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.
- Oradour sur Glane
- Puy Mary Volcano
- Mount Dore Passes
- Bran tome
- Gorges du Dordogne
- Collonges La Rouge
- Millau Viaduct
- Les Eyzies Prehistoric
- Route Couer de Lion
- 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!