Pilgrims in the streets of Montcuq
Pilgrims in the streets of Montcuq
A. Auzanneau
Get away from it all

On the road to
Santiago de Compostela

Put on your shoes and come on the way to Santiago de Compostela. Discover pedestrian roaming in breathtaking places. Live unique moments of life, in the most perfect simplicity. Reconnect to the present moment, and admire one of the most preserved natures in the Lot valley. Breathe, and air your mind from the incessant tumult of everyday life. Get together as a family to take the time to listen to each other and share an exhilarating adventure...

Embark on the exceptional adventure of the Camino de Santiago

Scallop shell
Scallop shell
Mr Cochet
Live a moving experience

Beyond a hike lasting several days and a physical performance, doing the the road to Santiago de Compostela also means experiencing a profound transformation.

 

Little by little, you will feel your heart vibrate in a soft harmony, and you will feel a serene joy invading you. 

Hiker walking on the way to Santiago de Compostela in Quercy Blanc
Hiker walking on the way to Santiago de Compostela in Quercy Blanc
Mr Cochet
Who is the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela for? 

If you are looking for a moment of pause to find you, this path is for you. If you want to live a moment of reconnection and authenticity, this path is for you. If your wish to strengthen the bond that unites you with your loved ones sharing an exhilarating adventure, this path is for you. If you wish observe nature at its most beautiful, this path is for you. If your wish is SLOW DOWN and enjoy a smooth stay, this path is made for you...

Pilgrims on a path lined with low walls
Pilgrims on a path lined with low walls
Mr Cochet

It doesn't matter your age, your physical performance, your beliefs, your situation. The path is made at his own pace and according to his desires. 

Testimony

Listen to Marjory tell us about her journey as a walker on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Which way to choose?

Within our territory, it is possible to take different routes to hike on the paths of Santiago de Compostela. Thus, three possibilities are available to you: take the traditional Puy-en-Velay route, explore the Célé variant or survey the Rocamadour variant.

4 routes for Santiago de Compostela
4 routes for Santiago de Compostela
Mr Cochet

Le Puy route: and transl - Variant of Cele: in blue - Variant of Rocamadour: in red and dark red (a choice).

Pilgrims crossing the Valentré bridge
Pilgrims crossing the Valentré bridge
J.Morel

The Puy route: the GR65

The most “classic” and most famous route, this is the initial route to get to Santiago de Compostela. This path offers a beautiful diversity of landscapes, alternating oak forests, open ridges, and ivory-colored paths characteristic of Quercy Blanc. It also allows you to discover Cahors, a superb medieval city steeped in history, and its two monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO on the way to Santiago de Compostela: the Valentré bridge, and the Saint-Etienne cathedral. . 

Download the pilgrim guide in order to have a summary of all the accommodation and services that you will find on this path.

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Hiker on the towpath in Bouziès
Hiker on the towpath in Bouziès
Lot Tourisme - T.Verneuil

The variant of the Célé valley: the GR651

This route is an alternative to the Puy route, since it offers access to Cahors from Figeac via the Célé valley. Wilder, less crowded and steeper, this variant offers the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, and to walk on the famous Bouziès towpath with passages dug into the rock. 

Download the pilgrim guide in order to have a summary of all the accommodation and services that you will find on this path.

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On the GR6 - Alzou valley
On the GR6 - Alzou valley
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello

The Rocamadour variant: GR6, GR64 and GR652 or GR6 and GR46

The Rocamadour variant offers you to extend your itinerary by one more day, by offering an alternative allowing you to discover the whole of the Lot department from North to South. As its name suggests, it also offers the possibility of discovering the emblematic medieval city of Rocamadour, the highlight of your hike.  

 

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Useful information

Ready to join the adventure or already on the way?

Here you will find all the information necessary for the smooth running of your adventure.

Enhancement of the Way of Saint-Jacques through the "1000 hands in the dough" operation

Once or twice a year, the volunteers of the association "1 mains à la pâte" invite you to join them for a day of restoration of the small heritage surrounding the GR2: low walls, huts, wells... The opportunity to share , to transmit the know-how related to this heritage, in a friendly atmosphere!

Learn more and participate!

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