Exploring 20,000 years of culture
It is the France that many imagine but that few truly experience. B&R has crafted a trip that goes to the very heart of French life, where culture and history mingle with exceptional food and outstanding local vintages, and the entire experience is set against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. We follow the Dordogne upstream, taking in the medieval castles, vineyards and prehistoric sculptures along the way. The gentle landscape reveals its share of stunning vistas and the sheer, simple beauty of everyday life as it ambles along in this most remarkable of regions.
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Day by Day
Ride through beautiful farmland offering magnificent views of the surrounding region. Enjoy lunch in the tranquility of a riverside mill and stop at a local foie gras production farm for a visit and tasting.
Visit Sarlat, the most untouched town of Dordogne. Explore the town with B&R long-time friend Alistair before riding home through oak forests.
Head deep into the Périgord Noir en route to Rouffignac where you'll visit a prehistoric cave covered in stone carvings and drawings. Enjoy a fresh farmhouse lunch and ride home through small villages along the Vézère River. Tonight, enjoy a Michelin-starred meal in the elegant dining room of the Vieux Logis.
Today we travel from prehistoric times to the Hundred Years’ War as we delve into the valley of the Five Châteaux. Trace the Dordogne to the perched town of La Roque Gagéac. After a delicious lunch, begin en route to the town of Souillac, entering the Lot region, known for its wild, arid landscape.
Visit a stunning and important Christian pilgrimage site built on the side of a limestone cliff in the 12th century.This afternoon relax by the pool, sip an apéritif in the expansive French garden or embark on a gently canoe trip down the river towards our hotel.
After an early breakfast you’ll drive to either Souillac train station or the Brive – Souillac airport in time for all departures. Bon voyage!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated (and wine as chosen by B&R)
- Services of B&R guide
- Support vehicles during bike rides
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off