Outdoor activities at campsite Le Grand Dague
Explore the surrounding area on horseback
Sitting on the back of a horse is like heaven on earth, according to horse lovers. And we can imagine why. It's a very relaxed way to explore the area: the horse walks and climbs, while you sit back and enjoy the beauty all around you. Several trips in the area are organised from the camping. Ponies are available for smaller children.
Horse riding: Several horse riding tours are organised in the surrounding area. Smaller children have the option to ride a pony. Prices: € 18,- up to 8 years old, € 20,- 8 years or older. Period: all season
At the Appel de la Foret in Thenon (a short half hour drive from the camping) you can walk high above the trees. There are ten trails with different challenges that vary from climbing to swinging on vines. Before moving onto higher trails, you can practise on the beginners' trail and from there go a little bit higher each time. If you're 14 years or older, then your can hover over the treetops without being escorted.
High ropes tree trail: Climb up the trees on this exciting trail. You must be at least 100cm tall to do this trail. Prices: € 18,- for adults, € 14,- for children ( between 120 and 140cm tall), € 10,- for children (between 100 and 120cm tall). Period: all season
Canoe and kayak trips
The number one activity in the Dordogne is, of course, canoeing. 'On the road' all day and making a stop here and then for a picnic or a cooling swim. During your trip though the valley of the Vézère you will come across forts and caves hidden in the stunning countryside. Thanks to the calm rivers, these trips are suited to all ages so it's a great activity for the whole family (teenagers will naturally want their own canoe).
Sail in a Gabare
A authentic trip on board a Gabare! Gabares were wooden ships that transported cargo down the river to Bordeaux in olden days. In July and August there are daily departures from Beynac. A trip in a Gabare replica is definitely worth the effort. You can buy tickets at the quay or at the Tourist Office.
It's always exciting to visit a cave. Deep under the ground (where it's cold so bring a jumper or jacket) you will discover a complete new world. Stalactite caves and crystal cathedrals of are the norm but in some caves, like La Roque St-Christophe, you walk through the habitat of your ancestors. Most caves are accessible on foot but at some part of the tour is by boat or train.
Prehistory of France
Future archaeologists will have a blast in the Dordogne with its 147 prehistoric sites. In fact 15 of these locations are actually on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Rather see everything in one place? Then head for the highly recommended Musée National de Préhistoire. Here you'll find France's largest collection of excavations from the Palaeolithic. Lascaux II in Montignac is also a top site in the Dordogne. This a a faithful replica of the famous prehistoric cave that is located just 200m away.
Price: € 18,- per person (2 hours, 8 years and older). Period: all season
All activities can be booked at the campsite reception throughout the season.