Local Activities

   
   
   
 Voie Verte Cycle Path, Oradour sur Vayres to Chalus

 “Voie Verte des Hauts de Tardoire” is a cycle path suitable for the whole family that runs a distance of 13 kilometres between Chalus and Oradour sur Vayres with bars and restaurants at either end and picnic spots along the way so you can make a leisurely day of it in the Dordogne sunshine.

Chalus is the home of the Chateau de Chalus, most famous for the death of King Richard the Lionheart who died there from a crossbow wound fired during a siege of the castle in 1199.

For fans of Geocaching, there are currently 9 geocaches to discover on this route!

Kayak on the Tardoire River in Montbron

http://www.tardoireck.fr/

Less than 20 minutes away is ‘ Maison de Canoe’ Kayaking Centre in Montbron. Choose your start and end points along the picturesque river Tardoire taking in hidden Chateau, Prehistoric Grottos, Menhirs and Watermills beautiful hidden as well as numerous wildlife including kingfishers and Koipoo.

This is usually a relatively gentle winding river with Kayak chutes for a bit of added excitement to get you past the gentle waterfalls and with a choice of double or single kayaks they can cater for all the family and all abilities. You will be transported to your chosen start point by minibus, with a choice of routes from 3km-17km and collected at the end of your journey.

Perigord Vert Adventures, Nontron

http://www.perigord-aventures.fr/

Open from 10am-8pm every day of the school holidays this aerial tree climbing activity centre ( similar to Go Ape) works for the whole family. For the daring and not so daring there are 7 different aerial courses with 90 possible routes for children and adults with the grand finale being the zip line across the lake for those who are feeling particularly brave. With 3 bouncy castles and play equipment for the younger ones, a bar / bistro and walks around the lake to enjoy, this is another great action day out!

 

 

 Nontron Chateau - Gallery of Experimental Arts

The Gallery is free to explore with regular special exhibitions and the Chateau gardens are perfect for a picnic on your wander down through the levels to the river. 

   

 

 

Grotte de Villars Caves, Villars

http://grotte-villars.com/

The Grotte de Villars is an impressive cave system less than 45 minutes away with impressive stalactites and stalagmites and small prehistoric drawings.

The caves are open to visitors for guided tours every day from April to the 11th September. As well as the caves there is a small cafe, picnic area, shop and a play area on site making it well worth a day out.

 

 "Circuit du Périgord" karting track , Teyjat

http://www.circuit-karting-perigord.fr/

 

 Golf de la Preze Ecuras

http://www.golfdelapreze.com

Golf International de La Prèze is a really spectacular course, with its beautiful location, its hills, woods and lakes. It offers a main 18 hole champion's course, a unique 18 hole pitch-and-putting competion course, as well as a driving range and two pitch and putting practice greens. Golf de la Prèze is affiliated to the Fédération Française de Golf

Gardens of Marqueyssac

Open all year round, The gardens of Marqueyssac are listed as a National Historical Monument and offer more than 6 kilometers of shaded pathes, edged with 150 000 hand-pruned boxwoods aged over hundred years. The park is an absolute must for gardeners looking for inspiration.

It has been designed in such a way that you get the most incredible views over the entire Dordogne Valley with its chalky cliffs. There are three circuits that lead to the Belvedere, a fabulous balcony that is 192 meters high and 130 meters above the river, which offers one of the finest views in the Dordogne.

 

 

 Kayak / Standup Paddle Boarding on the Dronne River in Brantome

http://www.brantomecanoe.com/