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  • France 
  • Dordogne 
  • South West 

Mountain Biking in Dordogne and Quercy

Self-guided circuit

From
420€/person

Presentation of your trip

Between the Dordogne and Quercy, this mountain bike trip will take you along beautiful tracks, through bucolic nature, to visit the most beautiful villages in France: Carennac, Autoire and its ’cirque’ with its beautiful waterfall. Pedal across the limestone plateau of Gramat to discover the spectacular Padirac Canyon. You will also come across beautiful châteaux, such as those of Treyne and Belcastel, and pass through the medieval villages of Mayrinhac-le-Francal and Martel. You finish in style at the world famous Rocamadour, which you will reach via the Gorges de l’Alzou. And not forgetting the series of beautiful single tracks and paths bordered by centuries old walls. Beautiful and really great mountain biking !

  • DestinationFrance, Dordogne, South West
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip4 days and 3 nights
  • ActivitiesMountain 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

Highlights

  • Circuit adapted to mountain biking
  • Magnificent châteaux set in bucolic nature
  • Quality accommodation and gastronomy

Complementary informations

  • In a double hotel bedroom ; 4 days 3 nights including 4 days of mountain biking

Program

  • Day 1

    From Souillac to St Sozy

    • Distance : 41 km
    • Elevation gain : 690 m
    • Negative gradient : 690 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Set off on your mountain bike from Souillac towards the Dordogne, which you will cross in order to reach the magnificent Château de Treyne. A good part of the route follows the River Dordogne, the Grottes (caves) de Lacave, the Château de Belcastel, as well as the beautiful villages of Mayrinhac le Francal  and Meyronne.
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 2

    From St Sozy to Carennac

    • Distance : 34 km
    • Elevation gain : 950 m
    • Negative gradient : 920 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    The day begins by the village of Mayrac and its castle, then a climb (optional) to the Mercol viewpoint, from where you can take a look over a good part of your biking route. 
    At the halfway point, you arrive in the magnificent medieval city of Martel and the village of Gluges. 
    Pass by the Dordogne, the Cirque de Montvalent, Floirac and arrive in Carennac, the most beautiful village in France.
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 3

    From Carennac to Rocamadour

    • Distance : 45 km
    • Elevation gain : 960 m
    • Negative gradient : 900 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    In the morning, along paths bordered by white stone walls, you reach the Padirac Canyon, one of the most significant geological sites in France. Then, via a beautiful track, you arrive in the village of Loubressac, one of the official most beautiful villages in France. 
    Next, it’s a lovely descent directly into the village of Autoire, yet another beautiful village in France. A short climb back onto the limestone plateau of Gramat, before your arrival at the famous site of Rocamadour, either via the Gorges de l’Alzou or along quiet paths over the plateau. 
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 4

    From Rocamadour to Souillac

    • Distance : 51 km
    • Elevation gain : 1020 m
    • Negative gradient : 1060 m

    (Possibility of a shortcut by taking 19km from the first stage, in the opposite direction: 28 km +420m 470m)
    Leaving through the Gorges de l’Alzou, you reach the pretty villages of Loupiac and Lamothe Fenelon. Through a succession of countryside landscapes, and via tracks and small roads, you finish the loop along the Dordogne in Souillac. End of trip.

  • 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. 
       
  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Departure to Souillac at the hotel in late afternoon.

    How to get there:
    By car: Highway A20 or RN20, exit at Souillac.
    By train: Souillac train station.
    By plane: Toulouse airport then shuttle to the train station of Souillac.

  • Accommodation

    Half-board
    In hotels, in double rooms: selected in particular for the quality of their welcome, you will find in the accommodation chosen a friendly atmosphere. You sleep in comfortable rooms for 2 people in hotels ** and *** and/or guest rooms. Sheets and towels are provided.

  • Accompanying

    Equipped with the orientation material we give you: maps with highlighted route and roadmap.

    you go alone to discover circuits designed by our team. The use of GPS is essential for a fluid and pleasant orientation.
    Possibility to rent it in LaRébenne depending on availability.

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: 2/3

    You have a good physical condition and regularly practice mountain biking at least part of the year.

    From 33 to 51 km per day with maximum positive gradients of 1060 m.

    Technical level: 2/3

    You control the braking in descent and the trajectory of the bike. You will ride on paths or paths sometimes rolling, sometimes technical (steeper, with small obstacles).

    Electric ATV compatible circuit 

  • Options

    • Single room supplement,
    • Picnics,
    • Accommodation the day before departure and (or) at the end of the stay,
    • GPS rental with recorded tracks: +30€
    • Stay in upscale accommodation.
       

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Dates and price

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage transfer by cab - hotel
Registration at 2 people510
Registration at 3 people490
Registration at 4 people440
Registration at 6 people420

Options

- Single room supplement: 80€

- Picnics: 36€ (3 picnics)

- Accommodation the day before departure and (or) at the end of the stay: contact us!

- GPS rental with recorded tracks: +30€

- Premium hosting: +90€

The price includes

  • Half board accommodation, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 
  • The transport of luggage,
  • IGN maps with highlighted plot, map holder
  • GPS tracks in GPX format
  • The roadmap

The price does not include

  • Drinks,
  • Insurance,
  • Mountain bikes,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Picnics,
  • The accommodation in Souillac,
  • Visits to the monuments.
     

The destination

  • 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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  • 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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