Let yourself become enchanted by the beautiful Célé and Lot Valleys on this fantastic walking holiday in France.
On this hiking vacation your tour begins in Figeac and ends in Cahors, but if you wish to enjoy a little more time in this amazing part of France you may opt for a longer tour which continues through the Cahors vineyards and finishes in Puy-l’Évêque. Although lesser known than the Dordogne Valley, the Célé and Lot Valleys will cast their spell over you as soon as you set foot here!
Our walking holiday tours are mostly off the beaten track, giving you the chance to explore ancient towns, pretty villages and the unspoilt beauty of the Lot and Célé valleys. Having walked the area many times ourselves, we believe we’ve planned a superb walking tour for you through varied landscapes - perfect for discovering on foot.
Our walking holiday offers a different perspective on this beautiful region. Depending on the walking tour and its itinerary, you walk for 3 to 6 hours a day over distances varying from a minimum of 12kms up to a maximum of 25kms, across mainly gentle to moderate terrain. Some days may be a little more challenging than others, but you can walk at your own pace while your luggage is transported ahead for you.
The accommodation we book for you is chosen to suit all tastes - from delightful chambres d’hôtes (Bed & Breakfast), to superb deluxe hotels. You decide.
The length of your walking holiday tour is variable, and you are able to start a tour whenever you wish - it is neither fixed in advance nor dependent on a whole group starting together. Whichever tour you choose, you are guaranteed both freedom and flexibility.
All of our walking tours run from mid-March to mid-October but should you wish to book a walking holiday out of season, please contact us via the enquire now button and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
We are based in the centre of the Dordogne and Lot regions so we are always there in the locality to support you. We will explain everything thoroughly to you before you begin your tour, including which routes are recommended and places of interest to visit along the way. The walks have been planned meticulously and we want them to be everything you’ve hoped for... and more.
Although all our walking holiday tours are self-guided, we are always there if you need us. Should plans need to be changed at short notice due to a road closure, for example, we will let you know immediately. We are only a telephone call away.
What is a self-guided tour?
A self-guided tour is a fully co-ordinated holiday package for the independent traveler. We book all of your accommodation; move your luggage between the accommodation; give you detailed routes to follow. You decide with whom you want to travel and you travel at your own pace - there is no guide or group to speed you along or slow you down. Bliss!
Take a lesser known path and head to France for a self-guided walking holiday in the simply stunning Célé and Lot Valleys. You are guaranteed to enjoy the amazing scenery, delightful accommodations and fantastic cuisine.
Dates and Prices
Célé & Lot Valley Walking Holiday France Dates
These wonderful walking tours in the Célé and Lot Valleys run from mid-March to mid-October.
Célé & Lot Valley Walking Holiday France Prices
- 7 days (6 nights) : Hotel accommodation – €950
- 9 days (8 nights) : Hotel accommodation – €1,220
All prices are per person. Single supplements apply – Please use the enquire now button to ask for further details.
What is included in the tour price?
- All accommodation. Your choice of chambres d’hôtes, family-run hotels or deluxe hotels (at some locations).
- All breakfasts and at least two evening meals (the number of evening meals is dependent upon your choice of tour).
- Detailed route descriptions.
- All luggage transfers.
- Telephone support and personal help if required – All this is just a call away.
What is not included?
- Travel to the start of the tour is not included however we will endeavour to assist you with your travel plans and recommend the most convenient routes.
This superb walking tour takes place in the heart of the countryside of the wonderful Lot region in France. The area is dominated by the magnificent Lot river and their stunning valleys. It is quite simply an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Your tour begins in the historic town of Figeac, a lovely town that sits upon the Célé River.
Traveling along the Lot valley, you will certainly want time to visit Rocamadour. The town clings to the rock face overlooking the Ouysse gorge – and is the site of an ancient pilgrimage. The splendid “rouge” village of Collonges-la-Rouge is also worth making a detour for along with Cahors, St-Cirq-Lapopie, Puy-l’Evêque and the magical riverside village of Cressensac.
We are confident that the Célé and Lot Valleys will enchant you throughout your tour – and we’re certain that you’ll want to return here again and again!
The accommodation we book for you is chosen to suit all tastes – from delightful chambres d’hôtes (Bed & Breakfast), to superb deluxe hotels. Each accommodation is delightful and the staff and owners are friendly and attentive. At each place you stay the aim of the hoteliers is to make your stay as wonderful as possible.
All the hoteliers are known to us personally and each hotel has an excellent restaurant, highly respected within the local community for their exceptional cuisine. If you enjoy sampling a range of regional produce, we can plan your tour to coincide with as many bustling village markets as possible.
These Walking Holidays are owned and run by an Anglo-French couple that have lived in the region since 1991 and have worked in the tour business since 1996. As well as knowing the area intimately, they guarantee you an attentive service from the moment you book your tour with them… to the moment you head home after an unforgettable holiday! In addition, as well as being excellent value for money, each tour is personalised to suit your own individual requirements – a major feature that few other tour companies can rival.
The region is one of the most beautiful in France, with marvelous surprises at every turn. The tours have been conceived to incorporate as many experiences of French lifestyle, culture, history and cuisine as possible.
After our third walking tour with you we feel we know the area pretty well now! We will certainly continue to recommend your walks to relatives and friends. As we’ve mentioned before, apart from being in beautiful places, some of the strengths of walking with you are your familiarity with the area, your attention to detail including the walking notes, and having you close at hand if something goes amiss. Thank you.
Jack & Andrea Holland, Chapman, ACT, Australia
I just want to tell you that our ALL TOO BRIEF visit to the Dordogne could NOT have been better! The hotels were charming, the food was fine, and the suggested walks and town visits were, of course, also marvelous. One day I walked 12 miles, which may not sound like much, but when I consider that I could not walk around my block last February, I was pretty pleased! You outdid yourself in meeting our needs! Once again, thank you for making our trip so wonderful. Thanks, thanks!
Audrey Holland, Arizona, USA
I’m spreading your name far and wide, and I really cannot think of an aspect on your side of our experience that could be improved upon. Thanks again.
Dennis and Nancy, Washington State, USA