Want to go canoeing near our campsite in the Dordogne?
To relax 100% and enjoy sports activities such as canoeing, think of the Dordogne for your vacations on the water! Our 4 star Dordogne campsite is geographically located between 2 rivers: the Dordogne and the Vézère. During a walk or a hike in the gorges, let yourself be seduced by the practice of canoeing!
SOME INFORMATION ON THE RIVERS IN THE DORDOGNE
Since July 2012, the Dordogne and Vézère rivers and its entire watershed have been classified as a “Man and Biosphere World Reserve” by UNESCO.
It is very easy to practice canoeing on these rivers.
The river Vézère is located at about 8 km from the campsite La Fage. It is a tributary of the Dordogne.
It has its source on the plateau of the thousand cows, crosses the Corrèze to pass in the valley of the Vézère, and flows into the Dordogne, more precisely in Limeuil.
From Montignac to Les Eyzies, this river is an asset for white water and water sports lovers.
It also offers beautiful landscapes in a wild and naturally preserved environment. The valley is a remarkable tourist route because of the beauty of the landscapes it crosses.
Prestigious sites border the Vézère such as the Chateau de Losse, La Roque Saint Christophe, La Maison forte de Reignac… For about 100 000 years, generations of men have left evidence of their passage in the valley, especially around Montignac to Le Eyzies. The Vézère valley was nicknamed the “Valley of Man” at the end of the 19th century, following the multiplication of discoveries of exceptional prehistoric sites.
The Vézère is perfectly adapted to nautical activities, it is possible to combine visit and sports activity, in particular by opting for a descent in canoe.
Also, the Dordogne is about 25 kilometers from our establishment.
It originates in the Puy de Sancy, in the Massif Central, crosses the Dordogne region and part of the Gironde. Then it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It crosses six departments and 173 municipalities, including many listed villages such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme … but also historical sites and castles such as Castelnaud.
The entire basin is classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
The Dordogne Valley attracts many people, especially during the summer season, as it offers a wide variety of water sports activities for families and friends.
Through the descents in gabares or in canoes, you will discover splendid landscapes and will go to the meeting of the historical heritage of our beautiful region.
On the Dordogne, it is also possible to try stand up paddle, to go fishing or to swim.
CANOEING ON THE VÉZÈRE OR THE DORDOGNE, IDEAL FOR DISCOVERING THE PERIGORD
From spring to autumn, many canoe rental companies offer you to embark on our rivers to discover the charms of the Périgord. If you are wondering what to do in the Dordogne, don’t hesitate!
Go to the nearest water sports center or leisure center for a day or half-day of white water sports in the heart of nature! They offer canoe and other watercraft rentals such as kayaks, rafts and paddles.
In family with child, from 5 years old, or with friends, take the time to go down one of these rivers located not far from our campsite.
In addition, you will discover hidden fauna and flora, beautiful natural and sometimes wild landscapes and preserved historical sites.
Also, you will be surrounded by cliffs once inhabited by the Cro-Magnon man or classified villages…
During your canoe trip, why not take a picnic or swimming break.
You can leave your canoes safely on the banks of the river on the beaches or in the wild.
The place is ideal to try canoeing on calm rivers if you have never done it before. The rental companies will offer you short tours for beginners or much longer ones for experienced people, with instructors. It is recommended to know how to swim to practice canoeing although a life jacket is provided. Are you in? Grab your paddle and go!