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Dordogne Prestige en Vélo

Grand scenery and grand hotels

Dordogne Prestige en Vélo

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 enthusiasts.

Holiday Highlights

  • Chateau de la Treyne
  • Historic Sarlat
  • Cave painting at Lascaux
  • Stunning views over the Dordogne Valley
  • Gourmet meals

What's Included

  • 6 days cycling
  • 6 nights in luxury accommodation, half board
  • Gourmet meals
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Local agent
  • Bike hire
  • Station transfers

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week, except Saturday if travelling by rail.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive in Souillacday 1

    Summary

    Arrive at the luxurious Château de la Treyne and settle in before a gourmet meal.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Traditional bedroom
    • Hotel exterior on river

    Château de la Treyne Lacave

    Overhanging the Dordogne, the castle (14th and 17th century) combines the authenticity of the past, the stamp of comfort and the highest quality standard of a listed site. The French formal garden is surrounded by 120 hectares of forest. Philippe and Stéphanie Gombert handle the art of living to perfection; rich and refined bedrooms, breakfast in the shade of ancient cedars, dinner in the Louis XIII lounge or on the terrace overlooking the river. This really is a glorious hotel with chateau-living at its best. 

    Facilities

    • Rooms are accessible by elevator
    • Equipped with air-conditioning
    • Satellite television
    • Mini-bar
    • Safe
    • Telephone
    • WiFi
    • Telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Combination of beautiful surroundings inside the castle and outside
    • Wonderful gourmet cuisine 
    • Setting high above the beautiful River Dordogne 

    Board

    Cuisine

    When chef, Stephane Andrieux, was offered the chance to take command of Château de la Treyne kitchens in 1998, he just couldn’t resist the appeal of the ingredients and flavours of home. His cuisine, incorporating the gourmet heritage of Périgord and Quercy, is creative and tremendously enticing. 

    Example

    • Scampi risotto
    • Mallemort asparagus salad
    • Meringued soup with truffle milk
    • Foie gras cooked four ways
    • Quercy lamb cutlets
  • 2

    La Treyne to Colyday 2

    Summary

    Our agent delivers your bikes and off you go through Souillac and into remote countryside on the way to Coly and the Manoir de Hautegante.

    Hotel
    • Large garden with stream
    • Small outdoor pool with sun loungers
    • Double bedroom
    • Landscaped garden with pond
    • Hotel exterior

    Manoir d’Hautegente Coly

    Set in the heart of the Perigord Noir, the Manoir d'Hautegente, 4 stars and 16 bedrooms, formerly a 13th century forge, offers a comfortable interior filled with antique furniture, exuding the charm of an authentic family home owned by the same family for several generations.

    Facilities

    • Charming and large bedrooms with views overlooking the park or river
    • Television
    • Safe
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Bar
    • Riverside terrace for outdoor eating
    • Gastronomic restaurant
    • Packed lunch on request
    • Laundry service
    • Ironing service
    • Gifts shop
    • Seminar rooms
    • Wonderful swimming pool
    • Possibility of fishing by the river

    Board

    Cuisine

    A number of dining areas are open each night for you to enjoy fine gourmet dinners. And what better way to end the day than by sipping a remarkable vintage armagnac by the fire, lit in the old drawing room. In the summer, the riverside terrace allows you to sit at the foot of the ancient mill and take advantage of the warm, star-filled evening as you enjoy a memorable candlelit dinner.

    30 mi
    (48km)

  • 3

    Coly to Les Eyziesday 3

    Summary

    Cycle through the pretty Périgord villages, including Saint Léon sur Vézère, before descending to Les Eyzies to stay two nights at Hôtel les Glycines.

    Hotel
    • Swimming pool
    • Traditional rustic bedroom
    • Indoor spa pool

    Les Glycines Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Surrounded by the landscapes of the Périgord Noir region, this elegant 4-star hotel of 26 bedrooms with an outdoor swimming pool is set in a 19th-century post house and offers well equipped, stylish rooms. Decor at Les Glycines is very minimalist; the purity of white is enhanced with touches of garnet.

    Facilities

    • Stylish bedrooms furnished elegantly
    • Free WiFi
    • Television
    • Outdoor swimming pool with sun lounging area surrounded by palm trees
    • Park of 2 hectares, with a kitchen garden to supply the restaurant
    • Delicious French cuisine served on the hotel restaurant's shady terrace overlooking the park
    • Bar
    • Terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    It has two restaurants "Le Bistro des Glycines" where lunches are served, and a gastronomic one for evenings and Sundays, "Le 1862".

    33 mi
    (53km)

  • 4

    Day Trip from Les Eyziesday 4

    Summary

    Explore the nearby prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux, renowned as a centre of world pre-history, or cycle along the river to Le Bugue, Limeuil and Trémolat.

  • 5

    Les Eyzies to Dommeday 5

    Summary

    A cross-country ride takes you through Sarlat, an ancient town worthy of a visit with its honey coloured medieval buildings and fabulous Saturday market. Continue to the stunning bastide of Domme and the Hôtel l’Esplanade for two nights. Perched on a hill, this fortified village oozes character and the views over the Dordogne Valley are undoubtedly some of France’s finest.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Outside table with river backdrop
    • Four poster bed

    L’Esplanade Domme en Périgord

    High on top of a mountain, in the picturesque medieval town of Domme, the Hotel l'Esplanade with three stars, commands a panoramic view of the Dordogne valley. The rooms and the restaurant’s terrace are at the edge of the mountain with views you will remember forever.

    Facilities

    • Family run hotel
    • Simple elegant rooms
    • Television
    • Safe
    • En suite bathroom
    • Air-conditioning
    • Gourmet cuisine
    • Packed lunch on request
    • Superb terrace view of the River Domme

    Board

    Cuisine

    Example Menu

    Entrées
    Les 9 escargots sautés aux cèpes et sauce bordelaise
    Ou Le foie gras de canard gelée de vin épicé, chutney de fruit rouge
    Le homard et la crème de choux fleur 
    Ou Les escalopes de foie gras de canard grillées, figue rôtie à l’orange réduction de Banyuls

    Plats
    Les ris de veau, aux morilles, légumes d’automne
    Noisettes de chevreuil sauce grand veneur

    Desserts
    Macaron chocolat praliné, glace vanille
    Soufflé au Grand-Marnier, granité à l’orange

    24 mi
    (39km)

  • 6

    Day Trip from Dommeday 6

    Summary

    Cycle to La Roque Gageac and the dramatically situated castle at Beynac, which dates back to Richard the Lionheart. You may prefer to leave the saddle and hire a canoe to paddle down the river from nearby Vitrac.

    14 mi
    (23km)

  • 7

    Domme to Château de la Treyneday 7

    Summary

    Follow the shady banks of the Dordogne to Souillac to reach the Château de la Treyne for your final night. From the cliff tops, this magnificent castle overhangs the Dordogne in a spectacular setting. Linger over a sumptuous meal as you relax on your final night.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Traditional bedroom
    • Hotel exterior on river

    Château de la Treyne Lacave

    Overhanging the Dordogne, the castle (14th and 17th century) combines the authenticity of the past, the stamp of comfort and the highest quality standard of a listed site. The French formal garden is surrounded by 120 hectares of forest. Philippe and Stéphanie Gombert handle the art of living to perfection; rich and refined bedrooms, breakfast in the shade of ancient cedars, dinner in the Louis XIII lounge or on the terrace overlooking the river. This really is a glorious hotel with chateau-living at its best. 

    Facilities

    • Rooms are accessible by elevator
    • Equipped with air-conditioning
    • Satellite television
    • Mini-bar
    • Safe
    • Telephone
    • WiFi
    • Telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Combination of beautiful surroundings inside the castle and outside
    • Wonderful gourmet cuisine 
    • Setting high above the beautiful River Dordogne 

    Board

    Cuisine

    When chef, Stephane Andrieux, was offered the chance to take command of Château de la Treyne kitchens in 1998, he just couldn’t resist the appeal of the ingredients and flavours of home. His cuisine, incorporating the gourmet heritage of Périgord and Quercy, is creative and tremendously enticing. 

    Example

    • Scampi risotto
    • Mallemort asparagus salad
    • Meringued soup with truffle milk
    • Foie gras cooked four ways
    • Quercy lamb cutlets

    25 mi
    (40km)

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  • From £1999 per person

  • (First Class)

    Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris, arrive Souillac early evening. Transfer to hotel included (30 mins).

    Return Taxi transfer to Souillac station included (30 mins), change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International station early evening.

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