- In the heart of the Pays des Bastides
- Between the Dordogne and Lot valleys
- Cycling groups welcome
CAMPING LA BASTIDE
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The Dordogne is not famous for being a land of long-distance hiking, and yet... The forests, hills, rivers, ponds and plains create a wide variety of landscapes. The castles, caves, chasms, gardens, fortified towns and villages also offer magnificent panoramas. Observing the local fauna and flora is also one of the pleasures of hiking.
Leave well equipped
Walking means limiting noise, pollution and slowing down the rhythm, yours and that of time. So take good walking shoes, possibly poles, and above all equipment against rain and sun. Venture on the hiking trails, trails, in the forests, along the Dordogne and the Vézère! Hiking is the promise of holidays rich in surprises and encounters.
Greenway from Sarlat to Cazoulès
The greenway from Sarlat to Cazoulès offers about twenty kilometers of bucolic walks on an old railway line. As a paved course open to walkers as well as scooters and bicycles, the greenway is perfectly suited to family cycling. You will also be surprised by the richness of the fauna and flora. You will surely encounter herons, swans, ducks and geese. Take the time to take a break to observe the potholes of the Giants on the Chemin de la Borderie. These rocks formed by the whirlwinds of water and pebbles, are real natural curiosities.
The Dordogne by bike
Would you like to explore the region further by bike? Get inspired by Map of the Dordogne castles by bike to plan your outings with family or friends. Simple or sporty circuits, you will find all the information you need to prepare your bike rides in Perigord Noir. You will know all the greenways, cycle routes and circuits classified by level of difficulty. For the more athletic, circuits of more than 50 km are also marked out! So everyone on the bike!
The location of Villefranche-du-Périgord, on the border of the Dordogne, the Lot and the Lot-et-Garonne, will project you into the center of one of the richest tourist sectors. Castles, villages and caves await you there.
Discover the charter Heritage Discovery.
Among the picturesque villages, Villefranche-du-Périgord, Goujounac, Monpazier and its craftsmen, Belvès and its troglodyte houses, Prayssac and its circular construction or Puy l'Evêque and its breathtaking viewpoints over the Lot valley are absolutely discover. Towns steeped in history such as Sarlat, Bergerac, Périgueux, Cahors, Villeneuve-sur-Lot or Agen are all about an hour from the Camping the Bastide.
For those passionate about artisanal or industrial heritage, visit the chestnut mill at the Domaine de Rapatel, in Villefranche-du-Périgord. Also discover the secrets of the production of walnut oil and prunes. Then go to the Belvès spinning mill, the Couze paper mill. Then place in the manufacture of tiling, tomettes and ceramics of Condat.
- The Gouffre de Padirac
It is the most famous and the oldest cave equipped for tourist visits.
- Chasms of Maxange and Proumeyssac
- Bonaguil Castle
This castle saw Laurence of Arabia pass before his departure for the Middle East.
- Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and its collection of arms and armor
- Lascaux caves
- Château des Milandes with its collections of Joséphine Bakerndu the cause of orphaned children.