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The Tour of Aubrac 2018


The Aubrac is a place of vast solitudes, a plateau worn down by erosion which has left a landscape of gentle undulations. Originally forested, it was cleared long ago by the monks who lived there. Now it is mainly grassland, covered every spring by a rich new growth, sprinkled everywhere with millions of flowers.
"Images of a landscape divested of trees to an almost spiritual degree, a landscape which fills the walker with sensations of physical altitude and emotional elevation."


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From Aumont Aubrac 2018 circuit Self-guided
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ProgrammeDAY 1: Reception and settling in at the hotel.

DAY 2: Aumont-Aubrac - Montgros: 23 Km, 5 to 6 hours' walking
This is a longish first day's walk, but without any special difficulty. .

DAY 3: Montgros - St Chély d'Aubrac: 20 Km, 5 hours' walking
or Montgros - Aubrac : 12,5 km, 4 hours' walking
Today's magnificent crossing of the Aubrac plateau takes you through Nasbinals and on to the village of Aubrac (a small village where you will find a picturesque bar!) There is a splendid 14th century Romanesque church built out of brown basalt.

DAY 4: St Chély d'Aubrac - Laguiole: 24 Km, 6 hours' walking
or Aubrac - Laguiole: 18,5 km, 5 hours' walking
A beautiful day's walk takes you through the state-owned forest of Aubrac and past the Croix du Triadou.

DAY 5: Laguiole - St Urcize: 18,5 km, 4 to 5 hours' walking.
This stage is less demanding than the previous day's walking, but it does include a significant uphill stretch from Laguiole (1032 metres altitude) to reach Pra-Selves in the Bois de Laguiole at 1304 metres.

DAY 6: St Urcize - La Chaldette: 17,5 Km, 4 to 5 hours' walking.
This is a country walk which crosses the Bès, a river which epitomises the landscape of the Aubrac and its lush grasslands.

DAY 7: La Chaldette - Termes: 28,5 km, 6 hours' walking.
The walk for today leaves the valley of the Bès and heads for St Juery across the Barony of Apcher. You then enter the area known as the Terre de Peyre, uplands of the old district of Gévaudan, in order to reach Termes.

DAY 8: Termes - Aumont-Aubrac: 18 Km, 5 hours' walking.
Your final day's walking is across the Terre de Peyre between Aubrac and the Margeride. Your holiday ends in the late afternoon.

Description sheet Document PDFWalks in France Aubrac 2018.pdf

Duration8 days - 7 nights - 7 days walking

CommentsIt is possible to have balneotherapy treatments in the spa resort of La Chaldette during half a day (1 access to the well-being centre, 1 warm thermal whirlpool bath with essential oils, 1 back massage with essential oils)

CommentsComfortable 2** hotels and guest houses, depending on availability
Bedrooms are available after 4pm.

Getting thereTRAIN
Railway station (Gare SNCF) Aumont Aubrac. Take the service from Paris to Béziers via Clermont Ferrand.
Michelin Map n° 76, fold 15.
Drive along the A75 until you reach Aumont-Aubrac.

Level of difficultyNiveau 2

The price includes: - half board accommodation
- a guide book with maps showing the walking routes
- transportation of luggage.
- accommodation tax

The price DOES NOT includes : - midday meals
- insurances
- drinks and personal expenses
- transport to and from your home to the place where the holiday starts and finishes.
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- The extra charge for postage outside France (15 €)

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