The Dordogne & the Lot, an isolated region offering a perfect blend of history, gastronomy and architecture.

In the Central West of France there are two territories with very distinct landscapes that complement each other perfectly: the Dordogne and the Lot also called Périgord and Quercy in the Middle Ages. This isolated region, made of forests, deep valleys and plateaus offers a perfect blend of History, gastronomy and architecture.

Here walnuts, foie gras, truffles, ceps but also the famous Rocamadour cheese and Cahors wine make the gastronomy. Here again the caves of Lascaux or Pech Merle lead us in the footsteps of our ancestors, the castles, picturesque towns and villages such as Sarlat-la-Canéda bring us back to medieval times.

Sometimes, the local stone houses are hung on the cliffs as in La Roque-Gageac. Often, the villages are perched on rocky spurs as in Domme, Rocamadour or Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The diversity and beauty of the sites, magnificently preserved through the ages, contribute to the grandeur of France and we invite you to discover them.

 

Highlights

  • Cave of Lascaux IV (included in the guided version) & Pech Merle
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda, La Roque-Gageac, Les Eyzies de Tayac, Domme, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.
  • Marqueyssac Gardens (included in the guided version)
  • Medieval city of Rocamadour

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 1990€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2790€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to Montignac

    We will meet you at Toulouse airport at 1pm before driving you to your hotel in Montignac. We take advantage of this first day to adjust your bikes, present the tour and explore the surroundngs.

    MONTIGNAC > SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA

    Parietal art has made the Valley of Man a unique place to discover, here 25 ornate caves are classified as UNESCO WHS. The cave of Lascaux offers hunting scenes including a hundred animal figures. The original cave was discovered in 1940 and closed to the public since 1963 in order to be preserved. Opened in 2016, the integral replica cave allows you to discover identical paintings and other engravings made by Cro-Magnon Man. The path continues along the Vézère river to the village of Les Eyzies and its cave houses, then to the medieval city of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

    SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA loop  

    Four villages classified among the most beautiful in France are on the program today: Domme, perched on its cliff, La Roque-Gageac and its golden houses on the banks of the Dordogne, but also Beynac-et-Cazenac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle both known for their medieval castles. As for them, the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac laid out on a rocky spur dominates the Dordogne valley. These romantic and picturesque gardens are home to 150,000 centuries-old hand-hewn box trees.

     

    SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA > ROCAMADOUR

    A few kilometers after leaving Sarlat, you enter the Lot department, here the causses (plateaus) are punctuated by deep valleys. One of the most emblematic villages, Rocamadour is both a holy place that has attracted pilgrims since the 12th century, and a spectacular natural site perched above gorges. From bottom to top, you will discover the medieval town and its shopping street, the 12th and 13th century sanctuaries sheltering the Black Virgin, considered miraculous, and finally the castle and its ramparts, topping the whole. Not forgetting the delicate flavor of the cheese to which it gave its name.

    FIGEAC > SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE

    Starting from the medieval town of Figeac, we follow the discreet valley of the Célé which very quickly leads us into the Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy. Before reaching Saint-Cirq-Lapopie perched above the Lot valley and classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, perhaps you will be seduced by the cave of Pech Merle and its paintings preserved for 29 000 years. This site is one of the rare decorated paleolithic caves that are still open to the public.

    END OF TOUR

    It is the end of this Dordogne & Lot bike tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Toulouse Airport.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    MONTIGNAC – 1 night

    Hotel de Bouilhac 4*

    This XVIIth century hotel, listed as a Historical Monument, is located a few steps away from the sacred hill of Lascaux. 

    SARLAT-LA-CANÉDA – 2 nightS

    Plaza Madeleine Hotel & Spa 4*

    This hotel is the ideal base camp to discover the medieval city of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

    ROCAMADOUR – 1 night

    Hotel Les Vieilles Tours 3*

    Close to Rocamadour, Hotel Les Vieilles Tours Rocamadour occupies a residence of character from the 17th century in a large peaceful park and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys.

    Tour de faure – 1 night

    Le Saint Cirq Hotel & Spa 3*

    This establishment faces the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Hybrid Bike

    Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

    Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

    Supplement + 30€

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 55€

    Hybrid E-bike

    Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

    Supplement + 105€

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 175 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 620 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 3 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in a 3* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 5 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 4 bike rides

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 3 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 2 nights in a 3* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 5 breakfasts
    • 4 lunches
    • 5 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 4 bike rides
    • Visit of Lascaux IV Cave
    • Visit of Marqueyssac gardens

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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