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A unique walk blending history and scenery

The Chemin de Halage is a scenic path that was formerly a towpath by which animals/humans towed... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
ablasen57
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Connecticut
Lovely walk by the river

We walked from Bouziès along the riverside. A level walk of perhaps 3.5k by the peace of the river... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
aquaspeleo
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The Chemin de Halage is a scenic path that was formerly a towpath by which animals/humans towed barges called gabares along the Lot River. We walked the section between St. Cirq Lapopie and Bouzies (4k each way). The walk is fairly flat (once you come...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We walked from Bouziès along the riverside. A level walk of perhaps 3.5k by the peace of the river, hearing the calls of herons and jays and also the laugh of green woodpeckers from time to time. Many small caves beside the path which we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank aquaspeleo
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely street with nicely placed little benches outside so if the clomb becomes too steep you can have a little rest while looking at lovely shops and houses

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank hulstgeocacher
Reviewed 12 June 2018

4km long hiking trail between two small villages that has such amazing view of the valley and river.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MichelvandeLogt
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for a walk in the Lot valley. Fantastic views across the river and on the valley from the hillside town of Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Towpath is well maintained and easily accessible, though not exactly wheelchair friendly.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sabineb189
Reviewed 18 April 2018

It's a tow path, carved into the rock face. No great shakes, but pleasant enough as you walk along the river. Only about 3kms long. You may not want to walk down from St Cirq to the tow path, as even after the steep descent,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Dilbertfan
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The part of th epath below the rocks is exciting - th erest of the path is relaxing and nice. It woul dbe nice to have one way walking and th eother by boat, unfortunately this is not offered in July...

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Karl4104
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This walk was recommended to us by locals and we were lucky because it is a great walk. You walk in a crevice along the Lot, so in the shade, which makes it perfect for a hot day. You can see the boats go by...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AlexAnnemiek
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Park at Bouzies and stroll along the river Lot along the towpath carved into the cliff. Enjoy the cliff carvings done in 1985 and watch a leisure boat go through the lock. You can turn back to the car park giving you a return walk...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank VirginiaClarePP
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We crossed the bridge over the Lot and parked in the free car park at St Cirque Lapopie. We were immediately on the walk, and sauntered along to Bouzies, pausing to watch the boats using the locks, the murals and generally admiring the attractive scenery....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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