Savour the harmoniously balanced environment between man and nature in picturesque villages, attractive scenery and delicious local products. The Park has so much to see and do for people of all ages, from chateaux and natural attractions to Assiette de Pays® (local food) and drink, so don’t hesitate to go off in search of the treasures of Périgord and the warm welcome that awaits you !
Walking : the Park has a network of over 2,000km of designated footpaths and organises free, themed walks, guided walks and hikes throughout the year. In addition, the GR4, GR48, GR436 hiking paths, the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela all run through the Park.
Mountain biking : a nationally-approved mountain bike centre at the heart of the park offers mountain bike hire and outings accompanied by a qualified monitor.
Traffic-free ‘greenway’ (voie verte) : a 17km stretch of the old 19th century railway line between Thiviers and Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière has been converted into a traffic-free path for walkers and cyclists. Allow 1 hour to cover the whole route by mountain bike and 3 hours on foot.
Walks and treks with donkeys : the donkey and pony centre at Chalais offers walks with donkeys with saddles or pack saddles (2 hours, 1 day or several days with pre-arranged stopovers). Activities for children, farm visits. At Abjat sur Bandiat, donkey hire with pack saddles.