Saint-James way -Acte 1 from le Puy to Nasbinals

Saint-James way -Acte 1 from le Puy to Nasbinals 7 days
From 600 € *
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Distance: 118km
  • Level: Medium

Go for a walk and enjoy the first stage of he pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago – Le Puy – Nasbinals. Take it easy with L’Autre Chemin and enjoy your walking tour  in an all inclusive version (accommodation, half-board, luggage transport depending on the chosen option and return to Puy-en-Velay included!)

Experience a total immersion in the world of pilgrimage … A wilderness hike between Le Puy-en-Velay – Haute-Loire and Nasbinals – Aubrac. A hike out of time, in millenary traces … Ultreïa and buen camino!

A little extra: The Agency The Other Way is located 10 minutes from Puy-en-Velay, this allows us to offer a close relationship and a good experience of the Camino.

Ultreïa and buen camino!

  • Dénivelé +2930 m 
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Regular walker 5 to 6 hours of walking per day
  • As a family: Children from 14 years old (used to walking)
  • Reception in guest rooms or hotels (personal room, no dormitories)
  • Prices (Expressed per person on an occupancy based on 2 people):

The Saint-James way- Act 1
from Le Puy to Montgros / Nasbinals

Tarif / pers.

Your trek on half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag / pers. Maxi +13kg) included
Journey back St-Jean du Gard to Le Puy included
Digital travel book and Topoguide included
Phone assistance included

€670 / pers.
Backpacking option -€45/ pers
No journey back to Le Puy -€25 / pers
Single room +€200

* Except the Puy-en-Velay stage is proposed in B& B option.
Administrative fees: €10 / pers


The advantages of your stay:

  • You travel freely and follow the travel diary provided
  • Your stops are organized in guest-houses or family hotels offering comfort, discovery, authenticity and a change of scenery.
  • Your luggage is delivered at each stage (1 bag maximum 13kg / person – You pack only what is strictly necessary for your day – Luggage is taken care of in the mornings at 8 am
  • Your return to the starting point is assured by minibus


  • Day after day

    Please note that every stopover is given as an indication and may be modified according to the availability of accommodation 

    Day 1: Your arrival in Le Puy-en-Velay

    Discover the city and its secret street. the Cathedral, starting-point of the Saint-James way. During the evening from May to September have a look on the magnificent Puy de Lumières show.
    To do, to see :

    • Le Puy-en-Velay
    > The Cathedral
    > The visit of Notre-Dame de France
    > The Saint-Michel Chapel
    > The little streets of the old town
    > L'Hôtel-Dieu and its exhibitions
    > Lace teaching center
    > The Henry Vinay park

    Day 2 : Le Puy-en-Velay - Saint- Privat d'Allier - 24km - D+650m - 6H

    Ultreïa, walk on Saint-James Way. Your first kilometers on the trail, you feel free within nature landscapes.

    To do, to see :

    • Saint-Christophe sur Dolaison
    > The XIth century church
    > The Castle (private property)
    > The view on Dolaizon valley

    • Seneujols (with a slight detour)
    > Dolmen

    • Montbonnet
    >The gorgeous St-Roch church

    • Saint-Privat d’Allier
    > Horse-riding
    > The Castle
    > The Prieuré

    Day 3 : Saint-Privat d'Allier - Saugues - 20 km - D+ 655m - 5H

    Take it easy to climb the Gorges of the valley of the Allier, hard but how beautiful!

    Option: You prefer to ride longer the first day, L'Autre Chemin proposes you to gather the route of day 1 & 2 with a first stage of 51km with 1200m of uneven - See extra & services

    To do, to see :

    • Sauges
    > The English Tower
    > The Gevaudan beast muséum
    > Biological swimming

    • La Clauze
    > The tower

    Day 4 : Saugues - Les Faux (St-Alban) - 26km - D+ 670m - 7h

    The Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela (GR65) offers breathtaking landscapes of Margeride! Soon you will leave the Haute-Loire to walk now in Lozère.

    To do, to see :

    • La Clauze
    > The tower

    > Le Domaine du Sauvage
    > The Saint-Roch Chapel

    • Saint-Alban-sur-Limangole
    > The Castle of saint-Alban
    > The church

    Day 5 : Les Faux (St-Alban) - AUMONT-AUBRAC - 21KM - D+455m - 5H15

    You drive through breathtaking landscapes in Margeride and soon you leave the Haute-Loire to enter the Lozère... From the Margeride to the Aubrac.
    Discover on your route the Domaine du Sauvage, Saint-Alban Limagnole to reach Aumont-Aubrac. The "Chemin", the electric bike carries you quietly!

    To do, to see :

    > The Domaine of Sauvage
    > The Hospitalet of Sauvage
    > The Saint-Roch chapel

    • Saint-Alan Limangole
    > The scenovision - Mad of Margeride
    > The European Bison Reserve
    > The Castle of Saint-Alaban
    > The Church
    > The typical landscapes of Aubrac
    > Aubrac cows
    > Taste the Aligot

    • Aumont-Aubrac
    > The House of the Priory
    > The church of Saint-Etienne

    Day 6 : AUMONT-AUBRAC - Montgros / NASBINALS - 26KM - D+500m - 6H30

    The path takes you into the Aubrac offering landscapes as far as the eye can see, burons, water. Everything is there, you walk in a real postcard. Before reaching Nasbinals, take a beautiful bridge over the river Bès.

    to do, to see :

    • La Chaze de Peyre
    > The church

    • Rieutord d'Aubrac
    > The village

    • Nasbinals
    >The village and its architecture
    >the roman church
    > The Bès river

    Day 7 : Your return to Le Puy-en-Velay

    A journey back to Le Puy-en-Velay with a shuttle, the opportunity to see all landscapes you walk on !

  • Extras and services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

    Lone traveler?

    L’Autre Chemin offers quality accommodation in a single room with a supplement: + €200

    If you want to hike and carry your bag

    If you want to carry your backpack, get a reduction of € 45 on your trip.

    If you don’t want to take the shuttle back to Le Puy

    If you do not want to take advantage of transport from Chasseradès to Le Puy, get a reduction of € 25 on your trip.

    The step book

    A real passport to stamp (Credanciale) at every stage of the way. We offer as an option the stage book which will be a nice souvenir of the Saint-James Trail.

    Price: € 7 / stopover book when booking your stay

    Additional travel notebook and Topoguide

    We provide 1 Topoguide for 4 travelers. If you want an additional travel notebook and Topoguide: +20€

    You travel with friends or family?

    If you want to make the trail in a group & share your room with your teammates is not a problem for you, consult us to obtain the best rate corresponding to your needs.

  • Accommodation

    L’Autre Chemin has teamed up with a selection of guesthouses and small, traditional hotels to ensure that every stopover is an opportunity to learn about the architecture, lifestyle, gastronomy and local people of this region.

    Example of accommodation on the Camino

    L’Oustal Parent

    Chez Camillou

  • Price info

    Price includes: 

    • Accommodation on half-board in a twin, double, triple bedroom (except in le Puy-en-Velay on B&B basis)
    • French holiday tax,  
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag / pers weighing 13kg max.) to every stopover
    • The journey back in a bus to Le Puy.
    • The St-James way travel book and digital self-guiding solution
    • Telephone assistance

    Extras : 

    • No bag transfer
    • No journey back to the starting point
    • Single room
    • Start your trek from le Monastier
    • Additional travel book

    Price do not includes:

    • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
    • Any meals non-included in the selected option, drinks, spending money,
    • Any optional visits or activities,
    • Agency fees : €10 / traveller
    • Car Parking
    • And all is not mentioned in “this price includes”