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The tour participants paddle relaxed in the river and enjoy the breathtaking view during the 26km Canoe Rental on the Vézère along the 3 Castles together with the guides of Canoës Vallée Vézère.



26km Kayak & Canoe Hire on the Vézère along the 3 Castles

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Full description
Minimum age
10 years
English, French
Les Eyzies
Meeting place
Les Eyzies

We meet at our base (1-3 Prom. de la Vézère, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil).

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

  Important for Families

Please place 2 separate bookings (1x adults, 1x kids).


The longest canoe descent on the Vézère, of 26km, invites you to go back in time through its rich historical heritage. While paddling, you will discover the most beautiful castles of the valley standing above the river before crossing Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, elected Most Beautiful Village in France, and let yourself be carried along the high cliffs sheltering the ancient troglodytic habitats dating back to Prehistory. Don't forget to bring your lunch to picnic on one of the sandbanks of the wildest river of the Dordogne and even your swimsuit for a refreshing break along the way. An unforgettable day awaits you!

Tour programme
- Preparation:
We meet you at our base 30 min before the booked time. A large shaded car park awaits you there. Our team will welcome you, give you the equipment before boarding the shuttle that will take you to the departure point. No worries for beginners, a briefing on paddle handling and the route is done before departure.
- Tour:
Comfortably seated in your canoe with backrest, the descent can begin. You will paddle for about 5 hours and start by discovering the castles of the valley: Losse, Belcayre and Clérans. Then you will cross Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, a picturesque medieval village in the Périgord Noir and, as you paddle along the meanders of the Vézère, you will discover the troglodytic sites of La Roque Saint-Christophe and La Madeleine, the strange Maison Forte de Reignac built directly in the rock, the castle of Marzac or the impressive cliffs of the 7 brothers. You can also stop along the river for a break in the shade or a swim.
- Return:
You have no time limit for the descent. At the end of the descent, you will arrive at our base where you will find your vehicle. You can also enjoy our waterside snack bar or our brasserie on site.

Tour facts
- River: Vézère
- Description: A wild river, the Vézère has its source in the Millevaches plateau. In the heart of the Black Perigord, it crosses places full of history, between troglodytic habitats dating from Prehistory and medieval castles.
- Distance: 26km
- Total duration: From 5 hrs to a full day
- Time on the river: 5hrs
- Number of people per canoe: up to 4 (2 adults and 2 children from 5 to 12)

Included Services
- Canoe or kayak, paddles, life jacket
- Transfer to the starting point
- Car park at the base
- Waterproof container
- Animals allowed

Bring along
- Swimwear
- Second pair of trainers (which may get wet)
- Towel
- Glasses strap

- Minimum age: 10 years old
- Minimum age to participate alone: 13 years old
- Physical health
- Swimming ability

Recommendations for 26km Kayak & Canoe Hire on the Vézère along the 3 Castles

LindaAugust 27, 2021verified1 day (5 hours/day)

Very nice hike on the water

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FransAugust 27, 2021verified1 day (5 hours/day)

Magnificent circuit, organization in the hair! Impeccable material, I highly recommend.

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NathalieAugust 19, 2020verified1 day (3 hours/day)

The organization is fine-tuned: the friendly staff, the pleasant starting point in a shaded car park; the 26 km course is made for enduring and athletic people (I do not recommend with children who will end up getting bored) ... We took between 6 and 7 hours to complete the course with just a picnic stop in Saint Léon (possibility to eat in an inn) and a quick splash in the afternoon. So it's sporty because to be on time it doesn't make you stop and row too much!

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