World famous Lascaux caves
As some of our visitors have already discovered, there are endless miles of public access off road tracks, passing through the captivating countryside surrounding La Tournerie, to explore on foot, on bikes or in 4x4’s and cars.
No doubt the vast majority wouldn't even contemplate risking their prized highly polished tow-cars going even slightly off-road, however most of these tracks are so gentle, they are an easy drive in normal cars, so in any kind of 4x4, most of them are in truth an absolute doddle to drive !
Of course on foot or on a bike these tracks can be even better to explore as you can then absorb the tranquility of this amazing area.
( Green Laning for cars, 4x4’s, bikes & pedestrians )
These tracks are used throughout the year by our neighbours, most especially during the hunting season as the ‘Chasseurs’ go bounding along in vehicles as far ranging as the ubiquitous and ancient Renault 4’s and Citroen 2cv’s right through to modern Nissan Navaras etc., so if they can do it, might this be something worth trying ?
But when it comes to actual ‘4x4 green laning’, for those who are willing and able to go exploring, there are of course some slightly more testing tracks, indeed some where you might even even need rock sliders, diff guards, limited slip diffs, knobbly, mud or rock tyres and even winches, but tracks like that are very much in the minority and in any case, the experienced ‘Off Roaders’ will know only too well how to watch for terrain changes that signals the need for more caution.
Most of these tracks can be found on the ‘Série Bleue’ maps that are available from here or locally at almost any good tabac or supermarket.
The reference numbers to cover the La Tournerie area are: -
2035 O - Montignac, Grotte de Lascaux
2035 E - Terrasson-Lavilledieu