Explore the Dordogne valleys and the Vezere

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Sarlat-le-Canéda / Les Eyzies
  • Distance 84 km / 53 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - October
  • Price From $1,265

Overview

Discover the beautiful French region of Perigord Noir ("Black Perigord"), which owes its name to the large number of oak forests and the richness of its truffles. Explore the Vezere and Dordogne river valleys and discover the breathtaking landscapes of the villages of Castelnaud, Beynac and Domme, which are part of the list of the most beautiful in France. 

Start your adventure in Sarlat-la-Caneda, the capital of Perigord Noir. Then continue your walk among small medieval hamlets and villages, spectacularly located on limestone cliffs.

  • Travel through the beautiful landscapes and paths in the Dordogne Valley.
  • Discover several of the most beautiful villages in France.
  • Enjoy incredible river trips on the Vezere and Dordogne rivers. 
  • Explore Dordogne, the region of the "1001 chateaux" ("1001 castles").
  • Enjoy exquisite local dishes, such as the world-famous foie gras.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels 
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 evening meals
    • Transfers between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Transfers to Sarlat and Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac
    • 5 evening meals
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Public transport 
    • Lunches, drinks and snacks
    • Unspecified meals
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)
    • Private transfers

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get there Sarlat-la-Caneda you must first get to the airports of Brive, Toulouse, Limoges, Bergerac, Bordeaux or Paris.

    From Bergerac or Bordeaux, you can take a direct train to Sarlat. From the other cities mentioned above, you can take a train to Souillac and, from there, a bus or taxi that takes you to Sarlat.

    To return, in the village of Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac you can take a train to Limoges or Bergerac. From Limoges, you will easily connect with Paris; from Bergerac, you can head to Bordeaux.  

    If you are returning to Sarlat, it is best to take a taxi. 

    FAQs

    The summer months between June and September are the best to enjoy this charming tour. There are a variety of festivities and outdoor activities. 

    However, spring and autumn are also often an ideal time due to the cooler climate, the incredible landscapes with flowers blossoming or the intense red and brown foliage of the trees. In addition, it is not high season and some costs may be reduced.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    This route is suitable for walkers in good physical condition, because, due to the presence of hills, it will be necessary to climb some short but inclined sections.

    The route is signposted, however, we recommend following a map, especially in the forest stretch.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.  

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    This route is ideal for those looking for distinctive gastronomic adventures in this region, taste excellent local wine, and explore typical and charming French landscapes or have outdoor picnics.

    You can use public transport or a local taxi to continue and get to your next place of accommodation.