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Are you starting to plan your 2011 vacation, and would like to combine mountain biking with some stunning tourist attractions?.. Why not consider the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne Region of France? The Vezere Valley MTB Trails are 100% unique, exciting, scenic and fantastic.

The Vezere Valley in the heart of the Dordogne France was home to our Prehistoric ancestors more than 460,000 years ago. The Vezere Valley was the hunting grounds of the Neanderthals who lived in the caves of the sandstone cliffs of the valley. It was also here that the link was found between our Prehistoric ancestors and the CroMagnon [ “Modern Man” ]
But the Dordogne is not just famous for it’s Prehistoric treasures such as Lascaux and Font de Gaume, the Dordogne is also famous for Medieval towns and villages, such as Sarlat, Beyac and Domme, Medieval Strongholds, Cloisters, Bastides and lots of other amazing attractions.


Walking Dordogne offers unique tours in the Vezere and Dordogne Valley, cave tours, hiking, canoeing, horse riding and Mountain Biking. They have a site dedicated to Mountain Biking Dordogne .  The mtb trails in the Vezere Valley are probably the oldest trails in the world, dating back 1000’s of years.

The most popular Dordogne / Vezere Valley Mtb Trails are:

  • The Devils Play Ground
  • Satan’s Fury
  • Devils Backbone
  • Valley of Revenge
  • Hells Gorge
  • Dordogne Mayhem
  • Neaderthals Revenge
  • Neandertahls, Romans and Templars




I myself spend about 4- 5 months a year in the Dordogne, and am a mtb guide for Walking Dordogne.  For anyone interested in a vacation in the Dordogne Douth West France, I would recommend using Les Eyzies de Tayac as a base to explore both the Vezere Valley[ Prehistoric] and the Dordogne Valley [Medieval]

If you need more info about the Dordogne / Vezere Valley, feel free to contact me with any Q’s… and if you are ever lucky enough to find yourself here, let me know, and if I’m in the area, I’ll take you on some unforgettable and unique trails…Rip3d

B&B Ferme de Tayac

This article is sponsored by B&B Ferme de Tayac, voted nicest B&B in the Vezere Valley 5 years running.
Ferme de Tayac, a lovely B&B in a 12th century former Farmhouse / Monastery situated in Tayac, a quaint little village in the heart of the Vezere Valley and only 5 minutes walk from Les Eyzies, the Prehistoric Capital of the World. The rooms are all en suite, spacious and comfy, all with views and in former Monks quarters and oozing history. Built up against solid rock, which means that both downstairs and upstairs are on ground level, walls of solid rock, ancient oak beam structures, fortified walls 3 feet thick, a massive and original wine press in the huge dining room, monk’s carvings in the stone walls, and lots and lots more. For more info please visit their official web site : www.fermedetayac.com