Published by Andrew on 25 January 2018
La Périgordine is an annual sportive in the Montignac-Lascaux area of the Dordogne. Here's how to sign up.
Where is it?
It starts near Montignac, a town on the Vézère river in the Dordogne department. The area is home to the Lascaux pre-historic caves and the unique visitor centres that re-create the amazing wall art from that period. Do not visit this area without saving time for the caves!
When is La Périgordine?
The 2018 edition is on July 8.
What to expect?
Some picture postcard views, lovely countryside, flowing rivers and stunning cliffs. There will be a real mix of participants and even e-bikes are allowed. You can also book meals for you and your family during the day.
How far do I have to ride?
There are 6 circuits in 2018: the 74km, 99km and 130km course have 9.30am departures; the 155km, 180km and 209km courses start at 7.30am.
There is also a three-day 'randonnee' running in conjunction with the sportive. It 'traverses the Dordogne' July 5-7.
Accommodation and bike hire for La Périgordine
The kids will be breaking up for school and the sun will be out in this holiday region, so you will need to book accommodation early.
See our map for bike hire and accommodation options. You can zoom in below or click here for the routes in more detail. There is considerable crossover in the tracks so zoom in for the different colours.
How to enter
You can find all of the details, including how to enter, on the official site here.