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Cycling by hybrid bike in the Périgord Noir

The most beautiful routes of the Périgord Noir by bike


Presentation of your trip

This 6-day cycling trip allows you fully discover the rich heritage of the Périgord Noir. 
The Périgord Noir, a jewel of French heritage, lends itself very well to mountain biking.
Passing between Sarlat, Lascaux, the Eyzies of Tayac, the Châteaus of Beynac, Cazenac and Castelnaud or   Domme and the Roque Gageac, this trip is a true journey through time, stretching from the prehistoric  era all the way to the medieval period ! 
Riding along small lanes and through charming villages, you will discover the hidden jewels of the area, whilst avoiding busy roads to really enjoy each turn of the pedals. 
This circular route starts and ends in the magnificent town of Sarlat, a delightful place for lovers of both history and cycling!

A stunning loop taking in 6 days of discovery, starting and finishing in Sarlat.

  • DestinationFrance, South West, Dordogne, Périgord
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip6 days and 5 nights
  • ActivitiesCycling/All Terrain Biking
  • Physical level
  • Technical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Description of the tripProgramTravel conditionsDates and price

Trip details


  • The most beautiful sites of the Périgord Noir.
  • Circular route from Sarlat.
  • New discoveries every day, from castles to caves!

Complementary informations

  • 6 days 5 nights including 5 days of cycling


  • Day 1

    Arrival and night in Sarlat.

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel (B&B)

    Discover the town. Night in Sarlat in a hotel on a B&B basis.

  • Day 2

    From Sarlat to Montignac-Lascaux

    • Distance : 32 km
    • Elevation gain : 400 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel
    • Level 1 : 32km AD (Altitude Difference) +400m 
      Setting off from Sarlat, capital of the Périgord Noir region known for its pretty medieval centre, you head north towards the Périgourdins villages of Proissans, La Chapelle Aubareil and Valojoulx. Next, head towards Montignac-Lascaux and its famous caves, via the very pleasant Vallée de la Vézère which is criss-crossed by the river of the same name.
    • OR Level 2 : 45km AD+715m
      Level 2 of this stage takes you on a trip to discover the beautiful gardens of the Manoir d’Eyrignac, through the villages of Salignac and St Amand de Coly, before a ride along beautiful roads to reach the famous village of Montignac-Lascaux. 
      Night in Montignac-Lascaux in a hotel on a B&B basis. 
  • Day 3

    From Montignac-Lascaux to Eyzies de Tayac

    • Distance : 36 km
    • Elevation gain : 500 m
    • Type of accommodation : B&B

    Head south-west through the Vallée de la Vézère and observe the pretty Château de Losse. You will then continue through Thonas before taking a short break to visit what is officially one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages of France’, Saint-Léon sur Vézère, located on a bend of the Vézère. Finally, before arriving in the small village of Eyzies, you will pass by the Roque Saint-Christophe, a well-preserved troglodyte site, nestled into the limestone cliffs
    Night in Eyzies de Tayac in a hotel on a B&B basis.

  • Day 4

    From Eyzies de Tayac to Beynac-Cazenac

    • Distance : 30 km
    • Elevation gain : 450 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    After an overnight stop in the world capital of prehistory, the Eyzies de Tayac, you continue your ride into the heart of the forest, to the Redon Espic priory. Next, via a pretty forest track, you reach the Vallée de la Dordogne. Follow the river to arrive in Beynac-Cazenac and its beautiful château. 
    Night in Beynac-Cazenac in a hotel on a B&B basis.

  • Day 5

    Loop around Beynac-Cazenac

    • Distance : 35 km
    • Elevation gain : 475 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Today, you will set off on a beautiful loop to the south of Beynac. You will uncover the Châteaux de Fayrac and des Milandes, the latter being the former home of Josephine Baker. Next, cross the pretty village of Allas-les-Mines and marvel at the very beautiful and well-preserved château. Night in Beynac Cazenac in a hotel on a B&B basis. 

  • Day 6

    From Beynac to Sarlat

    • Distance : 32 km

    Head north-east from Beynac towards two of the most beautiful villages in France: La Roque Gageac, which sits at the base of a cliff, on the banks of the Dordogne, and Domme, a royal bastide overlooking the valley. Before you reach Sarlat and the end of your circuit, take time to enjoy the magnificent Cingle de Montfort, shortly before arriving in Carsac-Aillac. 
    End of trip in Sarlat.

  • End of trip

Travel conditions

  • Food

    This is not the time to go on a diet! Instead, it is an opportunity to taste local cuisine and specialities. The quality of your food is paramount and we take great care to ensure a good dietary balance, sufficient calorie intake and that each meal includes local specialities.You will eat in the hotel.

    Picnics (for lunch) are not included.

  • Luggage

    You only carry the items of the day and the picnic. Luggage is carried by vehicle.

    1 piece/person and limited to 15kg/piece.

  • Attendees

    From 2 people.

  • Formalities

    • A valid official ID.
    • We recommend travel insurance with repatriation included. 
  • Accompanying

    Free Ride:
    Equipped with the orientation material we give you: maps with highlighted route and detailed topoguide, you go alone to discover circuits designed by our team. You are guided by carefully prepared directions, for maximum precision.

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: 2/3

    Stages from 32 to 45km per day with positive gradients from 400 to 715m per day.


    Meeting the first day in Sarlat.

    How to get there:

    By car: Motorway A20: From Paris, exit 51; From Toulouse, exit 56; from Bordeaux, exit 16

    By train: Sarlat train station.

    By plane: Toulouse airport then train.

  • Options

    - Single room supplement,

    - High season supplement

  • Accommodation

    Nights in double room in hotels. In B&B formula (night and breakfast included)

    We have selected our accommodations for their quality of welcome and comfort: to enjoy, thank you to book as soon as possible.

Dates and price

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage transfer by cab - hotel
Registration at 2 people570
Registration at 3 people560
Registration at 4 people490
Registration at 6 people450


- Single room supplement: 125 €

- Supplement high season 1 July 31 August: +20€

- Accommodation at the end of the stay: contact us!

- GPS rental with recorded tracks: +30€

The price includes

- B&B accommodation,

- The digital guidebook with electronic GPS tracks in. gpx format,

- Transport of 1 piece of luggage per person, up to 15 kg/piece of luggage,

The price does not include

- Dinners,
- Beverages,
- Personal expenses,
- Picnics,
- Personal bicycle equipment (helmets, gloves),
- Bicycles,
- the cost of parking,
- Insurance.

The destination

  • South West

    LaRébenne invites you to discover the south-west of France in different ways. Hike on the mythical paths of Santiago de Compostela or cycle the Canal du Midi, 240 km of walks by the water. It connects the Garonne to the Mediterranean from Toulouse to Sète via Carcassonne and its medieval city and Castelnaudary. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a technical feat that is appreciated as an authentic masterpiece.

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  • Dordogne

    Housed in a green setting, with Quercy to the east, and Limousin to the north, the Dordogne calls for travel. From black to green to purple and white, Périgord is much more than just a land prized by gourmets.

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  • Périgord

    Between the Dordogne and the Vézère, the Périgord through a bucolic nature allows you to visit the unmissable sites of the castles of Beyac and Castelnaud, guardians of the banks of the Dordogne, followed by the discovery of the cities of Sarlat, Domme, Les Eyzies and Montignac Lascaux will enchant you. Not to mention a beautiful roaming along the river Vézère to pick up the sites of Castel Merle and Saint Léon sur Vézère.

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