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“A great day out on the river”
Review of Canoe Roquegeoffre

Canoe Roquegeoffre
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Owner description: canoe rental on the river with dordogne term of 14 castles and 28 km, open all year owner and manufacturer of canoes / ​​kayaks since 1977 down the river dordogne , on 28 , 14 or 7 kms base located in beynac to 3kms and saint cyprien to 6 kms 20 minutes from sarlat duty to know to swim not for children - 5 years
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“A great day out on the river”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

Owning a holiday home nearby, we have been canoeing with friends and family many times on the Dordogne. We have tried a number of different canoe hire companies but believe that Canoe Roquegeoffre offer the the best service. One of the advantages is that they take you upstream by bus, leaving your car in the ample car park at the base at St Vincent-de-Cosse. This leaves you free to return to the base downstream at your own pace, without the worry of having to meet a deadline of getting back to be collected by a bus if you start your trip from a base upstream.
The base itself is well situated, close to a riverside cafe and swimming beach.
If you prefer a more peaceful trip (as the river does get very busy in the summer), try canoeing in October. You probably wouldn't want to fall in, as the water is cold at this time of the year, but the river is truly beautiful, quiet, free of tourists and the wildlife is abundant. And although many of the other canoe companies have shut up shop for the winter, Canoe Roquegeoffre are still open for business at the end of October - in fact they are open year round.

Visited August 2011
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Durango, Colorado
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

We were staying in La Roque Gageac, and were looking for a nearby canoeing company. There are several that meet right in town, but after some searching online, we ended up with Canoes Roquegeoffre. A great time was had by all, and I highly recommend their operation.

The day starts at their facility just a few kilometers outside La Roque Gageac, in St Vincent de Cosse. They have good gear, smooth logistics, and great prices.

Be sure to pack a lunch, because you'll be on the river for several hours. We grabbed sandwiches at the boulangerie right in downtown La Roque. The best spot to eat is the mid-river island right below Castelnaud, but it will likely be populated with dozens of other canoers. It's a good chance to meet folks, and you can always choose one of the adjacent islands if you want a little privacy. They're pebbly, so be sure to bring towels to sit on. The canoe company provides a waterproof container for lunch and towels, so no worries there.

Although there are lots of canoeing outfits in the Dordogne, this is certainly one of the best, and I recommend it without reservation.

Visited May 2011
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