Old oak forests, twisting riverside rides, grand chateaux, and medieval villages bicycle tours of the Dordogne are brimming with culture, history, and scenic rides that make cycling the Black Périgord region of France a fascinating experience.
A Range of Rural Terrain
Cyclists may not find skyscraping peaks in Dordogne, but these Tour de France roads brim with rural grace and classic cycling glory. For those who want to pedal through a wide-range of terrain, you can push past rolling farmlands, up hillside delights, through quaint stone towns, country lanes, and forest tracks without any traffic in sight. Deeper in the glorious gorges you will find limestone banks carved by millions of years of fast flowing water, hiding a complex system of prehistoric and mineral rich caves and imposing medieval castles standing guard on top. The Dordogne is certainly a place of hidden treasures and makes for one of the best spots for those looking for Europe luxury bike tours.
Art, History, and Old-World Charm
Those traveling with non-cyclists will also see plenty of appeal in picking Dordogne as their cycling tour destination of choice. Home to many of the most beautiful villages in France; the chance to soak up artistic pleasures, ancient history, and hotels with old-world charm is unrivalled. Of all the regions in France, the Dordogne is also one of the most celebrated when it comes to tantalizing terroir cuisine. The delicate foie-gras is praline like in texture, the duck-confit melts like butter, and the rare truffles from the forest sets a new standard when it comes to the pure pleasure of taste.
Wonderful Sights and Warm Welcomes
Being a main player on the Tour de France trail means that the Dordogne region is super cycling friendly – whether passing through the fabulous fortified towns or the sweeping gorges, you will find wonder and a warm welcome awaits at every turn.
Wine and Bicycles around Bordeaux
Those who love to sip and swirl can combine their Dordogne cycling tours with the chance to explore on a custom bike tour of Bordeaux, Medoc, and St-Emilion. These Bordeaux regions are famed for being some of the best wine destinations in the world and on this specially curated add on tour you can pedal through some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world.
Discover Open Cellar Doors
Cycle through the finest cellar door micro-regions in France, as we spend our days enjoying easy picturesque rides combined with plenty of tantalizing tasting sessions. Wine lovers joining our Dordogne cycling tours are sure to swoon at names like Chateaux Margaux, Laffite-Rotchild, Mouton-Rotchild, Latour, Haut-Brion, and Pichon-Longueville.
A Sensory Sojourn Worth Saving Space For
This 2-4-day Bordeaux-Medoc-St-Emilion wine tasting extension is the perfect add on to a cycling tour of the Dordogne. While we always include some pedal time for those cyclists wanting to explore, this add on is really all about exploring the heritage of France’s famous wine culture. For a fully-fledged experience of cycling through vineyards, visiting acclaimed domains, and tasting some of the world’s most revered wines, the Prestigious Wine Tour extension is worth saving space for.