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Tour of Périgord Noir by mountain bike

Self-guided circuit in a loop


Presentation of your trip

Starting from Sarlat la Canéda, from the Dordogne to Vézère, this mountain bike trip passes through bucolic nature  and along beautiful paths, allowing you to visit the Périgord Noir. You pedal between valleys and hills offering beautiful country landscapes. You will also encounter pretty chateaux such as Commarque and, of course, Castelnaud and Beynac. This biking trip will also take you back in time, passing by the Lascaux caves and the famous village of Eyzie de Tayac, world capital of prehistory !
Passing through the medieval villages of Sarlat and Domme, you can enjoy a trip rich in nature and the history of Périgord. And don’t forget the quality of the South-Western gastronomy! Pleasant and beautiful mountain biking!

  • DestinationFrance, Dordogne, Périgord, South West
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip5 days and 4 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


  • A circuit adapted to mountain biking
  • A circuit full of medieval and prehistoric history, surrounded by bucolic nature
  • Quality accommodation and gastronomy

Complementary informations

  • 5 days 4 nights including 4 days of mountain biking
  • In double hotel bedroom


  • Day 1

    Arrival in Sarlat

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel (B&B)

    Visit this magnificent medieval village where the cultural riches of Périgord will be unveiled. Night in a B&B in Sarlat.

  • De Sarlat à Montignac

    • Distance : 48 km
    • Elevation gain : 1120 m
    • Negative gradient : 1180 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Level 2 : 48 km Altitude difference: +1120m -1180m 
    Level 3 : 57 km Altitude Difference: +1360m -1434m 

    Set off on your mountain bike from Sarlat towards the River Vézère which you will reach before arriving in Montignac, where you can visit the world famous Grotte (cave) de Lascaux. On the way you will pass through beautiful villages of Marquay and Tamniès. Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 2

    From Montignac to St Cyprien

    • Distance : 48 km
    • Elevation gain : 1130 m
    • Negative gradient : 1110 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Level 2 : 48 km Altitude Difference: +1130m -1110m 
    Level 3 : 59 km Altitude Difference: +1480m -1480m 

    The day starts by following the River Vézère to reach the beautiful village of St Léon-sur-Vézère at the foot of the Château de Clérans. Via the Périgord Noir hills, you arrive in the famous village of Eyzies, on the banks of the river. Next, we set off again to attack the valleys, passing by the Château de Commarque and the village of Meyrals to reach the Dordogne Valley at St Cyprien.
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 4

    De St Cyprien à Domme

    • Distance : 40 km
    • Elevation gain : 933 m
    • Negative gradient : 810 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Level 1 : 30 km Altitude Difference: +650m -550m 
    Level 2 : 40 km Altitude Difference: +933m -810m 
    Level 3 : 47 km Altitude Difference: +1200m -1090m

    This morning, there are 3 options: Level 1 takes you on a quiet ride along the Dordogne leading you to the magnificent Château de Castelnaud. On Level 2 you will cross over the hills and through bucolic landscapes to reach the Redon Espic Priory before heading on to the fabulous chateaux of Beynac and Castelnaud. Finally, Level 3 offers you all of the most beautiful tracks. All 3 options lead you to the very beautiful medieval village of Domme.
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis in Domme or Cénac or Vitrac, depending on availability.

  • Day 5

    From Domme to Sarlat

    • Distance : 45 km
    • Elevation gain : 900 m
    • Negative gradient : 920 m

    Level 1 : 26 km Altitude Difference: +470m -500m 
    Level 2 : 45 km Altitude Difference: +900m -920m 

    Starting up on the heights of the Dordogne, you join a track offering you magnificent view over the Cingle de Montfort, a majestic meander on the River Dordogne. Then through beautiful villages you reach the ‘voie verte’ (green cycle track) which will lead you on to Sarlat. 
    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.

  • Formalities

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

    From 2 people.

  • Accompanying

    Free ATV with luggage carrying by taxi:

    Equipped with orientation material that we give you: Digital topo-guide and GPS tracks.

    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.

    Mountain bike with certified instructor with luggage carrying taxi: From 6 people.

    Accompanied by a professional mountain bike certificate, you ride without worrying about the route to follow. Our instructor, specialist of the region, guides you and gives you, if you wish, the right advice to make you outstanding mountain bikers. Thanks to his knowledge of the route, he adapts to your group to manage schedules and effort throughout the day. Freed from group management, your only concern is to please you on your mountain bike.

  • Accommodation

    Half board except the first evening in B&B in Sarlat.

    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 *** or bed and breakfast.  Sheets and towels are provided.

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: 2 or 3/3
    You have a good physical condition and regularly practice mountain biking at least part of the year.
    Different levels are offered, see the program.

    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 


    Departure from Sarlat La Canéda.

    How to get there:

    By car: Highway A20 or RN20, exit at Souillac, then follow the D704.

    By train: Souillac SNCF station then line bus.

    By plane: Toulouse airport then shuttle to the train station of Souillac then line bus to Sarlat.

  • Options

    - Single room supplement,
    - Picnics,
    - Accommodation at the end of the stay,
    - GPS rental with recorded tracks 
    - High-end accommodation.

Dates and price

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage carrying by taxi - hotel double room
Registration at 2 people660
Registration at 3 people620
Registration at 4 people610
Registration at 6 people570
Formula with qualified instructor and luggage carrying by taxi
Registration at 6 people770
Registration at 8 people670


- Single room supplement: 160€

- Supplement high season 01 July 31 August: +30€

- Picnics: 36€ (3 picnics)

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

- GPS rental with recorded tracks: +35€

The price includes

- Half board accommodation from day 2 breakfast to day 5 breakfast
- In B&B in Sarlat.
- The carriage of luggage,
- Digital topo
- GPS tracks in GPX format

The price does not include

- Beverages,
- Dinner in Sarlat,
- Insurance,
- mountain bikes,
- Personal expenses,
- Picnics,
- Visits to 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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  • 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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  • 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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