The perfect route for cyclists with a love of nature, gastronomy, wine and culture. Cycle from Bordeaux along quiet rural lanes and green-way cycle paths to the enchanting medieval town of Cahors in the Lot Valley. You'll also enjoy a loop ride to the beautiful village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - the jewel in the Lot Valley's crown.
This leisurely route serves up a whole pannier of visual treats along it's 319 kilometres. From Bordeaux, with its intoxicating mix of 18th century elegance, urban street food and prestigious wines, to the simple pleasure of pedalling through the dappled sunlight alongside the Canal de Garonne or admiring the charm and timeless serenity of the beautiful Lot Valley and its picturesque perched villages
Valentré Bridge - Cahors
You'll spend two nights in the beautiful medieval town of Cahors that sits on a majestic bend in the Lot river. This area (Quercy) is well known for its black truffels, Quercy lamb and Rocamadour cheese so any meal in one of the town's many restaurants is likely to be a gastronomic delight.
The final ride of the itinerary leads you along the valley to the the visually stunning medieval village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, sitting on a bluff high above the river - a fitting finale to a great cycle holiday.
The daily rides cover between 40 and 60 kilometres along mostly level cycle paths and quiet rural lanes. The last couple of days are a little more undulating but nothing to strenuous and e-bikes are an available option if you prefer.