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A Short Escape Along the Dordogne River

Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in Dordogne/Perigord Self-guided trip: Starts any day from April through October 2019
3 nights/4 days
Daily mileage: 35 km or 22 miles on easy terrain, or longer options
Trip starts from and ends in Souillac
Accommodation in 3-star properties
Level: 1/2 (Very Easy/Easy)
From 450 euros per person sharing a double room

A Short Escape Along the Dordogne River — 3 nights/4 days

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One of the highlights of this self-guided bicycle tour is the village of La Roque Gageac
On this bike trip, you will stay in the medieval village of Sarlat, the capital town of Perigord Noir
On this bicycle tour, you will follow the Dordogne river from Souillac to Sarlat

Dordogne is the perfect getaway for a long weekend of relaxation, stress-free biking, and exceptional cuisine. If you’re making your rounds in France, you’ll find our short escape is a great way to enjoy some face time with southwestern France!

Discover this region's treasures — Domme, la Roque Gageac, Beynac, Sarlat, and more — at your own pace. For riders who wish to cover more ground, we’ll gladly provide longer options (from 35 to 80 km; 22 miles to 50 miles).

This trip starts and ends in Souillac which is well-serviced by train from Toulouse or Paris.

For longer self-guided cycling trips in the Dordogne region, please visit our Dordogne page.

Customized itineraries can be created for parties of 6 and more. To view some examples, visit our group tour page. To get started, simply fill out visit our custom tour request form

Day 1: Arrival in Souillac

Located on the Dordogne River, Souillac is often considered the gateway to "Périgord Noir." It is the perfect starting point for a short escape and also conveniently located whether you travel by train (train service from Paris or from Toulouse) or by car (on the A20/E9 highway). Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local expert. Please note that market day is on Friday, so you may wish to arrange an early arrival (or arrive late on a Thursday evening) if you’d like to peruse the stalls.
Day 2: Souillac — Sarlat (35 km/22 miles)

You’ll probably want to take a stroll and explore Souillac before getting on your bike, so we’ve kept today’s mileage low to allow you to do just that! From Souillac, the Dordogne will be your guide. This very relaxing ride will take you by the castles of Fenelon and Montfort before reaching Sarlat, capital city of the Périgord Noir and Europe’s largest preserved medieval center. Cyrano de Bergerac and Manon des Sources took advantage of Sarlat’s medieval authenticity for a film location. Please note that if you wish to cover more ground, our representative will gladly provide you with longer options. You should also mark your calendar for a Saturday market visit in Sarlat.
Day 3: Sarlat Loop (various options)

Regardless of the loop you choose, you will follow quiet roads through some of Dordogne’s most beautiful sites. All our loops go through the remarkable villages of Domme, Beynac and La Roque-Gageac, three villages deemed so beautiful that they’ve been awarded the coveted title of “Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France (“One of France’s Prettiest Villages”). At the end, you’ll be back in Sarlat, where you can do whatever you please.
Day 4: Departure from Sarlat

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the Souillac train station (or to your first hotel where you left your car).
Booking & Pricing
From 450 euros per person sharing a double room

  • 450 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 130 euros
  • 505 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 150 euros
  • 520 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 160 euros

These prices include:

  • 3-nights' accommodation in 3-star properties
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners (Drinks are not included)
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Souillac train station to the first hotel on Day 1
  • Departure transfer from Sarlat to Souillac on Day 4
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes.
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be given our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 60 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 135 euros per bike. Aluminium road bikes are available on request (subject to availability).
For further information or reservations:
Please book online or contact us at your earliest convenience as this trip is subject to hotel availability.
Our e-mail address: info@cyclomundo.com
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