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Eyzies de Tayac (Les), St Avit Sénieur
Unaccompanied hiking trip: Bastide towns, Prehistory and Castles - DPRPJ721
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HIKING AT LEISURE
BASTIDES - PREHISTORY AND CASTLES
(Hiking trip for independent travellers)
7 days/6 nights

DESCRIPTION
If you love secret, long-lost paths and striding out in total freedom in the peace and quiet of the countryside, then this hiking trip has plenty of pleasant surprises in store for you.
The routes on this walking trip are dotted with Bastide towns, castles, museums, and caves with prehistoric remains and stunning crystalized formations.

7 days/6 nights, departures on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Day 1: Welcome and installation at St Avit Senieur late afternoon.
At 18h on-site Presentation of the region, the walks, distribution of travel guide and maps by a guide of the association ⤽Au Fil du Temps⤝.
Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel in St Avit Senieur.

Day 2: "The Couze valley"
Paths through glades and forests, visit the Bastide town of Beaumont and its fortified church, the chateau Bannes and the fortified church of St Avit Senieur. Approx 18 kilometers.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in St Avit Senieur.

Day 3: "On the way to Saint Jacques: between villages and abbeys"
Forest paths lead to Cadouin Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its church, village and the remarkable little country house of Moliere. About 22 kilometers.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in St Avit Senieur.

Day 4: ⤽The Dordogne, A river of men"
Transfer to the village of La Roque Gageac
Towpaths, then join the chateau de Castelnaud and the chateau de Milandes, famous for having belonged to Josephine Baker. About 20 kilometers.
Dinner and overnight stay in a ** hotel restaurant at Roque Gageac.

Day 5: "The course of the Dordogne"
A hike between cliff and river to the village of Beynac, then you will reach the Roque Gageac, medieval listed village and exotic gardens. Opportunity to go on a barge ride. About 17 kilometers.
Dinner and overnight stay in a ** hotel restaurant at Roque Gageac.

Day 6: "In search of our origins"
Transfer to the village of Les Eyzies.
Hiking with wild kites, buzzards and herons to the troglodyte village of La Madeleine, eponymous site of the famous prehistoric Magdalenian period.
Possible option: return by canoe on the Vezere to Les Eyzies.
About 13 kilometers on foot and 8 kilometers canoe. 20 kilometers if on foot.
Dinner and overnight stay in a **Hotel-Restaurant in Les Eyzies.

Day 7: "It was once the cradle of prehistory "
A hike around the village of Les Eyzies, the world capital of prehistory. Visit the Mouthe cave and cliffs. In the afternoon there is the possibility of visits to prehistoric sites and the National Museum of Prehistory, or Abri Pataud. About 10 kilometers.
End of stay in Les Eyzies late afternoon.

INFORMATION:
Level: moderate effort, fairly flat, about 18-20 km of walking per day.
Accommodation:
Hotel rooms for 2 people, private bathrooms, tables d'hote at St Avit Senieur,
In ** hotel in the village of La Roque Gageac,
In ** hotel in a small street in the village of Les Eyzies.
Subject to availability at time of booking, we reserve the right to book with another equivalent accommodation where possible.
Catering: Ability to gather local produce at some meals, they will be prepared by the chef.
For lunch, we invite you reserve the option of a PICNIC to be prepared at the hotel. You will not always pass shops on the walks.
Permanent Mediation Centre Heritage guides historians, geographers, art historians, nature guides, Perigord specialists. The guidebook that you will receive with the map, includes a drawing, pathways and elements to discover the natural and cultural heritage.
Envisage: equipment for walking, for picnic (cup, Airtight box, cutlery, bottle), a raincoat (in case!), A small bag/backpack for the picnic, a gourd and a swimsuit (for swimming in the river).
Portage: Only for the day and picnic.
Rendezvous: St Avit Senieur (Between Bush and Beaumont).
Transfers during the stay: two transfers are required with your vehicle and luggage J4 and J6 (about 30 kilometers each time).
Thus you have your car at your disposal during your stay.
If you arrive by train, we will transfer your luggage.
End of stay: Les Eyzies (railway station). Possibility of transfer to Saint Avit Senieur.
Possibility of an extra night payable locally. Contact us.
Number of participants: minimum 2 people.


The price includes:
Accommodation and half board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day (beverages, taxes not included).
The welcome by a local guide, and delivery of travel guide (maps, booklets, and information about the region and discovery websites) .
Membership of the association, 5 Euros.
Single room supplement 145 euros.

It does not include:
Picnics (option 65 euros on booking/person)
Transfers during your stay (option on booking/ 55 euros/person).
Visits to other sites and monuments (allow about 30 euros/person).
Canoe option (30 euros/canoe).
Personal expenses.
Beverages
Rate valid from 2 people
Departures on Saturday or Wednesday.
Many events take place in Perigord all during the spring and summer
Note: Access restrictions, the unexpected closure of some public and private sites, change the program. The order and the list of visits are given for guidance.

INFORMATION - BOOKING
Looisirs-Accueil - Dordogne-Perigord
25 Rue Wilson- PO Box 2063
24002 Perigueux Cedex
Tel: 05.53.35.50.04 Fax: 05.53.35.50.41
E Mail: sejours@tourismeperigord.com
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