Walking and Cycling tours in France The Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Castres to Oloron-Ste-Marie

The Arles Route or Via Tolosana from Castres to Oloron-Ste-Marie

From the Black Mountain, la Montagne Noire, a small massif covered with oak and beech forests to the Lauragais plain and the entrance of Toulouse, the Pink city can be entered on a pleasant footpath miraculously preserved.After Toulouse the Haute Garonne offer white footpaths, cultivated  fields and also pretty stopovers like L Isle Jourdain or Auch, the Armagnac capital.After Auch the route follows the green hills of the Gers department and the famous Bastides which are fortified villages like Montesquiou or Marciac. Then you will enter into Bearn and the foothills of the Pyrenees up to Oloron-Ste-Marie.

Day 1

CASTRES Le famous Museum of Goya settled in the ancient Diocèse, the wealthy Cathdral of St Benoit dating back to 1718, the Tower and the 13th century cloister are some of the places to visit in the city.

Day 2

CASTRES to DOURGNE 22 km – 5h30 of walking

Day 3

DOURGNE to REVEL- 21 km – 5h15 of walking

Day 4

REVEL to ST FELIX DE LAURAGAIS - 25 km – 5h45 of walking.

Day 5

ST FELIX DE LAURAGAIS to MONTFERRAND- 25 km – 5h45 of walking

Day 6

MONTFERRAND to VILLEFRANCHE DE LAURAGAIS – 14 km – 3h30 of walking

Day 7

VILLEFRANCHE DE LAURAGAIS to DONNEVILLE – 22 km – 5h30 of walking

Day 8

DONNEVILLE to TOULOUSE - 30 km – 7h30 of walking While approaching Toulouse you can shorten this stage and catch a bus in Ramonville. You can stop in Toulouse or continue your way southwards. Ask for a quote with the length and number of days of your choice.

Day 9

TOULOUSE to PIBRAC to L’ISLE JOURDAIN - 23 km - 5h45 of walking

Day 10

L’ISLE JOURDAIN to GIMONT - 25 km – 6h15 of walking

Day 11

GIMONT to AUBIET - 14 km – 4h15 of walking (Aubiet 2km out of the GR)

Day 12

AUBIET to AUCH – 25 km - 6h00 of walking You can decide to make a stop in Auch and take a train to travel back, or continue your walk to Oloron-Ste Marie

Day 13

AUCH to MONTESQUIOU - 32 km – 8h00 of walking

Day 14

MONTESQUIOU to MARCIAC - 24 km – 6h00 of walking

Day 15

MARCIAC to MAUBOURGUET - 18 km – 4h30 of walking

Day 16

MAUBOURGUET to MOMY and MORLAAS - 20 km – 5h00 of walking

Day 17

MORLAAS to LESCAR - 20 km - 5h00 of walking

Day 18

LESCAR to OLORON STE MARIE - 32 km – 8h00 of walking

Day 19

Oloron Ste Marie From ther eyou can continue to Saint Jean Pied de Port or cross the Pyrenees throught the Somport Pass :thisroute is very often along the secondary road while getting up the pass...

Day 20

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Self guided WALKING
Level
ARLES ROUTE - VIA TOLOSANA
Duration :
18 Days
From :
1630 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 ansd 3 star hotels and Guest Houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking email or phone assistance

 

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Starts in : Castres

Ends in : Oloron Ste Marie

 

 

Access :  train station.

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more,combine with another tour

 

This route can be walked in fewer days : examples :

 

Castres to Toulouse

8 days/7 nights : 720 € per person in double room

 

Toulouse to Auch

5 days/4 nights : 350 € per person in double room

 

Auch to Oloron Ste Marie

7 days/6 nights : 560 €  per person in double room

 

See also :

The Arles Route from Arles to Castres

Other Routes on the Way of St James

 

 

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Highlights

A very authentic route

Many villages and Bastides

Varied landscape