Independent walking tour in the Quercy region (South of France)

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Beautiful scenery, lovely footpaths and remote treasures will be your daily bread...

The route will lead you to access magical places. Here, every step takes you to a visible trace of human history like the countless centuries old stone-built houses, the lovely villages built during Middle Ages, the awesome monuments and paintings from prehistoric times.

The main part of the region is built upon a limestone plateau cut by deep valleys and covered with orchids and with small white oaks.

For more information about the Quercy, please click here

Day 1:

Pick up in the afternoon in Figeac (we can also arrange transportation from Toulouse airport), a lovely little town with pedestrians old streets and buildings as old as half a thousand years.  Possibility of a lovely walk by the  ancient city pedestrian streets. Too possibility of a guided visit of the ancient city (on reservation, guide fee not included )

Night in  Figeac

 Day 2 : Short van transfer to Beduer nice village and its castle. En route to the lovely Cele  valley by the Grealou limestone plateau. Terrain is gently undulating. Very nice footpaths. On the way :stone-made shepherds huts, dolmen (prehistoric monument), lovely old houses, old stone made fountain...Walk is 15 km, difference in heights is 300m.

 Day 3 & 4, :

The gorgeous Célé Valley, surrounded of limestone cliffs. You are following the valley, sometimes down in the valley, sometimes on top of it along the edge line, some times along footpath hanged onto the cliff. But you are also crossing a limestone plateau and its small trails surrounded by small stone fences, very typical from the area. The plateau is an arid region with specific flora, land of orchids and of numerous other flowers.

Saint Sulpice village and  its trogloditic houses (built into the cliff), Marcilhac Abbey, Sauliac castle ... Day 3 is 15 km (diff. in height is 600 m) , day 4 is 18 km (diff. in height is 550 m)

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Day 5 :

"En route" to the Lot valley, you may decide to visit the prehistoric cave decorated with incredible 18,000years old prehistoric paintings...A surprising path cut into the cliff will offer you a very nice view to the valley. St Cirq Lapopie incredible village: overlooking a bend in the Lot, the village is  perched on the edge of the cliff; the ancient houses rise up over the

rocky slope protected by the 500 years old church.

 Night next Saint Cirq Lapopie. Walk is 16 km (diff. in height is 350 m)

 

Day 6 :

 A loop above the Lot valley by a very nice and peaceful scenery; unforgettable lookout views. Walk is 19 km (diff. in height is 400 m)

 

Day 7 :

Breakfast and drive back to Figeac.

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 How to book this trip...

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Trip ref.: SW-Q2A-06

Daily average distance : 17 km

Level :moderately challenging

Kind of trip: from lodging to the next  lodging

Available dates : Any from April to October

Recommended dates :May June, September and October

Price per person:

When two people double occupancy :740 Euros, (Click to convert)

When four people in two rooms (double occupancy) : 660 Euros, (Click to convert)

Accommodation level 2: highly selected B&B and hotels ( two stars or equivalent) offering a strong local character.

Start: Figeac

Finish: Figeac

Several trains a day from Paris and from Toulouse to Figeac.

We can also pick you up (as option) at Toulouse and Rodez airports.

It includes:.

  • All lodgings
  • all breakfasts
  • all picnics
  • 5 dinners
  • Baggage transport
  • Loan of maps and detailed road-books to follow the route
  • Emergency support

 

It doesn't include

  • 1 dinner
  • Beverages
  • Visits entrance fees such as Museum, caves, castles, ...
  • All costs before rendezvous point and after final drop-off.
  • Travel insurance or cancellation insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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