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INFORMATION

  • Be able to swim 25m (really important) and  be able to immerse yourself ;
  • Wear the life jacket provided by the rentor ;
  • Respect the river’s rules ;
  • Wear a closed pair of shoes ;
  • Sail in the middle of the river ;
  • Bypass the fishers ;
  • Bypass bathing areas ;
  • Do not approach big barges ;
  • Respect the nature and the residents ;
  • Take a cap, sunscreen and water to hydrat yourself.

WARNING

Be sure the can is good closed to keep it tight. The waterproofing of the cans is not guaranteed, avoid carrying water-borne stuff.

 

ORGANIZE YOURSELF BEFORE DEPARTURE

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE ?

  • Something to drink (minimum 1.5 L of water per person) and a picnic ;
  • Plastic shoes or old runners, tight laces: avoid all kinds of not closed shoes (taps, flip-flops...) ;
  • Swimsuit, shorts, tee-shirt, a spare outfit ;
  • Take care to attach your glasses/sun glasses ;
  • A lot of sun protection, of all kinds (suncream, a cap etc...) ;
  • Garbage bag for your wastes, which you can leave at your arrival.

WHAT I HAVE TO TAKE WITH ME !

Only For Several Day Trips

Equipment :

  • The tent, the pegs and some tent sardines
  • A hammer for the tent (otherwise there will be the big rollers of the Dordogne!)
  • Sleeping pads
  • A flashlight
  • A cooler
  • Matches and lighters
  • A shovel and a bucket
  • Trash bags

Cooking Tools

  • Pots
  • Dishes
  • Can opener, a corkscrew, a bottle opener or a Swiss army knife.

Your personnal effects

  • Shoes that maintain your feet
  • Toilet case
  • Bath towels and a toilet glove
  • A small pharmacy
  • Sunscreen and hat (very important!)
  • Some games or books to relax you during leisure times.

WHAT DO WE DEMAND TO PRACTICE THE CANOE-KAYAK ?

Being able to swim on 25 meters, to submerge yourself and to wear your life jacket.

 

Is the Dordogne an « easy » river ?

The Dordogne river is listed in 1st category on all the lower part, only from Argentat to Beaulieu some parts are listed to the 2nd category.

 

Is it better to have already tried the canoe-kayak to try it on the Dordogne river ?

Not necessarily. If you never practiced, ask for a little initiation before the beginning of your trip.

 

Can we bring children on the canoes ?

The golden rule is to know how to swim. We have different rules according to the different currents and water levels. Between July and August, when the water is lower and the river does not present any « trap », we are more likely to let go the children aged of minimum 5. No baby on board.

 

Can we bring children for a hike ?

With teenagers, it is a unforgettable experience, please try to rent them an adapted boat and everybody will be happy !

 

Can we go for canoe-kayak trip on several days without booking accomodations ?

Even during the high season, campings alonside the Dordogne will always welcome canoe renters. If you wish to stay in a hotel, please book your room in advance.

 

What kind of clothes should we wear ?

According to the weather forecast, you should adapt your clothes.

- Please do not forget that you will be travelling on the water and that you can get wet.
- Bring some clothes in which you will feel comfortable.
- In case of great sun, please protect your skin with a sun cream, a pair of sunglasses, hats, hats or caps.
- Do not forget to bring water (bottles to sell on our bases).
- Be careful with the cold water shock, get your neck wet regularly.

Leave your car at the arrival point is easier for you.

You must wear closed shoes that you can easily submerge. Flip-flops forbidden.

 

ONLINE RESERVATION

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