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Perigord Aventure & Loisirs
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Owner description: Rental canoe on the Dordogne River in Perigord, between Vitrac and Beynac.
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The explanations on paddling for novices was clear; the canoe easy to manage, the river was a dream to transverse. Even the tiny rapids were not a problem. The villages on the river banks a dream to visit. All in all an entirely fantastic day.

Thank Laraine C
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

A brilliant way to spend the day in Dordogne. The company was great in providing gear, helping us get in. Plus unlike the other companies it has a pull-out agreement with Beynac, so you can visit that stunning jewel of a castle when you are done. The scenery is fantastic with lots of places to pull out and swim, or lunch. Plus you can make stops at several bastilles (fortified towns) along the way. The river is mellow - moves enough so you don't have to paddle too much.

Thank kidb
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

We tried this company as our second canoeing trip on the Dordogne, the first being two years ago. It is easy to get confused by all the different companies doing canoe trips in the area. We liked this one because they had a midday trip from Carsac to Beynac. You arrive and park in the shady carpark and then go and pay for your trip and get the equipment. There were four of us and because it is a long canoe 22km we hired two of the barrels to take our stuff in, including our picnic lunch and copious amounts of water as it was 34 degrees.
The booking and equipment was fine. The bus journey to Carsac was a little disorganised, we were told to wait and some one would call us. The family next to us were told to get on a bus that arrived, we were left waiting. I went and asked the female driver in one of the buses and she looked surprised and then realised a mistake had been made and our canoes etc should have been loaded on this bus. It was quickly sorted out but i did wonder what would have happened had we not gone and spoken to the driver. We also ended up being split up as a family. There is quite a presumption that you know what the form is. It is mostly students on summer jobs who staff the site with a couple of french staff who know what is going on. English is spoken should you need.
Anyhow, the rest of the day went off smoothly and was great fun. We came back here because it is such a great location for a family canoe. No difficulty involved, beautiful scenery, lots of great places to stop and eat a picnic.
On reflection we should have done Vitrac to Beynac as it was a bit too long, our teenagers were seriosuly flagging by the last hour or so and it was very hot sun. We ended up towing the cayaks they were in! Bus back not a problem. All in all a great day.

Thank laplandbound
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed in Sarlat and drove to Vitrac to start our canoe adventure. The site was very easy to find. We checked in, got our canoe and were on our way.
The river is very calm and the we paddled leisurely enjoying the scenery. There were many opportunities to pull over and swim or stop in s town to site see, have s drink, etc.
Once we reached Beynac, we signed up for a time to catch the bus to back to Vitrac then went and explored Beynac.
We had a fantastic time and I would recommend an afternoon canoe trip to anyone visiting the Dordogne area.

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

The minibus came to pick us up from the campsite we were staying at in Beynac, which was ideal.
We decided to kayak for 22km, and were so glad we did. There was so much to see, and it wasn't such hard work as the river did some of the work. It's really easy to land at a secluded spot and have a picnic. For a small fee of 2 euros you can hire a tub to put your belongings in, including lunch! We also stopped for a beer at Castlenaud!
We really, really enjoyed the peaceful tranquility of the river and would definitely recommend doing this.

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