There is a local cycle club at Gourdon, which welcomes new riders.


There are many cycle races in the area, which are extremely well organised.  They are open to competitors from outside of France, if appropriately registered.


Consult the British Cycling website for details about pre-registration in France .


Pass through gorgeous villages, and pull over for a bite of lunch, or a refreshing cold drink.

The roads are lined by trees, rivers, and castles, making your riding more interesting.

The terrain is undulating with shorter climbs, ideal for powering up. There are great sections for interval training along the way too.

There is a group of mountain bikers, who are happy for people to join them for rides, for example Mountain Biking Dordogne.

Please see the page 'Travelling with your bike' for advice on how to get your bike to Au Pré Vert.


For more information on cycling in France, click on the link.

The Dordogne is a fantastic place for cycling.


It is easy to find quiet roads.  The road surface is generally in excellent condition.  Cycling feels much safer here.


There are plenty of off road mountain biking tracks, suitable for all levels.  Some tracks start from the house, but there are many more.


Cycle through beautiful countryside, with miles of sunflowers, vineyards, and ancient woodland.



At Au Pré Vert, we have secure bike storage, with tools and equipment for maintaining and cleaning your bike.


There are several bike hire companies that provide a free delivery and collection service here at Au Pré Vert.  Bikes can be supplied to suit all requirements, including trailers and child seats.


Bike Hire Direct - Leisure Bikes and Mountain bikes.

Aquitaine Bike - Mountain Bikes and carbon fibre Road Bikes.


Au Pré Vert- Gites 


Self catering holiday cottages in the beautiful Dordogne countryside