France - Perigord - Cycling « The lot & Garonne and Black Perigord »

France - Perigord - Cycling « The lot & Garonne and Black Perigord »

Cycling tour from Lot & Garonne to Black Perigord , craddle of Prehistory and medieval castles!

Start  your cycling  tour  from  Agen , a friendly  and lively town renowned  for its canal  bridge,  the second  longest  in France,  and its famous  prunes.

Cycle through medieval “bastide” town and fortified castles, pretty hilltop villages such as « Monpazier  », « la Roque Gageac » and arrive in « Sarlat », classified “one of the most beautiful villages of France”.

Ride on gentle rolling hills and fertile valleys through wild wood and pine forest. Authentic and convivial  areas ideal for Green lovers.

A renown gastronomy and local food are part of their identity : the typical  dishes  of the region have an international reputation : black  truffles,  mushrooms,  foie gras,  duck confit….

3 or 4-stars hotels or charming guest houses during the whole tour.

Day 1

Arrive at your 3-star hotel in Agen, where the road book and bikes wait for you.
This beautiful city, capital of the prune, is half way between « Bordeaux » and « Toulouse » and offers a few interesting locations. « Agen », is a rich city with 2000 years of history, which reveals its heritage throughout medieval streets and elegant 19th century boulevards :Fine Arts Museum features five Goya paintings (including the self-portrait), among other Spanish works of the 18th and 19th centuries. The vibrant city center, offers shops and services. Farmers' markets are a showcase of local products: foie gras, fruit and vegetables, and of course, prunes!
Overnight: 3 star-hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

Around the Lot Valley : ~ 45 Km-28 miles -
Your cycling tour in South Western France takes you from « Agen » to the medieval bastide and half-timbered houses from 17th and 18th centuries of «Villeneuve-sur-Lot » though beautiful countryside roads. Take the time to visit the “Foie Gras museum” and discover the secrets of the recipe! Many farms open their doors in the area to show you how they proceed.
Then the itinerary takes you to « Penne d’Agenais», one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Overnight: 4 star-hotel, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast

Day 3

Lot Valley and Dordogne : ~ 50 Km-30 miles -
This cycling day pursues its itinerary towards « Monflanquin », bastide classified one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Cycle through woods and forest and reach the fortress of “Gavaudun”, border line between the Perigord and the Lot Valley area.
Head towards « Biron » and the fortified castle.
Enjoy the Perigord landscape: forest of chestnut, oak, stone walls with earth tones and discover the remarkable medieval bastide of « Monpazier », another village classified one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Overnight: 3 star-hotel, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast

Day 4

Bastides towns of Perigord : ~ 45 Km - 28 miles-
Cycle on the « Route des Bastides ». From « Monpazier » discover the 13th century English bastides and remarkable religious monuments. Admire the “cloister of Cadouin” a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will end your cycling day in the Black Perigord, the most famous touristic area of the Dordogne.
Overnight: 3 star-hotel or charming guest house, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast

Day 5

Châteaux and again the most beautiful villages of France: ~ 50 Km - 30 miles -
Immerse yourself in the heart of the Black Perigord and discover the most beautiful castles of the Valley. « Les Milandes », « Castelnaud » or « Beynac » open their doors! Cycle alongside the Dordogne and enjoy the beautiful medieval villages of France. Located at the foot of a cliff, the « Roque Gageac » will amaze you. Cycle towards the gastronomic capital of the Black Perigord where you can enjoy a regional cuisine, foie gras, truffles, duck, Sarlat.
« Sarlat » is one of the jewels of the Black Perigord which preserved the footprints of its history. Classified city of art and history.
Overnight: 3 star-hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Your trip ends after breakfast or You can add the Optional Day:
Loop in the heart of the prehistory: ~ 45 Km - 28 miles -
Cycle in the heart of the “Vezere Valley”: capital of prehistory! Depending on what you fancy, discover numerous treasures through caves, deposits or rock shelters. After this short escape cycling through lush green countryside enjoy a last night in the well preserved medieval village of « Sarlat ». The prehistory was born here, in « Les Eyzies »
Here was discovered the Cro-Magnon man. The marvels of prehistoric cave art in numerous prehistorically sites most of them on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Meet the Homo sapiens in the remains of its habitat, common activities and its art.
Overnight: 3 star-hotel, Included Meals: Breakfast

titre 1

Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
GASTRONOMIC TOUR
Duration :
6 Days
From :
750 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

3 and 4 star hotels and guest houses-

Half Board (breakfasts + dinners)

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance

 

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Starts in : Agen

Ends in :Sarlat

Access : Agen train station.

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another tour

 

          

 

 

See also :

Cycling from Bordeaux to Arcachon

 

More pictures in our blog here

 




Highlights

Preserved green hilly lanscape

Prehistoric caves with the option around "Les Eyzies"

Marvellous villages and fine cuisine in 3 and 4 star hotels !