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Dordogne - cycling

Beautiful scenery in the south of France
The attractive, riverside town of Brantôme
Well-equipped campsite with swimming pool


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Oak Hall Holidays

France cycling – beautiful French landscapes

Hundreds have discovered the delight of cycling along quiet tracks and roads in beautiful scenery on our cycling holidays. We return home healthy and fit, having had an exciting time exploring carefully selected routes. Good quality bikes are available for hire.

Choose your pace

We will split into different groups depending on the type of cycling you are looking for. Each one will be led by an Oak Hall team member. The ‘coffee and cakes’ group take everything at a relaxed pace, admiring the scenery, while the fastest group enjoy the chance to prove their fitness! With other groups in between as well, this holiday is ideal for everyone looking for an active and refreshing break.


Pre-arranged routes

We will follow a range of carefully selected routes, which gradually increase in length from around 20 miles on the first day to around 50 miles on the last day.

All the rides are of course optional but by building up the length of the rides through the week, the groups build up their fitness and you may well be surprised to find how far you can cycle! Also, depending on the destination, there may be options to extend or shorten the distance.


Dordogne - stunning scenery

The Dordogne region of France, to the east of Bordeaux, is renowned for its attractive, wide-ranging scenery. The relaxed pace of cycling provides an excellent way to explore the region. We stay in an excellent location, next to the river in the beautiful town of Brantôme. The centre of the town is on an island and you can hire a canoe to explore the area from the water.

Our rides take us to interesting destinations, such as Villars with its amazing network of caves and prehistoric paintings. Another lunchtime stop, St Jean de Cole, has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. On two of our rides we make use of the 'voie verte', a network of wide paths designed specifically for cyclists.


An ideal end to each day

At the campsite, we provide the tents and you can bring whatever makes you comfortable for sleeping, such as an airbed. After a day’s cycling we return to our campsite for an energising meal prepared by the Oak Hall team, as well as a Bible talk that is always a highlight. We can then relax and share stories of the day’s cycling or take part in games and activities.

"This was one of my best holidays ever, beautifully led and organised."
Abigail, Aug 2016