Chemin de Halage

Chemin de Halage, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: Address, Phone Number, Chemin de Halage Reviews: 4.5/5

Chemin de Halage
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albertv1527
Utrecht, The Netherlands569 contributions
Lovely hike in beautiful nature
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful and lovely hike from Bouziès to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The whole hike is just below 4km, with a short but steep climb (400m distance with a 20% gradient) up to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. The best known bit is the 500m stretch where you walk under/at the foot of the cliffs with the Lot river right beside you. The stones can be slippery when wet, as can others parts of the path (which can turn into slippery mudlike substance). Wear good hiking shoes.
Written December 19, 2019
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Taxidhi
Australia111 contributions
Worth a stroll
Sep 2019
Interesting old towpath cut into the cliff. Interesting artworks (bas-relief) on the wall. A beautiful walk along the River Lot.
Written September 29, 2019
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,688 contributions
Fantastic river walk
Jun 2019 • Couples
The complete walk one way is almost 4km. It is worth every metre of it.
So tranquil and beautiful. No need to rush!
Written June 22, 2019
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ablasen57
Connecticut30 contributions
A unique walk blending history and scenery
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 down to river level in St. Cirq!) and much of it follows along the river. What makes this special is the beautiful scenery, both natural and man-made, and the section of the path that was carved out of the cliffside. The historic river locks are still in place and hand-operated by boats going through. We combined the walk with an interpretive cruise by "Les Croisieres de Saint-Cirq-Lapopie" which I also highly recommend.

I would not recommend to someone who is not able-bodied enough to walk on cobbles and other rough sections. We were staying in St. Cirq, and the hike down to the path and backup was not easy.
Written October 20, 2018
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aquaspeleo
Derry, UK57 contributions
Lovely walk by the river
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 understand were once occupied. It was very hot and the main hear if the day time was probably not a great choice. The final few hundred metres was a short sharp rise through a gap the rock face. Just over halfway, there's a lovely rock promontory which is worth the clamber to obtain the views.
The village of St Cirq Lapopie is out of this world. Narrow higgledy piggledy alleyways and all with a mind of their own. No map would help! A gorgeous church and an abandoned signal fort for views.
We stopped in a nice restaurant for lovely food.... amongst the sparrows!
All too soon we found a different way down, still steep, beside the museum (?) back to the bottom road which soon becomes the return track once more.
Total distance is only 8k which nowadays is all I can manage. The walking probably took two and a half hours but allow a lot more because the village on the hilltop will enchant you with its restaurants and souvenir shops and all those alleyways.
We used up five hours - you will do the same!
Written September 18, 2018
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John J
Hulst, The Netherlands165 contributions
Lovely street
Sep 2018 • Couples
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
Written September 11, 2018
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MichelvandeLogt
Ubud, Indonesia88 contributions
Amazing short hike with stunning views
Jun 2018 • Couples
4km long hiking trail between two small villages that has such amazing view of the valley and river.
Written June 12, 2018
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Sabine B
London, England, United Kingdom144 contributions
Interesting carvings
Sep 2017 • Couples
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.

Written April 19, 2018
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Dilbertfan
Surrey, UK359 contributions
A pleasant amble
Apr 2018 • Couples
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, you still have another 2.3kms to walk before reaching the path, which makes for a long and arduous return walk.
Written April 18, 2018
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Karl4104
Basel, Switzerland23 contributions
Interesting and relaxing place
Jul 2017 • Couples
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...
Written August 22, 2017
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