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  • Dordogne 
  • France 
  • South West 
  • Périgord 

Walking tour in the Périgord Noir

Self-guided tour in hotels or guest houses

From
760€/person

Presentation of your trip

Between the Dordogne and the Vézère, this journey through a bucolic nature allows you to visit the heart of the Périgord Noir. The unavoidable visits of the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud, guardians of the banks of the Dordogne, followed by the discovery of the cities of Sarlat, Domme, Les Eyzies and Montignac Lascaux will enchant you. Without forgetting a beautiful itinerary along the river Vézère to go and find the sites of Castel Merle and Saint Léon sur Vézère. And you finish as you started, with the world-famous site of Sarlat La Canéda, capital of Périgord.

  • DestinationDordogne, France, South West, Périgord
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip7 days and 6 nights
  • ActivitiesHiking
  • Physical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
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Trip details

Highlights

  • The most beautiful sites of the Périgord Noir
  • Quality accommodations

Complementary informations

  • 7 days 6 nights including 6 walking days

Program

  • Day 1

    Arrival and night in Sarlat

    • Type of accommodation : Hotel (B&B)

    Check-in at the hotel and free visit of the magnificent medieval city of Sarlat: the old Sainte Marie church revisited by Jean Nouvel, the Sainte Claire convent and the house of La Boétie...
    Night in Sarlat in a hotel on a B&B basis.

  • Day 2

    Sarlat – Domme

    • Distance : 17 km
    • Duration : 5
    • Elevation gain : 400 m
    • Negative gradient : 350 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Departure on foot from Sarlat towards the South and the Dordogne following a cycle track before discovering the cingle of Montfort and its beautiful castle. Before crossing the Dordogne, you will pass through the pretty village of Vitrac and arrive at the magnificent bastide of Domme. Night in a hotel on a half board basis.

  • Day 3

    Domme – Beynac

    • Distance : 17 km
    • Duration : 4h30
    • Elevation gain : 340 m
    • Negative gradient : 440 m

    A large part of the journey takes place along the Dordogne river with the castle of Castelnaud overlooking the river, the beautiful villages of La Roque Gageac as well as Beynac-et-Cazenac dominated by the famous castle of the same name, night in a hotel on a half board basis.

  • Day 4

    Beynac – les Eyzies

    • Distance : 19 km
    • Duration : 5
    • Elevation gain : 360 m
    • Negative gradient : 470 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Transfer to Espic 15mn. The priory of Redon Espic, the belvedere summit of the church of St Martin from where the view is over a good part of the stage, the village of Meyrals and the pretty village of Les Eyzies on the banks of the river Vézère. 
    Night in a hotel on a half board basis.
     

  • Day 5

    Les Eyzies – Castel Merle Sergeac

    • Distance : 20 km
    • Duration : 5h30
    • Elevation gain : 470 m
    • Negative gradient : 480 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Departure by a pretty path in the forest to arrive at the village of Tursac. Passage on the Vézère river and along the cliff of La Roque St Christophe where you can visit the troglodytic site of Castel Merle.
    Night in an auberge on a half-board basis.

  • Day 6

    From Castel Merle Sergeac to Montignac-Lascaux

    • Distance : 18 km
    • Duration : 5
    • Elevation gain : 380 m
    • Negative gradient : 400 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    In the morning, by the paths bordering the Vézère, you will arrive at the very beautiful village of St Léon sur Vézère (most beautiful village in France) to admire its church and its remarkable castle. Then by a beautiful path, you join the village of Thonac to then pass by the Cro-Magnon space and the animal park of Thot. And of course, possibility to visit the world-famous Lascaux II cave.
    Night in a hotel on a half-board basis.

  • Day 7

    Montignac-Lascaux Sireuil - Sarlat

    • Distance : 20 km
    • Duration : 5h30
    • Elevation gain : 450 m
    • Negative gradient : 510 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hotel

    Transfer in the morning to Sireuil (30mn) and from this pretty village it's a bucolic hike on the heights of the Périgord to reach Sarlat. Passage to the cabins of Breuil, a magnificent hamlet of stone barns and lauze roofs. 
    End of the stay in Sarlat.

  • End of trip

Travel conditions

  • Formalities

    • A valid official ID.
    • We recommend travel insurance with repatriation included. 
       
  • Key information and support

    Self-guided formula :

    You can go on your own, as a couple, with your family or with friends. We'll look after your accommodation, meals, luggage transfer and group.
    You have a good experience of hiking. From one stage to the next, you follow the maps and detailed digital roadbook that we have carefully prepared for you.
    Going on your own means hiking lightly, at your own pace, and taking full advantage of the pleasures of nature without worrying about the logistics of your stay. It also means being free to interpret and imagine what the landscapes have to say.

  • Attendees

    From 2 people.

  • Accommodation

    Half board:

    In hotels, in double rooms: selected in particular for the quality of their welcome, you will find in the accommodation chosen a friendly atmosphere. You sleep in comfortable rooms for 2 people in hotels ** and *** and/or guest rooms.  Sheets and towels are provided.

  • Food

    No question of dieting during your stay but it is rather an opportunity to taste the local cuisine. We attach great importance to the quality of food: dietary balance, energy intake and specialty of the country are the ingredients of each meal.

    Half board and B&B in Sarlat, picnic not provided.

  • Difficulty level

    Easy hike on trails, track and sometimes road. Stages between 4:30 and 5:30 hours on average with gradients of 300 to 500 meters maximum. You have a good physical condition and you are prepared for the hike over several days

  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Meeting at the hotel in Sarlat in the late afternoon.

     

    How to get there:

    By car: Highway A20 or RN20, exit at Souillac, then D703.

    By train: SNCF train station of Souillac then shuttle to Sarlat.

    By plane: Toulouse airport then shuttle to Sarlat.

  • Options

    - Single room supplement

    - High season supplement

    - Extra night in Sarlat

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Dates and price

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Package with assistance vehicle and luggage transport - double room
Registration at 2 people880
Registration at 3 people870
Registration at 4 people810
Registration at 6 people760

Options

- Single room supplement: 180 €

- Supplement high season 1 July 31 August: +40€

- Accommodation at the end of the stay: contact us!

 

The price includes

  • Half board accommodation, from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 7,
  • In B&B in Sarlat,
  • The transport of luggage,
  • The digital topo and GPX traces

The price does not include

  • Drinks,
  • The dinner in Sarlat
  • Insurance,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Picnics,
  • Visits to the monuments.

The destination

  • Dordogne

    Housed in a green setting, with Quercy to the east, and Limousin to the north, the Dordogne calls for travel. From black to green to purple and white, Périgord is much more than just a land prized by gourmets.

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  • Périgord

    Between the Dordogne and the Vézère, the Périgord through a bucolic nature allows you to visit the unmissable sites of the castles of Beyac and Castelnaud, guardians of the banks of the Dordogne, followed by the discovery of the cities of Sarlat, Domme, Les Eyzies and Montignac Lascaux will enchant you. Not to mention a beautiful roaming along the river Vézère to pick up the sites of Castel Merle and Saint Léon sur Vézère.

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