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Explore Lot Valley or Lot & Garonne region with our Lot et Garonne cycling holidays. One of the most visited and classic destinations for cycling!
With its bountiful history, plenteous chateaux and castles, beautiful countryside and a relaxed way of life. The countryside charms of this region makes it one of the favourite and best places for a cycling trip! With these country roads, you’ll see plenty of stunning views, amazing scenery and occasional wildlife going about their business.
At the right time, the bright and cheery yellow of sunflower fields juxtaposing with the pépinières and chateaux beneath the intense blue sky and only the sounds of birds and nature around you is most exhilarating.
The countryside is pleasantly rich and lush, full of orchards and corn fields. It’s not too challenging for most levels of cycling. You’ll find endless stacks of colourful corn cobs and plenty of fruit and nut growing, including sumptuous looking figs. The overall effect is like cycling though one limitless, beautifully tended, garden. You will encounter some wines chateaux and appellations during your cycling adventure, All the south-west produce wines (red wines and white wines). Take a break and have a wine tasting.
The most unusual feature of the area is the multitude of fortified bastide towns. You’ll found here partly because in medieval times it was the front line between English-held Aquitaine and Capetian France.
Some bastides have been preserved better than others. One of the most preserved bastide town is Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with its wonderfully memorable fountained central square surrounded by substantial arcades, a large and impressive town gate and an elegant red brick church. If you are saddle sore this is a great place to take a break, with a good selection of shops, bars and markets and lovely riverside walks too
This Lot et Garonne cycling holidays takes you through the fantastic Lot Valley coutnryside. You’ll cycle six days to nine days covering approximately 300 kilometres and includes all nights bed and breakfast accommodation.
Our Lot Valley cycle holiday wends its way of the River Lot, where you cross waterways, extensive orchards, vineyards, countless traditional riverside and perched villages through the departments of the Lot-et-Garonne and the Lot. You’ll discover the Lot Valley lifestyle combining a delight in local produce, gastronomy like foie gras, confit, or truffles, outdoor activities and remarkable cultural heritage.
You will visit most beautiful villages of France including the town of Aiguillon where the Lot merges with the Garonne, Le Temple-sur-Lot, Penne d’Agenais, Fumel, Puy l’Eveque, Albas, Cahors. But Also the medieval town of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie wich was really important during The hundred years war and venture into the Dordogne to visit the amazing hilltop village of Rocamadour or the romanesque village of Sarlat. You can choose also to visit cave paintings ( Lascaux who is classified UNESCO world heritage site). This cave art is really famous and prehistory is really rich in the Dordogne. Prehistoric caves are well protected, and maybe you’ll discover a new one.
We have chosen routes that have truly spectacular views trip, interesting stops, river valley and which won’t fail to impress you as you cycle through the departments of the Lot-et-Garonne, the Lot and the Dordogne.