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Hiking is a simple and authentic pleasure you can enjoy alone or in groups. Just walking, observing the surrounding nature, marvelling at the rich cultural and natural heritage. We are walkers and we are fond of this exceptional rural area located between the Lot valley and the Dordogne valley, with in its heart, the sublime Regional Natural Park of Causses du Quercy, labeled UNESCO World Geospace in 2017. We have selected for you the most beautiful itineraries and we propose stays in a “freedom” formula (without accompaniment) and “all included” (full board), adaptable and evolutive according to your needs and your desires.
The “freedom” style hiking holiday is unaccompanied, adaptable and progressive. You can choose a stay “ready-to-walk” with a program of hiking corresponding to you (see below our proposals of stays) or let us guide you in the choice of circuits. How does it work? Each evening, we select with you, among all the circuits of the region, the best itineraries, adapted to your aptitudes and perfectly marked, according to your centers of interest and the weather of the moment. We exchange on different possibilities, you select the one that suits you and we take care of the rest. We prepare the cards and the meals, you walk unaccompanied and you only have to enjoy your passion, freely.
3 days / 2 nights / 2 hiking days (high level) – From 149€/person
Built for good walkers (21km / 5h45), this first hike reveals some of the heritage treasures of the Lot region as the former Templar Commandery of Bastit whose origins date back to the twelfth century. Discover also the windmill of the County which has two pairs of millstones, one for wheat and one for corn, rare specificty for mills
On the 2nd day, you walk through the valleys of Ouysse and Alzou (12.5km / 3h30), two valleys renowned for the splendor of their landscapes with its chasms and resurgences. Arriving on the Rocamadour plateau, the citadel built on the cliffside dominates the valley and you can feel the spiritual dimension by following the Christ’s Cross Path to the sanctuary.
Hike 1 : Les Caps Durs (21km / 5h45)
Hike 2 : Rocamadour et les 2 vallées (12,5km / 3h30)
3 days / 2 nights / 2 hiking days (averaged level) – From 149€/person
To begin with, you walk along paths lined with dry stone walls, longer than difficult (21km / 5h30), offering typical views of Quercy landscape. It is punctuated by prestigious sites such as the prehistoric site of Fieux or the chasm of Padirac. You can decide to stop there to visit (recommended upstream booking for the Chasm of Padirac, contact us).
For your 2nd day, program of the circuit is natural cavities, vertiginous cliffs and hilling plains (8km / 3h00). You are deep into the heart of prehistory. During a break on picnic tables ideally located on the course, you appreciate the softness and tranquility of the Dordogne. On why not having a swim?
Hike 1 : Entre Géologie et Préhistoire (21km / 5h30)
Hike 2 : Des rochers et des Hommes (8km / 3h00)
6 days / 5 nights / 4 hiking days (averaged level) – From 319€/person
Four hiking days to discover the many facets of the Causses du Quercy: dovecotes, crosses, dry lawns, dry stone walls and other dolmens. You walk every day at least 3 hours on the partly stony paths of the Regional Natural Park. You take routes in wild and sunken valleys, you admire Rocamadour on the mountainside, you contemplate the vegetation typical of limestone plateaus and, to reward your efforts after some climbs, you enjoy panoramic breathtaking views.
Hike 1 : Randonnée du Causse (16km / 4h00)
Hike 2 : Braunhie de Saint-Namphaise (14,5 km / 3h00)
Hike 3 : Rocamadour et les Deux Vallées (12,5km / 3h30)
Hike 4 : Vercinge(to)ry (15km / 4h15)
8 days / 7 night / 6 hiking days (easy level) – From 434€/person
You hike between 2 and 4 hours each day, on trails accessible to all and discover the sensitive natural areas of the Lot. Interpretive circuits and educational cards will reveal the secrets of these places. The environment is preserved and typical of our beautiful region. From the valleys with a magnificent view on Rocamadour, medieval city clinging to the cliff, to the trails leading to the limestone plateaus of Causses du Quercy through the banks of the Dordogne, you will be dazzled by the spectacle of nature and the wealth of Lot’s heritage.
Hike 1 : Entre Ouysse et Alzou (8km / 3h00) / Hike 2 : Fonds de la Braunhie (5,5km / 1h30) & L’igue de Planagrèze (6,5km / 2h15) / Hike 3 : Couasne de Floirac (8,5km / 2h15) / Hike 4 : Moulin du Saut (4,5km / 2h00) & Gramat / Hike 5 : Les caselles de Marcihlac (6,5km / 2h30) & Saint-Sulpice / Hike 6 : Les Landes du Frau (2,5km / 1h00) & Dégagnazès (4,5km / 1h30)
Our stays are all inclusive: once there, we take care of everything! You are staying in one of our rentals on our 3-star campsite. Every morning we serve you a full breakfast and you leave with a lunch box for mid-day break, a map with a description of the circuit, tips to enjoy your hike and even a GPS track on your smartphone if you want. After your day’s walk, you will enjoy the large heated swimming pool and deckchairs for a well-deserved relaxation. Do not forget your stretches and, if you wish, we can offer relaxation massages with a professional. In the evening, in our on-site restaurant and bar, we prepare dinner, with a clear preference for local colors and organic products
To allow you to make the most of your stay, we welcome you on the first day from 15h (Friday for stays positioned on a weekend). After your installation and some explanations, a first hike is planned with different possibilities in the program. You can also choose to visit the medieval town of Gourdon and climb on the esplanade to enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Bourian country. For those who join us later, we will provide explanations about your stay at the welcome drink before dinner.
The day of your departure, we ask you to free the rental for 10h at the latest, and according to your state of form and your desires, you leave for a last hike. For those who wish, it is possible to opt for a hike from the campsite coupled with the visit of a goat shed in Payrac or the discovery of the beautiful painted caves of Cougnac.
« Ideal campsite to recharge your batteries😃 », Manloum
« Thanks for the tips on the different site visits and farm tours that manufacture their products and explain their work. We found this very interesting», Marie-Claire
« Warm welcome from new owners, good advice to visit the area », Pierre-Yves
Our rentals can accommodate up to 5 people. You can opt for a large chalet of 35m2 or a comfortable lodge, especially recommended if you like the experiences closer to nature
If you come alone or with second person, you’ll have a complete accommodation just for you. The next day, you can join an existing group if you wish to share the hike. If you are 3, 4 or 5 people from the same tribe, you live in the same housing, suitable for your family
For stays of more than 8 people, we invite you to contact us to understand the composition of your group and allow us to optimize the organization of housing, according to your needs. Be aware that, as a group, you can benefit from a specific rate.
Our stays are all inclusive, with accommodation including a bedroom (sheets included) and kitchenette as a minimum, and a full-board service with dinner, breakfast and basket lunches. We add a hiking program tailored to your profile and your desires, a welcome with a smile for a warm and friendly stay, a sharing in the evening to discuss the circuits of the next day, access to our various services, including the heated pool. In case of capricious weather, you can enjoy your lunch in your accomodation or just relax. The bar and its relaxation area are also open to welcome you all day long, with a library and board games available freely.
The prices are calculated as fair as possible, they are adapted to your needs according to the duration and the number of people. Our basic offer is built with a rate per person, for a maximum of 8 people. 2, 5 and 7 nights stays are directly available on our booking site. It is however possible to build stays on other durations, in this case, thank you for contacting us. If you are traveling in groups of 9 people or more, you can enjoy a preferential rate and even a bonus from 15 people! Contact us to help us build the best offer