Around and About
The many hiking trails around Beynac, Vézac and along the Dordogne are a fantastic way to discover the areas around the campsite. The routes are easily accessible for most people and are of varying distances. Walking cards with maps and directions are available at the campsite reception.
Via Ferrata (Cliff Scaling)
Situated just 1.5km from the campsite, the Via Ferrata at the Marqueyssac Gardens guarantees adrenaline-filled fun with amazing views! The Via Ferrata is a 200m long tightrope on the side of the garden’s famous cliffs. Equipped with full safety equipment, you can scale the side of the cliff at your leisure whilst taking in the breathtaking views over the Dordogne Valley and its villages. More info…
The campsite is a perfect starting point for those interested in both road and off-road cycling. 3km from the campsite, in Castelnaud, you will find a cycle path (known as a ‘voie verte’ in French because of their green colour) through the Céou Valley as well as off-road paths.
Castelnaud à L’Abbaye (25km)
From Castelnaud in the Dordogne Valley follow the cycle path down the narrow Céou Valley. This route combines cycle paths and small roads and leads 25km to ‘L’Abbaye Nouvelle’ in the neighbouring ‘Lot’ region. With clear, fresh waters, the small Céou River offers perfect areas for picnicking, bathing and relaxing.
Sarlat à Souillac (29km)
Following the railway track, the route between Sarlat and Souillac is the longest of the region’s cycle paths, complete with a lit 400m long railway tunnel. From Sarlat, the bustling touristic centre of the ‘Périgord Noir’, follow the Dordogne Valley to Cazoulès, the gateway to the ‘Lot’ region.
You can also rent both road and off-road bikes from Bike-bus, based in Castelnaud. The company also offers a delivery service to the campsite.
Whether you’re with friends, family or in a couple, the Dordogne Valley is best seen from the water! From your canoe you will take a journey through history with views of the region’s many castles, medieval villages and grottos. Canoeing trips are organised by ‘Canoë Détente’ and offer boat and equipment hire aswell as a bus service every day from the campsite to the start point. More info…
Don’t fancy canoeing? Why not take a trip down the Dordogne River on traditional tour boats? The boarding point for these ‘Gabarres’ is a short walk away from the campsite in the former point of Beynac.
In the high season, the animation team organises weekly paintballing trips to ‘Perigord Paintball’ in La Roque Gageac. More info…
Stand up paddle
Inspired by both surfing and canoeing, this new sport is great fun for the whole family! Weekly trips are organised by the animation team in high season. More info…