Bike alongside the Dordogne River, passing picturesque medieval villages | Discover the lush flora, vineyards and fields of the Périgord's brilliantly colored agricultural regions |In the caverns of Rouffignac, behold Cro-Magnon cave art depicting mammoths and other animals
||Le Vieux Logis||Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
||Le Vieux Logis||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Experience prehistory up close on a guided tour into the cave | Relish a Michelin-starred dinner created by distinguished chef Vincent Arnould
||Chateau Des Vigiers||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Follow the winding river past farming hamlets and Bergerac vineyards brimming with ripening fruit | Bike to the 16th-century Château de Monbazillac | Enjoy splendid valley views while sipping the regional sweet white wine, famous since the 17th century | Tonight another outstanding dinner awaits
||Hotellerie De Plaisance||Breakfast, Lunch, Snack||
Take in views of lavish castles and picturesque vineyards as they appear majestically on the horizon | An oenologist at the Vignobles & Châteaux wine school offers an initiation into tasting—you'll learn how to recognize Bordeaux vintages by color, smell and flavor
||Hostelerie De Plaisance||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack||
Stroll through St-Émilion, a beautiful World Heritage site and epicenter of French wines, before a walking tour of its underground treasures | Make sure to save some room for a six-course dinner paired with delicious wines
Enjoy a macaron—the sweet and chewy cookies have been produced here since the 1600s
- Culture, History & Arts
- Food & Wine
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
Travel through time across the French countryside. In Dordogne, swans and boats glide along the meandering river. Quiet hamlets rest among walnut groves. Next there's Bordeaux, with the World Heritage site of St-Émilion. A grapevine-laden land graced with noble châteaux and world-famous vineyards. Discover these landscapes on two wheels
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun.
Insider TipAt any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
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