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The Cantal

Tour de France climbing only 2hrs from the Dordogne

Long weekends (Fri-Mon): from £595pp

Weeks: from £795pp

Prices include your flight, and transport of your bikes from/to the UK and B&B accommodation, and full support throughout.

For group bookings of up to 8, just look at our calendar and nominate your own dates. For individuals or small groups, contact us and we can build an 'open' weekend around you and look for others to make up the numbers to keep the price down.


Visited by the Tour de France in 2016, hosting the first big climbs of the year's Tour, the beautiful and untrammelled mountains of the Cantal offer ascents of high mountain passes to 1700m and fabulous sweeping descents on quiet roads. 100km on these roads will test the very strongest riders with up to 3000m of climbing. The last three kilometres of the 12.4km Pas de Peyrol average 11.5% and have sections of 16%. This is serious climbing country and it is only 2hrs drive, and a jaw-dropping bike ride from our place in the Dordogne.

This video below is from our first group to go to the Cantal and it shows the exhilarating descent from the 1589m Pas de Peyrol.

Riders could spend a week in the Cantal or take the option of a two or three day excursion from La Bucherie, as it's only a couple of hours away, maybe stopping on the way to plunge into the magnificent gorges of the Dordogne valley and across the 100m high Barrage de l'Aigle (Eagle Dam), before arriving for lunch or supper in the beautiful, medieval town of Salers.

In this case we would be staying in local accommodation carefully selected for comfort, character, location and charm.

Prices for these tailor-made trips will vary depending on what you are looking for, but guide prices for a dual-centre Cantal-Dordogne week are around £750-850 in 2016. Cantal only weeks start at around £795. By flying in while we take your bikes down for you, the Cantal would make for a fabulous destination for a long weekend, with a likely cost of around £595.


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Cantal 3

A dual-centre Cantal-Dordogne week is around £750-850 in 2016.

Cantal only weeks start at around £795.

Cantal long weekends a likely cost of around £595.

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