The large network of single track lanes which surround Acabanes and are a pleasure to cycle.
The villa is the perfect place from which to explore the delights of the region on bike.
Road cyclists will enjoy the extensive country lanes that meander through the beautiful countryside of vines, sunflowers, meadow, woods and streams, with watering holes dotted amongst the little medieval towns and villages. With so little traffic, you’ll have the place to yourself. Or for a flat run completely devoid of cars, consider tackling the long legs of the very beautiful Canal du Midi, or the converted railway track that runs between Sarlat and Cazoulès
Our gently rolling countryside, packed with nature and interest, are an off-roader’s dream – and we are lucky to be criss-crossed with an extensive network of dedicated off-road routes, farm tracks & bridleways, and little country lane
There are no hedges therefore visibility is good and there is very little traffic. Enjoy exploring the lanes to really view rural Dordogne life.
Acabanes has a range of bike helmets in 3 sizes, bike locks and water bottles. All the bikes are regularly serviced. If you discover an issue with a bike during your visit then please inform me and I will ensure it is rectified.
It is strongly advised to take water bottles with you as cafes are sparse. It is also advisable to take food in the "rucksack picnic bags" if you are intending to take a long ride. Picnic rugs are also provided.
Circular Routes - All the routes I’ve found are on google maps and are very helpful as they show you exactly which way to go and have satellite views too.
Head to Loubes-Bernac on the ridge and then turn left. Then across country using the maps in the house to Duras which is a good place for cafes/lunch (no refreshment stops anywhere else en route).
Then head to Allemans-Sur-Dropt, & then Soumensac. From here make your way back to Acabanes, in Thenac.
Approx. 20 miles if you stick to the route. However, if you wish to make it 30 miles I would recommend returning from Eymet (lots of cafes & restaurants here) via the little back road to Serres-Montguyard, Fonroque, Saint Innocence, Sigoules (refreshements and cafes here on the roundabout Le Code Bar) & then via Monbos & then back to Thenac.
Head to Fonroque, Saint Capraise d’Eymet, and then north to Monbazillac
Then return back to Thenac via Pomport & Sigoules
I would recommend the 1st option via the D32
Dining in Bergerac – L’Imparfait in the Old Town
Helmets - 4 kids 48-52cm, 6 x 52-56cm, 6 adult 54-61cm
1 Pali-link blue tag along trailer
Infant trailer for 2 toddlers
2 small bikes with stabilisers
2 kids Donnay HDT 20
1 girls Mystic Nakamura 20 Hard Tail
2 Raleigh Mantis
4 Carrera Subujay
1 Carrera Parva 16in
2 Carrera Parva 18in
1 Carrera Parva 20in
Cafes/restaurants within cycling distance
For full details of these restaurants please see the "Restaurant" section
En Toute Simplicite - Loubes-Bernac - 2.5 miles
Famille Moutiers - Monestier - 2.5 miles
Le Relais de Monestier - 3 miles
Chateau Vigiers - 4.5 miles
Cafe 1500 - Saussignac - 6 miles
Code Bar - Sigoules - 6 miles
Italian Restaurant & Andine Peruvian in Eymet - 8.5 miles & approx 1 hour cycle
Vineyards to cycle to - nearest first
For full details please refer to the "Wine Tasting" page
The Naked Vigneron