In between the Auvergne in
the North, the Pyrenees in the South, the Ardeche in the East and the Atlantic
Ocean in the West flows the Dordogne. This river has since long attracted
tourists from all over the world. Most famous are Medieval Sarlat UNESCO
World Heritage Site (in the heart of 'Périgord Noir') and the Lascaux caves
and on the Causse du Quercy the Gouffre du Padirac and Rocamadour, a Renaissance
style village built against the cliff.
The area of the valleys of
Dordogne and Vézère with prehistoric caves all over the place makes this
region filled with many prehistoric treasures you can sit back and believe
time has stood still. One item you must also not forget and that is the
wonderful French food with many local delights to flavour. The regions best
known specialties are ‘Fois Gras’ truffles and preserved meat ‘confit’.
In Sarlat enjoy the markets on Saturday and Wednesday and its galeries
and shopping centre in the old city. Visit the cave of Lascaux and come
back to the Dordogne valley. From here a nice cycling rip to Rocamadour,
the second tourist attraction of France with its beautiful small canyon
of the Gorges de l'Ouysse.
The beautiful Dordogne valleyprovides the scenery for a relaxing biking tours.You'll have enough time to visit beautiful medieval villages like Souillac,
Sarlat, Les Eyzies de Tayac and Rocamadour.
Starting day: every day.
Start in Souillac at 4 hours travelling by train from Paris.
In Souillac you can leave
your car in a secure parking of the hotel at € 7,- per night.
Bikes rented :Brand:
Model : CROSS SWING
Shimano 24 gears
The nearest airport from UK to these walking tours is Brives (Ryanair).
Toulouse from other countries.
From London take TGV to Paris and train to Souillac or fly in to Toulouse
Train Toulouse-Souillac direct connection of almost 2 hours.
From North America best is to fly into Paris or to Toulouse.
Bus and train connection from Toulouse to Souillac.
By train from Paris Austerlitz: leave at 7:09h, 9:09h; 9:39h or 13:56h.
Arrival in Souillac after 4h30min.
From Souillac back to Paris: leave at 07:05 or 09:03 or 13:10. Arrival in
Paris after 4h30min.
Charles de Gaulle
at Gare du Nord
M5 (Metro line
At Gare du Nord you walk in 3 minutes to Metro line 5, direction Place d'Italie
(Metro every 5 minutes or less).
14 minutes ride to Gare d'Austerlitz.
Walk 3 minutes to Train station Gare d'Austerlitz
total 20 minutes from Gare du Nord
BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Train TER 70167
You can start your walk in Rocamadour if you want.