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The Full French Way of St James

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The Full French Way of St James - UTracks
The Full French Way of St James - UTracks
Starts
Le Puy En Velay
+23 Destinations
Southern France
Ends
Saint Jean Pied de Port
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Highlights

Start in Le Puy En Velay and end in Saint Jean Pied de Port! With the self-guided tour The Full French Way of St James, you have a 40 day tour package taking you through Le Puy En Velay, France and 24 other destinations in France. The Full French Way of St James is a small group tour that includes more.
Age range
2 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
15
Travel style
Self-Guided, Discovery
  • Ron Hankins's review about another UTracks tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    We were not given a GPS as advrtised and had to rely on printed maps and directions which were confusing. I had to use my cell for map assistance at additional expense for me. The wrong maps were provided for the last 2 days and we had to have hotel staff... Read more

  • Shaun McMullen's review about another UTracks tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour that was supplemented by a varied group of hikers who got on well. Great option if you only have a week as it doesn't do the full route. A couple of bus legs.

  • Saskia Ammon's review about another UTracks tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    we did the 8 days counter clockwise, self-guided tour. the information provided by tour radar / Renee has been excellent. transportation of the bags went smoothly. the day hikes have been fantastic, yet some days have been rather long (day 3 (33km) & 4)... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Le Puy-en-Velay
  2. Day 2: Walk to St-Privat-d'Allier (5-6hrs, 23km/14.3mi)
  3. Day 3: Descend the gorges of Allier to Saugues (4-5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  4. Day 4: Walk across the Margeride plateau to St Alban (7 or 8hrs, 26 or 29km/16.1 or 18mi)
  5. Day 5: Descend into the Truyère valley and on to Aumont-Aubrac (6 or 5hrs, 20km/12.4mi or 17km/10.5mi)
  6. Day 6: Walk to Recoules-d'Aubrac or Nasbinals (7.5hrs, 26.5km/16.5mi)
  7. Day 7: To St-Chely-d'Aubrac (5 or 4hrs, 20km/12.4mi or 17km/10.5mi)
  8. Day 8: To St-Come d'Olt or Espalion (4 or 5hrs, 16km/9.9mi or 22km/13.6mi)
  9. Day 9: To Estaing (5 or 3hrs, 20.5km/12.7mi or 11km/6.8mi)
  10. Day 10: To Golinhac (4hrs, 16km/10mi)
  11. Day 11: To Conques (5-6hrs, 21km/13mi)
  12. Day 12: Rest day in Conques
  13. Day 13: To Livinhac or Decazeville (6 or 5hrs, 24km/14.9mi or 20km/12.4mi)
  14. Day 14: To Figeac (7 or 8hrs, 25.5km/15.8mi or 29.5km/18.3mi)
  15. Day 15: Walk to Gréalou (5hrs, 20.5km/12.7mi)
  16. Day 16: Continue to the pretty medieval town of Cajarc (4hrs, 11km/6.9mi)
  17. Day 17: To Limogne (5hrs, 18km/11.2mi)
  18. Day 18: Walk to the truffle town of Lalbenque (7hrs, 23km/14.2mi)
  19. Day 19: Walk to Cahors (5hrs, 18km/11.2mi)
  20. Day 20: Walk to Lascabanes (6.5hrs, 25km/15.5mi)
  21. Day 21: Continue pilgrimage to Lauzerte (5.5hrs, 23km/14.3mi)
  22. Day 22: Walk to Moissac (7hrs, 24.5km/15.2mi)
  23. Day 23: To Auvillar with its interesting medieval circular market (6hrs, 21km/13mi)
  24. Day 24: To Miradoux (5hrs, 17.5km/10.9mi)
  25. Day 25: Walk to Lectoure (4hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  26. Day 26: Walk to La Romieu (5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  27. Day 27: Continue to the Armagnac town of Condom (4hrs, 16km/10mi)
  28. Day 28: Walk to Montréal with its arcade lined central square (5hrs, 17km/10.5mi)
  29. Day 29: To the Roman town of Eauze (5hrs, 16km/10mi)
  30. Day 30: Pass walnut groves to Nogaro or Arblade-le-Haut (6hrs, 20km or 23.5/12.4 or 14.6mi)
  31. Day 31: Walk to Aire sur l'Adour (7.5 or 8hrs, 24 or 28km/14.9 or 17.3mi)
  32. Day 32: Walk to Arzacq (9.5hrs, 34km/21mi)
  33. Day 33: Continue to Pomps via small churches and a pilgrims hospital (6hrs, 21km/13mi)
  34. Day 34: To Maslacq (6.5hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  35. Day 35: Continue walk to Navarrenx (6hrs, 22km/13.7mi)
  36. Day 36: Through fields and past small villages to Lichos (4hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  37. Day 37: Walk to St Palais (6hrs, 23km/14.3mi)
  38. Day 38: To Larceveau or Ostabat (3 or 4.5hrs, 11km/6.8mi or 15km/9.3mi)
  39. Day 39: To St Jean Pied de Port (6 or 5hrs, 19km/11.8mi or 23km/14.3mi)
  40. Day 40: Trip concludes

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 499 km.
  • Le Puy En Velay (France)
  • 17 km
  • Saint-Privat-d'Allier (France)
  • 11 km
  • Saugues (France)
  • 34 km
  • Aumont Aubrac (France)
  • 20 km
  • Nasbinals (France)
  • 13 km
  • Saint-Chely-d'Aubrac (France)
  • 15 km
  • Espalion (France)
  • 8 km
  • Estaing (France)
  • 9 km
  • Golinhac (France)
  • 15 km
  • Conques (France)
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