Top 3 Easy Hill Walks in the Dordogne

Top 3 Easy Hill Walks in the Dordogne

The Dordogne is not a mountain region, it is mostly hills and valleys.

Here’s our 3 favorite easy walks to boost your heart rate!

Tips and benefits on hill climbing:

1-Montferrand en Périgord

Between Beaumont du Perigord and Belvès, the medieval village de Montferrand du Perigord is famous for its 16th century covered market hall, St Christophe church and it’s 11th c castle.

10km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Trail: Boucle de St Christophe (trail goes around the village)
Type: wood
Distance: 2,8km
Ascent: 163m
Walking Time: 0h46
Walk done on the 26/2/19
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2- Colombier

My personal favorite!
The quiet village of Colombier is situated high in the hills and provides splendid views over the Bergerac vineyards.

23km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Distance: 5,7km
Ascent: 174m
Walking time: 1h30
Type: Vineyard
Walk done on the 27/2/19
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3- Saint Aubin de Nabirat

58km from our rental in Beaumont du Perigord

Trail: Bois de la Croix
Distance: 4,5km
Ascent: 154m
Walking time: 1h20
Walk done on the 22/2/19
Type: Wood
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5 Easy Kid Friendly Woodland Walks To Try Near Bergerac

5 Easy Kid Friendly Woodland Walks To Try Near Bergerac

Here’s our Top 5 forest walks suitable for the whole family!

For these walks, we use the free app (randogps)
More infos and how to download the free app on your android phone:

1- Sainte Foy Des Vignes

5km from Bergerac
Trail: 5,8 km
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2-Bosset and the Forest of the Double

15km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,7km
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3- Cause de Clérans

16km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,4km
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4- Saint Gery

22km from Bergerac
Trail: 3,5km
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5- Beaupouyet Forest

27km from Bergerac
Trail: 4,4km
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4 Family Friendly Sport Activities To Do In Beaumont

4 Family Friendly Sport Activities To Do In Beaumont

Are you a sports enthusiast looking for an active holiday?

Our village, Beaumont du Périgord, has everything for the whole family.

Here’s four family friendly sport activities you can do while enjoying your stay here!

1- Horse riding (Centre Equestre du Pays Beaumontois)

If you are a horse/poney lover, there is no reason why you should not be able to practise your favorite sport even during your holiday.

Right outside our village, 5 mins drive from our rental, you’ll find the “Centre Equestre du Pays Beaumontois”, a Horse and Pony Riding School run by Isabelle and Luc. With their 13 horses and  21 ponies, they offer different activities from 1 hour ride for beginners to day ride or even longer rides out in Pays Beaumontois for more experienced riders.

And on markets days (night market on monday from 6.30pm, tuesday and saturday morning), children will enjoy getting on the back of one of these gracious creatures to go around the village, up the secrets passages and even around  to their secret snack spot for some grass.

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2- Cycling (Lalinde Canal)

Lalinde Canal, built between 1838 and 1843, was designed to improve navigation from the village of Mauzac to Tuilières. The arrival of railway saw the decline of river transport and the canal become obsolete but it is gradually regaining importance and is now especially prized as beautiful place for walking and fishing.

So come along and enjoy watching pike, trout, perch swimming or indeed sunbathing… and discover the beauty of this peaceful place away from the traffic, hustle and bustle free of charge.

More details:
Lalinde Canal, 15mins drive our village.
Distance between Tuilières and Lalinde: 9kms.

You can rent a bike from our reliable partner BikeHire Direct Dordogne and they ‘ll be happy to drop it off at our rental hassle free. 
Contact Cedric and Chloé for a quote:

3- Tennis (Tennis Club du Pays Beaumontois)

Enjoy your tennis?
What better idea than to combine your holiday with your passion for tennis!
You can play your favorite sport in the village at the outdoor tennis court for as little as 7€ per hour.

No reservation needed.

4- Walking around Beaumont

A few walks start from our village:

17 Amazing Family Friendly Walks Near Bergerac Pictures

17 Amazing Family Friendly Walks Near Bergerac Pictures

For more details about these family friendly walks near Bergerac, please read the following article:

Bergerac – Creysse

4 Easy Ways To Beat The Winter Blues In The Dordogne

4 Easy Ways To Beat The Winter Blues In The Dordogne

Are you suffering from the winter blues also called the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ?
Here’s 3 tips for boosting your energy, mood, and outlook on life!

1- Walking:
It’s no secret, walking is good to lift the mood!
In Dordogne, you’ll find lots of easy family friendly walks.
The latest walk we did was in Mescoules, a 4,4km trail (“Boucle De Grand Champ) using the free app randogps.
This hike has everything you want: easy enough for the whole family, lots of open spaces with woods, vineyards, family lands… and if you’re lucky like us, you’ll spot 7 deers running accross the fields!
More details:
Tuto (french) how to download on your android phone & use the free app randogps:
Mescoules hike (4,4km) :

2- Fitness & Fun:
What about exercise that isn’t exercise? If like me you’re not a big fan of fitness…. at all….pop in Pombonne Park in Bergerac and try the brand new fitness trail which features 8 fitness stations (270m long)!
Available for free use all year round … it’s a great way to stay in good shape, try new exercises without having to go to a gym or enjoy fitness challenges between families and friends.
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3- Treating Yourself To A Warm Healthy Hot Drink:
What better way to enjoy winter than cozying up with a nice, hot cup of something delicious and healthy?
A trip to our favorite coffee shop in Monpazier, Café Ecureuil, is garanteed to bring a spring in your step!
They are now launching 3 new hot drinks to keep you warm and healthy: j matcha latte (green: detoxifies and calms the mind) beetroot latte (pink: improves blood flow and lower blood pressure) and tumeric latte (yellow: fights inflammation and protects the heart)!
More details:
Open every day except on friday
Address: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier

4- Plan Your Summer Vacation In Dordogne:
What better way to fight the winter blues than to plan and look forward your next family/friends getaway in Dordogne.
Need help? We’ll be happy to welcome you at L’Ancienne Ecole, our holiday rental in the heart of the historic village of Beaumont du Perigord.

L’Ancienne Ecole look forward to welcoming you!