Walking Holiday in Dordogne Valley with

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Lot - Quercy - Rocamadour 6-8 days

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Light Walking packages with bags transfer in Lot Quercy and Dordogne valley.

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H37 **/*** plus   Dordogne valley & Quercy, light, plus packages

H37 *** superior   Dordogne valley & Quercy, light, superior packages

H37*** & **** luxury   Dordogne valley & Quercy, light, luxury packages

Trip recommendation

In 2012, the Dordogne river basin was recognized by UNESCO for its outstanding setting and natural heritage and added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Rising in the Massif du Sancy in Auvergne and emptying into the Gironde estuary near Bordeaux, the Dordogne crosses much of south-west France in a westerly direction.
In the area of this walk , Lot-Quercy, are to be visited the Gouffre du Padirac, the pilgrimage town of, an Italian Renaissance style village built against the cliff.

Our walking holidays along the Dordogne River are from Souillac Eastwards to the Causse de Quercy. In the Dordogne Périgord we offer only bike tours.

Diverse and light walk, where you'll find the path of the river Dordogne in the Quercy in Lot department alternated with the Causse du Quercy, a smooth and rough limestone plateau with open landscapes on the causse. Along the many walnut orchards in the Dordogne valley you have a quiet walk to Carennac an old Medieval
town with beautiful centre.
After your stay in Rocamadour, the second pilgrim-tourist attraction of France, you walk down again to the Dordogne valley by the beautiful small canyon of the Gorges de l'Ouysse.

Different attractions like the old train at Martel and Souillac it self with its old medieval town. After or before this walking tour you should go and see the Gouffre de Padirac and the Caves of Lascaux nearby.

Three options: "Plus", superior and luxury package. The plus tour with (** and ***) hotels with toilet, Shower/bath en suite. The superior and theluxury tour with all *** stars hotels.

Travel information .

In Souillac you can leave your car in a secure parking of the hotel at € 7,- per night.

Starting day: every day. Day distances: 12-19 km.

Walks 90% on paths and unpaved tracks. Daily elevation gains of 80m maximum.

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  • The nearest airport from UK to these walking tours is Brive (Ryanair) and Toulouse airport (Blagnac) from other countries.
  • Train Toulouse-Souillac direct connection of almost 2 hours.
  • From North America best is to fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle or to Toulouse Blagnac and take train at Gare d'Austerlitz (bikes allowed) to Souillac.

Charles de Gaulle    RER B  leaves every 5 minutes to Gare du Nord

Change at Gare du Nord    M5 (Metro line 5)  leaves every  5 minutes to Gare d'Austerlitz

At Gare du Nord you walk in 3 minutes to Metro line 5, direction Place d'Italie (Metro every 5 minutes or less).
14 minutes ride to Gare d'Austerlitz.
Walk 3 minutes to the platforms of Gare d'Austerlitz
Total 20 minutes from Gare du Nord to the platforms.

By train from Paris at Gare d'Austerlitz: leave at 7:09h, 9:09h; 9:39h or 13:56h. Arrival in Souillac after 4h30min.

From Souillac back to Paris: leave at 07:05 or 09:03 or 13:10. Arrival in Paris after 4h30min.

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