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The Albi - Millau Long Walks in Tarn Valley

 H35d

Daily walks 16 -24 km

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Vallée de l'Amitiée, Haute Vallée du Tarn, Gorges des Raspes,
Albi - Viaduc de Millau.

A 6 to 8 days walk with long walks through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
These walks are hotel based hikes for experienced walkers. 

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The walk starts in Albi and ends in Millau. You can go back to Albi by bus. 

The landscape of the Tarn is Mediterranean in character. The beautiful pink city of Albi (UNESCO World Heritage) nestles on the River Tarn's banks, dominated by its magnificent cathedral whose fortifications are testimony to more turbulent times during which Albi and surrounding settlements such as Ambialet were attacked first as part of the crusades to suppress the Cathar heresy and later in the Wars of Religion. As you follow the course of the river Eastwards on wooded hills and along mellow stone-work villages in Tarn Valley,  you  discover the valley unspoiled and full of cultural interest.

Staying in comfortable hotels, you will discover the distinctive, rich cuisine of the region, and its excellent wines, such as the flinty Gaillac whites.

vallee du tarn

Terrain: riverside tracks and woodland paths
Daily stages up to 24 km with bags transfer.
Altitude: 200 - 600m
Hotels: 2** and 3*** hotels (standard & plus packages).
Climate: this southern region enjoys a lovely Mediterranean climate, with a hot summer and warm spring and autumn. Temperatures average 19°C in May and October, 25°C in June and September, and 27°C in the height of summer.

Pictures of the valley: Haute Vallée du Tarn

Starting point: Albi. The hotel is located in centre of town at just one minute walk from the main sights.


ALBI is a beautiful, midi (southern) town along the Tarn river. With its beautiful lively orange-red brick old streets, alike Toulouse, from which it is only 75 kms away, its cathedral, of the times of the Cathar and its Museum Toulouse Lautrec it is a perfect start and end for a cultural, gastronomic and active (walking as well as cycling) vacation.

 

 
The valley near Brousse-le-Château

  • You will walk through to Millau or Creissels, near Millau, where you can take the train or bus if you want to Montpellier, Rodez or Albi.
  • Picnics / lunches can be ordered by yourself at the reception desk. (Price 8 - 11 EURO).
  • Extra nights - restdays or extra walking loops are possible in any of the stages.


    All details and prices of the **plus** packages,  Click here.

 

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Packages Day programs Prices

Hotels and schedule H35d superior package 6 days 7 days 8 days 9 days
Albi *** B&B hotel   d 1  d 1  d 1  d 1
Ambialet *** dinner, B&B, pool    d 2  d 2  d 2
Plaisance *** dinner, B&B, pool  d 2  d 3  d 3  d 3
Brousse-le-Château ** dinner,-B&B    d 4  d 4  d 4
St. Affrique **** dinner,-B&B,  pool  d 3  d 5  d 5  d 5
St. Rome-de-Tarn *** dinner-B&B,   pool  d 4    d 6  d 6
Castelnau Pégayrols *** dinner, B&B, pool (guesthouse Rouviaguet)        d 7
Creissels *** dinner, B&B, pool  d 5  d 6  d 7  d 8
Leave after breakfast  d 6  d 7  d 8  d 9

Packages Day programs Prices

Tracks H35-superior
Day stages with longer of max 22 km. Walking grade 3 (of 7).
Walking
distance
Albi > Marsal > Ambialet
The day starts with a short transfer out of the city to Marsal for a walk of 16 km or to les Avalats for a walk of 23 km.
The route then leads along the south bank of the river, through hamlets and woodland along tracks and country lanes that echo the twists and turns of the river. After a short but quite stiff ascent towards the end of the day, you are rewarded with superb views of the river.
Elevation gains: 3 times 200m+ and 200m-.

Accommodation: Hotel du Pont (***), Ambialet. Located by the bridge into the village, with gardens leading down to the water's edge, this friendly, comfortable hotel has been run by the same family for over two centuries.

16 or 23 km
Ambialet - Plaisance (Transfer to Villeneuve possible). Walking to Plaisance
Walk onto the plateau where you get panoramic views at Cevennes mountains. The route leads across rolling countryside of open fields and woodland. Then you will foolow the River Rance to Plaisance. In Plaisance a Roman church. Your hotel is a beautiful manoir nicely restored by its German owner.

Accommodation: Les Magnolias (***, pool).
Elevation gains 200+
16 or 26 km
Plaisance - Brousse-le-Château. 19 km Walking to Brousse-le-Château
Walk onto the plateau where you get panoramic views at Cevennes mountains. The route leads across rolling countryside of open fields and woodland. There are lovely views of the château as you approach your destination, the delightful village of Brousse-le-Château, and reach the Tarn once more. Elevation gains 200+ and 400m-

Transfer to Melvieu
Accommodation: The guesthouse of Nadine Carrat for a superb welcome
 
19 km
Melvieu > St. Rome de Tarn
On the South bank with splendid panoramas on the Valley, the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 300m+ and 300m-

Accommodation: ** hotel with pool. Possibility of canoe trip in July and August.

15 or 18 km
St.Rome-de-Tarn > St.Affrique.
Through the avant causses st-affricain walk to the nice little town of St.Affrique in center of the regionale nature park of the Grands Causses.
Elevation gains: 200m+ and 300m- Accommodation: *** hotel with a SPA in nice small town at Sorgues river.
16 or 22 km
St.Affrique > transfer to St,.Georges de Luzençon, walk  > >  Creissels or Millau.
By the Causse du Larzac to the entrance of the gorges at Millau.
Elevation gains: -400m + and 400m-

Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool.

19 km
St. Rome-de-Tarn > Creissels
Walk along the river bank and under the Millau viaduct to Millau and the waterfall of Creissels.
Elevation gains: 100m+ and 100-

Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool.

22 km

 


Packages Day programs Prices

H35-AM long walks Superior***
packages
Basic rate in € p.p. in double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps and written route instructions included.
2018 B&B's Dinners Lunches Basic rate p.p.:
2p sharing room
Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
1-person room
Solo
all-in
 6 days  5  3  0  € 824  € 6  € 318  € 1366
 7 days  6  4  0  € 936  € 6  € 329  € 1530
 8 days  7  5  0  € 1046  € 6  € 349  € 1675
 9 days  8  6  0  € 1160  € 7  € 372  € 1849

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Extra nights B&B Dinner Lunch Rate p.p.  2 p sharing room Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single
room
Map and written instructions
for a roundwalk
Albi Hotel Saint Antoine ****  yes  no  no  € 74  € 0 € 70  free
Ambialet *** pool  yes  yes  no  € 72  € 0 € 22  free
Plaisance *** pool  yes  yes  no  € 87  € 0 € 54  free
St.Affrique **** pool-/SPA  yes  yes  no  € 111  € 0 € 77  free
St.Rome-de-Tarn *** pool  yes  yes  no  € 87  € 7 € 49  free
Château de Creissels *** pool  yes  no  no  € 112  € 0 € 54  free
Not included:   Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.

Discount p.p. for groups and families
H35d Long stages

See terms and conditions of group discounts
 
Parties of  3 persons :   6 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons : 11 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons : 12 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons : 13 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons : 14 % p.p.


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