Dordogne Cycling: Chateaus, Cows & Chocolate Shoes

Cycling the Dordogne area of France, in the interior of the southwest region, offered wonderful, hilly cycling for a five-day 30th anniversary celebration. The self-guided tour, arranged by Discover France, began in Bergerac, weaved along the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers,  taking us through the medieval villages of  Tre´molat , Les Eyzies, Montignac, and finished in Sarlat,  The area  is known for its prehistoric sites- caves and archeology, as well as its  gastronomy – local farms and menus  feature rich goose liver known as foie gras, mushrooms, walnuts, cheeses, sausages, and of course fantastic bread and pastries.  In every village, no matter how small, monuments honor soldiers killed in both World Wars and resistance fighters.

Of the five days, we had only one morning of rain, allowing us to test our raingear and giving me a new respect for those that commute by bike no matter the weather.

Chocolate Shoes!

Mail delivered by bike in small villages

This entry was posted in bike riding, Cycling, exercise, Family, food, travel, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Dordogne Cycling: Chateaus, Cows & Chocolate Shoes

  1. Looks like a beautiful trip.


  2. Oh what a beautiful area to bike. Enjoy the trip.


  3. Sweet! Makes me almost want to get on a bike… almost. 😉


  4. Barbara klein says:

    Fantastic! Love mom.


  5. Northern Narratives says:

    Th perfect place for a cycling trip 🙂


  6. Adeena says:

    Sounds like you had an awesome time! I love the pictures. See you tomorrow, IY”H!


  7. Ariana says:

    Wow! Looks awesome!


  8. Pingback: French Kids Eat That? | cyclingrandma

  9. Patti Winker says:

    Oh such wonderful pictures and such a marvelous adventure! So envious. I just may have a new destination to add to my wish list. 😉 Have a great time.


  10. Jeff Gatenby says:

    Fantastic pictures of a beautiful area of France. Brings back memories of my wife and I touring the same area in early November last year. Now want to go back and do it again.


  11. Pingback: Grandkids & Cycling: Happy July! | cyclingrandma

  12. Malou says:

    Beautiful post! When we were driving to Dordogne, I was wondering what’s so special about the place. But discovering its beauty (which is not as obvious as the other parts of France) is to be forever charmed by it. 😉


  13. Pingback: France, Je T’aime | cyclingrandma

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s