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Adventure by bike,following the river

The Lot Valley cycle route – EN

Set off on an adventure, at your own pace, with friends or solo, for a sporting cycling experience. Accessible to all levels, with the right equipment, on shared routes and a few stretches of chemins and voies vertes, the V86 will take you through magnificent landscapes, between plateaus, cliffs and rivers. From the Aubrac to the Garonne, this route will appeal to all lovers of nature and to cyclotourists in search ofnew routes to discover!

A breath of fresh air

by bike

The Véloroute, also known as “La Vallée du Lot à vélo“, stretches for 430km and connects La Canourgue, in Lozère, to Aiguillon, in Lot-et-Garonne. It then connects to the Véloroute des deux mers. In the Lot department, it passes through the beautiful landscapes of the Causses du Quercy and the grandiose Lot Valley. On the stretch in Grand-Figeac, you’ll have the chance to pass through Capdenac-Gare, Saint-Pierre-Toirac and Cajarc, before reaching Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, ranked among the Plus Beaux Villages de France. On this part of the route, experience a rejuvenating moment, with thecoolness of the river Lot, the sun warming the majestic limestone cliffs, the breathtaking panoramas around every bend! Cycling enthusiasts, nature lovers and picturesque villages, this route is for you!

On the attack

roads and paths

Here are 3 route ideas to inspire you to take to the winding roads of the Lot valley

80 KM FROM CAPDENAC-GARE TO CAHORS
This route will take you through a wide variety of landscapesof the vallée du Lot and the Causses du Quercy. You’ll discover the charm of the valley’s quaint little villages, with treasures like the châteaux de Larroque-Toirac or Cenevières, the perched village of Montbrun, the charming most beautiful village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie or the incredible Pont Valentré of Cahors.

143 KM IN THE HEART OF THE LOT
What better way to discover the diversity of the landscapes than by bike! From Saint-Pierre-Toirac to Soturac, you’ll have the chance to discover Cajarc, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cahors and Arcambal. You’ll then see the changing panoramas, from collines to falaises, from plateaux du Causse to winding roads, from forests to great vignobles.

230 KM FROM CAPDENAC-GARE TO LA CANOURGUE
For the more sporty and those who want to test a longer endurance, this version takes you on 3 to 5 days of adventure! A moment, out of time, criss-crossing the curving roads that seem to mingle with the river.

Practical info

ACCESS

  • Capdenac-Gare as well as Cahors are well served by trains. Beware, however, that during peak periods, transporting bicycles can sometimes be complicated on TER.
  • If you wish, you can rent a bike on Figeac or Cajarc.

GOOD DRIVING

  • Make sure your bike is in good condition before you leave.
  • For added safety, equip yourself with a helmet (compulsory for under-12s).
  • Prefer light-colored clothing to be visible to motorists.
  • In tourist season, be vigilant, motorhomes and transport vehicles share the road with you.

SLEEP, REST, DISCOVER

  • On your route, find Accueil Vélo offers. This national mark highlights establishments and places suitable for cyclotourism: accommodation, restaurants, bike rentals or tourist sites around the Véloroute.
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