MTG1 22 Roundtrip Brantome through Perigord North
Published: 03/11/2019
RP5 Bridge de Bourdeilles
This route from the Motorbike guide France part 1 is a tour through the northern part of the Périgord that starts and ends in Brantôme.

Bert Loorbach, the writer, is an enthusiastic motorcyclist himself and lived in France for a year and a half. During that time he devoted himself to mapping the unknown and beautiful roads of France especially for motorcyclists.
Hotels, campsites, places of interest, parking spaces and restaurants are listed as POIs.

The starting point Brantôme is a beautiful town in the valley of the Dronne. The route takes us through the somewhat quieter area of the Dordogne, where it is very wet and green.
The first part we drive on a beautiful road along the banks of the Dronne to Bourdeilles, at the foot of the impressive Château de Bourdeilles (RP4) which is built on the rocks with spectacular panoramas. You can visit this castle and it will take you around 1½ hours. The best place to park is just outside the village, such as at RP5. You can then walk back over the bridge.

We drive along the Dronne to Ribérac, this is possible in 2 ways; along the south bank via the D78 and the D710 or along the north bank. That route is a bit more complicated and leads along a small road, so this route is also nicer to drive and included in this route.

We drive along beautiful roads through beautiful villages, where it is worth stopping for a photo now and then.
From Sairn Séverin we take the D17 along the river Lionne to Villebois-Lavalette (RP18), where we stop for lunch.

After lunch follows a vast stretch through the wooded area "Forêt d'Horte" towards Marton. From Marthon we drive through a beautiful rolling and green area to Nontron (RP24) where you could also take a break.

After Nontron we drive down again through a beautiful green and hilly landscape to the end point in Brantôme.

This route takes you through a beautiful and peaceful area with a number of sights and I appreciate it with 4 stars.
Very nice roads
RP4 Château de Bourdeilles
Useful links:
Camping Puynadal
Hotel Le Moulin de l'Abbaye
RP4 Château de Bourdeilles

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