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The Robert Louis Stevenson trail 2018

From Le Puy en Velay to St Jean du Gard

This journey across the Cevennes lasted 12 days for Stevenson and his donkey, Modestine. It took him from Monastier sur Gazeille in Haute Loire to St Jean du Gard . The journey which we offer you starts at Le Puy en Velay in the Haute Loire and ends at St Jean du Gard: 14 days of walking.
‘I have been after an adventure all my life, a pure dispassionate adventure, such
as befell early and heroic voyagers; and thus to be found by morning in a random woodside nook in Gevaudan--not knowing north from south, as strange to my surroundings as the first man upon the earth, an inland castaway--was to find a fraction of my day-dreams realised.'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
Robert Louis Stevenson
London: Chatto & Windus, 1907

From Le Puy en Velay to St Jean du Gard

What we offer
 [From Le Puy-en-Velay to Chasseradès 2018] -  [From Chasseradès to Saint-Jean-du-Gard 2018] -  [From Le-Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean-du-Gard 2018] -
From Chasseradès to Saint-Jean-du-Gard 2018 cross-hiking Self-guided
Cost per person
Single bedroom
Single participant
Bookings not available at this time

Single bedroom: Supplement for single bedroom - Single participant: Supplement for Single Participant -
ProgrammeDAY 1: Chasserades : Arrive at the hotel at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 2: Chasserades - Le Bleymard : 17 km.

DAY 3: Le Bleymard - Pont de Montvert : 18 km.

DAY 4: Pont de Montvert - Florac : 26 km.

DAY 5: Florac - Cassagnas : 16 km.

DAY 6 : Cassagnas - St Etienne Vallée Française : 22 km.

DAY 7 : St Etienne Vallée Française - Saint Jean du Gard : 12 km.

DAY 8: The holiday ends after breakfast.

Description sheet Document PDFWalks in France Stevenson trail Chasserades St Jean du Gard 2018.pdf

Duration 8 days, 7 night and 6 days walking.

CommentsWhen two hotels are full, we will have to arrange for you to pass two nights at the same establishment and organise transport for the walk. (This will not change the route of your day's walk.)

Comments1* or 2** hotels or guest houses. Showers and toilets may be on landings or on the next floor in certain establishments.

Getting there*Arriving: Chasseradès railway station: Gare SNCF de CHASSERADES(
*Returning: Alès railway station: Gare SNCF de ALES (tel: 04 66 78 29 03)
Coach service between St Jean Du Gard et Alès

GradientMedium, with stages of 4 to 7 hours' walking per day
Day 4 is the most difficult stage
From 140 m to 550 m of ascent on any one day

Level of difficultyNiveau 2

The price includes: - Half board accommodation
- the carriage of luggage
- a guidebook (one guidebook for 1-2 people)
- the tourist tax (‘taxe de séjour')

The price DOES NOT includes : - The midday picnic
- insurance
- drinks; personal spending
- the cost of getting from your home to the starting point, or getting home again after the holiday
- any taxis or shuttles taking you back to your car; any extra transport for shortening sections of the walk
- parking fees.
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France (15 € per booking)

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