Walking in the Dordogne – picture perfect and sunny

The river Dordogne seen from pre-historic cliff-face dwellings.

The Dordogne in France is one of those fantastic walking landscapes: perfect and arcadic.


The Dordogne is one of France’s most popular areas for walking. Each year many walkers head to the region to explore it on foot. Do you also consider hiking through in this part of France? Read on to find out what walking in the Dordogne is like …

Also see our page on Dordogne walking holidays.

A picture-perfect landscape

Many people compare the Dordogne to the English Cotswolds; it’s one of those places where the landscape is just perfect and arcadic. Rolling limestone hills, small woodlands, beautiful meandering rivers. Walking here you’ll come across many, many picture-perfect villages. Dotted throughout the landscape are impressive castles that remind of the great historic importance of the area.

Ideal walking weather in Spring and Autumn

The weather in the Dordogne is generally warm and sunny, especially spring and autumn are ideal times of the year for walking here. If you’re thinking of walking in this part of France, you’ll find more info on our page on Dordogne walking holidays. There you’ll find more in depth information about what you can expect from the Dordogne, what you can see there, look at photos from the area and explore an interactive map. And of course there is the overview of local independent walking holiday businesses that offer walking holidays in the Dordogne, both guided and self-guided.

We wish you a fantastic time walking in the Dordogne!

About Anja

Anja loves walking and spending time in nature. Especially in beautiful landscapes where she can also discover lots of wildlife along the paths.
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