The Dordogne Valley is a mother-lode for athletes thirsty for adventure, holiday-goers in need of some fresh air and children with energy to burn... Enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities in one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world!

Loads of the best locations

It's not just about lazy days by the pool, leisurely strolls around morning markets or the discovery of a 30,000 year old underground abyss in the Dordogne Valley. For years, the region has been a hot spot for adrenaline junkies looking to let off steam in some rather delicious locations. Miles of rugged landscapes run along the winding Dordogne river offering vacationers the chance to perfect their sport or try their hand at a new activity.
The stunningly verdant and voluptuous countryside, dotted with castles, ruined keeps, hamlets and medieval bastides provides limitless opportunities for outdoor sports (and the chance to do a bit of sightseeing at the same time).

Thrills and hills

The Dordogne Valley is a land where rock climbers scale granite gorges, paragliders jump into canyons, mountain bikers pit themselves against twisting hills and kayakers paddle along fast-flowing water with the promise of a visit to a lovely chateau to help them get their breath back.
Number one destination for ramblers, the Dordogne Valley is criss-crossed with thousands of great walks both on and off the beaten track. Stumble across un-mapped prehistoric caves, troglodytes and medieval ruins that are either tucked away in a limestone cliff or nestled into a wooded hillside.

Getting wet

If it's not a walk you're after, then a day drifting down the Dordogne on a canoe, canyoning in the forest's hidden waterfalls or fishing on one of the region's rivers or leisure lakes should be just the ticket.
But if you prefer to stay on dry land, another favourite pastime for vacationers is golf. Whether you live for the game or indulge in a casual tee-off, the Dordogne is the ideal place to practice your swing whilst enjoying the region's stunning scenery.

By and large, wherever you end up in the Dordogne Valley, its varied landscapes make it impossible not to embark on some sort outdoor adventure with the family. So trainers on, it's gonna be one heck of a ride!

@ Malika Turin
Cycling in the Dordogne Valley


Cycling, Cycle Touring and  Mountain biking: Ride through the natural beauty of the Dordogne Valley, discovering amazing castles and villages along the way. All you need to know about biking here…   

@ Malika Turin
Paddle boarding on the Dordogne River

Paddle Boarding

A fun alternative to canoeing : Stand Up paddle boarding is to kayaking what snowboarding is to skiing  


@ D. Viet
Paragliding in the Dordogne Valley


Paragliding - a great way to fly. Enjoy the adrenaline rush and a bird’s eye view of the Dordogne Valley  

Golf in Dordogne Valley


@ Bob D.
I love the Dordogne Valley

Fun with the Kids

If you’re planning a family trip to the Dordogne Valley, there are hundreds of way to enjoy the beautiful weather, do the cultural visits and activities to have lots of Fun with the kids!

@ Dominique Viet
Canoeing down the Dordogne River

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking : Loads of fun and one of the best ways to discover the beauty of the Dordogne Valley!



Walks and Hikes
Walks and Hikes

Walks and Hikes