The Lot Valley (8-10 days) Cycling Route

Route Name:The Lot Valley (8-10 days)
Distance: miles (km)95.35 (153.44)
Duration: (hh:mm)
County/Region:Languedoc-Roussillon
Start Location:Gourdon
End Location:Gourdon
Description

This route is taken from one of our organised cycling holidays - click here to view the tour

Day 1 Arrive in Gourdon and meet Cliff for the "meet’n’greet". Cliff will then give you your bikes and all other necessary equipment, run through the tour details and answer any questions you may have.
 
Day 2 Set off from Gourdon to Gluges, nestled at the foot of a 120m cliff which borders the River Dordogne. Visit Souillac’s abbey along the way or the grottes at Lacave.
 
Day 3 & 4 A wonderful ride from Gluges to Loubressac. Visit Martel, the town of the seven towers. A free day to possibly visit Carennac, Autoire or any one of the equally beautiful villages that adorn this region.
 
Day 5 Riding over the causse takes you to Rocamadour, dramatically perched on the side of a high cliff. Call at the "Gouffre de Padirac" along the way, an underground river system deep beneath the earth. Not to be missed!
 
Day 6 Continue through unspoilt countryside, a natural park, to Labastide Murat. A charming town so typical of this beautiful region.
 
Day 7 Cycle into the remarkable Célé Valley. Visit the Peche Merle cave before arriving in the spectacular village of St-Cirq-Lapopie, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the River Lot.
 
Day 8 Ride alongside the Lot into Cahors, the capital of the Lot. Cross Pont Valentré, the old medieval prison, into a bustling town. Explore the delightful narrow streets of this vibrant town.

 

Day 9 Follow the river for a short distance before heading back into the Bouriane. Pedal through attractive villages, such as Catus and Lavercantière, before arriving in Gourdon.
Cycle Hire Find your nearest Cycle Hire availability to help you along the way.
Please note: All routes are intended as a guide only, please consult relevant website or official route map for precise details.
Nearby Accommodation
Self Catering
Chateau Ventenac17 Cour du Château, 11120 Ventenac-en-Minervois, Aude, 11120
Self Catering
Clare's French Retreat7 Rue De L'europe, 11390
B&B
La Bergerie de Laval21 Chemin de Laval, 34120
Guest House
Maison TranquilLa Pène, Escueillens-et-Saint-Just-de-Bélengard, 11240