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Albi - Millau : Walk through Tarn Valley

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Light walks in Tarn valley with bags transfer.

Hiking from hotel to hotel,  stages 16 km average.

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Pictures of the valley of the Tarn

The landscape of the Tarn is Mediterranean in character. The beautiful small city of Albi 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, you pass villages of mellow stone-work, and 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.

Terrain: riverside tracks and woodland paths
Hotels: 3*** and some 2** hotels
Meals: all but one dinner included.

Lunches can be ordered at the hotels. No shops in Ambialet, Villeneuve sur Tarn, Brousse-le-Château, Melvieu and Castelnau Pégayrols.

Climate: this southern region enjoys a lovely Mediterranean climate, with a hot summer and warm spring and autumn. Temperatures average 19C in May and October, 25C in June and September, and 27C in the height of summer.

Tarn valley between Brousse-le-Chateau and Broquies

Starting point: Hotel Saint Antoine ****), Albi. This family-run hotel is located in centre of town, just one minute walking from the main sights. Enjoy soignée cuisine in the smart restaurant.
End in Millau (Château de Creissels***)


ALBI is a beautiful, 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 Moderate (walking as well as cycling) vacation. Restaurants and hotels in this trip are of excellent quality.

You will be walking through the Vallée de l'Amitiee (friendly valley) of the Tarn.

You will be walking along the slopes of the meandering Tarn River at Ambialet.


Brousse-le-Château

Then walking to the little village of Villeneuve sur Tarn in a scenery much alike the Lot valley.

Lovely villages on your way like Plaisance and Coupiac with 13th century castle and Brousse-le-Chateau at Tarn river with 9th and 12th century castle.

You will enjoy the views on the Cevennes mountains, the Monts de Lacaune and even the Pyrénées if the weather is right.

After St. Rome-de-Tarn the geology changes and you'll enjoy the vegetation of the limestone scenery and the view of the Viaduc de Millau..

Altitude: 200 - 600m
95 % walking on footpaths.



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valle du tarn


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Schedule of the H33-Albi-Millau, short stages
Day stages with light walks (max 15 km); Walking grade 2 (out of 7).

Hotels H33 Albi-Millau 6 days 7 days 7 days alt. 8 days 9 days
Albi **** B & B d 1 d 1 d 1 d 1 d 1
Ambialet *** DBB pool d 2 d 2 d 2 d 2
Plaisance *** pool DBB d 2
Transfer to Villeneuve
d 3
Transfer to Villeneuve
d 3
Transfer to Villeneuve
d 3
Transfer to Villeneuve
d 3
Transfer to Villeneuve
Plaisance *** pool DBB d 4
Transfer to Brousse
d 4
Transfer to Brousse
d 4
Transfer to Brousse
St. Affrique *** B & B hotel SPA d 3 d 4
Transfer to Le Cambon
d 5
Transfer to Le Cambon
d 5
Transfer to Le Cambon
d 5
Transfer to Le Cambon
St. Rome-de-Tarn*** DBB pool d 4 d 5 d 6 d 6
Castelnau Pégayrols*** DBB pool d 7
Château de Creissels ****
DB & Bpool
d 5 d 6 d 6
Transfer to
St. Georges de Luzençon
d 7
Transfer no
St. Georges de Luzençon
d 8
Transfer to Castelmus possible
Leave after breakfast d 6 d 7 d 7 d 8 d 9



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H33-AMlight *PLUS* packages. Basic rate in € p.p. in double room sharing. Bags transfer maps and written instructions included.
2021 B & B's Dinners Lunches Basic rate p.p.:
2p sharing room
Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
6 days 5 3 0 € 971 € 6 € 361
7 days 6 4 0 € 1098 € 0 € 399
8 days 7 5 0 € 1252 € 6 € 460
9 days 8 6 0 € 1371 € 6 € 507

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Lunch Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single
room
Albi Saint Antoine **** yes no no € 82 € 0 € 67
Plaisance *** pool yes yes no € 90 € 0 € 49
St. Affrique *** le 1837 SPA yes no no € 114 € 0 € 79
St. Rome-de-Tarn *** pool yes yes no € 87 € 5 € 56
Château de Creissels ****pool yes yes no € 116 € 0 € 72
SOLO : Add 61% to basic rate (1p-room included)
Not included: Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picnics) : 8 - 14 EURO.

 
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Discount p.p. for small groups and families.
H33AM short stages
See terms and conditions of group discounts

Parties of 3 persons :   4 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons :   7 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons :   9 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 10 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 10 % p.p.


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The walks Albi-Millau H33AM-stnd   Distance in km
Albi- Marsal - Ambialet
The day starts with a short transfer out of the city. 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 (3*), 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.
10 or 16 km
Ambialet- Plaisance.
Like the first day's route, this walk keeps south of the river, echoing its course as it leads through woodland and farmland as well as occasional hamlets. During the course of the day, you reach one of the highest points of the walk, with great views of the river as it meanders through the valley. After Villeneuve-sur-Tarn you walk through the Rance valley to Plaisance.
Elevation gains: 240m

Accommodation: Hostellerie des Magnolias (3*), Plaisance Aveyron. A small auberge converted from a handsome 18th century stone building, with indoor pool and terrace overlooking the river. Pool

15 km

Plaisance- transfer to Coupiac- Brousse-le-Château
Transfer to the 14th century village of Coupiac with its beautiful castle. Stone crosses will remind you of crusaders who were very Moderate in this area in 12th century. Coupiac is a pretty village with a Brocante market begin August.
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 Châteauas you approach your destination, the delightful village of Brousse-le-Château, and reach the Tarn once more.

Accommodation: Relays du Chasteau (2*), Brousse-le-Château. This pretty Auberge has been run by the same family for several generations and its restaurant is popular with the locals.
Elevation gains 200+ and 400m-

11 km

Brousse-le-Château- St.Affrique (transfer from Brousse to le Cambon)
On the North bank with splendid views on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 300m+ and 300m-

Accommodation: 2*** B & B hotel SPA

12 km
St.Affrique- St.Rome-de-Tarn
(19 km).
Elevation gains: 250m-
Accommodation: ***Hotel les Raspes, pool

15 or 19 km

St.Affrique- Creissels (transfer to St.Georges-de-Luzençon)
(14 km).
Elevation gains: 350m
Accommodation: *** Château de Creissels, pool

15 or 19 km

St.Rome-de-Tarn - Castelnau Pégayrols
(12 or 19 km)
Elevation gains: 300m+
Walk to a medieval city and the Muse Valley.
Guesthouse *** A Tout Coeur Rouviaguet with a pool

12 or 19 km

St.Rome-de-Tarn - Creissels
(12 with a transfer) or 19 km)
Elevation gains: 200m+
Walk to Millau and its viaduc by the Valley of the Tarn.

12 or 19 km

Castelnau Pégayrols- Creissels
(14 or 20 km)
In the footsteps of dinosaurs. Splendid views on the Millau Viaduct.

Elevation loss: -200m
Accommodation: *** Château de Creissels (Millau).

15 or 20 km
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Discount p.p. for small groups and families.
H33AM short 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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