Canoe - Kayak

472 km long, the Dordogne river has its source at the foot of the Puy de Sancy, in the Massif Central, then joins the Garonne at the Gironde estuary. Until the beginning of the 20th century, this river was a river trade route through the Quercy and Périgord, traders transported their goods on board gabares.

This region steeped in history, the dividing line between the Kingdoms of France and England, was marked by the 100 Years War. From this dark period, countless castles, troglodytic houses and other English bastides remain on the banks of the Dordogne. This heritage makes the river an idyllic site for canoeing and kayaking.


Canoes Leisure offers you different routes of free descents from 9 to 25 km from Calviac to Beynac for a magical day or hikes over several days from Beaulieu to Beynac. These descents will surprise you with their multitude of hidden treasures that you will never tire of discovering with each stroke of the paddle.

On site, take advantage of a large car park, a picnic area by the river and free toilets. To complete this pleasant day, a snack bar offers a wide range of drinks and meals, with a breathtaking view of the river.

Our team speaks English and assures you continuous departures between 9am and 5pm every day of the week.

So don't hesitate any longer and come and join us at our canoe base in Vitrac to discover the Dordogne by canoe!