Principally on quiet country lanes, with a few stretches on busier main roads. There are several portions on greenways, for example between Castelfranc and Albas, set up in part along a disused railway line running alongside the river, although the surface is rather rough in parts.
Signposting is good in the county of the Lot, but still keep a keen eye out for signposts, particularly in the villages you cross.
Take care arriving at Cahors from Douelle, as the route here includes several detours via some steep lanes to avoid the D8 road until further works are carried out. All told, though, this stage only has relatively modest slopes to negotiate and should prove easy for proficient cyclists.
Note, however, that the stretch between Luzech and Cahors is not suitable for inexperienced cyclists or those travelling with children.
Cahors train station: regional TER train services to Toulouse. Intercités trains to Paris-Austerlitz.