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Luxury walking holiday Albi - Millau

Short walks: average 10 miles, long walks: up to 15 miles a day on the Tarn Valley Trail.

H33AM        Luxury *** & ****                 

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

A 6 to 10 days walk with long walks through the friendly Valley of the Tarn. Short walks: average 10 miles, long walks: up to 15 miles a day.

Luxury packages with long walks for experienced walkers.
By taxi transfers the walks can be shortened

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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.

vallee du tarn

  • Terrain: riverside tracks and woodland paths.
  • Daily stages up to 24 km with bags transfer.
  • Altitude: 200 - 600m.
  • Hotels: *** and **** hotels.
  • 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.

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 a beautiful lively orange-red brick old streets, alike Toulouse, which is only 75 kmaway, 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.

Tarn Valley between Brousse-le-Chateau and Broquies
The valley near Brousse-le-Château

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Itineraries Day stages Pricing

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
transfer back
from St.Affrique to
Albi not included
d 6 d 7 d 8

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Tracks H33AM-luxury
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 to Plaisance
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 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.

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Luxury **** packages
Basic rate in € p.p. - double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps, GPX and written route instructions included.
BnB's Dinners Basic rate
MS p.p.
HS p.p.
1-person room
5 days 4 2 € 914 € 61 € 485
6 days 5 3 € 1183 € 70 € 620
7 days 6 4 € 1344 € 75 € 722
8 days 7 4 € 1568 € 112 € 880

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Extra nights BnB Dinner Basic rate
MS  p.p.
HS p.p.
Albi Hotel Mercure **** yes no € 111 € 15 € 101
Plaisance *** pool yes yes € 130 € 5 € 91
St. Affrique **** pool-/SPA yes yes € 140 € 37 € 145
Château de Creissels **** pool yes no € 164 € 9 € 116
Not included: Lunches.

Discountp.p. on "Rate p.p. 2p sharing room" for groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts

Parties van 3 personen :   5 % discount p.p.
Parties van 4 personen :   7 % discount p.p.
Parties van 5 personen :   8 % discount p.p.
Parties van 6 personen :   8 % discount p.p.
Parties van 7 personen :   8 % discount p.p.
Parties van 8 personen :   9 % discount p.p.

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