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Walking in the Dordogne

35 walking routes in the Dordogne - Sarlat, Bergerac, Lalinde and Souillac

This guidebook describes 35 walking routes in France's beautiful Dordogne region, based around Sarlat and Souillac regions (Perigord Noir) and Bergerac (Perigord Poupre). The walks range from short walks to mountain circuits, and explore the spectacular gorges, chateaux and medieval villages of the region.

Seasons

Any time of the year, but either May and June (also good for flowers), or September and October (for the grape harvest) are best. High summer is very hot and crowded.

Centres

Bergerac and Lalinde in Perigord Poupre; Sarlat in Perigord Noir; and Souillac in the Lot.

Difficulty

35 straightforward half and full-day walks for all abilities, on well-marked paths or roads. Graded easy or medium, with no steep ascents or descents.

Must See

The Dordogne river with dramatic horseshoe meanders and quiet stretches for boat trips on traditional gabarres; the cliffs of the Vézère with caves and overhangs where early man made his home; the arid causses and subterranean gauffres in the south; medieval castles and towns, Renaissance-style chateaus, Romanesque churches.
ISBN
9781852848439
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Published
Published
12 Feb 2018
Edition
Second
Pages
264
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.50cm
Weight
290g
Overview

A guidebook to 35 day walks in France’s Dordogne region. Exploring the beautiful scenery of this historic area, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Walks range from 6 to 19km (4–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–6 hours. Each route is easily accessible from either Bergerac, Lalinde, Sarlat or Souillac (Lot) and has been graded to allow you to choose routes suitable for you.

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each route
  • GPX files available to download
  • Detailed information on accommodation, equipment to take, local plants and wildlife
  • Highlights include medieval towns, châteaux and caves 

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Janette Norton Cicerone author NORTON

By Janette Norton

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France.

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By Alan Norton

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France.

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By Pamela Harris

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