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On Foot Holidays - Dordogne

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne Overview

The River Dordogne, beloved of travellers for decades, passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in France. Each section has its own character, but the stretch we have chosen reflects that variety, giving the walker a taste of the Middle Dordogne landscape in all its forms.

From the start at Beaulieu, where the wide river flows gently through the water meadows outside the old town, our route climbs into the hills above, with fine views and bucolic countryside on each of the first four walking days. You’ll then head over the limestone causse to the historic and dramatic pilgrimage centre of Rocamadour. The final day, should you choose to do it, takes you along the steep-sided valley of the river Ouysse, a tributary of the Dordogne, to Belcastel and the possibility of a late lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Stay in traditional inns and small hotels, many of them riverside, including a former château. And being France, the food is exceptional, with a lot of local specialities. The wines from the area are gaining a reputation too, and are worth exploring!

The walking is graded medium, but with built-in shortening options for those who would like to walk the route at a more leisurely pace.

Six, five and four night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

Find out more about On Foot Holidays' walk in the Dordogne.

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Let’s Go!, 21 Oct 2023
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As senior hikers, we appreciated both our GPS and our poles. We took the 7 day option and found it to be more than manageable... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Hiking Enthusiast, 19 Oct 2023
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We had a great 6-day hike through the Dordogne River basin that we booked through On Foot Holidays. The hiking was beautiful, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by TDK, 14 Oct 2023
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We walked for six days and seven nights in lovely Dordogne, starting in beautiful Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and completing our ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by A&B, 10 Oct 2023
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Onfootholidays take care of booking accommodation, luggage transfers, (and taxis where needed), and provide detailed maps ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Wayne, 2 Oct 2023
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We spent two week walking On Foot Holiday routes in Northern Provence and in the Dordogne region. Both holidays included ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Melissa, 24 Sep 2023
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We walked 4 days in the Dordogne, France. Everything was perfectly organized. The region was gorgeous, and the accommodations ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Lola, 18 Sep 2023
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We spent 5 days walking though rural France near the Dordogne river walkinga though old villages, farmland, fields and woods ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Jenny, 17 Sep 2023
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It was a 6day walk in the Dordogne valley visiting the very pretty old towns. read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Draet, 19 Jul 2023
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Walking holiday in the Dordogne area read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by RM/GM, 18 Jul 2023
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Really rewarding walks every day through glorious countryside and pretty, ancient villages and not too arduous for an 80-year... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Let’s Go!, 21 Oct 2023
Traveller rating:

As senior hikers, we appreciated both our GPS and our poles. We took the 7 day option and found it to be more than manageable... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Hiking Enthusiast, 19 Oct 2023
Traveller rating:

We had a great 6-day hike through the Dordogne River basin that we booked through On Foot Holidays. The hiking was beautiful, ... read more