The Lot valley, from Agen to Cahors by bike
Explore the Lot valley by bike between Agen and Cahors. You can cycle through the vineyards and villages perched in the heart of Quercy. This cycling holiday offers you exceptional panoramas along the Lot river.
As you cycle through the Cahors vineyards, you will have the pleasure of visiting many medieval fortified villages.
You also take a gastronomic journey in Lot et Garonne by tasting melon from Quercy, tasting Cahors wine or even truffles. You are on the route of the Lot Valley cycle route, mainly on small roads with little traffic.
Highlights of the stay:
- The Cahors vineyard
- Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France
- Puy l'Evêque
- Villeneuve sur Lot
- The Valentré bridge in Cahors
- Panoramas over the Lot valley
- The Garonne canal
Day 1: Arrival in Agen
You reach the first accommodation, a *** hotel in the afternoon. If you arrive earlier, you can visit the city of Agen, its vibrant city center and admire the canal bridge. It is also the opportunity to stroll along the Canal de la Garonne.
Day 2: Agen to Temple sur Lot / 59 km
After the Agen canal bridge, you join the greenway by bike to Buzet, crossing its vineyards. You drive along the Garonne canal to the Lot river. The town of Aiguillon is on the Lot Valley cycle route.
This cycling route invites you to discover the medieval bastides, the hillsides of orchards and the pretty villages to the Temple sur Lot.
Night in a **** hotel and dinner included.
Day 3: From Temple sur Lot to Villeneuve sur Lot / 30 km
The Lot valley cycle route takes you to the bastide town of Villeneuve sur Lot via small shaded roads through apple and plum orchards. You can taste the Ente plum, which, when dried, becomes the famous Agen prune. On your cycle route in the Lot valley, you cross ancient bridges and some of the most beautiful villages in France such as Pujols.
Night in Villeneuve sur Lot in a **** hotel with dinner included.
Day 4: From Villeneuve sur Lot to Puy L'Evêque / 57 km
Today you drive through plum orchards towards the medieval village of Pujols. You can make stops in the beautiful hilltop villages of Monsempron-Libos and Fumel. If you are ready to take a little detour, you will have the pleasure of seeing the Château de Bonaguil, a former 13th century fortified castle.
Your bike ride ends in Puy l'Evêque, a unique and picturesque village built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Lot.
Night in hotel ***
Day 5: From Puy L’Evêque to Cahors / 57 km
You continue your journey = on the Lot valley cycle route between orchards and vineyards through magnificent panoramas. You can take breaks in the medieval towns of Belaye and Luzech in the heart of Quercy.
Your day ends in the city of art and history of Cahors.
To see on site :
- The Valentré Bridge
- St Etienne Cathedral
- medieval alleys
- boulevard Gambetta
- the Cahors market on Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Day 6: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie loop / 60 km
Enjoy a beautiful cycle loop towards the jewel of the Lot valley: the village of St Cirq de Lapopie. This medieval village, elected as one of the most beautiful villages in France, is perched on a cliff above the valley. It has 13 historical monuments and a charming village with narrow streets and old houses.
Night and breakfast in a 4 * hotel.
Day 7: End of your cycling trip in the Lot Valley
Your cycling trip ends after breakfast. You can book an extra night to still enjoy this beautiful region.