Our walking holidays in the Dordogne: fairytale castles, medieval villages & prehistoric caves

Enjoy the experience of travelling on foot in the Southwest of France, combining nature and pleasure with exercise on our Périgord walking holidays. We have selected some of the most beautiful hikes for you to enjoy privileged moments close to nature, offering majestic castles, pretty villages & prehistoric sites.

Our self-guided hiking trips combine both the Dordogne and the Vézère valleys. The trips begin in the village of Sarlat with its great Saturday morning market. Stroll around and taste the local specialities: black truffles, mushrooms, Bergerac wine, walnuts and foie gras of course! Sarlat is also famous for its Perigordian yellow stone houses and narrow streets. Visit Beynac and its imposing castle, then on to Les Eyzies, the world capital of prehistory. In Domme, a perched village with an exceptional heritage, you can admire the hanging gardens and its breathtaking view of the Dordogne River which flows at its feet. Leon sur Vézère and Limeuil are two listed villages that invite you to rest and picnic with baguette, wine and cheese on the banks of the Vézère River.

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      • 8 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • A  joyful mix of walks, relaxation & heritage 
  • Discovery of gardens, castles, troglodyte villages and prehistoric caves
  • Longer walk options on days 3, 4, 5 & 7
  • A cultural break in the most beautiful villages
  • Visit of the Château de Commarque included 
  • Les Eyzies, the prehistoric capital 
  • The famous market in Sarlat
  • Swimming in the rivers and optional kayaking 



    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

      • 6 days
      • From March to November
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • A  fascinating journey through time 
  • Easy walks with more moderate options on days 3 & 4
  • Les Eyzies, the prehistoric capital 
  • Exploring medieval and troglodyte villages 
  • Local markets and sampling local delicacies
  • Swimming in the river and optional kayaking 



    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Our self-guided walking holidays in the Dordogne are a perfect family getaway. As well as offering gentle hikes with little elevation gain, we can also offer other activities such as canoeing, high ropes course, a boat cruise and biking for a multiactivity break! Take a walk through history and visit troglodyte villages such as La Roque Saint Christophe, fairytale-like castles such as the Château de Castelnaud, a reminder of the tumultuous past between war and peace, and the Lascaux cave, a UNESCO World Heritge Site.
Our walking holidays in France through the Dordogne & Vézère valleys can be adapted to all levels of walkers, from beginners to the more experienced. Whether you choose an easy walking holiday or a more moderate hike, the experience will be the same: a fascinating tour through history, unspoilt scenery, excellent cuisine, friendly locals and great accommodation and the Dordogne & Vézère Rivers running through.