Walking holiday in France
Sud-Aveyron: Millau, Gorges des Raspes du Tarn & Valley of the Tarn
From Millau through Tarn River valley you'll
walk via the Millau viaduct
in a loop of several days back to Millau. Towns and interesting places
along the walk:
Millau - Viaduc de Millau - St. Rome-de-Tarn
- Castelnau Pégayrols - Viala-du-Tarn - Ayssènes - Broquiès - Brousse-le-Château
- Millau. A walk through the
Raspes du Tarn.
- 5 to
11 trekking days (and option of extra rest- or walking days).
alternately canoeing and walking stages from Millau towards Albi.
- 4 packages:
budget, standard, plus and superior.
Budget and standard packages: B&B +
dinner (except dinner in Millau).
- Plus and Superior packages : B&B
+ all dinners included.
- Hotels with toilet and shower/bath
en suite in room in all packages.
- Start and end in Millau from March
15th to October 31st.
- Bags transfers included.
- Not included: Lunches. Price of
lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.
cancelation plus package available
on this walk.
Find all travel
information to get in the Grands Causses here.
Rambling on quiet footpaths
is a nice way of experiencing the very divers French countryside. All
along Tarn River nature will please bird- and plant- and quiet lovers.
Past and under the viaduct
of Millau (a beautiful design of a British architect) you will walk
into Pays de Roquefort and Tarn valley.
In a very diverse scenery
you'll walk on the Larzac Causse to medieval towns such as St. Rome-de-Luzençon
and St. Rome-de-Tarn. In Tarn valley you'll walk to a small viallages
and climb to Montjaux to enjoy the views on the Cevennes Mountains and
a view from above on the Viaduct of Millau. Viala-du-Tarn and Ayssènes
are other medieval places worth visiting in this walk.
In Brousse-le-Château and St. Izaire you will visit 9th to 15th century
In the longer trips you
will walk all the way to " l'un des plus beau villages de France": Brousse-le-Chateau
with its 9th and 13th century castle and to St. Izaire where you will
visit a15th century castle.
The hotel-keepers will pamper
you with their outstanding cuisine.
Starting day: every day.
Elevation gains: once or twice 200 - 300m a day
Day distances: 11-20 km.
In this hiking tour your
dog is allowed without
extra costs in the Budget and the Standard packages.
Pictures of the Tarn Valley area
As with all other tours of La Ligne Verte you'll
spend 90% of the walk on (single) tracks. Villages
you will pass are small villages with up to 200 inhabitants. Millau
is a town with 20000 people, St. Affrique is a small town with 9000
inhabitants. In between the villages, with the necessary stores, you
will pass farms but will need to take your lunch with you. The hotels
can provide a take away picknick (price € 8,- to € 11,-).
You will walk 3 to 4 kms an hour, except pauzes.