With its calm and clear waters ideal for canoeing, kayaking and loads of activities, the Dordogne River will leave even the most “ground-loving” people with a smile. So get ready to get wet!
This canoeing expedition 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.
At a Glance
8 nights camping
3 days practice/training
4 days qualifying expedition
Group normally 5 – 8 per leader
One of France’s most celebrated rivers: wide, peaceful, calm, flat
Excellent for beginners
Excellent views all along the river: picturesque perched villages and troglodyte cave dwellings
Is This Trip for You?
The canoeing is safe, not demanding, and we give you a lessons 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.
NB: All group members must be able to swim at least 50m fully clothed. We provide 2/3 person canoes, Buoyancy aids and all camping equipment (sleeping bags available to hire)