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Lot valley cycle route

[ Cycle route Lot Valley Cycle Route ]
  • 163 km

The Lot Valley Cycle Route wends its way along 160km, crossing extensive orchards in the county of the Lot-et-Garonne and elegant vineyards in the county of the Lot, passing countless traditional riverside and perched villages. Discover the Lot Valley lifestyle, which combines a delight in local produce and gastronomy, outdoor activities and remarkable cultural heritage. Relish the various stages: Aiguillon – Villeneuve; Villeneuve – Fumel; Fumel – Castelfranc; and Castelfranc - Cahors, the last town designated a Ville d'Art & d'Histoire thanks to its cultural riches.

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Stages of « Lot valley cycle route »

  • Canal des 2 mers Clairac

    Canal des 2 mers Clairac [14 km]

    This stage leads you along the Canal des 2 Mers Cycle Route to link up with the Lot Valley Cycle Route. From Bordeaux, the way is signposted, via Tonneins. Or an unofficial option goes from Agen via Damazan to Aiguillon. The Lot Valley Cycle Route officially starts at Aiguillon, at the confluence of Lot and Garonne Rivers. Set out from the north side of this village’s bridge over the Lot to relish an area full of architectural and gastronomic delights, including strawberry fields and plum orchards…

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Lot valley by bike : Clairac / Villeneuve sur Lot

    Lot valley by bike : Clairac / Villeneuve sur Lot [50.4 km]

    Once you’ve taken the link along the Canal des 2 Mers Cycle Route (maybe via Tonneins), from Aiguillon, the Lot Valley Cycle Route leads you along a winding way, past old farms, dovecotes and little châteaux. Clairac, a lovely medieval village, tempts the taste buds, surrounded by strawberry fields. At Castelmoron, the extravagant town hall stands out beside the river. The town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot makes a very appealing, practical overnight stop on the Lot Valley Cycle Route.

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Lot valley by bike : Villeneuve sur Lot / Fumel

    Lot valley by bike : Villeneuve sur Lot / Fumel [35.4 km]

    Leaving behind the impressive pink-brick churchtower of St Catherine’s in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the cycle route meanders along quiet lanes, going past plum orchards stretching across the wide Lot Valley plain. Among recommended detours, climb to the medieval village of Penne d’Agenais to be rewarded with grand views. Further remarkable perched villages to visit include Montsempron-Libos and Fumel.

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Lot valley by bike : Fumel / Castelfranc

    Lot valley by bike : Fumel / Castelfranc [40.6 km]

    Once past the town of Fumel and the charming little port of Condat, this stage, leading you into the county of the Lot, alternates between quiet lanes and stretches of greenway. Smart vineyards dominate the countryside, set around elegant old wineries. The remarkable perched village of Puy-L’Évêque makes a stunning sight across the Lot as you follow the riverbank up to Castelfranc, the latter an historic, grid-planned bastide town at the confluence of Lot, Masse and Le Vert Rivers.

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Lot valley by bike : Castelfranc / Cahors

    Lot valley by bike : Castelfranc / Cahors [36.7 km]

    On this stage, the Lot Valley becomes wilder and more winding. A string of typical traditional villages stands out: Calstelfranc, Albas, Luzech, Parnac, Douelle, historic stops packed with character. Set in an exceptional meander in the Lot, the medieval town of Cahors grew on a major pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now designated a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire thanks to its cultural riches, Cahors is an unmissable staging post on the Lot Valley Cycle Route. The way meanders along country lanes, with slopes approaching Cahors.

    Difficulty: expert View details