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Discover our destinations The Périgord and the Lot

In a few words... The Périgord and the Lot

Season

from Easter to Halloween

Difficulty

from moderate to challenging

Themes

historical patrimony, gastronomy, viniculture, art and crafts, family

Live the experience of the Périgord and the Lot by bicycle

Cycling is an extraordinary way to discover the wonders of the Périgord and Lot, on their quiet little roads and through their hilly landscapes.

Périgord is a real country In its own right, you can explore four colours, four facets: white, black, green and purple. Each of these "Périgords" has its own historical, architectural or natural treasures.

During our last field trip, we discovered pleasant little roads, loved wandering from castle to castle and visiting some of the most beautiful villages in France. Over the course of the kilometres, unique atmospheres surrounded us, whether crossing sumptuous natural scenery, riding by vineyards, rivers... We also set off this summer to the Lot: what a joy it was to follow the Dordogne to Souillac on a small road at the end of the world; or view beautiful authentic landscapes by travelling along the Lot or the Célé between Figeac and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The Lot is still very natural and sometimes steep, the small roads are not very busy even in the middle of summer.

Whatever your level, you can fully enjoy the Périgord and the Lot by riding at your own pace: we will build a course that suits your abilities. Dare to venture into the hilly landscapes; an electric bicycle can be there to assist you if you wish.

In a region with such a varied heritage, you will surely want to come back to explore all its colours. So ride and enjoy yourself!

Start your immersion now by discovering our examples of bike tours in the Périgord and Lot.

Examples of indicative prices:

Circuit for 2 persons for 4 days and 3 nights half-board: € 450 / per person
Circuit for 4 persons for 7 days and 6 nights half-board: €750 / per person

The Lubéron and the Alpilles
The surroundings of Paris
Bordeaux and its region
The Cathar Country
The Périgord and the Lot
The Provençal Drôme

Discover its natural splendours and gastronomy

Recharge your batteries in an exceptional setting

You will never cease to marvel at the caves and crystallization chasms, gorges, gullies... and other magical places that await you.
You can also enjoy the exceptional natural scenery through multiple outdoor activities if you want to spend a day without a bike during your stay: hiking in the Auvézère gorges, canoeing down the Dordogne or Célé, via ferrata, hot air balloon flights, initiation to speleology... there is something for everyone and for the whole family!

Travel to the heart of human history

In the heart of the cradle of humanity, you open a book steeped in history. From prehistoric times to the present day, Périgord is full of testimonies of the passage of humankind on our earth. Follow in their footsteps, starting with the many prehistoric sites, including the emblematic Lascaux cave, the Pech Merle cave or the Padirac abyss. Continue your journey back in time by visiting the fortified villages, the magnificent medieval city of Sarlat or the old villages such as Rocamadour and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie... and set off on the road of a thousand and one castles in the region, from the 12th century to the Renaissance.

Enjoy the local products

Périgord and Lot are also a land of pure delicacies: cep mushrooms, walnuts, strawberries, foie gras, duck breast, lamb... not to mention the famous truffle. Indulge yourself by tasting its authentic and generous cuisine, accompanied by a vintage Bergerac, Pécharmant or the famous Monbazillac or Cahors. It will also be an opportunity to meet local producers who will talk to you about their products with passion.

Discover a land steeped in art, from prehistory to the present day

Périgord has always been inhabited by all forms of art: the caves decorated with paintings, sculptures or engravings are the first evidence of this. Today, the region has many craftsmen who perpetuate this tradition by continuing to work with natural materials, such as earth, wood, stone... Do not hesitate to visit their workshops to discover their works.

Prepare my trip

5 good reasons to choose Évasion à vélo

accessible tailor-made solution

The accessible tailor-made solution

Simple and direct access to customized products at an affordable price

For all profiles

For all profiles

Whether you go alone, with a partner or with friends, our trips are suitable for everyone, whatever the age and level.

Authentic regions

Authentic regions

You will discover the authenticity and originality of the regions proposed on carefully chosen small roads

Modular services

Modular services

You benefit from real flexibility in your choice of services: duration, accommodation, activities...

The choice of themes

The choice of themes

You focus your circuit around the themes that truly interest you: historical heritage, viticulture, gastronomy, arts and crafts

Some examples of trips

Family cycling holidays in the Perigord

A young retired couple wanted to spend a week on a bike vacation with their daughter and her husband. Évasion à vélo created a trip adapted to their pace, allowing them to explore the most beautiful historical sites and vineyards in the Périgord.

Group cycling holidays in the Dordogne valley

10 friends from all over France get together around a bike trip. Évasion à vélo consolidated all their requirements so they could enjoy the natural and gastronomic riches of the Périgord for 5 days.

Cycling holidays with friends in the Provençal Drôme

Two couples of friends want to explore the Drôme Provençale by bike. Evasion à vélo built a tailor-made 8-day trip between vineyards, historical monuments and high-perched villages.