• SELF-GUIDED
  • 10 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,700 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 585 per person

OVERVIEW

The Dordogne region is famous for its cobbled streets, picturesque squares, architectural treasures and fairytale castles, like Chateaux de Commarque, Beynac and Milandes that straddle the banks of the Dordogne River. Traverse the iconic villages of Beynac, La Roque Gageac and the magnificent bastide village of Domme.

Walk the Vézère valley where the chateaux give way to prehistoric caves and UNESCO-listed sites, including the Lascaux IV caves, the site of some of the oldest paintings in human history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The famous Lascaux Valley and experience the highlights of the Perigord Noir
  • Stunning chateaux including Des Milandes (Josephine Bakers' home)
  • Explore the towns of Montignac, Saint Leon, Le Moustier, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Les Eyzies, Vitrac and Castelnaud
  • Visit the hilltop village of the Domme
  • Walk in the steps of Cro-magnon man on the way to Gorge d'Enfer valley and the  Vézère River
  • The valley of the Dordogne river also produces some of the world's most prestigious wines; enjoy!

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
10 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1700 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 585 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 9 nights accommodation with private facilities, in handpicked B and B’s or 2-star guesthouses
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • GPX files
  • Day 2 Entrance Château de Commarque
  • Transfers Day 2 to Marquay: Day 3 to Beynac or La Roque Gageac: Day 4 to Allas or the Château des Milandes: Day 5 to Limeul or Le Bugue: Day 7 to St Cyprien or Meyrals: Day 8 to Peyzac Le Moustier or St Léon sur Vézère: Day 10 to Sarlat

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels to 19th Century family homes you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 star with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. There is a choice of upgrading to 4 star accommodation if you wish.

We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the off chance we can’t, we will substitute something of equal quality.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from the 1st of March to November 15th.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts and ends in Sarlat. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the trip in Sarlat. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Train: From Paris with TGV High-speed train Paris or from Bordeaux and then Bordeaux to Sarlat or with a direct train also from Paris. Or from Bordeaux airport by train from Bordeaux to Sarlat. Please see the websites below for more information.

Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

Plane: One of the easiest options would be to fly into Bordeaux and then catch the train from there to Sarlat. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Bordeaux. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights
www.google.com/flights

WALKING

What’s important is to optimise your time whilst you are in the region. We transfer you almost every day to avoid out-and-back walks and to let you discover more of the Dordogne region at your own pace. The terrain is hilly, but not mountainous, with lots of chestnut & oak forests, and typical farm animals like cattle, sheep and goats. The walks are not technically difficult as there is not much elevation, so the walks are fairly easy, but we still offer shorter options for those who want easier days.

The walk is moderate with some long days if you wish. There are options to shorten the walk on all of the long days. Full-day walks average about 18 km with 5 –6 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-maintained paths through the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne region. Please assess your walking capability in the context of how many kilometres each day is walked to assess whether this walk is suitable for you. Walkers have let us know that our assessment of the walk as moderate is accurate but their level of fitness may not be equivalent to your fitness level.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous walking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest and immerse yourself in the region.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in June (summer). The walk is not offered in winter as the accommodations close and the conditions are not pleasant or perhaps even safe in the mountains. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and towns (we walk away from the people on the walk so crowds are never an issue.)

See the weather information at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 2150

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 1280

    4 Star Accommodation

  • 1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1700

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 585

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Overview

The Dordogne region is famous for its cobbled streets, picturesque squares, architectural treasures and fairytale castles, like Chateaux de Commarque, Beynac and Milandes that straddle the banks of the Dordogne River. Traverse the iconic villages of Beynac, La Roque Gageac and the magnificent bastide village of Domme.

Walk the Vézère valley where the chateaux give way to prehistoric caves and UNESCO-listed sites, including the Lascaux IV caves, the site of some of the oldest paintings in human history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The famous Lascaux Valley and experience the highlights of the Perigord Noir
  • Stunning chateaux including Des Milandes (Josephine Bakers' home)
  • Explore the towns of Montignac, Saint Leon, Le Moustier, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Les Eyzies, Vitrac and Castelnaud
  • Visit the hilltop village of the Domme
  • Walk in the steps of Cro-magnon man on the way to Gorge d'Enfer valley and the  Vézère River
  • The valley of the Dordogne river also produces some of the world's most prestigious wines; enjoy!
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 9 nights accommodation with private facilities, in handpicked B and B’s or 2-star guesthouses
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the freshest baguettes, where to taste olive oil or wine)
  • GPX files
  • Day 2 Entrance Château de Commarque
  • Transfers Day 2 to Marquay: Day 3 to Beynac or La Roque Gageac: Day 4 to Allas or the Château des Milandes: Day 5 to Limeul or Le Bugue: Day 7 to St Cyprien or Meyrals: Day 8 to Peyzac Le Moustier or St Léon sur Vézère: Day 10 to Sarlat
Accommodation & Dining

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant guesthouses, small charming hotels to 19th Century family homes you can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed. The accommodations are 3 star with an emphasis on location and the ambience of the region. There is a choice of upgrading to 4 star accommodation if you wish.

We will endeavour to book all the accommodation listed below, but in the off chance we can’t, we will substitute something of equal quality.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from the 1st of March to November 15th.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts and ends in Sarlat. You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the trip in Sarlat. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.

Train: From Paris with TGV High-speed train Paris or from Bordeaux and then Bordeaux to Sarlat or with a direct train also from Paris. Or from Bordeaux airport by train from Bordeaux to Sarlat. Please see the websites below for more information.

Trainline.com: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-times
TGV: https://en.oui.sncf/en/tgv

Plane: One of the easiest options would be to fly into Bordeaux and then catch the train from there to Sarlat. There are many airlines that fly from Paris to Bordeaux. Below are possible websites that provide a number of different carriers to choose from.

https://www.kayak.com/flights
www.google.com/flights

WALKING

What’s important is to optimise your time whilst you are in the region. We transfer you almost every day to avoid out-and-back walks and to let you discover more of the Dordogne region at your own pace. The terrain is hilly, but not mountainous, with lots of chestnut & oak forests, and typical farm animals like cattle, sheep and goats. The walks are not technically difficult as there is not much elevation, so the walks are fairly easy, but we still offer shorter options for those who want easier days.

The walk is moderate with some long days if you wish. There are options to shorten the walk on all of the long days. Full-day walks average about 18 km with 5 –6 hours walking each day. The walking is over mostly flat well-maintained paths through the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne region. Please assess your walking capability in the context of how many kilometres each day is walked to assess whether this walk is suitable for you. Walkers have let us know that our assessment of the walk as moderate is accurate but their level of fitness may not be equivalent to your fitness level.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions on top of the fabulous walking routes. We highly recommend that you incorporate some extra time after the walk to rest and immerse yourself in the region.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in June (summer). The walk is not offered in winter as the accommodations close and the conditions are not pleasant or perhaps even safe in the mountains. Shoulder season is by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and towns (we walk away from the people on the walk so crowds are never an issue.)

See the weather information at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 2150
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 1280
    DETAILS

    4 Star Accommodation

  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1700
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 585
    DETAILS
REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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