13 days/12 nights, with 11 days walking

Any start date between May 1 and September 15

13 to 24 km daily (7 to 14 miles), averaging 18.5 km (11.5 miles)

This trip is suited to experienced hikers

On most days there are climbs and descents which can be steep and require caution if the weather is wet

Classic Accommodation:   US$1860              
Single suppl. classic: US$890      

  • 12 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers

The tour starts in the town of Le Puy-en-Velay, located about 360 km south of Paris.

There are several trains every day from Paris. The trip takes around six hours and usually requires at least one change.

You depart from the tour area by way of Rodez where you can connect to trains to Paris or other destinations.

Randonnée Tours


Chemin St. Jacques Hiking
13 Days

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who, for over a thousand years, travelled through France on their way to the shrine of the Apostle James the Elder at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Follow the Grande Randonnée (GR) 65, a long distance walking path, to travel the first 200 km of the Way of St. James from Le Puy to Conques. Cross the rugged countryside of the Auvergne and the Massif Central, through picturesque towns and past the roadside crosses, chapels, and looming fortresses that marked the way for the faithful in centuries past.


Hotel du Parc,

Le Puy en Velay

Overlooking a magnificent garden, the 3-star Hotel du Parc , offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities.

Hotel de la Vieille Auberge,

Saint Privat d’Allier

This small,  traditional hotel boasts beautiful views on the “gorges”.

The restaurant offers wonderful regional specialties.

Relais st Roch – Chateau de la Chastre,

Saint Alban sur Limagnole

Christian Chavignon has made this 19th century residence a haven of peace and tranquility.

The service is warm and the rooms are charming and relaxing.The restaurant "la Petite Maison", provides generous, authentic dishes.

Hotel Prouheze,

Aumont d’Aubrac

This 3-star hotel has comfortable rooms equipped with all modern amenities.

Auberge la Maison de Rosalie,


The Auberge de la Maison Rosalie is an unpretentious 2-star hotel with modern facilities.  It serves a simple ‘menu du jour’ to its hotel guests.

Hotel des Voyageurs,

Saint Chely d’Aubrac

The Hotel des Voyageurs has bright and cheerful rooms.

The hotel has been in the same family for four generations, and the restaurant offers delicious regional specialties.

Le Jardin d'Eliane,

Saint Côme d’Olt

Le Jardin d’Eliane is located in one of the most beautiful villages in France. The hotel has a private garden and swimming pool which is perfect for relaxation after a nice hike.

Aux Armes d’Estaing,


The Hotel Aux Armes d’Estaing is a very good hotel overlooking the Lot valley. The large dining room has a fine stone fireplace in which the chef cooks a range of regional specialities.

Hotel de la Vallee,


This small hotel, owned by the family Marragou, offers a warm welcome.

The hotel has a pleasant restaurant and bar.

Auberge de Saint Jacques,


Located in the heart of the medieval village and just in front of the famous Abbey Sainte Foy, this 2-star hotel has a very good restaurant with regional specialties.


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