Experience the charm and beauty of the Dordogne region during this unforgettable, 8-day walking tour. Dordogne is brimming with magnificent chateaux, prehistoric sites and caves, medieval villages and more. Your walking tour will start from Bergerac, then explore the beautiful villages of Limeuil, Les Eyzies, Sarlat and Beynac. Discover the prehistoric caves and sites including the Cavfes of Grand Roc, L’abri du Poisson and the Grotto of Font de Gaume.
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 3* hotel, where you will meet your guide for the orientation in the evening, dinner on your own.
Day 2, Hike in the Dordogne Valley to Tremolat (11 mi or 17 mi)
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. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 3, From Tremolat to Le Bugue (12 mi or 20 km)
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. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 4, From Le Bugue to Les Eyzies (7 MI or 12 KM)
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. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 5, Hike Around the Dordogne Caves (4 mi or 7 km)
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. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.
Day 6, From Les Eyzies to Sarlat (10 mi or 16 km)
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 and dinner on your own. Breakfast included.
Day 7, Around Beynac (7 mi or 12 km)
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, dinner on your own. Breakfast included. 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, Leave from Dordogne
Departure after breakfast, breakfast included. Extra nights can be arranged.
- 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
- Daily breakfast at each hotel, 3 dinners included
- Orientation by telephone
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
- All luggage transfers
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- 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 based on double occupancy.
- Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
- Walking in France