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  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley
  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley
  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley
  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley
  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley
  • Walking holidays in the Lot Valley

Cycling and Waking Holiday in the Lot Valley

Date
Custom tours available

Lot Valley Cycling and Walking Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Price: TBA

If you are a couple who likes an active holiday - but you're having difficulty this year choosing between whether to go walking or cycling - then this could be your ideal solution!

This year we are running a one-off tour whereby, as a couple, one of you can cycle and one of you can walk for the entire holiday or you can both opt to do half and half.
As a single traveller this holiday offers you the option of a walking only holiday OR a part cycling, part walking holiday.

The cycling tour is as described in the Lot Valley, Vistas and Villages tour and the walks are designed around the same destinations and include several of the most spectacular and interesting sites of the area such as Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, La Roque Gageac and St Cirque Lapopie.
You will also visit a selection of vineyards on the Cahors wine trail where you can partake of a little of the fantastic 'black wine'!

Our holidays are ideal for anyone who enjoys cycling and/or walking in quiet but stunning countryside with plenty of time to explore and discover the beautiful landscapes, pretty villages and interesting historical sites as well as the fantastic gastronomy of this varied and unspoilt region.

Come and enjoy a 7 day/6 night mixed cycling and walking holiday with us. We'll plan and take care of everything for you. You just get to relax and enjoy a varied and interesting holiday with fabulous food and wine in a wonderful setting.
All walks are graded easy to moderate and are between 10 and 16 kms long.

As with all our holidays, you will stay at lovely Mas de Flory

Walking Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome



Settle into your spacious and airy room (with luxury ensuite shower room), then relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly on the terrace while you meet your fellow holiday guests. Later you'll all share a long, lazy, delicious 4-course meal with plenty of wonderful Cahors 'black wine'.
Each evening of your holiday will follow a similar pattern and you will enjoy fabulous home prepared food throughout your stay.
Day 2
Sarlat, Domme, Beynac and Roque Gageac.


Visit some of the most popular historic sites of the region today - Sarlat, Domme, Beynac and Roque Gageac.
You'll walk the promenade en Bouriane along the old railway cutting in the heart of the Marcillande stream valley and into ancient Sarlat. Here you can visit the old town, dating from both medieval and renaissance times; don't miss the streets around the cathedral and the streets to the north of the old town - you will soon become lost in the maze of narrow lanes, with something new to see around every corner.
After lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants in Sarlat, we'll drive you back through pretty Domme, a 12th century, perfectly preserved bastide village perched high above the River Dordogne.
Then you'll see the spectacular, historic riverside settlement of La Roque Gageac, carved into the rocky hillside, followed by a walk up the narrow cobbled streets to the magnificent Chateau de Beynac (one time seat of Richard the Lionheart), towering high on the cliff top overlooking the river.

Day 3
Catus, Luzech and vineyard
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Today you'll visit the small town of Catus, where you can browse the weekly market - perhaps to buy some fresh provisions for a lazy lunch by the lovely Lac Vert.

In the afternoon you'll walk southwards and make your way towards the Lot River Valley and the pretty town of Luzech. You'll get there via the amazing views from the Col de Crayssac .
You can then meander through the AOC Cahors vineyards and the chateaux of Caix, Parnac, Caillac and into pretty Douelle. Here we'll meet at a riverside bar before returning to Mas de Flory at the end of the afternoon.
Day 4
St Cirq Lapopie


Today we'll see St Cirq Lapopie and walk alongside the pretty, scenic River Lot, east of Cahors.
The route there takes you along the GR 36/46 from St Gery across the river to the pretty village of Bouzies, along paths dramatically hewn from the overhanging rock, and winding it's way gradually up hill to the amazing St Cirq Lapopie. Beloved of artists and photographers it is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. It's main street winds steeply down between ancient houses, past the pinnacle of rock once crowned with a fortress commanding amazing views over the valley.


Day 5
Bouriane


After going further afield yesterday, today we're staying close to home with two local circular walking routes.
Explore the lovely local paths and bridleways which surround Mas de Flory and discover some amazing fauna and flora. There are many varieties of wild orchid in the Lot and part of the route de St Jaques de Compostelle passes by the house! You can enjoy a long ramble before returning to our village for lunch at the local auberge. You then have the option of taking a second route for the afternoon or just ambling 'home' for a relaxing afternoon, if you prefer.

Day 6
Cahors wine trail


Meander your way around the patchwork of vineyards and wine chateaux stopping for a picnic lunch and wine tastings. We know the vineyards well and will recommend the best places to stop for tastings and visits. On this tour you will also see panoramic views across the River Lot as well as from the higher limestone causse as you climb away from the valley floor.
Day 7
Au revoir


Departure day and after a leisurely breakfast we'll take you to Gourdon rail station or Bergerac airport to meet your homeward connection.
We wish you bonne route and hope you enjoyed your stay - a bientot!

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