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Upstream along the river Lot by bike 4 days

A picturesque holiday at water’s side along the bucolic river Lot
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme rivers and canals, countryside
370€

Information : Upstream along the river Lot by bike 4 days

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Presentation

The "véloroute" ("bike-road") is a signposted itinerary created so that cyclists can travel upstream alongside the Lot river.
80 kilometres long and practically flat, the route goes along little-used small roads chosen for their charm. The véloroute will guide you through the orchards where the famous Agen prunes originate, lead you along picturesque little streets and beckon you to laze around on the banks of the Lot.
In fact all along the way there are places to stop and relax by the river - something kids generally love!
Exploring the area will be enhanced by trips around the places you stay. An opportunity to gain a little height over the valley to visit the windmills, clock-towers, chapels, castles and mediaeval villages dotted about the hilly surroundings.

You'll love

  • the well-conceived, signposted route designed for family cycling
  • waterside breaks to relax and have fun with the kids
  • the charm of chambres d'hôtes with pool

Program : Upstream along the river Lot by bike 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Castelmoron

    Arrival late afternoon in Castelmoron.
    Settling in.

    Dinner and night in pleasant guesthouse with its own pool

  • D2 Ride around Castelmoron towards the Prune Museum

    21km with total uphill 190m (level 2/5). Duration about 2hours 30 minutes.
    Nice ride setting off from the Domaine de Rambeau. You'll discover the "Véloroute" (bike road) and the banks of the Lot river. You may also like to visit the Museum of the Prune. Known as the black gold of Aquitaine, the Pruneau d'Agen is part of the agricultural heritage of the south-west of France. The Este Plum is ripened to perfection,to create a prune known worldwide for its sweetness and tender flesh.

    Dinner and night in a charming guesthouse with its own swimming pool.

  • D3 From Castelmoron to Penne d'Agenais

    42.5 km stage with total uphill 150metres (level 3/5). Estimated time 4hrs 30mins.

    Today you take the Véloroute towards Penne d'Agenais. You will be going along narrow valley roads, pretty and shaded. The itinerary is dotted with old bridges and characterful towns. At the halfway point, you go through the town of Villeneuve sur Lot, the second in size of the Département, lying in a fertile plain surrounded by hillsides studded with orchards.

    Dinner and night in a charming chambres d'hôtes in the historical heart of the town.

  • D4 Around Penne d'Agenais towards the Museum of foie gras

    26.9 km stage with total uphill 150m (level 2/5). About 3hrs.
    This is probably the most demanding stage of your holiday. You set off across the hills of the Lot. The roads are fairly tough and tortuous. There are historical monuments dating from the 11th century, local farms typical of the Occitan region, the Foie Gras Museum, winecellars and shops...

    In fact it's a wonderful day out under the benevolent watchful eye of the Basilique de Penne d'Agenais.

    Transfer to Castelmoron and departure.

Tariffs high season

FROM JULY TO AUGUST, DEPARTURE EVERYDAY

In a family room

Adult : 390  €
Junior (12 - 17) : 330 €
Child (2 - 11) : 255 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 410 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  410 €
Child (2 - 11) : 380 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

500 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

570 €

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

IN A FAMILY ROOM

Adult : 370 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 315 €
Child (2 - 11) : 240 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  390 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 390 €
Child (2 - 11) : 360 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN A SINGLE ROOM

480 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

550 €

What's included?

  • Half board.
  • 3 "épis" guest houses with swimming pool.
  • Detailed roadbook and maps.
  • Logistical and technical support
  • Baggage transfer
  • Includes return transfer from Penne d'Agenais to Castelmoron.

Optional

  • Picnics for the whole trip from :
    • Adult or junior : 36 €
    • Child : 24 €
  • Boke rental from :
    • Bike rental for adult or junior : 60 €
    • Mountain bike for child : 40 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 40 €
    • Child seat : 6 €
    • Electric power bike for adult or junior : 90

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Entrance for museums
  • Return transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Family cycling holiday going from place to place.
  • Little country roads and along the banks of the Lot.
  • Suitable for road or country bikes.

Organisation

  • These holidays are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. Your luggage is transported between lodgings, and a roadbook will guide you right through your holiday. We provide the logistical and technical support necessary.
  • On longer holidays you change accommodation every other day, which gives you the chance to better explore your surroundings or simply take your time and relax...
  • Half-board accommodation is in 3-épis guest houses chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting.

N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

Access

By car

Highway A 61, exit n°6 Damazan-Aiguillon

By air

Bordeaux-Mérignac airport or Toulouse-Blagnac airport + train to Tonneins railway station, then by bus until Castelmoron-sur-Lot and finally by taxi to the accommodation

By train

Tonneins railway station, then by bus until Castelmoron-sur-Lot and finally by taxi to the accommodation

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Upstream along the river Lot by bike 4 days
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