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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 Oregon Walker, 27 Sep 2022
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I had a magical 6 days with a friend walking through the charming Dordogne valley. We hiked about 10 miles each day and ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Kimberly , 20 May 2022
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We had the best hiking—across meadows and fields, up and down mountain paths, through the woods. Bucolic vistas, ancient ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by LongTallTexan, 3 Feb 2022
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I had a wonderful holiday walking in the upper Dordogne region of France. Using a variety of walking paths and quiet country ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Stroller, 12 Nov 2021
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Walking from village to village along The Dordogne River read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Paul S, 11 Nov 2021
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We started in Beaulieu sur Dordogne and hiked through, Port de Gagnac, Loubressac, Carennac, Meyronne and Rocamadour. It ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Vicky, 5 Oct 2021
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Our holiday was perfect from start to finish. We rambled down country lanes, through orchards and vineyards, along grassy ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by NL, 3 Oct 2019
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The holiday was very nice - it provided us with an opportunity for physical activity and at the same time, to see new places, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Wattknott, 24 Sep 2019
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We were walking in the Dordogne - fascinating area, beautiful countryside, a wealth of old footpaths - and we were blessed ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Teni, 2 Jul 2019
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Walking in the Dordogne area read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Happy Walker, 6 Jun 2019
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This was our first walking holiday, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The scenery was breathtaking, and accommodations were ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Oregon Walker, 27 Sep 2022
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I had a magical 6 days with a friend walking through the charming Dordogne valley. We hiked about 10 miles each day and ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Dordogne by Kimberly , 20 May 2022
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We had the best hiking—across meadows and fields, up and down mountain paths, through the woods. Bucolic vistas, ancient ... read more