Canoeing on river Dordogne
Going down river Dordogne in a canoe is certainly a great pleasure you will definitely want to indulge when it is hot: as soon as you will have enjoyed gliding on the fresh surface of water as the sun warms or maybe burns your skin, you will ask for more—and so will your children!
No need to be a paddling champion to fully enjoy the ride, though: take your time and the opportunity to discover villages and nature from a new viewing angle. Everything will look so different from the river, yet the same!
There are lots of start points scattered along river Dordogne, yet the closest base to Milhac certainly is situated in Groléjac, on the way to Sarlat, just after the bridge on your right (that’s about 5 kilometers away, not more).
You will be given several choices according to the time you want to spend on water—or in it! The longer ride you select, the farther a van will pick you up to bring you back to your starting point: starting from Groléjac, you will need about two hours to reach Vitrac; if you are in for more sweating and swimming, you can ask to be fetched in La Roque-Gageac, or even Beynac.
Two kinds of boats are available too: either the canoe, that you steer with a single paddle and where two adults and two kids can sit in; or, for experienced speed lovers, the kayak that you manoeuvre with a double paddle.