River view in Albas from the towpath
River view in Albas from the towpath
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The towpath of Albas - Luzech

Between Albas and Luzech
Lovers of family walks, do you want to take advantage of your holidays with your tribe to discover new wonders? The old towpath linking Albas and Luzech is the ideal walk to delight young and old! Less known than the Bouziès towpath, this path turns out to be just as charming, and above all... much quieter! Very easy to access, this little family excursion will allow you to get together, laugh and chat together, and discover the many curiosities of this territory of the Lot valley.  
Candy of Round trip
Departure from Albas Parking near the bridge
Walking time 2h one way

A peaceful family walk  

A walk synonymous with calm and discovery

The towpath between Albas and Luzech is one of those hidden nuggets of which only the locals know the secret. This very easily passable path, both for giants and tall adventurers, has the advantage of offering a relaxing walk full of delightful surprises! 
Indeed, this quiet and little frequented path will allow you to enjoy your walk while letting your children run around and let off steam freely. Flat and well maintained, it does not require any equipment or special preparation, except possibly a simple pair of binoculars to observe the wildlife around you. 

Hiker in the forest on the towpath to Albas
Hiker in the forest on the towpath to Albas
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A bucolic walk in an enchanting setting 

As its name suggests, the towpath runs along the river. Located in the countryside, this path connects two charming villages in the Lot valley and the vineyard (Albas and Luzech), and crosses green and rural landscapes.  

The Enchanting Mirror Pack

You will then be captivated by the calm of the river reflecting the surrounding places like a mirror : Albas the pretty perched on its rocky outcrop, the many trees with a proud and imposing look established along the banks, the reflection of the indigo sky punctuated by a few cumulus... The impressive variety of flowers, each more colorful than the other, will bring an almost magical dimension to this enchanting setting worthy of the most beautiful Disney films.  

An inhabited river

The wonder will continue when you will see the many creatures of the local aquatic fauna evolving in complete serenity within this preserved ecosystem. Indeed, herons, wild ducks, swallows, salamanders, frogs, trout and many other local species are likely to appear during your excursion, thus causing general amazement. A word of advice: keep your eyes (and the hatches) wide open! 

Discover and understand the local territory

Grapes and vines on the towpath to Albas
Grapes and vines on the towpath to Albas
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Local products with character

Along this path, you will have the opportunity to observe certain characteristic heritage elements of the Lot valley.  
Indeed, during your walk you will first of all be able to observe the presence of century-old vines, at the origin of the famous "Black Wine": Cahors Malbec. This observation will then be an opportunity to quickly explain to the youngest the process of making wine, thus preparing for a possible visit to one of our winegrowers. Continuing your walk you will notice the presence of many walnut groves. This culture thus illustrates one of the local gastronomic specialties : Périgord walnuts, which you can savor later in pie as is the tradition here!  

Visitor to the Tuscan garden of Albas
Visitor to the Tuscan garden of Albas
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An enchanting architectural heritage

Finally, vou can observe the beautiful characteristic buildings of Quercy. These superb houses filled with charms will be for you theperfect opportunity to introduce certain notions of history and architecture to curious young people. Indeed, by observing and digging a little, you will learn, for example, the reason for this dovecote which is systematically found in the various properties... 

As you will have understood, the Albas-Luzech towpath promises one of the most successful walks! Indeed, it will allow you to walk in peace, and create memorable family memories. This excursion will also be the perfect context to educate your children by making them aware of the local fauna and flora, and to stimulate their curiosity by showing them the specific heritage of the region. 

The towpath between Albas and Luzech
The towpath between Albas and Luzech
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Moreover, whatever the season, this path will reveal many wonders to you.. In summer, it will allow you to breathe and find a touch of appreciable freshness during very hot days. In autumn, you will be captivated by the shades of red and yellow of the surrounding groves. In winter, the frosted decors will propel you into a breathtaking and enchanting atmosphere. Spring will be an exciting time, when you can feel the sweetness of nature reborn, and succumb to the flamboyant colors of the many field flowers. 

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