Escape on the many paths that will lead you to discover the varied and authentic landscapes of the Lot Valley.
From the mineral universe of the causse with its dry stone walls, caselles, mysterious dolmens and small paths lined with oak trees within the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park to the gentle green hills of the Vers valley, passing through the landscapes vineyards and the heights of the cliffs offering unforgettable views, hiking in the Lot Valley will amaze you!
This selection of easy or more sporty hikes, all marked in yellow, to discover alone, as a couple or with the family and in all seasons will offer you a breath of fresh air in the heart of nature!
The towpath is one of our favorite walks. Carved into the rock between Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Bouziès, along the river, let yourself be surprised by this hiking trail, a marvel in nature, created by man.
Discover pedestrian roaming in the Lot Valley!
Alone or with your family, do you like hiking but you haven't made it past several days?
You have some fears, and you want to try first before embarking on a great journey such as the pilgrimage to Compostela? Or maybe you only have a weekend ahead of you, but you still want to take advantage of it to walk and recharge your batteries?
The Lot valley offers the possibility of coming to experience hiking on foot during a short stay! From 2 to 6 days (or more if your heart is won over), you can hike in the middle of the Causses du Quercy and Quercy Blanc, with or without a car. Everything is in place to facilitate your hiking adventure: train, bus, free car parks, signposting and high quality paths...
Why the Cahors Vallée du Lot destination?
For the variety and beauty of its landscapes!
The landscapes throughout the destination are extremely varied. You will discover wooded, hilly, wild, rural landscapes, marked by imposing cliffs of breathtaking dimensions... Everything is there to arouse your amazement!
For the many accommodations and services that are developed
The locals of the Cahors Vallée du Lot destination value nomadic travelers walking their paths, and even have affection for them! For this reason, many accommodations and other services have been put in place to accommodate them properly. You will therefore find everything you need to ensure the smooth running of your stay.
To find all the services located near the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, download the pilgrim guide here.
For the quality of the markup
In the Lot valley, hiking is one of the key activities, both for locals and visitors. Indeed, there are many paths allowing delicious walks! In order to enjoy these walks as much as possible, a very present and perfectly maintained markup has been set up on our trails. In red and white for the GR (long-distance hiking trails) or in yellow for the PR (small hiking trails), these signs will allow you to walk with peace of mind.
For the fabulous people you meet along the way!
The various paths of the Lot valley, and in particular the path of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, will allow you to meet open and curious people, with fascinating and moving stories. Particularly open, this community of itinerant hikers is eager to share in simplicity and kindness.
For the ease of the way to Santiago de Compostela
Among the many hiking trails in the Cahors Lot valley destination, are the paths to Santiago de Compostela: the traditional Puy-en-Velay route, and the Célé and Rocamadour variants. The Puy-en-Velay route is the most famous and the busiest, which guarantees you to find many services during your trip, and to be surrounded in case of difficulties or if you fear loneliness.
For its rich heritage, and the many tourist activities present
For walkers also wishing to make the most of their holidays by visiting remarkable places or trying fun activities, a multitude of choices will be available to you during your stay. Something to delight the whole family!
Something to delight the whole family!
Everything is in place in the Lot valley to ensure you wonderful days of hiking in the heart of nature and warm evenings. No headache, you will find All the services you will need to make your stay as easy as possible: bus to get to the starting points and to return to Cahors (timetable guides available at the Tourist Office), accommodation, catering...
The Lot Valley is just waiting to welcome you with open arms!
Take the road to Santiago de Compostela
The Lot opens its crossroads to pilgrims from all walks of life who follow the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela.
Cahors is an essential stopover on the main route of the road to Santiago de Compostela, the Via Podiensis.
The Lot Valley by Bike
With its unspoiled landscapes, the Cahors - Lot Valley destination is the ideal territory for practicing outdoor activities. So why not let yourself be tempted by an excursion or a cycling holiday? Whether you choose the road bike, mountain bike or VAE, this means of transport will allow you to discover the most intimate corners of the south of the Lot.