The Périgord Noir area of the Dordogne is excellent for both mountain and touring cycling holidays. Given our location this makes La Bonne Etoile the perfect base for a cycling holiday.
The Best Time to Visit
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit if you have cycling in mind. The climate is ideal with typically mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and low average rainfall.
Security and Maintaince
The accommodation has a lockable storage room accessed from the small courtyard area, where bikes can be safely secured. There is also a small covered area within the courtyard where adustments to your bike can be made, should weather be less than friendly.
After a day out in the woods, your mountain bike may need a wash, so there is access to a pressure washer and hose pipe on site. There is also was hing machine for your clothes in the cottage. After all the hard work is done at the end the day, why not relax with a beer and a barbecue on the terrace, as the sun goes down.
We have an excellent book which you are very welcome to borrow that contains details of 15 loops in the area. The book contains elevation profiles, point to point and turn directions and restaurants. Should you wish to purchase the book yourself the book is called 'Dordogne Valleys and Villages' by Walter Judson Moore and is available on Amazon.
There are miles of mapped and marked mountain bike trails, with some varied terrain from the relative flatness of the Dordogne valley to the surrounding hilltop and cliff top routes. Maps are available from local tourist offices. Many routes are also marked by the 'Federation Francaise de Cyclism' with orange signs, like those in nearby Campagne. There are also some excellent restaurants to stop at for lunch or to take a break in, with a coffee or something stronger.
The cottage is situated directly on the network of mountain bike trails so access is very easy.
If you prefer to have a guide rather than head out on your own, then there are companies that specialise in this locally. For further information please click the link below for more information.