Arrival in the afternoon in Souillac
Once at your hotel you can take some time to visit the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. See the remarkable abbey with fine carvings, and a statue of the prophet Isaiah, a masterpiece of the Romanesque art. Dinner included and night in a charming 3 star hotel.
Souillac – Saint Sozy 22 km
Along the river Dordogne, you can admire the castles of la Treyne and Belcastel, visit the famous « grottes de Lacave », and discover charming villages.
Saint Sozy – Carennac 22 km
This easy trip along the riverside of Dordogne will take you up to the brown roofs of Carennac, considered among the most beautiful villages of France.
Around Carennac (20 to 30 km)
The valley of the river Dordogne in Quercy shows many different landscapes and richness of heritage: Castles of Castelnau and Montal, Grottes of Presque considered by Prince Henri d’Orleans as « the jewel in Europe’s crown », and picturesque villages of Autoire and Saint Céré.
Carennac – Rocamadour 30 km
After leaving the valley, you can enter in the very heart of the earth : the gouffre de Padirac. The visit is particularly interesting. Then you will cycle among the Nature Park of Causses du Quercy towards the marvellous site of Rocamadour. Do not miss the free flight show of birds of prey on the eagles rocks.
Around Rocamadour (20 to 30 km)
Rocamadour, the second most visited site in France, opens to you the gate of its religious city. From here, you can also go and discover the Causse Quercynois and its capital Gramat.
Rocamadour – Souillac 27 km
You will cycle among the valley of Ouysse and admire the Moulin de Cougnaguet, before arriving at Calès, a village offering a beautiful panorama of the Causses. From here, you go back to the valley of Dordogne and to Souillac.
End of your trip
|Tour Character – moderate|
Flat contour along quiet country trails. You cycle mostly on dedicated cycle paths and some quiet country roads. Suitable for novices, families and experienced cyclists alike.
|Airport / Transfers|
The nearest major airport is Toulouse (160km). There are regular trains between Toulouse and Souillac.
|Schedule & Price2014 Departure Dates Independent tours
depart every day from mid-March to early November
|Price per person||CAD $1130|
|Half-board option (7 x 3-course dinners included)||$330|
|High season surcharge (July & August departure dates)||$70|
|E-bike rental upgrade||$100|
|This tour includes:|
• 7 nights accommodation in a double room with private facilities. The hotels we use on this tour are small, well located, family run inns and guesthouses, every one with a swimming pool.