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self guided motorcycle tour france dordogne Millau, villages and volcanoes 7 9 days 2018-11-30T15:58:13+00:00



     7 – 9 DAYS FROM £995

As we love telling our touring clients, France offers some of the finest scenery and roads available to the motorcyclist in Europe. This 7 – 9 day self guided tour takes in some truly epic roads and with extended stops in hotels allows you to unpack and explore the sights without having to worry about moving on each night.

You’ll take in the sights around Normandy before heading down to the magnificent riding of the Dordogne. Ride outs to prehistoric villages, historic castles, dramatic gorges and extinct volcanoes are all included for you to pick and choose from as well as many more. On your journey back northwards you’ll pass through various national parks and get a chance to relax in the cultural melting pot of Chartres.

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • Normandy countryside and WW2 beaches
  • Stunning riding scenery of the Dordogne
  • Castles and Gorges
  • Mountain passes galore
  • Volcanic region of Auvergne
  • Tallest vehicular bridge in the world, Millau Bridge
  • Great food and accommodation
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I would recommend Magellan to anyone without a second’s hesitation… I had all the usual concerns around how the itinerary would be managed and how we would fare but it’s fair to say that I had absolutely no cause for worry – the experience was incredible in every way! The routes from Magellan opened our eyes to everything the country had to offer, kept us all entertained and expertly took care of all logistical issues. Thanks for everything!
David R
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Self Guided

Motorcycle Tour of The Dordogne

Dordogne, Millau and Normandy

7 – 9 days

1 country

From £999

Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of the Dordogne: itinerary

Day 1 / 240 miles From Calais you cross the country and make your way along the beautiful roads of northern France to your first overnight stop in rural Normandy, your hosts will provide a slap up dinner and drinks and you can get planning for day 2.

Day 2 / 300 miles Your only long day on the whole tour, today sees you covering ground to get down to the great riding of the Dordogne with stops for coffees and lunches planned in small villages. Motorways avoided as always!

Day 3/4/5 From your base outside Treignac we have a range of rideouts organised for you to choose from. Your hosts are avid bikers and will relish telling you about all the best spots to head to so all you have to do each day is pick your favourite, grab your tour pack and hop on the bike.

Rideouts include:

  • Oradour sur Glane
  • Rocamadour
  • Puy Mary Volcano
  • Mount Dore Passes
  • Bran tome
  • Gorges du Dordogne
  • Collonges La Rouge
  • Millau Viaduct
  • Les Eyzies Prehistoric
  • Route Couer de Lion
  • Cahors
  • Lac Vassiviere

Day 6 / 248 miles From Treignac you’ll continue back northwards with a leisurely ride through rural France and the tranquil National Park at La Brenne, Skirt Orleans and the Loire valley to take you to the final evening stop in Chartres.

Day 7 / 212 miles Hearty breakfast and then onto the channel tunnel for the final leg of the trip home…

Increasing the trip to a 9 day tour allows you to stay for 2 extra nights in Normandy and sample rideouts to the following:

  • Falaise, La Roche and the Normandy Beaches
  • Bayeux tapestry
  • Château de Carrouges

Your hosts in Normandy will also be happy to take you out to the local town so you can sample some of the fantastic regional cuisine and enjoy a few glasses of wine without having to ride back each evening!

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The Dordogne and the Lot comprise a very rural and deeply rooted corner of south-west France…Today it’s a manicured garden of small farmers, dotted with lovely medieval villages. It’s the sort of serene and old-fashioned hideaway that harried folk from Europe’s big cities find irresistible.
Dana Facaros, The Independant
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What’s included

  • Euro Tunnel return trip Folkestone-Calais (if Folkestone isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 6/8 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels and 5 evening meals (We do this to allow you the flexibility to explore and choose where you eat on some of the evenings).
  • Excellent breakfast each morning
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £995pp

  • One person – One bike shared room £1095pp

  • One person – One bike single room £1295pp

  • To increase the trip to 9 days please add £199pp to the above rates
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For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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motorcycle hire

We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

  • Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
  • Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
  • Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.

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