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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 October 31, 2012

It was the first time for my family and myself to make such a trip, and it was our most exciting experience in the Dordogne. The water level in the river is very low and it's also very quiet so the risk of getting the boat turned over is very small. We made the trip during in August, the cool and clean water were very refreshing and made it ideal for the hot weather. It was also a good exercise for the team spirit of the family. Don't be surprised if you feel like you're in heaven once you stop for a cool drink and a sandwich in one of the snack bars along the river.

But it was so hot on the bus taking us back to the start point. Didn't they hear of air-condition ?

Important things to take into consideration:

1. Make sure you have the exact coordinates (Available on Canoes Loisirs' web site) and program them in your GPS device, otherwise it might be quite difficult to find them.
2. Take some money with you for drinks and refreshment in the snack bars along the way.
3. Be there as early as possible in the morning, which will allow you more time to make stops and visit the ancient towns along the way such as Domme, and also take the longer path.

Date of experience: August 2012
9  Thank Fish_in_Paris
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The trip down the Dordogne was fine. We coasted down 16 km of river and had a most enjoyable time. The problem was that we had to wait over an hour to be picked up - half an hour later than promised as a worst case scenario. When we were finally picked up the van driver drove recklessly while talking on his cell phone. My wife was quite terrified. Another couple were with us and had the same experience.
A few days before we had done another trip with a company called Carnac Canoe which was a very good experience.

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank jongage
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Commentators speak excellent English and answered all questions. Learnt far more than I did from the guide book

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Sally L
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

October 3 - canoed from Calviac to Vitrac and saw not a souL. Just heron, kingfisher, ducks... So peaceful and great service from the company.

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank Linsensuppe
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

The weather was gloriously hot and there was no where better to be than on the river. 10 miles of seeing the Dordogne as we've never seen it before and this time we managed to keep the canoe the right way up.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank BlueMarlinstravellog
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