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Walking Tour 1 : Château Lacoste [click to enlarge]Walking Tour 2 : St-Cirq-Lapopie [click to enlarge]Walking Tour 3 : Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne [click to enlarge]
Discover the magical aura of this special region with our three walking tours. The tours are mainly off the beaten track, allowing you to explore historic towns, picturesque villages and the unspoilt beauty of the Lot and Dordogne valleys. Having walked the routes many times ourselves, we believe we’ve planned three stunning walking tours for you through varied landscapes which are just perfect for discovering on foot.

Each of our three walking tours offers a different perspective on this beautiful region. Depending on the tour and its itinerary, you walk for 3 to 6 hours a day over distances varying from a minimum of 12kms up to a maximum of 25kms, across mainly gentle to moderate terrain. Some days may be a little more challenging than others, but you can walk at your own pace while your luggage is transported ahead for you.

Sample itineraries for our Walking Tours are shown below: Dordogne Valley, Célé & Lot Valleys and Quercy & Périgord. Please contact us for information about prices.
Rocamadour [click to enlarge]Château-de-Montfort [click to enlarge]
Walking Tour 1 : DORDOGNE VALLEY (tour duration varies)
Our walk along the Dordogne Valley begins in Rocamadour and ends in Les Eyzies. Revel in the area’s gorgeous countryside... discover its history and culture... enjoy its renowned cuisine!

The duration of this tour can be short, medium or long - the choice is yours.
Day 1Arrive in Rocamadour. Situated high above the Ouysse Gorge, this stunning village has been built into the cliffs and will forever be in your memory.
Days 2 & 3Descending from the "Causse de Gramat", head towards charming Souillac via Lacave. Visit the abbey and soak up the atmosphere over coffee in one of the town’s many cafés.
Days 4 & 5Walk along the enchanting Dordogne Valley and marvel at the landscapes as you make your way to the village of Carsac. Take a walk into the elegant town of Sarlat and admire its beautiful architecture.
Day 6Heading out of the river valley, you arrive at the ancient hilltop village of Domme. Its amazing views of the countryside seem to go on forever...
Days 7 & 8Wander towards St-Cyprien taking in Beynac, Castelnaud and Les Milandes. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were in a fairytale.
Days 9 & 10Travelling onwards, walk through silent countryside to Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac. This is one of Europe’s most famous prehistoric sites and there are numerous caves for you to visit. Unfortunately, from here, you’re homeward bound!
Euros (€)
Standard : 7 nights
Long : 9 nights
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
St-Cirq-Lapopie [click to enlarge]River Lot towpath [click to enlarge]
Walking Tour 2 : CÉLÉ & LOT VALLEYS (tour duration varies)
Let yourself be captivated by the charm and beauty of the wonderful Célé and Lot Valleys. Less well known than the Dordogne Valley, the Célé and Lot will immediately cast their spell over you!

Our walk begins in Figeac and ends in Cahors, or you may prefer a longer tour which continues through the Cahors vineyards and finishes in Puy-l’Évêque.
Day 1The tour commences in the historic town of Figeac. Straddling the Célé River, Figeac is a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre. Take time to explore before setting out on your walk through the Quercy countryside.
Days 2 & 3Heading south west and passing through glorious, seemingly deserted countryside, follow the rugged Célé Valley. More intimate than the Dordogne and Lot, the route along the Célé is thought to be one of the most scenic river valleys in France.
Day 4Continue towards the village of Cabrerets, situated on the confluence of the rivers Célé and Lot. Visit the Peche Merle cave system and marvel at the world-famous cave paintings.
Days 5 & 6Following the Lot Valley westwards towards the lovely town of Cahors, stop at the delightful village of St-Cirq-Lapopie, which seems to defy gravity as it hangs above the river valley far below.
Days 7 & 8Having explored Cahors, continue west along the river. The steep rocky cliffs of the valley now change to a landscape dominated by Cahor’s famous vineyards.
Day 9During the last day of your walk, you’ll pass through several lovely riverside towns and villages. Enjoy the many spectacular views before arriving at your final destination, Puy-l’Évêque, nestled amidst the vines!
Euros (€)
Standard : 7 nights
Long : 9 nights
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)
Collonges-la-Rouge [click to enlarge]Turenne [click to enlarge]
Walking Tour 3 : QUERCY & PÉRIGORD (10 days)
The Quercy & Périgord Tour is the most recent addition to our walking tour catalogue. Experience the delights of three different areas - the Dordogne, Lot and Corrèze – as this leisurely tour takes you on a rich and rewarding walk through authentic France.
Day 1Your tour begins at Collonges-la-Rouge, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take your time to stroll around this picturesque village and admire its amazing red sandstone buildings.
Days 2 & 3You start your day in the Corrèze and finish it in the Lot! As you walk through the stunning open countryside, you’ll pass through several delightful villages, including Curemonte and Beaulieu.
Days 4 & 5Walk up the steep ascent to Loubressac, a village with panoramic views perched up high on a hilltop. Continue along the escarpment to Carennac via the "Gouffre de Padirac", a vast chasm with an underground river which you can be explore by boat.
Days 6 & 7With fabulous views over the River Dordogne, stroll towards Souillac and its famous abbey, then meander along paths that follow all the twists and turns of the river.
Days 8 & 9As you head along the valley to Carsac, you’re now in the heart of the Périgord Noir. As you wander around Sarlat, admire the architecture and soak up the atmosphere of the area’s most famous town.
Day 10Walk through the verdant countryside of the Bouriane towards Gourdon, your final destination. Situated off the beaten track, this lovely hilltop town overlooks glorious wooded countryside.
Euros (€)
9 nights
  • All prices are per person (please note that single supplements apply)

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