FAQ Saga Team Dordogne

Frequently Asked Questions about canyoning in the Dordogne :

  • I do not know how to swim, can I practice canyoning in the Dordogne ?
    It is mandatory to know how to swim and wear safety vests provided.
  • Is it possible to have our 10 year old daughter on board with us ?
    It is possible to take a child between 7 and 12 years in the canoe as a third passenger.
  • I have a 2 year old child, can I take him with me in the Canoe ?
    No, it is forbidden
  • Is it mandatory to be accompanied by an instructor for the descent of the Dordogne ?
    It is not obligatory nor necessary to be accompanied, we can make the descent of the Dordogne alone, with family or with a group of friends.
    Supervision is essential for school groups.
  • I would like to do the two days canoe route ; is it necessary to bring my own tent and my food ? ?
    You need to bring a small tent and a sleeping bag. It is necessary to bring food because there is no way to buy food.
  • If I leave 2 or 3 days, can I leave at any hour ?
    Yes, you can leave at any time.
  • Do you have a closed parking lot for motorcycles ?
    We have an enclosed car park for bikes during your hike.
  • Is it possible to do a shorter course because we only have 3 hours ?
    Yes, if you only have 3 hours, you can make mini-descent Argentat Monceaux 5 kilometers. It is possible to make this descent at any time of the day.
  • Is it difficult practicing canyoning ?
    Hiking on the Dordogne has no difficulties, this course is open to all, just know how to swim.
  • What dress should we have? What can we take ?
    Depending on the weather, have clothes in which you feel comfortable in your movements. Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats or caps.
    Must have shoes from water, avoid flip flops.
    At the beginning, we offer waterproof containers to put your picnic, water bottle, camera or camera phone, towels.
  • Can we stop along the route ?
    The Dordogne offers a great opportunity to stop wherever you want, while respecting the scene, and especially do not leave garbage.
  • Can we bring our dog ?
    Yes, we accept dogs. They must be kept on a leash and do not tie them in canoes.
  • How to organize returns ?
    Our buses provide returns and take you back to your starting point.
  • Are there buses that bring us to the starting point ?
    You have a choice: either you leave your car at the starting point and the bus bring you back.
    Either you leave your car at arrival and you go on the bus to the starting point.
  • How many seats are there in a canoe ?
    2 ou 3 seats, 4 maximum (2 adults and 2 children under 12)
  • Are there days more or less crowded ?
    In general, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are less crowded, less you wait for the return.