MTG1 22 Souillac Lacave Rocamadour Marcillac la Croisille
Published: 03/11/2019
RP12 Château de Castelnau-de-Bretenoux
This route from the Motorbike guide France part 1 is a nice ride along the Dordogne river with, in the original, the Barrage du Chatstang dam as the end point. This route has been modified with Marcillac-la-Croisille as the end point.

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 tour starts in Souillac and we drive through the valley along the banks of the Dordogne river to Lacave. In Lacave you can stop to visit the Château de Belcastel and the caves, for this you have to deviate from the route at RP2 and RP 3.

The route continues through a beautiful landscape with large rocks. At RP6 you pass the famous houses in the Rocamadour pilgrimage. You can stop in this way at different places if you want to take a nice photo.

We continue on the D673 towards Alvignac and Montal, where cave lovers can indulge themselves again at RP9 de Gouffre de Padirac, this is a beautiful underground world with large lakes and high halls.

We continue on beautiful narrow and winding roads and pass several old castles, such as Château de Castelnau-de-Bretenoux (RP12), definitely worth a moment to deviate from the route and enjoy the view.

Along the way we also drive over and along beautiful old bridges such as at RP5, RP10, RP15 and RP20. At RP18 we drive over the Barrage du Chatstang dam. Just before the dam there is the possibility to stop to take pictures.

The last part we drive through a wooded and rolling landscape to the end point Marcillac-la-Croisille. There is a beautiful campsite on the lake where you can also rent chalets and mobile homes.

This beautiful route is worth 4 stars because of the beautiful sights along the way and the wonderful roads through the Dordogne.
RP10 Pont de Maday
RP2 Château de Belcastel
Useful links:
Camping Municipal du Pont de Lanzac
Flower Camping Les Ondines
Camping du lac aquadis loisirs
RP9 Gouffre de Padirac

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This MRA route collection contains 25 beautiful motorcycle routes in different parts of France, such as the Ardennes, Alsace, Vercors, the Drôme, the Ardèche, Cote d'Azure, Gorges du Verdon, the Ariège, the Dordogne and Brittany.

The routes have been carefully made by Bert Loorbach, who himself is an enthusiastic motorcyclist. He lived in France for a year and a half and during that time he focused on mapping the unknown and beautiful roads of France especially for motorcyclists.

The routes are bundled in the Motortourgids France part 1 of Kosmos publishing house and now also available in MyRouteApp.

I have taken over the routes in MRA and sometimes adjusted something to make them even more interesting for the motorcyclist.