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.
Level 2-3 self-guided tour.
2/3 star hotels and guest houses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Cahors before departing.
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