Hidden Treasures of the Dordogne

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The Dordogne, as the French say, is a land with 'un peu de tout', a little of everything; a gently meandering river, lush pastures, wine, walnuts, geese, the warm southern sun and of course a web of trails and paths making it ideal for a walking holiday. This 10 day walk begins in the village of Meyssac and the route follows the GR480, across rolling farmland and along woodland paths to Beaulieu sur Dordogne, an area of the Dordogne valley of outstanding natural beauty. From the pretty village of Loubressac perched on a scarp with splendid views, you can visit the wonderful caves of Padirac. From Carennac you will walk along the picturesque route of the 'Cirque de Montvalent' to the delightful village of Creysse.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Meyssac DAY 2 Walk to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (7hrs) DAY 3 Walk to Port de Gagnac, visit the village of Gagnac en route (5-6hrs) DAY 4 Walk to Autoire or Loubressac (4-5hrs) DAY 5 Two options to Carennac, via the ruined castle at Taillefer or divert to take in the Gouffre de Padirac (5-6hrs) DAY 6 Rest day or optional loop walk (4-5hrs) DAY 7 Walk to Gluges, and on to the ancient village of Creysse (6-7hrs) DAY 8 Walk to the tiny old village of Sarrazac (6-7hrs) DAY 9 Walk to Collonges la Rouge or Meyssac, via the ancient village of l'Hopital St Jean (6-7hrs) DAY 10 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 1 Apr to 5 Oct (except Friday)
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8 day version available

what's included
MEALS: *9 breakfasts, 9 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *9 nights in country inns on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *luggage transfer *emergency hotline
Hidden Treasures of the Dordogne
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10 days
trip code:
US $1,500
Operated By Sherpa Expeditions
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