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Review of Canoes Loisirs

Canoes Loisirs
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Vitrac
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Owner description: Canoës Loisirs is a canoe renting base near Sarlat la Canéda in the Périgord. From 9 to 25 km come and enjoy the different routes to discover all the castles ans the beauty of the Dordogne.
Reviewed 13 June 2014

My husband and 12 year old daughter and I loved travelling down the Dordogne River. We were amazed at the views of castles, cliffs and towns as we canoed along. It was easy paddling, as you could float along with the current. Good service with this company... no problems at all.

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canoesloisirs, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon. Tom

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have just returned from a lovely day on the dordogne after hiring a canoe with Loisirs.

We departed @ Vitrac and finished @ Beynac. We left @ 10:30ish and stopped off for an hour arriving at the end @ 14:30. Give yourself lots of time as they under estimate your ability to dawdle! The waterproof tub was big enough for our rucksack of stuff. Take sun cream, sun glasses, hats/scarfs and a towel but not if it's raining!

The company are very well organised and for the price I thought it was good value. We phoned to say that we were running late but that was not a problem and we just had to wait until the next pick up. No problem.

To row gently past the chaos of cars trying to park @ beautiful la roque gageac is priceless.

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canoesloisirs, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

What a fast review ! Glad you enjoyed it. Your right our hourly pick up is good if you are running a bit late or even if you are fast paddlers. Enjoy your stay in Dodorgne. Tom

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had a fantastic afternoon paddling down the Dordogne river. It was off-season, early April, and for the majority of the trip (from Vitrac to Beynac - about 3 hours), we had the whole river to ourselves. Apparently it gets extremely busy in peak times, so we considered ourselves lucky to be able to enjoy it in such peaceful conditions. Most of the paddling is made easier by the current, although it isn't very strong in some sections and requires a fair amount of work, so make sure you are ready for that. Most of the time it is possible just to sit in the canoe and float downstream, taking in the view and enjoying the sun. Don't worry about falling out as the canoe was very stable, and we were given a waterproof container to seal all our belongings inside just in case.

The scenery is just breathtaking. The cliffs are spectacular, especially those with towns built into the sides of them, and there are plenty of chateaux and other buildings to see as well. We got out a couple of times just to enjoy the sun (we had a beautiful, warm day). It was one of the most enjoyable afternoons of our whole two weeks in France. Definitely worth doing if you are in the Dordogne region!

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canoesloisirs, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the river nearly on your own. This does not happen so often. We hope you had a great stay in France.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We went in mid-April and the weather was incredible (we were so lucky)! This was on my MUST DO list and I'm so glad we went.

We canoed from Vitrac to Beynac (perfect distance). The scenery is beautiful. It was so relaxing to just sit there and listen to the birds and watch the 5 castles slowly pass by. It was a totally different view of the valley and villages than we had from the car - and SO much better. And since it was early in the season, we pretty much had the whole river to ourselves (I think we saw 5 other canoes the whole afternoon. I don't think I'd like it as much if the river were crowded). We stopped once to walk around and stretch our legs. It took us about 3 hours, but we could have easily made a full day out of it.

Having never canoed before, I was a little hesitate, but for no reason. The river flows very slowly (just enough to keep you going forward). Bring some water and some snacks.

The canoes were good, the guy was nice, the pickup was quick. The last stop is well marked. If I ever return, I would definitely do another trip on the river(s) here.

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canoesloisirs, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thanks for your review. You are right paddling the Dordogne off season as something special. The river is nice and quiet at this time of the year. Tom

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

An easy gentle river, great cliffs, villages perched on the rocks above the river, stop where you want, drift or paddle.
We had a great day, well worth the drive.

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