our top choices
Way of St. James - Camino de Santiago
The Stevenson Trail
Auvergne Region
Perigord and Quercy
By season
In France

Self-guided walks

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 Le-Puy-en-Velay 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: Le Puy-en-Velay. Arrive at the hotel at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 2: Le Puy-en-Velay - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille : 19 km.

DAY 3: Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Le Bouchet St Nicolas : 22 km.

DAY 4: Le Bouchet St Nicolas - Langogne : 25 km.

DAY 5: Langogne - Cheylard l'Eveque : 16 km.

DAY 6: Cheylard l'Eveque - La Bastide Puylaurent : 26,5 km.

DAY 7: La Bastide Puylaurent - Chasserades : 12 km.

DAY 8: Chasserades - Le Bleymard : 17 km.

DAY 9: Le Bleymard - Pont de Montvert : 18 km.

DAY 10: Pont de Montvert - Florac : 26 km.

DAY 11: Florac - Cassagnas : 16 km.

DAY 12: Cassagnas - St Etienne Vallée Française : 22 km.

DAY 13: St Etienne Vallée Française - Saint Jean du Gard : 12 km.

DAY 14: The holiday ends after breakfast.

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

Duration14 days - 13 night- 12 days walking.

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

Getting there*Arriving : Le Puy railway station: Gare SNCF of Le Puy en Velay
There are two train services:
*Return: Alès railway station: Gare SNCF of ALES
Buses between St Jean du Gard and la gare SNCF d'Alès :

GradientMedium; stages of 3 to 6 hours of walking each day.
From 140 to 500 m of ascent

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.
- transport from station to hotel or airport to hotel on arrival, or similar transport back to station or airport at the end of the holiday.
- booking fees (15 € per person)
- extra charge for postage outside France (15 € per booking)

Not Be Missed THE WAY OF URBAIN V : FROM AUBRAC TO THE CITY OF THE POPES From Nasbinals to AvignonOn this long-distance footpath from Lozère to Vaucluse passing also through the department of Gard, you will be following in the footsteps of – and seeing some of the great works accomplished by... Booking

La Pélerine 32 Place Limozin 43170 Saugues France
Tél. : +33 471 74 47 40 - Fax : +33 471 76 79 63
Travel agency immatriculation: IM043110006