Our canoe routes on the Dordogne river

We offer 4 canoeing routes on the Dordogne River, allowing you to discover the river Espérance,
its castles and France's most beautiful villages.

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

Choose your canoe trip on the Dordogne river

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoe and kayak course

Carsac - Beynac route

The Dordogne's most beautiful and scenic route

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From €25 for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoe and kayak course

Vitrac - Beynac route

The valley of 5 castles and 4 of France's most beautiful villages

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From €19 for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoe and kayak course

Cénac - Beynac route

La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Beynac... What a treat!

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From €17 for an adult in a canoe

CARSAC - BEYNAC canoe and kayak course

Castelnaud - Beynac route

The little descent! 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 canoe and kayak course

Bivouac canoe trip

A 2 to 5-day itinerant tour

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CARSAC - BEYNAC canoe and kayak course

Nature's version of the Dordogne

On foot, by bike, by canoe ...

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Butterfly canoe course map


  • Be able to swim 25 m and immerse in water
  • Wear a buoyancy aid
  • Sailing in the middle of the river
  • Pass off branches and tree trunks


  • Bypassing bathing areas
  • Respecting nature
  • Respecting fishermen
  • Be courteous to riverside residents and river users



  • Fastening your glasses
  • Close watertight containers securely
  • No children under 5 on board



Our services

Ideally located in the heart of the majestic Dordogne Valley, we will provide shuttle buses from 9:00 a.m. to the departure points of your choice, and then you will travel down the Dordogne at your own pace to our base, where your car will be waiting for you.

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

The right equipment

Our canoe base has numerous features to guarantee you a special moment, 100% nature along Dordogne.

Our canoes and kayaks are equipped with backrests for maximum comfort!

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

Our passion for the land and our profession have shaped our expertise.
Smiles, safety instructions, punctuality and the quality of our equipment are the hallmarks of our personalized welcome.

A free topo guide!

You will receive a free river guide translated into 5 languages. It will help you to understand the historical riches of the Rivière Esperance, appreciate the quality of this protected environment, and provide practical information (picnic areas, shops, toilets...).

The Dordogne Valley, a UNESCO biosphere

In July 2012, UNESCO classified the Dordogne in the world network of biosphere reserves!

It's in this unspoilt countryside that our routes will take you to the foot of proud medieval castles and typical villages classified as among themost beautiful in France...

Practical information

Some information

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

Choosing the right itinerary: Depending on the composition of your family and the time available, we offer a wide range of itineraries to meet all your needs.

Choosing the right equipment: We have canoe kayaks fitted with comfort seats, ranging from 2, 3 and 4-seater canoes 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 aged 10 and over
  • Know how to swim 25 m and immerse.
  • Children aged 5 and over (Dordogne prefectural decree).
  • Wear a closed lifejacket.
  • Wearing closed shoes
  • Dogs are allowed

Book online

It's best to book your descent 1 or 2 days in advance. Our shuttles have capacities that can be adapted to bookings.

Dress appropriately

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

Eating out

We provide containers in which to transport your picnic. Catering available on site, or to take away, as well as drinks and ice cream.


Don't hesitate to contact us, our team can help you organize your descent. Useful information, weather forecasts, advice, tour ideas...

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