Canoeing on the Dordogne

France

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Tour length 9 days

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Kayak & Canoe
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About this tour

This canoeing holiday offers a leisurely way to explore one of France's most interesting waterways. The Dordogne River runs alongside glorious golden-pink limestone cliffs and passes the walnut groves and truffle woods of the Perigord; an area rich in history and striking views.The canoeing is safe, not demanding, and we give you a lesson on handling your canoe before you set off. There are no major weirs to carry your canoe round, and the flow of the water does much of the work for you, so you can travel downstream looking out for imposing and magnificent chateaux, mediaeval villages and prehistoric sites including the Grottes de Lacave. There are plenty of diversions away from the river too; from Carennac visit the Gouffre de Padirac, or, from Meyronne, head out to Martel, the medieval 'town of seven towers'. The local gourmet markets are also a great way to experience Dordogne culture and taste amazing produce such as duck, goose, walnuts and cheeses.We have chosen lovely, friendly hotels throughout, all with their own swimming pools. These include a converted 11th century chateau, a 4 star Villa that sits on the ancient site of a vast Gallo-Roman farm and a family run inn on the banks of the Dordogne.NB: All customers must be able to swim at least 50m fully clothed. We provide 2/3 person canoes (minimum age 8 years). Single-person kayaks are also available if specified when you book. Only suitable for children over 12 unless experienced. Should the river, at any point, be deemed too high to safely canoe, we will provide Headwater bikes at no extra charge for all days affected.
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Tour ID 107725
Tour length 9 days
Language English
Group size 18
Age range 12 - 99

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Exodus Adventure Travels

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Day 1: Arrive in Rocamadour (breakfast)
Day 2: Rocamadour to Carennac (breakfast)
Day 3: At Carennac (breakfast)
Day 4: Carennac to Meyronne (breakfast,dinner)
Day 5: At Meyronne (breakfast,dinner)
Day 6: Meyronne to Souillac (breakfast)
Day 7: At Souillac (breakfast)
Day 8: Souillac to Carsac-Aillac (breakfast,dinner)
Day 9: Leave Carsac-Aillac (breakfast)

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