Reader Q&A: Bike hire in Souillac

Published by Lyn on 23 September 2015

Niels emailed from Denmark to ask about bike hire in Souillac near the Lot and Dordogne border area of south-west France. Here's what I came up with.

Souillac Abbatiale Ste Marie

The abbey of Sainte-Marie in Souillac dates back to the 12th century and is famous for its relief of the prophet Isaiah. Photo:

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I have mailed to several different companies with our bike hire request but have unfortunately I did not got a useful response. From three companies I did not even get a response.

Never mind. I got a recommendation from Cyclomundo to contact you for advice. As you see from my enquiry attached, we want to start in Souillac and end in Souillac six days later. Would it be possible to hire bikes from a company operating in Souillac or near to?

Would it also be possible to arrange transport from Blagnac airport to Souillac?

I would be very thankful if you could help me with this enquiry. 

Best regards,  

I wrote back:

Hi Niels,

I'm sorry you have had trouble finding bike hire.

However I have just spoken to Simon Martin, who runs Velo du Lot, a bike hire firm in the Lot Valley. He is able to help you out.

For accommodation in the area, see this page – Souillac is so close to the Dordogne area that you will find many wonderful places to cycle and stay around there. See this page for Dordogne ideas and this page for the Lot Valley itself.

Have a lovely time in France.


Niels wrote back:

Hi Lyn

Thanks to your help. I have now been in contact with Simon and he can help with bike hire and transport from the airport. 

Best regards, 

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