Cycling the Dordogne

Lalinde is in the middle of a very attractive canal and river bike pathway that starts in Mauzac about 8km east of Lalinde and finishes at Bergerac about 20km west of Lalinde. It’s a flat pathway specifically for cyclists and walkers and a combination of tarseal and rolled limestone that travels beside a canal from Mauzac to Tuillieres then drops down to the Dordogne river and finishes at Cresse on the outside of Bergerac. You can investigate migrating fish at the fish ladders beside the hydro electric dams at Mauzac and Tuilliere. Most of the cycle track is under plane trees giving you a cool pathway with beautiful dappled sunlight reflecting in the water, there are quite a few villages with cafes and restaurants and plenty of places for a picnic or siesta. For an easy and relaxing ride, Lalinde to Mauzac or Tuilliere and back again is about 16km. We have bikes available at no charge for a leisurely ride or if you are more ambitious but like the sound of an e-bike, they are available to hire opposite Maison Porte del Marty. If you are a thoroughbred cyclist and would like to home base in Lalinde, we can introduce you to professional cycling companies who will provide you with very high quality bikes and interesting daily ride programmes that start and finish in Lalinde. We are surrounded by bucolic villages, handsome chateaux, peaceful and pretty country lanes…something for everyone.