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Walking Holiday Albi - Millau. Long Walks in Tarn Valley

Daily walks 16 -24 km

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

A 7 or 8 days walk with long walks through the friendly Valley of the Tarn.
These walks are hotel basedhikes for experienced walkers.

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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.

vallee du tarn

Terrain: riverside tracks and woodland paths
Daily stages up to 24 km with bags transfer.
Altitude: 200 - 600m
Hotels: 2** and 3*** hotels (standard & plus packages).
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.

walking holiday from Albi

ALBI is a beautiful, midi (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.

The valley near Brousse-le-Château

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Packages Day stages Prices

Hotels and schedule H35d superior package 7 days 8 days
Albi *** B & B hotel d 1 d 1
Ambialet *** dinner, B & B, pool d 2 d 2
Plaisance *** dinner, B & B, pool d 3 d 3
Brousse-le-Château** dinner,-B & B d 4 d 4
St. Affrique **** dinner,-B & B, pool d 5 d 5
St. Rome-de-Tarn *** dinner-B & B, pool d 6
Château de Creissels ****
dinner, B & B, pool
d 6 d 7
Leave after breakfast d 7 d 8
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Tracks H35-superior
Day stages with longer of max 22 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.

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. Elevation gains 200+ and 400m-

Transfer to Melvieu
Accommodation: The guesthouse of Nadine Carrat for a superb welcome

19 km

St. Rome-de-Tarn - St. Affrique.
Through the avant causses st-affricain walk to the nice little town of St. Affrique in center of the regionale nature park of the Grands Causses.
Elevation gains: 200m+ and 300m- Accommodation: *** hotel with a SPA in nice small town at Sorgues river.

16 or 22 km

St. Affrique. Transfer to St.Georges de Luzenéén, 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.

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-

Accommodation: *** hotel with a pool.

22 km

Packages Day stages Prices

H35-AM long walks Superior***
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
July-Aug. p.p.
1-person room
7 days 6 4 € 1023 € 41 € 396
8 days 7 5 € 1126 € 43 € 440
9 days 8 6 € 1256 € 44 € 494

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room Supplement
July-Aug. p.p.
single room
Albi Hotel Saint Antoine **** yes no € 83 € 0 € 67
Plaisance *** pool yes yes € 91 € 0 € 49
St. Affrique
Le 1837 **** pool-SPA
yes yes € 108 € 0 € 96
St. Rome-de-Tarn *** pool yes yes € 88 € 5 € 50
Château de Creissels **** pool yes no € 125 € 0 € 86

  • SOLO : Add 66 % to basic rate (1p-room included)

  • Not included: Lunches.

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Discount p.p. for small groups and families
H35d Long stages
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Parties of 3 persons :   7 % p.p.
Parties of 4 persons : 10 % 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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