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Albi cathedral

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: 2**- and some 3*** hotels
Meals: most dinners & breakfast included.

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

Starting point: Hotel Saint Claire (B & B**), Albi. This hotel is located in centre of town, just one minute walking from the main sights.
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.

On the last day you will get a transfer back to Albi. You will be walking along the slopes of the meandering Tarn River at Ambialet.


Brousse-le-Chateau

  • Lovely villages on your way like 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.
  • After St. Rome-de-Tarn the geology changes and you'll enjoy the vegetation of the limestone scenerywith lots of orchids in May-June.
  • Altitude: 200 - 600m
  • 95 % walking on footpaths.

















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

Hotels H33 Albi-Millau
short walks. plus packages.
8 days 9 days 10 days 11 days
Albi ** B & B d 1 d 1 d 1 d 1
Ambialet *** DBB pool d 2
16 or 12 km
d 2
16 or 12 km
d 2
16 or 12 km
d 2
16 or 12 km
Villeneuve sur Tarn ** DBB pool d 3
15 km
d 3
15 km
d 3
15 km
d 3
15 km
Plaisance *** pool DBB d 4
11 km
d 4
11 km
d 4
11 km
d 4
11 km
Brousse-le-Château** DBB d 5
11 or 18 km
d 5
11 or 18 km
d 5
11 or 18 km
d 5
11 or 18 km
Ayssènes
** DBB
d 6
11 or 17 km
d 6
11 or 17 km
d 6
11 or 17 km
d 6
11 or 17 km
Viala du Tarn *** B & B d 7
13 or 15 km
Along the Tarn River valley to Candas
20 km. Elevation gains: 200m.
d 7
20 km
d 7
20 km
d 8
12 of 17 km
Castelnau Pégayrols
*** DBB pool
d 8
12,
15 or 19 km
d 9
12,
15 or 19 km
Millau ***
Hotel Lacapelle
d 7
15 or 21 km
d 8
15 or 21 km
d 9
15 or 20 km
d 10
15 or 20 km
Leave after breakfast d 8 d 9 d 10 d 11




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H33-AM light *PLUS*
packages
Basic rate in € p.p. in double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps and written route instructions included.
2021 B & B's Dinners Basic rate p.p.:
2p sharing room
Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
8 days 7 5 € 888 € 9 € 275
9 days 8 6 € 1013 € 14 € 330
10 days 9 7 € 1116 € 14 € 367
11 days 10 8 € 1210 € 15 € 399

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Suppl.
single
room
Albi Les Pasrteliers B & B** yes no € 56 € 3 € 45
Ambialet *** pool yes yes € 74 € 0 € 43
Plaisance ***pool yes yes € 90 € 0 € 48
Candas, Le Clos des Oeiladdes ***
zwembad / SPA
yes yes € 79 € 5 € 53
Castelnau Pégayrols
Rouviaguet
**/*** pool
yes yes € 58 € 0 € 35
Millau *** Hotel La Capelle yes yes € 42 € 4 € 31
  • Not included: Lunches.

  • Solo packages: add 62% to "basic rate p.p. double sharing room" (single room suppl. included; not included suppl. July/Aug and bike rental).


 
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H33AM short stages
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Parties of 3 persons :   8 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 12 % p.p.
Parties of 5 persons : 13 % p.p.
Parties of 6 persons : 14 % p.p.
Parties of 7 persons : 15 % p.p.
Parties of 8 persons : 16 % p.p.


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The walks Albi-Millau H33AM-stnd
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 loops (If you book an extra night here)
There are a couple of circular routes around Ambialet, including a walk along quiet country lanes and tracks to the north-east of Ambialet, which affords good views. Alternatively, enjoy a short stroll to the village's 11th century priory before relaxing by the hotel's outdoor pool or on the terrace overlooking the river. Pool
Elevation gains: 50+/-, 200+/- and 300+/-

3, 5 and 12 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 (***  pool), Plaisance Aveyron. A small auberge converted from a handsome 18th century stone building, with indoor pool and terrace overlooking the river.

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 run by the same family for several generations and its restaurant, popular with the locals.
Elevation gains 200+ and 400m-

11 km

Brousse-le-Château- Ayssènes

On the North bank with splendid views on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 200m+ and 200m-
Accommodation: 2** guesthouse-restaurant
Possibility of canoe trip in July and August on the way to Le Truel in Broquiès.
Transfer included from La Jourdanie to Ayssènes or from Brousse to La Jourdanie

11 km

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

15 or 21 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

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

Elevation loss: -200m
Accommodation: *** Hotel La Capelle.

15 or 20 km

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