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from £1190 per person

Agen to Sarlat through the Lot Valley Dordogne

from £1190

New for 2018

Agen to Sarlat through the Lot Valley

The Lot Valley: Castles and medieval cities

New for 2018

Périgord to the Dordogne

Discover the diverse landscapes of the South West of France on bike between the Lot-et Garonne and the Dordogne. 

Cycle through Bastide towns and past fortified Châteaux in some of the most pretty villages in France such as Monpazier and la Roque Gageac. Typical dishes of the region such as black truffles, mushrooms and duck confit will be on offer each night in your 3 or 4 star hotel or charming guest house.


Holiday Highlights

  • Pretty fortified villages
  • Cycle through the Périgord Noir, the most famous region of the Dordogne
  • Visit the most beautiful castles of the Valley
  • Sarlat; the gastronomic capital

What's Included

  • 5 days cycling
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Bike hire
  • Bike support
  • Electric bike hire available
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Agen day 1

    Summary

    Your welcome pack and bikes will be ready for you on arrival at your hotel in the beautiful city of Agen , capital of the prune, with it's medieval streets and vibrant city centre.  The daily markets are rich in local produce including Foie Gras and of course Prunes!

    Hotel

    Hôtel Château des JacobinsAgen

    Château des Jacobins is an elegant former private Maison and is sympathetically decorated and furnished to reflect a traditional style.  The hotel is situated in the centre of Agen and just a few minutes away from the banks of the Garonne river.  


    Facilities

    • Air conditioning
    • Free WiFi
    • Garden and terrace
    • Free newspapers 
    • Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms
    • Hairdryer and complimentary toiletries


    Board

    Cuisine

    Clients can enjoy their continental breakfast on the terrace on sunny mornings.

    For your evening meal we suggest a choice of restaurants but for a 1* Michelin experience you may like to try Le Restaurant Mariottat nearby.  We are happy to make reservations on your behalf.  

  • 2

    Around the Lot Valley to Agenais day 2

    Summary

    From Agen to the medieval bastide of Villeneuve-sur-Lot along quiet and pretty countryside lanes. You may wish to take time to visit the Foie Gras Museum before continuing to 'one of 'the beautiful villages of France' the Penne d'Agenais and your 4-star hotel.

    Hotel

    Hôtel le Moulin de MadameVilleneuve-sur-Lot

    This beautifully converted mill is now a 4 star hotel which boasts a spa and gym and elegant restaurant with panoramic views of the River Lot. Most rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the river.



    Facilities

    • Air conditioned rooms
    • Spa and gym
    • Free WiFi
    • Tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms
    • Elegant dining room with panoramic views
    • Bar

    Board

    Cuisine

    Clients will dine in the elegant restaurant with panoramic views of the river.  Menus offer a traditional French cuisine using local produce.

    27 mi
    (43 km)

  • 3

    Agen to Monpazier day 3

    Summary

    The route takes you through woods and dense leafy forests to reach the fortress of Gavaudun, with time to visit before continuing through typical Périgord landscapes of chestnut and oak forests and stone walls to reach the beautiful village of Monpazier.

    Hotel

    Hotel Edward 1erMontpazier

    Hôtel Edward 1er is a bijou 19th century Château hotel and boasts a gastronomic restaurant and a swimming pool. The rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Bar
    • Cellars containing a selection of regional wines
    • Swimming pool
    • Garden and terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    You can choose to have your breakfast severed in the restaurant, in your room or by the pool.

    The traditional French menu varies depending on the Périgord gastronomic seasonal produce.

    31 mi
    (50 km)

  • 4

    Monpazier to Bigaroque day 4

    Summary

    Cycle along the Route des Bastides from Monpazier to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cloister of Cadouin. Continue through the Périgord Noir to  your hotel at Coux et Bigaroque.

    Hotel

    Hotel Le ChambellanCoux et Bigaroque

    A beautiful restaurant hotel composed of many ancient buildings surrounding a garden courtyard and situated just minutes away from the river.

    Facilities

    • Garden and terrace
    • Bar
    • Free WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    Clients will dine in the restaruant or on the terrace and the menus offer a typical  regional French with famous dishes such as Foie Gras and  Magret or Confit de Canard.

    27 mi
    (43 km)

  • 5

    Bigaroque to Sarlat day 5

    Summary

    Cycle along the Dordogne River and discover the most beautiful castles of the valley: Les Milandes, Castelnaud and Beynac. Pass the awe inspiring  Roque Gageac located a the foot of a cliff before arriving at the Medieval city of Sarlat.

    Hotel

    Hôtel Le CompostelleSarlat

    A comfortable hotel featuring a fitness centre and a bar/lounge, situated just minutes from the centre of the Medieval town and Cathedral.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Garden and terrace
    • Air conditioning 
    • Bar and lounge
    • Gym

    Board

    Cuisine

    Client can enjoy a continental breakfast in the garden.

    31 mi
    (50 km)

  • 6

    Loop of the Vezere Valley day 6

    Summary

    A loop ride in the heart of the Vezere Valley.  This is the capital of prehistoric sites and you can choose to visit villages or caves from names such as Montignac, Les Eyzies or Le Bugue. 

    27 mi
    (43 km)

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • Canoeing on the Dordogne River

    Option to book a days canoeing in the Dordogne River on request

  • Add extra nights at Agen or Sarlat

    Possibility to add an extra night at the start at Agen or an extra night at the end at Sarlat.

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  • From£1190per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris and arrive in Agen late afternoon. 

    Return Depart Agen mid-morning, change stations in Paris and arrive in St Pancras International station late afternoon.

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