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READY TO BOOK |DORDOGNE Luxury | 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS Visit the Dordogne with Trek Travel, and discover ancient France. Prehistoric caves and medieval ...
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READY TO BOOK |DORDOGNE Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Visit the Dordogne with Trek Travel, and discover ancient France. Prehistoric caves and medieval châteaux provide a window into the past, from Cro-Magnons to mighty knights. Standing before magnificent cabe paintings of bison dating from 12-45000BC, it’s almost impossible to believe that you are so close to art created by people so long ago. Canoeing the river that wends through the region, in the quiet, you sense the potential for the dangers that lurked during the Hundred Years’ War in this wooded and mysterious area. Life still moves slowly here, but the focus has shifted to the simple pleasures like eating, drinking and relaxing. Enjoy riding at your pace on deserted roads, sheltered from the sun by lush forests. Escape to this magical corner of France and enjoy the road less traveled on your vacation of a lifetime. • Ride on quiet tree lined roads, through medieval villages, and along the peaceful Dordogne River. • Savor the local dishes of duck magret served with delicious cepes mushrooms at our one-starred Michelin restaurant. • Marvel at the medieval fortress of Beynac • Visit the only cave in the world open to the public featuring prehistoric polychrome paintings. • Canoe along the Dordogne River with castles clinging to the limestone rock overhead. A bientôt!

Cendrine De Vis

Dordogne Tr ip Expert

T REK TR AVEL C YCLING VACAT ION S OF A L I F E T I M E

613 Williamson St., Ste. 207 Madison, WI 53703 USA 866.464.8735 | trektravel.com | [email protected]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Welcome & Map Itinerary Trip Accommodations Arriving & Departing Before & After Recommendations What’s Included Essential Travel Guide

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ITINERARY Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DAY 1: Basic Option: Monbazillac to Trémolat Approximately 28 miles with 900 feet of climbing Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bergerac Train Station (Bergerac, France) at 10:15 AM on the first day of the trip. After a 15-minute shuttle and crossing the Dordogne River, you arrive in the village of Monbazillac, home to this region’s renowned sweet wine. After being fit to your Trek bike you will enjoy a signature Trek Travel picnic. The afternoon’s ride will take you through peaceful vineyards, quaint farmlands, ancient forests and charming villages to your home for the next two nights—the delightful Le Vieux Logis. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or explore the cobblestone lanes of the village of Trémolat before meeting on the terrace for a welcome drink as your guides tell you about all the fun and adventure in store for you in the coming days. Tonight, you and your newfound friends will be treated to a tantalizing one-star Michelin dinner at the hotel.

On your trip Trek Travel provides a helmet, flat or caged pedals & a Bontrager saddle.

Hotel | Le Vieux Logis | www.Vieux-Logis.com

DAY 2: Basic Option: Trémolat–Monpazier Loop Approximately 45 miles with 2200 feet of climbing Short Option: Trémolat to Monpazier Approximately 35 miles Quiet roads, rolling hills lined with dense forests and cool rivers primed to refresh your feet await you on today’s ride. After passing through a number of sleepy towns you will ride into Monpazier, a 13th century bastide or fortified town built to command the roads going from the Agenais region to the banks of the Dordogne. Discover the shops around the square shaded by arcades and replenish yourself in one of the quaint terraced bistros. After lunch choose to shuttle to the hotel or challenge yourself with more hilly terrain. Under the warmth of the afternoon sun, pause for a cool and refreshing bière pression at one of the many sidewalk cafés in Lalinde before arriving back at the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful dinner featuring local specialties at a spirited local bistro. Hotel | Le Vieux Logis | www.Vieux-Logis.com

Personal Cycling Gear:

Beyond what is provided on your trip, you are welcome to bring your own gear: a helmet, seat, pedals, shoes, etc. Just label and pack it in a separate, easily accessible bag. Remember also to bring spare cleats for your clipless pedals, as replacements during your trip are difficult to find.

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ITINERARY Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DAY 3: Basic Option: Trémolat to Sarlat Approximately 35 miles with 2300 feet of climbing Short Option: Trémolat to Les Eyzies Approximately 20 miles with 1100 feet of climbing Today you are heading to Les Eyzies-sur-Tayac—the world capital of prehistory—where steep cliffs crowned with evergreen oaks and junipers mark the confluence of the Vézère and Beune Rivers. After rolling through the hills, experience a tradition that is quintessentially French—the farmer’s market! Sample local cheeses, walnut oil and enjoy the dynamic and colorful scenes of this weekly event. After, ride toward Les Eyzies and be welcomed with a savory Trek Travel gourmet picnic lunch. Also enjoy a private tour of the outstanding Font de Gaume cave, a showpiece of engravings and paintings dating from around 14,000 BC. The cave holds over 200 ancient polychrome paintings. After this visit you can bike or shuttle back to your next abode, the charming Clos la Boëtie to refresh yourself after the day’s intriguing experiences. Tonight you are free to stroll the cobblestone streets of Sarlat in search of the perfect bistro for dinner with your guides’ knowledgeable recommendations. Hotel | Hotel Clos la Boetie | www.ClosLaBoetie-Sarlat.com

Rider Type: 2 Terrain hilly Average: Daily Distance: 40 miles

DAY 4: Canoe:

Rider Level:

Dordogne River

Average: Daily Climbing 2,500 feet

Basic Option: Château de Beynac to Sarlat Approximately 13 miles with 1100 feet of climbing Avid Option: Château de Beynac to Bastide de Domme to Sarlat Approximately 23 miles with 2900 feet of climbing After a bountiful breakfast, you will go back in time to the High Middle Ages when tensions between the French and English grew strong and the Dordogne River marked the front line of the Hundred Years’ War. You’ll enter the heart of the region via the river on canoe as visitors have for centuries. Castles, fortresses and bastide towns crown the hills, standing as a living memory of the gruesome battles and raids of the era. The formidable village of Beynac-et-Cazenac is yours to discover over lunch, before you’re captivated by the colorful tales of our local guide who will take you through the remarkable Château de Beynac. Enjoy a leisurely ride back to our hotel, stopping along the way at the celebrated village of La Roque Gageac to explore. Tonight you’ll regroup in Sarlat at a quaint bistro for dinner. Hotel | Hotel Clos la Boetie | www.ClosLaBoetie-Sarlat.com

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ITINERARY Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

DAY 5: Basic Option: Sarlat to Château de la Treyne Approximately 40 miles with 4500 feet of climbing Short Option: Sarlat to Rocamadour Approximately 30 miles Today, wander the rolling hills south of Sarlat on walnut tree lined roads heading for the gravity-defying village of Rocamadour. This stunning place is a Christian shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and features chapels clinging to a sheer cliff 500 feet above the Alzou River. Enjoy lunch on the terrace of a local bistro basking in the warm sun and epic view. After lunch, explore Rocamadour or bike to your home for the night, the stunning XVII century Château de la Treyne perched over the Dordogne River. Stroll in the formal gardens or enjoy a dip in the pool before gathering for our last evening together. In a cozy atmosphere accented by the golden hues of the setting sun, we will come together for a glass of wine and an excellent meal at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant and toast to newfound friends and the memories of the past few days you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Hotel | Château de la Treyne | www.ChateauDeLaTreyne.com

DAY 6: Basic Option: Lacave Loop Approximately 15 miles with 1700 feet of climbing On this final morning of the trip, take an extra moment to experience the tranquility of Château de la Treyne. Savor your morning café au lait as you look out over the mighty Dordogne River or take a final relaxing swim in the pool. For those eager to spin their legs, enjoy a short loop before freshening up and bidding farewell to your fellow travelers and Trek Travel guides.You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Château de la Treyne. A private coach will arrive at the hotel to transport you to the Brive-laGaillarde train station in time for afternoon trains. Please do not reserve seats on any train leaving before 12:30 PM.

Thank Your Guides, By Tipping: Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

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ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

LODGING In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Dordogne trip, you will stay in stellar accommodations with personalized service. Le Vieux Logis | Trémolat, France A member of the Relais & Châteaux collection, this high-standard hotel has been in the same family for over 450 years. Originally a simple tobacco barn, the building was renovated under the close eye of Mrs. Giraudel (the current owner’s mother). She transformed the property into a first-class hotel at a time when tourism in the Périgord was only just beginning. Although the house has been fully redecorated, it has never lost any of its original cachet. Every book, every piece of furniture and every armchair is original and holds its individual story, some four centuries old. Tremolat | +33 (0)5 53 22 80 06 | www.Vieux-Logis.com Hotel Clos la Boetie | Sarlat, France Perfectly located in the center of the charming and lively town of Sarlat, the hotel owners recently converted their family home into an intimate and luxurious four-star hotel. The hotel artfully combines traditional elegance and comfort with stunning fabrics and bold colors.You will feel at home relaxing by the pool or having a drink in the salon. 95-97, avenue de Selves | +33 (0)5 53 29 44 18 | www.ClosLaBoetie-Sarlat.com Château de la Treyne | Souillac, France The castle is ideally located overlooking the Dordogne River, surrounded by grounds embellished by a French formal garden, rare species of trees and ancient cedars. The swimming pool will provide a relaxing and refreshing break, while the Michelin starred restaurant will replenish your energy in French gastronomic style.

Trip Changes: Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Lacave | +33 (0)5 65 27 60 60 | www.ChateauDeLaTreyne.com

DINING Trek Travel scopes out unique and delicious dining locations, and we usually leave at least one meal for you to explore on your own. If you have any special dietary preferences, be sure that you have informed your Trek Travel Trip Consultant before you leave for your trip. We will do our best to accommodate your dietary requests. On our Dordogne trip, prepare to enjoy the finer things of life—great food, great wine and wonderful atmosphere! Its most famous products—black truffles and foie gras—are the cornerstones of the superlative French cuisine. It is no surprise that this area is regarded by the French themselves as “the best place to eat in all of France.” Street corner boulangeries provide fresh-baked breads and an array of pizzas and croissants. Travelers should have minimal problems with vegetarian diets in France.

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ARRIVING & DEPARTING Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

HOW TO GET THERE Flights | We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris (CDG). There are three options to travel from Paris to Bergerac. The easiest of the three is to take a train from Paris—Gare d’Austerlitz—to Bergerac. Travel time is approximately 4.5 hours and there are several trains to Bergerac every day. From the Charles de Gaulle Airport we recommend taking an Air France bus or a taxi into Paris to get to Gare d’ Austerlitz. For guests who want to explore Bordeaux before their trip start, you can take a high speed TGV train directly from Charles de Gaulle Airport (3 hours) or the Montparnasse station to Bordeaux. We recommend confirming your reservation with France’s rail site, www.SNCF.com as schedules change seasonally. From the Charles de Gaulle Airport, you may take one of the Air France commuter flights to Bordeaux. Please check www.AirFrance.com for details. From the Bordeaux Airport, you may take a shuttle service into Bordeaux (6 euros) or opt for a short taxi ride (20 euros).You will then need to board a train from the Bordeaux train station for Bergerac (1.5 hours).

MEETING TIME AND LOCATION Bergerac Train Station | Bergerac, France Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bergerac Train Station (Bergerac, France) at 10:15 AM on the first day of the trip.Your Trek Travel guides will be visible and dressed in Trek Travel attire. After a 15-minute shuttle and crossing the Dordogne River, you will arrive in the village of Monbazillac, home to the region’s renowned sweet wine.

Enjoy our Travel Agent Services! For a nominal fee, our dedicated Travel Agent can reserve air travel, hotels, rental cars, train tickets and additional tours and sightseeing before or after your trip. Call Trek Travel at 866 464 8735 and choose option #2 to speak with our in house Travel Agent.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Le Vieux Logis (+33 (0)5 53 22 80 06), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi to the first night’s hotel, Le Vieux Logis, for about 100 euros.

DEPARTING TIME AND LOCATION Brive-la-Gaillarde Train Station | Brive-la-Gaillarde, France You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Château de la Treyne. A private coach will arrive at the hotel to transport you to the Brive-la-Gaillarde train station in time for afternoon trains. Please do not reserve seats on any train leaving before 12:30 PM.

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BEFORE & AFTER Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

BERGERAC Bergerac is an attractive old town running down to the banks of the Dordogne River, with plenty of restaurants and small shops to explore. While there, make sure you spend some time exploring ‘old-town’ Bergerac, set among the medieval half-timbered streets, and open-air cafés where you can pass a very pleasant hour people-watching. Up from the old town, there is a newer part to Bergerac, with more conventional streets and a larger range of modern shops. After exploring Bergerac you can take an organized boat trip (gabarre) up the River to see the town and the nearby countryside from a different perspective (start from the car-park at the bottom end of the old town). We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel.

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Hotel de France | 18 Place Gambetta | +33 (0)5 53 57 11 61 | www.HotelDeFrance-Bergerac.com | ~$100 Centrally located close to the pedestrian streets, this hotel offers a great location from which to explore town. 21 rooms. Hotel de Bordeaux | 38 Place Gambetta | +33 (0)5 53 57 12 83 | www.Hotel-BordeauxBergerac.com | ~$70 Hotel de Bordeaux is a family run hotel, located in the center of town. Features include a garden and a pool. Hotel du Commerce | 36, Place Gambetta | + 33 (0)5 53 27 30 50 | www.Hotel-DuCommerce24.fr | ~$70

Your guides will be available 24 hours before the start of your trip.You’ll receive their mobile numbers in an e-mail one week before the trip start date. In the event you don’t receive this email, please contact our sales team: [email protected] or 866.464.8735.

Discreet comfort qualifies this 3 star hotel.You will enjoy its perfect location on the place Gambetta and shopping district of Bergerac. 35 rooms.

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BEFORE & AFTER Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

BORDEAUX Stroll throughout the city and take in the elegant sights and sounds of this exquisite cultural/wine center. Explore the central districts from the Quartier des Chartons to the Esplanade des Quinquonces. One must see the church of Notre-Dame and the Cloister of the Dominician convent. Before enjoying a quiet walk along the River, enter the courtyard of Fossés de l’Intendance, the triumphal route of princes, kings and heads of state and proceed toward Place de la Comédie and the Place du Parlement. The Quartier Saint-Michel and the Grand-Thêatre are two-must sees. Bordeaux features an extensive choice of wonderful boutiques and art galleries spread among many pedestrian streets— it’s a great place to shop. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel. The Regent Grand Hotel de Bordeaux | 2-5, Place de la Comédie | +33 (0)5 57 30 44 44 | www.TheRegentBordeaux.com | ~$300 The Grand Hotel is one of the most beautiful and unique hotels in Bordeaux. After a faithful restoration, it resumed its rightful place in the heart of downtown Bordeaux. It is as elegant as in the past, respecting its colorful history and offering the finest world class hospitality.150 rooms. Hôtel de Normandie | 7 cours du Julliet F | +33 (0)5 56 52 16 80 | www.Hotel-De-NormandieBordeaux.com | ~$425 Discreet comfort qualifies this three-star hotel. You will enjoy its perfect location close to the Place des Quinconces and historical district of Bordeaux. 100 rooms.

Thank Your Guides, By Tipping: Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

Tulip Inn Le Bayonne Etche-Ona | 15 cours Intendance | +33 (0)5 56 48 00 88 | www. Bordeaux-Hotel.com | ~$159 In 1997 two older establishments were combined to create this centrally-located hotel, a member of the Best Western group. The rooms are well sound-proofed and comfortably furnished. 65 rooms.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE Dining & Lodging • Unique accommodations during the Dordogne trip • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, social hour on some evenings, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day’s ride Support • Dedicated Trip Consultants to answer all of your questions and aid you in choosing a vacation that suits you • Email sent to you one week prior to your trip with guide contact details, meet time & location and any final information • The knowledge, support and camaraderie of experienced guides • Daily route support, detailed route guide, highlighted map, van support • All transportation and luggage transfers during the trip Gear • The use of a Trek Domane™ 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane™ 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection) (visit www.trektravel.com/ridethebest.php for more details) • Complimentary Trek Travel merchandise • Bike computer, a map case, and stocked seat pack for use during your trip • Two Trek Travel water bottles for you to keep • Choice of multiple stem lengths, seat posts and saddles for a custom fit

The Best Bikes, Period: Bike vacations are more fun when bikes ride and fit well. With the best in the industry and our knowledgeable and well trained guides our bikes always fit and ride smoothly. Enjoy $300 off a select Trek bike after you travel with us.

Activities • Gratuities for all scheduled restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.

NOT INCLUDED • • • • •

Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations Lodging before and after the trip Personal items purchased during the trip Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure. • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

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ESSENTIAL TRAVEL GUIDE Dordogne | Luxury |

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

WHAT’S NEXT? If you are ready to book call at 866-464-8735 or fill out on our online booking form. If you already booked, there is a lot of great information below regarding getting ready for your trip and things like upgrade bikes, trip insurance and housekeeping items that you’ll want to ensure are completed on time.

THE ESSENTIAL LINKS UPGRADES

RIDER LEVEL

Upgrade to electronic shifting road bikes, hybrids, electric assist bikes, carbon wheels and Garmins. TRIP INSURANCE

We have trips for every type of rider. Find the best fit with our “rider type explained” section. CONNECTIONS CLUB

FAQS

Read a lot of great information about your bike tour in our easy to navigate FAQ section. REFERRAL REWARDS

Protecting your trip investment from unforeseen circumstances that might affect your trip.

Our Connections Club rewards repeat guests with trip discounts, complimentary upgrades and more!

IN HOUSE TRAVEL AGENT

CYCLING GEAR TO PACK

CANCELLATION POLICY

Allow us to arrange your pre and post trip hotels, air travel, trains and other activities for a nominal fee.

Use this comprehensive packing list to make sure you bring just what you need for on and off the bike.

Be informed rather than surprised. Trip cancellation policies differ so take a moment to look yours over.

TRAINING

OFF THE BIKE APPAREL

Our partner,Vision Quest Training, offers custom training programs to prepare any rider for their trip.

With your bike fashion covered, here are suggestions for off the bike apparel for your trip.

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Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your trip more than 90 days prior to departure, there is a cancellation fee of $100; between 61 – 90 days prior to departure there is a cancellation fee of 25% of the original trip price; between 31 – 60 days prior to departure there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the original trip price; there is no refund for cancelling a trip less than 30 days prior to departure. If you choose to change your trip more than 90 days prior to departure, you may do so with no fee. From 61 – 90 days, there will be a $1,000 administrative fee. If you choose to change your trip within 60 days of the original trip start, the cancellation policy outlined above will apply. Please be aware that it is only possible to move to another trip within one year of the original trip departure date.

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