Dordogne Walking Tour : Lascaux and Prehistoric Caves

Including the world capital of prehistory Les Eyzies, the Vézère River reveals all its wonders from Limeuil to Montignac-Lascaux: prehistoric caves, inhabited cliffs, medieval castles, golden villages... Classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the Vézère Valley is marked by the testimonies of mankind over more than 100 000 years, from the prehistoric era to the present day, passing through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Follow the footsteps of our ancestors and discover the unique ancient beauty of Dordogne.

Price from : 990€
Region : Dordogne
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level :
Type : On the way
Category : Hiking
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Walking
Dates : This tour is available from March to November

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Black Perigord

You will arrive by your own means at Les Eyzies de Tayac, in the heart of Périgord Noir. You will settle into your hotel where you will receive your travel documents as well as an orientation by phone.

Day 2 :   Hike around Les Eyzies

Distance 1 : 7 Miles - 12 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 200 Meters 

It's the first day of hiking, you will leave for a loop around Les Eyzies. You will discover the prehistoric surroundings through the forests of Périgord. You will walk along the Vézère River where you can have a picnic. Then you return to your hotel in Les Eyzies.

Day 3 :   Loop around Limeuil and Le Bugue

Option 1 : 8 Miles - 13.5 Km  Option 2 : 14 Miles - 23 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 190 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 440 Meters 

After a transfer, you will start your hike with two possible choices, short and long, either from Le Bugue or from Limeuil. You will cross the villages of Périgord Noir, while following the Vézère River. Then you return to Les Eyzies at the end of your hike.

Day 4 :   From Les Eyzies to Montignac

Option 1 : 9 Miles - 14 Km  Option 2 : 12 Miles - 20 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 300 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 510 Meters 

You will leave Les Eyzies by taxi, where you will have two choices for hiking: A short one from Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère or a long one from Peyzac-le-Moustier. You will follow a path along the site of Roque Saint Christophe, a prehistoric troglodytic village before arriving at Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, where you will have the possibility to stop for lunch. Finally, you will take a path through forests and typical hamlets that will lead you to your destination, Montignac.

Day 5 :   Montignac Loop

Distance 1 : 4 Miles - 7 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 150 Meters 

From Montignac, you will go for a short hike around the village, to discover the prehistoric caves of Lascaux. You also have the possibility to visit Lascaux IV (not included). Then you return to your hotel in Montignac.

Day 6 :   Departure from Montignac

It is the day of departure, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Average / Day : Distance : 14.92 Km / 9.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 298.33 Meters

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Day : 1, 2, 3

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 : 4, 5

This 19th century mansion of character is located along the Vézère river, in the heart of Montignac Lascaux . You will stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, in the comfortable setting of an ever-present historical heritage, with a swimming pool in the vast 6,000 m² garden, a fragrant century-old rose garden and a terrace on the waterfront. 14 air-conditioned rooms and 2 suites with a personal and authentic decor. Elaborate and inventive cuisine

Day : 1, 2, 3

The Périgord Noir landscapes enhance Les Glycines, a former coaching inn. A delightful lush park featuring weeping willows, ros trees, poplars and, next to a swimming pool, a few palm trees. A splendid terrace, where fine food is served, overlooks this enchanting building. The sophisticated, gourmet dishes are prepared using local seasonal produce and vegetables from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden. Spacious rooms ensuring a peaceful stay, nestled in the 19 th century building, with its sober and elegant façade. The pristine white shades enhance the overall feeling tone set by the deliberate minimalist décor.

Day : 4, 5

Step inside and enjoy a delightful experience in this 17th century listed 4* hotel, only a few steps away from the Lascaux hill. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, terrace and free private parking with beautiful rooms overlooking the town of Montignac. Jean de Bouilhac was the doctor of Louis XV, whom he cured by making him drink a thistle tea, the Dauphin appointed him as his children's doctor.



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All in offline mode, you download your file before leaving, then you have all the information necessary for your trip. (Phone not provided).


Our roadbooks 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 roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


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  •  nights double occupancy with private facilities 
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Transfers : 
    . Day 3 : transfer to either Limueil or Le Bugue, the start of your walk
    . Day 4 : transfer to Peysac Le Moustier or St Leon sur Vézère, start of your walk
    . Day 6 : transfer after breakfast to Sarlat 
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)

  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • All lunches & dinners not noted/included in your itinerary
  • Parking
  • Day 5 : visit of the Lascaux IV caves
  • Entrance fees for all sites & castles not noted/included in your itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Insurance 
  • SINGLE supplement 

Informations & Recommendations

Tour rates

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Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 990 € 350 € 1275 €
Upgraded 1680 € 740 € 2875 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates


Guidance Application Included
Hiking Roadbooks Included
Travelbook Included

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory