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Visiting one of the countless caves in the Dordogne Valley

Dordogne Walking Tour

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Visiting one of the countless caves in the Dordogne Valley
Experience the charm and beauty of the Dordogne region during this unforgettable, 8-day walking tour.
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Highlights

Hike in the Dordogne Valley
 

Orientation evening on arrival

Walk along the canal to discover beautiful landscapes

Discover the many prehistorical sites of the area, such as the Caves of Grand Roc and L'abri du Poisson

Visit the world capital of the pre-history with opportunities to explore famous grottos and a country of hundreds of chateaux and high place of the French gastronomy. Dubbed as the country of the "Good, Rich, and Unforgettable meals", Dordogne is brimming with magnificent chateaux, prehistoric sites and caves, medieval villages and more. Your walking tour will start from Bergerac and then to 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.

This tour departs daily.

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Included

4-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Daily breakfast
3 dinners as per itinerary
All luggage transfers
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
Comprehensive trip literature
Technical and emergency support available at all times

Itinerary

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Day 1
Bergerac

At Bergerac, settle in your charming 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 (17km)

After breakfast, you have a 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. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Tremolat - Le Bugue (20km)

Today, you follow the GR6 trail which leads you to Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages of France. Your final destination is Le Bugue, where you will stay in a charming hotel. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Le Bugue to Les Eyzies (12km)

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. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Dordogne Caves (7km)

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. There 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. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Les Eyzies - Sarlat (16km)

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. 

Breakfast
Day 7
Beynac - Sarlat (12km)

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. 

Breakfast
Day 8
Sarlat

Check out after breakfast. End of tour. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
7 nights
from AUD2,410
per person, twin share
Bergerac
1 May – October 2020
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