Travel suggested route by train from St. Pancras International to Brive via Paris, or flight to Bergerac - not included in the price. Transport minibus, canoe, bike and on foot.
7 nights camping. We use two well-equipped campsites, one in Les Eyzies and the other at Beynac. Both are in attractive riverside settings, and the campsite at Beynac is overlooked by a spectacular cliff-top chateau. Our roomy, family-size tents have two separate sleeping compartments and a lounge area. Exclusive for the group is a shared eating area with unlimited tea and coffee.
Both campsites have swimming pools, and there are opportunities to swim in the river.
All breakfasts and 4 lunches included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.
No previous experience is required as the unsinkable canoes are easy to paddle, although a general level of fitness is recommended. Life vests are provided however we do also insist that you can swim.
Before the first day's trip a full briefing will be given on how to paddle the canoes. There will also be some gentle walking/cycling throughout the trip to explore villages and surrounding area. Please note that all of the activities can be opted out of. The minimum age of clients on this trip is 5 years old.
For canoeing there is a plentiful supply of life jackets designed for children and come with tightening straps for better fitting.
For cycling, so we are able to enjoy routes for children of different ages, we don't use child specific bikes but adult bikes which are available in child sizes. These are of a better quality than child specific models. For younger children less confident at cycling alternatives are drag along bikes attached to the back of an adult bike or a tandem.
Normal group size and age
Normally 10 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 5.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Water Based Trips: These holidays can feature any or all of the following; canoeing, rafting, kayaking, canyoning. It is advisable that all members of your party are able to swim.
All Exodus trips are active but some may have different activities scheduled every day. Activities we offer include kayaking in Slovakia, trekking in the Drakensberg, cycling in the Tuscan countryside or canoeing along the Zambezi River.