Dordogne and Sarlat Multisport

This multi-activity trip combines cycling and hiking around Sarlat with canoeing on the Dordogne River. Get the best of the Dordogne, with an adventurous experience as well!
The tour starts in Bergerac where you can get acquainted with the local cuisine and delicacies before starting your cycling trip. Cycle on to Tremolat and then les Eyzies, where you will not only visit prehistoric caves but also canoe along the Dordogne river. Your next stop is Sarlat, a charming medieval town, and from here you will explore the Dordogne Valley : hiking to Beynac to see its chateau, cycling through some of the most beautiful villages of France, visiting caves and troglodyte houses.
Sarlat and its region has everything to make this active trip an unforgettable one!

Price from : 1190 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Dordogne
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Bergerac

Arrive Bergerac - a large town with good rail access and services. This is your gateway into the famous Black Perigord. The historic city is very picturesque, with many sites to visit such as the Maison des Vins to discover local wines.

Orientation and bike delivery at your hotel in the evening. Dinner out on your own in Bergerac; some suggestions will be included in your travel book.

Day 2 :  

Cycle to Tremolat

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 440 Meters 

A fairly challenging start to this tour, with some hilly terrain up to the viewpoint of Les Cingles de Tremolat. A panoramic itinerary, you will pass through St Sauveur and the surrounding forests.

Day 3 :  

Ride to Les Eyzies

Distance 1 : 17 Miles - 28 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 546 Meters 

You will start the morning with an orienteering course to challenge your skills and then later you can take off on a bicycle ride to the capital of Pre-History. On the ride you'll first stop at Limeuil, one of the most beautiful village of France. Continue to Le Bugue and then on to Les Eyzies! Take your time to visit this very charming town and its sites/museums including the Font de Gaume.

Font de Gaume is a cave housing a collection of prehistoric polychrome cave paintings. Prehistoric people living in the Dordogne Valley first settled in the Font de Gaume around 25,000 BC. The cave was forgotten until the 19th century. The paintings discovered date back from 17000 BC, during the Magdalenien period. The cave's most famous painting, a frieze of five bison was discovered accidentally in 1966 while scientists were cleaning the cave.

Day 4 :  

Canoeing around les Eyzies

Distance 1 : 11 Miles - 17 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 276 Meters 

There is much to do and see in Les Eyzies, but we give you an option for a canoe trip today that should still leave time to visit the city. You will start the canoe trip in St Leon de Vezere (accessible by bus from Les Eyzies), near Montignac. Here you can embark on a 4 hour canoe trip back down to Les Eyzies. Back to Les Eyzies, overnight at the same hotel.

Day 5 :  

Visit Sarlat

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 573 Meters 

A nice ride that takes you to an adventure park where you can do some ropes courses in the tree tops and zip lines, a great time that you can do at your own pace. Local French speaking employees of the park will help you with your harness and equipment. After the adventure park, continue to Sarlat. This town with its cobbled streets, old roofs, and warm stone walls boasts an exceptional heritage. Sarlat is a medieval town built around a large Benedictine abbey of the Carolingian period.

The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Sarlat is one of the most representative towns of the 14th century.
Overnight in a lovely hotel in the center of the old town in Sarlat.

Day 6 :  

Loop From Sarlat to Beynac

Option 1 : 18 Miles - 29 Km  Option 2 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 499 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 333 Meters 

Big day, cycling and hiking!
A loop ride is planned today to La Roque Gageac, about 29 km roundtrip, a village with traditional houses, nestled against the cliff sides and a town awarded one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France". You will then leave your bikes for an 12km hike (roundtrip) to Beynac and its perched village and chateau high on the cliffside. Return to Sarlat via la Roque Gageac after collecting your bikes after the hike.

Day 7 :  

Departure Day

Leaving Sarlat.
Departure on your own after breakfast. If you need assistance with trains or other transportation, please contact us. Extra nights can be arranged.

Average / Day : Distance : 27.83 Km / 17.17 Miles - Elevation gain : 444.50 Meters

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Day : 1

Located in the centre of Bergerac, Le Clos d’Argenson dates back to the 19th century and features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. The house includes a fitness room, billiard table and library. B&B Clos d’Argenson has 4 luxury suites in a beautiful and restored town house built in 1865. All its authentic character are kept with high ceilings, original parquet floorings, marble chimneys and a large spiral staircase. Uniquely decorated, all suites offer views of the garden or town, a seating area and flat-screen TV. The en suite bathrooms are complete with a walk in shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served in the dining room featuring a fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the garden and the pool.


Day : 2

This beautiful 19th Century house offers tranquility and simplicity, far from the sound and the fury, deep in the heart of the Périgord. Exposed beams, extensive grounds, an outdoor pool, bright colours and a terrace overlooking the garden bring together all the ingredients for a relaxing break in this 4 star boutique hotel. In addition, you will discover delicious food showcasing regional produce and cosy rooms, each decorated in a different style. Located just a few kilometres from Bergerac and the famous prehistoric village of Eyzies.


Day : 3, 4

In the heart of Perigord Noir, in south-western France, in the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Hostellerie du Passeur hotel is located in the middle of the lovely countryside. This old ivy-covered bourgeois house with white shutters is a family-run hotel right by the river, offering 19 spacious and well-appointed rooms. Hostellerie Du Passeur offers a warm atmosphere in charming scenery where everything seems designed for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the hotel's ideal location to discover a region with a large historical and culinary heritage.


Day : 5, 6

This graceful property in a quiet area, offers elegant accommodation and modern facilities to make your stay in Sarlat a pleasant one. Located just 2 minutes from Sarlat's historic medieval centre, Le Renoir Hotel offers a warm welcome, French hospitality and pleasant surroundings. You can take a stroll through its cobbled streets and discover a thousand years of architecture. The attractions include walled towns, chateaux, prehistoric caves, Romanesque churches, parks, gardens, quiet streams and of course Perigord's celebrated cuisine.


Day : 1

The Hotel de France is located just steps away from the pedestrian streets in the historical city center of Bergerac. The hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome, as well as rooms with every modern convenience, private garage, and swimming pool. The hotel staff speaks fluent English and Spanish.


Day : 2

Murielle and Francis will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 5 guest houses or you may wish to stay in one of their two 4-star gites or adjoining studio, all of which have access to the heated swimming pool.For a short stay, we offer romantic gastronomic weekend breaks which include either a special truffle tasting menu or a cookery course where you will learn to prepare duck and foie gras.


Day : 3, 4

In the heart of Perigord Noir, in south-western France, in the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Hostellerie du Passeur hotel is located in the middle of the lovely countryside. This old ivy-covered bourgeois house with white shutters is a family-run hotel right by the river, offering 19 spacious and well-appointed rooms. Hostellerie Du Passeur offers a warm atmosphere in charming scenery where everything seems designed for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the hotel's ideal location to discover a region with a large historical and culinary heritage.


Day : 5, 6

In the heart of Sarlat's medieval quarter, their self-catering apartments & rooms, fitted out in 13th, 17th and 19th centuries buildings, welcome you in a privileged and unique setting. For your comfort, all of their rooms & apartments are non-smoking. They-have the air conditioning and sound proof double windows on the street side. A self-service computer for internet connection and a free laundry are available at the reception.


Day : 1

Located in the centre of Bergerac, Le Clos d’Argenson dates back to the 19th century and features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. The house includes a fitness room, billiard table and library. B&B Clos d’Argenson has 4 luxury suites in a beautiful and restored town house built in 1865. All its authentic character are kept with high ceilings, original parquet floorings, marble chimneys and a large spiral staircase. Uniquely decorated, all suites offer views of the garden or town, a seating area and flat-screen TV. The en suite bathrooms are complete with a walk in shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served in the dining room featuring a fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the garden and the pool.


Day : 2

Le Vieux Logis was formerly a tobacco farm house and in 1952 the father of the present owner, Monsieur Giraudel, after retiring from his work in Paris, moved to this relaxing region away from all the city hustle, and decided to venture into the hospitality business. Today, his son Bernard, the youngest of all, continues the business. The property is one of great charm and elegance where every room has been tastefully decorated in different antique styles using beautiful fabrics.


Day : 3, 4

Hotel Dordogne, Les Eyzies en Perigord. 3-star boutique hotel, restaurant, park, pool. At the heart of prehistory.


Day : 5, 6

The Hotel de la Madeleine is conveniently located in Sarlat where you can easily access the prehistoric sites, castles, and bastides of Perigord. There is a gastronomic restaurant on site where the chef creates dishes to tempt any palette and all of the guest rooms at the hotel are air conditioned for your comfort.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
Hybrid bike - Standard
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 6 nights of accomodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Activities (orienteering, canoeing, adventure park, tresure hunt)
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Ticket Font-de-Gaume cave
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

information

Train: From Paris Montparnasse - Bergerac; 4 hours, 15min. Tour depart from Sarlat and train to Paris Austerlitz is 5 hours, 25min.

Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 5min. Min: 2 passengers.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 1190 € 270 € 1670 €
Standard 1290 € 290 € 1820 €
Upgraded 1790 € 530 € 2550 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €
    Performance 205 €
    Premium 275 €
Electric Assisted Bike 135 €
Tandem Bike Rental 40 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory