Les Eyzies, France
Walking near Rocamadour
Walking near Rocamadour
Walking through Beynac-et-Cazenac
View of Beynac-et-Cazenac

Dordogne on Foot - France Walking Tour

A walk through history in the heart of France

Trip Details

Location Dordogne, south central France
Length 8 days
Grades Easy, Moderate
Accommodations Hotels
Group size 5-12
May 25, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
Sep 21, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

Carved out by the rivers of Dordogne, Lot and Aveyron, this is a region of varying landscapes, rich history, and renowned cuisine. Prehistoric caves, ancient châteaux, and historic bastides dot a countryside of rolling hills, limestone plateaus, and cliff-lined valleys. Here you will find all those gourmet ingredients synonymous with French cuisine: truffles, Fois Gras, wild mushrooms, fine wines, and sumptuous cheeses.

Our 8-day Dordogne on Foot trip begins in the village of Les Eyzies, nestled on the Vezere River. The valley of Vezere has been referred to as the “Valley of Mankind” because of its numerous prehistoric sites, and Les Eyzies provides an ideal base for the exploration of this area.

From Les Eyzies, we travel to the pilgrimage town of Rocamadour. Set against the stunning cliff face of the Alzou Canyon, Rocamadour has been attracting walkers of one kind or another for centuries, and the tranquility of the surrounding countryside makes it a compelling spot to linger.

Finally, we head back to Dordogne River and the bastide town Domme. Perched high above the river with expansive views of fertile fields and distant castles, Domme provides the perfect picturesque base for our final walks to the well-preserved fortified villages of Castelnaud and Beynac, and the hanging gardens of the Chateau Marqueyssac.

This trip offers a nice balance between good hiking and time spent exploring castles, caves, cobbled streets, and museums. During the week, we will be accompanied by a local guide whose amazing grasp of the prehistory and history of this region will lend a wonderful counterpoint to our walks. As with all our hiking and walking trips, this walking tour in the Dordogne is the right blend of physical endeavor, inspiring settings, comfortable accommodations, and satisfying local cuisine.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, there is a forced single charge of $375.


  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • All group transfers as per the itinerary
  • Group transfer from the Perigueux train station Day 1 and to Sarlat train station on Day 8
  • 3 days with Prehistory/History guide
  • Walking guides
  • Great hiking and memories!


Airfare, lunches, optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, insurance, tips to guides/leaders, items of a personal nature.


During this trip, we will be based in three different locations. As our luggage will be transferred from location to location along with the group, you will only need to carry a day pack during our walks. We still encourage our trip members to bring a medium-sized bag they can manage easily by themselves, keeping in mind that some of our hotels will have narrow hallways and no elevators. See our sample packing list.


We will be staying in comfortable 3-star hotels with private baths. The hotels will reflect the rich culture and atmosphere of the region. Needless to say, the food is wonderful! Breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotels and lunches are picnic style along the trail.


It is most convenient to fly into Bordeaux and take the train to Perigueux. You may also fly to other airports in France, Paris for example. There are frequent, direct trains from Paris Montparnasse train station to Bordeaux. We recommend arriving a day or early  to allow for adjusting to the time difference and to accommodate any travel or luggage delays. Please contact us for help with trains and travel.


The trip will begin with an early afternoon group pickup at the Perigueux train station on Day 1. There are frequent, direct trains from Bordeaux Saint Jean train station to Perigueux. The exact meeting time will be noted in our final Rendezvous Information.


The trip will end with an early afternoon group transfer to the Sarlat-la-Canéda train station. From Sarlat, it is possible to take a train to Bordeaux and other points in France and beyond. Please allow for travel time when making air reservations.


Please contact us for a more detailed itinerary, for more information, or to register. We're also happy to supply a list of past participants willing to share honest insights into this guided Dordogne on Foot experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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