Our Walking, running
& cycling routes

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Exploring by foot and by bike

Here in Domaine de Cournet-Haut we are passionate about the great outdoors, and we are absolutely spoilt for choice of trails and quiet country lanes to explore this beautiful area. Alan is a very keen trial runner and has a great knowledge of the local paths and circuits. Here on this page, we share with you a selection of some of our favourite walking, running and cycling routes. Most of which start and finish in Domaine de Cournet-Haut so its perfect for jumping straight into the pool to cool off in the summer, or cosy up next to the wood burning stove in the winter. Enjoy!


FOLLOW OUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO START USING OUR ONLINE ROUTES ON YOUR PHONE.

  1. Download the Komoot app here
    or
  2. Create an account
  3. Unlock the local area map for free (Sarlat-la-Caneda)
  4. Come back to this page and click on the green "Start navigation with Komoot" link for the route that you wish to do
  5. If your phone asks, choose to open the link with Komoot
  6. When the route opens, it is recommended to click "Store for offline use" in case you loose phone signal.
  7. When you are ready to begin click "Navigate". All routes begin on the drive-way up to Cournet-Haut unless stated otherwise
  8. If you need any assistance just ask us, we're happy to help
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1. Chemin des Irlandais
(The Irish way)

Walk along a peaceful hill-top path and enjoy views onto Domaine de Cournet-Haut from the opposing hillside..



2. Castelnaud en velo

Cycle through the beautiful Ceou Valley on a dedicated cycle route as far as the stunning medival castle of Castelnaud overlooking the Dordogne. Award yourself with a little treat at "Maison Carree" - the best patisserie in the area. Located 50m before the bridge at Castelnaud.



3. Boucle des bories

Follow the ancient Roman walls leading up the steep trail behind St.Pompon, not forgetting to pause and enjoy the view looking through the old oak trees onto St.Pompon. Along this route you will pass some examples of the traditional stone "bories" or shepard huts - there is one particularly nice example at around the 5.2km mark just down a small track to your right. Between about 6.2km - 7.8km you will be following the mountain biking trails which are not defined on the map.

  • 9.7 km
  • 250 m

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4.Petit tour en velo avec les enfants
(A short cycle with the kids)

This is a nice, flat(ish) little cycle to do with the kids. Explore all of the little back streets of St.Pompon (don't be afraid to go off the GPS route) and come home along the river. between about 3.2km - 3.6km you will be on a walking trail so you may need to get off and walk with the bike.

  • 4.7 km
  • 450 m

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5. A long trail via Moncalou

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly

  • 25 km
  • 370 m

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6. Boucle du Le Maine

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly

  • 10.2 km
  • 230 m

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7. Trois belles cotes du St.Pompon

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly

  • 10.8 km
  • 280 m

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8. Small St.Pompon loop

This is a nice short little loop which is ideal for a walk with the kids. If you still have the energy and motivation it is also worth exploring some of the small streets of St.Pompon around the castle and the church.

  • 3 km
  • 40 m

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9. Boucle du Moncalou

This walk starts from the carpark in Moncalou which is a 18 minute drive from Domaine de Cournet-Haut (click on the link below for directions). This route starts and finishes by the vineyards of Vin de Domme. This area is particularly peaceful with some of my favourite trails along the way. Be sure to climb to the top of the pamoramic viewing tower located 100m from your start/finish point. If you have enough energy there is a nice little path (2km) looping through the vineyards and forest which is open to the public. And why not treat yourself to a cold drink, or a hot meal in the restaurant La Terrasse du Moncalou located accross from the tower. Be sure to check opening hours by clicking here first

Click here for directions to the starting point

  • 6.9 km
  • 100 m

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10. Point du vue de Castelnaud

This route starts and finishes in the (paying)carpark of Castelnaud which is a 20 minute drive from Cournet-Haut. If you plan on visiting the wonderful Castelnaud try doing this short hike around the top of the hill. It is a marked walkway and it will bring you past a viewing point in the forest giving incredible vistas of the valley.

Click here for directions to the starting point

  • 1.2 km
  • 40 m

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11. Old tramway cycle route

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly.

  • 17 km
  • 150 m

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12.Road bike ride up to Moncalou

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly

  • 25 km
  • 330 m

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13.Domaine de Cournet Haut scenic road bike tour

A detailed description of this route will be posted here shortly

  • 75 km
  • 810 m

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