Fun for all the family!
Canoeing in the Dordogne area is supremely popular and is something that all the family can enjoy!
The Dordogne River is calm enough to cater for most levels of ability. We especially enjoy the stretch between Domme and Beynac which passes-by the castles at Castelnaud and Beynac itself - both highly significant outposts during the 100 years war, and also part of the film set of popular film 'Chocolat'. Along the river bank you will find plenty of opportunities to stop however there is a handy river beach at Vitrac which is an excellent place for a rest and perhaps enjoy a picnic!
You will find that most canoes are hired along with the necessary equipment such as life-jackets and a large plastic tub to keep your picnic and camera dry! For your ease and enjoyment you are usually dropped upstream, so you can canoe downstream with the flow of the river. All-in-all canoeing in the Dordogne is a very enjoyable activity to try, we recommend and encourage all of our guests to give it a go, and also love to see their photographs on their return!
There are many independent rental and tour companies to choose from for varying rental periods, usually they are half and full day rental periods.
"We especially enjoy the stretch between Domme and Beynac in the shadows of Castelnaud and Beynac ..."