Cycling Holidays in the Dordogne
A cycling holiday in the Dordogne is the perfect way to uncover grand medieval monuments, rolling landscapes of lush green fields, and winding routes along the banks of the Dordogne River. Trace the roots of civilisation in the Vezere Valley, or simple bask in the splendour of the majestic castles that can be found throughout the area. Exploring the Dordogne by bicycle guarantees a unique insight into this fascinating region of art, history and culture.
Exploration and adventure
Dramatic cliff faces and sloping valleys represent the ideal challenge for cyclists looking to experience the Dordogne. Pass over forested hills and into deep dells to discover towns and villages that evoke a feeling of laid back charm, or ascend limestone cliffs to take in the grand scenery of an area of enduring appeal. Following the course of the Dordogne River as it meanders through the landscape, meanwhile, presents an opportunity to enjoy the gentle pace of French life and the hospitality of the locals.
Discover medieval structures
Thanks to the undulating landscapes and a pervading sense of peace, a cycling holiday in the Dordogne offers plenty to enchant visitors. The region has a rich heritage dating back millennia, so eager cyclists in search of historic attractions will find much to discover. Stunning château hotels offer a taste of the opulence of regal France and, with over 1,500 castles found throughout the province dating from the medieval period, a cycling tour is certain to prove compelling.
3 Matching Holidays
Ride in the valley of the River Dronne
Cycle from the Charente to the Dordogne
Easy cycling along river valleys, two nights in each location and longer routes available. Start at one of the ‘Plus beaux villages de France’ Aubeterre-sur-Dronne; famous for its subterranean monolithic church. This stunning route runs...
Dordogne Prestige en Vélo
Grand scenery and grand hotels to match
Cycle through an undulating landscape of forested hills and dramatic gorges, taking in the fairytale feel of this beautiful region. You’ll stay in château hotels and enjoy sumptuous cuisine at the end of each day. A great ride for cycling...
Agen to Sarlat through the Lot Valley
The Lot Valley: Castles and medieval cities
Discover the diverse landscapes of the South West of France on bike between the Lot-et-Garonne and the Dordogne. Cycle through Bastide towns, past fortified châteaux and through some of the prettiest villages in France such as Monpazier...