Lot, Tarn & around - June 2020

With 2020 being bit of a trying year decided to take things easy and have just a quick trip in June. Few nights away not far from home but even though, there was plenty to see and explore. Very warm period but we survived intact!


1st meal out since you-know-what (over 3 months!). Love random roadside stops... esp when they turn out great! grin


Hmmmmmmm... Toasty!


Beautiful sunrise ride to avoid forecast heat. Rolling hills & shady forests actually made for perfect conditions smile


Second ride of the day: short cool down with Pratiwi, who also tried #HaySurfing for the first time wink Not bad! grin


You've seen sheep, cattle, etc. in a field squash into the shade of a single tree/hedge, yes? Snails are the same wink


Climb on foot up to Cordes-sur-Ciel was worth it even in today's scorching heat! Beautiful medieval village in Tarn.


Oh look... a beach... and we're nowhere near the coast! grin Lovely spot by river Lot, Causses du Quercy National Park.


Saint-Cirq-Lapopie perched above river Lot. Very impressed by this beautifully preserved (& clean!) medieval village.


Lunch in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Beautiful place & v.toasty today so we chose a super shady spot... & the large beer! wink


Above the River Lot: a veritable motorway compared to some cliff-edge roads we travelled in Norway so no worries! smile


Chemin de Halage: aka. a towpath cut into cliffs along the river Lot. Good idea as it makes for a nice shady walk.


Look for 'fancy' restaurant in Cahors but v. busy Saturday, so end up in a backstreet bar. Prolly more fun anyhow! wink


Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!


Stumbled across Indonesian restaurant in Cahors. Someone's very happy! & yes, 2 peeps/3 dishes (+dessert) does go! wink