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Transhumance celebrates its 10 years !

Activities Rachel By Rachel, the 15 March 2018


Come celebrate with us, the 10th birthday of Transhumance which will happen from april 10 to 14, 2018.




Set off to conquer this tenth edition of Transhumance, accompanying the flock of ewes ready to clear the spaces of the Lot Valley. This five-day adventure will make you rediscover through a ramble the different landscapes from Rocamadour to Luzech through Carlucet, Frayssinet, Gigouzac and Crayssac.

This event organized by the association of breeders "Transhumance en Quercy", the association of the owners of Luzech / Labastide-du-Vert and the Lot Department will allow you to meet locals who have struggled to revive their territory and entertain you during your visit.


During this transition, more than 500 ha are lent by three associations of owners of Luzech, Labastide-du-Vert, Bélaye and Espère. The ewes take care of the grounds maintenance to preserve the landscape but also to limit the risks of fire.


Proverb: "When the ewes shake their bell, it means that the rain is near."


In case of bad weather, the events will take place in Luzech (Salle de la Grave)



Useful information



To keep this adventure peaceful, everyone is asked to follow behind the flock on foot. Other means of transportation (motorized vehicles, bicycles, mountain bikes, etc.) will only be accepted behind the sweep vehicle. The teams, donkeys and horses are allowed under the responsibility of the owner and mandatory registration at 06 83 29 62 22.

And for this adventure to be accessible to all, there is a provision of a "Joelette" (equipment resembling a sedan chair equipped with a central wheel suspension all terrain that requires the accompaniment of two people). All those who want to, are welcome to take turns and accompany the disabled.

In order to leave the ewes free, it is forbidden to touch the animals without the breeder’s permission. In addition, dogs - even on a leash, are not allowed.


What about my car ?





Don’t panic ! At the end of the stages from Tuesday to Friday, the drivers of vehicles can be brought back, free of charge, to the starting site to recover their car. The only condition is to register each morning on site (with presentation of the vehicle's registration certificate). There is also the possibility of being brought back, on Saturdays, by shuttle (free bus) which makes rotations, starting at 3:00 pm.




Departure - Tuesday, April 10 - In pursuit of Carlucet (16 km)
Wednesday April 11th - Let's go to Frayssinet (14 km)
Thursday, April 12 - Follow the sheep until Gigouzac (13 km)
Friday, April 13th - Cap on Crayssac! (13 km)
Saturday, April 14 - Finally arrived at destination in Luzech! (12 km)

Itinerary :

Departure - Tuesday, April 10 - Chasing of Carlucet (16 km)
Wednesday April 11th - Let's go to Frayssinet (14 km)
Thursday, April 12 - Follow the ewes to Gigouzac (13 km)
Friday, April 13th - Cape on Crayssac ! (13 km)
Saturday, April 14 - Finally arrived at destination in Luzech ! (12 km)



Hoping to meet you along the way !

Marina EVENO


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