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The Dordogne Valley & Bordeaux
Tour Location
Country:
France
From:
Bordeaux/Libourne or St. Emilion
To:
Rocamadour or Brive
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
10 days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
On Road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 4289
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jun, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Classic Adventures

The Dordogne Valley & Bordeaux

Fine Wine, Gourmet Cuisine, Superb Lodging, & Idyllic Cycling!

10 Days Moderate

The Dordogne Valley offers the best in a French cycling Vacation: layers of rich history, majestic castles, beautiful vistas, quiet country roads, and world-renowned wine and cuisine.

Our route captures the incredible variety of the Dordogne Valley. Cycle through vineyards that produce the world famous st. Emilion wines, visit several old fortified villages (bastides), experience breathtaking views of rocamadour sitting precariously on cliff sides, and be awe stricken with the natural wonders of Padirac chasm. For the historian, a visit to the caves of lascaux ii and les eyzies (the capital of prehistory) may be a highlight. For others it will be the gourmet cuisine and superb lodging.

Days are filled with splendid riding and memorable sightseeing. Rest assured there is ample time to relax and absorb all that your surroundings offer. the terrain is quite varied from one end of the valley to the other. On a daily basis you will experience some flat sections and several sections that are rolling to hilly.

You will experience gastronomic specialties each day. Perigord boasts a menu known throughout France: truffles, walnut liqueur, cabecou (regional cheese), roast duck, and garlic soup. To satisfy a true epicurean taste, sample a truffle omelet accompanied by local wine, or enjoy the region’s best foie gras on fresh bread. come join us in this magical region.
Inclusions
• Use of a Classic Adventures bicycle (Trek hybrid or road bike)
• A non-regimented, “cycle at your own pace itinerary” with an average of 30-50 miles per day with the option of additional or fewer miles.
• Daily breakfast & dinners (fewer dinners for some tours; see individual tour descriptions and prices).
• Free transfers and long term parking.
• Full van support.
• Detailed maps, route
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