Walking Holiday Albi - Millau. Long Walks in Tarn Valley
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Vallée de l'Amitiée Haute Vallée du Tarn, Gorges des Raspes.
The walk starts in Albi and ends in Millau. You can go back to Albi by bus.
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.
Terrain: riverside tracks and woodland paths
This "plus" package is also available as a standard** or superior*** package:
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, southern town along the Tarn river in the "midi". 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.
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|Hotels and schedule W35 plus package||6 days||7 days||8 days||9 days|
|Albi ** B & B hotel||d 1||d 1||d 1||d 1|
|Ambialet *** dinner, B & B, pool||d 2||d 2||d 2||d 2|
|Plaisance *** dinner, B & B, pool||d 3||d 3||d 3||d 3|
|Brousse-le-Château** diner, L & O||d 4||d 4||d 4||d 4|
|St. Affrique *** dinner, B & B, pool ( Transfer to St.Izaire or le Cambon)||d 5||d 5||d 5||d 5|
|St. Rome-de-Tarn *** dinner, B & B, pool||d 6||d 6|
*** dinner, B & B, pool
|Château de Creissels ****
dinner, B & B, pool
|d 6||d 7||d 8|
|Leave after breakfast||d 6||d 7||d 8||d 9|
Day stages with longer walks of max 24 km. Walking grade 3 (of 7).
|Albi - Marsal - 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. 16 or 23 km
|Ambialet - Plaisance (Transfer to Villeneuve possible). Walking to Plaisance
Walk onto the plateau where you get panoramic views at Cevennes mountains. The route leads across rolling countryside of open fields and woodland. Then you will foolow the River Rance to Plaisance. In Plaisance a Roman church. Your hotel is a beautiful manoir nicely restored by its German owner.
Accommodation: Les Magnolias (***, pool).
Elevation gains 200+
16 or 26 km
|Plaisance - Brousse-le-Château. 19 km Walking to Brousse-le-Château
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 (**), 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-uisine
|Brousse-le-Château - St.Izaire - St.Affrique.
Transfer to St.Izaire fpr a walk of 22 km or to le Camboin for a walk of 16
On the North bank with splendid views on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 200m+ and 200m- Accommodation: ** hotel in nice small town at Sorgues river.
Brousse-le-Château - Ayssènes
with transfer to Broquiès
if you want to do some light canoeing. 16 or 22 km
|Brousse-le-Château - Ayssènes
On the Northern bank in the Gorges of the the Raspes du Tarnwith splendid views on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Lacaune Mountains.
Elevation gains: 400m+ and 200m-
Accommodation: ** hotel. 22 or 28 km
|St.Affrique - St. Rome de Tarn
On the South bank with splendid panoramas on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 200m+ and 200m-
Accommodation: ** hotel with pool. Possibility of canoe trip in July and August. 15 or 18 km
|St. Rome de Tarn - Castelnau Pégayrols
On the North bank with splendid panaoramas on the Grands Causses Nature park and the Cevennes Mountains.
Elevation gains: 400m+
Accommodation: ** hotel with pool at river side.Possibility of canoe trip in July and August. 17 or 23 km
- Creissels or Millau.
In the footsteps (fossiled) of dinosaurs you walk towards the Viaduct of Millau and down to Millau at the Tarn.
Elevation gains: -400m + and 100m-
Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool. 19 km
|St. Rome-de-Tarn - Creissels
Walk along the river bank and under the Millau viaduct to Millau and the waterfall of Creissels.
Elevation gains: 100m+ and 100-
7d package transfer to St.Rome de Tarn or St.Georges de Luzenéén
Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool. 22 km
|H35-AM long walks
|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
|6 days||5||4||€ 690||€ 9||€ 223|
|7 days||6||5||€ 866||€ 16||€ 288|
|8 days||7||6||€ 975||€ 22||€ 335|
|9 days||8||7||€ 1088||€ 22||€ 372|
|Extra nights||B & B||Dinner||Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room||Supplement
|Albi St.Clair B & B**||yes||no||€ 53||€ 0||€ 43|
|Plaisance *** pool||yes||yes||€ 90||€ 0||€ 48|
|St. Affrique *** pool||yes||yes||€ 77||€ 0||€ 51|
|St. Rome-de-Tarn *** pool||yes||yes||€ 83||€ 5||€ 45|
|yes||yes||€ 60||€ 1||€ 37|
Château de Creissels **** pool
|yes||no||€ 102||€ 0||€ 61|
|Discount p.p. for small groups and families
H35c -plus Long stages
See terms and conditions of group discounts
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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