Itinerant canoe hikes + camping or bivouac

Go by canoe for a stay of 2 to 7 days and camp all along the route , camping or in a wild bivouac.

Whether with family or friends, this itinerant hiking program is flexible according to your wishes and the number of days you have available; together we can create the course that suits you, contact us…

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The strong points

  • Departure possible every day .
  • A la carte stay.
  • Independent stay (no accompaniment).
  • Specialist in canoeing and kayaking on the Dordogne since 1978.
  • Possibility of total immersion in nature with your nights in bivouac .
  • A free application at your disposal to manage your hike.

Your stay

Between Corrèze, Lot and Dordogne, set off on a journey into the great outdoors which will allow you to discover numerous villages classified among “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”: Beaulieu s/Dordogne, Carennac, Souillac or even Laroque-Gageac and Beynac. From your boat, you will encounter many castles, such as that of Mirandol, la Treyne and Belcas phone number You will probably have the chance to encounter many species in their natural habitat such as the kingfisher or the heron, the nature of the Valley of the Dordogne.

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Canoe trip over several days

PROGRAM

DAY 1

Difficulty :

Distance: 19 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Vayrac, Leisure center – Les Granges 46110 VAYRAC, free, unsupervised private parking.

From Argentat to Beaulieu sur Dordogne

Arrival in Argentat around 10:45 a.m., handover of equipment and departure for the descent. This is the wildest route of the week. During the descent, passage of the Battut rapid.

Arrival at Beaulieu sur Dordogne and its magnificent chapel on the banks of the river. Passage of the slide before arriving at the “Huttopia”*** campsite , perfectly located in the village of Beaulieu sur Dordogne. For greater comfort, it is possible to spend the night at the hotel “Le Beaulieu”*** , an exceptional address. You will also find the hotel “Les Flots Bleus”** in the village town.

DAY 2

Difficulty :

Distance: 22 km

Duration: 4h30

From Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne to Vayrac

Departure in the morning from Beaulieu S/Dordogne.

During the descent possible visit to Carennac and its cloister.

Night at the “Les Granges” campsite or in bivouac .

Want a more comfortable night? You can book a pitched tent or a cabin for two people with mattress, electrical outlet… for only €49 per night. Camping “Les Granges” website

For even more comfort, you can enjoy a night in one of our favorite accommodations by clicking here .

Possibility of collecting your car to visit Rocamadour , Collonges-la-Rouge

DAY 3

Difficulty :

Distance: 18 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

From Vayrac to Saint-Sozy

Very beautiful descent between the limestone cliffs of Quercy, passage at the foot of the Mirandol castle and the Copeyre , possibility of visiting Gluges and its church whose restoration of the stained glass windows had been financed by Edith Piaf who liked to come and recharge her batteries there. Possibility of stopping at Montvalent with the resurgence of the underground river of Gouffre de Padirac (10 min walk). You will also have the opportunity to stop at Creysse , a typical Lotois village.

Night at the campsite “Les Borgnes”** or in bivouac .

For an evening by the brazier, tasting a good glass of wine and a night of glamping , opt for the “Village du Port”*** campsite 200m from our base. More information and reservations on their site.

For a night at the hotel, you will have the choice between the “Grangier”*** hotel and the “La Terrasse”*** hotel . These two hotels have their restaurant and offer rooms in a simple style.

DAY 4

Difficulty :

Distance: 19 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

From Saint-Sozy to Souillac

A day dedicated to the cliffs and castles of Lot. Swimming breaks on a pebble beach facing the Château de Belcastel , passage under the Château de la Treyne , classified “Relais et Châteaux”. If you pay attention, you can enter a cave with your canoe and feel the freshness of the resurgence.

Night at the campsite “Les Ondines”*** in Souillac or in bivouac .

For a night at the hotel, you can book your night at the hotel “Le Pavillon St Martin”*** .

DAY 5

Difficulty :

Distance: 14 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

From Souillac to St Julien de Lampon

Before departure, a quick tour of Souillac is essential. Visit to the Abbey and the Louis Roque Distillery, specialist in “Vieille Prune”. A few shopping trips to the peasant market for your picnic and off you go! Birds, beaches, wild swimming and relaxation up to St Julien de Lampon .

Night at the campsite of Saint-Julien-de-Lampon** or in bivouac .

For a comfortable night in a simple setting, you can book your night at the hotel-restaurant “Le Rouffillac”*** .

DAY 6

Difficulty :

Distance: 15 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

From St Julien de Lampon to Vitrac

During the descent, you should stop on an island to offer you the luxury of a wild beach!

Passage through the Cingle de Montfort and its castle perched at the top of the cliff.

Night at the campsite “Le Perpetuum”*** or in bivouac .

For a night in a good, cozy bed, book now at the hotel-restaurant “La Treille”*** in Vitrac, accessible from the river.

DAY 7

Difficulty :

Distance: 14 km

Duration: 3h30 to 4h00

From Vitrac to Beynac

You will pass at the foot of the village of Domme . Then, it's impossible to miss Laroque-Gageac , a troglodyte village and land of bargemen. The river is calm at this point, let yourself drift and admire this jewel of Périgord. Just a few kilometers and you discover the Château de Castelnaud , a fantastic medieval fortress which faces the Château de Beynac and the gardens of Marqueyssac .

Final stop just after the Château de Vézac .

Return bus at 3:30 p.m. for Vayrac, arriving around 5:30 p.m. Fairly short descent but very rich in visits, castles, picturesque villages…

Organization :

Vayrac base

At the end of your hike , we will pick you up at the meeting point and at the time indicated on your contract.

For your overnight stays , we recommend campsites near the Dordogne, you can also alternate with bivouacs on the banks to observe the stars or book lodges, hotels or guest rooms .

Possibility of reserving campsites by us for hikes.
To be paid directly on site each evening. Allow €12 to €15 per night and per person depending on the campsites. Camping equipment not provided.

For the logistics of your luggage , we can transport it to you (from partner campsite to partner campsite only). See prices

Departures possible every day.

On the Vayrac base, , private and unsupervised parking

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