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Stevenson's Trail Complete

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14 Days & 13 Nights
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Stevenson's Trail Complete

  • Walk village to village through exceptionally tranquil landscapes on the Stevenson's Trail
  • The Cevenne National Park, a maze of deep valleys with forested slopes and winding rivers
  • Ancient narrow and cobbled streets of Le Puy en Velay, a World UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Fields of colourful wildflowers, outstanding vistas and off-the-beaten-path rural trails
  • Picnic lunches of crusty baguette, local cheeses and a full-bodied vin rouge
This fascinating journey on the Stevenson's Trail located deep in the heart of rural south-west France, takes you through delightfully unspoiled countryside and to the Cévennes National Park. In September 1878, the young Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, departed on an epic trek which he immortalized in the classic book, ‘Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes’. You can now recreate his literary journey in a lot more comfort and, if you choose, more company than just one donkey, although this tour is also perfect for solo walkers. Stay in charming small villages and towns, eat the gastronomy of the region and sample the delicious locally-grown wine. Practice your French as you greet the locals with a hearty "bonjour" and walk on trails so tranquil that the singing of the birds is especially well-defined.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Le Puy-en-Velay and overnight Day 2 Walk Le Puy-en-Velay to Le Monastier Sur Gazeille 12 miles / 19 km Day 3 Walk Le Monastier to Le Bouchet St Nicolas 15 miles / 24 km Day 4 Walk Le Bouchet St Nicolas to Langogne 17 miles / 27 km Day 5 Walk Langogne to Cheylard L'Eveque 10 miles / 16 km Day 6 Walk Cheylard L'Eveque to La Bastide Puylaurent 16 miles / 26 km Day 7 Walk La Bastide Puylaurent to Chasserades 8 miles / 12 km Day 8 Walk Chasserades to Le Bleymard 11 miles / 17 km Day 9 Walk Le Bleymard to Pont de Montvert 12 miles / 19 km Day 10 Walk Pont de Montvert to Florac 17 miles / 28 km Day 11 Walk Florac to Cassagnas 12 miles / 19 km Day 12 Walk Cassagnas to St Etienne Valle Francaise 16 miles / 26 km Day 13 Walk St Etienne Valle Francaise to St Jean du Gard 8 miles / 12 km Day 14 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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