Luxury walking holiday Albi - Millau
Vallée de l'Amitiée Haute Vallée du Tarn, Gorges des Raspes,
Luxury packages withlong walks for experienced walkers.
The walk starts in Albi and ends in Millau. You can go back to Albi by bus.
Meander of Ambialet
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.
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 a beautiful lively orange-red brick old streets, alike Toulouse, which 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.
The valley near Brousse-le-Château
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|Hotels and schedule H33AM-luxe packages||5 days||6 days||7 days||8 days|
|Albi **** hotel BnB||d 1||d 1||d 1||d 1|
|Ambialet *** dinner, hotel BnB. pool||d 2||d 2||d 2||d 2|
|Plaisance *** dinner, hotel BnB. pool||d 3||d 3||d 3||d 3|
|Plaisance *** dinner, hotel BnB. pool
(possible canoe-(e-)bike combined trip)
|d 4||d 4|
|St. Affrique **** dinner, hotel BnB. pool||d 4||d 4||d 5||d 5|
|St. Affrique **** dinner, hotel BnB. pool||d 6|
|Château de Creissels ****
dinner, hotel BnB. pool
|d 5||d 6||d 7|
|Leave after breakfast||d 5
from St.Affrique to
Albi not included
|d 6||d 7||d 8|
Daily stages with walks of max 15 and max 25 km. Walking grade 3 (of 7).
|Albi. Transfer to Marsal, walk to 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.
|Ambialet - Plaisance (Transfer to Villeneuve possible). Walking
Walk onto a plateau where you get panoramic views at Cevennes mountains. The route leads across rolling countryside of open fields and woodland. Then you will go down and follow the River Rance to Plaisance. In Plaisance a Roman church. Your hotel is a beautiful manoir nicely restored by its German owner. Claudia will be your super host.
Accommodation: Les Magnolias (***, pool).
Elevation gains 200+
|Plaisance - St.Affrique. 13 or 23 km after transfer to le Cambon.
Walking to St.Affrique.
Elevation gains 200+ and 200m-
|St. Affrique, transfer to St.Georges de Luzençon, walk to Creissels
By the Causse du Larzac to the entrance of the gorges at Millau.
Elevation gains: -400m + and 400m-
Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool.
Luxury **** packages
|Basic rate in € p.p. - double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps, GPX and written route instructions included.
||BnB's||Dinners||Basic rate p.p.||Supplement
|5 days||4||2||€ 828||€ 0||€ 356|
|6 days||5||3||€ 1071||€ 0||€ 464|
|7 days||6||4||€ 1212||€ 0||€ 532|
|8 days||7||4||€ 1408||€ 0||€ 660|
|Extra nights||BnB||Dinner||Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room||Supplement
|Albi Hotel Mercure ****||yes||no||€ 120||€ 0||€ 98|
|Plaisance *** pool||yes||yes||€ 104||€ 0||€ 62|
|St. Affrique **** pool-/SPA||yes||yes||€ 140||€ 0||€ 112|
|Château de Creissels **** pool||yes||no||€ 147||€ 0||€ 96|
|Not included: Lunches.|
|Discountp.p. on "Rate p.p. 2p sharing room" for groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts
Parties of 3 persons : 5 % discount p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 7 % discount p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 8 % discount p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 7 % discount p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 8 % discount p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 9 % discount p.p.
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