LB2ALBI Albi and the Bastides Albigeoises 7DAYS/6NIGHTS
A route that allows you to discover the beautiful city of Albi as well as some of the "most beautiful villages of France", pass by lovely medieval houses, across plateaus, through forests, vineyards and wheat fields, take paths along the cliffs bordering the gorges of the Aveyron.
Also called the "Bastides Albigeoises" built on impressive headlands and defying the laws of gravity, these fortified villages, today among those classified as "Most Beautiful Villages of France" are Bruniquel, Penne, Puycelci, Castelnau de Montmirail and Cordes-sur-Ciel. They all have a unique heritage ...
From one village to another, the old paths will also lead you to discover the Aveyron gorges, the expanses of Causse, the vineyards of Gailliac, the forest of Grésigne and, at the top of the cliffs, views that are truly breathtaking ...
Daily departure from April to Mid-November.
Day 1- Albi or Cordes
Discover the beautiful town of Albi and stay overnight or Cordes depending on the option.
Day 2- Cordes – Vaour (5.30 hours walk)
Transfer from Albi walk from Cordes to Vaour and its Templar Commandery, by the Chateau de la Prune, Roussayrolles and the Dolmen.
Day 3 – Vaour –Bruniquel (6hours walk)
The troglodyte caves of the Suquets trail, the village of Penne on its peak, and the gorges of the Aveyron.
Day 4 – Castelnau de Montmiral –Puycelci (4hours walk)
Hike along the ancient mule tracks overlooking the valley, which lead to the famous forest of Grésigne and to Puycelci. (6 hours walk)
Day 5 – Puycelci – Castelanu de Montmiral (6 hours walk)
Along the river Vere, arrive in Castelnau de Montmiral, fortified city.
Day 6 – Castelnau de Montmiral – Cordes (6 hours walk)
Hike through the Gaillac vineyards to Cordes, jewel of civil Gothic art
Day 7 - Cordes (3.30 hours walk)
Scenic loop around Cordes by the “chemin des pigeonniers”.
End of trip in Cordes or transfer to Albi.
Prices based on 2 people walking together
|Twin share per person||$1268.40||$1098.72|
* If you drive possibility of going directly to Cordes for the first night, end of tour will be Cordes.
- 6 nights accommodation (1 night in a hotel ***, 2 nights in a hotel** and 3 nights in guesthouses).
- 6 breakfasts
- 5 dinners from day 2 to 6
- Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
- Luggage transportation
- Topoguide book and 2 maps
- Transportation fees to and from the walk area
- Insurance (strongly recommended on all trips)
- Transfers except those mentioned above
- Entrance fees
- Additional meals
– Personal expenses