St Cirq La Popie
Cycling In Lot (CIL)


Start / End
Gourdon / Gourdon
187 ml (301 km)
7 Nights / 8 Days

At the heart of the ancient region of Quercy, the Lot valley is now emerging as one of the hidden delights of South-west France and is a joy to discover by bicycle. The River Lot rises in the Massif Central Mountains of France and flows westward and merges with the Garonne before entering the Atlantic Ocean near Bordeaux. In its middle section, between Figeac and Cahors, it has cut its way spectacularly through the hard limestone rock forming steep wooded cliffs at the base of which beautiful historic villages perch on the riverside slopes. This circular tour starts in Gourdon and we will cycle to the Bastide town of Monpazier before continuing to Puy-l’Eveque, a beautiful town of medieval origins, built literally onto the side of a steep riverside cliff. We follow the river Lot as it winds it way to Cahors and St. Cirq La Popie where we stop for 2 nights before returning to Gourdon. A cycle tour never to be forgotten.


Any day start, April to October. Minimum two persons


(advice only not included) By air to Limoges, Bergerac or Toulouse airports. (Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, BA). Train Paris to Gourdon (Toulouse Line).


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