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
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.
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|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|
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
|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
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
|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
|7 days||6||4||€ 1023||€ 41||€ 396|
|8 days||7||5||€ 1126||€ 43||€ 440|
|9 days||8||6||€ 1256||€ 44||€ 494|
|Extra nights||B & B||Dinner||Rate p.p. 2 p sharing room||Supplement
|Albi Hotel Saint Antoine ****||yes||no||€ 83||€ 0||€ 67|
|Plaisance *** pool||yes||yes||€ 91||€ 0||€ 49|
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|
|Discount p.p. for small groups and families
H35d Long stages
See terms and conditions of group discounts
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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