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Activities

When you stay at Les Granels, you can do as much or as little as you wish. Lazy days by the pool, in the garden or in the cool of the pool side bar, or swimming, tennis, walking, fishing, golfing and much more are close at hand.

We pride ourselves at the range of activities within the holiday property, but you don't have to wander far outside of Les Granels to find even more to do.

We include some suggestions below for your information, but you will come across a lot of other things that catch your eye, if you take a walk or a drive through the wonderful Lot Valley. No matter what your tastes, you'll find lots to do during your stay at Les Granels in Cambayrac.

Woman on Zip Line

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Adventure Parks

The Lot area has also quite a few adventure parks. The two nearest Les Granels are "CapNature" and "Parc en Ciel" (Lacapelle-Biron).  Both offer slightly different activities, but both have wonderful trails high in the treetops to negotiate. Suitable for kiddies or older and more experienced climbers.

CapNature also offers paint-ball and Canoeing, and, being near Cahors, is well worth a visit, if you want to

burn off some energy, or have kids that want to let loose!

For those rainy days, Youpi Parc is a new indoor Play Area at Cahors. This is a fantastic indoor play area has a ball park, bouncy castle and enormous climbing apparatus. There is a café and meals are available all day. The play area is open from 10am to 7pm.  Toddlers (1yrs - 3yrs) €5.50, Children (3yrs to 12yrs) and adults are free.

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Boating and Canoeing

The Lot valley and it's surrounds are perfect for boating. The rivers Célé and Lot wind their way through river valleys with towering stone cliffs and picturesque countryside and towns.

Canoe hire is available from several places along the Célé and the Lot, by the hour, half day or full day. Normally, they drive you upstream in a minibus and then you are free to make your way downstream in your own time.

A small selection of companies offering boat hire are:

Woman Kayaking
Cycling Up the Hill

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Cycling

France is cycling mad, so what better way to see the fantastic countryside and stay fit into the bargain!

There are many predefined routes available in the Lot area, or you can just strike out on your own.

We have 5 bikes available to our guests and for those that would like to plan out your holidays cycling, we include a few helpful links below:

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Fishing

Few French departments can boast such a network of rivers as beautiful, varied and comprehensive as the Lot. The Lot valley features 1500km of streams, 400 Km of rivers and 35 lakes and ponds.

Fishermen, you can get into your waders or sit on the riverbank, day or night, whether you love the majesty of a wide valley or mountain environment of a forest stream, you will find something to take your fancy.

For trout, head to the waters of Segala, particularly rich in wild trout typical of the Massif Central. during a moment of true communion with nature. In the Dordogne, boots in the water, you can enjoy unsurpassed views of the cliffs, and castles that overlook the river. It is particularly suited to fly fishing (trout, grayling). As for Lot, Coarse fishing 'par excellence' with plenty of zander, pike, perch, bass and catfish.

  • Lot Valley Fishing Federation  (TBC)

  • Lot Tourism - 46001 Cahors  (TBC)

Fishing
Golf Course

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Golf

For those golfers amongst you, there is also golfing available nearby.

To the north of Les Granels, in Souillac, you will find the "Souillac Golf & Country Club", a challenging 18 hole course designed by Jeremy Pern. You are advised to book in advance.

To the South, in Castelnau Montratier you have "Golf des Roucous Sauveterre" a 9 hole course that opens all year round. A little further away in the north east, you will find another 9 hole course, "Golf de Montal" near St Cere.

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Horse riding

As a whole, the Lot region has over 1,500 km of bridleways and more than 25 equestrian centres most of which are open throughout the year.

The local tourist office will be able to give you details of your nearest centre but we have included a few to get you started!

Woman riding a horse
Image by Zhenyu Ye

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Microlight flights

Once aboard the Microlight "Skydancer", comfortably sitting in your seat behind the pilot, you will enjoy an outstanding 360° view.

Flying from the airfield near Vers, you will follow the river Lot in the direction of Saint-Cirq Lapopie. You'll be impressed by the beauty of the wild and unspoiled landscape of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park. When seen from the ground, the meandering river, overhung by steep cliffs are superb, but, from the sky, everything takes on another dimension! An eye-opening unforgettable journey, for moments that will remain forever etched in your memories.

  • Website TBC

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Parascending, Parachuting, Gliding &Hang Gliding

For the more adventurous, the Lot Valley offers a chance to try Parascending, Parachuting, Gliding or Hang Gliding. What better way to see the stunning landscapes of the Lot. Whether its the adrenaline rush of a parachute jump, or the exhilaration or soaring in the sky with only the sound of the wind under your wings you can try them all in the Lot

The aerodrome at Lalbenque, South of Cahors is the local base for flying, gliding and parachuting, there is a hang gliding club based in Douelle, and parascending in Flaugnac.

Cahors Skydiving - 46230 Cieurac

Cahors Gliding - 46230 Cieurac  TBC

Aeroclub - 46230 Cieurac

Vol Libre Cadurcian (Hang Gliding) - 46140 Douelle TBC

Lot Parascending - 46170 Flaugnac TBC

Extreme Sport
Quad Biking

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Quad biking

Many of the country trails are large enough for a quad bike to navigate and some of the locals use them to get around their land.

Quad bikes can be hired locally in Frayssinet-le-Gelat and guided tours through the countryside are also available.

46250 Frayssinet le Gelat  TBC

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Walking

Les Granels is set in 25 hectares of private grounds, so you have plenty of space to explore without even leaving the property! In the immediate area the road that ends at Les Granels is very pretty and quiet and perfect for a longer walk.

If you feel like exploring a little further afield, then you are staying in the middle of a beautiful area. The Lot valley is divided into three main areas. The Causse which dominates and gives our landscape its distinctive character, then the green hills and valleys to the west and northeast Quercy Blanc and Ségala. This wonderful variety of landscapes makes the Lot a perfect area for walking.

Most striking to see are the incredible cliff-lined river valleys of the Lot, Célé and Dordogne. Over many millions of years they have carved their way through the limestone plateau of the Causse to eye-catching and spectacular Canyons. Add to this the picturesque towns in the area and you have a perfect place for walking, be it a short wander or a day-long hike.

Hike
Swim in the lake

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Swimming

There are many swimming lakes (Plan d'eau) to choose from and most have facilities for safe bathing, watersports, fishing, as well as the ubiquitous boules court and picnic area. They are usually well signposted from nearby villages and the local tourist office will be able to point out the nearest one and explain the facilities it offers.

There is also a brand new aquatics centre in Cahors. The centre has a large swimming pool and a teaching pool (swimming lessons, aquagym and aquabike).  For little ones there is a fun pool with slides, bubbles, massage jets and waves. There is also a small paddling pool with games for the 2-3 year-olds. For the grown ups there is a spa facility with a sauna, fun showers and a spa bath. The pool is open from 1st April (closed in July and August). Adults €6.30, Children (under 16yrs) €5.10. Under 3 year old's are free.

Cahors Aquatic Centre - 46000 Cahors
Le Lac Vert - 46150 Catus
Plan d'eau de la Cayre - 46250 Cazals
Plan d'eau du Moulin Bas - 46250 Frayssinet le Gelat
Plan d'Eau de Saint-Sernin - 46800 Montcuq
Plage Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - 46330 Montcuq

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