Mountain Biking in Dordogne France

In prepration for my 2009 Mountain Mayhem Tour USA, I spent a few months in the Dordogne, S.W France. I hooked up with my M8 “Duke” who runs an outdoor  buisness taking people on hikes, canoe trips, horse riding, caving and Mountain Biking. I met Duke last year 2008, in Bend {Oregon}, and from there we travelled to Moab {Utah} and then Ouray {Colorado} it was on these trails that he invited me over to the Dordogne, to show me some of his trails

Well , in all honesty, the Dordogne is no Moab, or Bend, but it is pretty awesome and unique..
There are no mountains in the Dordogne, but it is all rolling hills, which make for some great up’s and downs.. slow up’s but extremely fast downs!!.. The trails I did with Duke, I would rate about a 2+ to a -3 nothing serious.. but still no margin for errors!!
It made me laugh that Duke has named his trails “Devils Playgroud”, and “Devils Backbone” or “Satans Fury” … Sh1t Man,.. when I heard these names I was almost too scared to ride ‘em!!.. But like Duke said, It’s all in a name..
The scenery in the Dordogne and Vezere Valley is absolutely stunning, and it’s famous for being the Prehistoric Capital of the World.. and like I said, the rides aren’t gonna make you ejaculate adrenaline, but the scenery will!!
Anyway, I can and will recommend Mountain Biking in the Dordogne, with Duke. He and the rest of Walking Dordogne are guarenteed to show you a great time.

A BIG Thanks to Duke, who is a great person and a friend…

{ Duke, I’ll see you Asheville NC sometime in July for the Mountain Mayhem Tour 2009  ;-) }

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This video was taken with the HelmCam on the “Valley of Revenge” trail in the Dordogne, a fantastic 4+ hour figure of eight loop


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