Our canoe routes on the Dordogne river

We propose 4 canoeing routes on the Dordogne river which will make you discover the river Hope,
its castles and its most beautiful villages of France.

Our shuttle will bring you to the start of your canoe trip (Carsac - 25km, Vitrac - 16km, Cénac - 12km, or Castelnaud - 4km),
and you will go down at your own pace to our base.

Choose your canoe trip on the Dordogne

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

Carsac - Beynac

The most beautiful course of the Dordogne with countless beauties

brochure icon 25km time icon 4h30
From €25 for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

Parcours Vitrac - Beynac

The valley of the 5 castles and 4 most beautiful villages of France

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From 19€ for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

Parcours Cénac - Beynac

La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Beynac... What happiness!

brochure icon 12km time icon 2h30
From 17€ for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

Castelnaud - Beynac trail

The little raid! For those in a hurry or for an initiation before the adventure...

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From 11€ for an adult in a canoe

Other services

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

Canoe trip in bivouac

A 2 to 5 day itinerant hike

brochure icon from 48km to 120km time icon from 2 to 5 days

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoeing and kayaking course

The Dordogne in its natural state

On foot, by bike, by canoe ...

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Map of Butterfly canoe routes


  • To be able to swim 25 m and to immerse oneself
  • Wearing a buoyancy aid vest
  • Sailing in the middle of the river
  • Passing off branches and tree trunks


  • Bypassing swimming areas
  • Respecting nature
  • Respect the fishermen
  • Be courteous with riverside residents and river users.



  • Attach your glasses
  • Close tightly the watertight containers
  • Do not take children under 5 years of age on board.



Our services

Ideally located in the heart of the majestic Dordogne Valley, we will provide shuttle buses from 9:00 am to the departure points you have chosen, then you will go down the Dordogne at your own pace to reach our base, where your car will be waiting for you.

On the program! Relaxation, swimming, picnic in complete freedom ...

Adapted equipment

Our canoe base has numerous facilities to guarantee you a privileged moment, 100% natural alongside Dordogne.

Our canoes and kayaks equipped with backrests will guarantee you a very appreciable comfort!

A team at your service for an unforgettable experience...

It is our passion for our land and our profession that has shaped our know-how.
A smile, safety instructions, punctuality and the quality of our equipment are the assets of our personalised welcome.

A free topo guide!

You will be given a free river guide translated into 5 languages. It will help you to better understand our historical richness of the river Esperance, to appreciate the quality of this protected environment, and to give you practical information (picnic areas, shops, toilets...).

The Dordogne valley, UNESCO biosphere

In July 2012, UNESCO classified the Dordogne among the World Network of Biosphere Reserves!

It is in this preserved nature, that our routes will lead you to the feet of proud castles of the Middle Ages and typical villages classified among themost beautiful villages of France.

Practical information

Some information

Our base is located at Pont du Pech between the castles of Castelnaud and Milandes on the CD 53.
Our GPS coordinates: Longitude : 1.125144 | Latitude : 44.833321
You can calculate your itinerary from Google map : Calculate your route

Choose a suitable course: Depending on the composition of your family and the time available, we offer a wide range of courses that will meet all your expectations.

Choosing the right equipment: We have canoes equipped with comfort seats: a wide range of canoes from 2, 3, and 4 seaters, to single or double kayaks.


  • The 4-seater canoe is designed for 2 adults and 2 children (5 - 9 years). Not for 4 adults!
  • kayaking is recommended for children over 10 years old
  • Know how to swim 25 m and immerse yourself.
  • Children from 5 years old (Dordogne prefectural decree).
  • Wearing a closed lifejacket.
  • Wearing closed shoes
  • Dogs are accepted

Book online

It is preferable to book your descent 1 or 2 days before. Our shuttles have capacities which adapt to the recorded reservations.

Provide appropriate clothing

Shorts, T-shirt, closed shoes mandatory, cap, sunglasses, water bottle, sun cream.
On sale at the reception desk: aquashoes, caps.

Eating out

We provide containers where you can carry your picnic. Possibility of restoration on the spot, or to take away, sale of drinks and artisanal ices.


Do not hesitate to contact us, our team will be able to help you to organize your descent. Useful information, weather forecast, advice, ideas for visits...

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