You will be walking at first along a bike path, then down small country roads, dirt trails and forest tracks.
After a delicious breakfast in your delightful accommodation, a transfer (20 mins) brings you to Carsac and the beginning of today’s tranquil walk. Begin by heading out of Carsac on a bike trail and cross over the Dordogne River into the charming countryside, past farms and apple orchards.
This region is famous for its walnut production (in medieval times walnuts were so valuable they were often used as a form of currency!) and evidence of this present all around you with a multitude of walnut orchards.
Arrive in the pretty fortified small town of Domme with its amazing position overlooking a wide sweep of the Dordogne Valley.
A sturdy pair of walking trainers are adequate for this route
There are really no shops or cafes en route, but once you arrive in Domme, there are many services, a tourist office, shops, cafes, and restaurants, plus a market on Saturdays and Wednesday morning.
If you cannot walk today it will be possible to catch a ride to Domme with your luggage provider. However he will need to know in advance and there may be a cost involved.
Points of Interest
The mighty Dordogne River which you will cross today and its watershed was designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on July 2012. The upper valley of the Dordogne is a series of deep gorges whereas the area of the Périgord which you will be walking through, the valley widens further to encompass one of France's main gastronomic regions, with vineyards, poultry farms and truffle-rich woodlands.
The bastide village of Domme, which dominated the surrounding landscape. It is a joy to be able to walk all the way into it.
Walk past many walnut orchards, which this area is famous for. If you have never seen Walnuts growing in trees before, look for clusters of green balls the size of a small tennis ball. A number of the farm out buildings will be used as drying houses. Crushed walnuts are fantastic when used to make a walnut and coffee cake.