Dordogne Self-Guided Activities

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12361
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Paris, France
  • Ends Sarlat-la-Canéda, France
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Three activities in one holiday: two days canoeing with a choice of walking or cycling for the remaining days
  • Impressive chateaux, troglodyte cave dwellings, Rocamadour, Grottes de Lacave and Gouffre de Padirac
  • Dramatic river valleys, pinky-gold cliffs and mediaeval villages
  • Friendly, family-run hotels, all with pools and fine food
Starting in Paris and ending in Sarlat-la-Canéda, the "Dordogne Self-Guided Activities" tour is a guided family trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Dordogne, Meyronne and Rocamadour in France. "Dordogne Self-Guided Activities" is a group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Explore one of the most fascinating corners of the Dordogne on this varied and flexible, walking, cycling and canoeing holiday. The Perigord Noir, arguably one of the most attractive parts of the Dordogne, is named as such for its rich dark oak and chestnut forests which fill the very heart of this region. The area offers spectacular scenery with ancient chateaux perched high above the rugged cliffs overlooking the entire valley. You'll find mediaeval villages full of character and a plethora of historical sites including the Benedictine Abbaye Sainte-Marie in Souillac, founded during the 12th century and which suffered badly during the Hundred Years' War.

On foot, bike and by canoe, venture through the Perigord experiencing what this picturesque region has to offer. You have total flexibility with the choice of either walking or cycling routes when you're not canoeing. The canoeing is safe and undemanding, and we will give you a lesson in handling your canoe before you set off. Your journey starts in Rocamadour, a spectacular cliff-clinging town and home to one of France's most venerated sites, before moving on to Meyronne, on the banks of the Dordogne. From here you pick up your paddle, canoeing downstream to Souillac and on to Beynac with its hilltop castle, captured by Richard the Lionheart in 1179, finally arriving in medieval Sarlat.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Rocamadour
  • Day 2: Rocamadour to Meyronne
  • Day 3: At Meyronne
  • Day 4: Meyronne to Souillac Canoe
  • Day 5: At Souillac
  • Day 6: Souillac to Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse Canoe
  • Day 7: At Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse
  • Day 8: Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse to Sarlat
  • Day 9: Leave Sarlat
  • All accommodation,Luggage transfers between hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Buoyancy aid and canoeing helmet
  • Canadian canoes or sit-on top kayaks
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplements
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Dordogne Self-Guided Activities tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Dordogne Self-Guided Activities tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Dordogne Self-Guided Activities tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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