Day by Day Itinerary

France: Dordogne & Lot


Countries   France
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, April 20, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,195 (Self-Guided: US $3495)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English, French
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    222 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    37 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 75 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,195
Single Supplement $1,199
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • snacks
  • Font de Gaume admission
  • route notes and maps
  • luggage handling
  • support vehicle and full-time guide
  • keep your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Sunflower fields
  • vineyards & wine tasting
  • exquisite honey
  • beautiful hilltop/cliff-side villages
  • quiet paved roads
  • tunnels through the karsk
  • luxurious lodging
  • exquisite dining
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

These river valleys have been populated for millennia, for very obvious reasons; their beauty and fertility are unsurpassed, and the profusion of châteaux suggests the passionate history of this coveted landscape. Cycling from one medieval village to another, you will marvel at how little things seem to have changed with the passage of time. Behind the lazy riverbanks and cliffside villages, chestnut and oak forests hide entrances to caves whose walls have been decorated by stone-age artists. Words fail to convey how moving seeing these 20,000 year-old paintings can be. Despite their age, they still display deep knowledge of the human condition. Starting near the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère Rivers, you will cross from Rocamadour to the Célé and Lot Rivers, and finish near their confluence in St.Cirq-Lapopie. This trip stands out as being exceptional. The cycling is virtually perfect, on quiet and consistently beautiful routes. The lodging is so comfortable your toes will curl, and the culinary temptations will fuel you for each day’s interests and pleasures. If you dream of pampered cycling in France, this is the trip for you!

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Meet and Greet
Day 2   29, 62, or 83 km; flat or hilly options.
Day 3   63 km.
Day 4   54 km.
Day 5   73 km loop ride.
Day 6   72 km on exceptionally quiet roads.
Day 7   50, 60, or 120 km.
Day 8   Farewell
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Perhistoric cave tour.
Countries Visited  
  • France
    • Dordogne Valley
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF GUIDED

Cost: US $3465 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, luggage transfers, maps and route notes, essential transfers, emergency support)

Dates: You choose!

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $225; Racing: $395

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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