Walking in the Dordogne

Walking in the Dordogne

Hiking | Canoeing | Horse Riding | Mountain Biking — a site I stumbled across whilst going through some old news items the other day. And when you read what they are about, you will immediately understand why I got excited when I found this site: the Dordogne, also known as the Perigord is without a doubt one of the most interesting and diverse regions in the world. The Vezere Valley in the “Perigord Noir” is with it’s more than 250 UNESCO sites of interest, the undisputed “Prehistoric Capital of the World”. Prehistoric dwellings, caves, rock shelters and lots more, most of which are only accessible on foot. However, Dordogne has much more to offer than just relics from the Prehistoric era, castles, bastides, medieval towns & villages, all of these,and lots more, all in the stunning and amazing scenery the Dordogne is famous for, hills, cliffs, windy rivers, great weather, friendly locals, and lots more make the Dordogne one of the most interesting and exciting places in the world.

Walking Dordogne takes you to all the well kept secrets that are only accessible on foot. To see the “Real Dordogne” you will have to get off the roads, and on the tracks. Let us take you back, to the places our ancestors called “home” more than 260000 years ago.
In this region, during the summer months, there is a wide range of exciting and ‘different’ walking tours — both above ground and below! For example, for children, this was on offer last April: Ode to the Child Clan is a fantastic 3 day adventure for the kids. Take them on this tour and it will be without doubt the best holiday they will ever have.

And “walking underground”? Walking Dordogne recently launched their exciting and unique tour ” Going Underground”.They explain: We have spent 2 years exploring the caves, and beyond. “Going Underground” is NOT a “Potholing” adventure, but an adventure for the hikers that want to experience another world underground. These caves, chambers and tunnels have been used for 1000’s of years, and they played an extremely important role during the Second World War, where they were used by the French Resistance. This adventure is suitable for most people, but requires a high level of fitness, the ability to clamber, and not claustrophobic. Yet another welcome and exciting new activity in the Dordogne-Perigord — and all within easy reach of Chateau Lalinde!