La Min-sú de Terrasson

retreat, reflect, refresh

Active exploration

W
e have organised this website geographically, providing information on Terrasson, Terrasson's direct surroundings, the Coly valley (Terrasson's backyard), the Périgord Noir, Vézère valley, Vézère ardoise, the former Vicomte of Turenne and selected cities accessible by train.


Through this page we try to (re)group the activities. The major groupings are:

> Walking Light strolls around town or villages
> Hiking Longer trails away from the pavement and into the countryside
> Cycling Reasonably flat and paved surfaces provided by dedicated 'voie vertes' or cycling paths
> Biking All terrain trails often shared with hikers or horse riders
> Long distance hiking Hiking trails consisting of several section taking several days to complete
> Kayaking
> Horse riding

Most of the walks are based on hand-out leaflets of the local tourism-office or government. The hiking (and biking) trails are public trails signposted and maintained by the departmental government. A number of private companies provide services on kayaking, biking and horse riding, for the long distance hiking please follow the external links as provided.


Public hiking trails


Villages that are the starting point of public hiking trails do normally provide a public parking space with an information panel. You can follow the sign posts and direction indicators. Though, sign posts and indicators are often quite a challenge to find and follow, so it would be smart to bring along a guide map as back-up.

Public hiking trails normally make 'boucles' (literally 'belt'; indicating they start and finish at the same spot) and are coloured yellow, designated horse riding tracks are orange, and trails 'linking' different boucles are indicated in green (these are not circular). The sign of a triangle with two circles indicates an all terrain biking trail; colour green means very easy, blue for easy, red for difficult and black for very difficult. Long distance hiking trails are indicated with a white and red line.

Most indicators are wooden poles and to define the direction of the trail you have to look at its position relative to the path. Straight on, straight on, follow the direction indicated on the pole. Directions are indicated as: straight on, turn right or turn left. If you get to a crossed out one, it means you are on the wrong path and should go back.



Directions are indicated as follows:

If you get to a crossed out one, it means you are on the wrong path and should go back.


Actively exploring Terrasson without assistance
> Walks (promenades) around Terrasson
> Hikes (randonnées) around Terrasson
> Kayaking / paddling in Terrasson
Walking, hiking and biking in the Coly valley (drop-off & pick-up)
> Walk, hike or bike around Saint Amand de Coly
> Walk or hikes around La Cassagne
> Walk or hikes around Saint Geniès
> Hike around Ladornac
> Walk or hikes around Salignac-Eyvigues
> Walk or hikes around Condat sur Vézère
Other hikes (drop-off & pick-up)
> Hike around Aubas
> Bike and hike around Montignac
> Hike around Le Saillant
> Hike around Cublac
Kayaking and hors riding
> Kayak the Vézère
> There are a number of equestrian centres in the area, the closed would be ENORAND'O which provides the opportunity to explore the countryside of Cublac on horse back. Based from the 'Centre Equestre La Valade' they offer 1.2 and 3 hours tracks (including beginners level).

> There are a few places that rent-out donkeys to carry your luggage while you hike with donkeys (not for carrying adults).
Long distance hiking trails (drop-off & pick-up)
Find more information through these external links
> In the footsteps of the Men of Lascaux
> La route des canons
> Chemins de Compostelle: Bergerac - Rocamadour
> GPR Gorges de la Vézère
> GPR Le Causse corrézien
> GPR Midi Corrézien


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