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Lot Valley Dream

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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily April to October
  • Location: Figeac
Tour Details

Sometimes referred to as the Dordogne’s little sister, the lot valley whilst not as famous as the Dordogne, is equally as beautiful. Due to this, it can be much quieter allowing you to get closer to nature and the history surrounding you. Walking in the Lot Valley in France is always dramatic with Mont Lozère on one side and the Garonne on the other. Known locally as La France Profonde (Deep France) mean this is a rural and peaceful as you are likely to find to enjoy a fantastic walking holiday in France.

This week long walking holiday in France has been graded by us at level 2-3 on a self-guided basis. The cliff-lined valleys of the Cele and Lot were seemingly created to discover on foot. The area is a walker’s paradise. The region is renowned for its medieval sites, picturesque villages and stunning countryside. Walking in Lot Valley incorporates all of this and much more! Join us soon in France’s Lot Valley.

Starting Location

Figeac

Price Includes

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast
  • 4 Dinners (normally in St Eulalie, Marcilhac, Cabrerets and Vers)
  • Information Pack
  • Maps and walking instructions
  • Luggage transfers

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Nights
Trip Info

Difficulty

Level 2-3 self-guided tour.

Accommodation

2/3 star hotels and guest houses.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Figeac

Your walking holiday begins in the historic town of  Figeac. Straddling the Cele River, Figeac is a beautiful town with an unspoilt medieval centre. Take time to explore before setting out on your walk through the Quercy countryside.

Day 2Espagnac Ste Eulalie 6.5 miles 10.5km 300m up/down

Today you transfer to the pretty village of Beduer from where the walk will begin. Heading south-west and passing through glorious, seemingly deserted countryside. The next few days will be spent walking along the Cele Valley. Today’s destination is Espagnac Ste Eulalie, via the village of Corn.

Day 3Marcilhac 20.6km 12.8 miles 600m up/down

Having explored Espagnac, set off for Marcilhac. Walking through fairly rugged terrain, beneath the overhanging Chateau Anglais and via the village of St Sulpice, you will arrive at your accommodation just before Marcilhac.

Day 4 Cabrerets 16.2km 10.1 miles 500m up/down

One of the hiking vacation’s longer days, you will follow the Cele Valley to the pretty village of Cabrerets; situated at the confluence of the rivers Cele and Lot. Passing through Sauliac, and with the opportunity to visit the Musee de Cazals. The footpath follows the escarpment bordering the valley, enjoy exceptional views.

Day 5St Cirq La Popie 12.1km 7.6 miles 350m

Leave Cabrerets for the beautiful village of St Cirq La Popie which appears to defy gravity as it hangs to the cliffs that tower over the River Lot. The walk is fairly short but this gives you the opportunity to visit the world-famous cave drawings at Pech Merle shortly after leaving Cabrerets, and time to explore St Cirq La Popie later in the day.

Day 6 Vers 20.5km 12.8 miles 220m uo/down

Now into the Lot Valley. Walking alongside the elegant River Lot today’s destination is Vers. Much of the walk today is through the deserted countryside. Today also provides the tours longest incline, a hill in excess of 2kms.

Day 7Cahors 18km 11.25 miles 60m up/down

Follow the banks of the River Lot all the way into Cahors via Arcambal. The steep rocky cliffs of the valley now change to a wonderful rolling landscape. Your destination is Cahors; the bustling departmental capital of the Lot, home of the Malbec vineyards.

Day 8Departure

Explore Cahors before departing.

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How to get there

Fly to Toulouse Airport or Paris airport and then by train to Figeac.

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