The Lot Valley cycle route from Cahors to Aiguillon. The itinerary follows the river Lot, meandering through many authentic villages. The vineyards of the Lot will gradually replace the orchards of Lot-et-Garonne. The arrival of the cycle route in Aiguillon will be a few steps from the confluence of the Lot and the Garonne, but also a few turns of the wheel from the Canal des Deux Mers. The route is just under 200 km long and takes an average of 2.5 days. All in all, a good ride perfect for a long weekend!
Departure in Cahors for this bike route of the Lot valley.
The city is a stopover point on the way to Santiago de Compostela. The route starts at the Valentré bridge, emblematic monument of the city. Traveling by bike is also this: To simply enjoy the landscapes that you travel through at your own pace. In this area, we are in the heart of the Cahors vineyard and its obvious landscapes. It is a very old vineyard since it dates back to the Gallo-Roman era. Vinified from an emblematic grape variety, the malbec, this wine has a dark color. It is very powerful and complex in the mouth. Most of the time, the bicycle route follows small roads with little or no traffic. Some short sections are on departmental roads, but also on greenways, especially in Lot-et-Garonne. Many sections are really pleasant, pedaling at your own pace.
The proximity with the river, the passages in the vineyards of Cahors, but also, atypical villages on the road such as Luzech, Castelfranc or Puy L’Evêque, make it a beautiful, pleasant and calm course.
These two departments, the Lot and the Lot-et-Garonne, are full of all kinds of agricultural crops. Walnut groves, plum trees, apple trees, but also cereal crops such as corn, wheat or sunflowers and of course vineyards, really give a summer atmosphere. Traveling by bike, it is of course, to take time, why not, by taking a coffee in a village, or meet the inhabitant.