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The Way of St Guilhem le Désert 2018

From the high plateaux of Aubrac right down to the scented scrubland of Languedoc, the ancient track leading to Saint Guilhem le Désert has for many years been an attractive prospect for a long-distance walk. Linking the cool uplands of Lozère with the Mediterranean plains, the way has been marked since the middle ages with stone crosses. For centuries it has been a drove road for seasonal movements of sheep and cattle, and since ancient times it has been a trade route. Those who travel this route are treated to a very varied architectural heritage and some impressive natural features: the hills of Aubrac, the limestone uplands of the Causse Méjean and the Causse Sauveterre, the Gorges of the river Tarn and the river Jonte, the National Park of the Cévennes, the mountains of Aigoual, the Viganais countryside, the Cirque de Navacelles, the Causse de Blandas and the plains of Languedoc before they finally reach the beautiful village de Saint Guilhem le désert and the Abbaye (Abbey) de Gellone.

What we offer
 [From Aumont-Aubrac to St Guihem le Désert 2018] -  [From La Canourgue to St Guilhem le Désert 2018] -
From La Canourgue to St Guilhem le Désert 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: La Canourgue. Arrive at the hotel at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 2 : La Canourgue - Ste Enimie : 28,5 km

DAY 3 : Ste Enimie - Meyrueis : 29 km

DAY 4 : Meyrueis - L'Esperou : 23 km

DAY 5 : L'Esperou - Le Vigan : 18,7 km

DAY 6 : Le Vigan - Navacelles : 22 km

DAY 7 : Navacelles - Les Natges : 17 km

DAY 8 : Les Natges - St Guilhem le Désert : 16,5 km

DAY 9 : Your holiday ends after breakfast.

Description sheet Document PDFWalks in France St Guilhem le Désert Way (short) 2018.pdf

Duration9 days - 8 nights - 7 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 but we may ask you to pay a supplement.)

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

Getting thereArriving : Banassac La Canourgue train station
Departure : Gignac bus station or Bédarieux train station

GradientCertain days' walks are long and you may find them difficult. It is always possible to take a taxi to shorten the first part of a walk. This is particularly convenient if it can be arranged with the taxi firm which is carrying your luggage. If you ask us, we will book these taxi journeys for you.


Level of difficultyNiveau 3

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.
- insurance
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France (15 € per booking)

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