Come with your kids to the beautiful Dordogne, for a great mix of explorations by bike, canoe, and up in the trees, in a region rich with history.
2017 per person price:
See adult and child pricing details in "What's Included", below
2016 per person PRICES * :
|Classic Tour||815€ adult / 695€ child|
|Classic+ Tour||1050€ adult / 925€ child|
|Deluxe Tour||1415€ adult / 1295€ child|
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on Triple or Single room options
Welcome to the Dordogne! Upon your arrival at Souillac or Sarlat train station we meet and transfer you to your first hotel. After freshening up, a bike fitting and a short orientation with your maps, routes notes, etc... After settling in to your home for the next four nights, you'll have time to explore the medieval town of Sarlat. This incredible UNESCO heritage site, the largest Medieval ensemble in Europe, is best explored in the evening, when the beautiful "lauze" stone roofs and tiny cobblestoned streets are lit up beautifully by the municipality.
The loop ride for the day is one of the most picturesque, passing through some of the "prettiest villages of France" (this is an official national rating) and castles lining the river that warred across from each other... You will discover typical village such as Beynac, with its imposing castle built by the Barons of Beynac - directly across the river from its enemies at Castelnaud. Pass also through La Roque Gageac, with its narrow houses flat against the cliff side overlooking the Dordogne, built around original troglodyte dwellings. At the end of your bike ride, you dismount from the bikes and take to canoes, for a lovely descent of the Dordogne paddling with your arms instead of pedaling with your legs! We transfer you back to Sarlat at the end of the canoe ride.
You have a lovely ride today, as you ride following a shaded route – bike path most of the way – along the lovely bends and curves of the Dordogne. The ride, very easygoing for the entire length, will bring you to views of the impressive Chateau of Fenelon. The medieval fortress castle is particularly stunning, clinging to the side of a hill. As with so many of the region's castles, the site was attacked, damaged, and rebuilt a multitude of times over the centuries, but is quite tranquilly picturesque today. Loop back to Sarlat at the end of your ride for another evening.
You ride out of Sarlat a final time today, headed through beautiful scenery, in the middle of the Dordogne's rich countryside, where truffles and cep mushrooms, walnut orchards, and grapes grow. The destination is right in the heart of some of the region’s lush forest, to the “Squirrel Forest” Ropes Course. At this great site, the whole family can enjoy a day of obstacle course, zip line, and safe adrenaline, at the tops of ancient trees. At the end of the day there, it is a short ride back to Sarlat for your final evening.
After a final breakfast, say goodbye to Dordogne until next time. Connections are easy from Sarlat train station for your further travels. Bon Voayge!