Cycling on the Voite Verte 2In 2017 the Tour de France came past our house!  It was a fabulous day enjoyed by all who stayed with us but that was only one day, you can cycle in the area surrounding us every day and experience the amazing scenery and beautiful rides.

Cycling is a very popular pastime here in the Aquitaine, for those who like to take their site seeing slowly.  There are plenty of routes available without big climbs but which still take you through some beautiful countryside and enable you to visit some of the lovely villages in the area. One of our favourite routes is from here along the road under Roque Saint Christophe to Saint Leon sur Vezere. Stop and have a coffee, lunch or an ice cream then return, either by the same route or along the main road when it's not peak time.

There is a wonderful Voie Verte (converted railway line) which starts on the outskirts of Sarlat la Caneda. The Sarlat/Cazoules Greenway is 35km long but you don't have to do it all! http://www.sarlat-tourisme.com/docs/voie_verte_veloroute.pdf  You can hire bikes where it starts which makes it a very user friendly way to enjoy the route.  The picture above is part of the route.

We had this comment from one Canadian customer - Jim Miller, World Championship Triathlon competitor and four time IronMan participant: "It’s always a bit of a risk choosing a place to stay from the internet, especially when you sign up for more than one or two days. In this instance we were extremely fortunate in finding Le Manoir des Granges and being able to take advantage of not only the fabulous region you live in but also the amenities provided within the complex itself. Having a place to ride from each morning into the hills was a real treat even for someone like me who has had the opportunity to ride in some of the best locations throughout the world. When you combine that along with all the local sites of prehistoric man, medieval castles and towns, along with the immediate locale of “one of the most beautiful villages in France” ,St Leon Sur Vezere, what can I say…PRETTY COOL SPOT…!"

You can either bring your own bikes or they can be hired from one of the local companies:

www.bike-bus.co.uk

or

www.aquitainebike.com

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