling specialist.  

Category:
Rolling hill

Departure Dates:
March to October

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights

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An escape along sumptuous rivers to discover the Quercy, its way of life, the fabulous vertical city of Rocamadour and the black Perigord with its beautiful landscape: nothing has changed since prehistory! Travel through the deeply embanked  Dordogne and Vézère rivers and their numerous châteaux that marked out this historical route.

1st Day: Arrival in Souillac
Explore by foot the architectural heritage of this city. Possibility to visit the Benedictine Monastery which was built in the XIIth century by St Eloi and his sumptuous abbey. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

2nd Day: Souillac – Rocamadour | 32 km
Along Ouysse Valley or via more hilly itinerary, reach Rocamadour which used to be one of the most famous Christian Occident pilgrim. This astonishing village has been built on a rock which offers you a view over the valley just fantastic. Do not miss to have a short walk to the Belvederes. Dinner and accommodation in 2* hotel.

3rd Day: Rocamadour - Gourdon | 34 km
A run through forest and hills in the Nature reserve called "The Causse du Quercy". An area of constrastes where limestone of the Causse gives way to the fertile soils of the valleys. In Gourdon, discover French treasures such as Foie Gras and the black diamond ‘truffle’ mushroom : taste and enjoy all the delicious local produce and discover the French way of life. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

4th Day: Gourdon - La Roque Gageac | 32  km
After Cougnac grottos, way to the Dordogne Valley to discover a wild range of castles and fortified towns overlooking the river such as Domme. This village classified as one of the most beautiful village of France will offer you a wonderful view over the valley and numerous testimonies of its feudal architecture. Stop in La Roque Gageac, ancient river harbor pressed to the cliff : another beautiful village classified where the Dordogne river gives the rhythm of life and a charming atmosphere. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

5th Day: La Roque Gageac - Les Eyzies | 52 km
A magic stage along the loops of Dordogne River to discover Beynac perched on his rock, or Proumeyssac swallow hole, one of the deeper of Europe. A stage along the Dordogne river via typical small villages. Then continue to Les Eyzies, a village built on a cliff with numerous prehistorical testimonies. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

6th Day: Les Eyzies – Sarlat | 54 km
From Les Eyzies, nicknamed "The Prehistory capital", you will enjoy the beautiful landscape until Montignac for visiting the well known Lascaux grottos which is one of the most important prehistorical site thanks to its numerous prehistorical paintings and caves. Incursion in the Sarladais country to join the famous medieval town of Sarlat. This city is also well known by gourmets for its delicious local products, such as ducks ‘foie gras’, truffles mushroom and its market where you can smell, taste and discover all these treasures. Dinner and accommodation in 2* hotel.

7th Day: Sarlat - Souillac | 31 km
A day ride on a former railway track transformed in long and very pleasant cycling path. Way back to Souillac along the banks of the Dordogne river overlooked by the Chateaux of Veyrignac and Fenelon a chateau from the 15th century covered with Lauzes (stone rooffing) settled in green scenery and quiete place. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

8th Day: Departure