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Castle seen on bike tour from Manzac


The local area surrounding the campsite is perfect for walking, with a number of walks originating from the campsite. We have a number of walk leaflets that we offer our guests. The Perigord Limousin Natural Park itself has over 2000km of marked hiking trails - enough to sate any walking appetite!


Our local area is perfect for exploring by bike. The countryside surrounding us is gently rolling, so you are never climbing (or descending!) for too long, and there are hundreds of quiet country road and cycle routes to explore. All our walking routes are also suitable for bikes with off-road tyres. We also have three Voie Vert (green cycle routes) within easy reach of the site, these run along former railway lines and are therefore quite flat.

By bike you will be able to reach a whole range of nearby picturesque villages, head to the nearby lake for a swim, or just pop down to the local shops. You can either bring your own bike, or we can arrange bike hire for you, including helmets, repair kits and a car bike carrier if necessary. Bikes are provided by a reputable third party hire service, who will deliver and pick up from our site. Note that bike hire with delivery requires a three day minimum hire. Leave your car parked up on site whilst you get out and explore the stunning countryside of the Perigord-Limousin National Park!


As we have our own river frontage, fishing is a popular option for our guests. It's fun and relaxing to sit and while away the hours with a line and maybe get a bite or two. For the more serious fishers amongst you, there are many big public lakes where fishing is allowed (with a licence), including two within a five mile drive.


In the height of summer if you fancy a fresh water lake swim, there Brantome Abbeyis a beautiful lake at St Estephe with a patrolled beach and canoes etc. all FREE and less than 5 miles from Manzac! This has recently undergone a multi million Euro refurbishment, and is looking wonderful. There's also a restaurant here where you can grab a bite to eat or an ice cream, as well as some lovely walking.


Just under fifteen miles away the Caves of Villars are a fascinating day out, with cave paintings dating back 17,000 years - some of the oldest examples in the world. The six hundred metres of passageways and galleries are easily accessible and feature wonderful examples of stalactites, stalagmites, pillars and so on.


The French countryside is seriously idyllic and canoeing down one of the many rivers offers a uniquely laid back perspective on it.

We have a number of rivers and operators in the area, and can advise you as to our favourites on your arrival with us.

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