Dordogne Walking Tour

How to resist the charm of the Dordogne and the Perigord region! The Perigord is a land of chateaux, prehistoric sites and caves, medieval fortresses, villages and their markets.This hiking tour of the Dordogne Valley starts in Bergerac, one of the largest towns of the region, with its beautiful historical center. Hike the Perigord, following the Dordogne River to Tremolat, Les Eyzies. Visit prehistoric caves and troglodyte houses on your way to the great town of Sarlat. And to make your tour even more enjoyable, the Dordogne region is famous for the French gastronomy, also known as the country of the "Good, Rich, and Unforgettable meals"!

Price from : 1350 €
Region : Dordogne
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hiking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Bergerac

Arrive in Bergerac - a large town with good rail access and services from Paris or Bordeaux. At Bergerac, settle in your charming hotel, where you will meet your guide for the orientation in the evening.

Day 2 :  

Hike in the Dordogne Valley to Tremolat

Distance 1 : 11 Miles - 17 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 313 Meters 

After breakfast, you have a 9:30 am transfer to Lalinde, a nearby village that was once a fortified site. The hike from there is a scenic walk along the canal to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Perigord and amazing views over the Dordogne River. Walk on the GR6 to Tremolat, where you stay in a beautiful hotel. Take some time to discover the stunning gardens or relax in the pool, before enjoying a gourmet dinner.

Day 3 :   From Tremolat to Le Bugue

Distance 1 : 12 Miles - 19.5 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 383 Meters 

Today, you follow the GR6 leading you to Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages of France, with its 12th century church. Your destination is Le Bugue, and you stay in a charming hotel. To visit today: Limeuil, voted one of the most beautiful villages of France; Porte Romane and the 18th century houses in Le Bugue.

Day 4 :   From Le Bugue to Les Eyzies

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 275 Meters 

Today's itinerary will take you to the capital of prehistory: Les Eyzies! Enjoy a quiet walk in the countryside along La Vezere river, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery, before reaching Les Eyzies. Les Eyzies has many sites worth the visit, including the National Museum of Prehistory, the Grotto of Font de Gaume, and other smaller prehistoric sites.

Day 5 :   LOOP HIKE AROUND THE DORDOGNE CAVES

Distance 1 : 4 Miles - 7 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 144 Meters 

Today you can either take the day off to relax or do a loop tour around Les Eyzies. If you choose to walk, the itinerary will take you to the Gorge d'Enfer, located north of Les Eyzies. On this hike, you'll discover the many prehistorical sites of the area, such as the Caves of Grand Roc, L'abri du Poisson and many others. This is a very scenic walk through the forest where you will have several viewpoints over the Vezere River. Return to Les Eyzies and overnight in the same hotel.

Day 6 :   FROM LES EYZIES TO SARLAT

Distance 1 : 10 Miles - 16 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 500 Meters 

After breakfast; walk from Les Eyzies to Marquay through the Vallee de la Beune. This is where many small rivers join the Vezere. Today's walk will also take you to the Roc de Cazelle caves, where prehistoric habitations have been reproduced. Next, you'll reach the Chateau de Commarque, a 12th century castle located on a rocky outcrop in the valley of the River Beune. At 5:30pm a taxi will meet you in Marquay and transfer you to Sarlat. Overnight in Sarlat.

Day 7 :   LOOP AROUND BEYNAC

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 333 Meters 

After breakfast, you have a nice loop tour to Beynac. You will have a transfer by taxi to the start (scheduled at 9:30 am). Your hike starts from La Roque Gageac, where you can take some time to visit the troglodyte sites, and then continues to the village of Vitrac and through the Cingle de Montfort. At 5:30pm a taxi transfer will take you back to Sarlat. Overnight in the same hotel. To visit today: the medieval village of La Roque Gageac, one of France's most beautiful villages, the Exotic Garden in La Roque Gageac, and the Château de Beynac.

Day 8 :   Departure day

Departure after breakfast, Extra nights can be arranged.

Average / Day :
Distance : 13.92 Km / 8.50 Miles - Elevation gain : 324.67 Meters

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Day : 1

Located in the centre of Bergerac, Le Clos d’Argenson dates back to the 19th century and features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. The house includes a fitness room, billiard table and library. B&B Clos d’Argenson has 4 luxury suites in a beautiful and restored town house built in 1865. All its authentic character are kept with high ceilings, original parquet floorings, marble chimneys and a large spiral staircase. Uniquely decorated, all suites offer views of the garden or town, a seating area and flat-screen TV. The en suite bathrooms are complete with a walk in shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served in the dining room featuring a fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the garden and the pool.


Day : 2

Le Vieux Logis was formerly a tobacco farm house and in 1952 the father of the present owner, Monsieur Giraudel, after retiring from his work in Paris, moved to this relaxing region away from all the city hustle, and decided to venture into the hospitality business. Today, his son Bernard, the youngest of all, continues the business. The property is one of great charm and elegance where every room has been tastefully decorated in different antique styles using beautiful fabrics.


Day : 3

Murielle and Francis will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 5 guest houses or you may wish to stay in one of their two 4-star gites or adjoining studio, all of which have access to the heated swimming pool.For a short stay, we offer romantic gastronomic weekend breaks which include either a special truffle tasting menu or a cookery course where you will learn to prepare duck and foie gras.


Day : 4, 5

In the heart of Perigord Noir, in south-western France, in the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Hostellerie du Passeur hotel is located in the middle of the lovely countryside. This old ivy-covered bourgeois house with white shutters is a family-run hotel right by the river, offering 19 spacious and well-appointed rooms. Hostellerie Du Passeur offers a warm atmosphere in charming scenery where everything seems designed for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the hotel's ideal location to discover a region with a large historical and culinary heritage.


Day : 6, 7

In the heart of Sarlat's medieval quarter, their self-catering apartments & rooms, fitted out in 13th, 17th and 19th centuries buildings, welcome you in a privileged and unique setting. For your comfort, all of their rooms & apartments are non-smoking. They-have the air conditioning and sound proof double windows on the street side. A self-service computer for internet connection and a free laundry are available at the reception.


Day : 1

Located in the centre of Bergerac, Le Clos d’Argenson dates back to the 19th century and features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. The house includes a fitness room, billiard table and library. B&B Clos d’Argenson has 4 luxury suites in a beautiful and restored town house built in 1865. All its authentic character are kept with high ceilings, original parquet floorings, marble chimneys and a large spiral staircase. Uniquely decorated, all suites offer views of the garden or town, a seating area and flat-screen TV. The en suite bathrooms are complete with a walk in shower and free toiletries. Breakfast is served in the dining room featuring a fireplace or on the terrace overlooking the garden and the pool.


Day : 2

Le Vieux Logis was formerly a tobacco farm house and in 1952 the father of the present owner, Monsieur Giraudel, after retiring from his work in Paris, moved to this relaxing region away from all the city hustle, and decided to venture into the hospitality business. Today, his son Bernard, the youngest of all, continues the business. The property is one of great charm and elegance where every room has been tastefully decorated in different antique styles using beautiful fabrics.


Day : 3

Murielle and Francis will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 5 guest houses or you may wish to stay in one of their two 4-star gites or adjoining studio, all of which have access to the heated swimming pool.For a short stay, we offer romantic gastronomic weekend breaks which include either a special truffle tasting menu or a cookery course where you will learn to prepare duck and foie gras.


Day : 4, 5

Hotel Dordogne, Les Eyzies en Perigord. 3-star boutique hotel, restaurant, park, pool. At the heart of prehistory.


Day : 6, 7

The Hotel de la Madeleine is conveniently located in Sarlat where you can easily access the prehistoric sites, castles, and bastides of Perigord. There is a gastronomic restaurant on site where the chef creates dishes to tempt any palette and all of the guest rooms at the hotel are air conditioned for your comfort.


Day : 1

The Hotel de France is located just steps away from the pedestrian streets in the historical city center of Bergerac. The hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome, as well as rooms with every modern convenience, private garage, and swimming pool. The hotel staff speaks fluent English and Spanish.


Day : 2

Le Vieux Logis was formerly a tobacco farm house and in 1952 the father of the present owner, Monsieur Giraudel, after retiring from his work in Paris, moved to this relaxing region away from all the city hustle, and decided to venture into the hospitality business. Today, his son Bernard, the youngest of all, continues the business. The property is one of great charm and elegance where every room has been tastefully decorated in different antique styles using beautiful fabrics.


Day : 3

Murielle and Francis will be delighted to welcome you to one of their 5 guest houses or you may wish to stay in one of their two 4-star gites or adjoining studio, all of which have access to the heated swimming pool.For a short stay, we offer romantic gastronomic weekend breaks which include either a special truffle tasting menu or a cookery course where you will learn to prepare duck and foie gras.


Day : 4, 5

In the heart of Perigord Noir, in south-western France, in the village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Hostellerie du Passeur hotel is located in the middle of the lovely countryside. This old ivy-covered bourgeois house with white shutters is a family-run hotel right by the river, offering 19 spacious and well-appointed rooms. Hostellerie Du Passeur offers a warm atmosphere in charming scenery where everything seems designed for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the hotel's ideal location to discover a region with a large historical and culinary heritage.


Day : 6, 7

In the heart of Sarlat's medieval quarter, their self-catering apartments & rooms, fitted out in 13th, 17th and 19th centuries buildings, welcome you in a privileged and unique setting. For your comfort, all of their rooms & apartments are non-smoking. They-have the air conditioning and sound proof double windows on the street side. A self-service computer for internet connection and a free laundry are available at the reception.

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 1350 € 350 € 1960 €
Standard 1390 € 370 € 1990 €
Upgraded 1690 € 550 € 24940 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Arrival city is Bergerac, which is accessible from Paris Montparnasse station by TGV train, 4h45min.

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