People Cycling Rides

Ride Across France - Bordeaux to Geneva.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
Start Location
Bordeaux, France
End Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Cost (est.)
$4500 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1500 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
48 mi / 77 km
Avg. Elevation
2900 ft / 884 m
Ride Description


Experience some of the best cycling in France as we ride across the midsection from west to east.  We start this great cycling trip in the famed wine-growing region and port city of Bordeaux, France and then we ride nearly 600 miles to the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.  Enjoy dramatic terrain and scenery that changes on a nearly daily basis.  We will follow the winding Dordogne River past vineyards and farms and majestic chateaux (castles) of every shape and size.  Whether you like the natural beauty of the countryside and picturesque riverside villages, or some hillier days with dramatic views, every day will be a treat!

You'll marvel at  La Roque-Gageac, one of France’s most beautiful and photographed villages on the cliffside banks of the Dordogne River.  In Tournon-sur-Rhône, in the heart of the Rhône Valley, we will experience charming streets with fine bars and restaurants, outstanding full-bodied local red wines, and a castle whose foundations date back to the 10th century.  You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself on the Pas de Peyrol, the high pass on the slopes of (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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