Donkey rental

Donkey rental at Le Pech Charmant
 
Because more and more people were discovering the joy of walking with our donkey Nanette, and also because of our holiday to the Pyrenees, during which we went on a trip with a donkey and 2 children, we decided in 2004 to expand the amount of donkeys we have. Currently we have 8 donkeys and 1 mule.
 
Mainly families with (small) children happily use these convenient ‘’bag carriers’’. Because with a donkey as your sidekick it’s possible to go for a long walk!
It is often thought that donkeys are a hard animal to handle, but the opposite is true: ‘’A well trained donkey is a beast of burden and above else great company’’. Once you’re out on a walk with a donkey you quickly realize you’re getting attached to each other. A donkey is gentle in nature and loves to cuddle.
Various routes have been set from the campsite. On route there is a possibility to visit one of the many attractions in the area. You will also receive a detailed explanation on how to take care of the donkey.
A route for half a day is 5 to 7 kilometres, and a route for an entire day is 10 to 15 kilometres.
The donkeys will be equipped with carrier bags, these bags can carry 40 to 50 kilos for you.

Costs for donkey rental:
1. Half a day: 30 euros
2. An entire day: 42 euros
3. 2 days or more: 38 euros per day excluding accommodation costs for chambre d’hote or tipi-tent)
 
Overnight donkey tours:
An overnight hike with a donkey is truly an unique experience. You are traveling with the family, and furthermore it’s not just the nature, but the entire surrounding of the Dordogne which is a great gift.
You will walk approximately between 12 and 18 kilometres per day through the woods, communities and lands. The landscape is very elevated, meaning you will have to climb up and down every now and then.
You can choose 1 of the following possibilities:
 
2-day tour to St Cirq with an overnight stay in a bungalow tent:
On a 5 acre terrain farm there is a bungalow tent on grasslands with a broad view of our donkeys and horses for you to camp.
Here you can do your own cooking and you are really back in nature. Renting these bungalow tents comes at the cost of 45 Euros per night. You will walk roughly 12 kilometres per day.
 
2 or 3 day donkey tour with an overnight stay in a chambre d’hote to Sireuil (and possibly Meyrals)!
After a significant hike you can cool down, relax and get pampered in a chambre d’hote.
This is the more luxurious version of an overnight donkey tour.
 
In the evening you can enjoy an extensive meal. You will have your own hotel room. There are 2,3, and 4 person rooms available. For the prices: 44 euros per adult and 25 euros per child from 5 up until 11 years old, for the 3 to 5 year olds the cost is 18 euros (room includes shower and toilet). There is also a sleeping hall, which is relatively cheaper.
We could also arrange a picnic for you, at the cost 4 or 5 euros per person.
If you do choose for a 3 day tour, the overnight stay in the 2nd chambre d’hote provides solely luxurious rooms. You will have to pay 90 Euros for the family room (/-4 persons including breakfast). They do not cook on a daily basis.
 
Attention ! For the overnight donkey tours in the summer you are have to make reservations well in advance.