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Dordogne Hiking Tour

France, Europe

from €1,140* per person 8 Days April-October
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Pure Adventures 24 people max
  • Airport near bergerac, france
  • Active & Adventure trips
How to resist to the charm of the Dordogne and Perigord region! The Perigord is a land of chateaux, bastides, prehistoric sites, medieval fortresses, villages and its markets.

There are four different geographic Perigord designations: the White Perigord, the Purple Perigord, the Green Perigord and the Black 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 the pre-history with opportunities to visit some of the famous grottos, a country of hundreds of chateaux and high place of the 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.

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France, Europe

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  • Reviewer:
    'The trip was great! I lived in France for 5 years and took many great trips around Europe, but this may well have been the most memorable!'
    5
  • Reviewer:
    The trip exceeded my expectations in just about every way. It was awesome and challenging to be alone on a bike in a foreign country. I would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure who is in good health.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in CO USA
    Costa Brava Explorer - This is a WONDERFUL tour.  Bo was amazing and helpful, as were his directions and additional information in the hand-outs of things to see and recommended stops and restaurants.  I will recommend Pure Adventures to my bicyclist friends, and will certainly return to you for our next European bicycle adventure!
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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Self-guided (includes hotels, maps, luggage transfer, etc but no guide).
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at 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 with an orientation at 6pm and dinner on your own afterward.

DAY 2: Hike to Tremolat & luxury chateau hotel - 17 km

After breakfast, we will do a transfer at 9am 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, where you stay in a beautiful 4* Relais & château hotel. Take some time to discover the stunning gardens or relax in the pool, before enjoying a gastronomic dinner. (B,D)

DAY 3: Hiking to La Bugue, 17 km

A 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 destination is Le
Bugue, and you stay in a charming 3* hotel. Dinner on your own. To visit today: Limeuil, voted «one of the most beautiful villages of France»; Porte Romane and 18th century house in Le Bugue. (B)

DAY 4: Les Eyzies - 12 km

After breakfast, Today's itinerary will take you to the capital of prehistory: 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. Overnight in a 3* hotel and dinner included. 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-hisotry sites. (B,D)

DAY 5: loop walk, Les Eyzies - 7 km

After breakfast 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 and overnight in the same hotel. Dinner included. (B,D)

DAY 6: To Sarlat - 15 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 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 and dinner on your own. (B)

DAY 7: Sarlat, Roque Gageac, Beynac- 12 km

After breakfast, you have a nice loop tour to Beynac. The route will first take you to the village of Vitrac. Then, after walking through the Cingle de Montfort, you'll reach La Roque Gageac, where you can take some time to visit the troglodyte sites. At 5:30pm a taxi transfer will take you back to Sarlat. Overnight in the same hotel, dinner on your own. Includes time at the medieval village of La Roque Gageac, named « one of France's most beautiful villages »; eExotic garden in La Roque Gageac, and the Château de Beynac. (B)

DAY 8: Departure after breakfast; bon retour!

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