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Cycling in the Dordogne. The Dordogne area is no exception with lots of opportunities for cycling on the back roads, by the Dordogne River or for the more adventurous the forests and countryside. A popular route is the car-free ‘Piste Cyclable’ which runs south-east from Sarlat to the river Dordogne with several off-shoots, depending on how far you would want to go. The Piste Cyclable is a disused railway line that has been converted into a smooth cycle way. Much of the route is through wooded areas and so is shaded making it especially pleasant on a hot summer’s day. There is a convenient stopping point halfway at the pretty village of Carsac-Aillac. Here, you can leave the cycle path and head down into the village where the Bar/Tabac must do a roaring trade in season from thirsty cyclists. Your onward journey carries on to the Dordogne River and then once over the river the Piste Cyclable gives way to country lanes that continue on to the Base de Loisir at Grolejac a perfect spot for a picnic.
Canoeing and kayaking: In an area blessed with beautiful rivers, there is a wealth of choice available for a pleasant trip in a canoe. Choose between the river Dordogne and the river Vézère – the latter is smaller and less dramatic but has the advantage of being a lot quieter. There are several companies offering canoeing and it’s a good idea to check first what they have to offer. You should consider the distance between the start and finish points. During the summer months when the river is slow flowing you may expect to comfortably canoe 2 km per hour with a little longer if it’s children who are canoeing. A good place to start is from Vitrac (south of Sarlat) which is near the Dordogne river. Firstly you can canoe past many of the best sights of the Dordogne (La Roque Gageac, Domme, Castlenaud, Marquessac) and secondly you have the possibility to stop halfway at Castelnaud for lunch where you will find facilities, a supermarket where you could buy your lunch and even a restaurant if you want something more formal. It takes about 4.5 hours to complete this course comfortably (starting at Le Soleil Plage, finishing at Bezenac) but the sights are wonderful as well as a good family day out and fun.
Hiking: great hiking trails through ancient gorges