Espalion / Saint Geniez d'Olt et d'Aubrac Lot Valley Cycle Route

Canals & intimate rivers
27,36 Km
1 h 49 min
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Saint Geniez d'Olt et d'Aubrac

27,36 km cycling route from Espalion to Saint Geniez d'Olt et d'Aubrac

As the Lot stretches into its wildly beautiful upper valley, the term "Olt", derived from the old Occitan language, is commonly used here. A splendid cycling route along the river to Saint-Côme, then climbs in long twists and turns over the causse overlooking the lake at Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous to rejoin the Lot at the delightful village of Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt. With a choice finish at Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, whose quays were once bustling with tanneries and cloth spinning mills exported all over the world.

Elevation of the stage

290 m 372 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 27,36 km

Surface of the stage

Inconnu: 27,36 km

The cycle route

Signposted La vallée du Lot à vélo (V 86).
Quiet left-bank road, shared with the GR 65 (Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle) from Espalion to Saint-Côme. Then D 6 and D 988 via Lassouts, with a not inconsiderable gradient, before descending to Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt. D 988 from Sainte-Eulalie to Saint-Geniez. Alternatively, take the unmarked D19 on the right bank, which serves the campsites. Short sections with gradients > 8%.

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