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Great itinerary : Dordogne, from villages to dams

Rando La Dordogne de villages en barrages

On 11th July 2012, U.N.E.S.C.O registered the Dordogne Basin as a World Biosphere Reserve. A UNESCO label for the Dordogne valley, France’s largest World Biosphere Reserve : 24.000 square kilometres. There are 621 Biosphere Reserves throughout the world.

From Bort-les-Orgues to Argentat, this Correzian itinerary for ramblers, mountain-bikers and trail-runners is 150 kilometres long and has a 4.800 metre positive slope, with exceptional and breathtaking landscapes overlooking the river Dordogne. Trail guide available. All trails are marked both ways.

Adventurous gabare-barge captains used to ride down the once turbulent and untamed Dordogne. Nowadays, it is a peaceful river, with 5 great dams. Its wild gorges offer visitors a spectacular scenery. Prepare to be enchanted and amazed at the area’s natural and built heritage.

www.dordogne-villages-barrages.fr (External link)