Perigord truffle kingdom

PERIGORD TRUFFLE KINGDOM


Departure from Bordeaux


Self-drive motorcycle tour

Length: 3 days


Day 1: BORDEAUX / BERGERAC (135 km)

Formalities for bikes delivery then road to « la Route des Graves ».

This region extends south of Bordeaux to Langon, west of the Garonne, to the edge of the vast pine forests of the Landes which acts as a natural protection.

Stop suggested to la Brede in the castle where Montesquieu was born in 1689.

Continue on the N113 to furrow the Graves appellation, birthplace of the Bordeaux vineyard with its aromatic red wines and dry white wines, elegant and fleshy.

In Podensac, the Graves Wine House welcomes you for information about its vineyards and its region.

After Langon, direction La Réole, Duras and Monbazillac.

You are in the Purple Perigord which gets its name to the color take by the grape leaves in autumn on the important vineyards of Bergerac (13 AOC and 1200 winemakers).

Among the many architectural witnesses bequeathed him Bergerac Country can legitimately boast of sheltering treasures and especially of country houses, castles, abbeys and churches which since the Middle Ages, defy time.

White, gray or yellow ocher Masked always wonderfully built, these "old" stones invite you to an amazing and exciting journey to discover an exceptional heritage.



Day 2: BERGERAC / PERIGUEUX (200 km)

The Monpazier Country House, classified "Grand Site National" and among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". This English country house of the thirteenth century is considered as the most beautiful and best preserved (Cornières, church, fortified gates, house chapter, carreyrous, washhouse and fountain).

You are in the Black Perigord whose name comes from the importance of forests populated by oak whose persistent foliage darkens the silhouette in winter.

Perched on a spur above the Nauze Valley in the Black Perigord, the medieval city with seven towers which was not spared by invasions and wars, miraculously preserved magnificent traces of its built heritage.

Way to Sarlat by Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. The fortified castle of Castelnaud offers magnificent views of the Dordogne Valley.

Sarlat, capital of Black Périgord, has preserved the integrity of its old buildings and is today one of the most beautiful medieval site in Europe.

Then proceed to an exceptional site to see, the Lascaux cave.

Then you ride to Terrasson-Lavilledieu where we suggest to explore the imaginary garden.

Way to Perigueux in the White Perigord who takes its name from the white limestone that was used to build many monuments.

Perigueux is a cultural and tourist capital labeled "4 flowers" in the heart of White Perigord.


Day 3: PERIGUEUX / BORDEAUX (240 km)

Sorges is known by gourmets around the world as the capital of the black truffle, the famous "tuber melanosporum". In the opinion of leading experts, truffles from Sorges offers a fragrance reveals its incomparable flavor. Sorges has dedicated to her a black diamond truffles Ecomuseum created in 1982, which welcomes over 10,000 visitors each year.

Road to Nontron in Green Perigord which gets its name to the green valleys generously watered, it is a breeding country.

Way down to Brantôme.

Green Venice of Périgord, Brantôme is a tourist and cultural center of the department. Its magnificent belfry (actually a "campanile" built on the rock), designed by Viollet-le-Duc, says "the oldest of France" with its "protocoupole" basic and Carolingian capitals.

After Montpon-Ménestérol you leave the Perigord.

Return to Bordeaux via Castillon-la-Bataille, historic city whose name recalls the famous battle in 1453 ended the Hundred Years War.

You can stop in Libourne, walled town founded in 1268 by decision of the King of England, to discover the waterfront, the Market Square, City Hall.

Arrival in Bordeaux late afternoon and motorcycle drop off.

 
Starting from: 650 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)


For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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