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Dordogne Périgord

wALKING AND GOOD FOOD.

The area around Sarlat, formed like a half-moon, is called „Périgord Noir“. Here you find dark oak- and pine forests, flocks of quacking geese and round stone-huts. Follow the Dordogne through the Périgord past beautiful castles, medieval towns and many witnesses of the stone-age. The Périgord is famous for the heritage, mild climate and delicate cuisine, belonging to the best of france. The culinary treats form a big part of the “Art de Vivre” in the Périgord. Foie gras, truffles, confit and cassoulet made perfect by a glass of Bergera. Do you already feel your mouth watering?

Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Sarlat, officially named "Sarlat-La-Canéda", is an idyllic small town in „Périgord Noir“. The well maintained old town with houses from the 15th and 16th century as well the honey and ochre coloured walls emanate a special atmosphere. Walk through the old town to the numerous points of interest.Feel the best city flair of cool, shady alleys and inner courtyards.

ca. 3 hours
7 km
10 m
10 m

At first you walk through the forest to the Dordogne, follow the river bank to Monlord. Continue to Domme, where you will stay overnight. The well maintained Bastide occupies a spectacular situation on a rocky outcrop over the Dordogne. Enjoy a stroll through the village with small shops, offering arts and crafts as well as local specialities.

ca. 5 hours
18 km
330 m
370 m

The highlights of today are the splendid castles of Castelnaud and Millandes, which you should not miss to visit. Afterwards you follow the idyllic river walk to Beynac, where you have a transfer to your hotel in Les Eyzies.

ca. 3 hours
13 km
150 m
280 m

The today circular walk leads to La Madeleine. Walk through the valley of Dordogne into the valley of the river Vézère, likewise characteristic for the Périgord. Here you find pre-historic wall paintings, caves and other sanctuaries that witness the existence of pre-historic men. Visit the castle Tayac in Les Eyzies, exhibiting a Neandertal. Alternatively, you can choose the shorter circular walk around river Beaune.

ca. 3,5 hours
16 km
310 m
300 m

In the morning short transfer to village Lespinasse. Afterwards follow river Vezère up-river, crossing it several times and walk through many small villages – pure Dordogne. How about a picnic with baguette, wine and cheese for substance? This night you will stay in the lovely village Montignac.

ca. 4,5 hours
19 km
460 m
380 m

Today you walk to the caves of Lascaux, part of UNESCO Heritage with the oldest paintings of mankind. Visit the reproductions in a mock-up of the caves. In the afternoon, you will make a canoe trip to Saint-Léon-sur- Vézère, a gorgeous village with cozy cafes near by the water.

ca. 2,5 hours
9 km
200 m
200 m

Characteristics of the route

Walking tour through varied scenery. You walk in a region of pleasure with many points of interest. Good basic fitness level for longer walking distances required, tours can be cut short via transfers. Sometimes shorter variants are available.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
daily
Season 2
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
daily
Dordogne Périgord 8 days, Cat A, FR-DDWSM-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Dordogne Périgord 8 days, Cat B, FR-DDWSM-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1089,00
375,00
889,00
325,00
1149,00
375,00
939,00
325,00

Category A: very charming 2**- and 3***-hotels (comfort rooms, French classifying)

Category B: pretty 2**- and 3***-hotels (French classifying)

Season 1
Mar 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Season 2
Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Sarlat-la-Canéda A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/hb
Extra night sgl/hb
Les Eyzies A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Montignac A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Sarlat-la-Canéda B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Les Eyzies B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Montignac B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
104,00
167,00
69,00
115,00
81,00
150,00
69,00
115,00
69,00
115,00
81,00
150,00
104,00
167,00
69,00
115,00
81,00
150,00
69,00
115,00
69,00
115,00
81,00
150,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays in selected category, breakfast included
  • 4x resp. 1x evening meals (category A: Sarlat, Domme, Les Eyzies, Montignac; category B: Domme)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfer on days 2, 3, 4 and 6 (upon request, to shorten the walking distance)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • For departure we recommend taking the taxi from Montignac to Brive (train station) or to Sarlat, cost approx. EUR 80 per fare, on Sunday EUR 100. Reservation required and payable at arrival in your hotel in Montignac.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Bordeaux und further by train to Sarlat, approx. 3 hours, or airport Bergerac and further by train to Sarlat, approx. 1,5 hours (www.ter.sncf.com/aquitaine).
  • By train via Paris to Sarlat in approx. 6 hours. (1x change of trains).
  • Parking: public parking place close to the hotel, approx. EUR 5 per day. No reservation required.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Number of participants: min. 2 persons
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Madlene Reischl
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Madlene Reischl, Customer Service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Dr. Thomas Haug DE | 11.05.2017
Dordogne
Die Wandertour ist sehr zu empfehlen mit vielen Höhepunkten. Teilweise war die Wanderbeschreibung etwas unpräzise. Wichtige Abbiegungen waren nicht immer eindeutig beschrieben. Da halfen dann die GPS-Daten, so dass wir uns nie verlaufen haben. Alle Taxitransfers waren sehr pünktlich und die Fahrer hilfsbereit und sehr freundlich. Die Hotelauswahl war angemessen.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Haug, vielen Dank für Ihr schönes Reisefeedback! Wir freuen uns, dass Sie spannende Wandertage in der Dordogne Region verbracht haben - vielen Dank für Ihren Hinweis bzgl. den Etappenbeschreibungen, wir werden diese prüfen und weiter verbessern!
4 stars
Hans Walenta AT | 02.06.2016
Wanderreise Dordogne
Sehr schönes Wandererlebnis mit guten Routen und akzeptablen, sehr gut ausgewählten Quartieren, die einen unverfälschten Eindruck des dortigen Lebensgefühls vermitteln.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Walenta - vielen Dank für Ihr Reisefeedback! Bei dieser Wanderung nächtigen Sie in speziell ausgewählten, besonderen Unterkünften mit französischem Charme. Schön, dass Ihnen unsere Dordogne Reise gefallen hat!

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