France - Self-guided Walking - Cele Valley-Conques to Cahors.

France - Self-guided Walking - Cele Valley-Conques to Cahors.

Self-guided walking along GR651, variant of the Puy Route.

The accommodation changes everyday.We reserve the rooms, the dinners, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, and provide the road book and the maps. 

The Cele River runs across a peaceful, lush and large valley. It is a real paradise inhabited by men since the origins as seen through the great number of prehistoric remains and drawings that exist in the region. This is the ideal place for quiet holidays where hamlets, mills, rivers as well as vineyards, sunflowers or corn fields invite you to stroll.

Espagnac-Ste Eulalie was built around a priory that shelters a strange church on top of which is a perched pyramidal roof, half timbered, square tower.

Marcilhac-sur-Cele attends to its inhabitant since prehistoric time and is set up around its roman abbey radiating its strength and austere beauty.

Day 1

Arrival via Cahors. Transfer to Conques. Enjoy the afternoon to visit the historical city and abbey.

Day 2

Conques – Decazeville. 20km- 5 hour walk.
Conques is one of the nicest places of the via Podensis and is considered a jewel with its three tower basilica standing out of the pointed roofs. The Portal is an unforgettable real Roman treasure. The Way of Saint James leads to the Saint Roch chapel where the St James pilgrims can admire the Saint in pilgrim clothes

Day 3

Decazeville – Figeac. 28 km- 7 hour walk.
Decazeville is a coal mining city. In the past the Lot river enabled the transportation of coal on flat bottom boats to Bordeaux. Visit the roman St Felix Church in Montredon and finish your day in the beautiful city of Figeac where Champollion was born.

Day 4

Figeac- Espagnac Ste Eulalie – 25 km- 6 to 7 hour walk.
From rough plateau back down to the Cele Valley in Beduer, today's walk follows the river to the charming village of Espagnac Ste Eulalie where you will spend the night.

Day 5

Espagnac Ste Eulalie- Marcilhac sur Cele- Blars - 19 km- 5 to 6 hour walk.
Climb a plateau to the Tour des Anglais (English Tower) perched above the river. Continue to Saint Sulpice with its troglodyte houses, then Marcilhac with the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey ending your day in Blars.

Day 6

Marcilhac sur Cele- Cabrerets - 19 km 5 to 6 hour walk.
Dry stone walls line the path to Cabrerets. Traditions, architecture, arts and nature of the Quercy are all explained in the outside Museum in Cuzals.

Day 7

Cabrerets-St Cirq Lapopie- 11 km- 3 hour walk
After the visit of Prehistoric Pech Merle Cave, your walk runs above the Célé River. The Lot River is crossed in Bouziès on a suspended bridge, the walk continuing on the banks of the river on a path cut into the rock. Perched on its rock spur above the river, the beautiful village of St Cirq Lapopie is worth the visit. Dinner on your own.

Day 8

Saint Cirq Lapopie – Vers- Cahors -22 km 5h30 hour walk.
Part along the Lot River and part on a limestone plateau, today's path leads to Vers a village nestled on foot of the high limestone cliffs. 17h00 Taxi to Cahors and its famous vineyards.Night in Cahors. Dinner on your own.
Option :Night in Vers in a 3*** star hotel + 1 more walk on day 9.

Day 9

Vers-Cahors - 22 km 5h30 walk
Trip ends after breakfast.In case you want to spend the night in Vers and continue the walk to Cahors with one more night consult the extra charge for 1 more night in Vers (3 star hotel)

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Self guided WALKING
Level
THE PUY ROUTE-WAY OF ST JAMES
Duration :
9 Days
From :
810 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance for your reservation

 

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Starts in : Conques.

Ends in : Cahors.

Access : Cahors train station.

 

 

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cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

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See also :

Walking from le Puy to Aumont

Walking from Aumont to Conques

Walking from Cahors to Lectoure

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Highlights

Peaceful valley,authentic villages!

Saint Cirq Lapopie and Conques

Peche Merle Cave