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7 Days Cycling Tour in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France from Lot-et-Garonne to Black Périgord
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Agen, Arrondissement of Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Self-Guided Cycling Tour in France

Discover South West France between Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. These two areas reflect all the values that create the region atmosphere offering its visitors a mosaic of preserved landscapes with an amazing diversity. Start your cycling holidays 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 villages such as Monpazier, La Roque-Gageac, and Sarlat-la-Canéda, classified as the most beautiful villages of France. Ride on gently rolling hills and fertile valleys through wild woods and pine forest. Authentic and convivial, these areas are ideal for green tourist lovers. Join this tour and release your pent-up stress by viewing the beautiful sights!

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Gently rolling hills, countryside roads
  • Starts in: Agen
  • Ends in: Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, the terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31 - 45 miles per day)
  • Total distance: 146 miles / 235 kilometers
  • Type of bike: Touring bike (135 EUR), road bike (160 EUR), and hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 160 EUR
  • 2 - 8 participants

Highlights

  • 5 days of self-guided cycling
  • Cycling through the most beautiful villages of France
  • Preserved landscapes, historic heritage, and castles along the route
  • Route notes in French or English and maps
  • Luggage transfer at every step
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Styles


5 cycling days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 2-8 participants
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Accommodation

You will be welcome every night in three or four-star hotels or charming guesthouses. On the first night, you will stay overnight at a three-star hotel in Agen. Next, you will stay overnight at a four-star hotel in Penne-d’Agenais on the second night. Then, on the third night, you will be accommodated at a four-star hotel in Monpazier. On the fourth night, you will stay for the night at a three-star hotel in Black Périgord. Lastly, the accommodation for the rest of the tour will be at a three-star hotel in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Agen

Arrive at your three-star hotel in Agen where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you.

  • Overnight: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Around the Lot Valley (28 miles / 45 kilometers)

Your cycling tour in South West France will take you from Agen, a pretty city of the prune to the medieval bastide of Villeneuve-sur-Lot through beautiful countryside roads. Take the time to visit the Foie Gras museum and discover all the secrets of its fabrication! Many farms open their doors in the area. Then the itinerary takes you to Penne-d’Agenais, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

  • Overnight: 4-star hotel
  • Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Lot Valley and Dordogne (31 miles / 50 kilometers)

This cycling day pursues its itinerary towards Monflanquin, classified as the most beautiful bastide village of France. Cycle through woods and forest and reach the fortress of Gavaudun, the borderline between the Périgord and the Lot Valley area. Take the time to visit it and head towards Biron where a fortified castle awaits you. Enjoy a pleasant end of the itinerary in a Périgord landscape including a forest of chestnut, oak, stone walls with earth tones, and discover the remarkable medieval bastide of Monpazier, another village classified as the most beautiful village of France.

  • Overnight: 4-star hotel
  • Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Bastides towns of Périgord (28 miles / 45 kilometers)

Your cycling holiday will take you this time on the Route des Bastides. From Monpazier, discover the thirteenth-century English bastides and remarkable religious monuments. Take the time to admire the cloister of Cadouin, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will end your cycling day in the Black Périgord, the most famous and tourist area of the Dordogne.

  • Overnight: 3-star hotel or charming guest house
  • Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Châteaux and most beautiful villages of France (31 miles / 50 kilometers)

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Black Périgord and discover the most beautiful castles of the valley. Château des Milandes, Château de Castelnaud or Château de Beynac open their doors! Cycle alongside the Dordogne and enjoy the beautiful medieval villages of France. Located at the foot of a cliff, La Roque-Gageac will amaze you. Then you will cycle in the direction of the gastronomic capital of the Black Périgord where you can enjoy a regional cuisine, foie gras, truffles, and duck.

  • Overnight: 3-star hotel
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Loop in the heart of the prehistory in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (28 miles / 45 kilometers)

Today, take the opportunity to cycle in the heart of the Vézère Valley, the 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 the last night in the well preserved medieval village of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

  • Overnight: 3-star hotel
  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Departure

Depart after breakfast.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Location

This tour in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, South West France will take you to Agen, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Penne-d’Agenais, Monflanquin, Gavaudun, Biron, Monpazier, Black Périgord, Vézère, Sarlat-la-Canéda, and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Agen

This beautiful city, the capital of the prune, is halfway between Bordeaux and Toulouse and offers a few interesting locations. Agen is a rich city with 2,000 years of history, which reveals its heritage throughout medieval streets and elegant boulevards from the 19th century. Musée des Beaux-arts d'Agen (museum of fine arts) shows five Goya paintings (including the self-portrait), among other Spanish works of the 18th and 19th centuries. Its vibrant city center offers shops and services. Farmers' markets are a showcase of local products: foie gras, fruit and vegetables, and of course, prunes!

Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a charming bastide in Lot-et-Garonne which was built on the two banks of the river Lot between 1251 and 1264, by a feudal treaty between Alphonse de Poitiers, representing the king of France and the powerful Benedictine Abbey of Eysses. Listed among the largest and powerful bastide of the southwest, Villeneuve-sur-Lot has a rich heritage to be discovered: the main square and its couverts, the towers of Pujols and Paris, half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the Cieutat bridge.

Monpazier

The bastide of Monpazier is the best-preserved bastide of the Périgord with its 32 classified monuments. It is considered the most beautiful and the bastide model among the 300 bastides of the southwest. It was built in 1284, under the reign of King Edward I of England. It is an authentic jewel of medieval architecture classified as Grand National site since 1991.

Black Périgord

The name Périgord Noir refers to the high density of green oaks whose foliage is dense, dark, and persistent. It is the oldest appellation. With the Périgord green, white, and purple, it is one of the four entities of this tourist area. It is known for its castles, prehistoric sites, medieval villages, and its landscapes.

Sarlat-la-Canéda

Sarlat-la-Canéda is one of the jewels of the Black Périgord which preserved the footprints of its history. Classified city of art and history, it was built during the ninth century around a large Benedictine abbey. The riches of its architectural heritage make its excellent reputation. Its narrow streets, its vaulted passage, its cathedral and its mansions of the fifteenth and sixteenth century will surprise you. The medieval city

is also renowned for its largest number of classified and listed historical monuments in the world.

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

The prehistory was born here, in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil as a science whose name Peyrony, Lartet, Capitan, des abbés Breuil et Glory illustrated it. Here the Cro-Magnon man was discovered. Here you can discover the marvels of prehistoric cave art. You can also discover numerous prehistoric sites, most of them on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Meet the Homo sapiens, remains of its habitat, common activities, and its art.

Food

You will have six breakfasts and three dinners during the tour. The gastronomy and local food are part of Périgord's identity. Don’t miss a taste of the typical dishes of Périgord renowned worldwide such as black truffles, mushrooms, foie gras, and duck confit.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can include an activity of canoeing down the Dordogne River (three-to-four-hour canoeing) for 25 EUR per person with an included transfer from and to the hotel in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

What's included

  • 5-day cycling
  • Luggage transfer at every step
  • The route notes (French or English) and maps
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Telephone assistance 24/7
  • Locks, reparation equipment, helmet, handlebar bag, repair kit, pump (for bike rental)
  • Taxes

What's not included

  • Transfer from the airport and / or the train station to Agen
  • Transfer from Agen or Sarlat to the airport and / or the train station
  • Drinks and personal purchasing
  • The entrance fees for visits
  • The assistance repatriation
  • The cancellation insurance

How to get there

Arrival by train

You can arrive at the train station of Agen.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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