Walking and Cycling tours in France France- Cevennes - Walking on the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson

France- Cevennes - Walking on the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson

In 1879 the diary Walking in the Cevennes with a donkey was published after the young writer had walked the path which links the 4 departments of Haute Loire, Ardèche, Lozère and Gard, at the crossroad between Auvergne and Languedoc Roussillon regions, full of discoveries and surprises. This young scotish writer Robert Louis Stevenson left Monastier sur Gazeille on the 22 of September and arrived 12 days and many adventures later at Saint Jean du Gard, a few 220 km southwards. The Stevenson s path follows the very well waymarked GR70. You can walk it in 12 stages, and 13 nights or can possibly split the travel into 2 six night sections.

You can choose to walk it with luggage transfer or with a donkey as the writer did in 1878.

Day 1

Arrive in Le Puy-en-Velay. Le Puy is a lively cultural medieval city surrounded by low mountains. Its old charming centre with numerous museums, the famous Cathedral, the 10th century cloister. If you arrive early you will enjoy these marvellous visits. Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 2

LE PUY-EN-VELAY to LE MONASTIER-SUR-GAZEILLE 19 km – 5h30 of walking + 530 m / - 220 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 3

LE MONASTIER-SUR-GAZEILLE to LE BOUCHET SAINT-NICOLAS 22 km – 5h30 of walking + 585 m / - 305 m Half board and overnight in a Guest House

Day 4

LE BOUCHET SAINT-NICOLAS to PRADELLES or LANGOGNE 25 km – 6h00 of walking + 320 m / - 595 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 5

PRADELLES or LANGOGNE to LE CHEYLARD L'EVEQUE 16 km – 4h00 of walking + 310 m / - 120 m Half board and overnight in gîte d'étape (a comfortable hut)

Day 6

LE CHEYLARD L'EVEQUE to LA BASTIDE-PUYLAURENT 19 km – 5h00 of walking - + 355 m / - 450 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 7

LA BASTIDE-PUYLAURENT to CHASSERADES 12 km – 3h00 of walking + 450 m / - 205 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 8

CHASSERADES to LE BLEYMARD 17 km – 4h00 of walking + 465 m / - 525 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 9

LE BLEYMARD to LE PONT-DE-MONTVERT 18 km – 5h00 ok walking + 630 m / - 825 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 10

LE PONT-DE-MONTVERT to FLORAC 28 km - 8h00 of walking + 690m / - 940 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 11

FLORAC to CASSAGNAS 16 km - 4h00 of walking + 325 m / - 180 m Half board and overnight in a Guest House

Day 12

CASSAGNAS to SAINT-GERMAIN-DE-CALBERTE 16 km - 4h00 of walking + 320 m / - 525 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 13

SAINT GERMAIN DE CALBERTE to SAINT-JEAN-DU-GARD 21 km – 7h00 of walking + 490 m / - 790 m Half board and overnight in 2 star hotel

Day 14

End of your trip after breakfast.

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Level
THE STEVENSON TRAIL
Duration :
14 Days
From :
1020 €

Included : (see details in Dates and prices section) :

2 star hotels and guesthouses, Half Board. (breakfasts + dinners)

Optional Luggage transfer (+60 €)

An English road book and a map.

English Phone Assistance


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cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cécile : +33 5 58 48 71 65


Starts in :Le Puy

Ends in : Saint Jean du Gard.

Easy travel back to Le Puy en Velay with a shuttle

 

From Le Puy to Chasserades : 8 days / 7 nights :

from 590 € per person 


From  Chasserades to St Jean du Gard : 8 days / 7 nights :

from 590 € per person 

 

 

More Information 

Phone Cécile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

cecile@icietlanature.com

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, split the tour into 2 sections !

 

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Highlights 

Rural Southern Auvergne

The Mount Lozere

The Gevaudan area

The unspoilt Cevennes