DORDOGNE FAMILY ADVENTURE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The whole family really enjoyed this holiday (family of 4 with 5-yr old boy, 7 yr-old girl).  When we pressed the kids for a favourite activity, they chose the dinners out at local restaurants with their new friends over the canoeing, and cycling adventures!  Dad loved the pace - never a dull moment, and mum enjoyed the social nature of the group tour and seeing the whole family with beaming smiles for a week.

What did you think of your group leader?

Mark, our guide, was wonderful, knowledgeable and always helpful - he even had spare sleeping bags in his car when we arrived only to realise we'd left the kids' sleeping bags at home.  

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

A word of advice for families with kids of a similar age, since ours didn't cope with the first day of walking too well:  skip the walk on the first morning and visit the museum in the village instead, catching the bus to the canoe drop off point to meet the others after the walk.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

 The food was good, and consisted of a lot of frites - but 'family friendly' was the priority over haute cuisine when choosing restaurants for dinner.  B'fast and lunch were efficient and more do-it-yourself - you make lunch rolls to take most days.  The campsites each had a pool which was wonderful in the heat on arrival and after a 35K bike ride with a tag-along in tow!