Search entire travel group

Walking Holiday - Dordogne

(11673)
Country
France
Travel Departs
Bergerac
Travel Ends
Sarlat
Travel Periods
01 Mar 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
Experience
Food & Wine, Walking & Hiking
Travel Style
Active Holiday Packages
You can't resist the charm of the Dordogne and Perigord region! Perigord is a land of chateaux, bastides, prehistoric sites, medieval fortresses, villages and markets.

Highlights

Hike at your own pace (Self-guided), stopping when you see something truly remarkable or if you simply want to rest and recharge.

detailed Road Book allows you to travel freely with all the information you need for your trip! It boasts colour maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions!

The Black Perigord overlooks the valleys of the Vezere and the Dordogne

Indulge from the "foie gras" to the duck specialties, or the meals with truffles to the Bergerac wine

Stop to admire the Chateau de Montfort sitting literally on a rocky ledge overhanging the cliffs and river!

Les Eyzies: National Museum of Pre-history, the Grotto of Font de Gaume, and smaller pre history sites

There are four different geographic Perigord designations : the White Perigord, the Purple Perigord, the Green Perigord and the Black Perigord. This walking tour will take you in the Black Perigord. The Black Perigord overlooks the valleys of the Vezere and the Dordogne. This limestone plateau, delimited to the West by the valley of the Vezere and to the South, by the valley of the Dordogne, is covered by forests of chestnut trees, pines and Holm oaks, which give it a dark colour and its name "Black Perigord".

This is the world capital of pre-history with opportunities to visit some of the famous grottos, a country of hundreds of chateaux and top destination of French gastronomy, also known as the country of the "Good, Rich, and Unforgettable meals" ! Of course, the excellent and welcoming accommodations on this trip will provide a real taste of the region, and give you the comfort a day of walking deserves! From the "foie gras" to the duck specialties, or the meals with truffles, to the Bergerac wine ; the "Produits du Terroir" are the part of the Perigord culture.

Read more Read less

Included

1 night in Bergerac at B&B Le Clos d'Argenson
1 night in Tremolat at Hotel Le Vieux Logis - 4*
1 night in Le Bugue at B&B Maison Olea
2 nights in Les Eyzies de Tayac at Hostellerie du Passeur - 3*
2 nights in Sarlat at B&B la Villa des Consuls
Daily Breakfast
7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Detailed Road Book including maps
1 GPS for every 1-3 people
All transfers of luggage between your hotels
Comprehensive trip literature
Technical and emergency support available at all times
Map
Dordogne Walking Tour

Average / Day : Distance : 13.92 Km
Elevation gain : 324.67 Meters

Dordogne Walking Tour
Day 1
Bergerac

Arrive in Bergerac.

Transfer on your own to the hotel. Bergerac is a large town with good rail access and services. This is your getaway into the famous Black Perigord. The historic city is very picturesque and offers a variety of attractions, including the Maison des Vins - for local wines. Settle into your charming hotel. 

The local guide (French native & English speaking) will meet you at your hotel in the evening of your arrival day (or morning after). He/She will bring your road-books, GPS and touristic information. An expert of the region, you can ask all the questions you like about your trip.

Overnight in Bergerac at B&B Le Clos d'Argenson.

Bergerac
Bergerac
Day 2
Bergerac → Lalinde → Mauzac et Grand Castang → Tremolat

Distance : 17 Km  
Elevation : 313 Metres

After breakfast, you have a 9:30am transfer to Lalinde, a nearby village that was once a fortified site. The hike from there is a quiet, scenic walk along the canal to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Perigord and views over the Dordogne River. Walk on the GR6 to Tremolat.

Overnight in Tremolat at Hotel Le Vieux Logis​

Gastronomic dinner included at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Bergerac → Lalinde → Mauzac et Grand Castang → Tremolat
Dordogne valley
Day 3
Tremolat → The Cingle de Tremolat → Limeuil → Le Bugue

Distance : 19.5 Km 
Elevation : 383 Metres

Today, you follow the GR6 that will lead you to Limeuil, one of the most beautiful villages of France with its 12th century church. Your final destination is Le Bugue.

To visit today : Limeuil ; Porte Romane and an 18th century house in Le Bugue.

Overnight in Le Bugue at the B&B Maison Olea

NOTE : We recommend you take time this afternoon to buy your picnic for tomorrow on arrival at Le Bugue

Dinner included at the "Guest Table".

Breakfast, Dinner
Tremolat → The Cingle de Tremolat → Limeuil → Le Bugue
Limeuil
Day 4
Le Bugue → Font de Gaume → Les Eyzies de Tayac

Distance : 12 Km  
Elevation : 275 Metres

After breakfast, today's itinerary will take you to the Capital of pre-history : Les Eyzies! 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 a lot of your time including the National Museum of Prehistory, the Grotto of Font de Gaume, and smaller pre history sites.

Overnight in Les Eyzies de Tayac at Hostellerie du Passeur.

NOTE : You won’t be able to buy supplies on today’s itinerary until you arrive in Les Eyzies. You must buy your picnic and snacks in Le Bugue before you leave (We recommend that you buy suppies in the afternoon on Day 3 when you arrive in Le Bugue).

Dinner included at your hotel.   

Breakfast, Dinner
Le Bugue → Font de Gaume → Les Eyzies de Tayac
Vezere
Day 5
Les Eyzies de Tayac → Hell's Canyon → Les Eyzies de Tayac

Distance : 7 Km
Elevation : 144 Metres

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 more. This is a very scenic walk through the forest where you will have several viewpoints over the Vezere river. Return to Les Eyzies.

Overnight in Les Eyzies de Tayac at Hostellerie du Passeur..

NOTE : You won’t be able to buy supplies on today’s itinerary except in Les Eyzies. You must buy all your snacks and picnic before you leave.

Breakfast
Les Eyzies de Tayac → Hell's Canyon → Les Eyzies de Tayac
Day 6
Les Eyzies de Tayac → The Château de Commarque → Sarlat

Distance : 16 Km 
Elevation : 500 Metres

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 Château 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 at B&B la Villa des Consuls

NOTE : You won’t have any possibilities to buy supplies on today’s itinerary except in Les Eyzies. You must buy all your snacks and picnic before you leave. There are restaurants in the village of Marquay.

Breakfast
Les Eyzies de Tayac → The Château de Commarque → Sarlat
The Château de Commarque
Day 7
Sarlat → La Roque Gageac → The Chateau de Beynac → The Château de Montfort → La Roque Gageac → Sarlat

Distance : 12 Km 
Elevation : 333 Metres

After breakfast, you have a nice loop tour to Beynac.

You will have a taxi transfer at 9:30am to the start of your hike. (On Saturdays, the taxi will pick you up at the Pasteur Taxi Station - 5-10min walk from your accommodation.) Your hike starts from La Roque Gageac, where you can take some time to visit the troglodyte sites. The route then continues to the village of Vitrac and through the Cingle de Montfort.

To visit today : the medieval village of La Roque Gageac, named one of France's most beautiful villages,  French garden in La Roque Gageac (Chateau de Marqueyssac), and the Château de Beynac.

Overnight in Sarlat at B&B la Villa des Consuls

Breakfast
Sarlat → La Roque Gageac → The Chateau de Beynac → The Château de Montfort → La Roque Gageac → Sarlat
Gardens in Marqueyssac
Day 8
Sarlat

Departure from Sarlat.

You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure.

Trains from Sarlat connect to nearby towns and on to Bordeaux or Paris all day long.

Note : We can help with extra nights, transfers with train to Bordeaux or Paris, car rentals, or other extensions to your tour, please contact us.

Breakfast
Sarlat

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR

Hotel options

B&B La Villa des Consuls
B&B La Villa des Consuls

On a meandering cobbled street in the heart of Sarlat's medieval quarter, La Villa des Consuls lets you bed down in either guest rooms or self-service apartments; some are on two floors, and all boast soaring beamed ceilings, modern bathrooms, plus charming views over the Old City's rooftops. Most apartments also have furnished private terraces, fireplaces, and well-appointed kitchens—a distinct advantage when you’re just steps from Sarlat's farmers' market and artisanal bakeries.

B&B Le Clos d'Argenson
B&B Le Clos d'Argenson

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.

B&B Maison Olea
B&B Maison Olea

Murielle and Francis will be delighted to welcome you in the heart of the Perigord Noir region. Their charming guest house is located in the hills above the village of Le Bugue and offers 5 beautiful airconditioned rooms, each with its own décor. The heated salt-water swimming pool offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Vezere Valley. Guests will have the opportunity to have dinner at the ‘Table d’Hotes’ and sample a refined and gastronomic menu which includes foie gras, truffles and other regional specialities which are carefully pair with some of the best of Bergerac’s wines.

Hostellerie du Passeur
Hostellerie du Passeur

Set by a river, this old ivy-covered bourgeois house with white shutters is a family-run hotel with 19 spacious and well-furnished rooms. Situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir region, Hostellerie Du Passeur offers stylish accommodations in a countryside setting typical of south-western France. Blending traditional interior design and modern amenities, the rooms provide elegant and cozy spaces. The hotel features a comfortable and chic dining room with a chimney and a covered terrace looking onto the grounds. There you can enjoy the chef’s gourmet cuisine and discover an array of local flavors and regional specialties.

Hotel Le Vieux Logis
Hotel Le Vieux Logis

At the bottom of the Vézère and the Dordogne valley, here is the ideal starting point for your itinerary, at the heart of the culinary tradition, in the land of caves and beautiful villages. To stay at Le Vieux Logis, is rather like going back to one’s family home, a domain where agriculture used to be at its heart (specialising in the tobacco trade). A house, passed on from generation to generation in the same family, until passing into the hands of Mr Giraudel, who epitomises the quintessential spirit of the Vieux Logis. Open all year, the estate includes a manor house, tenanted farm, outbuildings, tobacco drying room, which now houses the new gastronomic restaurant. The hotel's 23 rooms, suites and apartments are located in the main building or the Logis des Champs outbuildings. Each spacious, quiet and comfortable room is unique. With their bare stone walls, period furniture and contemporary fabrics, you are sure to be won over by the elegant décor, which combines old-world style with more modern touches.

Book Now

Book Now directly on our website. 

Under our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, the deposit is refundable up to 7 days from payment.

Book with Confidence
  • ENTIRE Price Guarantee
  • ENTIRE Cooling-off Period
  • ENTIRE Change of Mind
  • ENTIRE Refundable Bookings
  • ENTIRE COVID-19 Terms
  • ENTIRE On-ground Support

Walking Holiday - Dordogne

8 days
from AUD2,523
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.
Complete the steps below, including your Travel Agency details. You will have two options:
  • Create Client Quote
  • Book Now
1
Start Date
Package prices are per person twin share.
The date you have selected is less than 5 days. Full payment is required at time of booking*
Cancel
2
Number of Travellers
Please select room types for each twin/double rooms
Maximum for online booking is 9 people
Cancel
3
Room Upgrades
Cancel
4
Optional Extras
As multiple rooms have been selected, our team will contact you to discuss Optional Extras.
Cancel
5
Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice options need to be confirmed within the next 2 weeks.
As multiple rooms have been selected, our team will contact you to discuss the Freedom of Choice options.
Cancel
7
Other Options
Great, no problem. Please complete the Book Now process. Our team will assist you later.
Cancel

Booking Summary

Room Upgrades
Extras
Total
The date you have selected is less than 5 days. Full payment is required at time of booking*

Due Now

Deposit
Total Due Now
Cancel book now
Package Features
pin
Active Holiday Packages

Our Active Holiday Packages are an incredible way to discover a region. You have the ability to go as far as you want, but also slow down to enjoy the special moments. 

pin
Safe Travels

This specially designed program allows travellers to recongise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols so consumers can experience "Safe Travels".

pin
Exclusive Package

Our Exclusive Packages have been carefully created with our preferred overseas travel partners with package inclusions on offer exclusively to Entire Travel Customers.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

Our hotels or B&B provide amenities that are ideal for active vacations, located in easy walking distance to downtowns, restaurants and sightseeing. We prioritise family-owned, authentic accomodations over large chains. If the hotel advertised on our website is full, we will book you in another hotel similar in category.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group