Canoe past feudal era chateaux ✦ Discover the renowned cuisine of Pèrigord ✦ Explore small villages tucked under towering limestone cliffs ✦ Picnic on the riverbank with fresh baked breads ✦ Discover rural french culture
Inn to Inn Canoeing in France
Paddle through the picturesque and historically rich countryside, stroll around charming villages, and feast on delectable regional cuisine! Visit historic towns like Rocamadour, Sarlat and Lacave. Stop for lunch meals in cafes along the river in small stone villages. Get a taste of fine wine at night in hotels nestled in restored historical buildings.
As you follow the smooth course of the Dordogne River through the rural countryside, you will paddle between neat rows of poplar trees, past quaint farmlands, and towards inviting feudal chateaux. Along the route, you will explore the impressive Padirac Cave, walk the beautiful historic districts of villages and medieval towns, taste the delicious dishes and fine wines of renowned restaurants, and relax at night in lovely boutique hotels. See the most scenic sites France has to offer, from castles in the cliffs to delightful local cafes, on this serene canoe tour.
Paddling the Dordogne itinerary
Shuttle back to Brive
Travel: Shuttle to airport
The Canoeing the Dorgogne Tour meets and ends at Brive-Souillac Airport in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
Guests should plan their flights to arrive in Brive-la-Gaillarde before 10:00 (10 am) on Day 1 of the tour and their departing flights after 12:00 (noon) on Day 7.
Brive-la-Gaillarde airport code: BVE Local Time: GMT+1
Travel Tip: Travelers already in France can travel by train to Brive-la-Gaillarde, but need to arrive in time to reach the airport by the time noted above.
Passports are required for all guests. Visas maybe required depending on your nationality, check with the nearest Embassy of France.
Whatcha Gonna Get
- Expert local bilingual guides
- Entrance and activity fees
- Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
- Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
- Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
- Baggage transfer between hotels
- Free use of canoe and safety gear
- Airport pick up & drop off
*as noted in itinerary
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Classic Inns from $3850
Tour is available From April through October, but rivers crowded in late July through August.