Dordogne Prestige en Vélo

Grand scenery and grand hotels

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.

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

6 days cycling | 6 nights in luxury accommodation half board | Gourmet meals | Luggage transfers between hotels | Comprehensive route notes | Detailed marked maps | Local agent |Belle France support | Bike hire | Station transfers

Day 1 Arrive Souillac

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

Day 2 La Treyne to Coly (30 miles)

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.

Day 3 Coly to Les Eyzies (33 miles)

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

Day 4 Day trip from Les Eyzies (16 miles)

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.

Day 5 Les Eyzies to Domme (24 miles)

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.

Day 6 Day trip from Domme (10-14 miles)

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.

Day 7 Domme to Château de la Treyne (25 miles)

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.

Bespoke options available.

Established in 1986, Belle France specialises in creating hand crafted cycling holidays through France’s most stunning landscapes.

Tailor made, self-guided holidays

Our expert team has put together a wide range of authentically French holidays for all levels of fitness and ability. Each itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements. At the end of each day you’ll find a charming hotel with a comfy bed waiting for you, as well as excellent regional cuisine and a tempting wine list.

Belle France provide detailed cycling notes to help you on your way, and to make life even easier, we transfer your luggage between hotels leaving you free to take each day at your own leisurely pace.