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Alzou Gorges

Hikes & walks in Gramat

A fantastic walk through the Alzou Canyon, from Gramat to Rocamadour, with ruined old watermills in the heart of the natural surroundings.

Description sheet

DepartmentLot
Departure municipalityGramat
Outing typeHike
DifficultyIntermediate
Duration5h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres26 km
Altitude upon departure300m
Change in altitude250m

Access

From Gramat, follow the D807, towards Cahors for 1 km. Cross the railway bridge and turn right immediately after on to the D39 towards Couzou, Moulin du Saut, then, after 2 km, turn right again towards Moulin du Saut (leave the D32 to ''Couzou'' on the left). After another 3 km, you will see two or three houses and the path starts to lose its tarmac coating. The path ends in a clearing. It is not possible to go any further by car.

Itinerary

From the clearing (car park), descend the GR6 (red and white marking) to the Alzou Stream (sometimes dry in the summer). Cross the small stone bridge and turn left and walk along the waterside to the Saut Mill. The GR6 passes through the interior of the mill. Continue on the right bank and sometimes on the left bank to Rocamadour. You will see the Tournefeuille Mill, the Mouline Mill and the Sirogne and Boulégou Mills. Surprising 10th and 13th century ruins. The walk is almost completely through the forest, except the final kilometre which is in the open. Plan for about 4 to 5 hours for the walk there and back, plus time for a visit to the sanctuaries or the medieval town of Rocamadour (the return walk can follow a variant route signposted in orange). The Alzou Gorges are very wild and will offer you the chance to discover a well-preserved piece of nature.

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