Canadian canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding - all in the spectacular surroundings of the Massif Central. 

Deep in central France lies the spectacular Massif Central.  Nestled here, deep in lush woodland typical of Corrèze, is an incredible accommodation centre. You’ll have access to loads of on-site activities including pitches, tennis courts, volleyball courts and a swimming pool. And you’ll be able to enjoy a great variety of watersports on the tranquil waters of nearby Lake Sechemailles, and in the dramatic upper gorges of the Dordogne. Your itinerary will be packed full of exciting activities for a watersports tour to the Dordogne that they’ll never forget.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Meet coach and begin journey to France

Continue journey to Corrèze

Arrive and check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

Team sports


Breakfast at accommodation



Stand-up paddleboarding

Evening meal at accommodation

Treasure hunt


Breakfast at accommodation

Dordogne River Adventure


Continue Dordogne River Adventure

Evening meal at accommodation

Flag game


Breakfast at accommodation

Canadian canoeing



Evening meal at accommodation

Movie night


Breakfast at accommodation

Begin return journey to the UK

Continue journey

Return to school

5 days, 4 nights Price from £533 pp
  • 4 nights full-board accommodation (staff in twins, students in multi-bedded rooms)
  • 4 water sport activities - e.g. stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, Canadian canoeing
  • Full-day Dordogne River Adventure
  • Evening activities
  • On-site facilities (free to use) including swimming pool, pitch, volleyball court, tennis court
  • Executive coach with driver throughout tour
  • Return ferry crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT




Kayaking on Lake Sechemailles

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Take to the waters of Lake Sechemailles to try kayaking.  Read More

A young boy stand up paddle boarding

Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Sechemailles

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Try your hand at this increasingly popular activity.  Read More

Two people in a canoe on a tree lined lake

Canadian Canoeing on Lake Sechemailles

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Climb aboard and have a go at canoeing.  Read More

Chateau du Val on a sunny summers day

Chateau Val High Ropes

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Take to the treetops for incredible views of a fairytale chateau.  Read More

People in colourful canoes on the Dordogne River

Dordogne River Adventure

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Enjoy an unforgettable day in and around the Dordogne River! Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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As a dad, I take great joy in hearing from other parents about how much their children loved our trips! – Dan Morley Sports Sales & Product Manager

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We chose Halsbury because everything has been excellent for us for the past 15 years and we especially love the personal touch. The answer is always 'yes, we can do that for you'! As always, the experience of working with Halsbury on this tour was very good - everyone was very pleasant to talk to and helpful. They were always able to solve problems for us both in the build-up and during the tour. We consistently recommend Halsbury to other tour organisers, as they care about the tours they prepare and make sure they are tailored to our needs. — Brighton College , August 2023

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  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
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As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

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All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.