The Lot et Garonne bike tour
Lot and Garonne bike tour
The Lot et Garonne bike tour in Aquitaine region: From Agen, symbolic city of the prune and returned famous by its bridge channel. Your bike tour offers you to discover the beautiful Lot valley via the Canal des 2 Mers Cycle Route.
Come for your holidays in Lot et Garonne, South west of France. Green landscapes, pretty medieval villages, most beautiful medieval villages of France such as Pujols a perfect place for cyclist! But also the impressive castle of Bonaguil from middle ages, one of the most beautiful towns of France. Then, crossing extensive orchards in the county of the Lot-et-Garonne and elegant vineyards in the county of the Lot. The meandering Lot Valley véloroute passes countless traditional riverside and perched villages. In the course of streams you will cross many cities, chateaux, and villages on pleasant bike routes in the flat reliefs lined giving to the Lot Valley a garden look.
Land of gastronomy and excellent local products, the Lot countryside will wake your papillae with the truffle, the foie gras, the lamb or the melon of Quercy, the wine Cahors Malbec. It is the first french department for growing Agen prunes, the first department for the variety of fruits and vegetables: over 70 varieties of wines, foie gras, truffles, confit or cassoulet. It is an area where you live and eat well, a mix of culture and conviviality! ths is also a wine region, southwest france is known for Cahors appellation with malbec or tannat grape varieties. Vineyards produce both white wines and red wines. Ask for a guided tour in a chateau, a wine guide will share you all this knownledge: appellations, tannins, cellars, wine regions, winemaking, winemaker, but also Grand cru.
South-west France is also the ideal place for cycle tours! On your two wheels go bargain hunting at the antiques/second hand fairs in Fumel! You can also ride through backroads to explore the superb medieval village of Puy l’Evêque ( Unesco world heritage site).
Today, the Lot and Garonne appeals to tourists for a variety of reasons. The Lot Valley bike tour, will allow you to discover an exceptional natural setting and will delight you ! To be more confortable during your cycling tours, we can Bike hire or an E-bike as you prefer!
- Small country roads in the heart of valleys, orchards and vineyards
- The charming medieval village that line the route: Pujols, Beauville, Puymirol etc.
- The sweetness of the Lot Valley and the pretty landscapes of the Cahors vineyards
- The gastronomy of the South West and the sweetness of life of the Lot et Garonne
Arrive at your 3-star hotel in Agen, where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you.
This beautiful city, capital of the prune, is half way between the city of Bordeaux and the enchanting Toulouse it offers a few interesting locations. « Agen », is a rich city with 2000 years of history, which reveals its heritage throughout medieval cobbled streets and elegant and romanesque boulevards from 19th Century :The Museum of Beaux-Arts (fine arts) shows five Goya paintings (including the self-portrait), among other Spanish works of the 18th and 19th centuries. Its vibrant city center, offers shops and services. Farmers’ markets are a showcase of local products: foie gras, fruit and vegetables, and of course, prunes!
Overnight: 3 star-hotels Included Meals: Breakfast
From Agen you will start you cycling tour by crossing the famous bridge channel. The greenway offers you here continuous, easy and well secured kilometers. You will continue your route until Buzet appellation to discover its vineyards then will continue on the canal of the Garonne until you reach the river Lot. You could enjoy the many water stopping places which are offered to you all along the route. Beautiful places are around you, take a leisurely moment. “Aiguillon” marks the official departure of the velo route. Majestic rivers, medieval vmost beautiful villages in france, hilltop hid orchards, villages with feet in the water… The Lot Valley reserves you of pleasant surprises. Do not miss one stop to the museum of the prune!
For those who choose the option Nérac : stay 8 days 7 nights : you pedal on the bicyle road of famous king Henri IV. From the vineyards of Buzet to the Armagnac, around Mézin, its castles confides in the course of its magnificent river, the Baise. The country of Albret, authentically Gascony country is a destination full of charm animated by the agricultural wealth of pines and orchards.
Overnight: 4 star-hotels, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast
You pedal on the tracks of famous king Henri IV. From the vineyards of Buzet to the Armagnac, around Mézin, its castles confides in the course of its magnificent river, the Baise. The country of Albret, authentically Gascon country is a destination full of charm animated by the agricultural wealth of pines and orchards. Overnight: 3 star-hotels, Included Meals: Breakfast
From the castle of Henri IV your bicycle tour brings you today in the Lot Valley! You will go back up the river Baise until Buzet to discover its vineyards, then you will continue on the canal of the Garonne until you reach the river Lot. You could enjoy the many water stopping places which are offered to you all along the route. “Aiguillon” marks the official departure of the velo route. Majestic rivers, medieval villages, hillsides hid orchards, villages with feet in the water… The Lot Valley reserves you of pleasant surprises. Do not miss one stop to the museum
of the prune!
Overnight: 4 star-hotels, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast
Today you take back the bike road in the direction of the medieval village of Villeneuve-sur-lot. You will going through backroads of the valley in the heart of the orchards of apples and producing plum trees of the famous of “Prune d’Ente” which once dried become the delicious prunes of Agen. Your route will be marked out by old bridges and superb towns such as Casseneuil, Sainte Livrade or Pujols, one of the most beautiful villages of France!
Overnight: 2 star-hotels Included Meals: Breakfast
From Fortified Villeneuve-sur-Lot, your route borrows bike paths through the orchards of plum trees in the wide bed of the Lot. You will cross the beautiful small village of Penne d’Agenais overlooking the valley of the Lot.
Others remarkable perched villages and monuments, Montsempron-Libos and Fumel. A few kilometers away from Fumel a stop is imperative to visit one of the most beautiful fort of France, the castle of Bonaguil. Down from its rocky spur, it dominates for 8 centuries the valley and the medieval village. At the top every tourist have a perfect scenic view!
Overnight: 3 star-hotels, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast
From the Lot et Garonne your biking day takes you this time in the department of the Lot. Here are landscapes of vineyards of Cahors ordered well around elegant wine estates. You will cycle on small roads and green ways until you reach the remarkable medieval village perched of Puy l’Evêque. Your route takes you back then in the Lot et Garonne, in the beautiful village of Tournon d’Agenais by taking small roads of the valley.
Overnight: 2 star-hotels, Included Meals: dinner and Breakfast
Ultimate stage on your bike which in the course of valleys and streams returns you in the capital of the prune. Remarkable villages and thattched cottage will cross your road as the bastide of Montaigu de Quercy and Puymirol, or again the perched village of Beauville and Roquecor. These picturesque small towns are really well preserved like prettiest stone housesand magnificent cobblestone streets. Your tour comes down gradually in the valley of Séoune, but shaded path.
Overnight: 3 star-hotels, Included Meals: Breakfast
We take care of transporting your luggage at each change of accommodation so that you travel light and take full advantage of your daily hike.
You leave your luggage at the reception of your accommodation before your departure .
At the end of the afternoon, you will find them at the reception of your new accommodation or directly in your room.
Luggage accepted per person: 1 suitcase or travel bag (20 kg maximum) + 1 piece of hand luggage.
We remind you that rental bicycles are equipped with saddlebags to be used to transport the things you deem useful for the day
Your travel record corresponds to the documents or files you receive before your trip (usually a month before) and upon arrival at the first accommodation.
- A welcome letter with the main practical information:
- The time slot for baggage transport
- Details of the delivery and collection of bikes from rental if necessary
- Your local contact and telephone number (s) in case of emergency
- Any additional information
- The logbook travel package including map with the route (to the appropriate scale) and directional, tourist and practical indications
- The necessary voucher (s) to be given to the service provider (s) (only if necessary!)
On request and depending on the circuits:
- The “Evazio” application to download from smartphone for “GPS” navigation with visual guidance (reading of the track on the your smartphone) and / or oral.
- The application also contains practical and tourist information. Once the trip has been downloaded, no internet connection is necessary
- The loan of a GPS device with the pre-recorded tracks
- Sends GPX tracks of each stage to be used with your own navigation support
On this circuit, we suggest that you provide you with the choice and by reservation:
- A hybrid bike suitable for hiking and for the route
- An electric bike adapted to the route
With its equipment:
- 1 rear bag
- 1 handlebar bag
- 1 set of repair
- 1 helmet (on request)
- 1 anti-theft device
- 1 charger (for the electric bike)
For the youngest, we can offer depending on age and size
- A child’s bike
- A baby seat
- A trailer
- A follow-up bike
The bike is delivered to the first accommodation and is adjusted to your size.
At the end of the tour, the bike must be left at the last accommodation with its equipment. We will take care of their recovery.
This tour is available in a “comfort/superior” version.
The type of accommodation is classified into 3 ranges:
Comfort : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 2 and 3 stars (or equivalent) and rooms of host.
Superior : The circuit mainly presents hotels classified 3 and 4 stars (or equivalent) and charming guest rooms.
Luxury : The circuit mainly presents 4 and 5 star hotels or equivalent
Our support team remains available for the duration of your trip.